Winter Oxide Cuties – Mixed Media Art Journal Page with Distress Oxide Ink Pads

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Hello Lulu Art lovelies!!

I decided to have a play with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxides this month.
What can I say but…   Ahhhh… maaaa…zing!!

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I had a go with Dylusions journal inserts so you could see how the colours work on different types of paper…

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The Oxides are so well known for making beautiful backgrounds…but…
of course, once I got going I couldn’t resist making faces… and I love them!!

I created some really cute loose faces… I especially enjoyed making my girls with freckles!!5a

Now I can’t wait to get my hands on all the new colours… got them sitting in my Lulu Art cart as I type!
I am off to shop!!
Hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Have Fun !!
~wishes
Dani x

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SUPPLIES LIST:  (all from www.luluart.com.au)

Dylusions journal insert sheets
Ranger craft mat – an important piece of equipment for utilising the stamp pads as paint
Ranger Distress Oxide Stamp pads – original set but any colours would work
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Mini Mister
White extra fine Sharpie
Black extra fine Sharpie
dictionary pages or any book page ephemera
Black gesso
Ceramcoat Ultra Blue
make up sponge
Donna Downey alphabet stencil
Indigo Blue Prismacolor pencil
Grass green Prismacolour Pencil
Heat tool
strong clear glue
liquitex matte medium
scissors, water, brushes

Colour Me Positive – Week 30

Welcome to week 30. My apologies for week 30 being a week late. I hope the week off gave you time to catch up.

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Sometimes life throws you a curve ball or two, or maybe more and can stop you dead in your tracks. You may have even seen it coming.  It could also decide to sneak up behind you, when you least expect it and totally blindside you, knocking you off of your horse (so to speak).

Maybe it’s a wake up call, telling you to stop and reassess. Reassess your job, family, friends, your relationships, habits, or way of life in general. It could be anything that you’ve been ignoring, neglecting or simply is not serving you and needs addressing right now. Maybe it’s a situation you’ve been pretending isn’t happening, for all these years, telling yourself that this way is best for everyone. But is it really? Is it best for you?

It could be a warning of sorts. Is the Universe trying tell you something? Maybe the Universe has been trying to tell you something, but for some reason you’re not listening. Sometimes it takes major curve balls to smack you along side your head to get you to pay attention.

Maybe it’s simply a message that needs to be heard. A message to remind you to start really living, To take a chance, to create a life that makes you happy. Life is certainly too short to spend it being miserable.

Imagine your life is a novel. What would you like the rest of the book to look like?  What changes need to be made to get you there?

So yes, I have fallen off of my horse due to a few curve balls and am still attending my wounds. I will eventually get back up on that horse. So please bare with me while I adjust my saddle. My apologies again for missing a week.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. I want you to go out into nature to create. Even if it’s just a quick sketch or a jotting down of ideas. Spend some time alone, outside, enjoying the weather. Sketch it all out in graphite first. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes scribble it down and you can make corrections later.

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 30 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a FREE place in my on line course, Journal Playground.  To find out more about this course, visit www.kyliefowler.com

I will draw a random name on Friday 11th August from those who have uploaded into the Week 30 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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Tara Perry

Week 28 Art Journal Winner:

Today’s lucky winner is Tara Perry. Congratulations. This is so beautiful Tara. I love it.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. New tutorials are up each week. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

 

Jane Davenport Magic Wands Are Now In Stock. Yay!

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Prima Traveller’s Notebook with Kraft Pages in now in!

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

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

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat where have you been?

Who doesn’t love playing with new products. Have you seen the new Jane Davenport collection at the Lulu Art Store? I couldn’t help myself and had to buy some of the range to play with.

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I was just so excited to have a play, I used one of my old drawings from when I use to create timber cutouts. This cat and mouse is one I created some years ago for my paper towel holder. I just scaled it to size on my computer, printed it and traced onto Jane’s watercolor paper insert for the traveler’s journal.

I had lots of fun playing and hope you get a chance to play along with me. Why not go and make a coffee, sit back and watch my creative video which I put together to share my processes.

 

 

Materials used:
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Jane Davenport Confettissue
Jane Davenport Water Color Paper Washi Tape – Palette
Matte medium
Ceramcoat Black
TCW Stencil –  Inspired Words
01 black fine pen
Sponge Finger Daubers
Water Brush Fine and Board
2B Pencil and Eraser

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Colour Me Positive – Week 29

Welcome to Week 29.

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I hope you enjoy this weeks journal prompt.  I thought this week’s quote was quite beautiful. Obviously you can replace any words to make it resonate with you more. May all your prayers be answered.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. Think of a prayer for YOU today and base your artwork on this prayer.  We often think of family first, but make it specific to you and not anyone else. Use your favourite colours this week, making one colour the focus.

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 29 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a $30 discount voucher to use on my online course Journal Playground.  To find out more about this course, visit www.kyliefowler.com

I will draw a random name on Friday 27th July from those who have uploaded into the Week 29 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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Cheryl Brown

Week 27 Art Journal Winner:

Today’s lucky winner is Cheryl Brown. Congratulations. What a beautiful page. Love it.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. New tutorials are up each week. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

This Week’s Specials

10% Off all Golden products

Get your Golden products before they sell out. Once they are gone, they are gone.

 

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Click here to see more discounted stock.

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

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

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive Week 28

Welcome to Week 28.

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I hope you enjoy this weeks journal prompt.  Let’s all eat glitter for breakfast and Shine Allll Day long. Spread that glitter around so that you’ll be vacuuming glitter up for weeks to come.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. Use 3 colours of watercolour in the background or watered down acrylic to create a wash, creating 3 areas of colour. Use this as your jumping off point.

