Creative Colour Chart using Jane Davenport’s Bright Set

Looking for ways to create cool color charts?  Then have a look at this idea using supplies from Lulu Art of course!
Colour charts – I love to make them but often seem to fall into the trap of having them be purely for ‘utility reasons’ – I can be a little too practical on occasion.  So I’ve been looking at ways to make them more exciting and interesting while still retaining their original purpose – to show off the colours in each set. While searching on the net I started seeing these amazing watercolour skylines that are practically ready-made colour chart ideas!  I knew I needed to try something like this with one of my watercolour sets and what better than the Jane Davenport Brights Set, available from Lulu Art of course!

So I’ve sketched an imaginary city into my art journal (the skyline is a mish-mash of different skyline elements from all over the world) and added some text which I’ve protected using Holbein masking liquid.

Now time to have a little fun, just by eye (though you can use a pencil if you like) split your image into the number of colours you have in your set.  Add your colours to the image one at a time, mixing one colour with the colour next to it (just a little where the colours meet) as you go.  Try to work fast as these can dry fairly quickly.

Add water or salt to create patterns and variation, though you will get the best results with this on watercolour paper (which isn’t what I’ve used).

Then let the colours drip down the page – you can encourage this with a little water if you like and then drop in some of the Gold Gansai Tambi Starry Colours paint into your puddles and leave this to dry.  Add a few splashes or splatters of colour over the page both over the image and around it (you get some amazing things happening as the splatters hit the wet paint) and leave the entire piece to dry.

Add a little doodling to highlight some of the amazing patterns and then remove the masking liquid.

Write the names of each colour onto your page – it is a colour chart after all!

Not only do you end up with an amazing colour chart but also a fun and funky journal page.

I’ve made a quick video to show you set by step how this colour chart came together.

SUPPLIES

I hope you have as much fun with this idea as I did 🙂

Kate

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Warren Creations – Express Yourself

Hey guys, Jesse here from warrencreations with another Lulu Art Project.  I am so excited as It is my time again to share with you my tutorial which takes you through my process for creating the the image below.

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This lesson for me was all about learning to let go and be free. Do what makes you happy, learn to let got and be yourself. Focus on the moments that make you happy and forget the ones that dont. No one can make you feel anything less then the beautiful person that you are.

I have become quite addicted to colour lately.  The delicious pots of colour from the dylusions range are just the best.

 

I have been sticking to my word and have been using my journals and I am really loving

 

ENJOY MY RABBITS, NOW LETS GET CREATING 🙂

 

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 Supply List

Dylusions Journal 9×11
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/2058.htm

Dylusions Paint
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/2044.htm
Lemon Zest
Squeezed Orange
Bubblegum Pink
Crushed Grape
Fresh Lime
Cut Grass
Campso Teal
London Blue
White Linen

Dylusions Spray Ink
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/1863.htm
Black Marble

Stencils
Kaisercraft 12×12 Stencil Flora Quarters
https://www.kaisercraft.com.au/newsite/products.php?prod=T620

Dylusions 9×12 Stencil Dotted Flowers
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/1867.htm

Paint Markers
Montana Black
https://www.montana-cans.com/en/marker-und-inks/acrylic-marker/

Stamps
Unity Wild Poppy
https://www.unitystampco.com/

Matte Medium
Liquitex Matte Medium
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/1922.htm

Make up Wedges
Paint Applicator Botttle

Thanks for watching! Please be sure to the  visit Lulu Art Store for the best art supplies around and please come see myself for many more of my creative journeys.

Jesse EDIT DT

Kylie’s Face Stencils….Giveaway..Yay!!

I’ve been working on creating some face stencils for Lisa over at Artistcellar. I’m so happy at how they turned out.

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Lulu Art Design team member Dani Choate has created a mixed media tutorial HERE for you to see one of the stencils being used.

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From left to right they are; PEACE, JOY, SERENITY and HOPE. More of my design team are busy creating beautiful mixed media tutorials using my Fowler Face Stencils. Keep an eye out for those.

I’ve been working in my art journal, playing around with these stencils. I used a Tombow Brush Marker 772-Blush through these stencils to start with.

Here is what I created with stencil HOPE.

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and with stencil JOY. Both are works in progress.

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I’m eagerly awaiting for stock to arrive, but in the meantime I’m having a GIVEAWAY.

