Star light, Star bright: mixed media girl.

titleStars in her eyes!!

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!)

20170612_110902Hope you enjoy my tutorial!

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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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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BRAVE – Mixed Media Feathered Headdress

So here I am again Lulu Art lovelies!! Hope you have all been well and finding time to be crafty!!BRAVE - Dani

This was a fun tutorial to do for you… but I think it could almost  be called a “project” rather than a tutorial. It does get a little …involved ( even though quite a simple idea)

You may need a little stamina and probably a good Netflix series to get through and complete this one!! (I did!! 😉 )…  but I know it will return you a pretty piece to hang on your wall.

The video may need a little stamina aswell at 15 minutes but it will be worth it to get to the end…

I have given you some help though, breaking it up into steps
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At 6:20 time in the video you will find Step 2 – fronds (about 1 minute) & flowersBRAVE - flowers
At about 10:00 (mins) in, I start Step 3: the assembly of the entire headdress. You can see all the completed items to the left of the screen.BRAVE - background

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If you just don’t have 15 minutes to spare in one sitting… but can spend 5 … then scroll through to each section at different times… or… zoom directly to 10 minutes in…  and you can see how it all ended up!! BRAVE - Done!

I  hope you get to watch the whole shebang… & that you have a go at it yourselves. Please tag me when you do, so I can come check out what you have made.
Have Fun & Enjoy. Always!!
~wishes
Dani x

If you want to see more of my work you can catch me in a few different places:

Instagram – http://instagram.com/pygletwhispers 

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate

My blog – http://pygletwhispers.blogspot.com  

Facebook –  http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers

Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST: (links below)supply grid2

SUPPLIES LIST: 
Stencils:
TCW stencil – Jenni Bowlin -four feathers
Donna Downey stencil – Poppy stems
Donna Downey stencil – grass
Paints:
Prima Marketing Watercolor ConfectionsTHE CLASSICS & PASTEL DREAMS
Prima Marketing – Christine Adolph -Watercolor Resist fluid
Dina Wakley Heavy Body AcrylicPenny (metallic), Cheddar, Ruby, Lapis, Ocean, Blush
Finnabair – Art Alchemy -(metallic) turquoise
Ceramcoat – gecko, turquoise, laguna blue
Liquitex – gesso & matte medium
Papers:
Strathmore mixed media paper
Daler & Rowney Langton HP watercolor paper – background
Dylusions Journal insert sheets – small
Tools:
Pentel Aquabrush, pigma micron .005, Prismacolor blue pencil, Tombow dual brush – black, Ranger craft sheet, mini mister

other supplies:
Cutting mat, brushes, makeup sponges, water soluble black pencil, strong and quick drying glue, scissors & box cutter, sketch paper, book page ephemera