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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #4: Digital Gelli Prints and Hybrid Art Journal Page

Digital Gelli Prints and Hybrid Art Journal Page with a film by Kim Dellow


I'm guessing that you are like me and like to make the most out of the art that you make don't you? I mean there is just so much you can do with it and I've shared ideas before like the blog post about turning your art journal pages into soft furnishings for your home or the one about making personalised stocking filler gifts (perfect for this time of year *wink *wink!). Well, as part of my Gelli Prints Project series I thought I would stretch the use of my monoprints and do a hybrid art journal page.

So today we are going partly digital and using some of my digital stamps from my Etsy shop with some digitalised gelli print papers as the focal point to a painted art journal page. So I have tips on how to scan your monoprints, how to add digital stamps to them in Photoshop Elements and also how to make a quick textured background with heavy body acrylic paint.

So a lot of subjects covered in my video today! Scroll down to find all the supplies plus a close-up of the finished art journal page.


VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #4: Digital Gelli Prints and Hybrid Art Journal Page




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Scanner/ Printer (I'm using the Epson XP 625 this is an old model, I've linked to newer models in this range, but I've not used them myself)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Photoshop Elements (I'm using 10 which as an older version, I've linked to the newer versions, but I've not used them myself)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Floral Digital stamps
...Buy from my shop on Etsy (instant downloads)

The two papers I currently use for personal art/craft printing projects:
Ryman Card A4 160gsm (White)
...Buy from Rymans UK
Crafter's Companion Satin Finish Printer Paper 100gsm
...Buy from Crafter's Companion

Strathmore Mixed media Journal
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Heavy body Acrylic paint (red, yellow, white)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Lettering stencil
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Palette knives
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
...Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Scissors

Gelli prints make you own or
...Buy from my shop on Etsy (instant downloads)

Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)


close-up of Digital Gelli Prints and Hybrid Art Journal Page with a film by Kim Dellow


——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Try out Project #1 with a technique for turning your drawings into mixed media collage.

Project #2 was all about using gelli prints to make botanical art.

Project #3 use your gelli prints to make cute envelopes with colour on the inside and outside. PLUS there is a free template too!

Haven't got a gelli plate? Don't worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.



I'm really interested to know how much hybrid work you include in your art and craft practice. So let me know if you use software and apps and which ones you use, also what do you make with them? Thanks guys!

Catch you all later!

Kim


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Sunday, 19 November 2017

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes

Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes, with a video by Kim Dellow


I've got another idea for using up your Gelli prints plus a super simple monoprinting technique AND a free template too! All in today's video! I know! You didn't expect that when you sat down to catch up with your blogs this morning did you?

So I have a little bit of a small envelope addiction, I think it might just be part of my whole issue with stationery. The issue being that I just can't get enough of it! Nope, there is no shortage of pens in this house, although can I find the one pen I want to use at any one time? ERr No! But that is another issue entirely. Today, let's focus on envelopes and monoprinting! (It has been a long week, can you tell?!).

I made these little envelopes, they are just slightly bigger than a gift card size, or small secret note size, and perfect for all sorts of projects and I have a few suggestions for you in my video. You will also find out how to get hold of the template to if you watch to the end!


VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes



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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Gelli Prints

***FREE Envelope Template***

Craft Knife
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Metal Ruler
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Cutting mat
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pencil 2B
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Small ball embossing tool
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Creative Dies Plus Stitched & Pierced Nesting Stars die set
...Buy from CraftStash (Ships Worldwide)

Paperartsy Butterfly stamp
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Paperartsy Stencils
...Buy from PaperArtsy UK (Ships Worldwide)
...Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Tweezers
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)


close-up Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes, with a video by Kim Dellow


——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Try out Project #1 with a technique for turning your drawings into mixed media collage.

Project #2 was all about using gelli prints to make botanical art.

Haven't got a gelli plate? Don't worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.


Don't forget to get your ***FREE Envelope Template***  to make some keepsake envelopes for your next project! I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing what you make, or plan to make, with them, so let me know or tag me in on social media!

Kim



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Sunday, 12 November 2017

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch

Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch, a video by Kim Dellow

As promised I am back with a project idea for using the Gelli prints I made in my last video. I thought it would be fun to use them to turn one of my Inktober sketches into a mixed media project. So I'm sharing my process for transforming this ink sketch into a mixed media collage.

