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VIDEO: Watercolor Art Journal Page Project Start To Finish

Watercolor art with a step by step video by Kim Dellow

Hey Guys, how are you all doing? Are you have a lovely creative week? I do hope you are and if you are looking for some inspiration to get you fired up and ready for some painting fun or for a bit of art journal creating then I have a watercolor project video to share with you today that might be just what you are looking for.

But I am doubly excited to share this project with you today as it uses some of Tracy Evans new stamps with AALL And Create. I’ve known Tracy for years via blogging and design teams, which by the way is one of the things that I love about this job, you do get to meet some lovely people, like Tracy. I am excited to see her starting on this new art venture, so when I saw these fab stamps I knew I had to play with them. She has two stamp sets at the moment, this gorgeous one with the birds and sentiments and a grungy circle, heart and star set which is also right up my street!

So in my video today I’m covering lots techniques: from how to stamp on watercolor paper to layering and adding texture with watercolor. Sit back and enjoy!

 VIDEO: Watercolor Art Journal Page Project Start To Finish




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Supplies:
AALL and Create Stamp Set #6 Tracy Evans
MISTI Stamping Tool
PaperArtsy Stencil {by Kim Dellow} 048
Ranger Archival Ink Jet black
Bockingford Watercolour paper 300gsm Cold Press
Dr PH. Martin’s Hydrus (set1)
Hake Brush (or flat brush or mop brush will work well too)
Jackson’s Art Raven Mop Brush
Ceramic palette
Scissors
spare paper
kitchen towel

close up of the Watercolor art project that comes with a step by step video by Kim Dellow

Yeah, you might have noticed that I am kind of loving watercolor at the moment! Oh and loving trying out different video formats too! Hope you have been enjoying them.

So don’t forget to pop on over to Tracy Evans’ blog and let her know which of her two new stamp sets you like the best. You can find plenty more inspiration with them on her blog.

As always let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the notifications option so that you know as soon as I have new video content! And I would love to see anything you make that is inspired by what I share so tag me in on social media, you can find all my social media links below!

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VIDEO: 5 Ways To Use Stencils With StencilGirl

5 Ways to Use stencils with StencilGirl and Kim Dellow

Have you seen the StencilGirl Alpha Drips and Number Drips stencils designed by Seth Apter? I recently got my hands on these thanks to the lovely StencilGirl for a guest post over on the StencilGirl Talk blog today and I thought that I would challenge myself to come up with 5 ways to use these two stencils to make a background.

Do you want to see the techniques I used? Well I have a video with the five ways I used these two stencils and I am also sharing how I put the whole page together too. But I am totally interested to know what techniques you would use? Have a watch of the video, have a think about it and then read on!

VIDEO: 5 Ways To Use Stencils With StencilGirl

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StencilGirl Seth Apter Alpha Drips Stencil

StencilGirl Seth Apter Number Drips Stencil

Strathmore Mixed media journal (9″ x 12″)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Light Blue Permanent)
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Brayers
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Spray bottle water

Plastic palette (piece of old packaging)

Kitchen Sponge

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

plastic card spreader

Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray (Bubblegum Pink)
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Pipette (eye dropper)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Uni pin Marker pens
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Sharpie Paint pen (water-based, Black, Extra fine)
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If you can’t find the sharpie try these:
Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
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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.

 

close-up of the page made using 5 Ways to Use stencils with StencilGirl and Kim Dellow

 

If you pop on over to the StencilGirl blog today then you can see some close-ups of the details and all of the texture. And whilst you are there take some time to check out their blog as it is just full of inspiration for using your stencils and well worth a visit for all stencilling fans!

Both StencilGirl and I would love to know what your favourite techniques with stencils are and what techniques you would use to make a background, so let us know! You can find StencilGirl on Instagram @stencilgirl_products or Facebook StencilGirl Products and of course on their blog StencilGirl Talk so go and tell them and tag me in because I would like to know too! Even better, grab these stencils and make something then tag us both in to see it. You can find all my social media links below!

