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VIDEO: 5 Ways With Embossing Folders

 

Looking for some ways to get the most out of your embossing folders? Try this video! I have 5 Ways With Embossing Folders for you today. It’s short but sweet and packed with different techniques for using your embossing folders. All the techniques can be adapted to use in your next card making, art journaling, mixed media or painting project. So have fun with them and see where you can take them next!

And there are plenty more ideas where these have come from so keep your eye peels because if you like this video then I might do a whole series of ‘5 Ways With’ videos. Shout if you have any products you would like me to cover! All the products used are listed under the video as usual!

 

VIDEO: 5 Ways With Embossing Folders

 

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Embossing folders (I used: Sizzix – Candy Hearts, Chevron Texture, Party Time Dots. Kaisercraft – Streamers)
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Printer paper (basic and light weight)
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Drawing paper 120 gsm/ 75lb
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Cardstock 290gsm (approx 130lb)
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Here are some alternatives:
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Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons
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Derwent Inktense blocks
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Inscribe Oil Pastels
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
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Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Crayola Crayon (wax)
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Household wax candle
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Permanent Violet Dark)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Spreader
Brush

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

 

 

If you are looking for some more ways to make resists for your Mermaid Markers or other watercolors then watch my ‘Mixed Media Resists‘ video!

And get the more from your stash with this playlist of ideas for using what you already have.

 

See you back here on Friday for the video hop!

Kim



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VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journaling – Leftover Paint

 

I’m art journaling again today and sharing some news in my video too! This page is made up of leftover paint, so if you are looking for some ideas for using up your leftover paint and how to get those leftover paint art journaling pages finished then try this one! And whilst you watch this art journaling video have a think what you might call this page. I would love to hear what name you would suggest.

If you want a close up of the flowers I have drawn then scroll down to the bottom of this post as I have a picture of one of them below.

 

VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journaling – Leftover Paint

 

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Junk Journal

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue, Permanent Violet Dark)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Turquoise Green)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Golden Light Molding Paste
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Creative Stencils (I used Flourish)
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Golden Matte Medium
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Schminke Aero Color Professional Supra-White OPAQUE Acrylic ink
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Brilliant Gold Holbein Gouache Paint
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (irridescent, DNYA, gold)
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Ranger Artist Brushes
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Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

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

Uni pin Marker pens
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Layout Paper (I used: Daler Rowney – Layout Paper Pad – 45gsm / 31lb)
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Pie tin for mixing
sheet of plastic for palette

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

 

To see where the leftover paint for this project came from watch my Fail! video, also known as the Space Butterflies page!

Looking for some more abstract art inspiration? Then try my abstract art playlist, it’s full of ideas and techniques to inspire you next art project.

Have fun going through your journals to find a page to finish with some art journaling!

Kim

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VIDEO: Drawing With Ink – Art Journal Doodles With A Fountain Pen

 

Do you use a fountain pen in your art journaling and if you do what ink do you use? Recently I have been doing more fountain pen art. I really love the feel and flow of using a fountain pen. It is great for doodles and also for sketching too but I wanted to find out if I could use it in my art journaling as I haven’t yet tried it in my journaling until today. Have you used your fountain pen in your art journal? Let me know, I would love to hear your experiences!

Now if you are into your fountain pens then you might know that finding a waterproof or truly water resistant ink for the fountain pen is quite hard. So I am trying out one today and sharing the fountain pen art results in my Wednesday art video. Plus I have some general art journaling tips for you too, so it isn’t just all about the pen and ink!

As usually I have listed all the products used below the video and there are links to other videos that might interest you too at the bottom of this page, so just scroll down.

 

VIDEO: Drawing With Ink – Art Journal Doodles With A Fountain Pen

 

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Junk Journal

De Atramentis Document Ink-Black water resistant fountain pen bottled ink
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Buy from deAtramentis GER (Has some international shipping)

Lamy Safari fountain pen (I used a fine nib)
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Lamy Safari fountain pen converter
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PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from PaperArtsy UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from SimonSaysStamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green)
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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)

Journaling cards/ project life cards / pocket cards

Tracing paper
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pencil 2b or softer

Scissors

Round brushes size 0
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Ranger Artist Brushes
Buy from Blitsy (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Golden Regular gel (Gloss) Or any glue to glue on the paper
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Creative Stencils (I used Leaves)
Buy From CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

Kitchen sponge

 

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

 

 

You can watch my last art journal video using art journaling cards in ‘From Art Journal Fail To New Art’.  And I have a full playlist of inky ideas for you to watch too, watch those inky videos here.

