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VIDEO: Pencil Coloring Tutorial Using Prismacolor and Polychromos

Pencil Coloring Tutorial, showing the coloring of a cute girl stamp

I’m doing some pencil coloring in my video today. You might recognise the image as I used her for an art journal page video a couple of weeks ago but I never showed you how I colored her. So I thought I would rectify that and go through my pencil coloring process for you. I’ve used both Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils for this image, but let me know what pencils you are using for your coloring at the moment.

If you want the full list of the colors I have used then scroll down and you will also see a close-up of her face too!

 

VIDEO: Pencil Coloring Tutorial Using Prismacolor and Polychromos

 

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StarTrish Designs WordGirl Five stamp

Prismacolor Premier Pencils
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Polychromos, Faber-Castell
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KUM Automatic Long Point Sharpener
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Neenah Classic Crest Card
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Buy from Amazon UK

Alternative paper – Bristol Board
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Sandpaper
soft brush

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

 

close-up of pencil colored girl, face and hair

 

Colors used:

Skin –
Prismacolor peach or Polychromo Cinnamon
Prismacolor Sienna Brown
Prismacolor Pink or Polychromo Rose Carmine
Polychromo Indian Red
Prismacolor Dark Brown

Eyes –
Polychromo Cobalt Turquoise
Prismacolor Aquamarine
Prismacolor 30% cold grey
Prismacolor 70% cold grey

Hair –
Prismacolor Cream
Prismacolor Jasmin
Prismacolor Yellow Ochre
Prismacolor Sienna Brown

Wings –
Prismacolor Light Cerulean Blue
Prismacolor Lemon Yellow
Prismacolor Pink or Polychromo Rose Carmine

Dress –
Prismacolor Pink or Polychromo Rose Carmine
Prismacolor Tuscan Red

 

I’ve also got a pencil coloring tutorial video for coloring a flower. And if you missed this girl being used in an art journal page then you can watch that video on my channel too!

Have fun coloring!

Kim



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VIDEO: Gel Press – Printing Techniques – How to Use a Gel Plate To Build Layers

Gel Press Printed hearts

 

I’ve got my Gel Press gel printing plate out so I thought it would be fun to share some of my top tips for building textured layers in your monoprints. I’ve got lots of techniques and ideas for you so I hope that you find them useful! I’ve also followed the heart theme from my Simple Mask and Heat embossing art journal that I shared on Wednesday, well it is February, and Valentine’s day is getting closer after all! But that is not the only thing I’ve used from that video as you will see!

These techniques will work on whatever you use for your monoprinting so have fun trying them out and there is a close-up of some of the hearts below the video, in case you wanted to see some of the details.

 

VIDEO: Gel Press – Printing Techniques – How to Use a Gel Plate To Build Layers

 

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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)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridonerose Light)
…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)

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (irridescent, DNYA)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

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

Paper to monoprint on 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)

Plastic canvas (embroidery/ stitch)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Brayers
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Bubble wrap

 

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

close-up of Gel Press Printed hearts

 

If you need help with getting started with DIY stamp carving then I’ve got a video with some of my favourite stamp carving products to help you and another video going through the whole stamp carving process too!

Have fun with your printing and don’t forget to let me know what your current favourite mark making tools for your monoprinting are!

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VIDEO: Simple Mask And Heat Embossing Technique – Art Journal Page

Simple Mask And Heat Embossing Technique art journal page

 

I’ve got a fun heat embossing technique for you today. It is so simple that you will wonder why you don’t use it with your heat embossing all of the time! It is a really great way to stretch your stash and make more out of your stamps, particularly your background stamps, texture stamps or pattern stamps. With this really simple technique you can make something unique to you but with still using something that everyone can buy!

For my demo of this technique I have made an art journal page but this simple mask and heat embossing technique can be used in your card making, painting and mixed media projects too. So I hope you have lots of fun with it and don’t forget that the products I have used are listed below the video and there is also a close-up photo of the finished page below too!

 

VIDEO: Simple Mask And Heat Embossing Technique – Art Journal Page

 

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Junk Journal

Creative Stamps Background collection (I used Halftone Spots)
Buy From CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridonerose Light)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Brilliant Gold Holbein Gouache Paint
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint (Baltic Blue, Buff)
Buy from PaperArtsy UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Amazon UK

Embossing Powder (I used WOW! Florida Sunset and Earthtone Blueberry)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Embossing ink e.g. VersaMark Ink
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from CraftStash UK

Round brushes size 6
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Scissors
…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)

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

Heat Tool
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Antistatic powder
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from CraftStash UK (ships worldwide)

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

Other bits and pieces you will need:

Punchinella
Paint spreader like a plastic card
Palette
Pencil
craft knife
cutting board
kitchen towel

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

 

close-up of the Simple Mask And Heat Embossing Technique art journal page

Now if you want some help or ideas for using your MISTI, or other positioning tool, with your art journaling then I have a couple of videos showing you how I use it. One is the dragonfly art journal page and the other is the rainbow butterfly page.  And I have another heat embossing technique to share also in the dragonfly art journal page video.

