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VIDEO: 4 Last Minute Christmas Cards From Recycled Packaging

Last minute Christmas cards from recycled packaging. Video by Kim Dellow

 

Ok, so you are tired of hearing it, but we don’t have long to go before Christmas and I don’t know about you but I am totally behind with all my Christmas jobs! So today I have a video to help you out with some ideas for making those last minute Christmas cards and all you need is some old packaging and a few bits and bobs that you probably already have in your stash or around the house.

You won’t even need to buy any new stamps or stencils for this one! It is that last minute friendly! Grab your favourite glue, (obviously everyone has a favourite glue!) scissors, paints, packaging and some cardstock or card blanks and you are good to go! As always the full list is below the video so just scroll down!

 

VIDEO: 4 Last Minute Christmas Cards From Recycled Packaging

 

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Cardboard and tissue paper from packaging

Liquitex basics Acrylic paint
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(the gold was from a high street newsagents, I’m not even sure if they still make it, but you can find gold acrylic paint from lots of brands)

Brushes
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String
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Card blanks (white and kraft options)
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Double sided adhesive tape
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Glues
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I use Golden regular gel as my glue (see this video for more details)
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We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile (hole punch)
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Fiskars Trimmer
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Close-up of the Last minute Christmas cards from recycled packaging. Video by Kim Dellow

 

The freehand drawing circles tips and tricks video that I mentioned was the from Fine-Art Tips and is well worth watching as there are three really useful hacks. And whilst you are at it you might want to watch my recent DIY gift wrap set video using Gelli papers, if you missed it.

Have fun and let me know how your Christmas planning is going, I will be very jealous if you have everything sorted already!

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VIDEO: My Favourite DIY Stamp Carving Materials Ready For Carve December

My favourite DIY stamp carving materials with a video by Kim Dellow

You know when you finish a project and you have lots of other ideas but you just can’t seem to pick one and run with it? Well, that was me! After finishing my Gelli Prints Project series I was looking for a new focus for my video today and thanks to the lovely Tania Ahmed I think I might have found it! DIY Stamp Carving is back on the agenda particularly as Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s Carve December challenge is about to start!

So check out the video and let me know which of these products are your favourites and if you will be joining in with Carve December this year. As always the full list of the products are below the video and scroll down to see the results from the stamp I carved.

Oh and if you were wondering how to join in the stamp carving without having any of the products to hand, then I have a fun, cheap alternative you can try!

VIDEO: My Favourite DIY Stamp Carving Materials Ready For Carve December

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Speedball Speedy Carve
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Speedball Speedy Cut
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EssDee Mastercut
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Softcut Lino
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White erasers
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Lino Cutting tools
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Safety Hand Guard (optional)
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Lino Bench Hook (optional)
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Craft knife
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Acrylic paint (any)
Sponge (any)
Ink pad (any)
Spare paper
Spare fabric
Carrot!

Close up of a stamp carved in Easy Carve for My Favourite DIY Stamp Carving Materials video by Kim Dellow

So here are the links to the people I mentioned in the video:

Find Julie Fei-Fan Balzer here:
CarveDecember
YouTube channel
Instagram

And Tania Ahmed here:
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And don’t forget to let me know what you will be carving next!

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VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #5: DIY Holiday Season Gift Wrap Set

Gelli Prints Project #5: DIY Holiday Season Gift Wrap Set with a video by Kim Dellow

My Holiday Gift Guide supporting Etsy artists blog post on Friday has left me feeling all Christmassy! So how do you fancy a bespoke Holiday season gift wrap set using your gelli prints to add that extra special touch to your Christmas presents this year? It’s the final episode in my Gelli Prints Project video series and a perfect way to make good use of those monoprints.

 And I know that we are all time-poor, especially in the run up to the day itself, so it is a very easy set of projects that you can make in bulk too if you need to. Enjoy the video and as always the supply list is below along with the links to all the other Gelli Print videos in the series and a close up photo of one of the projects.

