Art journal, Design Team, Mixed Media Tutorial

Make it Happen – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Hello lovelies!!
A pretty journal page today, playing around in my medium size, Art by Marlene 3.0 journal.

Began with a new stencil, for me, by The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW812 – Coronet Wreath. I sponged half crescents up the page in a variety of blues. It created a really pretty, but simple background for the page

Next, I used a variety of Art by Marlene products that you can get from Lulu Art Store. Collage papers, die cut books, stampBM20 – ‘feathers’ , ‘whimsy & bright’ watercolor set and also one of Marlene’s newer stamp set designs from her 3.0 collection – ‘Bohemian Flowers’

The video takes you through how I set up and created the page. I really enjoyed how it turned out… bright and cheery! I also loved that I got to use my sewing machine on this page, just a little. This is one of the benefits of a loose paged art journal like Art by Marlene offers… so great to be able to pull a page out and sew. A few loose threads here and there are always so pretty!

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Full list of supplies used follows this blog post

Enjoy watching the video… captions explain along the way what I did.

Have fun and hope you give this journal page a try.
Enjoy!!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/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:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic – turquoise, ocean, night & mineral
Art by Marlene
– 3.0 medium size journal
– Bohemian Flowers stamp set
– Feathers stamp – STAMPBM20
– Collage paper
– ‘whimsy & bright’ watercolor set
The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW812 – Coronet Wreath
Ranger – Archival Ink pad – jumbo black
clear glue
double sided foam tape
double sided tape
sponge it sponges
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology -‘ small talk’ stickers

Art journal, Colour Me Positive, Design Team, Lulu Art Store, Mixed Media Tutorial

Through the Leaves – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

20190519_163844-2.jpgHello Lulu Art peeps!

Dani here again…were you expecting Kate?

She is having a blast, on holidays in Canada, so I am here for another video. Today’s page follows directly on from my last video… using my palette paper. You have probably seen that I use a large journal under all my small ones as a palette? This makes it so easy to begin a new background and use all that left over paint. Lulu Art has a 10″ x 14″ Dina Wakley Media Journal that would be prefect size for this!!DW-352284-2I am using Dina’s new 2019 range. Pastel paints and scribble sticks – set 3, along with the ‘Branches’ mask and stencils.

Again, I am mixing all the new range with the older ranges. They are perfectly matched to do this and the new sets add so much tonal depth to the page – I am really loving all these new additions.

I also grab one of Dina’s collage tissue faces to use as a focal point

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Full list of supplies used follows the blog post. Instructional captions are throughout the video.

Enjoy watching!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/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:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic paint – PASTELS
– heavy body acrylic paint – BRIGHTS
– Branches – stencil & mask (coming soon)
Scribble Sticks – SET 2 & PASTEL set 3 (NEW)
 – collage tissue paper – Faces
Liquitex – white gesso
– matte medium
Sponge It sponges
Prismacolor pencils

Art journal, Colour Me Positive, Design Team, Lulu Art Store, Mixed Media Tutorial, Tim Holtz Supplies

Simple Beauty – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Hello again Lulu Art!
Have you taken a look at the New Dina Wakley products that Kylie has in store yet?… seriously AMAZING!

So I thought I would have a play

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The new square 6×6 watercolour journal and the new pastel paint range are both so easy to use with the existing bright heavy body acrylic range… I started the page with one of Dina’s stencils called ‘Wallpaper’

Next, I cracked open a favourite… the Collage Collective collage book….

