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VIDEO: Saving Messy Art PLUS DIY Sticky Masks

Adding pen work to a gel print by Kim Dellow

I love messy art! I think it is totally part of the process and has so many important uses for us as artists. But I also know that messy art can be frustrating sometimes and we might end up feeling that we have gone too far and need to ditch the art or recycle it. 

If you have gone through this too then I have a piece and some ideas that will help you today. But also today I am sharing a DIY adhesive mask trick, so great if you don’t have the masking film I have been using in the last two videos. And I have a trick for bringing two completely different pieces together as if they were always meant to be together. 

Scroll on down for the supplies and a picture of the inside of the card!

 

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VIDEO: Saving Messy Art PLUS DIY Sticky Masks

 

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[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!]

——— S U P P L I E S ———  

Gelli Plate and other monoprinting plates (I’ve used the 10 x 8 inch Gelli Plate today)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridone Rose Light, Nickel Titan. Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green, Brilliant Blue)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (iridescent, DNYA, Green Blue, Blue Green, Green Yellow, iridescent Gold)…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Brayers
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide) 

I’ve used 290gsm (approx 130lb) from Card Blanks Direct (UK): 
Here are some alternatives:
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Printer paper (basic and light weight)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Washi or Masking tape

Scissors
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

Uni pin Fineline Marker pen Brush Nib
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

Daler-Rowney System 3 Brush (small flat brush)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

ShinHan Masking Film L500
Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 
Amazon: UK
Potential alternative (I’ve not used this but it looks like a similar product)…Buy from Amazon: US | CAN

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

 

The inside of the card by Kim Dellow, in pinks and blue

 

Don’t forget to catch up with the other double-sided mixed media cards, there are two one about resusing masking film and the first in the series called: ‘Can You Print On Both Sides?‘ 

If you are looking for more mixed media card making ideas then I have put together video a playlist just for you! 

 

Have a great creative day!  

Kim  

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VIDEO: More Gel Printing Ideas – Reuse Masking Film!

Yellow and green gel print with painted and pencil circles around a masked area.

Gel printing cards again this week and sticking with that double-sided card idea, if you missed it check last week’s post for the first card in this series. This week I found a couple of faces in the gel print design! So had to try and bring them out! But faces aren’t the only thing I thought I would try out this week. I thought I would see if I could stretch my stash and reuse an old piece of masking film, one I have used before. Will it still work?

 

Find out in the video and you can find a picture of the inside and the outside of this week’s double-sided card below. 

 

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VIDEO: More Gel Printing Ideas For Cards

 

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[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!]

——— S U P P L I E S ———

ShinHan Masking Film L500
Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 
Amazon: UK
Potential alternative (I’ve not used this but it looks like a similar product)…Buy from Amazon: US | CAN

Gelli Plate and other monoprinting plates (I’ve used the 10 x 8 inch Gelli Plate today)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Nickel Titan. Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green, Brilliant Blue)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (iridescent, DNYA, Green Blue, Blue Green, Green Yellow, iridescent Gold)…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Derwent Inktense Pencils
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

Brayers
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide) 

I’ve used 290gsm (approx 130lb) from Card Blanks Direct (UK): 
Here are some alternatives:
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Printer paper (basic and light weight)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Scissors
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

Daler-Rowney System 3 Brush (small flat brush)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) 

 

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

 

Yellow and green gel print with colored pencil drawn face doodles. Outside of a card.

Yellow and green gel print with colored pencil drawn face doodles. Inside of a card.

Don’t forget to watch last week’s card if you missed it and you can find the video on my YouTube channel. You can also find the video where I used this film with watercolors.

And also don’t forget that I have lots of mixed media art video inspiration over there to help you get creative!

 

Have lots of creating!  

Kim  

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VIDEO: How To Make Gel Printed Greeting Cards With A Difference – Card 1

A greeting card made with gel printing by Kim Dellow

 

I decided to get my gel plate out to make some gel printed greeting cards. But these are gel printed greeting cards with a difference! So if you are looking for something unique that adds that little extra special experience for the recipient of the card then have a go at some double sided printing! I know, right?! There is all that lovely space on a card we should use it!