THE PRIZE

A set of Fowler Face Stencils 4 pck (PEACE, JOY, SERENITY and HOPE)

HOW TO ENTER

All you need to do to enter is comment and let me know what do you find the hardest part of drawing a face/portrait. Entries will be drawn on Monday 23rd October 2017.

 

However, if you can’t wait to find out if you are a winner, and you want to buy some NOW then make sure you get your set(s) here:

For US/ Canada/ South America/UK/ Europe: Artistcellar

For Australia/ New Zealand/  Asia/ Africa:  Lulu Art Store (Please note: my batch is on its way here. Not here yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as they do)

If you would like me to hold you a set/s, email me at admin@luluart.com.au and I’ll put them aside for you when they arrive.

 

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Painting Roses with Prima Marketing Tropicals Watercolor Set

 

Hi. I am Theresa, and it’s my turn to show you how I get creative with some of my Lulu Art art supplies.

I bought myself a tin of the Prima Marketing Tropical watercolours recently and I set about trying to learn how to create those lovely loosely painted roses that are popular right now. I bought the Tropicals especially for this purpose because this tin had a nice selection of vibrant colours. As I go through my yellows quicker than any other colour I was happy to note this tin had three yellows in it. And I really like the intensity of the violet which is very useful to make those darker tones instead of using black.Rockside Ruby Prima Tropical swatch

My first attempts were quite clumsy to say the least but perseverance in learning to manipulate the brush strokes and gauging the amount of water that was required to get the effects I was after was worth the investment in time. What I was happy to note is this tin selection had colours that blended together beautifully to give new colour variations without going into muddy and grey tones. Which makes this set a great place to start for a beginner in my opinion.

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So I started to experiment with trying to make some roses, and while most of them were recognisable as roses I hadn’t quite hit that sweet spot where I felt comfortable with how they were made. So it was not without its frustrations. It was in one of those moments of frustration I let go of the expectation I would paint a flower and I decided to just start ‘puddling’ around.  Is was in this phase of my learning that I found inspiration to try a different approach. My swirly puddles of merging colours were to become my base layer to paint the petals over the top of.

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I wanted to make the roses and leaves to be separate units so I could cut them out and use as embellishments on a variety of crafting projects. I have since used the on cards and tags. I’ve decorated paper pennants with them. And wouldn’t they look great scattered over a DIY feminine party table at a wedding, bridal shower or high tea?

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Follow along in the video below to see my process on making these pretty flowers. I’ll also show you how I set up and rearranged my watercolour pans to suit my painting needs. I hope you find this useful. Enjoy.

 

A list of supplies to create these roses are –

Paper choices

http://www.luluart.com.au/Canson-Watercolour-Pad-Cold-Pressed-9-x-12-p/ca-1001.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Prima-Watercolour-Paper-Pad-8-5-x11-20pk-p/pr-5012.htm

Watercolours

http://www.luluart.com.au/Prima-Watercolour-Kit-Tropicals-p/pr-539442.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Kuretake-Gansai-Tambi-Watercolours-6-pkg-Starry-Co-p/ku-1001.htm

Brushes

http://www.luluart.com.au/Pentel-Aquash-Waterbrush-Medium-4mm-p/pe-404265.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Ranger-Artist-Paint-Brush-Set-p/rg-2001.htm

Sealer choices

http://www.luluart.com.au/Dorland-s-Wax-Medium-4oz-p/msc-2009.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Tim-Holtz-Distress-MicroGlaze-p/th-436679.htm

 

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Mirror Faces – Fowler Face Series stencils – mixed media art journal page

Last month, Kylie sent me through some super fun stencils to try. Stencils that she has designed and Artistcellar has produced!! They are part of the Artistcellar Signature Series and are called – “FOWLER FACE SERIES”

So exciting!

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These are great!

There are four 6×6 stencils in the package – forward facing, looking up, side profile & 3/4 profile – so many choices!!

If you are someone who has difficulty drawing faces, these stencils give you a beautiful face everytime. If you are working towards getting better at drawing faces, they give you a guideline to work with so you won’t have to worry about placement and dimensions so much. And… for those that can draw faces, these stencils allow you to focus on other parts of your page rather than putting all the time you have to create, into the face on the page, you can experiment with other techniques or do extra journaling or practice your modelling paste stencil technique (that is me!!) or just have fun making beautiful big hairdos!!

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You can tell I was having fun as my joyous messy desk was in full swing!!