Can’t wait to see what you make or hear all your great ideas!

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VIDEO: 5 Ways With Background Dies

5 ways with background dies video tutorial by Kim Dellow

What are your favourite background dies at the moment and how do you use them? Do tell in the comments below, I would love to hear because today I have a video with my five favourite ways to use background dies. The ideas that I am sharing today are perfect for mixed media, art journaling and painting techniques but also card making too. So whilst you are at it, let me know which projects you love to do – mixed media, art journaling, cardmaking or something else? I would really love to know.

So if you are going to tell me which is your favourite background die at the moment then let me tell you mine! I mentioned it in my heart and star shaped cards blog post a month ago, it is the Apple Blossom Hexagon Panel Die from Craft stash. Have you seen it? It’s pretty huge and super versatile.

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VIDEO: 5 Ways With Background Dies

Supplies:
Apple Blossom Hexagon Panel Die
Cricut Cuttlebug Die-cutting machine
Cricut Cuttlebug Spacer Plate A
Cricut Cuttlebug Replacement Cutting Plate B
Cricut Cuttlebug Thin Die Adaptor Plate C
Creative Dies Plus Stitched and Pierced Nesting Heart dies
MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX dies
Corrugated cardboard
white cardstock
Craft foam
Brayer
Golden Regular gel
Ranger Archival Ink Viridian
Liquitex Heavy body paint Medium Magenta
Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray Vibrant Turquoise
Palette
craft knife

close up of 5 ways with background dies video tutorial by Kim Dellow

making craft foam stamps and embellishments with background dies, a video tutorial by Kim Dellow

As always if you are inspired to make something using the techniques and ideas that I share then link me up in social media as I would love to see it. You can find links to all my feeds below or you can leave a comment here or on my YouTube channel.

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VIDEO: Art Journal Page With Patterned Paper And Brush Pen

Art Journal Page Video tutorial by Kim Dellow

Cast your mind back to two weeks ago… I shared an art journal page video called ‘Abstract Shapes Art Journal Page Tutorial’, yeah, I know I REALLY need to work on my titles! Well in that video I mentioned that I made a whole bunch of art journal pages on the same day. Do you remember?

Ok, don’t worry, it isn’t a test! I am sure you don’t remember, but I do and here is another one of those art journal pages from that day of filming. It’s a double spread art journal page using patterned paper and a brush pen and even though I did it on the same day as the Abstract shapes video and it has some elements in common with it, like the using pattern paper, cutting out shapes, using acrylic paint, the results are very different.

And that is the main reason why I wanted to remind you about that other video and link the two videos together: to share some inspiration for different ways you can use your same stash to get different results.

VIDEO: Art Journal Page With Patterned Paper And Brush Pen

Supplies


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Junk Journal
Liquitex Acrylic paint (heavy Body) Brilliant Yellow Green
Liquitex Acrylic paint (soft body) Cerulean Blue Hue
Daler Rowney Systems 3 Acrylic paint Titanium White
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste Black
Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)
Patterned paper (Studio Calico Brighten pier)
StencilGirl Loopy Ladders Stencil
punchinella
Palette
Palette knife
Tombow Fude pen (soft)
Mixing tin
plastic card scraper

side view of Art Journal Page. Video tutorial by Kim Dellow

Close up view of Art Journal Page. Video tutorial by Kim Dellow

I’ve shared a full view of the whole double spread in the video and also explained why I did the pages together, but if I missed anything, or you have some questions or tips on how you use your same stash to get different results in your art journal pages. I would love to hear, So leave me a comment either here or on my YouTube channel!

