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Joy to the World by Robyn Wood

RobynHello, it’s Robyn with you today sharing a Christmas project.

With Christmas looming I know many of you have been working on some special projects to decorate your house or for gifts for friends and loved ones. I hope this project inspires you!  I’ve gone for a soft blue palette with a snowy village feel but if inspiration strikes you after Christmas, it is easily customisable with different wording and colours.  The wording comes from one of my favourite Christmas carols – Joy to the World.  It is such a happy carol and never fails to bring a smile to my face as I sing along.


Robyn Wood - Joy to the World

Robyn Wood - Joy to the World b

You can watch the video here:


I hope you enjoyed learning how this project comes together. As always, don’t forget to pop by LuLu Art & Friends Facebook page to say hi or share your project or leave a comment on my blog,  I hope this project brings a little joy to your corner of the world!  Merry Christmas!


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I Am Grateful – a Journal Page by Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont

MonikaIt’s the end of the year already!  Really?!!  It snuck up on me! Too fast! Too quick! So much happened this year, so much changed! I learnt a lot, I pushed my boundaries a few times and I grew from it 🙂 I acquired lots of new art supplies too :), one new kitten 🙂 and I made new friends.

Did I make time to stop and reflect about it? To be thankful for what I have in my life? To cherish all the beautiful people in my life?  Not always, not everyday!  But I am trying to make it in to a good habit because it keeps me focused, keeps me sane, reminds me to be happy now!

Art keeps me sane and happy too, so I thought – why not combine both and create myself a reminder of how amazing life really is 🙂  I have sooooo much to be grateful for every day, month, year!


For me my Journal is a perfect place for it as I am spending lots of time flicking through it, playing, writing in it.
Maybe it is something you would like to do too ?

You can watch the video of my process here:

The supplies I used were:



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Who Are You – a journal page by Karen Knight

Hi Everyone!
Karen here with you again today, and it seems as though I’m still having a few technical issues with youtube, so I don’t have a video to share with you today.  I still have a wonderfully “distressed” journal page to share with you though.
This one is a little different for me.. it has colour. yes you read right, I’ve used some very not vintage colours! I love how it has turned out, and still think it looks very me!
  I started by picking a few different colours of Distress Paint and  one colour Dylsuions Ink spray and put  down my first layer. Lots of inky painty fingers with this one.. I just swiped , sprayed and rubbed things here and there until I was happy!
Next I pulled out some Tim Holtz layering stencils and added in another layer, using a couple of different Distress paint colours.
Another layer, with some stamped images using one of my original colours of paint that I used in my very first paint layer. I also added in some random  swipes of black distress paint at this stage as well as a few tiny pieces of torn Tim Holtz tissue tape and left my background to dry.
While I was waiting patiently for my paint to dry, I fussy cut around a Tim Holtz Found Relative and  did a little reading of some old book pages, cutting out a few words that I might like to use on my page.
Using some gel medium I stuck my Found relative in place along with my chosen words, and added some  doodling and a smudged shadow using a distress marker around my elements.
Lastly I added in a few Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs and I was done..
It’s  very different for me, as I usually run a mile when someone mentions colour, But I love how its turned out, why not put yourself a little out of your comfort zone and try a colour combination you would normally shy away from with your next journal page.. you never know, you may just find you really love it!
Products Used:
Distress Paint – Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Picket Fence, Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass
Dylusions Ink Spray – Vibrant Turquoise
Layering Stencil – Bubble – Tim Holtz Collection
Remnant Rubs – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Found Relatives – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Tissue Tape – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Gel Medium – Dina Wakley Media


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Kindle Your Spark by Robyn Wood

RobynHello, it’s Robyn with you today sharing an art journal page.  As mixed media artists we tend to try lots of different styles of pages, trying to find our style, favourite colours and images that speak to us. Lately I have been doing some research into abstract styles and came across the work of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch pioneer of abstract art.  If you are an Aussie of a certain age or a fan of rock band Silverchair, you will already be familiar with Piet’s style as it inspired the cover of the album Young Modern. Piet’s work features strong primary colours and linear lines.


My page features stamps by Dina Wakley and the quote ‘kindle your spark of madness’.  In the words of Robin Williams – ‘You’re only given a spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.’

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I hope you enjoyed learning how this project comes together. As always, don’t forget to pop by Lulu Art & Friends Facebook page to say hi or share
your project or leave a comment on my blog,