Mixed Media Altered Jewelry Box

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

Original Jewelry Box

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.

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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 

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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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Lulu Art Supplies Store

Kylie Fowler Website

Sunny Days – mixed media art tags

Hey there, Lulu Art lovelies!!

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Dani Choate (a.k.a. pyglet whispers) here!

Today, I get to spend some arty time with you all on the LuluArt blog and I just can’t wait to show you how I created these two sunny day tags using fab products from luluart.com.au

So… take a seat, grab a coffee, figure out where the pause button and the speed controls on Youtube are…  as you might want to catch a still or slow down the process for a closer look somewhere along the way…

…and most of all… enjoy the ride!!

I started some pages by basically, just having a play. I used good quality paper and went with whatever ideas came to mind.

A blue background…

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a deep teal swirl… lime and yellow dots…  and a white overlaid stencil.

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Next, I took some prints from the wet page.

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This is something I often do, just simply to dry my work off  a bit so I can keep creating…  (I am more than a bit impatient with drying times!!)

In this video…I finally went with the tags and once I had the idea… I ran with it!

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Hopefully you enjoy the process!!

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Have fun recreating something like this for yourself…  and tag me if you do, so I can come take a look!!

Much fun and many wishes… ’til next time!

~Dani x

If you want to see more of my work you can catch me in a few different places:

Instagram – http://instagram.com/pygletwhispers 

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCq2T-XZ-aTUS4x64N5xbbA

My blog – http://pygletwhispers.blogspot.com  

Facebook –  http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers

Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST : 

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Dina Wakley heavy body paints – lime, yellow, ocean

Dina Wakley fine tip applicator

Dina Wakley palette knife

Liquitex – gesso

Liquitex – modeling paste

Strathmore Mixed media paper

Inkssentials Giant Craft tags – manila size #12

Caran D’Ache Neocolor II soluble wax crayons – yellow, emerald green, cobalt blue & vermillion red

Prismacolor pencils – grass green, true green, orange, Spanish orange, blue denim & black

Pentel Aquash waterbrush

Ceramcoat – Carribean blue craft acrylic

Sharpie white water-based paint pen – stock up because you will see me using these a lot!

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Love What You Have Hanging Around

Hi Lulu Art Fans!

Today i am going to share with you my video which takes you through my process for the creating the below journal page.

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I Love to sit and create, I always go with the flow and let what happens on the day, happen. Always remember there are never mistakes only opportunities.

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It is time to bust open those paints and brushes, pour yourself a cup of coffee and join me in creating a journal page.

I hope you have enjoyed watching and would love to see what you to create.

But most of all don’t forget TO LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE HANGING AROUND.

Full Product List

Dylusions Paint  Fresh Lime, London Blue, White Linen, Melted Chocolate, Bubble Gum Pink

Brushes Angle ¼ and 3/8, Waterbrush Flat TipWaterbrush Detail Tip

PensSigno uni-ball white, Micron 01 – black, Millennium .05 – brown, Pacer pencil .07, Gelly Roll – Clear Star

Tombow Pens 755, 899, 993, 685, 947, 555, 977

Prisma Coloured Pencils  Deco Yellow 1011, Princess Red 994, Indanthrone Blue 208, Parma Violet 1008, Mulberry 995, Greyed Lavender 1026, Tuscan Red 937, Clay Rose 1017, Black Cherry 1078, Mahogany Red 1029, Violet 932, Dark Green 908, Grass Green 909

Mono eraser

Prisma pencil sharpener

Palette Knife

Scissors

Archival Ink – Black

Petite Alphabet stamps

Sponge Dauber

Mini Ink Blending tool

Strathmore – Mixed Media Paper Pad 6 x 8

Teflon Craft Mat

Selection of Scrap Booking Papers

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