Design Team

Take a Moment – Art Journal Page by Robyn Wood

RobynHello, it’s Robyn joining you today to share how I created a floral garden using some self-carved stamps. Stamp carving is something I have been wanting to have a go at for ages but never seemed to get to so this project was a great reason to dive in. I’m a long term rubber stamper and love my commercially produced stamps but this offers the opportunity to create something all your own but little cost and it can fill that ‘I just need….’ dilemma when trying to finish a project.

A word of warning – stamp carving tools are sharp! Keep the blade pointed away from you, work in a well-lit area and go slowly until you get a feel for the rubber. I learnt to carve timber as a teenager so found it all came back very quickly but the process is really simple – and lots of fun!

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You can watch the 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

Design Team

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

Design Team

Rock your Frock by Kooky Makes

Kooky_picHi everyone!
Today I’m creating an art journal piece using a technique for making textured paper which I learned from Gillian Cox. When I asked her permission to use the technique she was happy to share – I think that’s pretty awesome. As soon as I saw the paper created by the technique – which Gillian uses as layers in her mixed media art – it made me think of crumpled fabric and so this piece was born.
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Once you’ve made the paper creating a dress is easy. You can either draw it (from your imagination or a reference), use transfer paper to copy the dress to your paper, or cut a dress out a magazine and use that as a template. Whatever your drawing skill level you’re going to come out with something that looks good. And you can use this paper & transfer/template for all kinds of other things.
Here’s the video (It’s short but hopefully sweet!):
Supplies List:
  • Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Inks – Prussian Blue, Purple Lake, Turquoise & Dutch Blue Pearlescent
  • Spray Bottle (I used mini misters but any will do)
  • Photocopy paper (thin & white)
  • Water
  • Big Paint Brush
  • Magazine picture of a dress for reference (if needed) – I like long dresses (folds & no legs!) and pictures with just one hand showing to make it easier to draw
  • Transfer Paper or Tracing Paper
  • Scissors
  • Golden – Gel Medium
  • Tombow Pens – to match the inks you use
  • Pencil to draw details
As always, I’d love to see your dresses so do share on the Lulu Art & Friends facebook page. To keep in touch with what I’m doing you can follow my blog or like my facebook page. You can also follow my ‘Dresses for Art’ Pinterest board.
Kooky
Design Team

Birdy Princess by Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont

Hi beautiful arty souls!

MonikaIt’s Monika here with my new Lulu Art design team project. But first I have small confession to make … so … If you didn’t realise it yet … I think I am addicted to black and white stripes!  Everywhere!  Stripy dresses, cardigans, handbags, jewellery (I am on the hunt now for nice big, black and white cushions for my red couch) . This is what I packed for this weekend away 🙂 and when I looked around my art room, most of the girls I painted have stripy tops. Maybe I was a zebra in a previous life?

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So just to feed my addiction – here she is – Birdie Princess on the Stripy Hills 🙂

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You can watch the video here:

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Enjoy!

Monika xx