Mixed Media

VIDEO: Mixed Media Collage Painting – Project 2 From My Burnout Series

 

More burnout art today and a mixed media collage piece. Yep, I am owning it and calling it burnout work! If you aren’t sure what I am going on about then visit last Wednesday’s post and watch that video first, it will be a little clearer. It is not so drastic as it sounds, don’t worry, but I have been suffering from a bit of burnout and decided that an easy come – easy go art session, which didn’t have to result in anything, would help. I mean I did film the session but I wasn’t forcing myself to make anything ‘show-able’, it just so happens that a few projects did come out of it. And here is the second of those projects. I showed the first on Wednesday, another mixed media collage piece, which as it happens also had a butterfly too – I mean theme, much?!

I might show the other pieces over on instagram rather than as videos as they were super short, so keep your eye out for them. You will spot them as they are all the same color scheme. In the meantime, the colors I have used are all listed below and there is a close-up piccy too! But you knew that didn’t you?!

 

VIDEO: Mixed Media Collage Painting – Project 2 From My Burnout Series

 

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Goldline Studio watercolor paper (200gsm/ 90lbs cold press)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Greyish Blue)
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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Turner Acryl Gouache Paint ( Coral Red, Prussian Blue)
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Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache Paint (Flesh Tint)
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Brilliant Gold Holbein Gouache Paint (got out but didn’t use!)
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Liquitex Gesso (white)
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Stabilo All Pencil (Black)
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Daler And Rowney System 3 assortment of brushes (mostly used the 1/4 flat)
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Patterned paper
You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

I hope that you enjoyed that little layer-back mixed media collage art. Don’t forget to watch the companion piece ‘Big Butterfly’ too.

Have a fun and creative rest of your weekend!

Kim



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VIDEO: Making Acrylic Paint Backgrounds – Collaboration With My Arty Heart

 

Surprise video time and some acrylic paint backgrounds! Well, not so much of a surprise seeing as I actually mentioned it in yesterday’s video! But a sort of surprise and the first part of an art video collaboration with Jeanine from the YouTube channel My Arty Heart. Watch the video for the details of the collaboration as I show you what I made to send to Jeanine to work on. Then pop on over to My Arty Heart to see what Jeanine made for me!

I’ve put some close-ups of the acrylic paint backgrounds at the bottom of these post so that you can see some more of the textures.

 

VIDEO: Making Mixed Media Backgrounds – Collaboration With My Arty Heart

 

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Daler Rowney – Mixed Media Spiral Sketchpad (I use A3 and cut it down)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridone Rose Light, Nickel Titan. Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green, Grey Blue)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue)
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Ranger Artist Brushes (large flat brush)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Graining comb (to texture paint with)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

plastic card (old gift card, credit card etc)

 

You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

 

Now if you want to see what I have made using a similar background to these today then watch my ‘Easy Acrylic Paint Background’ Video.

You can also find Jeanine on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy so do go check her out there too and say ‘hi’!

Don’t forget to let me know which of these to backgrounds you would choose to work on!

Kim



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VIDEO: Answering Questions And Mixed Media Speed Art

 

I enjoy hearing about how people work and their creative process so when I recently got some questions about my process and how to cope with overthinking, a subject close to my heart as you know, I thought I would share my answers via this video. I also talk a little bit about burnout as I am just trying to work through a burnout at the moment.

Hopefully, you also enjoy hearing about other people’s creative processes and perhaps it will help you too with some of the tips I share or just by knowing that you aren’t the only one trying to work these things out!

Whilst I chat and answer the questions I’ve got a quick mixed media project to share as well, so I hope that you enjoy watching that too, and that it kicks off some ideas for your next project!

 

VIDEO: Answering Questions And Mixed Media Speed Art

 

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Goldline Studio watercolor paper (200gsm/ 90lbs cold press)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Greyish Blue)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Turner Acryl Gouache Paint ( Coral Red, Prussian Blue)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache Paint (Flesh Tint)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Brilliant Gold Holbein Gouache Paint (got out but didn’t use!)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Stabilo All Pencil (Black)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler And Rowney System 3 assortment of brushes (mostly used the 1/4 flat)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Patterned paper

You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

 

If you haven’t already seen it and you need an exercise to help you overcome overthinking then don’t forget to watch the video I mentioned today!

