Hello, 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.
Hello, 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.
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:
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
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.
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.
Happy 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!
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.