Showing posts with label Art Journaling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art Journaling. Show all posts

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

VIDEO: Acrylic Paint Glazing And Tinted Gels and Paint Art Journal Page

Acrylic glazing art journal page by Kim Dellow. There is a video tutorial too!


I've been playing with acrylic glazing liquid this week and for my video tutorial I've used glazing in a way you might not be used to seeing it being used. Usually glazing is used in the latter stages of a painting project to shift the colour of a piece or unify and harmonise it. In my art journal page I've used it early on in the process to bring my tinted gel and paint stencil element together with the some old book page texture. I've also used it as a base to add more colour to. You can see all about it in the video and see how this page started too.

It kind of looks Autumnal doesn't it? But it was never my intention to make an Autumnal art journal page but the start of the new season here in the UK must have had a bigger influence on me than I had thought! Do you find the seasons influencing your art when you least expect it? What seasonal projects have you been doing this week?

If you are wondering, the stencil is actually one I made myself and those of you that have popped into my blog or YouTube channel before would have seen it a few times. But if you haven't then you can find out how I made it in my Moroccan tile blog post.


VIDEO: Acrylic Paint Glazing And Tinted Gels and Paint Art Journal Page




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Supplies:
DIY Stencil

Strathmore Visual Journal Mixed Media
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Golden Glazing Liquid (Satin)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Golden Heavy Body (Raw Umber)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Liquitex Heavy Body (Raw Sienna; Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Liquitex Heavy Body (Muted collection - Muted Turquoise)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Liquitex Soft Body (Quinacridone Crimson)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Liquitex Ink (Muted collection - Muted Green)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Palette knives
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

flat brush 3/4
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

flat brush 1/2
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Pie tins
Plastic palette
Old book pages
Kitchen towel


Close up of Acrylic glazing art journal page by Kim Dellow. There is a video tutorial too!

So have a go at these ideas for using acrylic glazing and using tinted paints and gels and let me know how you get on. Link to me in social media so that I can see the results! All my links are below.

Happy painting
Kim


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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

VIDEO: Easy Art Journal Page: Mandala Art

Easy art journal page with Mandala art and a video by Kim Dellow


After last week's adventure into vlogging I am safely back with an art journal share for my video this week and an Easy Art Journal Page layout using Mandala art. You will want to watch the video all the way through as I have a top tip to help you to bring your journal pages together.

Last Thursday I started a few pages with some random additions of layers of acrylic paint, you can spot them in the vlog if you watch it. Adding layers of acrylic paint quickly and without thinking too much about it is a great way to just get started. Particularly when you have no actual finished journal page idea in your head to work towards.

This is one of those random pages but I didn't finish it on Thursday and I am quite glad that I didn't as I don't think I would have done this particular design that day. It came from nowhere on Saturday when I filmed a few more pages. But it makes you think, what design would it have been if I had finished it on Thursday?! We will never know.



VIDEO: Easy Art Journal Page: Mandala Art




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Supplies:

Junk Journal http://bit.ly/2p5rcOj
Turner Acryl Gouache paint (Coral Red, Night Blue)
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (ships worldwide)
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Jackson's Quill brush 3/0
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Posca PC-1MR (Black, White)
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Ceramic Palette
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...Buy from Amazon US


Other items mentioned but not used:

Sharpie Waterbased Paint pen
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Turner Acryl Gouache paint (Beryl Green)
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships worldwide)
...Buy from Amazon US


close up of an Easy art journal page with Mandala art and a video by Kim Dellow


So somewhere in an alternate universe there is a Kim Dellow with a completely different art journal page because she finished it on the Thursday. But what about the more organised Kim Dellow who actually got hers finished on the Monday ahead of schedule? I wonder what her page looks like?

Have a super creative week!

Kim


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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

VIDEO: Distress Oxide Ink Pastel Art Journal Page

Distress Oxide Ink Pastel Art journal page: A video by Kim Dellow


Yay! New video time! And this week I thought I would break out some Distress Oxide inks. What do you think about  these inks? Have you tried them? Are you a fan or a 'whatevs.'?! I know, I am a bit late to the whole Distress Oxide party, as they came out, what six months ago? But, hey, better late than never, right?

