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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)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
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)
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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:
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Craft Foam
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Acrylic Blocks
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Creative Dies Nested Hexagons
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Layout Paper (I used: Daler Rowney – Layout Paper Pad – 45gsm / 31lb)
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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!

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VIDEO: What Are Your Favorite Art Motifs?

A stylised flower pattern in gouache paint and pen

 

What are your favorite art motifs? What shapes or patterns keep cropping up again and again for you? Let me know I would love to hear! You guys know that I do tend to use a lot of circles and hearts in my work and I’ve mentioned them before on my blog, as my favorite, go-to motifs. You have probably seen various retro-style shapes from me too and if you follow my magazine work you might have spotted a few stars in my work. I mean they are just so sparkly aren’t they?!

So I thought we could revisit the subject today and I’m sharing some thoughts on art motifs whilst I work on one of my favorites, a retro, stylised flower. I’m also sharing some tips on how to spot your motifs and how to break out of your art motif ruts too!

Now, this is the second project in my four project series and if you missed them I shared project one in the video about ‘How To Practice Your Art’ and you will find projects number three and four in the ‘Where Do You Get Your Ideas From’  so don’t forget to catch up with both of them too!

 

VIDEO: What Is Your Favorite Motif in Your Art?

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Turner Acryl Gouache Paint ( Coral Red, Beryl Green, Perm. Lemon, Japanesque Green Light, Japanesque Violet)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

Uni pin Marker pens
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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 A stylised flower pattern in gouache paint and pen

 

Don’t forget to share your favourite art motifs and motifs tips too!

I’ve got something different for you on Wednesday so I shall see you then and have a lovely creative few days!

 

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VIDEO: How To Practice Art – 5 Tips For Artists And Crafters

Painted pattern. Video with tips on how to practice art

 

Are there art or craft skills that you want to improve this year? Or techniques you want to learn? Well, I am guessing that the answer is ‘yes’! Because we all have don’t we? I know I do! I have a long old list of things I want to do better in my art. So today I am sharing 5 tips on how to practice art to improve. These are 5 things that I am currently doing to help me to practice art and hopefully to improve and fill the skill and technique gaps I have.  Such as my brushwork. I’ve mentioned before that I want to improve my brushwork, so today I am also practising my brushwork and I have a time lapse video showing you how I put together a pattern in gouache paint.

I hope you find these tips useful and let me know what it is that you want to improve at the moment in your art or craft!

 

VIDEO: How To Practice Art – 5 Tips For Artists And Crafters

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Turner Acryl Gouache Paint ( Coral Red, Beryl Green, Perm. Lemon, Japanesque Green Light, Japanesque Violet)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Round brush Series 5580 size 2
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 Painted pattern. Video with tips on how to practice art

 

If you want to see more of my patterns I’ve been sharing them over on instagram so come on over and say hello! And if you want some more ideas for using gouache paint then I have a hand playlist of videos all using gouache for you!

Have fun with your art practice!

Kim



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VIDEO: Product Test – Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles

VIDEO: Product Test - Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles

 

Did you spot the nozzles I used in my art journal process video on Sunday? They are the Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles and some of you were a little curious about them! So today I am sharing a quick product test video for them with some tips on using them and what you can use them with. Let me know if you have any more questions or if you have used them! I would love to know what you think of them, so please do share your experiences too!

 

VIDEO: Product Test – Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint Dosing Nozzles
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (120 ml)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Galeria Winsor & Newton Paint Tube (60 ml)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paint (59 ml)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler And Rowney System 3 acrylic paint (75 ml metal tubes)
…Buy from Amazon:  UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

 

Paints not to use with the nozzles:

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (too thick)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (too thick)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (irridescent, DNYA)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

 

Junk Journal

 

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

 

 

Let me know if you have questions about any of the other products that you see me use. If I can I will try and answer them!

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VIDEO: My Favourite Projects 2017

A summary of my favourite projects from 2017 with a vlog by Kim Dellow

 

It is that time again when we take the opportunity of that end of the year lull, before we gear-up and get cracking with the new year, to take a step back, reflect on our creative 2017 and pick out some of our favourite projects. Have you done this yet? I would love to know if you have so please feel free to let me know in the comments and share links to it if you have them!

