Altered Vintage Spoons on a Canvas

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Hiya crafty friends! Idiana here from Idiana’s Creations with a new alteration using some vintage spoon and some random junk I tend to collect. Also, I love to play with textures and I have shared some of these techniques and much more. Here are some close up pictures and full video tutorial with full supply list below:

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Supply list:

DINA WAKLEY – STIFF BRISTLE PAINT BRUSH – 1″

LIQUITEX – WHITE GESSO – 16OZ

VINTAGE BOOK PAPER SHEETS – COLLAGE PACK

AMAZING CASTING RESIN KIT

SPEEDBALL – METAL LEAF – GOLD

PRIMA – FINNABAIR ART EXTRAVAGENCE RUST PASTE SET

PRIMA – FINNABAIR ART INGREDIENTS MELANGE ART PEBBLES 46/PKG

PRIMA – FINNABAIR ART INGREDIENTS MINI ART STONES

PRIMA – FINNABAIR – MICA FLAKES Gold

PRIMA – FINNABAIR – ART BASICS SILICONE BRUSH 1″

PRIMA – FINNABAIR ART EXTRAVAGANCE SNOWFLAKE PASTE

MOD PODGE – MATTE FINISH – 16OZ

DYLUSIONS INK SPRAY – VARIOUS COLOURS Calypso Teal

DYAN REAVELEY – DYLUSIONS PAINT Squeezed Orange, Tangerine Dream, & White Linen

LIQUITEX – ACRYLIC INK 30MLS – VARIOUS COLOURS Transparent Burnt Sienna

VIVA DECOR – INKA GOLD – VARIOUS COLOURS Gold

Other materials:

Random metal pieces

Embossing Folders

Ink and Stamps

Bubble Wrap

Piece of a Sponge

Hot Glue

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Full Video Tutorial:

 

Happy creating,

Idiana.

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Magical Moments by Warren Creations

design-team-2017Hey guys, Jesse here from warrencreations with another Lulu Art Project.

It is my time again to share with you my tutorial which takes you through my process for creating the the colourful image below.

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I had lots of fun playing with new products and teaching myself how to use them, its all part of the creative journey and remember to always have fun and enjoy what you do.

I would like to kindly apologise in advance as parts of the video did not record so unfortunately, you wont get to see the Tim Holtz tissue layer, more paint and stencils to create another layer and also the die cut image layer. Sorry again guys. For my next tutorial I am looking at using a different camera so fingers crossed!

 

NOW LETS GET CREATING 🙂

Supplies List

Strathmore Mixed Media Paper

Dylusions Paint in
Calypso Teal
Lemon Zest
Fresh Lime
Tangerine Dream
White Linen

Baby Wipes

Makeup Sponges
Liquitex Matte Medium

Tim Holtz Products
Rays Stencil (THS003)
Latticework Stencil (THS019)
Honeycomb Stencil (THS005)
Hearts (THS017)
Dot Fade Stencil (THS006)
Tissue Wrap – Postale 

Black Craft Card Stock

Stamps
Kaisercraft Dimonds Stamp
Kaisercraft Honey Comb Stamp
Kaisercraft Sentiments – Together
Wooden Love Stamp

Acrylic Stamp Blocks

Black Ink
White Paint Pen
Embossing Powder- Clear  

Thanks for watching! Please be sure to the  visit Lulu Art Store with more and more products being added each week 🙂

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Artist Interview With Theresa Miers

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Today it is my pleasure to introduce the final Lulu Art Design Team Member for 2017, Theresa Mierse from Where Are My Scissors?. Theresa is known for her gorgeous collaged mixed media artwork, created with her Gelli Plate/ Gel Press. She has great taste when it comes to colour choices as her colour schemes are so beautiful. You’re going to love her work.

I asked Theresa to tell me about herself and asked her a few questions over a virtual coffee.

 

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.

I love arts and crafts and I’ve recently started a new blog called Where Are My Scissors? . For a long time I had another blog very much focused on art stamping called Misty’s Mess. I got a real buzz one day when I noticed that Tim Holtz had pinned one of my tags onto his boards. It was a long time ago so it’ll be buried deep by now I’m sure.

I live with my partner on his family farm and an assortment of animals out on a 400+ acre farm in the Lockyer Valley. Going to town is a very small affair as the nearby Gatton only boasts a population of about 3000.

I think I have always had an art or craft project on the go since I was a child. I often was winning a prize for something I had made. I made my first dollar with a drawing when I was 12 years old. I sewed a lot of my clothes and then my children’s clothes. Sold some too. I tried scrapbooking but stamping held my interest better and I made lots and lots of cards instead.