Oh and talking about being late, I'm sorry that today's post is later than usual, I had some technical hitches uploading my video, Zoinks! But it is here and in it I am sharing an art journal page with a great technique for building layers full of that yummy dot, spot and splatter texture that Distress Oxides seem just perfect for.

I've gone for a pastel color combination with my three Distress Oxide ink pads and I am working in my junk journals again, and if you haven't seen what I use for Junk Journals yet then I do have a video all about them!


VIDEO: Distress Oxide Ink Pastel Art Journal Page




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Supplies
Junk Journal
Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Broken China Distress Oxide ink:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Kitchen sponge
Gesso:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Brush
Scissors
Golden Regular Gel:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Uni pin fine line marker 0.1:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Craft mat:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Water spritzer
Kitchen towel


Close up of the Distress Oxide Ink Pastel Art journal page: A video by Kim Dellow


So do let me know how you are getting on with these ink pads and if you would like some more videos from me sharing techniques and tricks for using them? Or are there too many videos on them already?

Oh and don't forget if you want some more ink pad inspiration you can always try my 'Drawing with Ink Pads' video!

I would love to give you a shout-out at the end of one of my videos, so please do link to me on social media if you are sharing something you made that was inspired by my videos or work. All the links you need to find me are below.

Kim


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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

VIDEO: Try This Easy Way To Add Texture To An Art Journal Page

Try this technique for adding texture to art journals. Video by Kim Dellow


Yay! It is video time and I have a new video on my YouTube Channel! This week it is all about texture, with a super easy technique for adding texture to an art journal page, mixed media or painting project and how to really make the most of that texture as you add to the page layer by layer. I'm also sharing some fun techniques for making the most out of your colouring materials like a simple method for tinting gesso with your crayons like the Faber-Castell Gelatos and a heads-up on a great gold paint that is actually sparkly like the metal itself.

This is one of my organic pages today and I had no plan for it when I started out, however, I was inspired on how to finish it by Julie Kirk from 'Notes On Paper' and her lovely book 'Snipped Tales', which makes me smile every time I dip into it and is worth checking out if you enjoy the art of mini-story telling!


VIDEO: Try This Easy Way To Add Texture To An Art Journal Page



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Supplies:
Junk Journal
Winsor and Newton Galeria Gesso
Faber-Castell Gelato Bubble Gum
Palette Knife
Plastic card
Liquitex Heavy Body Muted Turquoise
Waffle Flower Doily Circle
Flat brush
Round brush medium
Golden Regular Gel (gloss)
Heat tool
Holbein Artists Gouache Brilliant Gold
Old book pages
scissors

Close-up of the texture for this easy way to add texture to art journals. Video by Kim Dellow

Close-up of the abstract ephemera story as inspired by Julie Kirk. Video by Kim Dellow


My little abstract, ephemera story says:

'Beautiful living creature about to speak,
take care of the mountain,
as it is belonging to me.'

I thought it was cute and I hope it sparks your own story around words. Let me know what it makes you think of in the comments!

Finally, before I go I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed to my YouTube Channel or even if you aren't a subscriber but still watch my videos regularly. I really do appreciate it, it is amazing the response I have been getting and I am so glad you are enjoying them! I am quite surprised that I have doubled my subscription number and increased my watch time considerably since January. So really, a huge THANK YOU!

I am just over 110 people away from my 1000 subscribers milestone so I was wondering if I should do something special to mark it? Do you have any ideas on what you might like for the 1000 subscriber video? Let me know if you do!

And as always share any work you are inspired to make from my creative shares and videos by linking me up to it in social media as I would love to see it!

Kim


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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

VIDEO: Watercolor Art Journal Page Project Start To Finish

Watercolor art with a step by step video by Kim Dellow

Hey Guys, how are you all doing? Are you have a lovely creative week? I do hope you are and if you are looking for some inspiration to get you fired up and ready for some painting fun or for a bit of art journal creating then I have a watercolor project video to share with you today that might be just what you are looking for.