I've got a bit of a fixation on these little houses on hill scenes that I've been drawing recently, so it was fun to use it as the inspiration for this project and to see what else I could do with it. And I hope that it inspires you to take one of your recent sketches and see what you can turn it into!

Enjoy the video and as always the supply list is below. If you missed the video on how I made the gelli prints then scroll down to my last blog post or swing on by YouTube channel to watch my Quick Gelli Plate Printed Papers video.


VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch





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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Gelli Prints

Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Faber-Castell Pencil Sharpener
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Scissors
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pencil
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Printer paper
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Round Brush Pro Arte Connoisseur 100 size 3
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)


Close up of Gelli Prints Project #1 a little house on a hill with a tree, a video by Kim Dellow


——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Project #2 was all about using gelli prints to make botanical art.

Project #3 use your gelli prints to make cute envelopes with colour on the inside and outside. PLUS there is a free template too!

Haven't got a gelli plate? Don't worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.


But the question is, what should I now do with this little scene now? I could turn it into a greeting card, or perhaps it would make a good art journal element, or maybe I should leave it as a stand alone piece? What do you think I should do with it? I would love to know so leave a comment below!

Kim


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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

VIDEO: Ink Pad Art: Make The Most Of Your Ink Pads

Make the most of your ink pads, video tutorial from Kim Dellow


I hope that you are ready to get inky today? Because I thought I would share another idea for getting the most out of your ink pads. Ink pads are a stampers 'must have' product but they are quite a versatile art material in their own right. A while back I shared a video showing How to Draw with Ink Pads, it is super fun to do and a perfect project to loosen you up and get you in the creative flow.

Today's project concentrates on making art with ink pads again, but this time I have some easy masking and stencil techniques to share. Plus I have some tips on how to get a great image using printing with your stamps rather than stamping. You will see what I mean in the video!


VIDEO: Ink Pad Art: Make The Most Of Your Ink Pads




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Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Mid-tone, Ink pads (Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam, Lime Green)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from HeroArts (ships worldwide)

Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain rubber stamp
...Buy from HeroArts (ships worldwide) 

Fabriano Accademia Paperpack 120 gsm A4
...Buy from Jackson's Art (ships worldwide)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Printer paper
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Craft knife
...Buy from Jackson's Art (ships worldwide)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Cutting mat
...Buy from Jackson's Art (ships worldwide)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Washi tape or masking tape

Uni-Pin fineline marker pen
...Buy from Jackson's Art (ships worldwide)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US



Close up of finished ink pad artwork, video tutorial by Kim Dellow


I would love to know how you get on using your ink pads so don't forget to link me in with your social media shares and my links are all below.

Have fun with your ink pads and I can't wait to see what you do!

Kim


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Sunday, 22 October 2017

VIDEO: Watercolor and Ink Flower Drawing

Watercolor and ink flower drawing and how to add more texture. Video by Kim Dellow

How have you been getting on with your Inktober sketching? If you follow me on Instagram or you are part of my Creative Tips newsletter group then you will know that I've been doing a sketch per day and sharing as part of Inktober. I've really been doing my own thing and not following the official prompts but using it to generate sketch ideas, play with different styles and practice of course!

I have plans to work up some of my favourite sketches into other projects and I was hoping to encourage you to do the same thing. So today's video share is a process video for a watercolor and ink flower drawing that comes from my Day 18 sketch. I'm also testing out the Daniel Smith watercolor paints and if you scroll down below you can see a close up of the granulation you get with some of these watercolor paints, You can spot it in the picture above as well.

Anyway, enjoy the video and you will see what I mean about granulation once you have watched it! Oh and I share how to add the punchinella texture too!


