Kylie’s Face Stencil Demo by Theresa Miers

Hello LuluArt friends. We all love and art challenge, right? I am Theresa, and I embraced a personal art challenge opportunity when I recently received a set of Kylie Fowler’s new face stencils. You see, I’m really okay with trying to draw or paint a face in my own, sometimes quirky, way. Until now it never occurred to me to ever use a stencil to map out the face. With Kylie’s recent release I thought it was a great time to try something new to me and do just that. But first I must play.

Face stencil outlines

My main objective was to use the stencil in a way that would feel most ‘natural’ to me and take advantage of it purely as a tool. The first thing I did was flip back through my own work to find my inspiration. I found a watercolour piece I’d done with a quarter turned face and I set about re-creating it with Kylie’s quarter turned stencil. I was really happy with that first start. So I tried it again. And again. And again. Each time just doing somethings a bit different and somethings a bit the same.

Kylies Face Stencil by Theresa - dry brushing

As you can see from the pictures and the video it looks nothing like a watercolour painting anymore. And I think it’s safe to say that my end result looks very much like something I’d do but with someone else’s face map to lay a foundation. I used a lot of dry bushing technique with water activated art supplies to create layers for an impressionist style, mixed with collaging paper napkins.

 Stencil face sideways

I was really happy with the creative places it took me as I opened up to the possibilities of trying something I’d never really considered before. It was definitely worth trying something different, especially if that different is finding new discoveries. Watch the video below to see where my art play lead me and how I used the quarter turned stencil to paint my face.

Stencil face mouth detail

Have you tried the new face stencils yet? They are not just for artists unsure of how to map out a face, they are also great for recreating your own works differently.

Kylies Face Stencil by Theresa - finishing touches

Supplies I used that are available at the Lulu Art store.

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Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal

This professional quality journal is excellent for watercolour, gouache, acrylic graphite, pen & ink, coloured pencil, marker, pastel and collage. 100% cotton fibre, acid free, lignin free, archival. 64 pages of 90lb paper bound into a journal.

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Artist Cellar – Kylie Fowler Stencil – Fowler Faces 4pk – 6×6

Kylie Fowler – Fowler Face Series – Pack of 4. Kylie is known for creating artwork with big soulful eyes that capture your attention. All designs 6′ x 6′. Unique premium quality stencil designs from Artistcellar. Designed by Kylie Fowler.

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Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint – 8oz – White

Your favourite Ceramcoat paint in the bigger 8oz bottle. Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint has a creamy, smooth consistency for one coat coverage that dries to a uniform, matte, permanent finish. This paint is perfect for a wide variety of hard surfaces.

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Caran d’Ache Neocolor II Water-soluble wax pastel

Caran D’Ache – Neocolor II – Water Soluble wax pastel / artist crayon. The widest range of wax-based water-soluble pastels on the market. High pigment concentration for bright and opaque colours. Soft and easy to work with, strong bright colours.

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Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks 12/Pkg

Scribble Sticks are versatile, high quality pigment sticks that sketch like crayons but are water-soluble like watercolour pencils. Create backgrounds and blend colour to a transparent shade using water or create bold, opaque designs, scribbles and marks.

 

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Derwent – Inktense Pencils 12pk

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Liquitex Matte Medium 16oz

Creates a matte, non-reflective finish and dries translucent, permanent, non-yellowing, and water resistant. Mix it with any acrylic colour or Liquitex mediums or thin by adding up to 25% water. Also makes an excellent glue for collage.

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Jane Davenport Mixed Media Paint Over Pens 5/Pkg

American Crafts – Add beautiful colours to your craft projects using these paint over pens by Jane Davenport. This wonderful assortment of paint pens is perfect to personalise your handmade gift bags, tags, cards and other paper craft projects.
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Colour Me Positive – Week 43

Welcome to Week 43.

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I came across this image earlier on in the year and just new that I had to use it in CMP. I’ve been waiting for the right words to cross my path and today, while looking for inspiration, these words appeared.  This is such a beautiful photo of these two girls.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to include hand lettering in your work. Try a style that you’ve never tried before or come up with your own lettering design.

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 43 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a gift voucher to Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 1st December from those who have uploaded into the Week 43 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 41 Art Journal Winner is:

Sally Miller. Love the colour palette in this. Congratulations Sally.

 

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Newly arrived stock

Here are just a few:

JANE DAVENPORT – GLITZ SEA – WATERCOLOUR SET

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JANE DAVENPORT JUMBO RUB-ON 38CM X 61CM

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On Sale This Week Only

Discounted Dylusions spray inks & acrylic paint. All new colours (plus Chopped pesto in the ink sprays due to over ordering). Extended Sale.

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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Ephemera – Vellum Expedition 63/pk

Normally $7.60 Now only $5.95

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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Vellum Ephemera – Thrift Shop 54/pkg

Normally $7.60 Now only $5.95

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View the latest Free Mixed Media Tutorials

 

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 question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Night Owl – mixed media illustration

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Hello lovelies!