But I am doubly excited to share this project with you today as it uses some of Tracy Evans new stamps with AALL And Create. I've known Tracy for years via blogging and design teams, which by the way is one of the things that I love about this job, you do get to meet some lovely people, like Tracy. I am excited to see her starting on this new art venture, so when I saw these fab stamps I knew I had to play with them. She has two stamp sets at the moment, this gorgeous one with the birds and sentiments and a grungy circle, heart and star set which is also right up my street!

So in my video today I'm covering lots techniques: from how to stamp on watercolor paper to layering and adding texture with watercolor. Sit back and enjoy!


 VIDEO: Watercolor Art Journal Page Project Start To Finish



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Supplies:
AALL and Create Stamp Set #6 Tracy Evans
MISTI Stamping Tool
PaperArtsy Stencil {by Kim Dellow} 048
Ranger Archival Ink Jet black
Bockingford Watercolour paper 300gsm Cold Press
Dr PH. Martin's Hydrus (set1)
Hake Brush (or flat brush or mop brush will work well too)
Jackson's Art Raven Mop Brush
Ceramic palette
Scissors
spare paper
kitchen towel


close up of the Watercolor art project that comes with a step by step video by Kim Dellow

Yeah, you might have noticed that I am kind of loving watercolor at the moment! Oh and loving trying out different video formats too! Hope you have been enjoying them.

So don't forget to pop on over to Tracy Evans' blog and let her know which of her two new stamp sets you like the best. You can find plenty more inspiration with them on her blog.

As always let me know if you have any questions and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the notifications option so that you know as soon as I have new video content! And I would love to see anything you make that is inspired by what I share so tag me in on social media, you can find all my social media links below!

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Friday, 23 June 2017

VIDEO: 5 Ways To Use Stencils With StencilGirl

5 Ways to Use stencils with StencilGirl and Kim Dellow


Have you seen the StencilGirl Alpha Drips and Number Drips stencils designed by Seth Apter? I recently got my hands on these thanks to the lovely StencilGirl for a guest post over on the StencilGirl Talk blog today and I thought that I would challenge myself to come up with 5 ways to use these two stencils to make a background.

Do you want to see the techniques I used? Well I have a video with the five ways I used these two stencils and I am also sharing how I put the whole page together too. But I am totally interested to know what techniques you would use? Have a watch of the video, have a think about it and then read on!


VIDEO: 5 Ways To Use Stencils With StencilGirl




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Supplies:
StencilGirl Seth Apter Alpha Drips Stencil
StencilGirl Seth Apter Number Drips Stencil
Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal page
Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paint Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Light Blue Permanent
Brayer
Spray bottle water
Plastic palette (piece of old packaging)
Kitchen Sponge
Golden Regular gel medium (gloss)
plastic card spreader
Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray Bubblegum Pink
Pipette (eye dropper)
Uni Pin Fineline Marker
Sharpie Paint pen (water-based)


close-up of the page made using 5 Ways to Use stencils with StencilGirl and Kim Dellow


If you pop on over to the StencilGirl blog today then you can see some close-ups of the details and all of the texture. And whilst you are there take some time to check out their blog as it is just full of inspiration for using your stencils and well worth a visit for all stencilling fans!

Both StencilGirl and I would love to know what your favourite techniques with stencils are and what techniques you would use to make a background, so let us know! You can find StencilGirl on Instagram @stencilgirl_products or Facebook StencilGirl Products and of course on their blog StencilGirl Talk so go and tell them and tag me in because I would like to know too! Even better, grab these stencils and make something then tag us both in to see it. You can find all my social media links below!

Can't wait to see what you make or hear all your great ideas!