Catch you very soon art fans!

Kim



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VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journal Page Process – Random Face and Pattern

 

My mixed media art journal page share today is a little random! Well even more random then you would normally expect from me, or at least I think so! It has a random face and some pattern and mark making designs. I’ve used what was already on this junk journal page and added some images and more color to finish a mixed media art journal page that was started so long ago that I do not remember when I put the first colour down! It is kind of fun adding random elements to finish a page like this and highlight some of what was already there whilst adding new random elements!

So the close-up photograph is below as always, under the list of the products that I used to finish this mixed media art journal page.

 

VIDEO: Mixed media Art Journal Page Process – Random Face and Pattern

 

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Junk Journal

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Nickel Titan. Yellow, Turquoise Green, Paynes Grey)
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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Light Blue Permanent)
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Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Muted Colors Collection)
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Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (Titanium white)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Great white pen alternative-
Schminke Aero Color Professional Supra-White OPAQUE Acrylic ink
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To fill:
Schminke Aero Color Professional empty marker pens
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Heat Tool
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

If you are looking for some more random and not so random junk journal inspiration try my Junk Journal video playlist!

What random mixed media art journal page will you be finishing today?

Have fun doing it!

Kim



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VIDEO: Easy Acrylic Paint Background Mixed Media Technique

 

I’m keeping things simple today with a really easy, but totally effective, acrylic paint background. And for a bit of contrast I have also played with one of my geometric designs as I wanted to see how it would look on this background. So if you haven’t yet tried using your acrylic paints like a watercolor paint then you will enjoy playing with this easy acrylic paint background as it will ease you in to trying this technique in a no fear kind of way! It’s only a background after all!

And you can see that you can use it for pretty much any mixed media fun that you might want to add over the top as it just stays put as an acrylic paint background should! So try it in your next art journal, painting, mixed media or even card making project! And I have a close-up picture at the end of this post plus some links to other videos you might enjoy too!

 

VIDEO: Easy Acrylic Paint Background Mixed Media Technique

 

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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridone Rose Light, Nickel Titan. Yellow, Greyish Blue)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue, Permanent Violet Dark)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ranger Artist Brushes
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Round brushes size 4 or 6 (But you can also use the round brush in the Ranger kit)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler Rowney – Mixed Media Spiral Sketchpad (I use A3 and cut it down)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Epson XP-640 Printer/ scanner (I am currently using the XP-620, which I believe is the older version of this one. It’s totally usable but not the best scanner and printer that I have used.)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

 

You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

 

You can watch how I use the acrylic paint as watercolor technique with stencils in my 5 Ways with Stencils video.  And if you need some help with your art motifs than watch my art motif video too!

Have fun with your acrylic paint backgrounds today!

Kim



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VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journal – Make A Shaped Page

 

I was flicking through my junk journal looking for a page to work on when a little left-over page caught my eye. So today I have the making of a shaped page to share with you from start to finish. It is always fun to change things up a but isn’t it? The picture above shows the front part of the project with the shaped page closed, scroll on down for all the products I used and to see the inside of the project too. You will also get a better look at the shaped page itself in the photo below.

My working title for this project is ‘windows and doors’ as it has been inspired by architecture but I am wondering if I should actual call it ‘Dolls House’.

 

VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journal – Make A Shaped Page

 

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Junk Journal

Washi Tape
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Palette knives
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Daler – Rowney System 3 Paint (Titanium White)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Unbleached Titanium, Raw Sienna)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Crimson)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Greyish Blue, Paynes Grey)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Great white pen –
Schminke Aero Color Professional Supra-White OPAQUE Acrylic ink
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
To fill:
Schminke Aero Color Professional empty marker pens
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Scissors
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler-Rowney System 3 brush (1/4 Flat, 0 Filbert)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Uni pin Marker pens
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Heat Tool
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Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

collage pieces
small brush handle

You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

 

Have lots of fun making your own shaped page art journal project today!