A cute and easy illustration to check out today on the Lulu Art blog. It could be completed as a journal page or a stand alone piece like I have done…

I really did sit down to do this page with little idea of where I was headed (always the best way to start, I think). I had some metal leaf, a Dina Wakley stamp & stencil on my table… and off I went!

I decided pretty early on that the stamp reminded me of an owl’s eyes and found a poem that linked an owl to the moon… an idea for a sweet illustration started to form! I had to change the stencil I was going to use and finally went with Dina Wakley Media’s JUNGLE  leaves to loosely depict feathers.

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Acrylic glazing over coloured modeling paste (or super heavy gesso) gave some really interesting blends of blue and green. Prismacolor pencils helped to give some depth and definition to the bird

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The sliver leaf was very easy to use, however, it was a little stubborn and stuck better than expected to the glue (and also to the modeling paste!) A much coarser brush was needed to brush the excess away and leave the effect I wanted.

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The poem in handwritten text finished the piece.

Hope you enjoy watching along
(Complete supplies list follows).

Have Fun !!
~wishes
Dani x

 

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:
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SUPPLIES LIST: (all from www.luluart.com.au)
Strathmore Mixed media paper
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body paints – turquoise, night, lime, yellow, blush
Dina Wakley Media – stamp sets – Text & Scribbles or Textures
Dina Wakley Media – jungle stencil
Sharpie white water-based paint pen
Prismacolor pencils
Dina Wakley palette knife
Liquitex – gesso
Liquitex – modeling paste
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Golden Fluid Acrylic – Manganese Blue Hue
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Colour Me Positive – Week 42

Welcome to Week 42.

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I feel this week’s theme is so appropriate given that on Wednesday, Australia voted YES to marriage equality.  Love is Love.

Thank you also to all who sent feedback regarding the future of Colour Me Positive 2018. I truly appreciate it.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to include the colour of the rainbow or an actual rainbow in your work.

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 42 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a surprise pack of supplies from Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 24th November from those who have uploaded into the Week 42 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 39 Art Journal Winner is:

Bunny Realf. This is a stunning art piece Bunny. Congratulations.

 

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Newly arrived stock

Here are just a few:

 

On Sale This Week Only

Discounted Dylusions spray inks & acrylic paint. All new colours (plus Chopped pesto in the ink sprays due to over ordering).

Dylusions Sale-Lulu Art

 

and for today only the Gel Press 5×7″ is at a discounted price of $17.95. Normally $21.95

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View the latest Free Mixed Media Tutorials

 

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 question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Live with Promise

We all live in such a busy world and time goes by in a blink of an eye. There is a beautiful TCW stencil I use often in my work “Live Love Laugh” it reminds me to slow down and take a breath.

I have combined part of it in my next piece

“Live with Promise”

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I like to blend from one colour to another when using the stencils as I like the effect.

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It is fun to use the back ground colour in the faces rather than blocking in a flesh tone each time. Variety is the spice of life.

I hope you enjoy watching the video and have some fun experimenting with different back ground colours.

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Full Product List

Dylusions Paint  Crushed Grape, White Linen, London Blue, After Midnight, Black Marble, Bubble Gum Pink
Liquitex White Gesso
Brushes 1/4 and 3/8 angle, 10/0 Liner
Brayer
Palette Knife
Sponge Dauber
Strathmore – Mixed Media Paper Pad 6 x 8
Teflon Craft Mat
Stencils: Tim Holtz; Fade Dot, Wildflower, Lattice work, TCW; Mini Live Love Laugh

 

 

 

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Colour Me Positive – Week 41

Welcome to Week 41.

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Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to use a stamp/s as a jumping of platform, giving you something to work from.

Below I introduce you to James Burke, a fabulous Australian artist who lives in America. Here he is using a JDMM Face stamp set as the base of his work.

Click here to view the JDMM Mix & Match Eyes, Nose & Mouth Stamps.

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 41 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a surprise pack of supplies from Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 17th November from those who have uploaded into the Week 41 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 39 Art Journal Winner is:

Cath Sheard. Congratulations Cath. Love this look.

 

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Newly arrived stock

Here are just a few:

 

 

PRE_ORDER the Jane Davenport Mixed Media Range Here

Here are just a few. Some have already started arriving.

 

View the latest Free Mixed Media Tutorials

 

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 question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 40

Welcome to Week 40.

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Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I was you to google ‘mixed media art techniques’ and find a technique that you’ve never tried before. See where you can take these newly learnt skills. Even if you don’t like the whole process, take what you do like and run with that.

Here is what I found that I thought you may like:

I just happen to have a Gel Press/Plate on sale this week HERE

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 40 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a surprise pack of supplies from Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 10th November from those who have uploaded into the Week 40 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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De White

Week 38 Art Journal Winner is: De White

Congratulations De. Beautiful journal page.

 

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See what’s on SALE this week.

Here are just a few:

 

PRE_ORDER the Jane Davenport Mixed Media Range Here

Here are just a few:

 

View the latest 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.

 

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 question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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