Colour Me Positive – Week 26

Welcome to Week 26. This week is all about Learning New Things.

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When was the last time you learnt something new? What have you always wanted to try, but never made the time to do it?

‘If you keep doing things the same way you always have, you will easily fall into a rut. To feed your creativity, you have to step out and try new things. Satisfy your thirst for something different and reap the rewards. Such as:

Increased confidence – Going out on a limb to try something new takes confidence. Showing yourself that you have what it takes will only make you feel better about yourself. You will surprise yourself and realize the potential you’ve held all along.

Appreciation for yourself – Do you really appreciate yourself for all you do and are capable of doing? Trying a new thing, whether it’s a new look, a new hobby, or a new motto, will help you to appreciate what you’re really made of. Self-love is incredibly important.

Learning a new skill – Many times the thing you’ll be interested in trying involves learning a new skill. You may be afraid of failing, but don’t let that stop you. With practice and persistence, you will gain a cool new skill or hobby to add to your repertoire. It’s a good feeling and a greater asset.

Helps you break out of a rut – A great way to break you out of your mundane routine is to do something you’ve never done before, or try something you’ve never tried. Wake your brain up and tell it that you’re not just here to go through the motions. You’re here for a purpose!

Helps you to see value around you – Sometimes a little bit of perspective is all we might need to gain a great appreciation and sense of value for the things around us. Things like everyday life, time with our kids, friendship, and interacting with new people all seem completely new and revived when you go out on a limb in another area of your life.’

Quoted from www.beliefnet.com

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week use a brand new item/product in your artwork. Play and experiment with this item/s and learn the pros and cons of using it. It’s all about learning something new.

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 26 Challenge Prize: 

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

I will draw a random name on Friday 7th July from those who have uploaded into the Week 26 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 24 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Nikita Steakhouse. Congratulations Nikita. A lovely bright journal page.

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Inktense Demo with Theresa Miers

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Have you got some Inktense pencils? Thinking about getting some? Not sure how to use them and looking for more inspiration to get more out of them. Hopefully I can open a window into exploring ideas using one of my favourite pencils.

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I am Theresa Miers from Where Are My Scissors? and I invite you to come and look over my shoulder as I work on creating painted paper with my Inktense pencils on the video below. I’ll talk through my process of picking colours and what I use from my stash to create layers of patterned colour. The samples above use the same process. Some are made using the colour of the rainbow and some are more monochrome. Almost all have a different set of impression making tools (stamps, stencils, etc) to create the patterns.

Inktense Demo cut tag I often will resort to creating patterned papers like this because it’s a good time to not overthink what I am doing and just play and learn. Once I have made my unique coloured papers, I will use them for a variety of purposes that you might ordinarily use any other patterned paper. Since I am running low on handmade tags I figured I might show you what the papers look like as such. The tag on the far right is cut from the paper I used in the video demo.

Since this is a demo about showcasing a fun way to utilise Inktense pencils I wanted to take that focus a step further and make my own tags using ONLY the papers made. So with scissors and paper trimmer handy I got to work.

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Cutting and layering just these papers opens up another way to see colours, contrasts and patterns as the pieces are seen next to each other.

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I love the look of all the colourful layers. I’ll be hanging these tags around my desk and art space for inspiration until such time as I call them to duty, in some happy mail.

I hope you were inspired to get your hands on those Inktense pencils and give them a chance to lead you into some colourful play time and discoveries.

Since most of the stamps I own are no longer available I’ve created a small list of suitable suggestions from the Luluart store. Most of the Dylusions and Dina Wakeley designs would be a fun fit for the technique I have shown. Try it and let us know how you got on.

SUPPLIES:

Inktense Pencils 12 pack   http://www.luluart.com.au/Derwent-Inktense-Pencils-12pk-p/der-481235.htm

Inktense Pencils 6pack   http://www.luluart.com.au/Derwent-Inktense-Pencils-6pk-p/der-481233.htm

Impression Making Supplies.

http://www.luluart.com.au/Dina-Wakley-Stamps-Handwritten-Quotes-p/dwk-1017.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Carabelle-Cling-Stamp-Monday-2-75-X3-75-p/car-237121.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Dylusions-Stamp-Set-Further-Around-The-Edge-p/dyl-2003.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Dylusions-Stamp-Set-Graphic-Backgrounds-p/dyl-2032.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/IndigoBlu-Rubber-Stamp-Heart-Flourish-p/ib-1023.htm

Thanks for watching,

Theresa xoDT2017-Theresa

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Colour Me Positive – Week 25

Welcome to Week 25. This week is all about Staying Grounded.

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In keeping with the theme of stars, like in Dani Choate’s tutorial this week, I thought this quote was appropriate.

Like all quotes, this week’s quote can mean different things to different people. To me this quote is referring to achieving greatness in your life, all the while keeping yourself grounded and humble. I’d love to hear different interpretations of this quote. What does it mean to you?

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I want you to use stars in your work. Collage them, draw them, paint them, stamp them, stencil them, sew them or any other way you can incorporate them into your work. Why not try a combination of ways?

