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VIDEO: 5 MORE Ways With Embossing Folders

 

Are you looking for some more ways with embossing folders? Some ideas you can use to get the most out of them, and some where you don’t even need a die-cutting machine? Well, following on from my 5 Ways With Embossing Folders video I have got 5 More Ways With Embossing Folders for you today! I hope you have alot of fun with them. These are great for all sorts of projects from mixed media to cardmaking.

You might want to save the ‘5 More Ways With Embossing Folders’ video on YouTube as underneath it, in the description, I’ve put direct links to each technique so that you can find them easily again when you refer back to the video. I’ve done the same to the first 5 Ways With Embossing Folders video too!

And at the bottom of today’s post is a close up of the results of some of the techniques from today.

 

VIDEO: 5 MORE Ways With Embossing Folders

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Embossing folders (I used: Sizzix – Candy Hearts, Chevron Texture, Party Time Dots)
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Buy from CraftStash 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)

Embossing Powder (I’ve used WOW! Earthtone Mint, Earthtone Olive)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pyrrole Red)
…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)

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)

Ranger Distress Oxides (Fossilized Amber, Broken China)
…Buy from Amazon:  UK | US | CAN
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Air drying Clay (I used Das)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Bakable clay (I used Fimo)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

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

Craft Foam
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Acrylic Blocks
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Creative Dies Nested Hexagons
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)

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

 

 

As I said in the video I still have a lot more techniques to share with you so keep your eye out for the next in my ‘5 Ways With Embossing Folders’ video series!

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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——— 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: 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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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Gel Press and other monoprinting plates (I’ve used the 5×7 Gel Press today)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Turquoise Green, Pyrrole Red Quinacridonerose Light)
…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 (irridescent, DNYA, Blue Green, Gold)
…Buy from Amazon:  UK | US | CAN

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

Prima Marketing Stencil 6-Inch x 6-Inch-Flourish
…Buy from Amazon:  UK | US | CAN

Hexagon Panel Die
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

Masking tape (I used Washi Tape)
…Buy from Amazon:  UK | US | CAN
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

 

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.

Kim



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VIDEO: Simple Mask And Heat Embossing Technique – Art Journal Page

Simple Mask And Heat Embossing Technique art journal page

 

I’ve got a fun heat embossing technique for you today. It is so simple that you will wonder why you don’t use it with your heat embossing all of the time! It is a really great way to stretch your stash and make more out of your stamps, particularly your background stamps, texture stamps or pattern stamps. With this really simple technique you can make something unique to you but with still using something that everyone can buy!

For my demo of this technique I have made an art journal page but this simple mask and heat embossing technique can be used in your card making, painting and mixed media projects too. So I hope you have lots of fun with it and don’t forget that the products I have used are listed below the video and there is also a close-up photo of the finished page below too!

 

VIDEO: Simple Mask And Heat Embossing Technique – Art Journal Page

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Creative Stamps Background collection (I used Halftone Spots)
Buy From CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridonerose Light)
…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)

Brilliant Gold Holbein Gouache Paint
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint (Baltic Blue, Buff)
Buy from PaperArtsy UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Amazon UK

Embossing Powder (I used WOW! Florida Sunset and Earthtone Blueberry)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Embossing ink e.g. VersaMark Ink
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from CraftStash UK

Round brushes size 6
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Heat Tool
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Antistatic powder
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from CraftStash UK (ships worldwide)

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

Other bits and pieces you will need:

Punchinella
Paint spreader like a plastic card
Palette
Pencil
craft knife
cutting board
kitchen towel

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

 

close-up of the Simple Mask And Heat Embossing Technique art journal page

Now if you want some help or ideas for using your MISTI, or other positioning tool, with your art journaling then I have a couple of videos showing you how I use it. One is the dragonfly art journal page and the other is the rainbow butterfly page.  And I have another heat embossing technique to share also in the dragonfly art journal page video.

I really love this simple mask technique and you have seen me use it before like when I used it with paint to make an easy abstract art journal page. So I hope this heat embossing technique today gives you some more ideas on how to use simple masks! Let me know how you plan to use it next!

 

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VIDEO: How To Use Inks – 10 Ideas For Using Acrylic Inks

various ideas for using acrylic ink

 

Inks are great aren’t they? I mean I use a lot of acrylic paint but I do love using acrylic inks too. I love drawing with them but they are fabulous for all sorts of techniques and mark making, so I thought it would be fun to share some ideas for how to get the most out of your inks. Now I am using acrylic inks here but you can easily use other inks, drawing inks and even liquid watercolors instead in a lot of the techniques that I am sharing today.