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VIDEO: Using Stencils With Watercolours in Your Art Journal Or Sketchbook

Sketchbook or art journaling with stencils and watercolour by Kim Dellow

My video share today is all about using stencils and watercolours. I really enjoy using watercolours with stencils and today’s video shares a fun technique you might want to try out. I’ve gone for a very stylised, almost illustrative look with my design today, because I am really loving that look at the moment, but you can adapt the techniques to other styles too and use them in your art journal or your sketchbook.

I’ve used two stencils from StencilGirl, the lovely feathers designed by Rae Missigman and matched them up with one of my own DIY stencils that I made based on a Moroccan tile design. I think the three designs work really well together, what do you think?

There are lots of tips in the video as well as how to correct mistakes with watercolours! Oops!

An illustrative-look watercolour and pen feather design made using stencils by Kim Dellow

VIDEO: Using Stencils With Watercolours in Your Art Journal Or Sketchbook

Hope you enjoy the video and as always if you are inspired to make something after seeing my work then let me know! Leave a note here or better still come over to my YouTube channel and leave me a comment, I could always do with the thumbs up and subscribes too! Thanks!

Supplies:

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Hand Book Journal Watercolour Natural Linen 5.25 x 8.25
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StencilGirl Imaginary Bird Feather Stencil and Mask
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StencilGirl Classic Feather Retake Stencil and Mask
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Stencil Card
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor Confections Set
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Prima Marketing DECADENT PIES Watercolor Confections Set
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS Watercolor Confections Watercolor Pans
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DA VINCI : NOVA SYNTHETIC HAIR BRUSH Round Size 4
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DA VINCI : COSMOTOP SPIN BRUSHES round Size 0
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uni-ball Pin Drawing Pens
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Frisk : Magic Watercolour Erasers Sponges
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More Ideas Using Watercolours and Stencils

I have some other techniques for using watercolour and stencils. Do you remember the textured and layered art journal page that I made using the products I designed for PaperArtsy? Well that page was started with a stencil and watercolour technique, one of my favourites actually.

Then there was a tutorial I wrote for Blitsy on how to make your on journaling cards using watercolours and stencils too. That was fun!

Click on the photos to see other tutorials using stencils and watercolours:

Click to see video on how to make a layered watercolour Art Journal pageClick through to tutorial on how to make your own watercolour journaling cards

So what is your favourite technique for using watercolours with stencils?

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VIDEO: Abstract Shapes Art Journal Page Tutorial

Abstract Art journal page from Kim Dellow with a process video tutorial

I’m happy to say that I have a video to share today. I know it has been a while since my last video due to my little break, but last Friday I spent a day filming videos, and so here we are! New video time!

So this week I am sharing my start to finish process on this abstract shapes art journal page with some thoughts on how I go about creating what I call organic art journal pages, or pages where I don’t have a plan or an idea in my head that I am working towards and I just let them develop how they want.

We’ve talked about this before here on my blog and I know some of you are more comfortable planning and some of you just like to let go. There is no right or wrong way to do it in my mind but I like to practice both and if you, like me are more comfortable with planning and want to break free and practice being more organic when it comes to art journaling then I have some tips in this week’s video from one planner to another, just for you!

VIDEO: Abstract Shapes Art Journal Page Tutorial



Supplies:


[There are some affiliate links in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself. Thanks for your support!]

Liquitex Heavy Body Professional Acrylic Color  (Cadmium Yellow, Brilliant Yellow Green, Medium Magenta, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Yellow Orange Azo)
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Daler Rowney System 3 250 ml Titanium White
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Golden – Regular Gel – Gloss
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Caran D’Ache NeoColor II Water Soluble Wax
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Junk Journal
Patterned paper
Scissors
Spray bottle (water)
Brush

close-up of the texture on the Abstract Art journal page from Kim Dellow with a process video tutorial

You can see the texture from the paint that was already on this page before I started in this close up picture above. I do love using acrylic paint to add this kind of texture.

So drop me a line if you have any questions or comments. Oh and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to see my videos as they go up. Catch you later.

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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?

Kim

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