Mixed Media Tutorial

Suzi Blu Girl Tag by Karen Knight

Guest_KarenKnight_ProfileThis week we have a surprise guest – Karen Knight.  Karen makes some amazing unique tags and was happy to do one especially for us to share on our blog.  Make sure you check out Karens own blog and have a look at all the other lovely creations on there. She is a very clever girl. Karen says “I have been creating for about the last 13 years. I love all things collage, inky and stamps and enjoy creating mostly on smaller spaces – like tags.”

This week Karen has designed this gorgeous tag using collage and distressing techniques and one of our Suzi Blu stamps called Forgetmenot.

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Karen’s Instructions:

“I started off by collaging a tag with book pages.  Then I randomly painted over the top with distress crackle paint. While I waited for the paint to dry I then stamped the Suzi Blu Girl image on another piece of book paper, and roughly coloured her using distress markers.  I also tore two wing type shapes from book paper and coloured them with distress stain.  When everything was dry I adhered them to the tag,  inked the edges using my distress markers. I used walnut stain distress and black soot distress marker around the edges, by swiping if along the edge  and rubbing it with my finger to smudge them both together.  I also smudged the black soot marker in the same way around my stamped image and wings.”

Products Used:

Suzi Blu Stamp – Forgetmenot
Studio – Multi Medium Gloss
Book Sheets/Collage Pack
Tim Holtz Distress Markers – Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick, Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint – Picket Fence, Broken China

What a sweet project.  Let me know if you give it a go!

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Wee Angel of Love by Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont

MonikaIt’s time to break out your Copic Pens girls!  Monika has put together this gorgeous journal page using some printable images, copic pens, neocolor II’s, stencils and more. Follow along with the video below to see how it all came together.  Check out Monika’s kitty helping her with her project 🙂

Just remember, if you ever create a page inspired by one of our design team, we would love to see it. Please email a photo to admin@luluart.com.au or post it up on our facebook page.

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You can watch the video here:

Links to the images:

Link to wings – http://thegraphicsfairy.com/vintage-clip-art-image-feather-wings-for-angels/

Link to the girl – http://thegraphicsfairy.com/vintage-graphic-beautiful-woman-with-crown/

Information about copyrights and terms of using images from the graphic fairy – http://thegraphicsfairy.com/terms-copyright/

Products used are:

Happy creating!

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Misc

Grand Opening of Lulu Art

I’m so pleased to announce that this week that I have launched my new business called Lulu Art.  This online store specialises in supplying the latest products for mixed media artists.  I welcome you to join me and raise your glass (kerching!) and welcome this new venture.

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I have some exciting plans for the blog and the website over the coming months so keep an eye out for news coming soon.

Thanks for being part of the pre-launch excitement and I look forward to getting to know you all better.

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