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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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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Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat where have you been?

Who doesn’t love playing with new products. Have you seen the new Jane Davenport collection at the Lulu Art Store? I couldn’t help myself and had to buy some of the range to play with.

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I was just so excited to have a play, I used one of my old drawings from when I use to create timber cutouts. This cat and mouse is one I created some years ago for my paper towel holder. I just scaled it to size on my computer, printed it and traced onto Jane’s watercolor paper insert for the traveler’s journal.

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:
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Jane Davenport Confettissue
Jane Davenport Water Color Paper Washi Tape – Palette
Matte medium
Ceramcoat Black
TCW Stencil –  Inspired Words
01 black fine pen
Sponge Finger Daubers
Water Brush Fine and Board
2B Pencil and Eraser

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Golden Teddy Bears Galore

Hi Lulu Art Fans, can you believe we are nearly half way through the year? Wow where have the months gone?

It is my pleasure today to share with you how to create a super cute jointed teddy bear. You can use him as a bookmark, pin him to your pin board or washi tape him in your journal.

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He is relatively quick and easy to make and you can dress him up by adding flowers, tutu, hat etc. I even added a mermaid tail to some of mine.

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It is time to bust open those paints and brushes, pour yourself a cup of coffee and join me in creating a little golden teddy bear.

I hope you have enjoyed watching and would love to see what you to create.

Materials Used:
Strathmore Mixed Media pad
Dylusions Paint True Sunshine, Melted Chocolate
Dylusions Paint Pens Black Marble, White Linen
PrismaColor Pencils White, Sunburst Yellow, Orange, Terra Cotta, Hot Pink
Non Stick Craft Sheet
Awl
2B pencil, Rubber
Brushes 1″ base coating brush, 1/4 angle brush, fine liner
01 black fine pen
Glue Dots
Brads

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Live a Life Inspired

Hi Lulu Art Fans!

It is my time again to share with you my video which takes you through my process for the creating the below journal page.

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I had lots of fun playing with all the beautiful Art Supplies that I have. Sometimes it can be difficult to spare some precious time for yourself as there is always something that needs your attention but remember you are just as important and deserve some art time.

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It is time to bust open those paints and brushes, pour yourself a cup of coffee and join me in creating a journal page.

I hope you have enjoyed watching and would love to see what you to create.

But most of all don’t forget to LIVE A LIVE INSPIRED.

Prima Watercolour Pencils: Julie Nutting – Hair and Skin Tones, Spring and Fall

Prismacolor Pencils: Cobalt Blue Hue, Canary yellow

Creamcoat Acrylic Paint: Santa’s Flesh, Coral, Opaque Blue, Turquoise, Lisa Pink, Fuchsia, AC Flesh, Dark Flesh, Spice Tan, Black, Mendocino Red

Liquitex: White Gesso

Stazon Ink Pad: Blazing Red

Tim Holtz Distress Powder : Black Soot

Stencils: Tim Holtz Layering – LatticeworkTamara Laporte – Hearts and Stars, Circle Stencil

Stamps: Dylusions – Further around the edgeDonna Downey – Create to Breathe

Brushes: ½, 3/8 angle, 5, 10/0 round, Fine tip water brush, 16 Water colour brush

2B .7 pacer pencil

Mono zero eraser

.7mm white posca pen

Blending Stump

Stamp positioner

Sponge Finger Daubers

Tracing Paper

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Love What You Have Hanging Around

Hi Lulu Art Fans!

Today i am going to share with you my video which takes you through my process for the creating the below journal page.

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I Love to sit and create, I always go with the flow and let what happens on the day, happen. Always remember there are never mistakes only opportunities.

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It is time to bust open those paints and brushes, pour yourself a cup of coffee and join me in creating a journal page.

I hope you have enjoyed watching and would love to see what you to create.

But most of all don’t forget TO LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE HANGING AROUND.

