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More Fun With Drawing With Ink Pads

Have you tried drawing with your ink pads yet? I have! I’ve been making some more art journal pages using ink pads since I posted the Drawing With Ink Pads Video last week. You can see I’ve gone very much for a nature theme to follow on from the stylised tulip a drew using ink pads in the video. Nature subjects seem to work well to this style of drawing.

I’ve been sticking with my bigger ink pads as I really like that you can’t be too precise with the larger sizes. It is a little like using a large paint brush to define a form, you have to remain quite loose and try not to worry about the small details. And the texture you get just adds to the whole picture.

So here are a few more pictures drawn with ink pads.

Large blue flower drawn with ink pads by Kim Dellow

Tree with swing drawn with ink pads by Kim Dellow

Toadstool drawn with ink pads by Kim Dellow

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For these drawings I used Fabriano Accademia paper and my colour palette was the Hero Arts Mid-Tone Ink Pads (Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam, Stone Wash, Forever Green, Wet Cement) and the My Favorite Things Ink Pads (Sour Apple, Kraft).

If you missed my run through on mark making and drawing using ink pads you can catch up with the video on my VIDEO: Drawing With Ink Pads blog post or watch it on YouTube in my 5 Minute Create video playlist and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel whilst you are there.

How about you? What have you been drawing with your ink pads? Do share and tag me in on any of your social media shares #KimDellow, I would love to see your Drawing With Ink Pads projects.

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VIDEO: Drawing With Ink Pads

Video tutorial: Drawing with ink pads by Kim Dellow

Are you a stamper? Do you have ink pads? I would not quite call myself a stamper, although I have stamped a lot in the last few years, but I have still managed to collect quite a few ink pads! Wow, how useful these little tools are! You don’t have to just use them for stamping do you? There are a whole range of different techniques you can use them for aren’t there? But have you ever tried to draw with your ink pads?

Drawing with ink pads is a great way to make art! It is really expressive and the textures you can get just from pressing an ink pad to paper are wonderful. So for my video share today I thought I would walk you through some of the marks you can get and share a couple of art journal pages, made just using ink pads, to inspire you to look at your ink pads in a new light.

Another great thing about drawing with ink pads is that it is a really quick way to do some art, so I’ve added this technique to my 5 Minute Create series. The 5 Minutes Create video series is all about ideas for fitting art into even the tightest of schedules. But if you do find yourself with more than 5 minutes to create then these techniques are also great for doing as warm up exercises too. I only have a couple of videos in the series at the moment but I will be adding to them so keep your eyes out!

VIDEO: Drawing With Ink Pads

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Supplies: 
Used it the projects –
Fabriano Accademia Artist Paper pack A4 120 gsm
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Ink Pads: Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam, Stone Wash, Forever Green
My Favorite Things Ink Pads: Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry

Other ink pad brands in video:
Tsukineko MementoLUXE
Ranger Archival
Tsukineko Memento
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink

Abstract art journal page drawn with Ink pads by Kim Dellow

I hope you have fun experimenting with you ink pad mark making and drawing, leave any questions you might have below! And don’t forget to share what you make on social media and tag me in so that I can see it, #KimDellow!

And if you want to see more ideas of what to draw with your ink pads then click on the photo below:

More examples of drawing with ink pads from Kim Dellow

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Using Pencils With Your Stencils

Using Derwent Graphitint pencils with stencils by Kim Dellow

Today I am using pencils with my stencils again! Ok, that kind of rhymes doesn’t it? Pencils with my stencils, it makes me think of bananas in pyjamas coming down the stairs for some reason! Any ho, moving rapidly on, I’ve not lost it, honest. Well, I might have lost it but how would I know?!

The pencils I am using with my stencils today are the Derwent Graphitints and a Stabilo All. Both these types of pencils are watersoluble and perfect for using with stencils.  

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Close-up of Derwent Graphitint pencils used with a stencil by Kim Dellow

My last pencils with stencil share was using them for a bit of stencil rubbing and if you want to see that go check my video showing the process on my YouTube channel. Did you see the project I then went on to make with the stencil rubbing? If you didn’t you can catch up with the video of that project on YouTube too (or just scroll down to the blog post under this one!).

This time I’m using the pencils directly through the stencil and the stencil I am using is one of my own designs for PaperArtsy, the PS046 stencil. I’m working in one of my junk journals on a page that I’ve treated with a layer of gesso first. I started by scribbling through the stencil with the Graphitint pencils and then, after the pencil colour was down, I added some water to each of the colour areas with a waterbrush.

One of my favorite pencils is the Stabilo All and I used this last to add the dark background and flicked texture.

All the pencils used for this big flower stencil project by Kim Dellow

Aren’t pencils the greatest! So simple but so versatile too! Will you be getting your pencils out this weekend? Which are your favourites? Let me know!