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #5: DIY Holiday Season Gift Wrap Set

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Fabriano Accademia A3 120gsm
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Golden Regular Gel Medium
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Old plastic gift card or credit card
Gift box
Pencil
Sentiment Stamp
3D foam pads

String
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Scissors
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Kraft cardstock
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WRMK Crop-a-dile Hole punch
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Fiskars Trimmer
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Cutting mat
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Metal ruler – long
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Craft Knife
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Small ball embossing tool
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MISTI Stamping tool
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Ranger Archival Jet black ink
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My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX dies
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Cuttlebug die-cutting machine
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Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
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Clsoe up of the card from Gelli Prints Project #5: DIY Holiday Season Gift Wrap Set with a video by Kim Dellow

——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Try out Project #1 with a technique for turning your drawings into mixed media collage.

Project #2 was all about using gelli prints to make botanical art, watch it here.

Project #3 use your gelli prints to make cute envelopes with colour on the inside and outside. PLUS there is a free template too!

Project #4 scan your gelli prints and use them to add printed elements in a hybrid art journal page.

Haven’t got a gelli plate? Don’t worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.

Hope you have enjoyed the Gelli Prints Project series and that you are buzzing with even more ideas for using those gelli prints, because I know you aren’t hording them right? For that perfect project? Nope, you are using them all up and I am glad to hear it!

Enjoy using your monoprints!
Kim



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Holiday Gift Guide Supporting Etsy Artists 2017

Holiday Gift Guide Supporting Etsy Artists 2017

I’m a huge fan of artists and makers, well of course I am and I know that you are too! And there are so many talented people on Etsy that I admire and love. So I thought I would put together this Holiday Season Christmas Gift Guide (wishlist!) of potential gift ideas to inspire you to take a look and perhaps support some of your favourite artists and makers on Etsy when you do your gift shopping this year.

So in no particular order lets get started! Click on the thumbnail to see the art itself on Etsy and to learn more about the artists.

[There are some affiliate links  buy valium 10 mg online in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself, but it really does help. Thanks for your support!]



MirDinara - Castle art print on Etsy
1. MirDinara – Castle
Viktoria Astrom - Warrior Hedgehog Stamped print on Etsy
2. Viktoria Astrom – Warrior Hedgehog
ShopMissElla - Cat doll and hedgehog on Etsy
3. Shop Miss Ella – Cat doll
Jane Ormes - Rabbit Freaking out art print on Etsy
4. Jane Ormes – Rabbit Freaking out
Emma Block - Alice Through the Looking Glass Art print on Etsy
5. Emma Block – Alice Through the Looking Glass
Cathy Connolley - Hilltop Village art print on Etsy
6. Cathy Connolley – Hilltop Village
Viktoria Astrom - Stormy Seas 2 art print on Etsy
7. Viktoria Astrom – Stormy Seas 2
Emma Block - Lisbon Pink House art print on Etsy
8. Emma Block- Lisbon Pink House
Lisa Congdon - Landscape Study art print on Etsy
9. Lisa Congdon – Landscape Study
Shop Miss Ella - Cat Cushion plushie on Etsy
10. Shop Miss Ella – Cat Cushion

They are some of my current favourite artists and makers on Etsy, but I would love to hear who yours are as I love discovering new, talented artists and makers. So leave me a comment below with a link to who is on your Holiday Gift Guide wishlist this year.

Don’t be afraid to list your own Etsy shop too if you have one!

Kim



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VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #4: Digital Gelli Prints and Hybrid Art Journal Page

Digital Gelli Prints and Hybrid Art Journal Page with a film by Kim Dellow

I’m guessing that you are like me and like to make the most out of the art that you make don’t you? I mean there is just so much you can do with it and I’ve shared ideas before like the blog post about turning your art journal pages into soft furnishings for your home or the one about making personalised stocking filler gifts (perfect for this time of year *wink *wink!). Well, as part of my Gelli Prints Project series I thought I would stretch the use of my monoprints and do a hybrid art journal page.

So today we are going partly digital and using some of my digital stamps from my Etsy shop with some digitalised gelli print papers as the focal point to a painted art journal page. So I have tips on how to scan your monoprints, how to add digital stamps to them in Photoshop Elements and also how to make a quick textured background with heavy body acrylic paint.

