Winter Oxide Cuties – Mixed Media Art Journal Page with Distress Oxide Ink Pads

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Hello Lulu Art lovelies!!

I decided to have a play with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxides this month.
What can I say but…   Ahhhh… maaaa…zing!!

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I had a go with Dylusions journal inserts so you could see how the colours work on different types of paper…

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The Oxides are so well known for making beautiful backgrounds…but…
of course, once I got going I couldn’t resist making faces… and I love them!!

I created some really cute loose faces… I especially enjoyed making my girls with freckles!!5a

Now I can’t wait to get my hands on all the new colours… got them sitting in my Lulu Art cart as I type!
I am off to shop!!
Hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Have Fun !!
~wishes
Dani x

I would love to connect… so come find me:
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SUPPLIES LIST:  (all from www.luluart.com.au)

Dylusions journal insert sheets
Ranger craft mat – an important piece of equipment for utilising the stamp pads as paint
Ranger Distress Oxide Stamp pads – original set but any colours would work
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Mini Mister
White extra fine Sharpie
Black extra fine Sharpie
dictionary pages or any book page ephemera
Black gesso
Ceramcoat Ultra Blue
make up sponge
Donna Downey alphabet stencil
Indigo Blue Prismacolor pencil
Grass green Prismacolour Pencil
Heat tool
strong clear glue
liquitex matte medium
scissors, water, brushes

3 Ways to Decorate your Traveler’s Journal Inserts

Hi Lulu Art creatives, Kate with you today and I’m so happy because I managed to get my grubby little hands (literally – I’ve always got paint or ink somewhere) on some of the fabulous new Prima Traveler’s Journals in the Lulu Art store – my current favourite is the Nomads set!  Each set comes with some plain notebooks tucked inside and well you know me, I couldn’t just leave the inserts undecorated!  So, I thought I’d show you 3 different ways to decorate your Traveler’s Journal inserts to create 3 completely different looks.

I’ve grabbed 3 journal inserts to play with, a Prima Weekly Journal Insert (Black Cover), a Prima Journal Insert – Scribble Lines Floral (Blank Pages) and a plain Kraft cover blank insert.

You can see how each cover was created in the video clip below, I hope you find a style that suits you.

Black Journal Insert | Bold and Bright

I thought I’d keep this journal reasonably simple and of course, flat so I can fit as much into my Traveler’s Notebook as possible.  This black journal from Prima has some really pretty foiled lettering which I’d like to match using Art Alchemy paints from Finnabair.  So grab a stencil, some metallic paints and let’s make this cover sparkle and shine!

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The first look we are going to create is BRIGHT and BOLD using molding paste and paints.

The plain black journal insert is getting a rather colourful upgrade!  I’ve used Light Molding paste and a stencil, combined with some amazing art alchemy Metallique paints to really change the vibe of the journal cover.  Finish with a touch of gold wax and some splashes of Lindy’s sprays and your journal cover will shine.  I’ve shown you exactly how to do this for yourself in the video clip.  Now, this is a multi step process, so you may need to have a few coffee breaks while decorating your cover like this.

 

Believe me adding the gold wax paste as the final step completely transforms the look and brings it to life, just use a light touch and don’t add too much!

Floral Journal Insert | Girly Collage

For the floral journal, it’s already super pretty it just needs to be personalized a little, this is a great opportunity to play with ‘pretty’ things and create a collage on the front that works in with the journal cover.  For this cover, I’m going to play with some collage papers and washi embellishments from Jane Davenport!

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I couldn’t help myself – I’ve been itching to use some of my Jane Davenport collage papers and thought that this was the perfect way to start – doesn’t it make the Prima journal insert look cool and fun!  All it took was a little washi tape, a little cutting and a swish or two with a few paint pens and there you have it, custom cover!   Don’t worry I’ve explained everything in the video step-by-step.

If you are new to art or journals you might like to leave your cover right here.

BUT, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous and would like to customise your cover further try adding a soft halo of Light Patina Metallique paint and some drops of Liquitex ink, there are so many options when decorating your own covers!  In person the shimmer on the metallique paint is stunning!

Kraft Journal Insert | Vintage

This is screaming vintage theme, so let’s go with that!   There are so many fabulous vintage ephemera pieces available in the Lulu art shop that I’m kind of spoiled for choice but I’ve managed to narrow it down to some stamps, vintage papers and a whole lot of Tim Holtz!

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Oh, this was fun – though a little more challenging than my usual collages as I was trying to keep everything very flat.  All you really need to create this is some vintage papers, vintage ephemera, and a little distress ink.  This cover is all about Tim – Tim Holtz products that is – and what a great way to finish my trio of decorated travelers notebook inserts!  The kraft coloured notebooks are perfect for vintage or travel themed layouts or styles

Up close you can see there is a hint of glitter.

 

Go grab your favourite supplies from Kylie over at Lulu Art and get decorating!

