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A Love of Beauty – A Mixed Media Canvas by Robyn Wood

RobynHi, it’s Robyn with you today sharing a sweet little canvas featuring the use of Faber-Castell Gelatos and a new product, Whipped Spackle.

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Whipped Spackle is quite an innovative product – you would think it was ordinary light modelling paste but it is actually gesso that has been aerated in a mixer to create a lovely texture similar to icing.  The aeration gives the product an amazing lightness and it will be perfect to use on canvasses but particularly cards, scrapbook layouts and art journals when you want texture without the usual heaviness.

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Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will create your own beautiful butterfly canvas – I’d love to see it if you do.  Don’t forget you can upload pictures of your projects to our LuLu Art & Friends Facebook page or leave a comment on my blog, www.purplesalt.net.  If you use Instagram you can find LuLu Art at http://instagram.com/luluartstore and I’m there as well,  http://instagram.com/purplesaltcr8 Pop by and say ‘hi’!

Robyn

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Altered Book Cover by Karen Knight

Karen_picHello!! Karen here with you again today! Hope you have had a wonderful week and are getting the chance to get a little creative!
Today I have an altered Tim Holtz Worn Book Cover to share with you. I have to admit, I have a little addiction to these things, and they are perfect teamed with a couple of packs of Tag Page pockets to keep a tag journal of all the tags I make.
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This time I’ve altered it with some of my favourite Distress colours, using Distress Paints, Distress Markers,  old book pages and some tissue wrap, and tape.  The Distress lines blend and work together so well, and are a pleasure to use, If you haven’t had a play with the Distress Paints, you really should have a go, they do some amazing things when spritzed with water before they are dry as well, and of course seeing that the range includes the whole pallet of colours we’ve come to know and love with Distress Inks, there is sure to be a colour or two  to suit everyone, wether you love more vintage grungy tones or gorgeous bright vibrant colours.
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Thank you so much for dropping by, I hope you enjoy my little video, and thank you so much for watching.
Don’t forget we love for you to drop on by and share what you are up to on the Lulu Art and Friends Facebook page.
Until next time..
Happy creating,
Karen
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Becoming a Butterfly – An art journal page by Robyn Wood

Hello! It’s Robyn with you today sharing an art journal page using some brand new Dina Wakley stamps.  I tend to love anything insect themed, so when these cute stamps came in they were in my hands so fast!  I love the size of the images – perfect for cards, tags or art journaling.  This page comes together quite quickly once the butterflies are stamped, coloured and trimmed – I love how the sparkly butterflies gently pop out of the page.  You can easily substitute with different colours or maybe use a different type of background all together!

Art Journal Page by Robyn Wood
Art Journal Page by Robyn Wood

Don’t forget that as designers we love sharing our knowledge of products sold in the store, so if there is something you would like to know how to use or a technique that you would love to learn – drop us a line and we will see what we can do. Personally, I love a challenge and am always happy to play with something new, in the interests of education of course! (really I just like to buy ‘new’ products)

You can watch the video here:

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I hope you enjoy learning how to make this page – don’t forget to upload pictures of your projects to our Lulu Art & Friends Facebook page or leave a comment on my blog, www.purplesalt.net.  If you use Instagram you can find Lulu Art at http://instagram.com/luluartstore and I’m there as well – http://instagram.com/purplesaltcr8. Pop by and say ‘hi’!

Robyn

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Mixed Media Nature Dreaming by Wendy Walsh

I must confess I am a little bit of a memory keeper. As I mentioned in my last dt blog post, our family took a holiday to beautiful Cairns in Queensland, Australia. One of my fondest memories was entering into the rainforest and discovering one of Cairns many waterfalls. This waterfall was particularly good, coz you could swim in the cool fresh water in a lagoon type area with large rounded boulders. I sat there breathing it all in, watching my children laugh and swim…it was beautiful.

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For this project, I present to you a journal entry on a page that I can place in my home-made journal that we made at the very start of my blog posts with the Lulu Art design team. This is my last blog entry for the team and I am very grateful for the opportunity. For those that enjoy all the blog posts please keep on creating and enjoying time with art. Thanks also to the rest of the lovely team.

Enjoy this Video:
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With love,
Wendy Walsh xx
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Breathe – Bloom Girl Tag by Karen Knight

Karen_picHope you have all had a wonderful week.
Karen here with you again today to share with you a very quick , but fun distress marker coloured tag.  I fell in love with these Bloom Girls stamps, so I thought I would have a play with them this month. The stamps are great quality and are around the 4×6 inch size.  They produce a lovely image and are perfect for those of us who just want to run the other way when someone mentions drawing.. I’m sure I’m not the only one!
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I can not colour to save my life.. but that is the beauty of Art.. nothing is wrong or right, and sometimes its best to just sit down, take a deep breath and jump right on in… plus colouring with Distress makers is a whole lot of fun!!    I hope you enjoy watching my little video.
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Under the Sea by Wendy Walsh

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My family and I have just returned home from holidaying in Cairns, Australia. A lengthy visit to the Great Barrier Reef involving plenty of snorkelling was a magical experience all my family will remember forever.

Inspired by this experience came the ideas for this art piece/video.

Using inks, water and seeing images in abstract watery marks is where it starts. Creating images and finishing them off with mixed media is where it finishes. The process is so much fun as it allowed me to immerse myself in my wondrous memories of the Barrier Reef and all its glory.

Enjoy this video and thank you for watching it.

May the awe of nature fill your heart and soul today and everyday.

The following photos provide you with insight into the inky journey.

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Here’s the video…enjoy ..

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I hope you have found this inspiring.

Please visit and LIKE my art Facebook page: Wendy Lee Design.

If you would like to purchase this art as a print please leave me a message.

Thanks,

Wendy

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How to Draw Your Dragon by Kooky Makes

Kooky_picHi everyone,
Today I’m going to share my How to Draw Your Dragon secrets. I’ve always had a bit of thing about dragons but it only occurred to me recently that they would make a great addition to my art journal. Although many stories about dragons suggest they are beasts to be afraid of I’ve always imagined them as representing the wise and noble parts of ourselves.
The video is mostly my method of drawing a dragon in profile using simple shapes. I then show you how I use the outline to create a dragon with a message to my wise and noble self. I hope you’ll give it a go and add your own frills and decorations.
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Do share on the Lulu Art & Friends facebook page – I’d love to see what you create. To keep in touch with what I’m doing you can follow my blog at kookymakes.wordpress.com.au or like my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kookymakesart
Kooky x
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A Summer Adventure – a textured art journal page by Robyn Wood

RobynIt 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.

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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.

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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.

You can watch the video here:

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I hope you enjoyed learning how I made this page.  I’d love to see your art journal projects so please get in touch.  You are always welcome to upload pictures to our Lulu Art & Friends Facebook page or leave a comment on my blog at www.purplesalt.net.  If you use Instagram you can find Lulu Art at http://instagram.com/luluartstore and I’m there as well at http://instagram.com/purplesaltcr8 Pop by and say ‘hi’.

Robyn