I really love this simple mask technique and you have seen me use it before like when I used it with paint to make an easy abstract art journal page. So I hope this heat embossing technique today gives you some more ideas on how to use simple masks! Let me know how you plan to use it next!

 

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VIDEO: How To Use Inks – 10 Ideas For Using Acrylic Inks

various ideas for using acrylic ink

 

Inks are great aren’t they? I mean I use a lot of acrylic paint but I do love using acrylic inks too. I love drawing with them but they are fabulous for all sorts of techniques and mark making, so I thought it would be fun to share some ideas for how to get the most out of your inks. Now I am using acrylic inks here but you can easily use other inks, drawing inks and even liquid watercolors instead in a lot of the techniques that I am sharing today.

So have a play and let me know which techniques you love and are going to try out next! Oh and let me know what inks of fluid colors you are enjoying using at the moment! And don’t forget to scroll down to see the close-up a texture from one of the techniques I use in this video.

 

VIDEO: How To Use Inks – 10 Ideas For Using Acrylic Inks

 

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Liquitex Acrylic Inks (I was using the Muted Collection colors)
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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)

Brayers
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Palette knives
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Dip pen / nib holder
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Bamboo Dip pen
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Punchinella
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US

Alternative to Punchinella:
The Crafter’s Workshop Punchinella Stencil
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Da Vinci Cosmotop Pointed mop brush 488 series
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sponge or foam
piece of plastic for ink palette
string
scissors
copy paper
low tack tape (e.g. Washi tape)
bubble wrap

Find my favourite art supplies here.

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

 

close-up of various ideas for using acrylic ink

 

Don’t forget to watch my 5 Ways With Background Dies video to see how to customise your brayers.

And if you are looking for a simple technique for making galaxy art then try my How To Paint The Galaxy With Watercolors tutorial on the Blitsy blog.

Now that I have all these different textured and coloured papers I need to think of a project to use them on!

Kim

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VIDEO: Product Test – Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles

VIDEO: Product Test - Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles

 

Did you spot the nozzles I used in my art journal process video on Sunday? They are the Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles and some of you were a little curious about them! So today I am sharing a quick product test video for them with some tips on using them and what you can use them with. Let me know if you have any more questions or if you have used them! I would love to know what you think of them, so please do share your experiences too!

 

VIDEO: Product Test – Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles

 

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

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (120 ml)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Galeria Winsor & Newton Paint Tube (60 ml)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paint (59 ml)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler And Rowney System 3 acrylic paint (75 ml metal tubes)
…Buy from Amazon:  UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

 

Paints not to use with the nozzles:

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (too thick)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (too thick)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (irridescent, DNYA)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

 

Junk Journal

 

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

 

 

Let me know if you have questions about any of the other products that you see me use. If I can I will try and answer them!

Kim



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VIDEO: Art Journal Page Process – Simple Acrylic Paint Layers

VIDEO: Art Journal Page Process - Simple Acrylic Paint Layers

Ok, I’ll own up! I have been on a spending spree! I have some Amsterdam acrylic paints to try out this week and following on from last Sunday, when I was putting the Pebeo Irridescent paints through their paces, it is starting to look like I might have gone a bit acrylic paint-crazeeee! Mmm? Perhaps I have?!

But I wanted to branch out a little and try some of the student-grade and craft-grade paints. For one thing they are cheaper than the artist-grade paints that I use a lot of and let’s face it they just seem to be getting better and better don’t they? So I have to say I am super-impressed with the Amsterdam Standard range so far. I’ve been using them for the last couple of weeks or so and you will have spotted them in my Instagram Stories and even in my recent dragonfly art journal page video. I think I will be using these a lot.

So today is an art journal page process video using this lovely stamp from Trish Latimer’s Wordgirl collection and I’m sharing some really simple tips for building up and adding texture with acrylic paint layers. Don’t forget to scroll down for a close-up of the page and links to the videos that I mention in this video.

 

VIDEO: Art Journal Page Process – Simple Acrylic Paint Layers

 

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StarTrishDesign Wordgirl Five Rubber stamp

Junk Journal

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridonerose Light)
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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)

Daler – Rowney System 3 Paint (Titanium White)
…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)

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

Uni pin Marker pens
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Texture stamp

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

 

close-up of the Art Journal Page from the Simple Acrylic Paint Layers video by Kim Dellow

If you missed it catch up with my 12 Tips For Starting an Art Journal Page using Acrylic Paint video for some more inspiration for using palate knifes and acrylic paint.