I have an ambition to create a piece of my own artwork to hang on my walls and through experimenting I find I like collaging with painted papers best. My first attempts at collage back in high school were a sorry mess. I try not to let the past define me.

I have my art space set up out on the veranda so I’m a fair weather and daylight creative mostly. Below is my early morning view from my art space. My craft room is for the laptop and storage of supplies and tools. If I do anything indoors it is usually in the lounge room on my lap as I’m spending time in the presence of my partner, as he watches tv. Early to bed, early to rise around here most days.

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How/when did you get interested in art?

It’s always been a part of who I am. In high school my first priority was to know when art class was on the time table and work everything else around that.

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Can you remember one of the first things you drew/painted?

I can definitely remember my first bit of art I made that had an impact on me. I was most likely 9 years old. It was Library Week and we were required to paint something from our favourite book. I chose to paint a larger than life picture of a mouse from the Silent Night story. It was huge, as it filled the whole paper.

Lesson one was how to make brown when all I had to use was blue, green, yellow, red and black poster paints. I can still see the reds and the greens as they peeked out of my broad brush strokes. Lesson two was about winning and falling out of peer favour. My classmates deemed me undeserving to win since I was only just new at the school. The joy of winning overshadowed by wanting to be accepted, is a big burden for little shoulders. I had my prize book and I was showing it to my dad. He pointed out that the art work in the storybook has a resemblance to my art with it’s broad loose strokes. I’ll never forget that moment of a dirty mine worker revealing this little fact to his daughter on his knee. My art work is forever lost to me, but if I ever see that book again I’ll know it instantly.

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Do you have a favourite artist?

Before I had the internet I was mostly aware of textile and cloth doll artists via magazines. When I first got the internet the first artist I discovered was Teesha Moore. WOW! I had never seen anything like her work before. I thought how cool it was to have a life and a purpose involving wildly imaginative art journalling. A bit later I discovered Donna Downey’s vlogs. Who were these people doing extraordinary things with technology and reaching me in my far away place? I’m inspired by these two women who have revealed a way of believing in their art because they believed in their purpose to be artists.

What’s the best thing about being an artist?

Choosing my own path.

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Do you like to have music playing while you create and if so, what kind of music do you listen to that inspires you?

No music. I live in a big old Queenslander farmhouse that’s just not equipped with enough power points to bring music to where I prefer to hang out on the veranda. I listen instead to the many and varied sounds of quiet farm life. We have a large peafowl family of about 30 birds on the farm and in my silence, as I move about through my day, I’ve become more observant of the intricacies of their calls and social behaviours. Something I would like to study more of and understand. I would miss all those nuances if I had music playing.

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What is your favourite thing that you often include in your work?

Yellow. It represents light or a glow to me. I physically relax just that little bit more when I add it into my work. On the other hand I have an aversion to black. I use it when I feel I need to, which isn’t often, but it makes me feel very tense.

What are you doing when you’re not creating?

I’m generally a solitary person and there is lots to keep me amused on the farm. I do have three very energetic farm dogs that need their exercise. There is Rolley the Blue Heeler, Jack the Kelpie, and my dog Stanley who is a mixed breed Staffy/Bull Arab. Stanley, the biggest of them all thinks he is a small lap dog. I love being outdoors and going for walks all over the farm. Every couple of months I’ll head off into Brisbane to catch up with family and friends and get into my city girl stride.

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What are your favourite products to use?

The product I can’t live without would have to be my Liquitex Gesso and Matt Medium. It was during a desperate google search for an online store that sold these two items that I found Luluart in the first place. Now I reorder that stuff long before it runs out. My other favourite supply is my Lyra Water Soluble Crayons. I was amazed when I first saw a stamping demo done with these many years ago and I spent the next hour mentally scheming what I could give up so I could justify buying a big tin of them. They still get used a lot after all this time. It was also my first quality artist supply.

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Do you have any tips or inspiring words to share?

My most favourite quote is —

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.

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— and it has served me well in times when I need to push through fear. Staying in a safe place is not as beautiful as finding yourself on a shinier side of a challenging situation. The other side is not perfect but it’ll always be better.
Best place to catch up with what I’m doing is at —
My Instagram  where_are_my_scissors
Theresa.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Theresa, our last but not least Lulu Art Design Team Member. If you missed Theresa’s free mixed media tutorial you can view it HERE.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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HAPPY GELLI FLOWERS – An Art Journal page featuring collage with gelli prints.

