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Create a Creepy Halloween Pumpkin Creature with Laurie Caradonna

Welcome Goblin Children – to my very first instructional video as past of Lulu Art Design Team.

Watch me conjure a Creepy Pumpkin Head Creature using a variety of mixed media techniques, just in time for Halloween.

Halloween-Project

This Spooky Pumpkin Head Creature is filled with uncanny candy and paranormal punch as she hop, skips and jumps her way to a Haunted Halloween Hootenanny.
Watch the video here:
Supplies used:
  •  8×10 Canvas panel – primed with gesso (or your journal)
  •  Acrylic Paint – Black, white, orange, green
  •  Watercolor Paper – at least 200gsm (100lbs)
  •  Prismacolor Pencils – Orange/green/black, brown
  •  Stabilo Aquarellable pencils – Brown, black
  •  Dye-na-flow ink – Brass, Bright orange, Violet
  •  Patterned Paper – Halloween patterns
  •  Adhesive – I used Matte Mod Podge
  •  Brushes – Assorted
  •  Magic
Be warned : This art lesson shows serious signs of being haunted.
Pumpkin-Heads
BOO!
Laurie Caradonna
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My Own Little World by Robyn Wood

RobynHello, 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.

 

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You can watch the process video here:

Supplies Used:

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

 

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A Love of Beauty – A Mixed Media Canvas by Robyn Wood

RobynHi, it’s Robyn with you today sharing a sweet little canvas featuring the use of Faber-Castell Gelatos and a new product, Whipped Spackle.

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Whipped Spackle is quite an innovative product – you would think it was ordinary light modelling paste but it is actually gesso that has been aerated in a mixer to create a lovely texture similar to icing.  The aeration gives the product an amazing lightness and it will be perfect to use on canvasses but particularly cards, scrapbook layouts and art journals when you want texture without the usual heaviness.

You can watch the video here:

Supplies used:

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will create your own beautiful butterfly canvas – I’d love to see it if you do.  Don’t forget you can upload pictures of your projects to our LuLu Art & Friends Facebook page or leave a comment on my blog, www.purplesalt.net.  If you use Instagram you can find LuLu Art at http://instagram.com/luluartstore and I’m there as well,  http://instagram.com/purplesaltcr8 Pop by and say ‘hi’!

Robyn

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Becoming a Butterfly – An art journal page by Robyn Wood

Hello! It’s Robyn with you today sharing an art journal page using some brand new Dina Wakley stamps.  I tend to love anything insect themed, so when these cute stamps came in they were in my hands so fast!  I love the size of the images – perfect for cards, tags or art journaling.  This page comes together quite quickly once the butterflies are stamped, coloured and trimmed – I love how the sparkly butterflies gently pop out of the page.  You can easily substitute with different colours or maybe use a different type of background all together!

Art Journal Page by Robyn Wood
Art Journal Page by Robyn Wood

Don’t forget that as designers we love sharing our knowledge of products sold in the store, so if there is something you would like to know how to use or a technique that you would love to learn – drop us a line and we will see what we can do. Personally, I love a challenge and am always happy to play with something new, in the interests of education of course! (really I just like to buy ‘new’ products)

You can watch the video here:

Supplies used:

I hope you enjoy learning how to make this page – don’t forget to upload pictures of your projects to our Lulu Art & Friends Facebook page or leave a comment on my blog, www.purplesalt.net.  If you use Instagram you can find Lulu Art at http://instagram.com/luluartstore and I’m there as well – http://instagram.com/purplesaltcr8. Pop by and say ‘hi’!

Robyn

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Mixed Media Nature Dreaming by Wendy Walsh

I must confess I am a little bit of a memory keeper. As I mentioned in my last dt blog post, our family took a holiday to beautiful Cairns in Queensland, Australia. One of my fondest memories was entering into the rainforest and discovering one of Cairns many waterfalls. This waterfall was particularly good, coz you could swim in the cool fresh water in a lagoon type area with large rounded boulders. I sat there breathing it all in, watching my children laugh and swim…it was beautiful.

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For this project, I present to you a journal entry on a page that I can place in my home-made journal that we made at the very start of my blog posts with the Lulu Art design team. This is my last blog entry for the team and I am very grateful for the opportunity. For those that enjoy all the blog posts please keep on creating and enjoying time with art. Thanks also to the rest of the lovely team.

Enjoy this Video:
Products I used:
With love,
Wendy Walsh xx
Wendy Lee Design
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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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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