I’ve done mine as a video this year and shared a little of the back story to my 2017 creative life. I think it does help to do a review so that you can see the direction you have been and where you are going, or at least hopefully.

Sometimes it is important to take stock, be kind to yourself and look at your work with fresh eyes. Everything moves so fast, with the constant need to be doing something new, that we often forget the work we have put in over the year. So it is a great time to just pause and congratulate yourself for everything you have done, even if you haven’t had a chance to do a lot creatively this year, what you have done is amazing! So go look back over your art journals, cards, sketchbooks or whatever works you have from 2017, before we all start racing ahead with 2018!

 

VIDEO: My Favourite Projects 2017

 

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As mentioned in the video you must go visit Vicky Sheridan From Brush Crafts and her gorgeous take on the 3D paper birds!

 

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Here are the magazines that you can often find me in:
Papercraft EssentialsDie-cutting EssentialsCreative Stamping and Simply Cards and Papercraft and they can be found on the Papercraft Magazines Facebook page.

You will also find me in Craft Stamper magazine from time to time and you can find them on Facebook too!

 

——— LINKS TO PROJECT BLOG POSTS AND VIDEOS ———

My Favourite 2017 projects Playlist with all the videos in one place.

VIDEO: Easy Flower Painting Technique – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

VIDEO: Doodle Art Painting Journal page – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

VIDEO: Easy Watercolour Rainbow background And Flower Art – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

VIDEO: Stylised Paint Pen Feather Art Journal Page  -watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

Free Project With Papercraft Essentials 145 

Blue Flower at around time point 8.38 VIDEO: Sketchbook Tour and mini vlog – Inktober 2017  – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

Stylised Spring Flower Illustration

VIDEO: Drawing Meadow Flowers In Ink On Yupo – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

VIDEO: How to Layer Gelatos Tutorial PLUS 6 Ways With Gelatos – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

VIDEO: Watercolor and Ink Flower Drawing – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

VIDEO: DIY 3D Paper Birds – watch in the Blog post or on YouTube!

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
Line design at around time point 7.10 VIDEO: Sketchbook Tour and mini vlog – Inktober 2017 – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

VIDEO: Watercolor Abstract Painting – Start To Finish Process – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

Follow my Pattern Practice on Instagram

VIDEO: Art Slice Round-Up April 2017 – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

VIDEO: DIY Stamp Carving Start To Finish Process – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!

 

 

Big Happy New Year! May 2018 be your best creative year yet!

Kim

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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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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Speedball Speedy Carve
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Speedball Speedy Cut
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

EssDee Mastercut
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Softcut Lino
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

White erasers
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Lino Cutting tools
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Safety Hand Guard (optional)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Lino Bench Hook (optional)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Craft knife
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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:
YouTube channel
Instagram

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

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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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Fabriano Accademia A3 120gsm
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Old plastic gift card or credit card
Gift box
Pencil
Sentiment Stamp
3D foam pads

String
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Scissors
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Kraft cardstock
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

WRMK Crop-a-dile Hole punch
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Fiskars Trimmer
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Cutting mat
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Metal ruler – long
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Small ball embossing tool
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

MISTI Stamping tool
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Craft Stash (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Oyster Stamps

Ranger Archival Jet black ink
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX dies
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Cuttlebug die-cutting machine
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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!
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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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——— S U P P L I E S ———

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)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

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)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Floral Digital stamps
Buy from my shop on Etsy (instant downloads)

The two papers I currently use for personal art/craft printing projects:
Ryman Card A4 160gsm (White)
Buy from Rymans UK
Crafter’s Companion Satin Finish Printer Paper 100gsm
Buy from Crafter’s Companion

Strathmore Mixed media Journal
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Heavy body Acrylic paint (red, yellow, white)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Lettering stencil
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

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

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

Scissors

Gelli prints make you own or
Buy from my shop on Etsy (instant downloads)

Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

 

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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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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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Gelli Prints

***FREE Envelope Template***

Craft Knife
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Metal Ruler
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Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Cutting mat
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Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pencil 2B
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Small ball embossing tool
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Creative Dies Plus Stitched & Pierced Nesting Stars die set
Buy from CraftStash (Ships Worldwide)

Paperartsy Butterfly stamp
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Paperartsy Stencils
Buy from PaperArtsy 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)

Tweezers
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

 

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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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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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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