And don’t forget to catch up with this week’s Art Slice Video at 1pm (BST) on YouTube or around 7pm (BST) on Instagram. See you there!

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VIDEO: Stencil Rubbing Art Journal Project

Stencil Rubbing Art journal page video poster by Kim Dellow

Don’t adjust your screen! You aren’t having a weird déjà vu and you haven’t suddenly realised that you are in the Matrix and seeing a repeat of the same thing! This is an entirely different blog post to the one about a month ago.

Well, ok, it isn’t entirely different as it is the same project, but this time it comes with a MOVIE!

Let me explain. As I said, about a month ago I shared an art journal page of a big, old hot-coloured circle surrounded by drips and flicks, well that one pictured above in fact. But what I didn’t tell you at the time was that I had filmed the making of the page. Unfortunately I just didn’t have the time to process the film before I shared the page itself so this is a little of a belated process share. Even so, I hope you enjoy it! Better late than never, right?



VIDEO: Stencil Rubbing Art Journal Project

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Supplies:
A piece of paper with a stencil rubbing (see video below)
Strathmore Mixed media art journal
Scissors
Golden gel medium (gloss)
Plastic spreader card
Stabilo All Black pencil
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils Albrecht Durer

And if you have forgotten how the stencil rubbing came together here is that video:

VIDEO: Art Slice: Stencil Rubbing With Watersoluble Pencils and Crayons

Supplies:
StencilGirl Loopy Ladders stencil L434
Caran D’Ache Neocolor II
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils Albrecht Durer
Derwent Inktense Blocks
Fabriano Accademia Artist Paperpack 200 sheets 120 gsm
Water spray

I’m thinking of following this movie up with ‘Art Journal Reborn: Return Of The Killer Stencil Rubbing!’ what do you think? Catchy title?

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Kraft Paper Abstract Art Journal Pages

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 1 by Kim Dellow

I’ve always been a big fan of Kraft, I think it is one of my favourite papers. So I could not resist the Clairefontaine pad when I spotted it at Curtisward (you can find it on Amazon too). This pad is the same paper that you can buy in rolls to wrap packages with but it comes as 100 flat sheets glued along one short edge and perfect for some Kraft paper abstract art journal pages.

This paper is lightweight, around 90 gsm (41 lb) but as it is Kraft it is fibrous so quite resilient. It will take paints and mediums but you will get some buckling if you use too much, so if that bothers you then bear it in mind.

When I started in this pad I just could not stop so I’ve made quite a few Kraft paper abstracts!

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Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 2 by Kim Dellow

 

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 3 by Kim Dellow

 

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 4 by Kim Dellow

 

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 5 by Kim Dellow

 

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 6 by Kim Dellow

I stuck to a simple colour palate and just a few products to make a cohesive collection of pages and played with some of the shapes and mark making that I’ve been enjoying playing with recently.

The thin black marks are from the Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5 pen and the thicker from the Sakura Pigma Brush pen. The lime green was FW Pearlescent acrylic ink and the pink was magenta acrylic paint from the Sennelier Abstract range. I also added some baking paper and flyer paper with Golden Regular gel or Liquitex clear gesso.

So how about you? Are you a Kraft fan? If you have done any Kraft-based projects recently I would love to see them so do place a link to them in the comments below or share them with me on social media and I will come and take a look!

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VIDEO: Try This Easy Masking Technique In Your Art Journal!

As promised here is this week’s video inspiration and just in time to get you up and running for a creative weekend! This week I’m sharing one of my favourite techniques which is a really easy masking technique using paper masks. Paper masks are wonderful, they are so simple and you can use them for so many things. Today I am using them to make an abstract page in my junk art journal using acrylic paints and paint pens.

I’ve gone for an abstract page but you can easily use this technique for a whole range of styles and looks. I’ve kept my shapes loose and rough and didn’t over think what they should look like or where they should be placed. Sometimes it is just good to go with the flow isn’t it?

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Kim Dellow - Video: Easy Masking technique for your art journal



VIDEO: Try This Easy Masking Technique In Your Art Journal!

Supplies:
Art Journal
Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Paper
Scissors
Plastic card like an old credit card or old gift card
Paint pens

Kim Dellow  close up of the easy masking technique for your art journal

So what creative projects are you doing this weekend? Will you be using paper masks?

Kim

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VIDEO: 5 Minute Art Journal: Quick Cut Outs

I don’t know about you but I often find myself struggling to get my own personal art done. If you follow me on Instagram then you might have spotted that it has been at least a week since I last posted one of my #DellowDailyDraws I’m ashamed to say.

Let’s face it, there just are not enough hours in the day. So with that in mind I thought I would share some really quick Art Journaling projects as videos on my YouTube Channel over the next few weeks to help and inspire all of us time-poor creatives!