So a lot of subjects covered in my video today! Scroll down to find all the supplies plus a close-up of the finished art journal page.

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #4: Digital Gelli Prints and Hybrid Art Journal Page

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Scanner/ Printer (I’m using the Epson XP 625 this is an old model, I’ve linked to newer models in this range, but I’ve not used them myself)
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Photoshop Elements (I’m using 10 which as an older version, I’ve linked to the newer versions, but I’ve not used them myself)
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Floral Digital stamps
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The two papers I currently use for personal art/craft printing projects:
Ryman Card A4 160gsm (White)
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Crafter’s Companion Satin Finish Printer Paper 100gsm
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Strathmore Mixed media Journal
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Liquitex Heavy body Acrylic paint (red, yellow, white)
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Lettering stencil
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Palette knives
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Scissors

Gelli prints make you own or
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Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
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close-up of Digital Gelli Prints and Hybrid Art Journal Page with a film by Kim Dellow

——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Try out Project #1 with a technique for turning your drawings into mixed media collage.

Project #2 was all about using gelli prints to make botanical art.

Project #3 use your gelli prints to make cute envelopes with colour on the inside and outside. PLUS there is a free template too!

Project #5 use your gelli prints to make a cute coordinated present wrap gift set (perfect for Christmas btw!).

Haven’t got a gelli plate? Don’t worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.

 

I’m really interested to know how much hybrid work you include in your art and craft practice. So let me know if you use software and apps and which ones you use, also what do you make with them? Thanks guys!

Catch you all later!

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Inside view of the Colouring Card blanks article by Kim Dellow in Papercraft Essentials Issue 153

[Photo credit: Practical Publishing International]

 

I’ve a double shout-out for you today! First of all I thought I would let you know that I have a stash stretcher article out in this month’s issue of Papercraft Essentials (Issue 153). It is full of ideas on how to make your own coloured card blanks, all you need is some white cardstock, some inks, like Distress Oxides or even some pencils and pens will do the job! And you will find all my favourite techniques plus tips on how to do it in the magazine.

My second shout-out is some sale news! If you are looking to grab a bargain then now might be the time to do it! CraftStash have some super offers for you this week as part of their Black Friday sale. Starting with their offer today of 20% off all Altenew Stamps and Inks.

It only lasts until 11.59 pm UK time then tomorrow there is a new deal, so if you want some new Altenew get it now! I have my eye on that Happy Dreams stamp set, it’s totally on my wishlist!

 

Happy Dreams Altenew stamp set (On Kim Dellow' wishlist!)

[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, but it really does help. Thanks for your support!]

And whilst you are over at CraftStash you can get your hands on Papercraft Essentials Issue 153 if you haven’t got it already. This issue comes with a lovely Mandala stencil and super useful sentiment stamp set plus there is also a 52 page supplement featuring the All Occasions Collection and if you buy this issue at CraftStash you also get 10% off the All Occasions Collection just use the code: PE153AO10 at the checkout.

Papercraft Essentials Issue 153 with a stash stretcher article by Kim Dellow

 

Anyway I just thought you would want to know!

Have a fun Monday.

Kim

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VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes

Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes, with a video by Kim Dellow

I’ve got another idea for using up your Gelli prints plus a super simple monoprinting technique AND a free template too! All in today’s video! I know! You didn’t expect that when you sat down to catch up with your blogs this morning did you?

So I have a little bit of a small envelope addiction, I think it might just be part of my whole issue with stationery. The issue being that I just can’t get enough of it! Nope, there is no shortage of pens in this house, although can I find the one pen I want to use at any one time? ERr No! But that is another issue entirely. Today, let’s focus on envelopes and monoprinting! (It has been a long week, can you tell?!).

I made these little envelopes, they are just slightly bigger than a gift card size, or small secret note size, and perfect for all sorts of projects and I have a few suggestions for you in my video. You will also find out how to get hold of the template to if you watch to the end!

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes

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***FREE Envelope Template***

Craft Knife
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Metal Ruler
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Cutting mat
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Pencil 2B
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Small ball embossing tool
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Creative Dies Plus Stitched & Pierced Nesting Stars die set
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Paperartsy Butterfly stamp
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Paperartsy Stencils
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Tweezers
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Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
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close-up Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes, with a video by Kim Dellow

——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Try out Project #1 with a technique for turning your drawings into mixed media collage.

