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VIDEO: Art Journal – Easy Stenciling With A Kitchen Sponge

VIDEO: Art Journal - Easy Stenciling With A Kitchen Sponge

 

You guys know that I love a bit of easy stenciling don’t you? I mean give me a piece of paper and a pair of scissors and I’ll give you a stencil and mask to play with! It’s so lo-tech but I’ve gone even lower tech today because I have re-purposed a kitchen sponge – don’t worry it won’t be going back into the kitchen after I’ve been using it! – to make a fun and effective easy stenciling art journal page. I mean there really is no excuse for not having a go at this project!

I’ve gone for lots of texture so watch how I build it up and don’t forget to scroll down for the list of paints I’ve used and a close-up of that texture too. I’m looking forward to seeing all your kitchen sponge-stippled projects!

Oh and by the way, John Bloodworth, aka Gentleman Crafter has interviewed me for his Worldwide Wednesday series on his blog if you are interested in reading more about me! He also has a YouTube channel so do pop over and say hi to him and subscribe to his channel too!

 

VIDEO: Art Journal – Easy Stenciling With A Kitchen Sponge

 

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Junk Journal

Kitchen sponge

Scissors
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Printer paper (basic and light weight)
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Galeria Winsor & Newton Gesso
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Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue)
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pyrrole Red, Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridonerose Light, Turquoise Green)
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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Daler – Rowney System 3 Paint (Titanium White)
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Galeria Winsor & Newton Paint Tube (Paynes Grey)
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Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
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You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

VIDEO: Art Journal - Easy Stenciling With A Kitchen Sponge

 

Don’t forget to compare today’s acrylic paint method to the totally different method I shared last Wednesday where I used acrylic paint more like watercolour paint and I would love to hear your title suggestions for that project too!

Kim

 

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More Fun With Drawing With Ink Pads

Have you tried drawing with your ink pads yet? I have! I’ve been making some more art journal pages using ink pads since I posted the Drawing With Ink Pads Video last week. You can see I’ve gone very much for a nature theme to follow on from the stylised tulip a drew using ink pads in the video. Nature subjects seem to work well to this style of drawing.

I’ve been sticking with my bigger ink pads as I really like that you can’t be too precise with the larger sizes. It is a little like using a large paint brush to define a form, you have to remain quite loose and try not to worry about the small details. And the texture you get just adds to the whole picture.

So here are a few more pictures drawn with ink pads.

Large blue flower drawn with ink pads by Kim Dellow

Tree with swing drawn with ink pads by Kim Dellow

Toadstool drawn with ink pads by Kim Dellow

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For these drawings I used Fabriano Accademia paper and my colour palette was the Hero Arts Mid-Tone Ink Pads (Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam, Stone Wash, Forever Green, Wet Cement) and the My Favorite Things Ink Pads (Sour Apple, Kraft).

If you missed my run through on mark making and drawing using ink pads you can catch up with the video on my VIDEO: Drawing With Ink Pads blog post or watch it on YouTube in my 5 Minute Create video playlist and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel whilst you are there.

How about you? What have you been drawing with your ink pads? Do share and tag me in on any of your social media shares #KimDellow, I would love to see your Drawing With Ink Pads projects.

Kim

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VIDEO: 5 Minute Art Journal: Quick Cut Outs

I don’t know about you but I often find myself struggling to get my own personal art done. If you follow me on Instagram then you might have spotted that it has been at least a week since I last posted one of my #DellowDailyDraws I’m ashamed to say.

Let’s face it, there just are not enough hours in the day. So with that in mind I thought I would share some really quick Art Journaling projects as videos on my YouTube Channel over the next few weeks to help and inspire all of us time-poor creatives!

So the first project is this Swiss Cheese plant leaf-inspired Clean and Simple art journal design. See Art journaling doesn’t have to be all messy if you just do not have the time to do all the cleaning up.

In the video I share a simple way to add texture and colour and have a completed art journal page all in under 5 minutes, so really anyone can fit a bit of creating into their heavy schedules! It is a great project for getting a quick arty fix or, if you do find yourself with some time to create, this project is also a great warm up exercise to help you through that ‘what shall I do’ moment!

VIDEO: 5 Minute Art Journal: Quick Cut Outs



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Supplies:
Strathmore Mixed Media journal
Khadi Paper
Scissors
Golden Regular Gel
DIY Patterned paper

If you are looking to make your own Patterned Paper then I have a some video inspiration in my DIY 3D Paper Birds project as well as a whole blog post with my current favourite techniques for decorating your own paper.

If you find fitting art into your daily life hard and my project today helped inspire you then please do go like my video on YouTube and subscribe to my channel and then I will know to make some more 5 Minute Art Journal videos!

Have a great creative Wednesday.

Kim

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