So have a play and let me know which techniques you love and are going to try out next! Oh and let me know what inks of fluid colors you are enjoying using at the moment! And don’t forget to scroll down to see the close-up a texture from one of the techniques I use in this video.

 

VIDEO: How To Use Inks – 10 Ideas For Using Acrylic Inks

 

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Liquitex Acrylic Inks (I was using the Muted Collection colors)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (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)

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

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

Dip pen / nib holder
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Punchinella
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US

Alternative to Punchinella:
The Crafter’s Workshop Punchinella Stencil
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Da Vinci Cosmotop Pointed mop brush 488 series
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

sponge or foam
piece of plastic for ink palette
string
scissors
copy paper
low tack tape (e.g. Washi tape)
bubble wrap

Find my favourite art supplies here.

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

 

close-up of various ideas for using acrylic ink

 

Don’t forget to watch my 5 Ways With Background Dies video to see how to customise your brayers.

And if you are looking for a simple technique for making galaxy art then try my How To Paint The Galaxy With Watercolors tutorial on the Blitsy blog.

Now that I have all these different textured and coloured papers I need to think of a project to use them on!

Kim

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VIDEO: Mermaid Markers Technique – Mixed Media Resists

Mermaid Markers Technique - Mixed Media Resists Video by Kim Dellow

 

Back by popular demand is another technique for you to try using your Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers! You might remember the video where I shared a fun technique using the Mermaid Markers with stencils? Well you asked for some more techniques, so here you go! The video is all about resists and I have five products that you can make resists with and then try them with your Mermaid Markers.

But don’t worry if you don’t have these pens as many of these resists will also work with watercolor paints, dyes, other brush pens and a whole host of water-based products, so give them a try and see what effects you can get.

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VIDEO: Mermaid Markers Technique – Mixed Media Resists

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Faber-Castell Mixed Media paper
Buy from Amazon UK
US alternatives: Daler-Rowney or Strathmore Mixed Media
CAN Alternative: Strathmore and Canson

The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Pebble Tied Balzer Designs
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Zig Waterbrush
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Plastic Card

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

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

Crayola Crayon (wax)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Household wax candle
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

China Marker (water-resistant variety)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

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

 

Close-up of Mermaid Markers Technique - Mixed Media Resists Video by Kim Dellow

I’m looking forward to seeing your ir-resist-able projects! Sorry I just had to get a pun in. I’ve been biting my tongue! It just had to come out somewhere!

Have fun playing.

Kim



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VIDEO: Testing Iridescent Acrylic Paint – Flourish Flower Art Journal Page

VIDEO: Testing Iridescent Acrylic Paint - Flourish Flower Art Journal Page by Kim Dellow

 

I’m testing out some acrylic paints today and sharing how I test out new paint. The paints under the arty microscope in my video are the Pebeo Studio DYNA Iridescent acrylic paints, now these aren’t new paints, they have been around for a while but they are new to me and I’m just giving them a test drive to see how they work. But I would love to hear about your experiences with them if you have tried them.

I’m also sharing a couple of other things that I am also testing out today, a technique and a style, so I hope you enjoy watching the process. As always the products that I have used are listed below the video plus there is a close-up photo of the finished project too.

 

VIDEO: Testing Iridescent Acrylic Paint – Flourish Flower Art Journal Page

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Pebeo Studio Acrylic Paint, Iridescent DYNA (blue-green, green-yellow, orange-yellow, violet-blue)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Sennelier Abstract Acrylic (purple)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Palette Knife
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler And Rowney System 3 acrylic paint (Titanium white)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Galeria Winsor & Newton Pain Tube (Payne’s Grey)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

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

Plastic card for spreading
piece of plastic for palatte
cardboard inner tube
bubble wrap
Large Gelato stick, lid tops will do as well

 

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

 

Close-up of the texture and color from the Flourish Flower Art Journal Page by Kim Dellow

 

They are so shiny! Oh and look what I found whilst I was uploading this video to YouTube…it’s an amazing paint pouring video from the Debs At Acrylic Pouring Channel using the Pebeo iridescent acrylic paint. Yum results!  I keep meaning to try out paint pouring but still haven’t given it a go. Have you tried it yet? Got any favourite videos or tips you would like to share about paint pouring?