I hope that you enjoyed that fountain pen art inspiration. I am looking forward to hearing your fountain pen art journaling experiences so do share! Have a fun creative few days until our next art catch up on Sunday!

Kim



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VIDEO: From Art Journal Fail To New Art

 

 

I warn you this video starts with a rather nasty art journal fail! I mean it is ugly. A catastrophe! A mistake! A mess! Don’t say that I didn’t warn you! But don’t worry because I save the page and make some new art from the mess and I hope that it puts you in the mood to revisit some of your own not so happy pages. I am also kind of hoping that it encourages you to not be too over critical when you do fail. It happens, it is no big deal and you learn so much from it too! So own your mistakes and go out there and make some great art from them.

 

Pep talk over! Let’s do this thing! Oh and don’t forget that there is a close-up of some of the details of the new page at the bottom of this post.

 

VIDEO: From Art Journal Fail To New Art

 

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Junk Journal

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue, Permanent Violet Dark, Light Turquois (Phthalo))
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridone Rose Light, Nickel Titan. Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green)
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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)

Golden Light Molding Paste
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Creative Stencils (I used Flourish)
Buy From CraftStash (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

Brilliant Gold Holbein Gouache Paint
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ranger Artist Brushes
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Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

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

Art journaling cards

Scissors
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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.

For some more art journal inspiration try my easy art journal page video playlist.

I am really looking forward to hearing some of you ideas on the artwork you plan to revisit and save! So do let me know how you plan to save your art journal fail.

Kim

 

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VIDEO: Art Journal Process – Easy Flowers And My Thought Processes Behind This Page

 

You know when you have half an idea in your head but you aren’t really sure where it will take you? Well this easy flowers art journal page is definitely one of those! I thought I would take you through my full thought process for how this easy flowers painting art journal page came into being and I really hope that hearing about some of the decisions I made and the thoughts in my head as those easy flowers developed will help you appreciate your own art process and some of the decisions that you make when arting.

You can even walk through this make and see what decisions you might have taken, if you would have done the same or something completely different. I mean that is the fun of this isn’t it? We all look at art through our own eyes and bring to it our unique understanding and knowledge.

As always you will find a close-up picture of the finished page below the video, as well as the product list and a bonus product! I didn’t use it in the video but I did talk about drawing on acetate and if you need a pen for that then you will find it listed below!

 

VIDEO: Art Journal – Easy Flowers And My Thought Processes Behind This Page

 

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Junk Journal

Liquitex Gesso (white)
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Kraft paper (I used Clairefontaine paper pad A5, 90 gsm/ 41 lb)
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Golden Matte Medium
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridone Rose Light, Nickel Titan. Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Scissors
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Heat Tool
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Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ranger Artist Brushes
Buy from Blitsy (Ships Worldwide)
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Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic Brush
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

ZIG Photo Signature Pen (Pen for drawing on acetate)
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Acetate Sheets
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You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

 

For some more floral inspiration watch my flower art videos and for more ideas for your Junk Journal try my Junk Journal inspiration playlist!

Have fun creating!

Kim



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VIDEO: How to Gel Print With Watersoluble Crayons

 

Using watercolor paints on gel prints can be a little difficult as the paint beads up if you don’t treat it first but have you tried using watersoluble crayons on your gel plate yet? You can get some gorgeous watercolor effects really easily and without pre-treating your gel plate just by using watersoluble crayons and I’m sharing some techniques for you to try out yourself the next time you have your gel plate out and fancy doing some monoprinting.

Have a play with the amounts of water you use to see what different effects you can get. It is quite striking as you can get really strong saturated color when you use an artist crayon like the Neocolor II from Caran d’Ache, which is what I am using here. You can also get some gorgeous subtle pastel watercolor looks too. And as a bonus I have another technique to share to help you get a unique distressed look from using your watersoluble crayons on your gel plate. You can catch a close-up of some of the prints down at the bottom of this post, so just scroll down after watching the video!