Kim


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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

VIDEO: 5 Ways With Background Dies

5 ways with background dies video tutorial by Kim Dellow

What are your favourite background dies at the moment and how do you use them? Do tell in the comments below, I would love to hear because today I have a video with my five favourite ways to use background dies. The ideas that I am sharing today are perfect for mixed media, art journaling and painting techniques but also card making too. So whilst you are at it, let me know which projects you love to do - mixed media, art journaling, cardmaking or something else? I would really love to know.

So if you are going to tell me which is your favourite background die at the moment then let me tell you mine! I mentioned it in my heart and star shaped cards blog post a month ago, it is the Apple Blossom Hexagon Panel Die from Craft stash. Have you seen it? It's pretty huge and super versatile.


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VIDEO: 5 Ways With Background Dies



Supplies:
Apple Blossom Hexagon Panel Die
Cricut Cuttlebug Die-cutting machine
Cricut Cuttlebug Spacer Plate A
Cricut Cuttlebug Replacement Cutting Plate B
Cricut Cuttlebug Thin Die Adaptor Plate C
Creative Dies Plus Stitched and Pierced Nesting Heart dies
MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX dies
Corrugated cardboard
white cardstock
Craft foam
Brayer
Golden Regular gel
Ranger Archival Ink Viridian
Liquitex Heavy body paint Medium Magenta
Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray Vibrant Turquoise
Palette
craft knife

close up of 5 ways with background dies video tutorial by Kim Dellow

making craft foam stamps and embellishments with background dies, a video tutorial by Kim Dellow


As always if you are inspired to make something using the techniques and ideas that I share then link me up in social media as I would love to see it. You can find links to all my feeds below or you can leave a comment here or on my YouTube channel.

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

VIDEO: Art Journal Page With Patterned Paper And Brush Pen

Art Journal Page Video tutorial by Kim Dellow


Cast your mind back to two weeks ago... I shared an art journal page video called 'Abstract Shapes Art Journal Page Tutorial', yeah, I know I REALLY need to work on my titles! Well in that video I mentioned that I made a whole bunch of art journal pages on the same day. Do you remember?

Ok, don't worry, it isn't a test! I am sure you don't remember, but I do and here is another one of those art journal pages from that day of filming. It's a double spread art journal page using patterned paper and a brush pen and even though I did it on the same day as the Abstract shapes video and it has some elements in common with it, like the using pattern paper, cutting out shapes, using acrylic paint, the results are very different.

And that is the main reason why I wanted to remind you about that other video and link the two videos together: to share some inspiration for different ways you can use your same stash to get different results.


VIDEO: Art Journal Page With Patterned Paper And Brush Pen




Supplies

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Junk Journal
Liquitex Acrylic paint (heavy Body) Brilliant Yellow Green
Liquitex Acrylic paint (soft body) Cerulean Blue Hue
Daler Rowney Systems 3 Acrylic paint Titanium White
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste Black
Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)
Patterned paper (Studio Calico Brighten pier)
StencilGirl Loopy Ladders Stencil
punchinella
Palette
Palette knife
Tombow Fude pen (soft)
Mixing tin
plastic card scraper

side view of Art Journal Page. Video tutorial by Kim Dellow

Close up view of Art Journal Page. Video tutorial by Kim Dellow


I've shared a full view of the whole double spread in the video and also explained why I did the pages together, but if I missed anything, or you have some questions or tips on how you use your same stash to get different results in your art journal pages. I would love to hear, So leave me a comment either here or on my YouTube channel!

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

VIDEO: Using Stencils With Watercolours in Your Art Journal Or Sketchbook

Sketchbook or art journaling with stencils and watercolour by Kim Dellow


My video share today is all about using stencils and watercolours. I really enjoy using watercolours with stencils and today's video shares a fun technique you might want to try out. I've gone for a very stylised, almost illustrative look with my design today, because I am really loving that look at the moment, but you can adapt the techniques to other styles too and use them in your art journal or your sketchbook.

I've used two stencils from StencilGirl, the lovely feathers designed by Rae Missigman and matched them up with one of my own DIY stencils that I made based on a Moroccan tile design. I think the three designs work really well together, what do you think?