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VIDEO: Using Embossing Powder With Stencils

VIDEO: Mixed Media Technique - Using Embossing Powders With Stencils by Kim Dellow

 

I’m back today with a technique for using embossing powder with stencils. But I am not just using one embossing powder, oh no, that would be too easy! I am going to use three and I’ve got the whole process for you in my video today. It is a great technique for your mixed media, art journaling and even your card making too so have fun trying out this embossing powder with stencils technique!

Now, I’m using some lovely free gifts that I got from magazines for my make today. So hopefully this will give you some ideas for how to use them if you have them, or a heads-up if you haven’t and you want to get them! There might also be a shameless plug for one of my recent articles too! Oops!

I’m using the Dragonfly Dreams Die and Stamp set from Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue 171 and the Hexagon Stencil from Apple Blossom Magazine and kit issue 2 and you can find both of these over at Craft Stash (they ship worldwide!) and I’ve put direct links to each of the magazines in the supplies list below.

Remember, there are close-up pictures of the project at the bottom of this post!

 

VIDEO: Mixed Media Technique – Using Embossing Powder With Stencils

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Hexagon Stencil from Apple Blossom Magazine and kit Issue 2

Dragonfly Dreams Die and Stamp set from Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue 171

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

Liquitex Gesso
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Brush 1/2 flat (Whole range)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

VersaMark Ink
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from CraftStash UK  or try the Emboss ink
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Embossing powder
I used Clear AltNew, Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold and Cosmic Shimmer Denim Lilac Aurora but really you can use any colors, or brands, you want to!

Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

(…Buy from Amazon UK  The only place I could find the Denim Lilac)

Heat Tool
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Cuttlebug Die-cutting machine
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from CraftStash UK (ships worldwide)
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

MISTI
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Craft Stash UK (ships worldwide)
Buy from Oyster Stamps UK
Buy from Simon Says Stamp (Ships Worldwide)

Vellum
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from CraftStash UK (ships worldwide)
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Antistatic powder
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from CraftStash UK (ships worldwide)
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

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

Palette Knife
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Beadsmith Awl
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Tweezers
Pencil

For the printed paper I used these products:

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridonerose Light)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Gel Press 6″ x 6″ plate
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide) Gelli Plate
Buy from Simon Says Stamp 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
Buy from Amazon US
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 right hand page from the Embossing Powders With Stencils Video by Kim Dellow

Close-up of the left-hand page from the Embossing Powders With Stencils Video by Kim Dellow

So if you want to visit Sue Hughes you can find her on facebook or on her blog, pop over and let her know how lovely her article was!

And if you haven’t seen my video about printing with gel plates then you can find the playlist here.

 

I hope that you enjoyed the embossing powder with stencil art journal page process, I am really looking forward to hearing your word suggestions for this piece today!

Have fun creating!

Kim


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VIDEO: How to Start Mixed Media Art – A Creative Exercise Technique

VIDEO: How to Start Mixed Media Art - A Creative Exercise Technique

I wasn’t really sure what to call today’s video so I am going with ‘How To Start Mixed Media Art’. But we aren’t just going to start some art. I’m going to take you through all the steps to get you through to a finished piece, actually a collection of three finished pieces. Hey, why do one when you can do three, right?!

The idea is that you can add this exercise to your mixed media art and art journaling practice to help you to overcome overthinking and being too critical about your art too early on in the process. Which I know many of you suffer from, I suffer from it a lot myself.

And if you are not an overthinker and don’t have a problem with your inner critic then try this exercise as a warm-up to get you in the mood for your next big art session, it works great for that too!

 

VIDEO: How to Start Mixed Media Art – A Creative Exercise Technique

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Clairefontaine Paint On Naturel A5 (5.8″ x 8.3″) 250gsm (115lb) pad (Or similar product)
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Clairefontaine Kraft A5 (5.8″ x 8.3″) 90gsm (41lb) pad (Or similar product)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Round brushes size 6
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)

Turner Acryl Gouache (Beryl Green, Coral Red)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US
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Turner Japanesque Acryl Gouache (J. violet)
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Close-up of the projects from the How to Start Mixed Media Art video by Kim Dellow

As you know I am all about getting you making art and helping you get past the blocks that might pop up from time to time to stop you being creative. So if you missed it, check out my 12 Tips For Starting Art pages with acrylic paint video for some more ideas to help!

Have fun with this how to start mixed media art creative exercise and I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

Kim



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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
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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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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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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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