I have two stamp carving videos, the first one goes through my favorite stamp carving products to use plus an idea for if you don’t want to buy products but you do want to have a go at the technique! The second video goes through a stamp curve project from start to finish.

Then if you are looking for some pencil colouring tips try my Prismacolor pencils coloring video.

I’m starting to get quite a back catalogue of videos! I hope they are helpful to you.

 

Have a super-creative Sunday.

Kim

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VIDEO: Mermaid Markers Technique – Mixed Media Resists

Mermaid Markers Technique - Mixed Media Resists Video by Kim Dellow

 

Back by popular demand is another technique for you to try using your Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers! You might remember the video where I shared a fun technique using the Mermaid Markers with stencils? Well you asked for some more techniques, so here you go! The video is all about resists and I have five products that you can make resists with and then try them with your Mermaid Markers.

But don’t worry if you don’t have these pens as many of these resists will also work with watercolor paints, dyes, other brush pens and a whole host of water-based products, so give them a try and see what effects you can get.

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VIDEO: Mermaid Markers Technique – Mixed Media Resists

 

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Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Faber-Castell Mixed Media paper
Buy from Amazon UK
US alternatives: Daler-Rowney or Strathmore Mixed Media
CAN Alternative: Strathmore and Canson

The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Pebble Tied Balzer Designs
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Zig Waterbrush
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Plastic Card

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

Liquitex Gesso (white)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Crayola Crayon (wax)
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Household wax candle
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China Marker (water-resistant variety)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

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

 

Close-up of Mermaid Markers Technique - Mixed Media Resists Video by Kim Dellow

I’m looking forward to seeing your ir-resist-able projects! Sorry I just had to get a pun in. I’ve been biting my tongue! It just had to come out somewhere!

Have fun playing.

Kim



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VIDEO: Testing Iridescent Acrylic Paint – Flourish Flower Art Journal Page

VIDEO: Testing Iridescent Acrylic Paint - Flourish Flower Art Journal Page by Kim Dellow

 

I’m testing out some acrylic paints today and sharing how I test out new paint. The paints under the arty microscope in my video are the Pebeo Studio DYNA Iridescent acrylic paints, now these aren’t new paints, they have been around for a while but they are new to me and I’m just giving them a test drive to see how they work. But I would love to hear about your experiences with them if you have tried them.

I’m also sharing a couple of other things that I am also testing out today, a technique and a style, so I hope you enjoy watching the process. As always the products that I have used are listed below the video plus there is a close-up photo of the finished project too.

 

VIDEO: Testing Iridescent Acrylic Paint – Flourish Flower Art Journal Page

 

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Junk Journal

Pebeo Studio Acrylic Paint, Iridescent DYNA (blue-green, green-yellow, orange-yellow, violet-blue)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Sennelier Abstract Acrylic (purple)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Palette Knife
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler And Rowney System 3 acrylic paint (Titanium white)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Galeria Winsor & Newton Pain Tube (Payne’s Grey)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

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

Plastic card for spreading
piece of plastic for palatte
cardboard inner tube
bubble wrap
Large Gelato stick, lid tops will do as well

 

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

 

Close-up of the texture and color from the Flourish Flower Art Journal Page by Kim Dellow

 

They are so shiny! Oh and look what I found whilst I was uploading this video to YouTube…it’s an amazing paint pouring video from the Debs At Acrylic Pouring Channel using the Pebeo iridescent acrylic paint. Yum results!  I keep meaning to try out paint pouring but still haven’t given it a go. Have you tried it yet? Got any favourite videos or tips you would like to share about paint pouring?

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VIDEO: Using Embossing Powder With Stencils

VIDEO: Mixed Media Technique - Using Embossing Powders With Stencils by Kim Dellow

 

I’m back today with a technique for using embossing powder with stencils. But I am not just using one embossing powder, oh no, that would be too easy! I am going to use three and I’ve got the whole process for you in my video today. It is a great technique for your mixed media, art journaling and even your card making too so have fun trying out this embossing powder with stencils technique!

Now, I’m using some lovely free gifts that I got from magazines for my make today. So hopefully this will give you some ideas for how to use them if you have them, or a heads-up if you haven’t and you want to get them! There might also be a shameless plug for one of my recent articles too! Oops!

I’m using the Dragonfly Dreams Die and Stamp set from Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue 171 and the Hexagon Stencil from Apple Blossom Magazine and kit issue 2 and you can find both of these over at Craft Stash (they ship worldwide!) and I’ve put direct links to each of the magazines in the supplies list below.

Remember, there are close-up pictures of the project at the bottom of this post!

