No Stress Art Journaling – Roses

Hello there fabulous Lulu Art fans and happy 2019!  Today I’m going to grab some beautiful paints, a stamp and stencil and of course my signature sparkles, and show you how to create this bright and bold art journal page!  It’s pretty, filled with simple techniques and really packs a punch of colour!

Now as with most things it’s easier to show to the process for this page rather than tell you about it – so I’ve made a short video to walk you through it all step by step.

Step 1

Cut 7 Dots Studio background paper to size (Homegrown) and then stamping with a Handwritten Text Stamp from Tim Holtz and Sandy Toes Squid Ink, then use Black Soot Distress Ink to add stripes with Shifter Stripe Stencil.

Step 2

Add tiny bits of paint to the background using a paint scraper, I used Jane Davenport Acrylics and Dina Wakley’s Magenta and Turquoise.

Step 3

Use Magenta and Dark Blue Paint with a flat brush to create the flower bases.  Add a second layer of Magenta to hide the background.

Step 4

Add a base layer of lime green to create the leaves and mix in a little of the blue paint to get a variety of green shades – it makes the leaves look more interesting.  Then use blue paint and a wet brush to edge the floral pattern.

Step 5

Splatter Distress Ink with water then blot with paper towel and begin to add the details.  Begin by adding extra detail to the flowers, using a flat brush add pink to one side of brush and white to the other side and paint the petals.  Then make that page shimmer by using the Starry Colors set from Gansai Tambi – add Starry GOLD and magenta and silver Metallic Mermaid Markers!  Just watch the page begin to shimmer!  Flick the background with Starry Gold and also add this to the flowers.

Step 6

Cover the smile sticker with white paint, then add the sticker to the page and add more white paint (so it really pops) then cover with Nuvo Glitter Drops and add a few white Higgins Drawing Ink paint drips to break up the background.

Step 7

Also, embellish flower with Nuvo Glitter Drops.

Step 8

Add doodling and outlines to the flowers and leaves with Paint Markers.

And the Make you SMILE style page is finished!  I hope it makes YOU smile 🙂

 

SUPPLIES

So grab a few of these yummy products from your favourite Mixed Media store (Lulu Art of course) and get crafty!

oxoxo

Kate

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Perfect Attitude – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Hello again, sweet Lulu Art peeps!

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It has been hectic in our household this last few weeks with the wrap up of the school year. My girls finish school tomorrow though! (Cheering… can’t wait for the holidays!!).

So I grabbed a few moments to unwind this weekend and put together this page with a few supplies I picked up at Lulu Art.

I never really know where I am heading when I start out on an art journey. I just begin with a bundle of goodies and one of the many Dylusions journals. I try to slap some paint down pretty quickly so I don’t get any chances to overthink what I am doing. I choose whichever colour speaks to me on the day. The Dina Wakley ~ Fuschia has been calling my name a lot lately!

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With this page, I rough stencilled over with lime green using the ‘Blooming Garden’ stencil by TCW. I can see that this will be one of my favourites for a while… all those pretty flowers just make a lovely background. I next painted with my sponge through the stencil to highlight each of the stencils features.

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Washi was next… anyone else is addicted to washi? I have so many of these little rolls of goodness and take any opportunity to get them out. This pink dot on green roll is from the #4 Dina Wakley washi set and it didn’t disappoint!
(The #3 set is equally as great… #justsayin !!)

So once I could see two big round flowers, the page took on a life of its own… you can check out the finished page and the process video below.

Enjoy watching !

Full list of supplies used follows the blog post

Have Fun!!
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
– fushcia… and the rest 🙂
Dina Wakley Media – #4 washi set
Dina Wakley Media – wallpaper stencil (brief appearance)
Dylusions A5 journal
Liquitex – black & white gesso
The Crafters Workshop – TCW stencil BLOOMING GARDEN – TCW810s – 6×6″stencil
Ceramcoat – Santa’s flesh acrylic paint
Dye-na-flow – permanent inks
Pentel water brush – fine
White Sharpie
Prismacolor Pencils – various colours
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Big Chat- sentiment stickers

Butterfly – Mixed Media Art

Hello everyone!

This month I thought I would create something out of my journal for a change. I had noticed some great 8×8″ cradled wood boards that Kylie has in store and thought I would give them a go.

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I really love working on such a smooth surface! Quite different from a canvas, I enjoy how sturdy and versatile the working area is. It takes collage and pencil work very well and really does just leave it up to your imagination as to what you can create.

I also wanted to try out the beautiful Darkroom Door – 9×12 butterflies stencil.

