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Halloween Tag by Karen Knight

Karen_picHappy Halloween!!
Karen here with you again today, sharing with you my love of all things Halloween and spooky!
My tag that I’ve created today I hope shows you just how easy it is to create some wonderful art using just a few of your supplies. Sometimes it’s nice and a little less daunting to create with just a few things that you pull from your stash!  I found it a little less stressful while I was creating because  I had more space to create in, but also less products to choose from.
I started by inking my piece of cardstock with three different tones of yellow/ orange.. I used Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, and Rusty Hinge. Next I added some water spots- I flicked some water onto my background, let it sit for about 30 seconds the blotted it off with a cloth.  I then did a little stencil mono printing using a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and some Black Soot distress ink.  The stencil I used was Shatter. I then cut out my tag from the lovely layered background and distress inked around the edges of my tag using Gathered Twigs and Black Soot.  At this stage you could also use your previously used ink colours  and  ink over your background to just add in a little more depth here and there.
Next I decided to add some random words from the Halloween Layering Stencil. I did this using black soot distress ink and inked the at the top and bottom opposite corners of the tag.
Time for another layer, this time using some Tim Holtz Apothecary remnant rubs. I love that these come with two different coloured sheets, one white and one black.  I cut some of my favourites from the black sheet and applied them to my tag. A little machine stitching around the edges and I was done.
I limited myself to using just Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Layering stencils and Remnant Rubs. and I have to say I had a ball! and even managed  to use a colour scheme that for me is a little scary!
Why not give it a go and share it with us on the Lulu Art & Friends Facebook page, and don’t forget to share with us what inspired you to chose the products you did!.
Products Used:
Layering Stencils – Halloween and Shatter
Remnant Rubs – Apothecary
Enjoy Halloween!


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Dream – A Journal Page by Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont

MonikaI love watercolours. They are beautiful, they are sheer and delicate, so I had this idea in my head to create this dreamy pastel picture, of a pretty girl on a book page because it felt like she had a story to tell. Then I looked at her and I decided that I loved bold, colours and shapes more. So here she is. Delicate and pretty on a strong yet cozy background.


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Monika x

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A Love of Beauty – A Mixed Media Canvas by Robyn Wood

RobynHi, it’s Robyn with you today sharing a sweet little canvas featuring the use of Faber-Castell Gelatos and a new product, Whipped Spackle.


Whipped Spackle is quite an innovative product – you would think it was ordinary light modelling paste but it is actually gesso that has been aerated in a mixer to create a lovely texture similar to icing.  The aeration gives the product an amazing lightness and it will be perfect to use on canvasses but particularly cards, scrapbook layouts and art journals when you want texture without the usual heaviness.

You can watch the video here:

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Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will create your own beautiful butterfly canvas – I’d love to see it if you do.  Don’t forget you can upload pictures of your projects to our LuLu Art & Friends Facebook page or leave a comment on my blog,  If you use Instagram you can find LuLu Art at and I’m there as well, Pop by and say ‘hi’!


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Altered Book Cover by Karen Knight

Karen_picHello!! Karen here with you again today! Hope you have had a wonderful week and are getting the chance to get a little creative!
Today I have an altered Tim Holtz Worn Book Cover to share with you. I have to admit, I have a little addiction to these things, and they are perfect teamed with a couple of packs of Tag Page pockets to keep a tag journal of all the tags I make.
This time I’ve altered it with some of my favourite Distress colours, using Distress Paints, Distress Markers,  old book pages and some tissue wrap, and tape.  The Distress lines blend and work together so well, and are a pleasure to use, If you haven’t had a play with the Distress Paints, you really should have a go, they do some amazing things when spritzed with water before they are dry as well, and of course seeing that the range includes the whole pallet of colours we’ve come to know and love with Distress Inks, there is sure to be a colour or two  to suit everyone, wether you love more vintage grungy tones or gorgeous bright vibrant colours.
You can watch the process here:
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Thank you so much for dropping by, I hope you enjoy my little video, and thank you so much for watching.
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Until next time..
Happy creating,