Well, I show you how this week and I have three cards in total to share with you, but as the footage added up to 2 hours worth I decided to split the video into three! So this is part one today and then the next two gel printed greeting card inspiration will follow over the next couple of weeks, so don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you aren’t already and click the notification bell so you don’t miss when they go live. Each card turned out quite different so you are going to want to see them all!

 

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VIDEO: How To Make Gel Printed Greeting Cards With A Difference – Card 1

 

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[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!]

 

——— S U P P L I E S ———

Gelli Plate and other monoprinting gel plates (I’ve used the 10 x 8 inch Gelli Plate today)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Nickel Titan. Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Brilliant Blue)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (iridescent, DNYA, Green Blue, Blue Green, Green Yellow, iridescent Gold)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Brayers
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

I’ve used 290gsm (approx 130lb) from Card Blanks Direct (UK)
Here are some alternatives:
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Printer paper (basic and light weight)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Scissors
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler-Rowney System 3 Brush (small flat brush)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

side view of A greeting card made with gel printing by Kim Dellow

 

Now don’t forget that I have more card making videos and more gel printing technique videos to watch so have fun catching up with them too!

Have a great creative day!

Kim



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VIDEO: How To Make Small Scale Abstract Art For Cards – Part 3

Purple, blue and pink paint and doodle abstract art card made by Kim Dellow

 

It is here! My final project in my Small Scale Abstract Art series and this is a project that I have been calling either ‘purple’ or ‘swirl’ depending on what mood I am in! If you have missed the other two projects in this series then don’t forget to also watch the floral video and the ballpoint pen circles video to see how I did them all. But you can also see the projects all side by side at the end of this video today.

So you might remember that I mentioned that I was approaching my 10k subscriber milestone on YouTube in a recent video? And HUGE thank you everyone who has subscribed to my channel! Now that I am almost there will you help me pick a video to make to mark the occasion? I’ve got a poll running on YouTube or over on Patreon, so go check out the options and pick which one you would most like to see!

 

Support my work on Patreon and get behind the scenes, chats and exclusive videos! (Not sure what Patreon is then watch this short video explainer!)

 

VIDEO: How To Make Small Scale Abstract Art For Cards – Part 3

 

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WATCH ON YOUTUBE!

[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!]

 

——— S U P P L I E S ———

Daler-Rowney – Mixed Media Spiral Sketchpad (I use A3 and cut it down)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Kraft Card blanks (I had some generic card blanks but I know these papermania ones are nice too, but shop around as the prices vary widely. They are cheap here in the UK but can be expensive elsewhere!)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Permanent Blue Violet)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Expert Acrylic Paint (Indigo)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Molotow One4All Paint Pens (signal white 1mm)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Glass Dip Pen
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Winsor and Newton Indian ink (the Water-resistant one) (aka india ink/ Chinese ink/ China ink)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler-Rowney System 3 brush (flat brush)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic Brush
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

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

 

close up of the details of the paint and doodle abstract art card made by Kim Dellow

 

I hope that you enjoyed this small scale abstract art series and don’t forget to watch the first one and the second one in the series and whilst you are on YouTube let me know what video you would like me to make!

Kim



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VIDEO: More Small Scale Art For Cards – Part 2 – Paint A Flower

Watch Kim Dellow paint a flower using teal acrylic paint

It is the second part of my mini series making mini, or small scale art! And this week, I admit it is a little less abstract as I draw and paint a flower to make a small scale floral card. If you want to see the first in the series then pop back to last week’s post. Art series or working on a body of work that has a common theme is very much on my mind at the moment as I think it might be what I do more of this year. But I will tell you more in the video!

In the meantime you might want to take a closer look at the flower I painted for this small scale floral card and there is a close up picture at the bottom of this post. This is the third version of this flower. The first two versions where something that I did for my Patreons. It turned up first in the December Process addicts video and I liked it so much that I turned it into a digital art piece for all my Patreons to download as a thank you. Now it has turned up on this card! But I will tell you a bit more about that too in the video!

 

Support my work on Patreon and get behind the scenes, chats and exclusive videos! (Not sure what Patreon is then watch this short video explainer!)

 

VIDEO: How To Make Small Scale Abstract Art For Cards – Part 2

 

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WATCH ON YOUTUBE!

[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!]

