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As Featured On Blitsy: How To Alter Your Happy Planner Discs

I do not know about you but I need a lot of crafty and arty distraction at the moment. If you haven’t been following the news in the UK and the EU then things are a little shaky here to say the least. That’s a bit of an understatement, but I just wanted to pop on my blog today to share art and inspiration and perhaps a little distraction for a moment or two for anyone who needs it and whatever your situation!

So my share today is my recent Blitsy Blog tutorial, I hope that you like it!

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Kim Dellow's altered Happy Planner disc tutorial on Blitsy

I’ve been altering my MAMBI Happy Planner again. I’ve used mixed media techniques to add even more colour to the discs and I show all the steps to do this over on the Blitsy Blog in my ‘How To Alter Your Happy Planner Discs’. I know the discs look pretty cool as they are but hey, if you want to make them even cooler then how about giving this altering idea a go? You do not have to go down the mixed media route, you could always use patterned and designer paper if you prefer.

As always do come drop me a link/ nudge/ share if you are at all inspired to do something similar, I would love to see.

If you need even more distraction from the ensuing turmoil then I have various other posts about my Happy Planner art-ventures, click on each picture to see more of the project:

Kim Dellow decorated Happy Planner page DIYKim Dellow Altered Happy Planner cover DIY

Kim Dellow's happy planner pocket page DIY
Kim Dellow Happy Planner week spread

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As Featured On The Blitsy Blog – How To Make A Bold Chalk Paint Journal Page

Time for my Blitsy blog tutorial and this week I’m sharing how to make a layered DecoArt Chalk Finish paint Art journal page.

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A DecoArt chalk paint art journal page from Kim Dellow

That stuff is not just for your furniture revamps, it looks great on paper too! I do love blues and reds together don’t you? There is something about that contrast that just pops for me, which is probably why I just keep going back to that colour combo.

You can follow all the steps and seeing all the layering that I did over on the Blitsy blog in my ‘How To Make A Bold Chalk Paint Journal Page’ blog post.

Have you used the DecoArt Chalk Finish paints for something other than furniture revamps? I would love to know!

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As Featured On Blitsy – How To Decorate A Mini Clipboard

It’s my turn on the Blitsy blog today and I thought I would play with one of the cute mini clipboards that they have in stock.

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close up of Kim Dellow's altered mini clipboard

I’ve used some of my favourite mixed media techniques to add a bit of floral colour to this clipboard. I really love Derwent Inktense blocks and haven’t used them for a while so I thought this would be a great opportunity to get them out and share with you a few of my favourite ways to use them. They are so bright and so versatile! I also discovered the gorgeous mandala pattern The Crafter’s Workshop stencils, like this lovely Sweet Posey stencil, so I just could not resist using this as well in the project.

It is super simple way to add a bright spin on clipboard altering and you can make different flowers or even add a bunch if you like! For all the details do pop on over to my ‘How To Decorate A Mini Clipboard’ tutorial on Blitsy.

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As Featured On Blitsy – How To Get Started With SolarFast Dye

Time for a Blitsy Blog post from me and this week I have something a little different to share from my usual step by step tutorials. It’s a little exploration into solar printing with the Jacquard SolarFast Dyes.

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Results from Kim Dellow's play with Jacuard SolarFast Dyes

This week I’m getting started with these SolarFast Dyes on paper and sharing the results, you can use them on fabric too. I’ve played with solar printing before using different products, and it is always good fun, but I have not tried these types of dyes before so I was keen to give them a go.

Have you used them? If you like solar printing what have you tried before? If you are completely new to solar printing then I can definitely recommend having a play it is great fun!

If you want some inspiration to get you started then do visit my How To Get Started With SolarFast Dye blog post over on the Blitsy blog.

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As Featured On Blitsy – How To Reuse Your Blitsy Box Into A Textured Art Journal Page

It’s Blitsy time again and this week I have a tutorial to help you recycle your Blitsy packaging into art!

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Kim Dellow Tutorial on Blitsy showing how to turn packaging into art

You know that thing when you are a kid when the box is more fun than the contents? Well, that is exactly what I’ve been up to with this tutorial this week. Although Bltisy boxes are always full of fun but how about an idea to make the box fun as well? It is perfectly timed too as yesterday was Earth Day so if you have been looking for a recycling project then try this one out!

You will find all the steps over on the Blitsy blog  – How To Reuse Your Blitsy Box Into A Textured Art Journal Page.

