Be True to Your Heart by Kathryn Cruise

LuluArt profile picHello, my name is Kathryn Cruise and thank you for joining me for my first Lulu Art Design Team project.

I’m a mixed media artist and work in my art journal, mixed media paper as well as on canvas and other substrates.

I hope you enjoy my first project which is an art journal spread I have called Be True to Your Heart.

 

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You can view the video here:

Supplies List:

Dylusions 8 x 8″ journal
Liquitex Gesso
Neocolor II Wax Pastels – Flesh, Ochre, Purple, Purple Violet
Portfolio Oil Pastels – Pink, White, Rust, Violet
Prismacolor Pencils – Goldenrod, Terra Cotta, Black
Dylusions Paints – Vibrant Turquoise, Cut Grass, Lemon Zest
Dina Wakley Paints – Lapis, Turquoise, Sky
TCW Stencil – Mini Specimens
Mastisse Impasto
Faber Castell Big Brush Pens – Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Green, Manganese Violet, Magenta, Medium Flesh, Pink Madder Lake
Uniball Signo Pens – Black and White
Gelly Roll Glaze Pens – Turquoise and Rose
Sharpie Paint Pen – White
Fude Ball Pen – Black
Background Stamp
Lead Pencil
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Speedball Brayer

Thanks again for joining me.

You can find me here:

http://limekatz.wix.com/limekatz
https://www.facebook.com/Limekatz/
https://www.instagram.com/limekatz/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Yccr4ak5gBw95uj5b9Vgw

Thanks

Kath

My Own Little World by Robyn Wood

RobynHello, it’s Robyn joining you today to share a colourful art journal page.  For this project I used the new Ranger Dylusions Acrylic Paints and I have to say I am crazy about their vibrant colours and great coverage. I found that the paints brushed on very smoothly and dried quickly to a lovely matt finish – perfect for stamping, stencilling, drawing or painting over the top. The colours are easily blendable if you happen to need a slightly different shade or colour, I created the purple from Vibrant Turquoise and Bubblegum Pink.

 

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You can watch the process video here:

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I hope you enjoyed learning how this project comes together. Don’t forget to pop by Lulu Art & Friends Facebook page to say hi, share your project or leave a comment on my blog,www.purplesalt.net

Robyn

 

Find Joy in the Ordinary – by Robyn Wood

RobynHello, it’s Robyn joining you today to share a mixed media art journal page.  Are you following along with the Documented Life prompts shared by the Art to the 5th Academy artists? I played along sporadically last year and decided that this year I’d do it properly and try to complete each of the prompts – so far so good.  This year the idea is to use one of the large Dylusions journals for each prompt and I’m finding it a great journal to create in! I love the flexible, catch all cover so I know that I’m not going to break the bindings if my journal gets a little large.

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A recent challenge was to create a page using under papers and the journaling prompt was ‘what lies beneath?’. My under papers tend to get really muddy so I decided to use some baby wipes instead. Baby wipes make perfect additions to your art journals, they are thin and can be cut with scissors or dies to create all types of shapes and they take colour beautifully!  I don’t tend to keep them on a regular basis but for this project they were perfect.

Check out my YouTube video to learn how I created this page:

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I hope you enjoyed learning how this project comes together. As always, don’t forget to pop by Lulu Art & Friends Facebook page to say hi or share your project or leave a comment on my blog, www.purplesalt.net

Robyn

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.

a project by Robyn Wood, Purple Salt, www.purplesalt.net

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

Inks & Flowers by Kooky Makes

Kooky_picHi everyone,
I hope you managed a break over Easter, preferably one filled with art.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been rediscovering my love of inks and stencils for bright and colourful backgrounds. A few people have asked me how I manage to keep the colours from ‘muddying’ or going grey so I thought I’d share my techniques with you.
In my video I go through my take on colour theory and the colour wheel when working with Dylusions (or any other non-permanent inks) and create the background for this bright pretty piece.
You can watch the video here:
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Here are the key things to remember with my techniques:
  1. Keep to just a few layers.
  2. Keep cool and warm colours separate
  3. Dab the ink off between sprays
  4. If colours start to get muddy dab them off with the paper towel
  5. Use sprayed water to make colours less vivid or to remove/reduce colour you don’t like the look/placement of.
  6. Work round the piece.
  7. Leave the piece to dry completely before you go in again with more colour!
I hope you enjoy the video and learn something that helps you have more fun with these gorgeous inks. Do share your lovely creations on the Lulu Art & Friends facebook page.
If you’d like to keep in touch with what I’m doing you can follow my blog at kookymakes.wordpress.com or like my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kookymakesart
Kooky

Catching Stars by Anne Cahill

Anne CahillHappy weekend to you all!!  As you probably know by now Lulu Art moved premises in the last week or so and I’m glad to say that the new digs are fabulous. We’re fully unpacked and there is lot’s more room to move and expand with the possibility of workshops in the future. Lot’s of exciting things in store for the business in 2014!

Todays design team item is from Anne Cahill. Watch Anne as she shares with us her entire process in fast motion video!  What a treat to see the whole project from scratch, every brush stroke, every technique. Fantastic!

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Watch the video here:

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you get lots of art time!

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Life Lessons ATC Accordion Folder by Robyn Wood

RobynHow 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.

Design Team Call for Lulu Art

 

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.

Life Lessons ATC Accordion Folder

 

Life Lessons ATC

 

Watch the video here:

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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.

Have a great week, we’ll talk again soon!

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