Kim



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VIDEO: Let’s Make Mixed Media Box Art! – Art Journal In 3D

 

Let’s make mixed media box art! Yes, we are going to make it a thing! Today I have taken my art journaling and applied it to a 3D object, just an ordinary box but all nice and colorful by the time I finish making my box art! I have some tips on how to design in three dimensions in my video and I can not wait to see what box art you make, so don’t forget to link me in to your social media shares and all of my links are below! So go grab a cardboard box, doesn’t matter what size, and let’s start designing in three dimensions! It is great fun to do and a great way to add a personal touch to your gift giving!

I also share with you what went into this box art in my video so stick around to the end to see and also to see how I seal it up! As always the product list of everything I used is below and a close-up picture of the box art is below too, so just scroll on down after you watch the video!

 

VIDEO: Let’s Make Mixed Media Box Art! – Art Journal In 3D

 

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Cardboard Box

Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Daler – Rowney System 3 Paint (Titanium White)
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue, Permanent Violet Dark, Phthalo Green (Blue Shade))
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (iridescent, DNYA Green Blue, Violet Blue)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Turquoise Green)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Palette knives
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Daler-Rowney System 3 brush (3/4 Flat brush, size 6 round brush)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

String
Scissors

SPOILER! In The Box:
Gel Press and other monoprinting plates (I’ve used the 5×7 Gel Press today)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Fabriano Accademia Paper is great for printing as it is cheaper but if you can’t find it then try other student art or drawing paper. You can also use the Strathmore Printmaking paper but it is more expensive.
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Printer paper (basic and light weight)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (irridescent, DNYA Blue Green, Violet Blue, Green Yellow, Red Blue, Precious Gold)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Brayers
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Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Stencils

 

You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

 

SPOILER! In case you haven’t seen the video yet!

Yes, I made a little gift box of gel printing bits and bobs and if you are looking for some gel printing videos to get you going on your plate, or to inspire your next gel print session, then I have a growing list of gel print idea and project videos for you to watch!

SPOILER OVER!

 

I have some more mixed media art ideas videos for you too!

Don’t forget to share your box art with me!

Kim

 

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VIDEO: Easy Watercoloring Technique For Working On Non-Watercolor Paper

 

You know that I love watercolors don’t you? But sometimes I don’t actually use them on watercolor paper. When I am making cards I tend to use a smooth, heavy weight, ordinary cardstock which is totally not a watercolor paper! But I love using it because it is a lovely bright white and you can get some really interesting effects, textures and looks using watercolors on it. So my video today gives you an easy watercoloring technique and some pointers on how to use your watercolors on non-watercolor paper and I hope it will encourage you to try the cardstocks that you probably already have in your stash.

It is the same technique that I used for my shaped-edge article in the latest issue of Papercraft Essentials, issue 160. So check that out if you want to see how to add shaped edges to your cardmaking techniques tool kit! Oh and there is a lovely free stamp and coordinating die set and an ink pad too on the cover of this one, so you probably really want to get the mag for that! The technique is just a bonus! ;D

 

VIDEO: Easy Watercoloring Technique For Working On Non-Watercolor Paper

 

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Cardstock 290gsm (approx 130lb)
from Card Blanks Direct UK
Here are some potential alternatives:
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Kuretake Gansia Tambi Paint
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Altenew Striped Florals
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Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Seven Hills Crafts UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black and Fern Green)
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

MISTI (Stamping tool)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Oyster Stamps UK
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Round brush Series 5580 size 2 and 6
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Ranger Artist Brushes (I used the flat brush from this set)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Jackson’s Art Raven mop brush size 0
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Ceramic Palette
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Large Ceramic Palette with lid and decoration (If you wanted to treat yo self!)
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Creative Stencils (I used Leaves)
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Layout Paper (I used: Daler Rowney – Layout Paper Pad – 45gsm / 31lb)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Cutting board and craft knife

Sponge

You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

 

I hope that has inspired you to try the cardstock you have. By all means keep on using your watercolor paper! I love watercolor paper too but mastering how to use non-watercolor paper is just another technique to add to that arty tool kit!

For more ideas using watercolors try these videos.

