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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.
You can watch the process here:
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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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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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Believe in Your Journey – Collage Tag by Karen Knight

Karen_picHi Guys .. Karen here with you again today! I hope you have all had a wonderful week and have had a little chance to get creative! Today I have a collaged tag to share with you.

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Its a great way to use up all those bits of paper you have hiding in your stash.. yes admit it.. we all have it! I used some paper as well as some elements from the Tim Holtz Ephemera pack.. these are great for collage along with Remnant rubs, along with a whole lot of distress! This tag is basically me in a nut shell.. Grungy, vintage, collaged yumminess!!

So remember to Believe in your Journey, have fun and enjoy!!

Thank so much for stopping by to visit today.. I hope I’ve inspired you a little bit to have a play and spend a little time layering and modge poding!

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Happy Creating,
Karen xxx

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You Are Enough by Karen Knight

Hi guys,
 
Karen with you again, and another tag to share with you today. I  fell in love with the Dina Wakley stamps the minute I saw them,  I absolutely love the look of the scribbled ladies, but I tend to struggle a little when I try to create things that have been done with complete creative abandon, so I knew sooner or later they would end up on a tag, and here it is.
 
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I’ve teamed them up with another favourite – Distress paints, I juts love how fluid these are and how well they mix with a little spritz of water!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you are all having a wonderfully creative week!
 
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Hugs Karen xx
 
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Suzi Blu Girl Tag by Karen Knight

Guest_KarenKnight_ProfileThis week we have a surprise guest – Karen Knight.  Karen makes some amazing unique tags and was happy to do one especially for us to share on our blog.  Make sure you check out Karens own blog and have a look at all the other lovely creations on there. She is a very clever girl. Karen says “I have been creating for about the last 13 years. I love all things collage, inky and stamps and enjoy creating mostly on smaller spaces – like tags.”

This week Karen has designed this gorgeous tag using collage and distressing techniques and one of our Suzi Blu stamps called Forgetmenot.

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Karen’s Instructions:

“I started off by collaging a tag with book pages.  Then I randomly painted over the top with distress crackle paint. While I waited for the paint to dry I then stamped the Suzi Blu Girl image on another piece of book paper, and roughly coloured her using distress markers.  I also tore two wing type shapes from book paper and coloured them with distress stain.  When everything was dry I adhered them to the tag,  inked the edges using my distress markers. I used walnut stain distress and black soot distress marker around the edges, by swiping if along the edge  and rubbing it with my finger to smudge them both together.  I also smudged the black soot marker in the same way around my stamped image and wings.”

Products Used:

Suzi Blu Stamp – Forgetmenot
Studio – Multi Medium Gloss
Book Sheets/Collage Pack
Tim Holtz Distress Markers – Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick, Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint – Picket Fence, Broken China

What a sweet project.  Let me know if you give it a go!

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