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These come in 2 different sizes (4.5×6″ & 9×12″) but I really loved the size of this large one. I can see this one being used quite a bit as I explore the positive & negative spaces that the stencil/mask combination allows.

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So, along with some collage fodder… off I adventured!

Enjoy watching the video!
Hope you give this journal page a try.

Full list of supplies used ,follows the blog post
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:
Darkroom Door – 9×12″ butterflies stencil
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic
– fushcia, lemon, turquoise, tangerine, ruby, lapis & night
– collage tissue set
Cradled Wood Board- 8″x8″
Liquitex – Matte Medium
– Gesso
Ranger – Archival Ink pad – red, yellow and turquoise
– Tim Holtz – Big Chat- sentiment stickers
Dye-na-flow – permanent inks – fuschia & teal
Pentel water brush – fine
White Sharpie – medium
Prismacolor Pencils – various colours

Card with Jane Davenport INKredible Inks

Want to make a beautiful background that practically leaps off the paper?  Then let me show you how amazing Jane Davenport’s INKredible inks look on Yupo and you will be racing to the store to grab the supplies and try this yourself.

Create your own Yupo Background Step-by-Step

  1. Spray Yupo with water and drip on a little of each colour of Incredible ink
  2. Spritz with water from a height to create a pattern – the pattern will be more prominent on areas that have begun to dry
  3. Add a few spots of pearlescent acrylic paint and spray with water to make the color wick
  4. Spritz with alcohol blender from a height of approx. 30cm to create additional patterns
  5. Dry carefully with a heat gun – too close and your Yupo will buckle or warp – be careful
  6. Allow any remaining areas to air dry.
  7. Mount on a backing card (to keep it flat) and spray with an acrylic sealer (eg Crystal Clear)

Just look how beautiful this is – simply amazing.

To create the card

  1. Trim Washi Girls Washi sheet into separate images
  2. Add stamping to the background using Archival inks
  3. Cut shapes using Spellbinders dies and emboss using Lindy’s Embossing powder
  4. Add ribbon, washi girl and embossed die cute to background
  5. Add color to washi image using Paint Over Pens
  6. Add a little sparkle using Mermaid Markers
  7. Outline image using block acrylic in a fine liner bottle
  8. Mount onto base-card to finish

Watch this card come together and see this amazing INKredible Ink on Yupo right here in this video.

 

SUPPLIES

all from Lulu Art of course!

Ordinary People – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

So nice to be here again!
I cannot believe it is almost October… term 4 of the school year is almost upon me with its many speech days and dance recitals (wish me luck!)

Super glad to be able to set some arty time aside to wip up this cute art journal page for you.

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Simple & sweet, using Jane Davenport’s fab A4 washi sheets.

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These washi pages are so beautiful, just as they are. They make for a wonderful focal point on a quick page of relaxation!

I have also been stencil shopping and now have a whole bunch of new stencils that I cannot wait to take for a spin. You should check out all the stencils Kylie has available… so many to choose from!

I use three within the background for this page.

TCW601s- Poppy Field; TCW761s – Solemn branches; TCW450s – Art Deco Leaves

… with all the colour splashed around this page I felt I needed a little relief and found it by using the Stamper’s Anonymous Flower Garden cling stamps.

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I stamped them in simple black ink on white card.

Lastly, a little doodling with some Dye-na-flow inks in brush pens (an old favourite) and a quick sentiment to finish off.

Enjoy watching the video!

Full list of supplies used follows the blog post

Enjoy!!
Dani x

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

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – @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 – fuschia, lemon, turquoise, ocean & lime
– Scribble Sticks – peacock
Dylusions Dyalog ‘blank’ journal
Jane Davenport – A4 washi sheets
Liquitex – Matte Medium
– Gesso
The Crafter’s Workshop – 601s – poppy field – 6×6
– 450s – art deco leaves – 6×6
– 761s – solemn branches – 6×6
Ranger – Archival Ink pad – black
– Tim Holtz – Stamper’s Anonymous – Flower Garden cling stamp
– Tim Holtz – small talk – sentiment stickers
Dye-na-flow – permanent inks
Pentel water brush – fine

How to Use Dina Wakley Pouring Medium and Cell Creator

Well hello Lulu Art fans, today I’m going to play with something new, Dina Wakley Pouring Medium – it’s fun and a little scary and my friend Kylie who owns Lulu Art, thinks I’m about to make a huge mess, she might just be right (though I hope not)!

