Ordinary People – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

So nice to be here again!
I cannot believe it is almost October… term 4 of the school year is almost upon me with its many speech days and dance recitals (wish me luck!)

Super glad to be able to set some arty time aside to wip up this cute art journal page for you.

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Simple & sweet, using Jane Davenport’s fab A4 washi sheets.

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These washi pages are so beautiful, just as they are. They make for a wonderful focal point on a quick page of relaxation!

I have also been stencil shopping and now have a whole bunch of new stencils that I cannot wait to take for a spin. You should check out all the stencils Kylie has available… so many to choose from!

I use three within the background for this page.

TCW601s- Poppy Field; TCW761s – Solemn branches; TCW450s – Art Deco Leaves

… with all the colour splashed around this page I felt I needed a little relief and found it by using the Stamper’s Anonymous Flower Garden cling stamps.

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I stamped them in simple black ink on white card.

Lastly, a little doodling with some Dye-na-flow inks in brush pens (an old favourite) and a quick sentiment to finish off.

Enjoy watching the video!

Full list of supplies used follows the blog post

Enjoy!!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
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SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic – fuschia, lemon, turquoise, ocean & lime
– Scribble Sticks – peacock
Dylusions Dyalog ‘blank’ journal
Jane Davenport – A4 washi sheets
Liquitex – Matte Medium
– Gesso
The Crafter’s Workshop – 601s – poppy field – 6×6
– 450s – art deco leaves – 6×6
– 761s – solemn branches – 6×6
Ranger – Archival Ink pad – black
– Tim Holtz – Stamper’s Anonymous – Flower Garden cling stamp
– Tim Holtz – small talk – sentiment stickers
Dye-na-flow – permanent inks
Pentel water brush – fine

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Blossom – Mixed media art journal page

Hello lovelies!!

A super quick journal page today, especially for anyone who is a little shy about drawing.

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I thought I would put together a page using Jane Davenport’s ‘Whimsical Girls’ book that you can purchase from Lulu Art.

The book is designed with tear out pages and different types of paper so you can work right onto them and cut them out, add them to your journal pages, or in fact, journal right within the book… so many pretty images to choose from!

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I was also itching to use TCWs new mini botanical stencil designed by Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk. Lulu Art now has the full range of Marlene’s new products and I can’t wait to get my hands on those either.

I have already made a number of pages with this stencil… just so pretty!

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Finally, I added Christine Adolf’s ‘Poppyfield’ stamp by Prima.


(Full list of supplies used follows the blog post)

Enjoy watching the complete video… it’s a quick one!

Have fun and hope you give this journal page a try.

Enjoy!!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – @pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – @pygletwhispers & @danichoate
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic – night, tuquoise, lapis
Dylusions Dyalog ‘dots’ journal
Jane Davenport – Whimsical Girls book
Contact USA – clickable stamp set 1/4″ tall lowercase
Prismacolor pencils
Liquitex Matte Medium
TCW – 780s – mini botanical dream – 6×6
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– watercolours – tropicals & classics
Christine Adolf “Poppyfield” stamp
Ranger – Archival Ink pad – cobalt, black
Americana Neon paint

Create Your Own World – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Hello lovelies!!
My little Dylusions dyalog journal is almost full… can’t wait to do a flip-through video shortly. It is always so rewarding to see all the pages all together!

So today I added another quick page into my ‘backgrounds’ journal.

I used a simple concept… and have broken it down into basically 6 steps
1 – Gesso down – in this case, black gesso.

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2 – Lift some back up through a stencil using baby wipes. This stencil is CELL THEORY by TCW

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3 – Collage down – using Dina Wakley collage papers

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4 – Stencil over – on the right the stencil is Donna Downey – GRASS stencil

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5 – Choose a focal point – I chose the silhouette you can see in the above photo
6 – Shading, sentiment, detail and doodles – added shading to the figure, a small sentiment, doodles in paint pens and white sharpie details

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Enjoy watching the complete video. It is quite short so won’t delay you too much
Have fun and hope you give this type of journal page a try.

Enjoy!!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
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:
Dina Wakley Media
– Scribble Sticks
– Permanent mixed media ink palette
– Collage words & collage papers
– LEMON heavy body acrylic
Dylusions Dyalog ‘backgrounds’ journal
Sharpie white water-based paint pen – extra fine
Prismacolor pencils
Black gesso & white gesso
Liquitex Matte Medium
Stencils:
– Donna Downey – Silhouette Trio
– Donna Downey – Grass
– TCW – Cell Theory 6×6

Paint Pens – Posca or Zig FX

Colour Me Positive – Week 48

Welcome to the final week of Colour Me Positive for 2017, Week 48.