So the first project is this Swiss Cheese plant leaf-inspired Clean and Simple art journal design. See Art journaling doesn’t have to be all messy if you just do not have the time to do all the cleaning up.

In the video I share a simple way to add texture and colour and have a completed art journal page all in under 5 minutes, so really anyone can fit a bit of creating into their heavy schedules! It is a great project for getting a quick arty fix or, if you do find yourself with some time to create, this project is also a great warm up exercise to help you through that ‘what shall I do’ moment!

VIDEO: 5 Minute Art Journal: Quick Cut Outs



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Supplies:
Strathmore Mixed Media journal
Khadi Paper
Scissors
Golden Regular Gel
DIY Patterned paper

If you are looking to make your own Patterned Paper then I have a some video inspiration in my DIY 3D Paper Birds project as well as a whole blog post with my current favourite techniques for decorating your own paper.

If you find fitting art into your daily life hard and my project today helped inspire you then please do go like my video on YouTube and subscribe to my channel and then I will know to make some more 5 Minute Art Journal videos!

Have a great creative Wednesday.

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Art Journal Page: Stencil Rubbing

Art Journal Page using stencil rubbing by Kim Dellow

Did you have a nice and creative weekend? What did you get up to? Manage to throw some paint around, or get some stitching done, or perhaps you did some drawing? Drawing was my weekend creative fun but I’m actually going to start the week with an art journal share.

Did you happen to see my Art Slice video on Friday? If you did spot it on my YouTube Channel then you might recognise part of my share today?

On Friday I shared a super-simple but fun technique that is great to use with stencils, Stencil Rubbing. It is great to go revisit the simple techniques from time to time! So for this technique I used watersoluble pencils and crayons like the Caran D’Ache Neocolor II crayonsFaber-Castell Watercolour Pencils Albrecht Durer and Derwent Inktense Blocks and rubbed them over paper on top of the StencilGirl Loopy Ladders stencil. You get a lovely texture and then if you spray them with water they diffuse and mix for another great look.

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Paper and stencil after stencil rubbing by Kim Dellow

My Art Slice video left it there but I didn’t leave it there! I then went on to use the stencil rubbing paper to make an art journal page. I cut out a large circle and used Golden Regular Gel to glue it to a Strathmore Mixed Media journal then I used a black Stabilo All pencil to add the dark and grey as I thought it would be a great counterpoint for the bright colour and texture of the stencil rubbing.

I used Fabriano Accademia Artist paper for the pencil rubbing so only gave a light spritz with water as it doesn’t like very wet washes but it has a great texture for pencils and crayons. And if you look at the second photograph below you can see the lovely texture.

Close up of the drips on the stencil rubbing art journal page by Kim Dellow

Close up of the texture on the stencil rubbing art journal page by Kim Dellow

So if you did some stencil rubbing over the weekend I hope that my share today has given you some more inspiration of what to do with them. If you are looking for some more quick inspiration then do go and subscribe to my YouTube channel, I am regularly posting ideas on there, so don’t miss out!

Have a fun and creative week and do share any of the projects you are planning to do this week, I would love to know.

Kim
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VIDEO: Technique: PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium

Technique: PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium by Kim Dellow

What is that you say? Another video?! That is right! I have a surprise, bonus video to share with you today sharing a fun technique using PaperArtsy Infusions to colour gel medium. So rather than just a static blog post share of my project I have a video walking through the whole process of how to use Infusions to Colour Gel Medium and then use the gel through a stencil.

Like the video that I made for the Gelli Printed Collage Art journal page from a couple of weeks ago, it is all to music with no voice over. But hopefully it is clear what I am doing and if you have any question then please do just ask in the comments!

You can use this technique with any powdered pigments and I first shared it a while back for my ‘How To Decorate A Mesh Bag With Ken Oliver Color Burst’ blog post whilst I was working for Blitsy. In that blog post I used the Ken Oliver’s Colour Burst, to colour gel medium and decorate a pencil case. You can also use Brushos too with this technique but this time I am using Infusions.

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close up of the Technique: PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium by Kim Dellow

The PaperArtsy Infusions are another powdered pigment product but they differ from Brushos and Colour Burst in that they also have a walnut stain crystal in with the pigment. The walnut stain develops more slowly than the pigment when you use the product with liquids and so you get a brown colour developing after the colour has developed. The walnut gives the Infusion colour an interesting antiqued and textured look.

But when you use the Infusions mixed in with gel medium, like the Golden Regular Gel the walnut doesn’t develop but instead the crystals act as a grit to give the surface a texture when the gel is dry. Take a look at the close up photograph below to see what I mean!