Hello, I am Theresa and welcome to my first video and post for the Lulu Arts Design team. It also happens to be my very first video ever and since I am among friends I’m positive that you’ll tolerate my somewhat clumsy first attempt at this.

 

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I love painting papers with my gelli plate to later use for collage. Lately I’ve been turning my attention to creating images of vases of flowers, cutting simple shapes to build up a picture.

 

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I love my stencils, as the drawer full I possess will attest to. With this art page I wanted to show how I limited my choice to one primary pattern and using it in a variety of ways to add a repeating design through the various layers of the painting.

 

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My style leans towards impressionism which is meant to be viewed from further away than this. The up close photos really show how messy the collage really looks but this simplified process of cutting and pasting simple shapes is a very intuitive way for me to work with colour and develop my idea.

You can see a video of my process here

 

You can find some of the supplies I used in the list below –

Stratmoore 9×12 Spiral bound Art Journal

http://www.luluart.com.au/Strathmore-Visual-Journal-Mixed-Media-9×12-p/sm-1003.htm

 

GellPress Plate 8×10

http://www.luluart.com.au/Gel-Press-Reusable-Gel-Printing-Plate-8×10-p/gpr-1001.htm

 

Dylusion Paints

http://www.luluart.com.au/Dyan-Reaveley-Dylusions-Paint-p/dyl-1500.htm

 

Ceramcoat White

http://www.luluart.com.au/Ceramcoat-Acrylic-Paint-8oz-White-p/cm-3002.htm

 

Liquitex Matt Medium

http://www.luluart.com.au/Liquitex-Matte-Medium-8oz-p/lq-1004.htm

 

Catalyst Wedge Grey

http://www.luluart.com.au/Catalyst-Silicone-Wedge-Tool-Grey-W-01-p/ctl-1005.htm

 

Posca Pen

http://www.luluart.com.au/Uni-Posca-Pen-Marker-0-7mm-p/uni-1002.htm

 

You can see more of my work at www.wherearemyscissors.com

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Theresa xo

P.S You can find out more about me tomorrow, here on the blog, during my ‘artist’s interview’.

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Mixed Media Altered Jewelry Box

Hiya again! Idiana here from Idiana’s Creations with an altered jewelry box project this time.

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This little box I found at my favorite local thrift store (I know we all love to find great deals and be thrifty!). It looked like someone had already repainted it but did not do a great job and for some reason added a cheap plastic “pearl” on one of the knobs. But that didn’t stop me from making the transformation.

Here are some more close ups and a full video tutorial below with the complete supply list that you can get at Lulu Art Supply Store.

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Supply list:

PRIMA – FINNABAIR TEXTURE PASTE WHITE CRACKLE 8.5OZ 

PRIMA – FINNABAIR – ART BASICS SILICONE BRUSH 1″ 

PRIMA – FINNABAIR ART BASICS 3D GLOSS GEL 8OZ 

PRIMA BAROQUE #3 ART DECOR MOULD 

PRIMA – FINNABAIR ART ALCHEMY ACRYLIC PAINT – OPAL MAGIC blue/yellow 

VIVA DECOR – INKA GOLD – VARIOUS COLOURS 

DYAN REAVELEY – DYLUSIONS PAINT 

Stencil TCW – 6X6 TEMPLATE – ART IS 

TIM HOLTZ – LAYERING STENCIL – HONEYCOMB 

AMAZING CASTING RESIN KIT

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Beautiful Things by Jesse Warren

G’day lovely people,

Kylie here. I’m presenting you with Jesse Warren’s mixed media tutorial today as I think he may be still on his honeymoon. I hope he’s enjoying married life with his beautiful wife. What an exciting time in life for him.

You are going to love his tutorial. The final piece is absolutely beautiful. I love it.

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Jesse Warren from Warrencreations for Lulu Art Design Team March Project 2017.

PRODUCTS USED
Strathmore Mixed Media 11×14 Pad
Liquitex Matte Medium
Needle Tip Applicator 
Stencils
Tim Holtz – Layered – Stars 
Tim Holtz – Layered – Numbered
Dylousion Inks
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Campso Teal
Bubblegum Pink
Fresh Lime
Lemon Zest
Crushed Grape
Stamps
Ranger/Dylusions Fancy Florals
Heartfelt Creations Elegant Word Stamp245 Green
Acrylic Stamp Block

Ink Pads
Versa Magic Inkpad – Cloud White 
StazOn – Jet Black

Tombow Markers
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245 Green
725 Pink
665 Purple
555 Blue
925 Orange
Water Brush
Paper Towel
Ruler
White Sharpie Paint Pen or Posca Paint Pen
Water Sprayer/Mister
Pipette Droper
Medium Thickness Card Stock – White
Stickers or Rub Ons

Visit Lulu Art for the best art supplies around!
https://www.luluart.com.au/

Visit Jesse Warren Creations
https://www.warrencreations.com

I hope you enjoyed Jesse’s tutorial. Did you read Jesse’s Artist’s Interview yesterday? Click HERE to get to know him.

