Simple Beauty – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Hello again Lulu Art!
Have you taken a look at the New Dina Wakley products that Kylie has in store yet?… seriously AMAZING!

So I thought I would have a play

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The new square 6×6 watercolour journal and the new pastel paint range are both so easy to use with the existing bright heavy body acrylic range… I started the page with one of Dina’s stencils called ‘Wallpaper’

Next, I cracked open a favourite… the Collage Collective collage book….

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If you love Dina’s work, you will not be disappointed with this journal fodder. Be warned though…the only thing you may have trouble with is actually cutting it up, as this collage book is beautiful just as it is!! – (I had to have one for keeps and one for using with this one!! )

Hope you have fun having a quick flick through during the video!
Full list of supplies used follows the blog

Enjoy watching!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – white journal 6×6
– heavy body acrylic paint – PASTELS
– heavy body acrylic paint – BRIGHTS
– Wallpaper stencil
– Scribble Sticks – SET 1 & SET 2
– also PASTEL set (NEW)
– COLLAGE COLLECTIVE collage paper
Liquitex – white gesso
– matte medium
Sponge It sponges
Tim Holtz – Small talk stickers

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Feather Journal Cover

Hello there gorgeous people!  I am sooooooo excited to share today’s project with you –  I’m going decorate a Travelers Notebook insert cover and add a little extra strength to the cover so it holds up over time.  This is what I’ll be showing you how to make – a Travelers Notebook cover with a galaxy feather design – using yummy products from the Lulu Art store of course.

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Now I know not everyone likes to watch video’s on how to step-by-step pages so I have both a video and written instructions on how to make this yourself!

Step 1

Add fabric bookbinding tape to the spine to add strength, then tear vintage papers into pieces and glue onto the journal cover using Matt Medium – be generous, as this will add strength to the fragile vintage papers.
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Step 2

Once dry, add words to the spine with Archival inks and a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Traveler.  Using the foam mini ink applicator gently add ink to the edges to enhance the vintage look.

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Step 3

Using the same Archival inks add some random stamping to the background to add a little pattern.

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Step 4

Use the Vintage Pastel Watercolour set from Prima to add some sheer and soft colour to the background and you can even disguise some of the text as there are 2 colours in the set almost the exact shades of vintage paper – swoon!

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Step 5

Add Prima’s Art Alchemy paints in Blackberry, Rich Turquoise, Pink Blush, Wild Fuschia, Pure Sunshine, Crocus Fields and Frozen Berries through the feather stencil – blend the colours a little and add in a semi ‘banded’ pattern – I created my colour bands horizontally going up the design with my palest or brightest colours in the middle and the darkest colours at the top and bottom.

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Step 6

Partially cover the painted design using Paynes Grey so that there are flecks of colour peeking through the darker paint.

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Step 7

Finish your Journal cover with a hint of lightness by adding splashes of white Sharpie paint marker to mimic stars in the night sky and adding a hint of metallic shimmer by outlining your design in gold acrylic paint.

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Add a word of your choice either in coordinating colours (use the same paints to colour it) or a contrasting colour for pop.

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SUPPLIES

From Lulu Art of course!

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  • American Crafts Thickers: Wander
  • Fabric Book Binding Tape
  • 49 & Market Stamps: Captured Adventures

I hope you have enjoyed this simple idea combining loads of my favourite supplies and one or 2 new ones!

Kate

Flower Girl – Mixed Media Art Journal page

IMG_20190425_213052 (1)Always great to be back at Lulu Art! I hope everyone has been able to find some arty time in the last month?

Today I wanted to showcase Kylie’s fabulous face stencils from Artistcellar. I chose the 3/4 face ‘JOY’ for this small art journal page. These face stencils make journaling faces so quick and easy… more time for journaling and less time for stessing about face math and getting my proportions correct. Kylie has done almost all the work for you… yay!

I am also using some of StudioLight’s, Art by Marlene Signature Collection 3.0 in this video aswell… the texture plate and the HANDY size small journal. This collection will be coming to Lulu Art very soon… so keep your eye out for all the new goodies!

But that is not all… Darkroom Door’s great polka dot stencil, Dina Wakley Media – new colours and Prismacolor pencils get a work out as well.

So I hope you enjoy watching what I get up to this month.

Full list of all the supplies will follow this post.

Have fun watching!

Enjoy!

Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Kylie Fowler Face Stencils – ARTISTCELLAR – Joy (3/4 face)
Dina Wakley Media
– Pastel (heather & carnation) and regular heavy body acrylic paints
StudioLight – Art by Marlene Signature Collection 3.0
– Floral texture plate
– small HANDY size journal
Darkroom Door – polka dot stencil
Sharpie white water-based paint pen
Prismacolor pencils
Liquitex gesso – white
Art sponges
Water soluble oil pastels – Neocolor2 or Portfolio
Tim Holtz – small talk sentiment stickers
Speedball brayer
Ceramcoat – Santa’s flesh acrylic craft paint

Tim Holtz Floral Bouquet Card

Hello gorgeous Lulu Art fans!  Today I’m going to show you how to make this super pretty card that uses just one stamp, plus a bunch of beautiful products and techniques to really turn it into something special.   I’ll be combining products from Ranger, Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) and Jane Davenport and I can’t wait to show you how to make this for yourself.

I’ll show you quickly how I coloured the flowers, but what I really want to show you is how to create that yummy vintage toned background!  Start by stamping the large Glorious Bouquet stamp onto XPress-It Blending card using Paris Dusk Memento ink – stamp 2 images – one as the base and one to cut up.