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If you love Dina’s work, you will not be disappointed with this journal fodder. Be warned though…the only thing you may have trouble with is actually cutting it up, as this collage book is beautiful just as it is!! – (I had to have one for keeps and one for using with this one!! )

Hope you have fun having a quick flick through during the video!
Full list of supplies used follows the blog

Enjoy watching!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/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:
Dina Wakley Media – white journal 6×6
– heavy body acrylic paint – PASTELS
– heavy body acrylic paint – BRIGHTS
– Wallpaper stencil
– Scribble Sticks – SET 1 & SET 2
– also PASTEL set (NEW)
– COLLAGE COLLECTIVE collage paper
Liquitex – white gesso
– matte medium
Sponge It sponges
Tim Holtz – Small talk stickers

Art journal, Design Team, Lulu Art Store, Mixed Media Tutorial, Tim Holtz Supplies

Flower Girl – Mixed Media Art Journal page

IMG_20190425_213052 (1)Always great to be back at Lulu Art! I hope everyone has been able to find some arty time in the last month?

Today I wanted to showcase Kylie’s fabulous face stencils from Artistcellar. I chose the 3/4 face ‘JOY’ for this small art journal page. These face stencils make journaling faces so quick and easy… more time for journaling and less time for stessing about face math and getting my proportions correct. Kylie has done almost all the work for you… yay!

I am also using some of StudioLight’s, Art by Marlene Signature Collection 3.0 in this video aswell… the texture plate and the HANDY size small journal. This collection will be coming to Lulu Art very soon… so keep your eye out for all the new goodies!

But that is not all… Darkroom Door’s great polka dot stencil, Dina Wakley Media – new colours and Prismacolor pencils get a work out as well.

So I hope you enjoy watching what I get up to this month.

Full list of all the supplies will follow this post.

Have fun watching!

Enjoy!

Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/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:
Kylie Fowler Face Stencils – ARTISTCELLAR – Joy (3/4 face)
Dina Wakley Media
– Pastel (heather & carnation) and regular heavy body acrylic paints
StudioLight – Art by Marlene Signature Collection 3.0
– Floral texture plate
– small HANDY size journal
Darkroom Door – polka dot stencil
Sharpie white water-based paint pen
Prismacolor pencils
Liquitex gesso – white
Art sponges
Water soluble oil pastels – Neocolor2 or Portfolio
Tim Holtz – small talk sentiment stickers
Speedball brayer
Ceramcoat – Santa’s flesh acrylic craft paint

Art journal, Colour Me Positive, Design Team, Lulu Art Store, Mixed Media Tutorial, Tim Holtz Supplies

Just Delightful – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

So lovely to be back here at Lulu Art for 2019… !!

Back into my journal again… and you know I love to splash the paint around in there!
So… considering that I will be working closely with the “Art by Marlene” brand this year and Lulu Art stocks such a wide range of her lovely products, I thought I would grab one of her stencils, and a couple of Studio Light stamps in her range and see where we end up.

First I scribbled on some Liquitex black gesso (a staple for me) and then went at it with this gorgeous TCW (The Crafter’s Workshop) stencil TCW811 – floral statement

TCW-487707-2TUsing Dina Wakley heavy body acrylics in cheddar, eggplant, fuschia and turquosie I set to working up a background.

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Then with these two stamps, I created this little story.

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Enjoy watching the video!

Full list of supplies used follows the blog post
Enjoy!!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/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:
The Crafters Workshop – TCW811 – floral statement
Studio Light – Art by Marlene
– leaves background stamp – stampbm10
– heart stamp – stampbm22
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic
             – fushcia, turquoise, eggplant, cheddar & night
Liquitex – Matte Medium
– Black gesso
Ranger – Archival Ink pad (black)
– Tim Holtz – Big Chat- sentiment stickers
White Sharpie – medium
Prismacolor Pencils – various colours
posca paint markers

Art journal, Design Team, Mixed Media Tutorial

Three Blooms – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Hello again lovelies!!1535889847258794319376.jpgMy little Dylusions dyalog journal is helping me out this month again… such a great size for quick art!

This month, I just had to use the Art by Marlene’s ‘Circular Doodles’ background stamp again (LOVE it!!) and I added in Dina Wakley’s ‘Text & Scribbles’ stamp set aswell.