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 25 Challenge Prize: 

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

I will draw a random name on Friday 29th June from those who have uploaded into the Week 25 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 23 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Sue Wheeler. Congratulations Sue. This is beautiful. I am loving the colour scheme.

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Star light, Star bright: mixed media girl.

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I had a great time creating this page for Lulu Art this month.

SO… MUCH… FUN!!

Dina Wakley’s Grungy Stars rubber stamp set had a tiny stamp saying “Star light Star bright”  so I just ran with it…

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A starry stencil, thanks to TCW..
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Some glimmer and shine,

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courtesy of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Industrial chic sprays…

Touches of gold everywhere…

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… topped off with a galaxy of stars in her hair (and a few in her eyes, of course!)

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Have Fun !!

~wishes

Dani x

I would love to connect… so come find me:
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:

(all from www.luluart.com.au)

Dylusions paper pack
Ceramcoat – Santa’s Flesh
Dina Wakley Media – Heavy Body Acrylic   – Black, Night, Turquoise & Lime
Liquitex Modeling Paste
palette knife
TCW- The Crafter’s Workshop – Jennie Bowlin –  Random Stars stencil
Golden Acrylic Glazing Medium
Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallic Turquoise
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Industrial Sprays (follow instructions)
Higgins white ink
Prismacolor pencils – various
Dina Wakley Grungy stars rubber stamp set
Ranger Archival ink stamp pad
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks (sooo good!!)
Speedball Metal/Gold Leaf and Gold Leaf adhesive (sizing)
strong clear glueI have used s ZIG glue pen
Liquitex gesso – for stamping
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set – starry colours gold set

Colour Me Positive – Week 24

Welcome to week 23. This week is all about COFFEE……..naaa, actually it’s about What Soothes Your Soul.

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I am a BIG coffee drinker, but if Tea or Hot Chocolate is your beverage of choice, then replace the word ‘coffee’. This is all about what beverage you drink that makes you relax just that little bit. Particularly the very first sip, of your very first coffee of the day. You know what I mean, the one that makes you close your eyes and say to yourself ‘Ahhhhhhhh’. It’s even better if the house is silent and everyone else is still sleeping, but hey, you take it when you can get it, right?

What soothes your soul? Is it a hot drink, a glass of wine (preferably not first thing in the morning…lol), doing yoga, going for a walk, meditating, watching your kids play nicely together, while you sit back and watch without them knowing, gardening, stretching, painting, drawing, etc?

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I want you to Do something that soothes your soul EVERYDAY. This can be as small as a hot drink or as big as you can dream up. Do something that takes you to your happy place or makes your mind say ‘Ahhhhhh’. You’re worth it.

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 24 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a prize bundle of goodies to use in your art journaling.

I will draw a random name on Friday 23rd June from those who have uploaded into the Week 24 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 22 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Cath Sheard. Congratulations. I love the vibrancy of this page. Love it.

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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

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

Like to be organised?

(click the text to view all that is available.)

 

These sell out quickly, so if there is none in stock, shoot me off an email to admin@luluart.com.au and I’ll order one in especially for you.

 

 

If there is something you would like, but can’t see it in the store, let me know and I’ll see if I can get it in for you.

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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Golden Teddy Bears Galore

Hi Lulu Art Fans, can you believe we are nearly half way through the year? Wow where have the months gone?

It is my pleasure today to share with you how to create a super cute jointed teddy bear. You can use him as a bookmark, pin him to your pin board or washi tape him in your journal.

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He is relatively quick and easy to make and you can dress him up by adding flowers, tutu, hat etc. I even added a mermaid tail to some of mine.

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It is time to bust open those paints and brushes, pour yourself a cup of coffee and join me in creating a little golden teddy bear.

I hope you have enjoyed watching and would love to see what you to create.

Materials Used:
Strathmore Mixed Media pad
Dylusions Paint True Sunshine, Melted Chocolate
Dylusions Paint Pens Black Marble, White Linen
PrismaColor Pencils White, Sunburst Yellow, Orange, Terra Cotta, Hot Pink
Non Stick Craft Sheet
Awl
2B pencil, Rubber
Brushes 1″ base coating brush, 1/4 angle brush, fine liner
01 black fine pen
Glue Dots
Brads

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Colour Me Positive – Week 23

Welcome to week 23. This week is all about ATTITUDE.

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This week I want you to focus on your attitude and what you bring to each situation. Ask yourself, ‘how can I change my attitude to this situation?’. Your attitude can have a HUGE impact on your happiness and the happiness of those around you. Try carrying a more positive attitude with you this week and see how different your week feels.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I want you to use one colour only, along with a black and white sharpie for details and highlights. Why not? You’ve got nothing to lose.

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 22 Challenge Prize: 

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

I will draw a random name on Friday 16th June from those who have uploaded into the Week 23 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 21 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Peggy Dailey Gatto. Beautiful work Peggy. This is so sweet. Congratulations.

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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

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

More Jane Davenport Mixed Media Range has arrived!!!!!

Click the text above to go check out these ‘Oh so yummy’ supplies. I am in loooooove. More of Jane’s line is on it’s way to the store, so look out for that.

 

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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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