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Happy Creating,

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Artist Interview with Jesse Warren

design-team-2017Today it is my pleasure to introduce the next Lulu Art Design Team Member for 2017.

Introducing Jesse Warren from Warren Creations. Jesse is the youngest member of our team, as well as being the only male. Jesse will inspire you with his eagerness to improve as an artist and his enthusiasm, as well as his easy going nature. I’m hoping Jesse will inspire other males to get into mixed media.

I asked Jesse to tell me about himself and asked him a few questions over a virtual coffee.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.
I am 25 years old and I live in Hervey Bay Queensland, in Australia. I live on just over 2 acres with my new wife, horse and our rag doll cat. I am a warehouse manager for an electrical contracting business. I enjoy watching movies in our home theatre, photography and enjoying and making the most out of life. I became a married man this month, the 18th of March to be exact and I cannot wait to create and enjoy this next chapter in my life.

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How/when did you get interested in art?
I have always enjoyed art. I did art in high school but stopped when the teacher told me, for an assessment, that my colour palette and shading were not up to her standard and I was made to paint over it and start again. I believe that art is not meant to be perfect and can many mediums can be used at once. But I never stopped there and have been creating ever since. A lot of my methods are trial and error and experimenting with what works best for me and what I enjoyEllie

Can you remember one of the first things you drew/painted?
I wish I kept them but they got damaged in a move. They were a series of cartoons and figures for a class art assignment. This was my first real experience using coloured pencils to build up light and shading. I also painted a sunset looking over silhouetted mountains. This was my first real experience using and blending acrylic paints.

What’s your favourite piece of work that you have created

I am objective and honest with my work and don’t believe that I have ever reached a stage in my creative journey where an artwork has stood out as my complete favourite as yet, but I do like a piece that I have been working on recently. I cant stop staring at it and its not even finished yet! So that must tell me something!

Do you have a favourite artist?

I have a few and go through stages but my top most favourite would defiantly be Tamara Laporte from Willowing Art. I love her lose and carefree nature when she create and her general style just appeals to me.

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What’s the best thing about being an artist?
Being able to get messy and by the end of a creation to be able to say that you have accomplished something that you can be proud of and feeling joy at the possibility that  others might like it. It helps me let go of any issues that may be bothering me and has taught me how to be patient and more easy going.

17121380_10211611431738225_2033113317_oDo you like to have music playing while you create and if so, what kind of music do you listen to that inspires you?
Quite often I listen to spotify and listen to the current hits. But I am a big sucker for the Disney channel songs (Most likely the kid in me that refuses to grow up!)

What is your favourite thing that you often include in your work?

I am not quite sure yet but hope to find this as my art journey grows, but I do tend to favour the colours green and blue and often put butterflies or wings in my work. Most recently, I have stated including rabbits in my work.Blonde

What are you doing when you’re not creating?
I can be seen taking photos as I also really enjoy photography. I love being in my veggie patch, attending to and nurturing my crops. I love sitting on our back patio, listening to and hand feeding the wildlife that have grown to trust my wife and I.Graphite

What are your favourite products to use?
I have always been drawn to everything Tim Holtz and I have also been loving liquitex.

Do you have any tips or inspiring words to share?
The biggest thing I can say is just keep trying and be willing to experiment and keep playing. Sometimes it may not always work out but you should enjoy the process and you will  better for it.

Where can we view your work?

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/warrencreations 

Website/blog
http://warrencreations.com 

Twitter
https://twitter.com/jesseryanwarren 

Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL0XDaUuWtoFgIswDqfuu7w 

Instragm
https://www.instagram.com/jesseryanwarren/ 

Do you have any upcoming online or offline classes where we can enjoy learning from you?

Perhaps some day, when I have a greater level of knowledge and skills that I can teach everyone.

 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Jesse, our next Lulu Art Design Team Member. Pop back tomorrow to see Jesse in action when he creates a free tutorial for you. It’s beautiful.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Kylie Fowler Website