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

Altered Vintage Spoons on a Canvas

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Hiya crafty friends! Idiana here from Idiana’s Creations with a new alteration using some vintage spoon and some random junk I tend to collect. Also, I love to play with textures and I have shared some of these techniques and much more. Here are some close up pictures and full video tutorial with full supply list below:

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Supply list:

DINA WAKLEY – STIFF BRISTLE PAINT BRUSH – 1″

LIQUITEX – WHITE GESSO – 16OZ

VINTAGE BOOK PAPER SHEETS – COLLAGE PACK

AMAZING CASTING RESIN KIT

SPEEDBALL – METAL LEAF – GOLD

PRIMA – FINNABAIR ART EXTRAVAGENCE RUST PASTE SET

PRIMA – FINNABAIR ART INGREDIENTS MELANGE ART PEBBLES 46/PKG

PRIMA – FINNABAIR ART INGREDIENTS MINI ART STONES

PRIMA – FINNABAIR – MICA FLAKES Gold

PRIMA – FINNABAIR – ART BASICS SILICONE BRUSH 1″

PRIMA – FINNABAIR ART EXTRAVAGANCE SNOWFLAKE PASTE

MOD PODGE – MATTE FINISH – 16OZ

DYLUSIONS INK SPRAY – VARIOUS COLOURS Calypso Teal

DYAN REAVELEY – DYLUSIONS PAINT Squeezed Orange, Tangerine Dream, & White Linen

LIQUITEX – ACRYLIC INK 30MLS – VARIOUS COLOURS Transparent Burnt Sienna

VIVA DECOR – INKA GOLD – VARIOUS COLOURS Gold

Other materials:

Random metal pieces

Embossing Folders

Ink and Stamps

Bubble Wrap

Piece of a Sponge

Hot Glue

Canvas

Full Video Tutorial:

 

Happy creating,

Idiana.

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Tag Booklet by Rochelle Melville

Hands up if you have too much art and crafting stuff?  I have two hands up!  LOL.  Today I (rockmelon recycled) want to show you a quick project that can help use up some of your craft stash; those bits and pieces such as ribbons, lace, buttons and washi combine to make a fabulous tag booklet.

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Supplies List

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Ephemera Die Cuts by Tim Holtz – Emporium

Collage Papers: Vintage Collage Papers

Scissors 

Paintbrush and Dylusions Paint: Bubble gum pink, vibrant turquoise

Mod podge , sticky tape

Stuff from stash such as:

Ribbon, twine, lace, fabric bits

Paper flowers, buttons, blingy bits, paper clips, bradlets, stickers

Washi tape

Words cut from magazines

Black and white pens for doodling

Watch the tutorial below:

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Directions:

Tape tags together with sticky tape leaving a little space so it will bend into an accordian booklet.

Mod podge pieces of vintage books as a background, randomly tearing and pasting, don’t think about it too much. Don’t forget to do both sides of your tag booklet.

Paint some of the edges of the tags using paints, (fingers work best and makes the finish more natural).

Use background vintage papers, washi tape and paint to cover the sticky tape joins.

Adhere ephemera die cuts (aren’t they just gorgeous!).

Tie ribbon, lace, string through the top of the tags.

Cut our random words from magazines and books that seem to go together.

Stamp or write word quotes. Doodle in empty spaces.

Add pieces of embellishments from stash until the tags feel full.

Give it to someone who needs to feel a little loved (that could be you).

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And don’t let you inner critic tell you that you can’t create, go right ahead, it will be silenced when you begin to create. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

Cheers, Rochelle x

 

Creating a Boldly Coloured Art Journal Page

Hello there Lulu Art fans, it’s Kate here with you today and I’m being brave and stepping out of my comfort zone a little to share a bold and vibrant page inspired by the art of Tracy Verdugo.  My art journal spread was created using an array of my favourite products from sprays to paints – from the Lulu Art online store of course!

The basic idea for this page is lots of layers, LOTS of LAYERS, each one different to the last using different products for each one!

Start by coating your page in gel medium and adding colour using Lindy’s Starburst Sprays while the Gel is still wet.  Once dry, use a water brush to add in a little Dina Wakley acrylic paint in several colours, drying between ‘unfriendly’ colours eg: green and orange, also stipple on a little paint through some Punchinella for extra interest.

Then add some extra shimmer by adding glazes and small designs with Metallic Accents paints, vary how thickly you add this.

Spray the facing page with water and spritz and flick on some of the same colour sprays (Time Travel Teal, Shaby Turbine Teal and Hi Maintenance Magenta), to create a lighter but coordinating background.  Keep working on the other page while this dries.  You will notice a huge difference as to how these behave and look, when applying over gel medium vs wet paper.

Using a pencil or chalk, lightly sketch designs onto your painted page, make sure you include the best bits with the most interesting colours and patterns into your designs.  Then use a fine tip white paint marker to trace over your design.