Project #2 was all about using gelli prints to make botanical art.

Project #4 scan your gelli prints and use them to add printed elements in a hybrid art journal page.

Project #5 use your gelli prints to make a cute coordinated present wrap gift set (perfect for Christmas btw!).

Haven’t got a gelli plate? Don’t worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.

 

Don’t forget to get your ***FREE Envelope Template***  to make some keepsake envelopes for your next project! I’m looking forward to hearing and seeing what you make, or plan to make, with them, so let me know or tag me in on social media!

Kim



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VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #2: Mixed Media Botanical

Gelli prints project #2: Mixed media botanical art with a video by Kim Dellow

Are you ready for project number 2 in my series on Gelli Prints and how to use them? I hope so because here it is and today I’ve turned one of my gelli printed papers from that first video into some botanical art for my wall. You will find the full process in the video plus you get to meet my model, Boston, for this week’s sketch too! And before you ask, yes, all the plants in my home do have a name!

I am pleased that you can still see the texture on that gelli print paper under the background, scroll down to get a closer look at the details. Now I’ve decorated a canvas board for this piece but you can easily use these techniques in your art journal or turn it into a card too. So what will you make?

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #2: Mixed Media Botanical

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Canvas board 5″ x 7″
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Craft Knife
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Metal Ruler
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Cutting mat
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Pencil 2B
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Daler Rowney System 3 Titanium White Acrylic paint
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Liquitex acrylic paint (Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue but any yellow will do)
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Golden acrylic Paint (Pyrrole Red but any red will do)
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Pro Arte Acrylix Round 202 size 2/0 and 2
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Pro Arte Acrylix Flat 204 size 2
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Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
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close up of Gelli prints project #2: Mixed media botanical art with a video by Kim Dellow

——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Try out Project #1 with a technique for turning your drawings into mixed media collage.

Project #3 use your gelli prints to make cute envelopes with colour on the inside and outside. PLUS there is a free template too!

Project #4 scan your gelli prints and use them to add printed elements in a hybrid art journal page.

Project #5 use your gelli prints to make a cute coordinated present wrap gift set (perfect for Christmas btw!).

Haven’t got a gelli plate? Don’t worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.

 

I will be back on Sunday with Project #3, see you then!

Kim



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VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch

Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch, a video by Kim Dellow

As promised I am back with a project idea for using the Gelli prints I made in my last video. I thought it would be fun to use them to turn one of my Inktober sketches into a mixed media project. So I’m sharing my process for transforming this ink sketch into a mixed media collage.

I’ve got a bit of a fixation on these little houses on hill scenes that I’ve been drawing recently, so it was fun to use it as the inspiration for this project and to see what else I could do with it. And I hope that it inspires you to take one of your recent sketches and see what you can turn it into!

Enjoy the video and as always the supply list is below. If you missed the video on how I made the gelli prints then scroll down to my last blog post or swing on by YouTube channel to watch my Quick Gelli Plate Printed Papers video.

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

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Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils
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Faber-Castell Pencil Sharpener
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Scissors
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Pencil
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Printer paper
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Round Brush Pro Arte Connoisseur 100 size 3
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Close up of Gelli Prints Project #1 a little house on a hill with a tree, a video by Kim Dellow

——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Project #2 was all about using gelli prints to make botanical art.

Project #3 use your gelli prints to make cute envelopes with colour on the inside and outside. PLUS there is a free template too!

Project #4 scan your gelli prints and use them to add printed elements in a hybrid art journal page.

Project #5 use your gelli prints to make a cute coordinated present wrap gift set (perfect for Christmas btw!).

Haven’t got a gelli plate? Don’t worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.

 

But the question is, what should I now do with this little scene now? I could turn it into a greeting card, or perhaps it would make a good art journal element, or maybe I should leave it as a stand alone piece? What do you think I should do with it? I would love to know so leave a comment below!

