Magazine articles, watercolor

VIDEO: Easy Watercoloring Technique For Working On Non-Watercolor Paper

 

You know that I love watercolors don’t you? But sometimes I don’t actually use them on watercolor paper. When I am making cards I tend to use a smooth, heavy weight, ordinary cardstock which is totally not a watercolor paper! But I love using it because it is a lovely bright white and you can get some really interesting effects, textures and looks using watercolors on it. So my video today gives you an easy watercoloring technique and some pointers on how to use your watercolors on non-watercolor paper and I hope it will encourage you to try the cardstocks that you probably already have in your stash.

It is the same technique that I used for my shaped-edge article in the latest issue of Papercraft Essentials, issue 160. So check that out if you want to see how to add shaped edges to your cardmaking techniques tool kit! Oh and there is a lovely free stamp and coordinating die set and an ink pad too on the cover of this one, so you probably really want to get the mag for that! The technique is just a bonus! ;D

 

VIDEO: Easy Watercoloring Technique For Working On Non-Watercolor Paper

 

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

Kuretake Gansia Tambi Paint
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Altenew Striped Florals
Buy from Altenew US (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Seven Hills Crafts UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black and Fern Green)
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

MISTI (Stamping tool)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Oyster Stamps UK
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Round brush Series 5580 size 2 and 6
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ranger Artist Brushes (I used the flat brush from this set)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Jackson’s Art Raven mop brush size 0
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Large Ceramic Palette with lid and decoration (If you wanted to treat yo self!)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Creative Stencils (I used Leaves)
Buy From CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Cutting board and craft knife

Sponge

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I hope that has inspired you to try the cardstock you have. By all means keep on using your watercolor paper! I love watercolor paper too but mastering how to use non-watercolor paper is just another technique to add to that arty tool kit!

For more ideas using watercolors try these videos.

Kim



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VIDEO: Mixed Media Mania Hop News and Magazine Articles Catch-Up

I thought I would just quickly put together a news catch-up video today. I will let you into a secret, I don’t do a lot of these types of videos, the more vlog – style to camera videos, as I find them quite hard to do! But I want to practice and get better at them so here is a little announcement about the Mixed Media Mania hop winner results and also I just thought I would get you all caught up with some of the magazines that I am in at the moment and give you a peek at the amazing free cover gifts that come with them too, because I know you like them! So I hope you enjoy my mini May 2018 art vlog. Don’t forget to scroll down for the links to the magazines and also to the hop winners announcement and other arty/ crafty bits and bobs that I mention in the video!

And more importantly a HUGE thank you for joining in with the hop, I hope you enjoyed it. I certainly did!  Carisa Zglobicki and DeeDee Catron put the whole thing together so a massive thank you to them for their hard work and to all the companies who gave a giveaway!

 

VIDEO: Mixed Media Mania Hop News and Magazine Articles Catch-Up

 

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

Creative Stamping 54
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

Creative Stamping 55
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

Die-cutting Essentials 35
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

Papercraft Essentials 158
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

Craft Stamper May 2018
Buy from EBAY UK (Ships to other countries)

Craft Stamper March 2018
Buy from Mags-UK (Ships Worldwide)

 

I hope that you enjoyed that magazine articles catch-up. Now if you are looking for the Mixed Media Mania hop winners visit Carisa’s blog or DeeDee’s blog.  And if you still want to soak up some of that hop inspiration then here is the full Mixed Media Mania Hop video playlist for you!

Here are the links for a few other things that I mentioned in my video: Do go visit Crafti Potentials YouTube channel! I have a full DIY Stamp carving demo on my channel and another video with my favourite DIY Stamp carving products if you missed it!

And also don’t forget the free extra project for Papercraft Essentials.

Kim



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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!)

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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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