 

Warren Creations – Gelli Plate & Washi Tape Cards

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 week I wanted to try do something a bit different and try to use up a stash of supplies that I would save because they were too pretty! Come on guys,we all do it!
With my birthday having just been yesterday, I thought I would take this opportunity to create some cards.

This is a fun process and I really enjoyed the simple and care free nature of it. It all came as very relaxing to me and if only I had the time to create more cards! (My Card box is looking empty) Oh well, that can be a bucket list for another day!

 

 

ENJOY MY RABBITS, NOW LETS GET CREATING 🙂

Supplies List

Gelli Plate
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/1828.htm 

Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
http://www.luluart.com.au/Strathmore-Mixed-Media-Paper-Pad-11×14-p/sm-2002.htm

Light weight Card Stock
http://www.luluart.com.au/Strathmore-Bristol-Smooth-Paper-Pad-9×12-p/sm-z134907.htm

Dylusions Paint in
http://www.luluart.com.au/Dyan-Reaveley-Dylusions-Paint-p/dyl-1500.htm
Lemon Zest
Crushed Grape
Squeezed Orange
Tangerine Dream
Cut Grass
Campso Teal
White Linen
Fresh Lime

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Splotches
http://www.luluart.com.au/Tim-Holtz-Layering-Stencil-Splotches-p/th-5012.htm

Ink Pads
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/1831.htm
White Versa Magic Cloud White
Archival Ink Black
Light Purple

Yellow and Green Metallic Paint

Assorted Stamps
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/1849.htm

Washi Tape- Various Colours and Sizes
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/2082.htm 

Tombow Markers – Various Colours
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/1911.htm

Neocolour Crayons – Various Colours
http://www.luluart.com.au/Caran-d-Ache-Neocolor-II-Water-soluble-wax-pastel-p/cd-1001.htm

Various Embellishments
Rhinestones
Ice Stickles

Double Sided Tape
http://www.luluart.com.au/E-Z-Runner-Permanent-Double-Sided-Tape-p/sa-1001.htm

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

Inktense Demo with Theresa Miers

Inktense Demo Garden Hanging tags

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Inktense Demo pencils

Have you got some Inktense pencils? Thinking about getting some? Not sure how to use them and looking for more inspiration to get more out of them. Hopefully I can open a window into exploring ideas using one of my favourite pencils.

Inktense Demo samples

I am Theresa Miers from Where Are My Scissors? and I invite you to come and look over my shoulder as I work on creating painted paper with my Inktense pencils on the video below. I’ll talk through my process of picking colours and what I use from my stash to create layers of patterned colour. The samples above use the same process. Some are made using the colour of the rainbow and some are more monochrome. Almost all have a different set of impression making tools (stamps, stencils, etc) to create the patterns.

Inktense Demo cut tag I often will resort to creating patterned papers like this because it’s a good time to not overthink what I am doing and just play and learn. Once I have made my unique coloured papers, I will use them for a variety of purposes that you might ordinarily use any other patterned paper. Since I am running low on handmade tags I figured I might show you what the papers look like as such. The tag on the far right is cut from the paper I used in the video demo.

Since this is a demo about showcasing a fun way to utilise Inktense pencils I wanted to take that focus a step further and make my own tags using ONLY the papers made. So with scissors and paper trimmer handy I got to work.

Inktense Demo Heart tag 2

Cutting and layering just these papers opens up another way to see colours, contrasts and patterns as the pieces are seen next to each other.

Inktense Demo Flower tag 2

I love the look of all the colourful layers. I’ll be hanging these tags around my desk and art space for inspiration until such time as I call them to duty, in some happy mail.

I hope you were inspired to get your hands on those Inktense pencils and give them a chance to lead you into some colourful play time and discoveries.

Since most of the stamps I own are no longer available I’ve created a small list of suitable suggestions from the Luluart store. Most of the Dylusions and Dina Wakeley designs would be a fun fit for the technique I have shown. Try it and let us know how you got on.

SUPPLIES:

Inktense Pencils 12 pack   http://www.luluart.com.au/Derwent-Inktense-Pencils-12pk-p/der-481235.htm

Inktense Pencils 6pack   http://www.luluart.com.au/Derwent-Inktense-Pencils-6pk-p/der-481233.htm

Impression Making Supplies.

http://www.luluart.com.au/Dina-Wakley-Stamps-Handwritten-Quotes-p/dwk-1017.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Carabelle-Cling-Stamp-Monday-2-75-X3-75-p/car-237121.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Dylusions-Stamp-Set-Further-Around-The-Edge-p/dyl-2003.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Dylusions-Stamp-Set-Graphic-Backgrounds-p/dyl-2032.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/IndigoBlu-Rubber-Stamp-Heart-Flourish-p/ib-1023.htm

Thanks for watching,

Theresa xoDT2017-Theresa

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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,

glimmer galaxy
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

Tags

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