 

VIDEO: Mixed Media Technique – Using Embossing Powder With Stencils

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Hexagon Stencil from Apple Blossom Magazine and kit Issue 2

Dragonfly Dreams Die and Stamp set from Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue 171

Golden Matte Medium
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Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Gesso
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Brush 1/2 flat (Whole range)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

VersaMark Ink
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from CraftStash UK  or try the Emboss ink
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Embossing powder
I used Clear AltNew, Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold and Cosmic Shimmer Denim Lilac Aurora but really you can use any colors, or brands, you want to!

Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

(…Buy from Amazon UK  The only place I could find the Denim Lilac)

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

Cuttlebug Die-cutting machine
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from CraftStash UK (ships worldwide)
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

MISTI
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Craft Stash UK (ships worldwide)
Buy from Oyster Stamps UK
Buy from Simon Says Stamp (Ships Worldwide)

Vellum
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from CraftStash UK (ships worldwide)
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Antistatic powder
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from CraftStash 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)

Palette Knife
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Beadsmith Awl
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Tweezers
Pencil

For the printed paper I used these products:

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridonerose Light)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Gel Press 6″ x 6″ plate
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) Gelli Plate
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (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
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

 

Close-up of the right hand page from the Embossing Powders With Stencils Video by Kim Dellow

Close-up of the left-hand page from the Embossing Powders With Stencils Video by Kim Dellow

So if you want to visit Sue Hughes you can find her on facebook or on her blog, pop over and let her know how lovely her article was!

And if you haven’t seen my video about printing with gel plates then you can find the playlist here.

 

I hope that you enjoyed the embossing powder with stencil art journal page process, I am really looking forward to hearing your word suggestions for this piece today!

Have fun creating!

Kim


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VIDEO: How to Start Mixed Media Art – A Creative Exercise Technique

VIDEO: How to Start Mixed Media Art - A Creative Exercise Technique

I wasn’t really sure what to call today’s video so I am going with ‘How To Start Mixed Media Art’. But we aren’t just going to start some art. I’m going to take you through all the steps to get you through to a finished piece, actually a collection of three finished pieces. Hey, why do one when you can do three, right?!

The idea is that you can add this exercise to your mixed media art and art journaling practice to help you to overcome overthinking and being too critical about your art too early on in the process. Which I know many of you suffer from, I suffer from it a lot myself.

And if you are not an overthinker and don’t have a problem with your inner critic then try this exercise as a warm-up to get you in the mood for your next big art session, it works great for that too!

 

VIDEO: How to Start Mixed Media Art – A Creative Exercise Technique

 

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Clairefontaine Paint On Naturel A5 (5.8″ x 8.3″) 250gsm (115lb) pad (Or similar product)
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Clairefontaine Kraft A5 (5.8″ x 8.3″) 90gsm (41lb) pad (Or similar product)
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Round brushes size 6
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Golden Matte Medium
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Turner Acryl Gouache (Beryl Green, Coral Red)
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Turner Japanesque Acryl Gouache (J. violet)
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Uni Posca PC-3M Pen (Orange)
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Close-up of the projects from the How to Start Mixed Media Art video by Kim Dellow

As you know I am all about getting you making art and helping you get past the blocks that might pop up from time to time to stop you being creative. So if you missed it, check out my 12 Tips For Starting Art pages with acrylic paint video for some more ideas to help!

Have fun with this how to start mixed media art creative exercise and I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

Kim



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VIDEO: Try This Color Burst Technique

VIDEO: Try This Color Burst Technique from Kim Dellow

I am still on a color-kick after the yummy color from the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers from Sunday’s technique video, don’t forget to watch it if you missed it! So today I have a technique that you can try out with the Ken Oliver Color Burst powders that is also crammed with color! Yay! More color! I think I might be feeling a little color-starved with the Winter weather here!

But don’t worry if you don’t have any Color Burst powders you can find some suggestions of alternative products that you can use instead in the video and below in the supplies list. Plus don’t forget to go take a look at the close-up pictures of the finished projects at the bottom of this post.

 

VIDEO: Try This Color Burst Technique

 

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Ken Oliver Color Burst (I’m using the Caribbean set)
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Canvas Board (5″ x 7″)
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Water spray bottle
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Bits and pieces –
Round 1: Coins, washers, paperclips, keys etc
Round 2: Chipboard alphabet and shapes

Alternatives to Color Burst:
PaperArtsy Infusions:
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Colourcraft Brushos:
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Close-up of the green project from the Color Burst technique video by Kim Dellow

Close-up of the purple project from the Color Burst technique video by Kim Dellow

I would love to hear what your favourite techniques are for using with Color Burst, Infusions or Brushos so do let me know in the comments!

Have fun creating your colourful works!

Kim

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