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

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Believe – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Wow! April is almost here… 2019 is flying by! Makes the time that I spend creating all the more precious.

I had super fun this month, really enjoying the end results of my page.

I started with Dina Wakley Media – wallpaper – stencil in fuschia on a tangerine background. I then collaged a fab napkin that I had found with gold foil spots.

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Next, I had a play with some texture paste flowers through an Art by Marlene stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW691 – Songful Flowers

Once I had those done… the Christine Adolph flower stamps by Prima just took over!

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Full list of supplies used follows the blog post

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
tangerine, fuschia, turquoise & blackberry
 – stencil – wallpaper
The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW691 – Songful Flowers – designed by Art by Marlene
Prima Rubber Stamps – Christine Adolph – Daisy Trio & Joyful Garden
Studio Light & Art by Marlene – ‘bold & bright’ watercolor set
Kuretake Gabsai Tambi calligraphy paint – Starry colours
Lyra 3-in-1 oil pastel- turquoise
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Ranger Archival ink pads in lilac & black
Tim Holtz – small talk stickers
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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

Hearts & Flowers – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Are you all totally crushing as hard as I am on Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk new range that Kylie has in store at Lulu Art currently? I just had to feature another of her stencils in this month’s tutorial… and one of her new rubber stamps aswell…

… LOVING THEM !!

Using Dina Wakley heavy body acrylics in Eggplant, Ocean, Turquoise and Sedona, I started my page with a different colour combination than I would usually. A bit of stenciling and rubber stamping around the edges of my page began to flesh out where I wanted to go with the colours.

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Cheddar Scribble stick brought it all together and I finished with some hearts and doodles and finally some sweet words using Tim Holtz Ideaology stickers.

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Full list of supplies used follows the blog post…
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:
Art by Marlene – Circular Doodles cling stamp
TCW – 750s – Art by Marlene – Dahlia Blooms- 6×6
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic – Sedona, Eggplant, Turquoise, Ocean, Fuschia, Lemon, Lime
Dina Wakley Media – small journal clips
Dina Wakley Media – Scribble Sticks – Olive, Fuschia & Cheddar
Dylusions Dyalog ‘dots’ journal
StazOn – Ultramarine ink pad
Uniball Signo white pen
Uniball Fine Line black pen
Tim Holtz – Ideaology – Small Talk stickers

Blossom – Mixed media art journal page

Hello lovelies!!

A super quick journal page today, especially for anyone who is a little shy about drawing.

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I thought I would put together a page using Jane Davenport’s ‘Whimsical Girls’ book that you can purchase from Lulu Art.

The book is designed with tear out pages and different types of paper so you can work right onto them and cut them out, add them to your journal pages, or in fact, journal right within the book… so many pretty images to choose from!

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I was also itching to use TCWs new mini botanical stencil designed by Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk. Lulu Art now has the full range of Marlene’s new products and I can’t wait to get my hands on those either.

I have already made a number of pages with this stencil… just so pretty!

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Finally, I added Christine Adolf’s ‘Poppyfield’ stamp by Prima.


(Full list of supplies used follows the blog post)

Enjoy watching the complete video… it’s a quick one!

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 – @pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – @pygletwhispers & @danichoate
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic – night, tuquoise, lapis
Dylusions Dyalog ‘dots’ journal
Jane Davenport – Whimsical Girls book
Contact USA – clickable stamp set 1/4″ tall lowercase
Prismacolor pencils
Liquitex Matte Medium
TCW – 780s – mini botanical dream – 6×6
Prima Marketing
– watercolours – tropicals & classics
Christine Adolf “Poppyfield” stamp
Ranger – Archival Ink pad – cobalt, black
Americana Neon paint

Sunny Days – mixed media art tags

Hey there, Lulu Art lovelies!!

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Dani Choate (a.k.a. pyglet whispers) here!

Today, I get to spend some arty time with you all on the LuluArt blog and I just can’t wait to show you how I created these two sunny day tags using fab products from luluart.com.au

So… take a seat, grab a coffee, figure out where the pause button and the speed controls on Youtube are…  as you might want to catch a still or slow down the process for a closer look somewhere along the way…

…and most of all… enjoy the ride!!