VIDEO: Watercolor and Ink Flower Drawing  




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Cold Press Watercolor Paper (I'm using St Cuthberts Mill Bockingford 300 gsm / 140lb)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Daniel Smith Watercolor Primatek Set
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Daniel Smith Watercolor Essentials Set
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Winsor and Newton black indian ink (water resistant)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Dip Pen / Nib holder
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Punchinella
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Magic Sponge
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Jackson's Art Raven Brush Size 4
...Buy From Jackson's Art (ships worldwide)

Jackson's Art Raven Brush Size 0
...Buy From Jackson's Art (ships worldwide)

Kitchen towel


close up of the watercolor paint granulation and the punchinella texture. Video by Kim Dellow


That grainy texture in the photos is the granulation I'm going on about, you can see it really well in the Amethyst color along the bottom. Isn't it gorgeous?

Let me know how you are doing with your daily sketches and I would love to know what you will be doing with them next. Do you have any projects planned for them?

Kim


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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

VIDEO: How to Use Watercolor paint and Indian Ink on Yupo

Techniques for using watercolor on Yupo, video by Kim Dellow

If you watched my video last week then you would have seen that I was playing around with Yupo as one of the surfaces I was testing Distress Oxides on. It was such fun to be using the synthetic paper again, I hadn't used it for such a long time before last week, that I wanted to play with it some more. So here is another video with it and this time I am using it with watercolor paints and Indian ink and sharing the results and some tips on using it with these materials too.

I really love the textures you can get with Yupo and the way it makes the paint look bright and vivid. Have you been using ti? What materials have you tried with it and what do you enjoy doing with it? Or perhaps you haven't tried it yet? After seeing these videos do you think that you will?

I do have some other project ideas for using Yupo that I made for when I was working for Blitsy, like a resist technique to use on Yupo with watercolor and alcohol inks or the step by step for making Galaxy Art on Yupo with acrylic paint. So give them all a go and let me know how you get on, you will find my social media links below so do link me in when you share your results on social media as I would love to see them!

Scroll down for a close up picture of the texture in this project.


VIDEO: How to Use Watercolor paint and Indian Ink on Yupo




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Yupo
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Prima Marketing Watercolors (Decadent Pies)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Winsor and Newton black indian ink (water resistant)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Jackson's Art Raven Mop 10/0
...Buy from Jackson's Art (ship worldwide)

Round Brush Pro Arte Connoisseur 100 size 3
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Straw (drinking)

Palette



close up of watercolor and ink texture on Yupo, video by Kim Dellow


Enjoy playing with this one and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Kim


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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

VIDEO: Testing Distress Oxides on Fabric, Vellum and Yupo

Trying Distress Oxides on Fabric, Vellum and Yupo, Video by Kim Dellow

Have you tried your Distress Oxides inks on different surfaces yet? What surfaces have you tried? Well, if you haven't had the chance to try out different surfaces yet, I have tried it on fabric, vellum and Yupo and I'm sharing all the results to help you decide what you are going to use them on next!

I've got plenty of tips and tricks on how to use Distress Oxides on these different surfaces to help inspire your next card making, art journal or mixed media project. Plus some ideas for how you might want to use them in your next project.

So enjoy the video, the full supply list is below plus a link to my Distress Oxides Step By Step Art Journal video is at the end of this post too.


VIDEO: Testing Distress Oxides on Fabric, Vellum and Yupo





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Distress Oxides
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Calico/ Muslin
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Vellum
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Yupo
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers
...Buy from Dies To Die for UK
...Buy from MFT US

Brayer
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Craft mat
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Water spray bottle
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US


close-up of Trying Distress Oxides on Fabric, Vellum and Yupo, Video by Kim Dellow


So what have you tried Distress Oxides on? And what will you try next? Let me know in the comments or over on the Distress Oxide video on YouTube. Have fun experimenting!

Oh and do remember that the techniques I have used today are for mixed media projects and not for decorating clothing that will be used and washed. You can't fix Distress Oxides in fabric and it will just wash out of the fabric.

Kim


Step by Step Distress Oxides Art Journal Video:

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

VIDEO: How to Layer Gelatos Tutorial PLUS 6 Ways With Gelatos

Techniques with Gelatos, how to layer and use, Video by Kim Dellow


I like using Faber-Castell Gelatos because they are so easy to use and quite versatile too, but they aren't the best at layering, well, they are if you want blended layers. But if you want distinct layers then I would not usually reach for Gelatos. If you find the same than I have a technique for you in this week's video that will overcome this issue and let you add as many Gelato layers without you want and without blending the layers all together.

