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I Am Grateful – a Journal Page by Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont

MonikaIt’s the end of the year already!  Really?!!  It snuck up on me! Too fast! Too quick! So much happened this year, so much changed! I learnt a lot, I pushed my boundaries a few times and I grew from it 🙂 I acquired lots of new art supplies too :), one new kitten 🙂 and I made new friends.

Did I make time to stop and reflect about it? To be thankful for what I have in my life? To cherish all the beautiful people in my life?  Not always, not everyday!  But I am trying to make it in to a good habit because it keeps me focused, keeps me sane, reminds me to be happy now!

Art keeps me sane and happy too, so I thought – why not combine both and create myself a reminder of how amazing life really is 🙂  I have sooooo much to be grateful for every day, month, year!

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For me my Journal is a perfect place for it as I am spending lots of time flicking through it, playing, writing in it.
Maybe it is something you would like to do too ?

You can watch the video of my process here:

The supplies I used were:

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Baby Dragon by Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont

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Yes! For sure! My life is so much more interesting inside my head!

I can be a princess every day of the week! Or the month or the year! Or I can be the evil Witch…for some of the time 🙂

Dragons, kittens, puppies, fairies, angels, butterflies, bit naughty children and bit ugly trolls are peacefully existing together , we are having fun, we are going on adventures! Goodness me! The stories I can make up inside my head!!!  And the colours of it!

I wish you could come and visit me there sometimes :)… Maybe one day … So this journal page is like a postcard I am sending to you from there.

You can watch the video here:

Save the image below (right click and “save image as”) and print out to the size you want to use in your journal.

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Supplies list:

Lots of love,
Monika xxx

 

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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
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Les Stencilables by Wendy Walsh

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It’s Winter, it’s cold and it’s PERFECT weather to stay indoors, get out your paints, stencils and brushes and CREATE! That’s what I do and today I am presenting a video of me doing just that! I found some gorgeous music, grabbed a cup of tea and zoned out doing my favourite thing….ART and playing with my MIXED MEDIA stash.

Please join me in the act of creating art that you ease into and love.

A few sneak peeks you say?   Well here are some pics:

  

Oh and here is the video:

Here are the materials used:

May it inspire your desire to create.

Love Wendy xx

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Seeking the True Treasure by Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont

MonikaShe is like the cloud of shimmering beauty drifting in the depths of the ocean.

She is the seeker!   She is curious!   She is determined!

She is fragile looking, translucent and dreamy but strong at the same time!

That is how, I think, my story would start… and I am sure she would meet a sweet underwater kitty somewhere along the way.

Who knows maybe she can be my friend?

Today while I write this, the whole rain thing is making my mind float away to nice places .  Or maybe it’s just this yummy blue Celedon Silks acrylic glaze that has me inspired?!

Soooo ladies and gentleman! Here she is and she is ” Seeking the true treasures”.

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You can watch the video here:

Supplies used are:

Thank you for looking.

Monika

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An Imaginary Voyage by Robyn Wood

RobynJoin Robyn Wood as she takes you on an imaginary journey starting with the simple act of making some tea. Have a cuppa beside you as you watch Robyn create this delightful art journal page using Golden Fluid acrylic paints, Dylusions sprays and Pan Pastels. If your drawing skills aren’t up to scratch – simply use some tea cup clip-art or follow Robyn’s simple trick to create the cup & saucer!

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You can watch the video here:

Supplies used are:

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