Color Images using Alcohol ink markers I used colors from Jane Davenport.  Keep the coloring simple, the stamp is very busy so you will need to use what’s already there color-wise as a guide and leave lots of white space on the flowers.  I used a very simple beginners technique – layering colours.  Start with the lightest colour all over, then add mid tones and finally your darkest colour just where it’s darkest on the original stamped image.  You can see this in the video below.

 

Now to create that super yummy vintage toned background for the card

This is the step where your card becomes to come together and take on a real old world vintage feel.

Begin by cutting the card background to size and then create a border by adding Archival ink in Pale Ochre over a stencil – just around the edges – using archival ink means this particular colour and design won’t budge!

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Add Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink over all the white areas of the background card using a foam applicator – you can even add this over the smaller flowers (very lightly), then add a little of the Antique Linen Distress Ink (just to darken the colour), once the white space is filled in then use a darker Distress ink (gathered Twigs) to edge the card.

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Add a little colour to the background using Distress Oxides in Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen and Shaded Lilac through the splatter stencil – add one colour at a time.

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Spritz the music note stencil with water and then press the wet stencil over your coloured card background, leave for a few seconds.

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Then blot the card with a paper towel to remove the water and reveal the bleached design.

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Next use Jane Davenport Magic Wand pencils to add depth and dimension to your stamped and coloured images by adding color to the white areas and black (or dark blue) to the shadows.  This will help lift some of the designs from the background and make other sections fade to the back.  Use double-sided foam tape to add the cut out flowers and leaves on top of the stamped background.

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Finish the card by mounting onto coordinating colours of backing card, add mini beads and a little glitter (stickles or Finnabair) and add an embossed chipboard word.  When the stamped design is this busy it’s best to keep the embellishments simple.IMG_4550

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SUPPLIES

All from Lulu Art of course!

Believe – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Wow! April is almost here… 2019 is flying by! Makes the time that I spend creating all the more precious.

I had super fun this month, really enjoying the end results of my page.

I started with Dina Wakley Media – wallpaper – stencil in fuschia on a tangerine background. I then collaged a fab napkin that I had found with gold foil spots.

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Next, I had a play with some texture paste flowers through an Art by Marlene stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW691 – Songful Flowers

Once I had those done… the Christine Adolph flower stamps by Prima just took over!

PR-364406-2Hope you enjoy how my page turned out as much as I did.

Full list of supplies used follows the blog post

Enjoy watching!

Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic paint
tangerine, fuschia, turquoise & blackberry
 – stencil – wallpaper
The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW691 – Songful Flowers – designed by Art by Marlene
Prima Rubber Stamps – Christine Adolph – Daisy Trio & Joyful Garden
Studio Light & Art by Marlene – ‘bold & bright’ watercolor set
Kuretake Gabsai Tambi calligraphy paint – Starry colours
Lyra 3-in-1 oil pastel- turquoise
napkin with gold foil spots
gold leaf would also be fine
Ranger Archival ink pads in lilac & black
Tim Holtz – small talk stickers
black fineliner

Three Techniques with Dye-na Flow for Cardmakers

Hi gorgeous people, today I’m going to be making some fast fun cards with Dye-na flow inks from Lulu Art!   Now Dye-na flow is not something I’ve used a lot so I’m going to have a play with 3 different techniques to create three different but equally beautiful cards.

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Begin by prepping your watercolour card – cut it to size and add some clear embossed images to 2 card pieces.

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Drops

Spray water over watercolour cardstock and drip on a rainbow of Dye-na flow, begin with one drop of each colour and only add more if needed.  Splatter with gold Gansai Tambi paint and leave to dry

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Painting

Add Dye-na flow to a paint palette and use a dry brush to add to dry watercolour paper, previously embossed.  This gives a quite varied and tonal effect and looks really pretty.  I used a single colour – Periwinkle.

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Pressing

Add a rainbow of Dye-na flow drops to a non-stick craft mat – I added the colours in the order of the rainbow so I didn’t make a muddy mess.  Then spritz lightly with water and press dry watercolour card (previously embossed) into the colour pool.  Press down with fingers to make sure all of the card has contacted the surface and then gently peel up and allow to dry.

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Now it’s time to finish the cards!

Begin by adding embossing powder to chipboard elements – I used Obviously Black and Caesar’s Gold.

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Add stamping to some of the card backgrounds.

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Wrap each background in gold twine.

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Add stickers or glitter.

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Mount card fronts onto coordinating backing card and adhere embellishments and we are finished!

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And of course, so you can watch and play-a-long I’ve filmed a process video for you, focussed on how to make those yummy Dye-na flow backgrounds!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these 3 simple ideas for using Dye-na Flow for your cards oxox

Kate

Announcing 21 Secrets – Face Time

21 Secrets! Early bird sale.

Want to learn to paint and draw faces in a variety of styles?

I’m so excited to announce that I am a teacher at 21 Secrets – Face Time edition. If you love to paint or draw faces, then this is the course for you. Come learn from me and 20 (yes, that’s right) 20 other artists, including 21 Secrets creator and artist Connie Solera, from Dirty Footprints Studio.

Early Bird Sale is on now until the 1st March. (2nd March AEST) Sign up early to save yourself some $$$$. Click here to view more details

 

21 Secrets Face Time Kylie Fowler

 

What is 21 Secrets?

21 SECRETS is a self-guided, online art-journaling and mixed-media workshop that is distributed as a downloadable eBook containing 150+ pages of video, full-colour photos, templates, and clear written instruction to inspire and deepen one’s approach to art journaling.

21 SECRETS Face Time will feature twenty one art instructors who have unlocked the mysteries behind creating beautifully-expressive faces. You will learn traditional basics alongside sometimes-unorthodox techniques for completing faces in your art journal work, even if you’ve been intimidated by drawing a face in the past.

I do hope I see you there.

Happy Creating,

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