Fill in the areas between your drawings with white Gesso and dark colour acrylic paint (I used Night from Dina Wakley).  You can also add in another colour if you like – I used Magenta.  Mix and blend the colours for more interest to your background.  Add more white for a pale background and more of the darker colours for a bolder background – both look amazing.

Outline and embellish your designs using fine detail paint pens in both black and white to make your designs really POP.

Using black gesso and a bold quote stencil – this one is from Donna Downey, add a quote to the facing page to finish your journal spread.

 

And up close the finished elements look like this – no editing or enhancing required the colours really do look just like this…

You can watch the whole process start to finish right here – so you can follow along and create your very own page 🙂

SUPPLIES

 

Have a fabulous and creative day

Kate

Magical Moments by Warren Creations

design-team-2017Hey guys, Jesse here from warrencreations with another Lulu Art Project.

It is my time again to share with you my tutorial which takes you through my process for creating the the colourful image below.

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I had lots of fun playing with new products and teaching myself how to use them, its all part of the creative journey and remember to always have fun and enjoy what you do.

I would like to kindly apologise in advance as parts of the video did not record so unfortunately, you wont get to see the Tim Holtz tissue layer, more paint and stencils to create another layer and also the die cut image layer. Sorry again guys. For my next tutorial I am looking at using a different camera so fingers crossed!

 

NOW LETS GET CREATING 🙂

Supplies List

Strathmore Mixed Media Paper

Dylusions Paint in
Calypso Teal
Lemon Zest
Fresh Lime
Tangerine Dream
White Linen

Baby Wipes

Makeup Sponges
Liquitex Matte Medium

Tim Holtz Products
Rays Stencil (THS003)
Latticework Stencil (THS019)
Honeycomb Stencil (THS005)
Hearts (THS017)
Dot Fade Stencil (THS006)
Tissue Wrap – Postale 

Black Craft Card Stock

Stamps
Kaisercraft Dimonds Stamp
Kaisercraft Honey Comb Stamp
Kaisercraft Sentiments – Together
Wooden Love Stamp

Acrylic Stamp Blocks

Black Ink
White Paint Pen
Embossing Powder- Clear  

Thanks for watching! Please be sure to the  visit Lulu Art Store with more and more products being added each week 🙂

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Artist Interview With Theresa Miers

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Today it is my pleasure to introduce the final Lulu Art Design Team Member for 2017, Theresa Mierse from Where Are My Scissors?. Theresa is known for her gorgeous collaged mixed media artwork, created with her Gelli Plate/ Gel Press. She has great taste when it comes to colour choices as her colour schemes are so beautiful. You’re going to love her work.

I asked Theresa to tell me about herself and asked her a few questions over a virtual coffee.

 

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.

I love arts and crafts and I’ve recently started a new blog called Where Are My Scissors? . For a long time I had another blog very much focused on art stamping called Misty’s Mess. I got a real buzz one day when I noticed that Tim Holtz had pinned one of my tags onto his boards. It was a long time ago so it’ll be buried deep by now I’m sure.

I live with my partner on his family farm and an assortment of animals out on a 400+ acre farm in the Lockyer Valley. Going to town is a very small affair as the nearby Gatton only boasts a population of about 3000.

I think I have always had an art or craft project on the go since I was a child. I often was winning a prize for something I had made. I made my first dollar with a drawing when I was 12 years old. I sewed a lot of my clothes and then my children’s clothes. Sold some too. I tried scrapbooking but stamping held my interest better and I made lots and lots of cards instead.

I have an ambition to create a piece of my own artwork to hang on my walls and through experimenting I find I like collaging with painted papers best. My first attempts at collage back in high school were a sorry mess. I try not to let the past define me.

I have my art space set up out on the veranda so I’m a fair weather and daylight creative mostly. Below is my early morning view from my art space. My craft room is for the laptop and storage of supplies and tools. If I do anything indoors it is usually in the lounge room on my lap as I’m spending time in the presence of my partner, as he watches tv. Early to bed, early to rise around here most days.

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How/when did you get interested in art?

It’s always been a part of who I am. In high school my first priority was to know when art class was on the time table and work everything else around that.

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Can you remember one of the first things you drew/painted?

I can definitely remember my first bit of art I made that had an impact on me. I was most likely 9 years old. It was Library Week and we were required to paint something from our favourite book. I chose to paint a larger than life picture of a mouse from the Silent Night story. It was huge, as it filled the whole paper.

Lesson one was how to make brown when all I had to use was blue, green, yellow, red and black poster paints. I can still see the reds and the greens as they peeked out of my broad brush strokes. Lesson two was about winning and falling out of peer favour. My classmates deemed me undeserving to win since I was only just new at the school. The joy of winning overshadowed by wanting to be accepted, is a big burden for little shoulders. I had my prize book and I was showing it to my dad. He pointed out that the art work in the storybook has a resemblance to my art with it’s broad loose strokes. I’ll never forget that moment of a dirty mine worker revealing this little fact to his daughter on his knee. My art work is forever lost to me, but if I ever see that book again I’ll know it instantly.