 

——— S U P P L I E S ———

Daler-Rowney – Mixed Media Spiral Sketchpad (I use A3 and cut it down)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Kraft Card blanks (I had some generic card blanks but I know these papermania ones are nice too, but shop around as the prices vary widely. They are cheap here in the UK but can be expensive elsewhere!)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Turquoise Green, Nickel Titan. Yellow)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Expert Acrylic Paint (Indigo)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Molotow One4All Paint Pens (Vanilla Pastel 1.5mm)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler-Rowney System 3 brush (flat brush)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic Brush
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

 

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

 

close up of the paint a flower by Kim Dellow project in teals and yellow

 

Don’t forget to watch the first small scale art card video in this series if you missed it, see if you can start spotting the elements that make this a series!

And to catch up on the doodles check out my 2018 Inktober tours of my doodle sketchbook, it is in two parts so watch the first part then catch the second part here.

And if it is mixed media flower ideas you are hankering after then I have a playlist of floral goodness just for you!

 

Kim



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VIDEO: How To Make Small Scale Abstract Art For Cards – Part 1

A mini paint and pen abstract card project by Kim Dellow

 

Happy New Year! I hope you had a really lovely festive season and are ready for some New Year Inspiration as I have some small scale art inspiration for you today that is just perfect for making into cards. I think I am also in a bit of a looking back mood too, as you will hear in the video!

 

If you are one of my long term blog readers then you know that I started as a card maker. Can you believe that it is around 10 years or so that I started on that route? I can’t! And now, 10 years later, I am throwing paint around and sharing the results with you all! I know! It is funny where life leads you isn’t it?

So my video today is one abstract inspiration but I actually made three cards in this session and I am sure I will be sharing the rest later on my channel and elsewhere too!

 

Support my work on Patreon and get behind the scenes, chats and exclusive videos! (Not sure what Patreon is then watch this short video explainer!)

 

VIDEO: How To Make Small Scale Abstract Art For Cards – Part 1

 

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WATCH ON YOUTUBE!

[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!]

——— S U P P L I E S ———

Daler-Rowney – Mixed Media Spiral Sketchpad (I use A3 and cut it down)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Kraft Card blanks (I had some generic card blanks but I know these papermania ones are nice too, but shop around as the prices vary widely. They are cheap here in the UK but can be expensive elsewhere!)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Expert Acrylic Paint (Indigo)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (iridescent Gold)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Molotow One4All Paint Pens (Vanilla Pastel 1.5mm, Signal White 1mm)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ballpoint pens

Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic Brush
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

 

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

 

close-up of a A mini paint and pen abstract card project by Kim Dellow

 

Meanwhile, don’t forget that I have plenty of other creative inspiration on my channel for you! And I also have the abstract art card making video that I mention in today’s video on my channel in case you missed it!

And have you seen the card making video where I used gel printing to make the card?

 

Have fun with your small scale abstracts today and I am looking forward to some more painty sharings with you in 2019!

 

Kim



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VIDEO: How To Use Your Acrylic Skin Shape – Gel Print Card

 

If you saw my Wednesday Art video this week then you will know that I promised you a project idea for your acrylic skin shapes! Have you made one yet? Or is that today’s project? Well, if you have made your acrylic skin shape or you are about to make it then here is a project idea for using it and also some tips on how to attach it to your project too.  I only point this out because it isn’t always obvious how to actually stick the acrylic skin down as not everything will work, so watch the video and stick around to the end to find out more! Also in this video today I have some gel printing for you as I know how much you love it!

The supplies I have used are listed below and of course there is a close-up photo of the project too!

 

For more art tutorials, process shares, techniques, behind the scenes and product insights come and join my Patreon family!

 

VIDEO: How To Use Your Acrylic Skin Shape – Gel Print Card

 

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[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!]

 

——— S U P P L I E S ———

DIY Acrylic Paint Skin Shape

Gel Press and other monoprinting plates (I’ve used the 6×6 inch Gel Press today)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green, Paynes Grey)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Brayers
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Fabriano Accademia Paper is great for printing as it is cheaper but if you can’t find it then try other student art or drawing paper. You can also use the Strathmore Printmaking paper but it is more expensive.
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

I’ve used 290gsm (approx 130lb) cardstock and card blanks from Card Blanks Direct (UK):
Here are some alternatives:
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Palette knives
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

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

 

 

If you haven’t made your own acrylic skin shape then you can watch how to make one in my Acrylic Paint Skin Shapes video!