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I thought I’d end the year with a message that I hope you all read and take heed of. I wanted to leave you with a message of encouragement and thought this to be very appropriate.

When it comes to you art, take chances, take risks and don’t let fear hold you back. If I can give you one piece of advice to end the year it would be to experiment. Don’t be afraid of messing it up. Don’t worry about the outcome, but instead learn to really enjoy the creative process.

What is the worst thing that can happen? You make a mess…. So what! View this mess as an opportunity to push your boundaries. Mistakes often force me to look at my artwork with a more carefree attitude. It forces you to do things differently to repair or alter the mistake. It makes you do things that you probably wouldn’t do, had everything gone to plan.

That’s why they’re called happy accidents. They’re not that pleasant when they happen, but once you’ve proceeded to alter or repair your work (without giving up and tossing it in the bin), the final result will often surprise you.

Never throw your work out. Instead, transform it. Even really messy, terrible work that you truly do not want to work anymore on, can be used in other projects as collage.

The Big News.

In 2018 Colour Me Positive will be different. I have handed over the reins to the talented and lovely artist Theresa Miers. Yes that’s right. I will no longer be running CMP. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly and have been thinking about it for a while now.

This year has seen my personal life effect my work and I don’t feel I offered you my best self when it comes to CMP. Also, as my interest in other projects arise I feel I will have even less time to dedicate to CMP and thought it only fair that I handed over the reins to someone else. Someone who could provide you with the dedication CMP requires and deserves.

I know how important CMP is to many of you and how it has impacted your life. I’ve had many emails highlighting the positive impact CMP has had. Taking this into consideration, I was never going to end CMP without first finding a suitable replacement.

I imagine most of you know who Theresa Miers is. For those who don’t know Theresa you can read more about her HERE.

Theresa was a member of the Lulu Art Design Team for 2017 and has various tutorials posted here to inspire you. You can view the HERE

A Message from Theresa:

Hello. I am Theresa and I am your new host for the Colour Me Positive creative challenge. A decision was made to hand the running and managing of the group over to someone else and when Kylie put a call out to her Design Team for interest I put my hand up. The timing was perfect for me as I had finished up some commitments and was looking for that ‘something new’ to sink my teeth into.

While the CMP community has been very active with participating via the facebook group, I am also aware that there are a significant number who like to get their weekly prompt via email. Not wanting to leave anyone out I came up with a solution that was workable for me, and hopefully, because this bit is most important, inclusive for all. So to that in mind I created a dedicated blog/website for Colour Me Positive with email notifications and social media sites linked and managed from one place. My aim is to make it a positive user experience for our members.

To keep getting the weekly emails of the latest Colour Me Positive I would ask if you could do a small thing which would be of great help. I ask that you head on over to http://eepurl.com/de0L49  to sign up for the new emails. This will not only ensure you get some great inspiration in your inbox but it will also help me since I’ve still got my L plates on with some of this techy stuff, and I wanted to put my attention into getting the new CMP site ready.

Speaking of the new home for Colour Me Positive, would you like to go and see it? It’s still under construction as I tweak a few more bits and bobs for the first challenge that will be posted on 5 Jan 2018, but it is open for visitors. Pop on over and let me know what you think? You can find my Welcome post here –

https://colourmepositive.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/welcome-to-the-new-home-for-colour-me-positive/

Don’t forget to sign up for future prompts coming from this new place. You can do that here –

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If you decided to stay involved I say thank you. If you feel these changes are not for you I want to say thank you for your support in making Colour Me Positive the success it is to date.

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There will be no prize this week to make the transition a little easier for Theresa. One less thing for her to worry about.

Please continue to upload your work. You can upload to the Week 48 folder on Facebook.

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Thank you all for being so kind to me these past 12 months and for supporting my design team. They have truly worked hard to provide you with tutorials each week.

I truly wish you nothing short of the best, with your personal life and in your creative endeavours.

Art journalling has the power to heal one’s soul, over time. I know first hand, as it was my one place of solitude and serenity this year, when I needed it most. I art journaled this year more than any previous years and am so grateful I had this outlet.