So watch the video if you want to see how I do it and also to see the six different techniques I use to apply my Gelatos in just this one little mixed media canvas. You might also recognise the flower? As promised it is the digital download image that I colored with pencils in last week's video and if you want to see that video you can find it over on my YouTube channel with lots of tips on How to Color With Prismacolor Pencils. And the image is over in my Etsy shop ready for you to download and color along with three other flowers, this image is the Anemone flower digital stamp.


VIDEO: How to Layer Gelatos Tutorial PLUS 6 Ways With Gelatos



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Canvas board 6 x 8 inch
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Gelatos
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Matte medium
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Palette knife
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Punchinella
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Foam sponge
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Flat brush
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Printed tissue paper
I used one from Docrafts but it doesn't seem to be available any more so try this instead.
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Plastic palette

Anenome digital flower
...Buy from Etsy

Prismacolor pencils
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US


Close up of the Techniques with Gelatos, how to layer and use, Video by Kim Dellow

So have fun with all the techniques I have shared with you today and I would love to see what you make of them so do link me in on social media and all my links are below.


Video tutorial on how to use Prismacolor pencils:

Click to see the video on how to color with Prismacolor Pencils













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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

VIDEO: Prismacolor Pencil Coloring tutorial And Etsy News!

Easy Coloring with pencils with a video by Kim Dellow


I'm using Prismacolor pencils in my video today and sharing some tips and tricks on how to color with pencils along the way. But you don't have to just watch the video you can also coloring along with me as I have the very same image that I am coloring up in my Etsy shop ready to buy, download and print then colour with your pencils or your pens or whatever your favourite coloring medium is!

Yep, I have re-openned my Etsy shop! I thought it was about time that I did! So look out for new products over the next few weeks and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you! I've started with this Anemone flower image that I have been working on recently. You might have spotted it on my Instagram feed and also in my behind the scenes video on YouTube.


Click to go to Kim Dellow's Etsy shop


So it seemed like a good idea to do some coloring and make a video whilst I was at it! I've used two different techniques to colour the image, one to give a smooth finish and another to just add a little bit of texture, so I hope you enjoy it.


VIDEO: Prismacolor Pencil Coloring tutorial




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——— S U P P L I E S ———
Prismacolor Pencils
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Faber-Castell Polychromos
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Neenah classic Crest cardstock
...Buy from Crafters Companion (Ship worldwide)

Bristol Board
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Fine sand paper
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Pencil Sharpeners:
Kum Long Point
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Derwent Electric Sharpener
The exact one that I use is no longer available but here is the newest model. However, I haven't tried this one myself so I can't say for definite if it works with Prismacolor or not.
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Erasers:
Cretacolor Monolith
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Jakar Electric Eraser
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Soft brush


coloring an anemone flower image with a video by Kim Dellow


This project is actually part of a bigger mixed media project that I am going to share with you next week so don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the notification bell so that you don't miss what happens to this flower!

If you do color this image I would really love to see your project so don't forget to link me in on social media and all of my links are below.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

VIDEO: Doodle Art Painting Journal page

VIDEO: Doodle Art journal page by Kim Dellow


Get your doodle pens and brushes ready because this week I am on a quest to get you doodling in your next art journal or painting project. Hey, why stop there? You could go doodle-tastic on your next card or papercraft project too! I don't want to leave anyone out!

So it is a no-fear, easy art journal page video this week with lots of colour and tips on designing, using colour and transparent and opaque acrylic paint thrown in too. I've also added some texture with stencils so grab your favorite stencil whilst you are at it!

Right, got everything you need? You will find the supplies list under the video. Let's get to it and don't forget to share the results, all my social media links are at the bottom of the post. You will also find a close-up picture of the texture under the video too!



VIDEO: Doodle Art Painting Journal page



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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

StencilGirl Loopy Ladders Stencil
...Buy from StencilGirl (Ships worldwide)

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Medium Magenta, Brilliant Yellow Green, Light Blue Permanent)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Winsor and Newton Galeria Acrylic Paint (Payne's Grey)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Posca pen PC-1MR (White, Black)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Posca Pen PC-3M (Orange)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Palette Knives
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Palette (piece of plastic)



Close up of the texture on the doodle art journal page, video by Kim Dellow

Can you see the stencil texture? That is just using heavy body acrylic paint. It is a lovely texture. You can also see some of the texture left over from a previous project where I cleaned paint off of some punchinella onto these pages.