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Video: Get The Faux Print Look

As filming tutorials go I am totally at the absolute beginner stage, but it is something I’ve been wanting to do more of for ages now. However, I keep putting it off because I want the films to be good, not just good Perfect! If you are going to do something do it well, right?

Yeah, well I think I’m changing that mindset as, let’s face it, my films will never be perfect particularly if I don’t actually make them! So here we go, I’m going to try and make more regular films, pop on over to my YouTube channel if you fancy subscribing!

My latest video update is showing how to Get The Faux Print Look.

Poster for my new Video Tutorial Get The Faux Print Look

I’ve taught variations of this faux print look with the guys at PaperArtsy at the Ally Pally show last weekend and at their Retailer Training day in March and as it went down quite well I thought I would turn it into a video for you all to enjoy too.

The technique itself is not particularly new but it’s all about the application of the technique to get this Faux print look.

It is really simple to do and all you need is a surface to work on, a plastic card, some paint and, if you like, some stamps too. I’ve been using various PaperArtsy stamps, including my own range, I’m working on some heavy weight smoothy cardstock and the Fresco Finish paints which dry super quick so are perfect for this technique.

The technique is based around the kind of look you get in screenprinting but without using a screen, so the best way to do it is with a plastic card like an old credit card, an old gift card or a PaperArtsy Splodger if you have one.




Video:

I run through the whole technique in the video with tips and trick too, but feel free to ask me any questions, here, on social media or in my YouTube Channel.

Samples:

Here are some peeks at some other samples using this technique.

Daisy a faux print look picture using PaperArtsy Darcy and Lin Brown Stamps

Pink Dots a faux print look picture using various PaperArtsy Stamps

There are more examples at the end of the video. The sample that I walk you through is this one:

Lone Trees a faux print look picture using Kim Dellow PaperArtsy Stamps

Hope you enjoy playing with this one and as always let me know what you think and link up any projects that you do so that I can take a peek! If you want some more inspiration on what you can use this technique for then pop on over to Jo Firth-Young’s (aka JOFY) to see the amazing greeting cards she has made with it.

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As Featured On Blitsy – How To Make A Die-Cut and Watercolour Art Journal Page

This week over on the Blitsy blog I am sharing the making of this art journal page from start to finish…


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Close-up of a watercolour and die-cut journal page

It is a super drippy art journal page using die-cuts and the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours to make lots of texture and interesting colour. I had loads of fun making it and playing with the paints on the page so if you are want to see more do pop on over to my How To Make A Die-Cut and Watercolour Art Journal Page on the Blitsy blog.

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As Featured On Blitsy – Circle-Themed Art Journal Page Tutorial

Do you fancy an art journal tutorial? Well if you do I have one over on the Blitsy blog today.

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As the title suggests this journal page is all about circles and I’ve used lots of different ways to include circles in it! You can see all the steps over on the Blitsy Blog.

Have fun.

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As Featured On Blitsy – How To Make A Mixed Media Neon Cuff

I just wanted to let you know that I have a tutorial up on the Blitsy Blog today.

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Click to learn how to make a Mixed Media wearable cuff

This week my Blitsy tutorial is all about how to make some wearable art. I’ve used denim and the lush Neon WOW Embossing Powders to make this cuff. I’ve also added more neon pop with Papermania Neon tassels and buttons. I just love how the Neon looks on the denim.

Stamping and heat embossing on fabric is really easy but if you want to see how to get a nice crisp, colourful image and not just lose the colour into the fabric then go check out the tutorial!

I’m looking forward to seeing your wearable Mixed Media art so do post the links in the comments below to anything you make or have made in the past.

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As Featured On Blitsy – DIY Snowflake Peg

Hi Guys, how is your Winter and Christmas decorating going? Do you fancy adding a this really quick and fun mixed media project to you décor?

DIY Snowflake peg

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Well if you do I have a full tutorial for it on the Blitsy blog at the moment, do go take a peak!

Catch you later.

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As Featured On Blitsy – How To Make Embroidery Hoop Mixed Media Art

Time for a free tutorial from me over on the Blitsy blog as part of the Blitsy Creative Team and guess what? It is my first full length video! Gulp! Hope you like it.

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Title screen shot from new Kim Dellow Video tutorial

In my video I go through all of the stages for a mixed media piece using buttons and an embroidery hoop as well as some other stash favourites. I also show you how to make your own circle canvas too which you can then either mount in the hoop or use it as it is.

Do let me know how you get on with my new video and don’t forget to link up any projects you do to the Blitsy Addict Secret Facebook page (Shhh! It’s a secret!) or on the Blitsy Inspiration board.

Catch you later.
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