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 28 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a FREE place in my on line course, Journal Playground.  To find out more about this course, visit www.kyliefowler.com

I will draw a random name on Friday 21st July from those who have uploaded into the Week 28 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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Catherine Gagnon

Week 26 Art Journal Winner:

Today’s lucky winner is Catherine Gagnon. Congratulations. I love the look of work on book pages.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. New tutorials are up each week. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

The Sketcher Non-Photo Blue Pencil 2 pack

Have you seen these fantastic sketching pencils? The best thing about them is that when you reproduce your work this pencil doesn’t show up in your reproduction.


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New Colours of Distress Oxides are in and stunning.

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

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

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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3 Ways to Decorate your Traveler’s Journal Inserts

Hi Lulu Art creatives, Kate with you today and I’m so happy because I managed to get my grubby little hands (literally – I’ve always got paint or ink somewhere) on some of the fabulous new Prima Traveler’s Journals in the Lulu Art store – my current favourite is the Nomads set!  Each set comes with some plain notebooks tucked inside and well you know me, I couldn’t just leave the inserts undecorated!  So, I thought I’d show you 3 different ways to decorate your Traveler’s Journal inserts to create 3 completely different looks.

I’ve grabbed 3 journal inserts to play with, a Prima Weekly Journal Insert (Black Cover), a Prima Journal Insert – Scribble Lines Floral (Blank Pages) and a plain Kraft cover blank insert.

You can see how each cover was created in the video clip below, I hope you find a style that suits you.

Black Journal Insert | Bold and Bright

I thought I’d keep this journal reasonably simple and of course, flat so I can fit as much into my Traveler’s Notebook as possible.  This black journal from Prima has some really pretty foiled lettering which I’d like to match using Art Alchemy paints from Finnabair.  So grab a stencil, some metallic paints and let’s make this cover sparkle and shine!

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The first look we are going to create is BRIGHT and BOLD using molding paste and paints.

The plain black journal insert is getting a rather colourful upgrade!  I’ve used Light Molding paste and a stencil, combined with some amazing art alchemy Metallique paints to really change the vibe of the journal cover.  Finish with a touch of gold wax and some splashes of Lindy’s sprays and your journal cover will shine.  I’ve shown you exactly how to do this for yourself in the video clip.  Now, this is a multi step process, so you may need to have a few coffee breaks while decorating your cover like this.

 

Believe me adding the gold wax paste as the final step completely transforms the look and brings it to life, just use a light touch and don’t add too much!

Floral Journal Insert | Girly Collage

For the floral journal, it’s already super pretty it just needs to be personalized a little, this is a great opportunity to play with ‘pretty’ things and create a collage on the front that works in with the journal cover.  For this cover, I’m going to play with some collage papers and washi embellishments from Jane Davenport!

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I couldn’t help myself – I’ve been itching to use some of my Jane Davenport collage papers and thought that this was the perfect way to start – doesn’t it make the Prima journal insert look cool and fun!  All it took was a little washi tape, a little cutting and a swish or two with a few paint pens and there you have it, custom cover!   Don’t worry I’ve explained everything in the video step-by-step.

If you are new to art or journals you might like to leave your cover right here.

BUT, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous and would like to customise your cover further try adding a soft halo of Light Patina Metallique paint and some drops of Liquitex ink, there are so many options when decorating your own covers!  In person the shimmer on the metallique paint is stunning!

Kraft Journal Insert | Vintage

This is screaming vintage theme, so let’s go with that!   There are so many fabulous vintage ephemera pieces available in the Lulu art shop that I’m kind of spoiled for choice but I’ve managed to narrow it down to some stamps, vintage papers and a whole lot of Tim Holtz!

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Oh, this was fun – though a little more challenging than my usual collages as I was trying to keep everything very flat.  All you really need to create this is some vintage papers, vintage ephemera, and a little distress ink.  This cover is all about Tim – Tim Holtz products that is – and what a great way to finish my trio of decorated travelers notebook inserts!  The kraft coloured notebooks are perfect for vintage or travel themed layouts or styles

Up close you can see there is a hint of glitter.

 

Go grab your favourite supplies from Kylie over at Lulu Art and get decorating!

 

Colour Me Positive – Week 27

Welcome to Week 27. This week is all about The One You Love.

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Wouldn’t life be sooooo much easier if everyone had that special someone in their life. Someone whose presence made you feel safe, calm, loved and at peace. Your Solace. Someone that loves every part of you, the good, the bad and the weird. Someone who listens with great interest, supports your dreams, treats you like the most important person in their life, respects you, believes in you, showers you with cuddles and loves being with you. Someone who makes you feel special.

So my friends, this is what I truly wish for you. May you have someone in your life that makes your life brighter. Someone that makes the expression ‘coming home’ be about being with them.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I want you to include a home/house in your work. Try and include images or text that represent all the things you would love to see in the person you love.

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 27 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a $15 gift voucher to use in Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 14th June from those who have uploaded into the Week 27 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 25 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Linda Davis. Congratulations Linda. What a beautiful journal page. It kind of reminds me of the Northern Lights.

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New Arrivals

Some of my favourite arrivals this week. I’m in love with this adorable stamp from Stampingbella.0000536583

 

Prima Princesses Watercolouring Book Volume 2.

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Finally Jane Davenport’s Portrait Acrylic paint set has arrived. Yay!!!!

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

 

 

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

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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P.S

Hey guys, by popular request, Tamara Laporte has extended the Ever After 20% off discount code to 8th July! And if you’re still on the fence and want to try out a taster session, she has also extended the FREE lesson running on my blog to 15th July!!

Enrol in EVER AFTER.

“Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by the talented and inspiring  Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale inspired lessons with you AND, in style development segment they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist!

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