Inks & Flowers by Kooky Makes

Kooky_picHi everyone,
I hope you managed a break over Easter, preferably one filled with art.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been rediscovering my love of inks and stencils for bright and colourful backgrounds. A few people have asked me how I manage to keep the colours from ‘muddying’ or going grey so I thought I’d share my techniques with you.
In my video I go through my take on colour theory and the colour wheel when working with Dylusions (or any other non-permanent inks) and create the background for this bright pretty piece.
You can watch the video here:
Supplies List:
Here are the key things to remember with my techniques:
  1. Keep to just a few layers.
  2. Keep cool and warm colours separate
  3. Dab the ink off between sprays
  4. If colours start to get muddy dab them off with the paper towel
  5. Use sprayed water to make colours less vivid or to remove/reduce colour you don’t like the look/placement of.
  6. Work round the piece.
  7. Leave the piece to dry completely before you go in again with more colour!
I hope you enjoy the video and learn something that helps you have more fun with these gorgeous inks. Do share your lovely creations on the Lulu Art & Friends facebook page.
If you’d like to keep in touch with what I’m doing you can follow my blog at kookymakes.wordpress.com or like my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kookymakesart
Kooky

Vintage Soul by Robyn Wood

Robyn‘She was a modern woman with a vintage soul – she came from a different time’

Hello, it’s Robyn with you today sharing how to create a colourful She Art canvas using a bunch of mixed media techniques.  This canvas is inspired by the She Art of Christy Tomlinson, although I hate to admit that I’ve had the girl stamp sitting in my stash for far too long. I suppose she was just waiting for the perfect project to make an appearance in!

As part of this project, I’m also sharing how I use a technique of free journaling – trying to make a phrase out of a few interesting words. Each time I try this technique I come up with a different phrase – what will yours be?

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 You can watch the video here:

Materials used are:

If you do happen to create your own She Art style canvas, I’d love you to share a pic to the LuLu Art & Friends Facebook page.

Robyn

Stamping Up The Fun by Wendy Walsh

IMG_4411In my last blog post and video we made a mixed media journal, now it is time to pop a new journal page into our art journal or existing journal and STAMP UP THE FUN.

Let’s use a gel printing plate, stamps, a printer, acrylic paints, pencils and of course your creative genius.

This is a great project to try, especially if drawing faces is a challenge to you. Here’s a couple of photos of my stamping UP. Now its time to play with some more stamps…..my creative mind is buzzing…

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Watch the following video and give it a go……the results will both delight and ignite your imagination!

Please note:

  1. When enlarging and printing your stamped image make sure you do a test run first with your printer before you print directly onto your beautiful background piece.
  2. When printing directly onto your mixed media background make sure the mixed media on the paper is completely dry.

The supplies I used:

I LOVED creating this! It’s a great spin on embellishing printed stamps, only upsized.

Have some fun with this design project.

Until next time,

Wendy xx

Find me here:

https://www.facebook.com/wendyleedesign

OR here http://wendyleedesign.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/soul-connections/

Seeking the True Treasure by Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont

MonikaShe is like the cloud of shimmering beauty drifting in the depths of the ocean.

She is the seeker!   She is curious!   She is determined!

She is fragile looking, translucent and dreamy but strong at the same time!

That is how, I think, my story would start… and I am sure she would meet a sweet underwater kitty somewhere along the way.

Who knows maybe she can be my friend?

Today while I write this, the whole rain thing is making my mind float away to nice places .  Or maybe it’s just this yummy blue Celedon Silks acrylic glaze that has me inspired?!

Soooo ladies and gentleman! Here she is and she is ” Seeking the true treasures”.

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You can watch the video here:

Supplies used are:

Thank you for looking.

Monika

Vintage Butterfly Tag by Karen Knight

Good Afternoon!

Karen here again today, sharing with you another of my tags made for my tag journal.  Yes it’s true i am a little addicted to creating on tags! (as well as the little chitchat word stickers on my tag .. but that is a whole other story!) When I saw this Indigio Blu Flutterby stamp in the store I knew I had to have it. The stamp is just gorgeous, and stamps so beautifully.

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This month I’ve also used the new Tim Holtz Distress Marker spritzer to colour my image as well as some of the gorgeous Pink Paislee collage sheets. With all these elements I’ve ended up with a very vintage tag. This tag could easily be adapted to put in a more traditional type of Art journal, or even onto a canvas!

You can watch my process here:

Products used in the project:

Thank you so much for dropping by, don’t forget to drop by the Lulu Art & Friends Facebook page and share your gorgeous Art with us!  We’d sure love to see you there.

Karen

Live Love Surf by Kooky Makes

Kooky_picHi fellow artists and crafters,

My name is Kooky and I’m really excited to be part of the design team for Lulu Art. I also feel very grateful & humbled to have the opportunity to share some of the joy I find in creating with all of you.

The piece I’m sharing with you today is something I’ve created for my 4 year old son – I live by the beach so he’s already really into the ocean and swimming and I figure surfing isn’t far away. I think it would be great in any boy’s bedroom and also in any surf lovers home. With its bright and cheerful colours I hope it makes an eye catching piece.

Live Love Surf

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If you’d like to find out how to create this triptych of paintings please watch the video below. It’s the first I’ve published and I hope there will be more. 🙂

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You could also use this same idea of painting over 3 canvases and them separating them to do all kinds of other designs. Birds and branches, flowers and butterflies, rockets to the stars and moon all come to mind but I know you can think of more!

Thanks so much for watching – I hope this video inspires you to create your own mixed media piece. If you’re a member of the Lulu Art & Friends facebook page please don’t hesitate to share your creations there.

If you’d like to keep in touch with what I’m doing you can follow my blog at kookycreates.blogspot.com.au or like my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kookymakesart

Kooky