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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Week 46 Challenge Prize: 

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

I will draw a random name on Friday 22nd December from those who have uploaded into the Week 46 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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Wendy Demaine

Week 44 Art Journal Winner is: Wendy Demaine

This is an adorable journal page Wendy.

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Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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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!


Colour Me Positive – Week 45

Welcome to Week 45.

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This week I’ve gone with a little humour. I think humour plays such an important role in a happy life. It’s such a great feeling to laugh or to see someone laughing so hard that tears roll down their face.

I sure can relate to these words. I hope you can also relate and it puts a smile on your face.

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 keys in your work. Have you ever thought about using foil in your work? Why not try making foil keys to include in your work. 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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Week 45 Challenge Prize: 

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

I will draw a random name on Friday 8th December from those who have uploaded into the Week 45 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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Alison Mackay

Week 43 Art Journal Winner is:

Wendy Burgess. This is a beautiful page Alison Mackay. Beautiful work Alison. I love the lettering.

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There is a new section in the store (click the blue text above) and also in the Facebook Page. Check in regularly to what amazing deals are on offer.

 

On Sale This Week 

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Tim Holtz – Distress Crayons – Individual Colours

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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 question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 44

Welcome to Week 44.

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How true is this statement? I’m not sure what I’d do without being creative. It’s what keeps me sane, helps me to process life events, eases stress, helps me to zone out for a while, connect with others, is an outlet for my imagination, helps me plan, can be meditative, helps me to inspire others, etc.

How does Art or being creative make your spirit grow?

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to include images or drawings of art supplies in your work. If your drawing a pencil, draw it in pencil. If your drawing paint, then do it in paint, etc.

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 44 Challenge Prize: 

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

I will draw a random name on Friday 8th December from those who have uploaded into the Week 44 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 42 Art Journal Winner is:

Wendy Burgess. This is a beautiful page Wendy. I love it.

 

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Newly arrived stock

Here is my favourite this week:

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JANE DAVENPORT JUMBO RUB-ON 38CM X 61CM

This one looks awesome on the front of a journal.

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On Sale This Week 

DONNA DOWNEY UNMOUNTED RUBBER STAMP – FALLING DEEP
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DONNA DOWNEY UNMOUNTED RUBBER STAMP – POPPY SILHOUETTE

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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 question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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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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Sally Miller

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

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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

 

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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
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Liquitex – modeling paste
Liquitex – black ink
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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

Gel Press Sale

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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