Kim



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VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journal Process – Gouache and Acrylic Paint Layers

 

 

This is a page of gouache and acrylic paint layers and it has been sat in my junk journal for months! Well, actually, it has been sat in my junk journal half finished for months, if I want to be accurate about it! This gouache and acrylic paint layers page started life as just a gouache paint experiment on gesso until I spotted it again this week and decided to finish it with some acrylic paint. But you can watch the whole gouache and acrylic paint layer process and listen to it’s painty story in my video today!

If you follow me over on instagram or have watched my DIY Stamp Carving Process video then you might recognise this design, if not then hop on over and check either of them out and say ‘hi’ whilst you are there!

As usual I have a list of the products I used for this gouache and acrylic paint page below the video and a close-up picture of the design is there too!

 

VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journal Process – Gouache and Acrylic Paint Layers

 

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Junk Journal

Galeria Winsor & Newton Gesso
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Turner Acryl Gouache Paint (Night Blue, Prussian Blue)
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Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache Paint (White, Primary Blue)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

ceramic palette

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Pyrrole Red)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Round brush Series 5580 (I think I used a size 1)
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Round brushes size 6
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler-Rowney System 3 brush (I used short flat 3/4)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed watching this gouache and acrylic paint junk journal page develop. To see the how I finished the page opposite this one, watch my Easy Stencilling video.

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Have a super-fun, maybe bitty (?!) creative few days until I next catch up with you!

Kim



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VIDEO: 5 MORE Ways With Embossing Folders

 

Are you looking for some more ways with embossing folders? Some ideas you can use to get the most out of them, and some where you don’t even need a die-cutting machine? Well, following on from my 5 Ways With Embossing Folders video I have got 5 More Ways With Embossing Folders for you today! I hope you have alot of fun with them. These are great for all sorts of projects from mixed media to cardmaking.

You might want to save the ‘5 More Ways With Embossing Folders’ video on YouTube as underneath it, in the description, I’ve put direct links to each technique so that you can find them easily again when you refer back to the video. I’ve done the same to the first 5 Ways With Embossing Folders video too!

And at the bottom of today’s post is a close up of the results of some of the techniques from today.

 

VIDEO: 5 MORE Ways With Embossing Folders

 

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Embossing folders (I used: Sizzix – Candy Hearts, Chevron Texture, Party Time Dots)
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Cuttlebug Die-cutting machine
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Embossing Powder (I’ve used WOW! Earthtone Mint, Earthtone Olive)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pyrrole Red)
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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Embossing ink e.g. VersaMark Ink
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Ranger Distress Oxides (Fossilized Amber, Broken China)
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Brayers
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Air drying Clay (I used Das)
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Bakable clay (I used Fimo)
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Cardstock 290gsm (approx 130lb)
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Craft Foam
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Acrylic Blocks
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Creative Dies Nested Hexagons
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Layout Paper (I used: Daler Rowney – Layout Paper Pad – 45gsm / 31lb)
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You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

 

As I said in the video I still have a lot more techniques to share with you so keep your eye out for the next in my ‘5 Ways With Embossing Folders’ video series!

Kim



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VIDEO: Easy Layered Acrylic Paint Abstract Art Journal Page

 

I have an easy art journal page for you today using different layered acrylic paint techniques. It is one of my ‘scrappy’ pages that I have been working on recently! Well I am kind of calling them ‘scrappy’ because they start from leftovers on the page and then they end up a little scrappy too, but hopefully not in a bad way! I quite like the textures all the layered acrylic paint gives to this piece. I also really like how the dry brushed paint picks up the stencil layer. I wasn’t expecting that as I didn’t think there would be enough physical texture there.

So have fun with your layered acrylic paint work today! And don’t forget all the products I have used in my layered acrylic paint piece are below the video, as well as the link to the ‘scrappy’ doodle page I was talking about in the video.

 

VIDEO: Easy Layered Acrylic Paint Abstract Art Journal Page

 

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Junk Journal

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridone Rose Light, Nickel Titan. Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green, Greyish Blue)
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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue)
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Daler – Rowney System 3 Paint (Titanium White)
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
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Ranger Artist Brushes
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Prima Marketing Plastic Elementals Stencil 6.5-inch x 10.25-inch, Lace
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sponge

 

You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

 

I do love that scribble writing texture in the paint!

Now go watch the Easy doodle page if you haven’t seen it already!

 

Kim



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