There are lots of tips in the video as well as how to correct mistakes with watercolours! Oops!


An illustrative-look watercolour and pen feather design made using stencils by Kim Dellow



VIDEO: Using Stencils With Watercolours in Your Art Journal Or Sketchbook




Hope you enjoy the video and as always if you are inspired to make something after seeing my work then let me know! Leave a note here or better still come over to my YouTube channel and leave me a comment, I could always do with the thumbs up and subscribes too! Thanks!


Supplies:

[There are some affiliate links in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself. Thanks for your support!]


Hand Book Journal Watercolour Natural Linen 5.25 x 8.25
...Buy from Amazon UK
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...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

StencilGirl Imaginary Bird Feather Stencil and Mask
...Buy from StencilGirl (Ships Worldwide)

StencilGirl Classic Feather Retake Stencil and Mask
...Buy from StencilGirl (Ships Worldwide)

Stencil Card
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor Confections Set
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Prima Marketing DECADENT PIES Watercolor Confections Set
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS Watercolor Confections Watercolor Pans
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DA VINCI : NOVA SYNTHETIC HAIR BRUSH Round Size 4
...Buy from Amazon UK (long handle)
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

DA VINCI : COSMOTOP SPIN BRUSHES round Size 0
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

uni-ball Pin Drawing Pens
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Frisk : Magic Watercolour Erasers Sponges
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)


More Ideas Using Watercolours and Stencils

I have some other techniques for using watercolour and stencils. Do you remember the textured and layered art journal page that I made using the products I designed for PaperArtsy? Well that page was started with a stencil and watercolour technique, one of my favourites actually.

Then there was a tutorial I wrote for Blitsy on how to make your on journaling cards using watercolours and stencils too. That was fun!

Click on the photos to see other tutorials using stencils and watercolours:

Click to see video on how to make a layered watercolour Art Journal pageClick through to tutorial on how to make your own watercolour journaling cards


So what is your favourite technique for using watercolours with stencils?

Kim


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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

VIDEO: Abstract Shapes Art Journal Page Tutorial

Abstract Art journal page from Kim Dellow with a process video tutorial

I'm happy to say that I have a video to share today. I know it has been a while since my last video due to my little break, but last Friday I spent a day filming videos, and so here we are! New video time!

So this week I am sharing my start to finish process on this abstract shapes art journal page with some thoughts on how I go about creating what I call organic art journal pages, or pages where I don't have a plan or an idea in my head that I am working towards and I just let them develop how they want.

We've talked about this before here on my blog and I know some of you are more comfortable planning and some of you just like to let go. There is no right or wrong way to do it in my mind but I like to practice both and if you, like me are more comfortable with planning and want to break free and practice being more organic when it comes to art journaling then I have some tips in this week's video from one planner to another, just for you!


VIDEO: Abstract Shapes Art Journal Page Tutorial



Supplies:

[There are some affiliate links in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself. Thanks for your support!]

Liquitex Heavy Body Professional Acrylic Color  (Cadmium Yellow, Brilliant Yellow Green, Medium Magenta, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Yellow Orange Azo)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Daler Rowney System 3 250 ml Titanium White
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Golden - Regular Gel - Gloss
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Caran D'Ache NeoColor II Water Soluble Wax
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Junk Journal
Patterned paper
Scissors
Spray bottle (water)
Brush


close-up of the texture on the Abstract Art journal page from Kim Dellow with a process video tutorial

You can see the texture from the paint that was already on this page before I started in this close up picture above. I do love using acrylic paint to add this kind of texture.

So drop me a line if you have any questions or comments. Oh and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to see my videos as they go up. Catch you later.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

VIDEO: Stylised Paint Pen Feather Art Journal Page

Stylised Paint Pen Feather Art Journal Page by Kim Dellow

What are your art journal themes at the moment? Have you got any themes, techniques, motifs that are featuring a lot at the moment? I've been drawing and painting a lot recently so drawing has been featuring in many of my art journal pages but I would definitely say that collage has been featuring a lot too, particularly in my backgrounds.  If you saw my DIY Patterned Paper Bird Page video in February then you will have seen one of my collage page work in action.