Full Product List

Dylusions Paint  Fresh Lime, London Blue, White Linen, Melted Chocolate, Bubble Gum Pink

Brushes Angle ¼ and 3/8, Waterbrush Flat TipWaterbrush Detail Tip

PensSigno uni-ball white, Micron 01 – black, Millennium .05 – brown, Pacer pencil .07, Gelly Roll – Clear Star

Tombow Pens 755, 899, 993, 685, 947, 555, 977

Prisma Coloured Pencils  Deco Yellow 1011, Princess Red 994, Indanthrone Blue 208, Parma Violet 1008, Mulberry 995, Greyed Lavender 1026, Tuscan Red 937, Clay Rose 1017, Black Cherry 1078, Mahogany Red 1029, Violet 932, Dark Green 908, Grass Green 909

Mono eraser

Prisma pencil sharpener

Palette Knife

Scissors

Archival Ink – Black

Petite Alphabet stamps

Sponge Dauber

Mini Ink Blending tool

Strathmore – Mixed Media Paper Pad 6 x 8

Teflon Craft Mat

Selection of Scrap Booking Papers

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Artist Interview with Anne Cahill

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Today it is my pleasure to introduce the next Lulu Art Design Team Member for 2017.

Introducing Anne Cahill from Must Love Paint. Anne is known for her stunning folk art style. You’ll see what I mean. She was also part of the Lulu Art Design Team of 2013 and if I remember correctly, she created the first ever free tutorial for Lulu Art. You can view it here at Catching Stars.

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

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I have owned a folk art and decorative painting studio in Hervey Bay where I taught numerous classes each week. I really enjoyed teaching classes and met the most amazing people. I have also been fortunate enough to be published numerous times in Handmade and Folk Art and Decorative painting magazines. Back then I was creating mainly decorative timber pieces which progressed into canvases and then journaling. All of which has taken a back seat as our Electrical and Data Contracting business continued to grow and I was needed to help run and organised the staff of which today we have a team of 15 so there is lots to co-ordinate. Not the industry I ever imagined myself in but have found the past 20 years very rewarding. On the weekends you can find me in my art room, it is bright and airy and it is a place I retreat to.

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How/when did you get interested in art?

I have always been interested in arts and crafts for as long as I can remember, something my parents had always encouraged. I became interested in painting when my daughter and mother bought a cow head cookie jar from the flee market for my Mother’s Day gift. We later went back to the stall and there I saw a beautiful teddy bear and I just wanted to learn how to paint one myself. From there my love of painting and drawing began and my other crafts have taken a back seat.

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

Teddy Bears, I adore drawing and painting them, I have a few stuffed ones which I keep tucked away in art room who are only too happy to pose for a painting or two.

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What’s your favourite piece of work that you have created?

That is one tough question, my house if full of canvases and timber pieces I have created over the years. They are all precious to me and remind me of my painting journey.

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Do you have a favourite artist?

Current artists in the style of which I enjoy today, would be Jane Davenport, Tamara Laporte and Jamie Dougherty, all are equally my favourite and I have taken classes with them.

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What’s the best thing about being an artist?

Connecting and sharing with other like-minded people who get excited about a simple tube of paint or the latest coloured pencils.

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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?

We live on an acre block near the beach, on a still day you can hear the waves crash on the beach and there are many birds that sing through day so I prefer to sit and listen to natures music. It helps me clear my mind of my busy work day.

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

My work can be varied but currently I am enjoying drawing faces, and the colour blue often pops in.

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What are you doing when you’re not creating?

Besides work, I enjoy cooking, camping and watching movies.

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What are your favourite products to use?

My favourite medium would be acrylic paint, I have a variety of brands but love the matt ones most of all. Recently I have started to enjoy incorporating colour pencils on top of the paint. I find the process of adding the shades and highlight with pencils rather relaxing.

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Do you have any tips or inspiring words to share?

Creating is so rewarding, it need not be expensive to get started as you will be amazed at what you have already have that you can use. But beware…….once you start you will be addicted for life and the friendships that are out there waiting to connect with you are endless.

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Where can we view your work?

I am slowly adding pieces to

my blog  http://mustlovepaint.blogspot.com.au/ ,

my Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/mustlovepaint and https://www.facebook.com/anne.cahill.39?fref=ts

my you tube channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8uAdPDy84vyh0JMkMFX1MA

my Pinterest https://au.pinterest.com/paperworkqueen/mustlovepaint-mixed-media/

and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mustlovepaint/

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Do you have any upcoming online or offline classes where we can enjoy learning from you?

I have taken a back seat to teaching over the past few years and have enjoyed taking other people’s classes whether they be in person or online. So you never know where we will run into each other.

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I hope you enjoyed getting to know Anne, our next Lulu Art Design Team Member. Pop back tomorrow to see Anne in action when she creates a free tutorial for you.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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