Only a little stencil work, even though my stencil stash is growing by the minute with all the pretty new stencils Kylie has been getting in recently! This page used TCW’s ‘Swirly Garden’ by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer (TCW325s)

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…and a little washi heart to finish off

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Enjoy watching the complete video.

Have fun & Enjoy!!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
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:
Dina Wakley Media
Scribble Sticks – ruby & cheddar
Heavy body acrylic paints – lemon, turquoise & ruby
‘Text & Scribbles’ rubber stamp set
Washi tape set
Dylusions
Dyalog ‘dots’ journal
Journal insert sheets – black
Studiolight
Art by Marlene – ‘Circular Doodles’ background stamp
Sharpie white water-based paint pen – fine & medium
Prismacolor pencils – indigo blue & white
Liquitex gesso – white
Stencils:
TCW – Swirly Garden 6×6 (TCW325s)
Clickable alphabet stamps
StazOn – Ultramarine
VersaMagic – Cloud White

Art journal, Design Team, Mixed Media Tutorial, Product Review

Marabu Mixed Media Art Sprays Road Test

Hi Lulu Art fans.   Kate on the blog today to talk a little bit about the new Marabu Mixed Media Sprays in the Lulu Art store.   Marabu sprays are described as brightly coloured waterbased acrylics, for light porous surfaces such as canvas, paper, and wood.  They are intermixable, water thinnable, quick drying, lightfast and waterproof.

Now you all know I’m a total Lindy’s spray die hard, so trying a new spray can be a bit challenging for me as I have no idea how they will react with other products or what I can combine these new sprays with – so I thought I’d give them a little road test with some of my favourite stuff.

The things I need to test are:

  • Are they REALLY permanent or do they reactivate when liquid or paint is applied over the top?
  • Can you draw on top of them?
  • Do they layer and how transparent are they?
  • Do they stay vibrant?

To answer these questions I’ve put a few of the Marabu sprays through their paces and created a Donna Downey inspired art journal page – you can see the page and the steps used to create it in the following clip.

I’ve created a quick video so you can see these in action for yourself.

How are these different from Ink Sprays?

Hmm – well this may depend on a few things and might need more testing, just in case the paper I used or the products make a difference!

  1. They are absolutely 100% permanent when dry!
  2. There is a small ball bearing in the bottles to help mix the paint.
  3. They are a sprayable acrylic paint (not an ink or dye).
  4. They are more opaque than ink based sprays.
  5. It is recommended to clean the sprayer each time the product is used to prevent blockages.

The verdict?

The Marabu acrylic sprays are a great Mixed Media spray and I can absolutely see a use for these in multi-layered artworks!  They layer well, though lighter colors disappear over darker colors, which is to be expected.  The colours are not reactivated by liquid or paint, so crisp colours can be created over the top, even with white.

The products play well with stencils and do not seem to wick as much as ink sprays when used – but do need to be washed off the stencil straight away.  They are NOT the same as ink sprays and products will behave as if over any other acrylic paints ie: the surface becomes somewhat slick and non-porous, eg: other acrylic paint goes on smooth over the top, but the surface is easily marked by pencils.  Weird but true fact – pencils wipe off with a baby wipe when used over the sprays – ask me how I know this 🙂

Depending on how they have been applied you can sometimes see the little particles of acrylic paint and this creates fine patterns (though only when sprayed over a wet surface) – which is a cool effect but dilutes the colour slightly.

The colors stay wonderfully bright, though are less ‘clean’ in colour than ink sprays, probably due to the opacity!  The gold is STRONG and does not play well with other products – by this I mean you can see it sitting on top of all other products and nothing seems to layer over it other than thick gesso or perhaps heavy body acrylics, it acts as a resist!

I’ll be using these on my projects when permanent colors are required, the fact that they really are permanent and there is no bleed-through is brilliant!!  These will be a handy addition to my mixed media toolbox.

SUPPLIES

I hope you’ve learned a little more about the Marabu Mixed Media sprays if you have any questions, just leave them in the comments.

Kate