This time, for this video I'm using designer patterned paper to make my collage background and I am using the simplest of ways to add the paper to the background just to speed up the process! I've not done a voice over for this week's video, so sit back and enjoy the process to music and if you have any questions just ask in the comments below!


VIDEO: Stylised Paint Pen Feather Art Journal Page




[There are some affiliate links in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself. Thanks for your support!]

Supplies:
Designer patterned paper
Golden Regular gel
Sharpie Paint Pen
Turner gouache paint
Brushes

Close-up of the Stylised Paint Pen Feather Art Journal Page by Kim Dellow


The full illustrated feather on the Stylised Paint Pen Feather Art Journal Page by Kim Dellow

I think that one of the reasons that I like using patterned paper collage so much at the moment is that it is a great way to start a journal page and you if you want to you can get a journal page done really quickly with this method. In fact if I had not gone around the outside of the image with the paint I could have easily added this to my 5 Minute Create video series!

Oh and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to see my videos as they go up.

Have you been using patterned papers collage in your art journaling? Leave me a link to your work or hashtag me, #KimDellow, in on social media, if you have I would love to see it!


Kim

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Monday, 24 April 2017

More Fun With Drawing With Ink Pads

Have you tried drawing with your ink pads yet? I have! I've been making some more art journal pages using ink pads since I posted the Drawing With Ink Pads Video last week. You can see I've gone very much for a nature theme to follow on from the stylised tulip a drew using ink pads in the video. Nature subjects seem to work well to this style of drawing.

I've been sticking with my bigger ink pads as I really like that you can't be too precise with the larger sizes. It is a little like using a large paint brush to define a form, you have to remain quite loose and try not to worry about the small details. And the texture you get just adds to the whole picture.

So here are a few more pictures drawn with ink pads.

Large blue flower drawn with ink pads by Kim Dellow

Tree with swing drawn with ink pads by Kim Dellow

Toadstool drawn with ink pads by Kim Dellow

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For these drawings I used Fabriano Accademia paper and my colour palette was the Hero Arts Mid-Tone Ink Pads (Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam, Stone Wash, Forever Green, Wet Cement) and the My Favorite Things Ink Pads (Sour Apple, Kraft).

If you missed my run through on mark making and drawing using ink pads you can catch up with the video on my VIDEO: Drawing With Ink Pads blog post or watch it on YouTube in my 5 Minute Create video playlist and don't forget to subscribe to my channel whilst you are there.

How about you? What have you been drawing with your ink pads? Do share and tag me in on any of your social media shares #KimDellow, I would love to see your Drawing With Ink Pads projects.

Kim

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

VIDEO: Drawing With Ink Pads

Video tutorial: Drawing with ink pads by Kim Dellow

Are you a stamper? Do you have ink pads? I would not quite call myself a stamper, although I have stamped a lot in the last few years, but I have still managed to collect quite a few ink pads! Wow, how useful these little tools are! You don't have to just use them for stamping do you? There are a whole range of different techniques you can use them for aren't there? But have you ever tried to draw with your ink pads?

Drawing with ink pads is a great way to make art! It is really expressive and the textures you can get just from pressing an ink pad to paper are wonderful. So for my video share today I thought I would walk you through some of the marks you can get and share a couple of art journal pages, made just using ink pads, to inspire you to look at your ink pads in a new light.

Another great thing about drawing with ink pads is that it is a really quick way to do some art, so I've added this technique to my 5 Minute Create series. The 5 Minutes Create video series is all about ideas for fitting art into even the tightest of schedules. But if you do find yourself with more than 5 minutes to create then these techniques are also great for doing as warm up exercises too. I only have a couple of videos in the series at the moment but I will be adding to them so keep your eyes out!