Don’t stop spilling your self into your art journals and please don’t stop sharing with each other. Sharing you souls with others is essential for solid positive connections. These positive connections with others is what truly keeps us going. Even in the darkest times.

Please keep encouraging and inspiring each other. It is so important for everyone to feel seen and/or heard.

 

Happy Creating,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 47

Welcome to Week 47. Our second last prompt for 2017.

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Wow! Only two weeks left of Colour Me Positive for 2017. How quickly has this year flown by?

Wherever you are in the world, I truly hope that you and your loved ones have a Sparkly Christmas, filled with all the important things life has to offer, great friends, caring family and an abundance of LOVE, PEACE and HAPPINESS.  May 2018 bring you greater love for yourself and others around you, gratitude and peace in  your heart and all the happiness that life has to offer.

As with every week, this is a journal prompt to jumpstart your creativity. You can use these word or alter them to suit. Choose completely different words if you like. You don’t even need to add text to your artwork if you don’t feel you’d like to. There are no set rules.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to create an art piece that includes all your goals for 2018. A bucket list, if you will. Use your favourite supplies in your favourite colours. Are you Brave enough to post this to the Facebook Group? Good luck.

CMP in 2018. Big News next week.

There are many exciting changes coming for CMP in 2018 and next week, our last prompt for the year, I will let you know all about what is happening. Make sure to read next weeks post.

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There will be no prize this week. Please continue to upload your work. You can upload to the Week 47 folder .

 

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Gail Hamilton-Stephenson

Week 45 Art Journal Winner is: Gail Hamilton-Stephenson

Congratulations Gail. Love your literal translation on week 45’s prompt. Please contact me at admin@luluart.com.au to find out about your prize.

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Colour Me Positive – Week 46

Welcome to Week 46.

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What makes you different? What weird and wonderful attributes to you possess? Instead of comparing ourselves to others and thinking of our differences as negatives, why not try seeing them as positives?

Imagine how boring life would be if were all the same. Embrace your weird, wonderful, and quirky self.

As with every week, this is a journal prompt to jumpstart your creativity. You can use these word or alter them to suit. Choose completely different words if you like. You don’t even need to add text to your artwork if you don’t feel you’d like to. There are no set rules.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to include text relating to what makes you different. Good luck.

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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There will be no prize this week.

Please continue to upload your work. You can upload to the Week 46 folder .

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Wendy Demaine

Week 44 Art Journal Winner is: Wendy Demaine

This is an adorable journal page Wendy.

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Frida Journal Page with Kylie Stencil and Jane Supplies

OK how could I resist making an art journal page using Jane Davenport and Kylie Fowler supplies, especially now that Kylie is carrying Jane Davenport supplies in store I kinda HAD to make this page.  I was inspired by the riot of colours in the new collage papers and felt like I needed to make an equally riotous and wild page.  From there it was a short hop to Frida Kahlo as it’s Frida I think of when I think of wild and unrestrained.

While there are a few steps, all are simple and unrestrained and focus on fun and experimentation – so grab some papers, paint and some water soluble crayons or markers and have a play with me!  Start by gluing collage papers over your journal pages using mat medium and then allow to dry completely.

Now it’s time to create the base layer for your face, use the Peace face stencil from the Fowler face series as an outline and paint in the shape using Ceramcoat Santa’s Flesh.

Use a water-soluble marker to sketch in the facial features, and mermaid markers and one of Jane’s stencils to sketch the outline of flowers in the hair.

Now it’s time to tone down the page a bit.  Sketch the outline of Frida’s hair and then paint around the face and hair with gesso – make it as thick or thin as you like to hide or reveal the background details.  While the gesso is still wet, use an implement to scratch designs into the wet paint – this technique is called sgraffito.

Time to add some color to the face, I used Aquapastels to add the base colour and they dissolved beautifully.

Outline all the main elements using paint in a fine line bottle – this adds a little boldness to the image and helps to separate the image from the background and make it stand out against the very bold colors.

Add final details to the image using White Sharpie paint pen and Inktense pencils.

The combination of pencil for details and white paint to add some lightness finishes off the image.

And the finished page is a riot of colour – worthy I hope of Frida.

Now there is no way to capture the layers and process in words alone, so I’ve filmed the process of creating this page so you can all watch and play along!

 

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I hope you’ve found a few new ideas in this page that you might like to try for yourself!