I started some pages by basically, just having a play. I used good quality paper and went with whatever ideas came to mind.

A blue background…

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a deep teal swirl… lime and yellow dots…  and a white overlaid stencil.

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Next, I took some prints from the wet page.

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This is something I often do, just simply to dry my work off  a bit so I can keep creating…  (I am more than a bit impatient with drying times!!)

In this video…I finally went with the tags and once I had the idea… I ran with it!

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Hopefully you enjoy the process!!

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Have fun recreating something like this for yourself…  and tag me if you do, so I can come take a look!!

Much fun and many wishes… ’til next time!

~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/channel/UCCq2T-XZ-aTUS4x64N5xbbA

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

Facebook –  http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers

Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST : 

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Dina Wakley heavy body paints – lime, yellow, ocean

Dina Wakley fine tip applicator

Dina Wakley palette knife

Liquitex – gesso

Liquitex – modeling paste

Strathmore Mixed media paper

Inkssentials Giant Craft tags – manila size #12

Caran D’Ache Neocolor II soluble wax crayons – yellow, emerald green, cobalt blue & vermillion red

Prismacolor pencils – grass green, true green, orange, Spanish orange, blue denim & black

Pentel Aquash waterbrush

Ceramcoat – Carribean blue craft acrylic

Sharpie white water-based paint pen – stock up because you will see me using these a lot!

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Colour Me Positive 2017 Introduction

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Welcome to the Colour Me Positive 2017 art journal challenge.

How will the challenge work?

It’s simple really. On Friday of each week I will post the new weeks challenge on the blog here. If you are signed up to the Lulu Art mailing list, you will also receive an email to let you know it’s live. A link to the current weeks blog post will also be pinned to the top of our Facebook page each week so you can find it quickly.

My post will include a positive quote for the week for inspiration. It will also include an extra/optional challenge prompt. Time permitting, myself or a Design Team member will put up an examples of pages we have done with the quote as inspiration, some of which will also incorporate the extra challenge. These pages are purely to show you what we have done and how we have interpreted the challenge in our own journals. What you create is entirely up to you. You can take a word from the quote, a feeling, a colour, the extra prompt, all of the above or nothing at all. I repeat, it is entirely up to you what format it takes, what mediums you use and what direction you go in. I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

I recommend using an art journal, either hand made or bought, so that all your CMP work is in the one place and doesn’t risk getting lost, however the choice is ultimately yours. Lulu Art Store stock a huge range of art journals or you can learn to make various journals in my online course, Journal Playground. Whatever you decided to do is fine. Don’t forget to share photos!

I won’t be offended if you don’t use the challenge prompt at all and totally do your own thing. We’ll just be excited that maybe we inspired you to take action in your journal. That is our aim, to keep you inspired and moving with your creativity, and hopefully to keep you positive with the words/quote I share.

Please don’t feel overwhelmed or intimidated if you see someone post a photo of their amazing artwork. Just remember, you are amazing too, we are all just at different levels of our own journey.  Don’t let it ever stop you posting. You just don’t know who you might inspire in the process.

The challenge is really flexible. You can pop in and out whenever you like. There is no commitment. We only ask that you be kind to one another in the Facebook group, support each other and most of all – relax and have some fun!!!

A note about sharing photos on our Facebook page – I will set up an album for each weeks challenge. Please add your photo to the relevant weeks album. It will be so much easier to keep them all organised and for when we are doing weekly prize draws (you’ll read about those further down the page!). Make sure you title your work with the appropriate week so members viewing your work know exactly which prompt/week your work is based on.

Only images that go into the album will be eligible to enter the giveaway, as it is too time consuming for me to go through everyone’s upload and place it in the album myself.

Let us know if you’re not sure how to share to an album and we’ll give you a hand. Also please remember to upload from your files rather than sharing from another FB page. Sharing from another FB page doesn’t always work properly so remember to upload direct from your files instead.