Surface texture of the close up of the PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium by Kim Dellow

Two tips for you: you need to use the gloss gel as this is completely transparent when dry and add as little or as much Infusions as you need, tap them on the gel bit by bit and just mix them in.

It’s totally fun to play with so watch the video and then go have a play yourself!

VIDEO: Technique: PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium

Supplies:
PaperArtsy Infusions Royal Blood
Golden Regular Gel (gloss)
PaperArtsy Stencil PS046 designed by me!
Palette Knife
Something to mix in, I’ve used an old metal pie dish.
Strathmore Mixed Media journal
Spare paper
Plastic card like an old gift card or credit card
Old book page

If you want another fun and different way to use PaperArtsy Infusions then you might like my ‘PaperArtsy Infusions Meet Embossing/ Watermark Ink’ blog post!

Hope you enjoyed the video and if you did then please pop over to my YouTube channel and subscribe and like my movies as it helps me to make more videos! Thank you!

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VIDEO: Timelapse Art Journal Page – Gelli Plate Collage

Gelli Plate collage journal page by Kim Dellow

I’ve a little treat for you today. I was working on some art journal pages for my blog post today, thinking that I would do another art journal page share like I did for last Friday’s blog post. But this time I decided to film the whole thing in case something came out of it. So instead of just sharing project pictures today with you today I have a little extra in the form of a timelapse video showing the whole process for this art journal share. I hope you enjoy it!

The page is built in my junk journal and I’ve used layers of paint with some Gelli plate prints using paints and stencils then used these printed papers to build up a focal point with layers. I didn’t have time to add a voice over so it is just set to music, but if there is anything you want to know just ask either below in the comments or over on my YouTube Channel!



VIDEO: Timelapse Art Journal Page: Gelli Plate Collage

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Products:
Winsor and Newton Galleria Gesso
Gelli Plate 3 x 5 inch
Ranger medium brayer
PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp EKD05, Stencils PS040 and PS048
StencilGirl Loopy Ladders L434 stencil
Liquitex PaintMuted Turquoise, Light Blue Permanent and Brilliant Yellow Green (heavy Body); Prisma Violet (soft body)
WHSmiths gold acrylic paint
Fabriano Accademia Artist Paperpack 200 sheets 120 gsm
Palette Knife
Plastic card
Punchinella
Sharpie paint pen – black
Craft foam
Waffle Flower Doily Die

Close up of the butterfly on the Gelli Plate collage journal page by Kim Dellow

I would really love for you to join me on myYouTube channel, you might have spotted that I am really trying to make a go of it this year and I am getting into the habit of filming more and learning how to get better at producing the films. So if you haven’t already then please do come and say ‘hi’ and subscribe to my channel to get the latest videos as they go live.

See you there!

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VIDEO: Textured And Layered Art Journal Page Using Stamped Layers And Watercolours

Kim Dellow Layered and textured art journal page

If you didn’t think you could make a textured, layered watercolour art journal page then I hope that my video today will change your mind! We are all quite use to using acrylic paints to add layers to our art journal pages but how about watercolour layering? It is a little harder as watercolour will react to water even after it is dry but it is still possible to work on a watercoloured background without it washing away!

And as for adding texture with watercolours, well there are lots of methods some you might be very familiar with such as using large salt grains or crunched up cling film or Saran wrap, but there are other methods too like using stencils and I share one way to use your stencils to add texture to your watercolours today along with methods for layering and creating this art journal page.



VIDEO: Art Journal: PaperArtsy Stamped Layers And Watercolours





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

PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamps (EKD04, EKD05, EKD06)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from SimonSays Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from PaperArtsy UK (Ships Worldwide)

PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stencil (PS040)
Buy from SimonSays Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from PaperArtsy UK (Ships Worldwide)

Bockingford Hot press Watercolor paper pad
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolor (I used the 24 half pan Metal Box Set but I’ve linked to the paints in general as the set wasn’t available everywhere)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US or as a set US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK ((Sets) Ships Worldwide)

Prima Marketing Watercolor Paints – Decadent Pies set
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Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils
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…Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Layout Paper (I used: Daler Rowney – Layout Paper Pad – 45gsm / 31lb)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Scissors

Course sea salt

Brushes:
Unbranded 1″ wide flat brush from a store visit to Great Art (they don’t seem to have the brush online)

Pro Arte Connoisseur Series 100 Size 0
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

 

You may have spotted that I have used the new stamps and stencils that I designed for the PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} range?! If you haven’t seen the new release yet then pop to my new PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp And Stencil Release February 2017 blog post from Sunday.

Meanwhile here are some close up pictures of this project, I love the way that the stencil texture peeks through the butterfly!

close up of the texture on the Layered and textured art journal page by Kim Dellow

more of the texture on the Layered and textured art journal page by Kim Dellow

Hope you enjoyed watching the video and shout if you have any questions!

Kim

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