Colour Me Positive – Week 46

Welcome to Week 46.

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What makes you different? What weird and wonderful attributes to you possess? Instead of comparing ourselves to others and thinking of our differences as negatives, why not try seeing them as positives?

Imagine how boring life would be if were all the same. Embrace your weird, wonderful, and quirky self.

As with every week, this is a journal prompt to jumpstart your creativity. You can use these word or alter them to suit. Choose completely different words if you like. You don’t even need to add text to your artwork if you don’t feel you’d like to. There are no set rules.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to include text relating to what makes you different. Good luck.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 46 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a gift voucher to Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 22nd December from those who have uploaded into the Week 46 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

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Wendy Demaine

Week 44 Art Journal Winner is: Wendy Demaine

This is an adorable journal page Wendy.

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Frida Journal Page with Kylie Stencil and Jane Supplies

OK how could I resist making an art journal page using Jane Davenport and Kylie Fowler supplies, especially now that Kylie is carrying Jane Davenport supplies in store I kinda HAD to make this page.  I was inspired by the riot of colours in the new collage papers and felt like I needed to make an equally riotous and wild page.  From there it was a short hop to Frida Kahlo as it’s Frida I think of when I think of wild and unrestrained.

While there are a few steps, all are simple and unrestrained and focus on fun and experimentation – so grab some papers, paint and some water soluble crayons or markers and have a play with me!  Start by gluing collage papers over your journal pages using mat medium and then allow to dry completely.

Now it’s time to create the base layer for your face, use the Peace face stencil from the Fowler face series as an outline and paint in the shape using Ceramcoat Santa’s Flesh.

Use a water-soluble marker to sketch in the facial features, and mermaid markers and one of Jane’s stencils to sketch the outline of flowers in the hair.

Now it’s time to tone down the page a bit.  Sketch the outline of Frida’s hair and then paint around the face and hair with gesso – make it as thick or thin as you like to hide or reveal the background details.  While the gesso is still wet, use an implement to scratch designs into the wet paint – this technique is called sgraffito.

Time to add some color to the face, I used Aquapastels to add the base colour and they dissolved beautifully.

Outline all the main elements using paint in a fine line bottle – this adds a little boldness to the image and helps to separate the image from the background and make it stand out against the very bold colors.

Add final details to the image using White Sharpie paint pen and Inktense pencils.

The combination of pencil for details and white paint to add some lightness finishes off the image.

And the finished page is a riot of colour – worthy I hope of Frida.

Now there is no way to capture the layers and process in words alone, so I’ve filmed the process of creating this page so you can all watch and play along!

 

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I hope you’ve found a few new ideas in this page that you might like to try for yourself!


Colour Me Positive – Week 45

Welcome to Week 45.

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This week I’ve gone with a little humour. I think humour plays such an important role in a happy life. It’s such a great feeling to laugh or to see someone laughing so hard that tears roll down their face.

I sure can relate to these words. I hope you can also relate and it puts a smile on your face.

As with every week, this is a journal prompt to jumpstart your creativity. You can use these word or alter them to suit. Choose completely different words if you like. You don’t even need to add text to your artwork if you don’t feel you’d like to. There are no set rules.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to include keys in your work. Have you ever thought about using foil in your work? Why not try making foil keys to include in your work. Good luck.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 45 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a gift voucher to Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 8th December from those who have uploaded into the Week 45 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

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Alison Mackay

Week 43 Art Journal Winner is:

Wendy Burgess. This is a beautiful page Alison Mackay. Beautiful work Alison. I love the lettering.

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Warren Creations – Christmas JOY

Hey guys, Jesse here from warrencreations with another Lulu Art Project.  I am so excited as It is my time again to share with you my tutorial which takes you through my process for creating the the image below.

Wow can you believe that it is Christmas already? By golly this year has gone so fast!
This will be my last lulu art tutorial ladies and gentlemen. 😦 I wanted to do something big a special but that did not happen. My laptop died (R.I.P) half way through this tutorial so I lost all my video footage! Thankfully I had taken photos on another camera.  So you are just stuck with me giving you the breakdown in the steps below and if you like, watch the slide show I put together with some themed Christmas tunes at the end of this tutorial 🙂

Step 1: Background and face elements

I used the dylusions journal  ( A BRAND NEW ONE THAT IS ABOUT TO BE BROKEN IN). For the background, I used an inkjet printer and printed some verses on adhesive A4 paper. My printer uses what is known as “Dura Brite Ultra Ink” that is a waterproof and smudge proof ink so I can put paint and wet mediums on top with no bleeding or ink running. I also tried doing the same method above but printed on tissue paper but the final page was a little too textured for this project so I went with the a4 adhesive paper version instead.