 

VIDEO: How to Gel Print With Watersoluble Crayons

 

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Gel Press and other monoprinting plates (I’ve used the 5×7 Gel Press today)
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Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Creative Stencils (I used Flourish)
Buy From CraftStash 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. (I used the 200gsm version today)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pearl Color Sample)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

 

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

 

 

I’ve got some more gel printing videos over on my YouTube channel.

Have  super creative few days until I catch up with you again!

Kim



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VIDEO: Art Stash Haul – Printing Inks, Brushes PLUS Is This The Best White pen?

VIDEO: Art Stash Haul - Printing Inks, Brushes PLUS Is This The Best White pen?

 

I hope you like art stash haul videos because this week I thought I would try one out. I’ve not done one before so let me know what you think! Join me as I unbox a recent art stash haul and walk you through the products I have bought and why I have bought them. It is also a little peek into what type of projects might be popping up on my channel in the next few months *wink* *wink*!

Everything I’ve bought is listed under the video, so if something has caught your eye you can find it there. Plus my potential white pen solution is listed there too! Because we are all in search for that perfect white pen aren’t we?!

 

VIDEO: Art Stash Haul – Printing Inks, Brushes PLUS Is This The Best White pen?

 

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Most of the links, unless otherwise stated, are for Jackson’s Art, who ship worldwide (btw!).

Not because I am sponsored by Jackson’s Art (because I am not!) but because in a lot of the cases the products on Amazon UK/ US/ CAN where supplied by Jackson’s Art anyway and on Amazon they were more expensive so I thought I would direct you straight to Jackson’s Art themselves, rather than go through Amazon!

 

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Payne’s Grey, Nickel Titan Yellow)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pearl Color Sample)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
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Winsor And Newton Cotman series 222 designer brush (size 3)

Winsor And Newton Cotman series 111 Pointed Round brush (size 1)

Princeton Art and Brush Short Liner brush (size 1)

Winsor And Newton Sceptre Gold II brush (size 2)

Silver Brush Black Velvet 3000S round brush (size 2)

Brayers

Akua Starter Set

Schminke Aero Color Professional Supra-White OPAQUE Acrylic ink

Schminke Aero Color Professional empty marker pens

Other empty marker pens
FW Mixed Media Paint Markers

 

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

 

VIDEO: Art Stash Haul - Printing Inks, Brushes PLUS Is This The Best White pen?

 

If you want to see how I turn a brayer into a texture roller with die-cuts then watch my ‘5 Ways With Background Dies’ Video!

And if you are looking for some more white pen ideas then read the comments that are on my ‘Watercolor Abstract Painting’ video to see what everyone suggests.

 

And if these products aren’t enough and you need MORE art bits and pieces then I have a blog post all about some of my favourite art products. Have fun!

I hope you enjoyed this art stash haul video. Stay tuned to find out more on how I use these products and hopefully to inspire your creative process too!

Kim



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VIDEO: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Color Mixing And More ideas

VIDEO: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Color Mixing And More ideas

 

Do you have any Nuvo Embellishment Mousse? I am a little late to the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse party, it’s a mica-pigment stencil paste that has been on the craft market for a while now and I thought it was time that I tested it out and shared the results. So if you, like me, are new to it or perhaps you have got some but are looking for new things to do with it then watch my video for my take on the product and I hope it gives you some ideas of how to try it out in your next project.

I would really love to hear, if you have some and what you like to use it for so please do let me know and if you want a close-up view of the texture from the last test that I did in the video then scroll down to the bottom of the post.

 

VIDEO: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Color Mixing And More ideas

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Tonic Studio (Indian Gold, Flambe Pink, Teal Blue)
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Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Creative Stencils – Leaves
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Creative Stencils – Splash and Flourish (Other stencils seen in the video but not used)
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

Mixed Media Artist Paper (160gsm/ 98lb) (I’ve used Curtisward Multi Media paper. I’ve listed some alternatives for US and CAN)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

 

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

VIDEO: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Color Mixing And More ideas

 

I’ve got some more videos to help you stretch your stash so do watch them too!

