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

 

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:
Instagram – @pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
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Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

 

SUPPLIES LIST: (all from www.luluart.com.au)
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
Dina Wakley palette knife
Liquitex – gesso
Liquitex – modeling paste
Liquitex – black ink
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Golden Fluid Acrylic – Manganese Blue Hue
Speedball Silver Metal Leaf
Speedball Metal Leaf Sizing – glue
Ranger Archival black ink pad

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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).

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and for today only the Gel Press 5×7″ is at a discounted price of $17.95. Normally $21.95

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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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Live with Promise

We all live in such a busy world and time goes by in a blink of an eye. There is a beautiful TCW stencil I use often in my work “Live Love Laugh” it reminds me to slow down and take a breath.

I have combined part of it in my next piece

“Live with Promise”

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I like to blend from one colour to another when using the stencils as I like the effect.

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It is fun to use the back ground colour in the faces rather than blocking in a flesh tone each time. Variety is the spice of life.

I hope you enjoy watching the video and have some fun experimenting with different back ground colours.

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Full Product List

Dylusions Paint  Crushed Grape, White Linen, London Blue, After Midnight, Black Marble, Bubble Gum Pink
Liquitex White Gesso
Brushes 1/4 and 3/8 angle, 10/0 Liner
Brayer
Palette Knife
Sponge Dauber
Strathmore – Mixed Media Paper Pad 6 x 8
Teflon Craft Mat
Stencils: Tim Holtz; Fade Dot, Wildflower, Lattice work, TCW; Mini Live Love Laugh

 

 

 

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Colour Me Positive – Week 41

Welcome to Week 41.

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Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to use a stamp/s as a jumping of platform, giving you something to work from.

Below I introduce you to James Burke, a fabulous Australian artist who lives in America. Here he is using a JDMM Face stamp set as the base of his work.

Click here to view the JDMM Mix & Match Eyes, Nose & Mouth Stamps.

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 41 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a surprise pack of supplies from Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 17th November from those who have uploaded into the Week 41 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:

Cath Sheard. Congratulations Cath. Love this look.

 

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Newly arrived stock

Here are just a few:

 

 

PRE_ORDER the Jane Davenport Mixed Media Range Here

Here are just a few. Some have already started arriving.

 

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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Colour Me Positive – Week 40

Welcome to Week 40.

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Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I was you to google ‘mixed media art techniques’ and find a technique that you’ve never tried before. See where you can take these newly learnt skills. Even if you don’t like the whole process, take what you do like and run with that.

Here is what I found that I thought you may like:

I just happen to have a Gel Press/Plate on sale this week HERE

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 40 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a surprise pack of supplies from Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 10th November from those who have uploaded into the Week 40 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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De White

Week 38 Art Journal Winner is: De White

Congratulations De. Beautiful journal page.

 

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See what’s on SALE this week.

Here are just a few:

 

PRE_ORDER the Jane Davenport Mixed Media Range Here

Here are just a few:

 

View the latest Free Mixed Media Tutorials

 

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

 

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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Mixed Media Cards Using Distress Oxides by Idiana’s Creations

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Hiya wonderful crafters!! Idiana here from Idiana’s Creations with another mixed media project. Today I have an easy and fool proof way to make 3 cards with 3 different oxide techniques to highlight. Also I am using Donna Downey’s beautiful poppy stamps. Full supply list and video tutorial are below.

DONNA DOWNEY – UNMOUNTED RUBBER STAMP – DONNA POPPIES

TIM HOLTZ – DISTRESS OXIDE INK PADS: Fire Brick, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Wilted Violet, Faded Jean

CANSON – WATERCOLOUR PAD SPIRAL BOUND – CP – 7 X 10

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TIM HOLTZ – LAYERING STENCIL – WILDFLOWER

SPEEDBALL – METAL LEAF – GOLD

SPEEDBALL – METAL LEAF – ADHESIVE SIZE

RANGER ARCHIVAL INK PAD – VARIOUS COLOURS Jet Black

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Colour Me Positive – Week 39

Welcome to Week 39.

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It’s hard to imagine that one person can make a difference in the world. Sometimes I think it is easier to believe that this is true, if you bring your thoughts closers to home.

Instead of thinking of ‘how can I make a difference in the world?’, why not start with ‘how can I make a difference in ?????’s life?’. If this seems too big, then why not start with ‘how can I make a difference in ?????’s day?’ (Obviously the question marks represent someone’s name. Whoever you choose.)

Just making someone smile can have a huge impact on the rest of the day. Why not smile at someone today?

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week and still keeping in the spirit of Inktober, start with an acrylic background in various opaque light colours and doodle over the top in dark ink. Create a whole page of doodling. Best of 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 39 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a surprise pack of supplies from Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 3rd November from those who have uploaded into the Week 39 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 37 Art Journal Winner is:

Today’s lucky winner is Simon Robertson. I love the layout and lettering in this Simon. Congratulations.

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Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

 

Ever made your own art journal?

Join me in my 5 week online art journal making class.

Each week:

  • you will learn a different way to make a journal plus
  • you get access to an art class based on using that particular journal

You will:

  • receive all bonus material.
  • have access indefinitely and
  • will have access to all new content that I add (I add as often as I can)

At the moment this course is self-paced, but every so often I run it live, where we all get to go through the course together. (During this period only the current and past weeks are viewable, however everything is unlocked again at the end of the ‘live 5 weeks’ and you have full access once again to the whole site.

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$75(Aus) / Approx.$53(US)

The breakdown:

Week 1:

  • Art Journal Construction 1 – Mixed Media
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  • Matching Art Journal Protective Cover
  • Technique/Drawing/Painting Class

Week 2:

  • Art Journal Construction 2 – Altered Book
  • Matching Art Journal Protective Cover
  • Technique/Drawing/Painting Class

Week 3:

  • Art Journal Construction 3 – Book Pages
  • Matching Art Journal Protective Cover
  • Technique/Drawing/Painting Class

Week 4

  • Art Journal Construction 4 – Watercolour
  • Matching Art Journal Protective Cover
  • Technique/Drawing/Painting Class
Week 5 (Bonus week)
  • Art Journal Construction 5 – Coptic Stitch
  • Matching Art Journal Cover
  • Technique/Drawing/Painting Class

Plus, loads of bonus content.

Contact me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have any questions.

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On enrolment you will receive an email, which will include the link to the classrooms as well as the required passwords. You will also be invited to a private Facebook group where you can meet other students and have the chance to share your work, as well as learn from each other.

The classrooms will be opened indefinitely, so you don’t have to rush through the classes. You can work at your own pace and come back to view the videos whenever it suits you.

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$75(Aus) / Approx.$53(US)

 

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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