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Do you have a favourite artist?

Before I had the internet I was mostly aware of textile and cloth doll artists via magazines. When I first got the internet the first artist I discovered was Teesha Moore. WOW! I had never seen anything like her work before. I thought how cool it was to have a life and a purpose involving wildly imaginative art journalling. A bit later I discovered Donna Downey’s vlogs. Who were these people doing extraordinary things with technology and reaching me in my far away place? I’m inspired by these two women who have revealed a way of believing in their art because they believed in their purpose to be artists.

What’s the best thing about being an artist?

Choosing my own path.

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Do you like to have music playing while you create and if so, what kind of music do you listen to that inspires you?

No music. I live in a big old Queenslander farmhouse that’s just not equipped with enough power points to bring music to where I prefer to hang out on the veranda. I listen instead to the many and varied sounds of quiet farm life. We have a large peafowl family of about 30 birds on the farm and in my silence, as I move about through my day, I’ve become more observant of the intricacies of their calls and social behaviours. Something I would like to study more of and understand. I would miss all those nuances if I had music playing.

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What is your favourite thing that you often include in your work?

Yellow. It represents light or a glow to me. I physically relax just that little bit more when I add it into my work. On the other hand I have an aversion to black. I use it when I feel I need to, which isn’t often, but it makes me feel very tense.

What are you doing when you’re not creating?

I’m generally a solitary person and there is lots to keep me amused on the farm. I do have three very energetic farm dogs that need their exercise. There is Rolley the Blue Heeler, Jack the Kelpie, and my dog Stanley who is a mixed breed Staffy/Bull Arab. Stanley, the biggest of them all thinks he is a small lap dog. I love being outdoors and going for walks all over the farm. Every couple of months I’ll head off into Brisbane to catch up with family and friends and get into my city girl stride.

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What are your favourite products to use?

The product I can’t live without would have to be my Liquitex Gesso and Matt Medium. It was during a desperate google search for an online store that sold these two items that I found Luluart in the first place. Now I reorder that stuff long before it runs out. My other favourite supply is my Lyra Water Soluble Crayons. I was amazed when I first saw a stamping demo done with these many years ago and I spent the next hour mentally scheming what I could give up so I could justify buying a big tin of them. They still get used a lot after all this time. It was also my first quality artist supply.

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Do you have any tips or inspiring words to share?

My most favourite quote is —

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.

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— and it has served me well in times when I need to push through fear. Staying in a safe place is not as beautiful as finding yourself on a shinier side of a challenging situation. The other side is not perfect but it’ll always be better.
Best place to catch up with what I’m doing is at —
My Instagram  where_are_my_scissors
Theresa.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Theresa, our last but not least Lulu Art Design Team Member. If you missed Theresa’s free mixed media tutorial you can view it HERE.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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HAPPY GELLI FLOWERS – An Art Journal page featuring collage with gelli prints.

Hello, I am Theresa and welcome to my first video and post for the Lulu Arts Design team. It also happens to be my very first video ever and since I am among friends I’m positive that you’ll tolerate my somewhat clumsy first attempt at this.

 

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I love painting papers with my gelli plate to later use for collage. Lately I’ve been turning my attention to creating images of vases of flowers, cutting simple shapes to build up a picture.

 

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I love my stencils, as the drawer full I possess will attest to. With this art page I wanted to show how I limited my choice to one primary pattern and using it in a variety of ways to add a repeating design through the various layers of the painting.

 

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My style leans towards impressionism which is meant to be viewed from further away than this. The up close photos really show how messy the collage really looks but this simplified process of cutting and pasting simple shapes is a very intuitive way for me to work with colour and develop my idea.

You can see a video of my process here

 

You can find some of the supplies I used in the list below –

Stratmoore 9×12 Spiral bound Art Journal

http://www.luluart.com.au/Strathmore-Visual-Journal-Mixed-Media-9×12-p/sm-1003.htm

 

GellPress Plate 8×10

http://www.luluart.com.au/Gel-Press-Reusable-Gel-Printing-Plate-8×10-p/gpr-1001.htm

 

Dylusion Paints

http://www.luluart.com.au/Dyan-Reaveley-Dylusions-Paint-p/dyl-1500.htm

 

Ceramcoat White

http://www.luluart.com.au/Ceramcoat-Acrylic-Paint-8oz-White-p/cm-3002.htm

 

Liquitex Matt Medium

http://www.luluart.com.au/Liquitex-Matte-Medium-8oz-p/lq-1004.htm

 

Catalyst Wedge Grey

http://www.luluart.com.au/Catalyst-Silicone-Wedge-Tool-Grey-W-01-p/ctl-1005.htm

 

Posca Pen

http://www.luluart.com.au/Uni-Posca-Pen-Marker-0-7mm-p/uni-1002.htm

 

You can see more of my work at www.wherearemyscissors.com

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Theresa xo

P.S You can find out more about me tomorrow, here on the blog, during my ‘artist’s interview’.

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