Kim

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VIDEO: Quick Gelli Plate Printed Papers

Quick Gelli Plate printed paper from a video by Kim Dellow

A quick video today with a quick look at some quick Gelli Plate printed papers! I have some mixed media projects planned and they need some colourful papers, so what better way to make them than to get my Gelli plate out and do some monoprinting?! So that is what I did and I filmed some tips on using Gelli plates with heavy body acrylic paints because that is what I am using today!

If you haven’t got a Gelli plate, or one of the other synthetic gel-based monoprinting plates on the market, then don’t forget that I do have a blog post all about how to make a gelatin plate. Some of the techniques I share in today’s video are specific for the synthetic plates but you will still pick up some great techniques for using on your DIY plate too!

As always the supplies are all listed below the video and you can find a close up of some of the papers too! Let me know if you have any questions.

VIDEO: Quick Gelli Plate Printed Papers

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Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
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Sennelier Abstract Acrylic paint
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System 3 Acrylic paint Titanium White
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Fabriano Accademia Paper is great for this 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 Embroidery canvas
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Brayers
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Palette knives
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Plastic palette

Stencils and mark markers

 

Close-up of quick Gelli Plate printed paper from a video by Kim Dellow

——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Try out Project #1 with a technique for turning your drawings into mixed media collage.

Project #2 was all about using gelli prints to make botanical art.

Project #3 use your gelli prints to make cute envelopes with colour on the inside and outside. PLUS there is a free template too!

Project #4 scan your gelli prints and use them to add printed elements in a hybrid art journal page.

Project #5 use your gelli prints to make a cute coordinated present wrap gift set (perfect for Christmas btw!).

Haven’t got a gelli plate? Don’t worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.

 

So I’m super excited to show you what I used these papers for but you will need to wait until Sunday to see that, mainly because I haven’t edited the video yet!

Have fun with your printing!

Kim



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VIDEO: Sketchbook Tour and mini vlog – Inktober 2017

A Sketchbook tour for my inktober 2017 projects, video by Kim Dellow

Did you enjoy Inktober? Perhaps you joined in over on instagram or just enjoyed watching the art that was being produced by your favourite artist day after day through October? As many of you know I joined in too, in my small way, with this worldwide challenge started by Jake Parker and shared a daily ink sketch over on instagram. I wasn’t sure if I was going to manage to keep going the whole month because, well it is hard isn’t it?

So it was a surprise to me to get to the end of October without missing a day and well, yes it wasn’t like I was sharing some of the more complex inking that many of the amazing artist do but I was still pleased with what I accomplished. So today, as requested by you guys, I have a tour video of my Inktober 2017 sketchbook with all the good days and bad days and the scribbles in between!

Scroll down for everything I used over the month and for my Inktober 2017 learning points too!

VIDEO: Sketchbook Tour: Inktober 2017 

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Flying Tiger notebook

UniPin Pens
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Ecoline pens
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Tombow brush pen (hard tip)
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Papermate felt-tip pens
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Schneider Topliner pens (colour fineline markers)
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Prismacolor Pencils
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Faber-Castell Polychromos
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Winsor and Newton black indian ink (water resistant)
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Liquitex Acrylic Ink Muted Collection (Muted Pink and Muted Green)
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Krylon Leafing pen
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lemon sketches from my sketchbook tour for my inktober 2017 projects, video by Kim Dellow



Some of my learning points from Inktober? 

  • Well I definitely see some styles in my work coming through that I return to again and again.
  •  Keeping going and posting is better than aiming for perfection, but this is a hard balance as you still have to remember that it represents you and maybe the only thing people see of your work before deciding if they want to see more or move on. 
  • What I think will be popular on Instagram is totally different to what actually is popular on Instagram ?

If you have any learning points from Inktober, as a participant or a watcher, then please do share in the comments below!

To see the other videos I mention in today’s video click on the links below:

Meadow flowers on Yupo video

Floral and leaf on watercolor design video

Inktober video share with ink washes

For the drawing exercise I talk about in the video read my Sketching Exercise blog post.

And if you want to have a look back over the mixed media face drawing weekly work sharing area then visit – Show Your Face.

Have a super creative Sunday.

Kim

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