So what theme or themes did you think of? I would love to know, so leave me a comment either here or over on YouTube.

Can't wait to see all your doodles this week!

Kim


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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

VIDEO: Easy Watercolour Rainbow background And Flower Art

Make this easy watercolor rainbow background, see how in the video by Kim Dellow


After last week's Autumnal journal page I thought I would jump straight back into Summer with a rainbow watercolor background and some flower art. I think I can not quite let go of the idea of Summer sun! I know, we have to move on with the season but it doesn't hurt to have a quick look back from time to time does it? Well this look back comes with a really easy technique for adding your own watercolor rainbows to your next painting or art journal project.

I am also trying out absorbent grounds this week and seeing how they work with the Hydrus watercolors. But don't worry if you don't have either because I share some tips on what else you can use to make this watercolor rainbow background.


VIDEO: Easy Watercolour Rainbow background And Flower Art





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Supplies:
Junk Journal

Golden Absorbent Ground (White)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Dr Ph Martin's Hydrus Watercolors
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Posca Pen - Black
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Watercolor Paper
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water spray bottle
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Alternative watercolors
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My Favorite Pen
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Close up detail of the watercolor rainbow and flower design. See how you can make one too in a the video by Kim Dellow


For tips on using acrylic paints like watercolor watch my 5 Ways With Stencils video.

For more watercolor inspiration watch my Ideas For Using Watercolor playlist.

I can not wait to see your watercolor rainbow background projects so don't forget to share what you make with me by tagging me in on social media, all my links are below.

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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
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Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)
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Golden Glazing Liquid (Satin)
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Golden Heavy Body (Raw Umber)
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Liquitex Heavy Body (Raw Sienna; Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue)
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Liquitex Heavy Body (Muted collection - Muted Turquoise)
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Liquitex Soft Body (Quinacridone Crimson)
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Liquitex Ink (Muted collection - Muted Green)
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Palette knives
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flat brush 3/4
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flat brush 1/2
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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, 2 August 2017

VIDEO: Easy Flower Drawing Art Journal Page


One of my big goals this year is drawing more, you might remember the Daily Drawing Exercise I was doing regularly at the beginning of the year and posting on instagram? Did you play along with it? Perhaps we should do it again for a month? What do you think? Let me know!

Drawing is still a big part of my life so I thought that this week it would be fun to combine two of my favourite things at the moment - video making and drawing! This week a I have a video showing the process behind this art journal page with some timelapse video of the drawing from start to finish and I am also sharing some tips and tricks to get you adding your own drawings to your work.

So don't be shy! Give it a go and share the results by tagging me in on social media, I can't wait to see and you never know I might do a shout out to you on one of my videos!


VIDEO: Easy Flower Drawing Art Journal Page





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Supplies: 
Found papers - notepad, envelop
Ruler
Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)
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Pencil 2B
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UniPin Pens 0.1, 0.5, 0.8, 1.0
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Cretacolor eraser
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brush
Ecoline Brush Pens
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ZIG BrusH2O medium waterbrush
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ZIG BrusH2O detailer waterbrush
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Junk Journal
Page already had:
PaperArtsy Baltic Blue paint
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Winsor and Newton Galeria Gesso
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Faber-Castell Gelato for tinting
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Mini Doodle Bloom The Crafter's Workshop Stencil
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I have more videos with inspiration for using ink and pen in your work and if you wanted a starter idea for how to tint gesso then check out my 'Easy Texture Art Journal' video.

Leave me a comment below, or on my YouTube channel, letting me know if you would like more videos with drawing tips and tricks from me and also let me know what you will be drawing on your next project!


And if you want some more drawing exercise to play with then try these two:

Daily Drawing Exercise from Kim DellowDrawing with ink pads by Kim Dellow


Can't wait to see your next drawing!

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:
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Broken China Distress Oxide ink:
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Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink:
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Kitchen sponge
Gesso:
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Brush
Scissors
Golden Regular Gel:
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Uni pin fine line marker 0.1:
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Craft mat:
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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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