I cracked out the modeling paste, some scribble sticks and had some fun working on some coloured tonal shading on the pre-prepared faces. The stencils made it so easy to get a quick and effective journal page done.

my journal quote: “The face is the mirror of the mind and the eyes, without speaking, confess the secrets of the heart.”      – St. Jerome

SO FUN & SO EASY!!

till next time…

~ Dani x

Always love to connect… so come find me:
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Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
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SUPPLIES LIST: (all from www.luluart.com.au)
Golden Acyrlic Glazing Medium
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Liquitex Gesso
Liquitex Matte Medium
Dina Wakley Media – Heavy Body Acrylic – Turquoise, Night, Magenta, Lemon
TCW stencil – Fantasty Sphere
ArtistCellar stencil – Fowler Face Series
White Sharpie – extra fine
Black Sharpie – extra fine
Dina Wakley palette knife
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Ceramcoat – Santa’s Flesh, Medium Flesh, Hydranges Pink
Prismacolor – many colours
brushes & sponges

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Be Brave

Creating is something I look forward to each weekend. My time is limited so each piece I create is precious to me and is a record of my creative journey.

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Not each piece I create goes as planned but over the years I taught myself to push on and continue, rather than starting over. By the end, the majority of times I am pleased I did so.

This piece is one of those times.

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The white stamp in the hair just adds some additional interest to the overall piece.

The Neocolor II’s and Dyslusions ink work together.

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I had lots of fun playing and hope you get a chance to play along with me. Why not go and make a coffee, sit back and watch my creative video which I put together to share my processes.

Materials used:
Prima 8in x 8in Watercolor Pad
Dylusions Ink Sprays – Lemon, Tangerine, Postbox Red and Orange
Matte medium
Neocolor II – Salmon, Saffron, Indian Red and Crismson
Ceramcoat Black
TCW Stencil –  Inspired Words
Tim Holtz Stencil -Dot Fade
01 black fine pen
Sponge Finger Daubers
Water Brush Fine and Board
2B Pencil and Eraser
Versa Magic – Cloud White
Ink Palette
Stamp Block
Fine Floral Stamp

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https://www.facebook.com/mustlovepaint/
https://www.facebook.com/anne.cahill.39

 

Magic – mixed media journal inserts

Hey lovelies! Did you see the beautiful Butterfly Journal cover Kate decorated last week? I thought I might do a couple of journal page inserts today to fit inside my own Jane Davenport journal.

I have still been playing around with the Distress Oxide stamp pads and all the new colours that are now out just make them even better to party with!!

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I also thought I would have a play with a few other goodies that can be found at Lulu Art.

A Gel Press Printing Plate
I have been hesitant to give this tool a go… yes I am definitely late to the party!! …and what a fun party I have been missing out on! I had a great time playing with it. The prints that I got from the plate give a really interesting quality to the page. I like the looseness it brings. I really enjoyed the effect of building up ‘ghost prints’ that are very subtle… and along with the reactive effect of the distress oxides, I think together they worked beautifully!!

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ConactUSA clickable alphabet stamps
I LOVE these stamps and have been using them alot in different projects. The font is lovely and they print so clearly. I often pull out my vintage typewriter to do some journaling or pop a quote onto the page I am completing… but sometimes… the size of the typewriter type is just too small. These stamps click together to form the entire word, which makes for such an easy alignment job… and the size is larger and much more reasonable to read. They come in differnet heights, in upper and lower case – I know these will be used ALOT!!

Hope you enjoy watching along as I create these two journal inserts for my JD Butterfly Effect journal.

(Complete supplies list follows).

Have Fun !!
~wishes
Dani x

Always love to connect… so come find me:
Instagram – @pygletwhsipers
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)
Jane Davenport Butterfly Effect Journal
Jane Davenport Watercolour Inserts
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Jane Davenport Confettissue die cuts
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – tissue – Melange
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – plain tissue
Contact clickable alphabet stamps – 1/4″ typewriter font
Liquitex Matte Medium
Dina Wakley Media – Heavy Body Acrylic – Night
Gel Press Printing Plate – A4
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio, Antique Linen, Black Soot, Worn Lipstick
TCW stencil – Fantasty Sphere
Artist Cellar stencil – Tamara Laporte – Believe
Caran d’ache NeocolorII – lime gree, cobalt blue, blue & periwinkle blue
– Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks would also work
Ceramcoat – Bright Yellow
Prismacolor – China blue
Staz On – black & blue
brushes, sponges, water spritzer, paper towel