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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)
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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue, Permanent Violet Dark)
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Ranger Artist Brushes
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Round brushes size 4 or 6 (But you can also use the round brush in the Ranger kit)
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Daler Rowney – Mixed Media Spiral Sketchpad (I use A3 and cut it down)
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Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
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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.)
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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 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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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Golden Light Molding Paste
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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
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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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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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: 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)
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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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Ranger Artist Brushes
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Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Palette knives
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Art journaling cards

Scissors
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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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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)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic Brush
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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: 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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Junk Journal

Kitchen sponge

Scissors
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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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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pyrrole Red, Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridonerose Light, Turquoise Green)
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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler – Rowney System 3 Paint (Titanium White)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
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You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

VIDEO: Art Journal - Easy Stenciling With A Kitchen Sponge

 

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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Strathmore Mixed media journal (9″ x 12″)
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Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Medium Magenta, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue)
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

PaperMate InkJoy Ball point pens
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Brush 3/8 flat
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Round brushes size 2
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alternative brushes:
Range Artist Brushes
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Masking tape (I used Washi Tape)
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Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

 

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

 

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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VIDEO: Art Journal – Iridescent Acrylic Paint Leaves

Iridescent leaves painted with acrylic paint in a junk journal by Kim Dellow

 

More acrylic paint leaves for you today and a video of my latest Junk Journal experiments. For this video I’ve been playing around with painting acrylic paint leaves using those wonderful iridescent Pebeo paints that I am totally hooked on at the moment. But my acrylic paint leaves are different today as I’ve painted them as shapes rather than using the negative space technique that I used in my last video. I don’t know what I am in such a leafy mood, perhaps it was all of our chat about art motifs recently?!

If you want to see the leaves in their full shiny iridescent glory then scroll on down to the close up photograph at the bottom of the page!

 

VIDEO: Art Journal – Iridescent Acrylic Paint Leaves

 

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Junk Journal

Prima Marketing Plastic Elementals Stencil 6.5-inch x 10.25-inch, Lace
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Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (irridescent, DNYA, gold, Green/Yellow)
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue, Permanent Violet Dark, Light Turquois (Phthalo))
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Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Medium Magenta)
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Daler And Rowney System 3 acrylic paint (Titanium White)
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Galeria Winsor & Newton Paint Tube (Payne’s Grey)
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Round brushes size 3/0 and 2
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Palette knives
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Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Kitchen Sponge

 

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

 

Art Journal - Iridescent Acrylic Paint Leaves close-up of the leaves by Kim Dellow

 

As I said in the video if you want to compare and contrast these leaves to the negative space leaves for a bit of fun then watch my acrylic paint and gouache paint art journal page video!

I hope you have fun creating today!

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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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)

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

Printer paper for the masks and stencils (basic and light weight)
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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.
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Plastic canvas (embroidery/ stitch)
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Brayers
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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!

Kim


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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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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Creative Stamps Background collection (I used Halftone Spots)
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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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Brilliant Gold Holbein Gouache Paint
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Embossing Powder (I used WOW! Florida Sunset and Earthtone Blueberry)
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Embossing ink e.g. VersaMark Ink
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Round brushes size 6
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Scissors
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

Heat Tool
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Antistatic powder
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Buy from CraftStash UK (ships worldwide)

Printer paper (basic and light weight)
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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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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.
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Brayers
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Palette knives
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Dip pen / nib holder
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Bamboo Dip pen
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Punchinella
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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

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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!

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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)
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Sennelier Abstract Acrylic (purple)
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Palette Knife
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Daler And Rowney System 3 acrylic paint (Titanium white)
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Galeria Winsor & Newton Pain Tube (Payne’s Grey)
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Plastic card for spreading
piece of plastic for palatte
cardboard inner tube
bubble wrap
Large Gelato stick, lid tops will do as well

 

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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?

Kim



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