VIDEO: Drawing With Ink Pads




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Supplies: 
Used it the projects -
Fabriano Accademia Artist Paper pack A4 120 gsm
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Ink Pads: Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam, Stone Wash, Forever Green
My Favorite Things Ink Pads: Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry

Other ink pad brands in video:
Tsukineko MementoLUXE
Ranger Archival
Tsukineko Memento
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink


Abstract art journal page drawn with Ink pads by Kim Dellow

I hope you have fun experimenting with you ink pad mark making and drawing, leave any questions you might have below! And don't forget to share what you make on social media and tag me in so that I can see it, #KimDellow!


And if you want to see more ideas of what to draw with your ink pads then click on the photo below:


More examples of drawing with ink pads from Kim Dellow


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Friday, 14 April 2017

Using Pencils With Your Stencils

Using Derwent Graphitint pencils with stencils by Kim Dellow

Today I am using pencils with my stencils again! Ok, that kind of rhymes doesn't it? Pencils with my stencils, it makes me think of bananas in pyjamas coming down the stairs for some reason! Any ho, moving rapidly on, I've not lost it, honest. Well, I might have lost it but how would I know?!

The pencils I am using with my stencils today are the Derwent Graphitints and a Stabilo All. Both these types of pencils are watersoluble and perfect for using with stencils.  


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Close-up of Derwent Graphitint pencils used with a stencil by Kim Dellow

My last pencils with stencil share was using them for a bit of stencil rubbing and if you want to see that go check my video showing the process on my YouTube channel. Did you see the project I then went on to make with the stencil rubbing? If you didn't you can catch up with the video of that project on YouTube too (or just scroll down to the blog post under this one!).

This time I'm using the pencils directly through the stencil and the stencil I am using is one of my own designs for PaperArtsy, the PS046 stencil. I'm working in one of my junk journals on a page that I've treated with a layer of gesso first. I started by scribbling through the stencil with the Graphitint pencils and then, after the pencil colour was down, I added some water to each of the colour areas with a waterbrush.

One of my favorite pencils is the Stabilo All and I used this last to add the dark background and flicked texture.

All the pencils used for this big flower stencil project by Kim Dellow

Aren't pencils the greatest! So simple but so versatile too! Will you be getting your pencils out this weekend? Which are your favourites? Let me know!

And don't forget to catch up with this week's Art Slice Video at 1pm (BST) on YouTube or around 7pm (BST) on Instagram. See you there!

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

VIDEO: Stencil Rubbing Art Journal Project

Stencil Rubbing Art journal page video poster by Kim Dellow

Don't adjust your screen! You aren't having a weird déjà vu and you haven't suddenly realised that you are in the Matrix and seeing a repeat of the same thing! This is an entirely different blog post to the one about a month ago.

Well, ok, it isn't entirely different as it is the same project, but this time it comes with a MOVIE!

Let me explain. As I said, about a month ago I shared an art journal page of a big, old hot-coloured circle surrounded by drips and flicks, well that one pictured above in fact. But what I didn't tell you at the time was that I had filmed the making of the page. Unfortunately I just didn't have the time to process the film before I shared the page itself so this is a little of a belated process share. Even so, I hope you enjoy it! Better late than never, right?


VIDEO: Stencil Rubbing Art Journal Project



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Supplies:
A piece of paper with a stencil rubbing (see video below)
Strathmore Mixed media art journal
Scissors
Golden gel medium (gloss)
Plastic spreader card
Stabilo All Black pencil
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils Albrecht Durer


And if you have forgotten how the stencil rubbing came together here is that video:

VIDEO: Art Slice: Stencil Rubbing With Watersoluble Pencils and Crayons



Supplies:
StencilGirl Loopy Ladders stencil L434
Caran D'Ache Neocolor II
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils Albrecht Durer
Derwent Inktense Blocks
Fabriano Accademia Artist Paperpack 200 sheets 120 gsm
Water spray


I'm thinking of following this movie up with 'Art Journal Reborn: Return Of The Killer Stencil Rubbing!' what do you think? Catchy title?