The product information says…….
Use Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium to achieve colorful poured sheets, puddles, marble, and flow effects when mixed with Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints. Pouring Medium is non-crackling and dries to a satin finish without holding bubbles and allows you to write, stamp, and draw on your pours. Dina Wakley Media Cell Creator changes the density of your paint mixtures to create isolated variations in the colors, commonly referred to as “cells” in pours. Pour over various surfaces such as Media Board, journal pages, wood panels, canvas, and more. Available in 8 oz Pouring Medium, 1 oz Cell Creator, and 4 oz Pouring Medium and .5 oz Cell Creator set.

But what is it?

Pouring Medium is an acrylic medium that you mix with Dina Wakley acrylic paint (or any acrylic paint really). This mixture becomes a pourable, fluid paint that you play with to create interesting effects. To help you create cells in your pours, we also created Cell Creator.  Just a few drops in your pour mixtures creates serious MAGIC!

So how do you use Pouring Medium and Cell Creator?

  1. Start by adding a little Dina Wakley paint into a small mixing bowl or cup – use a different bowl for each color.  I think perhaps limit the colors to 5-7 different colors to begin – just so you don’t make a really big mess!
  2. Add the Dina Wakley Pouring medium to each cup, a good ratio to use is 1 part paint to 4 parts pouring medium
  3. Stir gently with a spoon or paddle pop stick
  4. Add 1 drop of the Cell creator to some of the paint mixes for larger cells, or add more for smaller cells, you can try adding more to one color of paint and see what happens
  5. Tip each paint mixture over your surface – one after another
    OR for a DIRTY POUR tip all of the paint into one bowl or cup and quickly upend this over your surface
  6. Tilt the surface or encourage the paint to move across the surface using a brush or paddle pop stick to create interesting patterns and effects
  7. Once happy with your design leave it to dry.  Drying time depends on your climate, more humidity means a longer drying time – give it at least 24 hours.

For my mixed media journal cover, I also created a little combination of Lindy’s Magicals mixed with water and Pouring medium and added this to the mix (next time I would NOT add any water to this as it made it too runny) and I also added some glitter – again I wouldn’t add this to a colored pour as it got lost – looked way better sprinkled over the top.

To finish off the journal cover I’ve added stamped images and then embellished with paint pens and stenciled images and a few paint drips – keeping it simple!

 

I’ve created a video so you can watch my little experiment and see how I finished off my journal cover just in case you might like to try something similar.

Tips

  • The pouring medium dries to a satin finish, though depending on the acrylic paint you’ve used it can turn out quite matt.
  • The fresher your Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints are, the more easily they will mix into the pouring medium. Either way, just keep mixing until your pouring mixture looks consistent – you’ve got lumps, keep stirring!
  • What can you pour on? Well, almost anything including plywood board, canvas, paper, wood, plastic, glass, metal, cardboard, and even aluminum foil!
  • Not sure what to use your pour for?  Think about canvas, book covers, collage papers, backgrounds, journals, and because the surface is matt you can paint over them or even draw on top!

I hope my little experiment inspires you to have a play with this for yourself, I promise the most nerve-wracking part is lifting the cup!

 SUPPLIES

So grab some of the Dina Wakley Pouring Medium and see what you can create!

oxoxo

Kate

Three Blooms – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Hello again lovelies!!1535889847258794319376.jpgMy little Dylusions dyalog journal is helping me out this month again… such a great size for quick art!

This month, I just had to use the Art by Marlene’s ‘Circular Doodles’ background stamp again (LOVE it!!) and I added in Dina Wakley’s ‘Text & Scribbles’ stamp set aswell.

Only a little stencil work, even though my stencil stash is growing by the minute with all the pretty new stencils Kylie has been getting in recently! This page used TCW’s ‘Swirly Garden’ by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer (TCW325s)

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…and a little washi heart to finish off

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Enjoy watching the complete video.

Have fun & Enjoy!!
Dani x

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

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – @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
Scribble Sticks – ruby & cheddar
Heavy body acrylic paints – lemon, turquoise & ruby
‘Text & Scribbles’ rubber stamp set
Washi tape set
Dylusions
Dyalog ‘dots’ journal
Journal insert sheets – black
Studiolight
Art by Marlene – ‘Circular Doodles’ background stamp
Sharpie white water-based paint pen – fine & medium
Prismacolor pencils – indigo blue & white
Liquitex gesso – white
Stencils:
TCW – Swirly Garden 6×6 (TCW325s)
Clickable alphabet stamps
StazOn – Ultramarine
VersaMagic – Cloud White