Ontop of the adhesive paper I used dylusions paint rubbing with a baby wipe to make sure to only apply a thin layer. I stamped a stamp that I thought looked like snow flakes around the edge of the page to create a frame and a border. I then traced a face using the Jane Davenport face stencil and blocked in some basic skin tone and facial features.

Step 2: Block out Hair

Using neocolour crayons I shade in a basic layer of hair. While this layer is still wet, I go over with a similar tone in acrylic paint blending the two as I go. Add a layer of white acrylic paint to the eyes.

Step 3: Define elements 

Define the hair, lips and skin to add contrast and shading . I used a mixture of acrylic paint, dylusions paint, tombow markers, prisma colour pencils and neocolour crayons to build up thin layers. This process can take some time but is where it all comes together.

Step 3: Add antlers 

I sketched a antler onto a scrap bit of paper. I then scanned into my computer to play around the sizing. I printed out multiple sizes so I could chose the correct one that I though best suited. I cut out the one that I was happy with and traced around with a dark neocolour crayon. I then flipped the antler horizontally to create a mirror effect and traced out it in the same way. I then blocked in a layer of colour using dylusions paint.

Step 4 : Add Background Elements

Using a jpeg image I brought online, I cut the stencil out with my brother scan and cut machine. (The best toy ever if you want to make your own stencils) I used a make up wedge to pounce dylusions paint though the stencil. I did multiple passes though each to build up the strong colour.

Step 5: Define the stencil elements

Using liquitex matte medium as a glue, I pounced the medium over the painted image and added glitter in the same colour as the paint. I pressed the glitter down finger and a bit of pressure to make sure it had good contact with the matte medium. Once Dry, I used liquitex gloss varnish to further seal and loose glitter.

Step 6: Use washi tape

Using sliver washi tape, I used to give the appearance that the decorations were hanging from the top of the page.

Step 7: Keep building up definition 

Define any further elements that need more work such as the hair, build the colour up in the eyes, eye lids. Keep creating thin layers of colour until you are happy.

Step 8: Fine Details

Define further all the little details and elements such as the eye lashes, lips, jewellery ect

Step 9: Fake Snow

Use fake snow paste to build up interest. This paste already has a sparkle too it but I added extra glitter over the top for something extra special and to help tie in the glitter elements on the other page.

Step 10; Add a final verse

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Using my inject printer and clear adhesive printer paper, I am able to create my own “transparent transfers” I then add paint and my own elements over the top to help blend the layer into the piece and make it look like it belongs.

And that is it! I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope your christmas is filled with lots of good food, laughter and happy memories.

 

 

ENJOY MY RABBITS, NOW LETS GET CREATING 🙂

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 Supply List

Dylusions Journal 9×11
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Dylusions Paint
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Dirty Martini
Campso Teal
Chrushed Grape
Bubble Gum Pink
Postbox Red
Pomgrante Seed
Melted Chocolate
White Linen
Black Marble

Stencils
Hot Off The Press Stencils 6″X6″-Small Christmas Ornaments
Round circle Stencil
Jane Davenport Face
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Liquitex Matte Medium
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Gloss Varnish
Liquitex Gloss Varnish
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Make up Wedges
Paint Applicator Botttle
Craft Stamp- Snowflake

Archival Ink
Leaf Green
Vermillion
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I would now like to take the time to personally thank Kylie @blissfulpumpkin for giving me the second look and the chance to be on your design team. It has personally been a pleasure and wonderful journey. I have enjoyed every minute of it and are open for any further challenges if you will have me 🙂

Thanks for watching! Please be sure to the visit Lulu Art Store for the best art supplies around and please come see myself for many more of my creative journeys.

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Colour Me Positive – Week 44

Welcome to Week 44.

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How true is this statement? I’m not sure what I’d do without being creative. It’s what keeps me sane, helps me to process life events, eases stress, helps me to zone out for a while, connect with others, is an outlet for my imagination, helps me plan, can be meditative, helps me to inspire others, etc.

How does Art or being creative make your spirit grow?

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to include images or drawings of art supplies in your work. If your drawing a pencil, draw it in pencil. If your drawing paint, then do it in paint, etc.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 44 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a gift voucher to Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 8th December from those who have uploaded into the Week 44 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

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Week 42 Art Journal Winner is:

Wendy Burgess. This is a beautiful page Wendy. I love it.

 

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Newly arrived stock

Here is my favourite this week:

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JANE DAVENPORT JUMBO RUB-ON 38CM X 61CM

This one looks awesome on the front of a journal.

