It has turned blustery and cold in Brisbane this week – Winter is here at last, but my Instagram feed reassures me that it is Summertime elsewhere in the world! I’ve created a textured art journal page to share with you today that uses lots of lovely texture, found words and a bird or two.
Molding Paste is perfect for adding texture to a journal page – it goes on like butter or thick icing and a thin layer is light enough for a small journal. Check out how I created the texture using an old, plastic spoon.
My page also features found words which were cut from one of the free magazines which are abundant in my city. I find the non-specific, fashion and event style magazines are the best for a good variety of words. I started searching with no plan in mind after I had the basic texture and trees done and just let the words jump out at me. Soon enough I had a theme and a title! It is a fun way of creating journaling.
‘She was a modern woman with a vintage soul – she came from a different time’
Hello, it’s Robyn with you today sharing how to create a colourful She Art canvas using a bunch of mixed media techniques. This canvas is inspired by the She Art of Christy Tomlinson, although I hate to admit that I’ve had the girl stamp sitting in my stash for far too long. I suppose she was just waiting for the perfect project to make an appearance in!
As part of this project, I’m also sharing how I use a technique of free journaling – trying to make a phrase out of a few interesting words. Each time I try this technique I come up with a different phrase – what will yours be?
Hi, it’s Robyn here. Join me as I combine some simple mixed media techniques with Copic markers to create four gorgeous cards. You will learn how to create four basic backgrounds with your markers, using variations on a technique and then incorporate them into cards that can be used for a variety of occasions.
One supply that you might need to source is rubbing alcohol, in Australia it is available in supermarkets and pharmacies as ‘Isocol’. If you have it, Copic Colorless Blending Solution is perfect. Please do not substitute Ranger Blending Solution (for alcohol ink techniques) in your spray bottle as it can be dangerous to spray.
This week marks the end of the current design team 6 month term, that also means the Lulu Art store is now 6 months old, in fact our first day of sales was 23rd August, 2013. I don’t know about you but this past 6 months has gone by in a heartbeat! Applications are now closed for the new team and we will be making an announcement and introducing them here on the blog and on facebook within the next few days. An amazing amount of talented girls applied and I’m so excited by the talent out there.
Now who’s ready for a bit of colourful jewellery? In this weeks design team article Monika shows us how to make a selection of pendants using some recycled kids puzzle pieces and some copic markers. Watch the video and find out how to make yourself some colourful pendants.
How are you all this week? Getting ready for Valentines Day? Celebrating having some art time now the kids are back at school? Whatever you’re up to I hope you find some time to check out this weeks design team piece by Robyn Wood below. But first I just wanted to let you all know that we are currently taking applications for the next Design Team. If you think you’d like to apply please see our post on our facebook page which has more information.
Now lets join Robyn as she makes a colourful accordion folder and a set of artist trading cards to fill it. The folder is coloured with Dylusions and Heidi Swapp spray inks and a simple salted background technique gives lots of beautiful texture. If you haven’t tried making ATC’s before, Robyn’s simple steps will guide you through the process using our collage sheets.
On another note, please be sure to check whats new on the website by clicking on the **NEW Items category in the left menu. Every time we add a new product it goes in there so you can see it right away. We have some fun new items recently including the new Round Gelli Plates, Hero Arts Neon Daubers, some new IndigoBlue Rubber Stamps, Sharpie White and Pastel Paint Pens, Liquitex Matte Varnish, Tim Holtz Distress Stains and PanPastel Individual Colours.
It’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 email@example.com or post it up on our facebook page.
Join Robyn Wood as she takes you on an imaginary journey starting with the simple act of making some tea. Have a cuppa beside you as you watch Robyn create this delightful art journal page using Golden Fluid acrylic paints, Dylusions sprays and Pan Pastels. If your drawing skills aren’t up to scratch – simply use some tea cup clip-art or follow Robyn’s simple trick to create the cup & saucer!