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Kraft Paper Abstract Art Journal Pages

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 1 by Kim Dellow

I've always been a big fan of Kraft, I think it is one of my favourite papers. So I could not resist the Clairefontaine pad when I spotted it at Curtisward (you can find it on Amazon too). This pad is the same paper that you can buy in rolls to wrap packages with but it comes as 100 flat sheets glued along one short edge and perfect for some Kraft paper abstract art journal pages.

This paper is lightweight, around 90 gsm (41 lb) but as it is Kraft it is fibrous so quite resilient. It will take paints and mediums but you will get some buckling if you use too much, so if that bothers you then bear it in mind.

When I started in this pad I just could not stop so I've made quite a few Kraft paper abstracts!


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Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 2 by Kim Dellow

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 3 by Kim Dellow

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 4 by Kim Dellow

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 5 by Kim Dellow

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 6 by Kim Dellow

I stuck to a simple colour palate and just a few products to make a cohesive collection of pages and played with some of the shapes and mark making that I've been enjoying playing with recently.

The thin black marks are from the Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5 pen and the thicker from the Sakura Pigma Brush pen. The lime green was FW Pearlescent acrylic ink and the pink was magenta acrylic paint from the Sennelier Abstract range. I also added some baking paper and flyer paper with Golden Regular gel or Liquitex clear gesso.


So how about you? Are you a Kraft fan? If you have done any Kraft-based projects recently I would love to see them so do place a link to them in the comments below or share them with me on social media and I will come and take a look!

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Friday, 24 March 2017

VIDEO: Try This Easy Masking Technique In Your Art Journal!

As promised here is this week's video inspiration and just in time to get you up and running for a creative weekend! This week I'm sharing one of my favourite techniques which is a really easy masking technique using paper masks. Paper masks are wonderful, they are so simple and you can use them for so many things. Today I am using them to make an abstract page in my junk art journal using acrylic paints and paint pens.

I've gone for an abstract page but you can easily use this technique for a whole range of styles and looks. I've kept my shapes loose and rough and didn't over think what they should look like or where they should be placed. Sometimes it is just good to go with the flow isn't it?


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Kim Dellow - Video: Easy Masking technique for your art journal



VIDEO: Try This Easy Masking Technique In Your Art Journal!





Supplies:
Art Journal
Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Paper
Scissors
Plastic card like an old credit card or old gift card
Paint pens


Kim Dellow  close up of the easy masking technique for your art journal



So what creative projects are you doing this weekend? Will you be using paper masks?


Kim

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

VIDEO: 5 Minute Art Journal: Quick Cut Outs

I don't know about you but I often find myself struggling to get my own personal art done. If you follow me on Instagram then you might have spotted that it has been at least a week since I last posted one of my #DellowDailyDraws I'm ashamed to say.

Let's face it, there just are not enough hours in the day. So with that in mind I thought I would share some really quick Art Journaling projects as videos on my YouTube Channel over the next few weeks to help and inspire all of us time-poor creatives!

So the first project is this Swiss Cheese plant leaf-inspired Clean and Simple art journal design. See Art journaling doesn't have to be all messy if you just do not have the time to do all the cleaning up.


In the video I share a simple way to add texture and colour and have a completed art journal page all in under 5 minutes, so really anyone can fit a bit of creating into their heavy schedules! It is a great project for getting a quick arty fix or, if you do find yourself with some time to create, this project is also a great warm up exercise to help you through that 'what shall I do' moment!


VIDEO: 5 Minute Art Journal: Quick Cut Outs




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Supplies:
Strathmore Mixed Media journal
Khadi Paper
Scissors
Golden Regular Gel
DIY Patterned paper

If you are looking to make your own Patterned Paper then I have a some video inspiration in my DIY 3D Paper Birds project as well as a whole blog post with my current favourite techniques for decorating your own paper.

If you find fitting art into your daily life hard and my project today helped inspire you then please do go like my video on YouTube and subscribe to my channel and then I will know to make some more 5 Minute Art Journal videos!

Have a great creative Wednesday.

Kim

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