What will you need?

My best advice is to just start where you are, with what you have. You really don’t need every supply out there (of course we want them haha but we don’t need them). Don’t despair if you only have a few things or you have a limited budget. If you only have a few pencils, do your challenge with those. If you have a few old acrylic paints, break them out and use those. You might be a scrapbooker, so break out your pretty paper scraps to make some collage backgrounds. You don’t have to use the same products we use, get inventive and use up your stash. You’d be amazed at the beautiful work you can create with limited supplies, even just a ball point pen.

For those of you who are new to art journaling and are wondering where to start, here is a list of  supplies that would be good choices for a basic art journaling kit. Lulu Art Store will have journaling kits available soon.

Here are some of my favourite art journaling items:

  • A good sturdy journal – if you intend to use any paints or sprays then you want a journal that can take the pressure! I recommend any of the Strathmore mixed media journals, the Dylusions journals or even working on seperate sheets of watercolour paper and binding it together at the end of the year.  There are lots of options. I always have several journals on the go, at the same time, but will try my hardest to dedicate a journal just for CMP entries.
  • Some cheap acrylic paints – these are great for creating backgrounds for your journal pages. My favourite is Ceramcoat. These acrylics are highly pigmented. Some cheap brands of paint are low pigmented and very translucent,which means you end up using more paint to create a nice opaque area.
  • Stencils and Stamps – Are easy to use and can create an instant arty effects without having to have any drawing/painting skills.
  • Old magazines – great for chopping out pictures and words to collage on to your pages.
  • Journaling pens – I personally love the Sharpie Paint pens as they will write over most surfaces. Anything waterproof is best.

You may have noticed we are an Australian online Art store. So if any of our Australian ladies are looking for anything in particular we are most happy to help. When the store re-opens there will be different Art Journaling Packs to get you started. If there is ever anything you would like to see me stock, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I love to hear about new products and experiment in my art journal.

Feature Artists & The Lulu Art Design Team

The Lulu Art Design team is about to be chosen . The team will alternate in showing you new techniques, playing with ‘must have scrummy’ products from our store and inspiring you to create your own fabulous artwork. I also have a line up of artists who I will be interviewing throughout the year. Some of them are offering fantastic prizes for our weekly prize draw. Look out for that as they are brilliant prizes.

Prize Giveaways

As mentioned above, this year I’ve have had some wonderful donations from several of our feature artists and we also have a few goodies up our sleeve as well. Every week there will be a giveaway. A name will be drawn randomly from those lovely people who participate by loading up a photo in that weeks album on Facebook.

This is not a game of skill. We know that you are all at different levels in your art. The draw will be totally random using a random number generator and counting from the first photo loaded.

We know sometimes life happens and we don’t always get a chance to work in our journals every week. Therefore we will draw the winner of the prize draw two weeks after each blog post .. so for example, Week 1 blog post goes up on 6th January, you have two weeks to get a journal page completed and loaded up in the Week 1 folder, a name will be drawn on Friday 20th January.

Extra Challenges & Swaps

I will be posting a list of daily journal prompts each month, for those of you who journal daily and want more of a challenge.

Throughout the year I am hoping to organise a few ‘Art swaps’, but will notify you well in advance for these.

Social Media Sharing

Feel free to share photos of your work. Any photos shared on the Facebook group remain private and only seen by those who are members as it is a closed group. Please respect the privacy of your fellow members by not sharing any of their photos on social media (e.g. Pinterest, facebook, instagram, twitter, etc).  If we share elsewhere then it will only be with the permission of those involved.

If you choose to share your own photos of your own work then you are most welcome to share them wherever you like. Please use #colourmepositive whenever you share your work, so that members can easily find and follow you on your social media sites. This is also a great way to promote the challenge and inspire others.

Time Zones

I will be posting here on the blog at approximately 9am on a Friday mornings here in Victoria, Australia. This is approximately 2pm Thursday in Los Angeles, U.S. and 10pm Thursday in London, U.K.

I look forward to getting to know you throughout the year. Here’s to a fun-filled creative 2017.

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