And then there are some more gel printing techniques for you and I have put them in a gel printing playlist – enjoy!

 

Thanks for watching and don’t forget to let me know if you want more videos on this subject!

Have a wonderful creative day.

Kim



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VIDEO: How To Use Heat Embossing On Fabric – Mixed Media Techniques

 

Sometimes you try heat embossing on fabric and it just lets it you down. Has this happened to you? You stamp and add you embossing powder and all is going well but when you heat set the powder it just doesn’t work! Well, if this has happened to you, and you have difficulty heat embossing on fabric, then I have an easy hack that will help! And it will open up a whole lot of creative fun for using heat embossing on fabric in your art journals, mixed media projects and cardmaking too, so try it out!

I have listed everything I have used today below and you will find some project inspiration at the bottom of the page too!

 

VIDEO: How To Heat Emboss On Fabric – Mixed Media Technique

 

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[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!]

——— S U P P L I E S ———

Prima Marketing Finnabair Rust and Dust stamp set
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Embossing ink e.g. VersaMark Ink
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Heat Tool
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Embossing Powder (I’ve used WOW! Rose Gold, Florida Sunset, Fluorescent Yellow, Gold Pearl, Earthtone Mint)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Fabric: Denim, Calico (or Muslin)

Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Matte Medium
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
…Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Palette knives
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

 

Click to learn how to make a Mixed Media wearable cuff

 

To see how I made the the fabric cuff visit the step by step photo blog post I wrote for Blitsy. Can you tell it was a cold day that I took that photo?!

Have fun with your next heat embossing on fabric project!

Kim



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VIDEO: 5 Ways With Embossing Folders

 

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

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

 

VIDEO: 5 Ways With Embossing Folders

 

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[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!]

——— S U P P L I E S ———

Embossing folders (I used: Sizzix – Candy Hearts, Chevron Texture, Party Time Dots. Kaisercraft – Streamers)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

Printer paper (basic and light weight)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Drawing paper 120 gsm/ 75lb
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Cardstock 290gsm (approx 130lb)
Buy from Card Blanks Direct UK
Here are some alternatives:
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Derwent Inktense blocks
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Inscribe Oil Pastels
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Cuttlebug Die-cutting machine
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Brayers
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
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Crayola Crayon (wax)
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Household wax candle
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Permanent Violet Dark)
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Spreader
Brush

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

 

 

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

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

 

See you back here on Friday for the video hop!

Kim



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VIDEO: How to Gel Print On Cards

How to gel print on card blanks Blog title

 

I’ve got my gel plate out again and I’m sharing a simple gel print technique for printing directly on card blanks so if you are looking for a gorgeous, professional looking printed card blank then try this! I am quite enjoying the weathered wallpaper look that I’ve been getting using a Damask-style stencil with my gel print but this techniques works for all sorts of looks so have a play.

I’ve used a heavy weight cardstock card blank for my gel print video today and I’ve listed what I’ve used in the supplies list below the video. But try out what you have in your stash and see how it works with the paint you want to use. And don’t forget to check the close-up photo of one of the cards at the bottom of this blog post.

 

VIDEO: How to Gel Print On Cards

 

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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 (Turquoise Green, Pyrrole Red Quinacridonerose Light)
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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (irridescent, DNYA, Blue Green, Gold)
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Card blanks
I’ve used 290gsm (approx 130lb) from Card Blanks Direct (UK)
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Prima Marketing Stencil 6-Inch x 6-Inch-Flourish
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Hexagon Panel Die
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Masking tape (I used Washi Tape)
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Brayers
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Printer paper (basic and light weight)
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You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

How to gel print on card blanks close-up

 

As I mentioned in this video I do have other gel print videos so if you are new to printing with gel plates like the Gelli plate or the Gel Press, or others that are on the market, then try my ‘Quick Gelli Plate Printed Papers’ video. For more techniques with an easy masking method watch my ‘How to Use a Gel Plate To Build Layers’ video. And if you want to binge watch everything I have on the gel print so far then I have a ‘Gel Print Projects and Techniques’ playlist just for you!

I would love to know how you get on with your card blank gel print session so don’t forget to tag me in on social media so that I can come and take a look and all of my links are below.

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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!

Kim



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