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DONNA DOWNEY UNMOUNTED RUBBER STAMP – POPPY SILHOUETTE

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Happy Creating,

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Kylie’s Face Stencil Demo by Theresa Miers

Hello LuluArt friends. We all love and art challenge, right? I am Theresa, and I embraced a personal art challenge opportunity when I recently received a set of Kylie Fowler’s new face stencils. You see, I’m really okay with trying to draw or paint a face in my own, sometimes quirky, way. Until now it never occurred to me to ever use a stencil to map out the face. With Kylie’s recent release I thought it was a great time to try something new to me and do just that. But first I must play.

Face stencil outlines

My main objective was to use the stencil in a way that would feel most ‘natural’ to me and take advantage of it purely as a tool. The first thing I did was flip back through my own work to find my inspiration. I found a watercolour piece I’d done with a quarter turned face and I set about re-creating it with Kylie’s quarter turned stencil. I was really happy with that first start. So I tried it again. And again. And again. Each time just doing somethings a bit different and somethings a bit the same.

Kylies Face Stencil by Theresa - dry brushing

As you can see from the pictures and the video it looks nothing like a watercolour painting anymore. And I think it’s safe to say that my end result looks very much like something I’d do but with someone else’s face map to lay a foundation. I used a lot of dry bushing technique with water activated art supplies to create layers for an impressionist style, mixed with collaging paper napkins.

 Stencil face sideways

I was really happy with the creative places it took me as I opened up to the possibilities of trying something I’d never really considered before. It was definitely worth trying something different, especially if that different is finding new discoveries. Watch the video below to see where my art play lead me and how I used the quarter turned stencil to paint my face.

Stencil face mouth detail

Have you tried the new face stencils yet? They are not just for artists unsure of how to map out a face, they are also great for recreating your own works differently.

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Supplies I used that are available at the Lulu Art store.

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Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal

This professional quality journal is excellent for watercolour, gouache, acrylic graphite, pen & ink, coloured pencil, marker, pastel and collage. 100% cotton fibre, acid free, lignin free, archival. 64 pages of 90lb paper bound into a journal.

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Artist Cellar – Kylie Fowler Stencil – Fowler Faces 4pk – 6×6

Kylie Fowler – Fowler Face Series – Pack of 4. Kylie is known for creating artwork with big soulful eyes that capture your attention. All designs 6′ x 6′. Unique premium quality stencil designs from Artistcellar. Designed by Kylie Fowler.

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Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint – 8oz – White

Your favourite Ceramcoat paint in the bigger 8oz bottle. Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint has a creamy, smooth consistency for one coat coverage that dries to a uniform, matte, permanent finish. This paint is perfect for a wide variety of hard surfaces.

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Caran d’Ache Neocolor II Water-soluble wax pastel

Caran D’Ache – Neocolor II – Water Soluble wax pastel / artist crayon. The widest range of wax-based water-soluble pastels on the market. High pigment concentration for bright and opaque colours. Soft and easy to work with, strong bright colours.

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Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks 12/Pkg

Scribble Sticks are versatile, high quality pigment sticks that sketch like crayons but are water-soluble like watercolour pencils. Create backgrounds and blend colour to a transparent shade using water or create bold, opaque designs, scribbles and marks.

 

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Derwent – Inktense Pencils 12pk

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Liquitex Matte Medium 16oz

Creates a matte, non-reflective finish and dries translucent, permanent, non-yellowing, and water resistant. Mix it with any acrylic colour or Liquitex mediums or thin by adding up to 25% water. Also makes an excellent glue for collage.

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Jane Davenport Mixed Media Paint Over Pens 5/Pkg

American Crafts – Add beautiful colours to your craft projects using these paint over pens by Jane Davenport. This wonderful assortment of paint pens is perfect to personalise your handmade gift bags, tags, cards and other paper craft projects.
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Colour Me Positive – Week 43

Welcome to Week 43.

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I came across this image earlier on in the year and just new that I had to use it in CMP. I’ve been waiting for the right words to cross my path and today, while looking for inspiration, these words appeared.  This is such a beautiful photo of these two girls.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to include hand lettering in your work. Try a style that you’ve never tried before or come up with your own lettering design.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 43 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a gift voucher to Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 1st December from those who have uploaded into the Week 43 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

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Sally Miller

Week 41 Art Journal Winner is:

Sally Miller. Love the colour palette in this. Congratulations Sally.

 

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Newly arrived stock

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Discounted Dylusions spray inks & acrylic paint. All new colours (plus Chopped pesto in the ink sprays due to over ordering). Extended Sale.

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Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent question.

Happy Creating,

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