Have fun playing and stretching your Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

Kim

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VIDEO: Color Combination – How To Use It To Inspire Your Art

VIDEO: How To Use A Color Combination To Inspire Your Art

 

I’ve started to notice that some of the projects I’ve been sharing with you this year have been very lead by color combination. So today I thought I would lean fully into it and show you a study that I did recently that was completely lead by the colors. In fact the art is not at all important in this piece it was more about mixing the colors and trying them out, plus finding the right materials to get the look that was in my head out onto paper.

So if you have a color combination stuck in your head at the moment let me know what it is, because I am always curious! And hopefully this video will give you some ideas and tips on how to test that color combo out ready for your next project!

Don’t forget that the products are all listed under the video if you are interested in what I used and the color names!

 

VIDEO: How To Use A Color Combination To Inspire Your Art

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Turner Acryl Gouache Paint ( Coral Red, White, Black Japanesque Deep Yellow)
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Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache Paint (Primary Yellow, Magenta, Primary Blue)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Mixed Media Artist Paper (160gsm/ 98lb) (I’ve used Curtisward Multi Media paper. I’ve listed some alternatives for US and CAN)
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Round brushes sizes 3/0, 2 and 6
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Glass Dip Pen
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Winsor and Newton Indian ink (the Water-resistant one) (aka india ink/ Chinese ink/ China ink)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

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

 

VIDEO: How To Use A Color Combination To Inspire Your Art

 

If you wanted a bit of an art motif refresher then watch my ‘What Are your Favourite Art Motifs’ video and I have tips in that video to help you realise what your art motifs are and how to get out of art motif ruts!

And if you are looking for more ideas then try my flower art inspiration videos and/or my Gouache paint ideas videos! Grab a coffee! It’s video time!

 

Have a super creative day and don’t forget to let me know if you would like that unboxing video!

Kim



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VIDEO: Art Journal – Easy Stenciling With A Kitchen Sponge

VIDEO: Art Journal - Easy Stenciling With A Kitchen Sponge

 

You guys know that I love a bit of easy stenciling don’t you? I mean give me a piece of paper and a pair of scissors and I’ll give you a stencil and mask to play with! It’s so lo-tech but I’ve gone even lower tech today because I have re-purposed a kitchen sponge – don’t worry it won’t be going back into the kitchen after I’ve been using it! – to make a fun and effective easy stenciling art journal page. I mean there really is no excuse for not having a go at this project!

I’ve gone for lots of texture so watch how I build it up and don’t forget to scroll down for the list of paints I’ve used and a close-up of that texture too. I’m looking forward to seeing all your kitchen sponge-stippled projects!

Oh and by the way, John Bloodworth, aka Gentleman Crafter has interviewed me for his Worldwide Wednesday series on his blog if you are interested in reading more about me! He also has a YouTube channel so do pop over and say hi to him and subscribe to his channel too!

 

VIDEO: Art Journal – Easy Stenciling With A Kitchen Sponge

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Kitchen sponge

Scissors
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Printer paper (basic and light weight)
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Galeria Winsor & Newton Gesso
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Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue)
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Don’t forget to compare today’s acrylic paint method to the totally different method I shared last Wednesday where I used acrylic paint more like watercolour paint and I would love to hear your title suggestions for that project too!

Kim

 

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VIDEO: Using Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor – Abstract Painting

Using Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor – Abstract Painting

 

I’m using acrylic paint like watercolor in today’s video show and tell, to make some lovely, bright and translucent paint layers. It’s a great technique and fun to do! I think that one of the things that I love about acrylic paint is that it is just so versatile. I mean you guys know that I adore watercolor paint, but I also love using acrylic paint like watercolor paint to get the strong bright colors that acrylic paint can give you.

So I’ve made an abstract page in one of my neatest art journals for this acrylic paint like watercolor share. And you can take a peek into what else is in this art journal too in the video! If you enjoy it then I also have links to more videos related to this one below and some more photos of the finished page too, so don’t forget to scroll down after you have watched the video.

 

VIDEO: Using Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor – Abstract Painting

 

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Using Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor – Abstract Painting

 

 

Using Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor – Abstract Painting

 

If you need some more help with masking borders using tape then watch my gel printing on card blank video as I do go into it in more detail in that video.

And if you would like another video on using acrylic paint like watercolor, try my video where I used the technique with stencils.

 

So let me know if you have any title suggestions for this project today!

 

Kim

 



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