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VIDEO: How To Make Small Scale Abstract Art For Cards – Part 1

A mini paint and pen abstract card project by Kim Dellow

 

Happy New Year! I hope you had a really lovely festive season and are ready for some New Year Inspiration as I have some small scale art inspiration for you today that is just perfect for making into cards. I think I am also in a bit of a looking back mood too, as you will hear in the video!

 

If you are one of my long term blog readers then you know that I started as a card maker. Can you believe that it is around 10 years or so that I started on that route? I can’t! And now, 10 years later, I am throwing paint around and sharing the results with you all! I know! It is funny where life leads you isn’t it?

So my video today is one abstract inspiration but I actually made three cards in this session and I am sure I will be sharing the rest later on my channel and elsewhere too!

 

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VIDEO: How To Make Small Scale Abstract Art For Cards – Part 1

 

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Daler-Rowney – Mixed Media Spiral Sketchpad (I use A3 and cut it down)
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Kraft Card blanks (I had some generic card blanks but I know these papermania ones are nice too, but shop around as the prices vary widely. They are cheap here in the UK but can be expensive elsewhere!)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Expert Acrylic Paint (Indigo)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (iridescent Gold)
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Molotow One4All Paint Pens (Vanilla Pastel 1.5mm, Signal White 1mm)
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ballpoint pens

Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic Brush
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You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

close-up of a A mini paint and pen abstract card project by Kim Dellow

 

Meanwhile, don’t forget that I have plenty of other creative inspiration on my channel for you! And I also have the abstract art card making video that I mention in today’s video on my channel in case you missed it!

And have you seen the card making video where I used gel printing to make the card?

 

Have fun with your small scale abstracts today and I am looking forward to some more painty sharings with you in 2019!

 

Kim



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VIDEO: Mini Abstract Acrylic Paintings And An Idea For Using Them!

 

I am painting some mini abstract acrylic paint pieces today and I thought I would share them with you in my Wednesday art video and also turn them into something useful, not just pretty! You will see what at the end of the video but I am sure you can guess from the photo can’t you?! I am also just sharing a little personal, where I am, artistically and on the business side of things,  at the moment chat.

And in the video I mention that I want to build a community over on Patreon, well I have set up my page so go pop on over to find out more. I will probably do a whole separate blog post and video about it soon, so think of this as the soft launch! But my idea is that it will be like a subscription service that you can pledge what you want to and get extra art learning, inspiration and behind the scenes from me.  So do take and look!

Enjoy today’s video, the product list is below and a close up photo of the finished projects is below too!

 

VIDEO: Mini Abstract Acrylic Paintings And An Idea For Using Them!

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Daler Rowney – Mixed Media Spiral Sketchpad (I use A3 and cut it down)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

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

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green, Greyish Blue, Paynes Grey)
…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, green blue, gold)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Daler And Rowney System 3 Brushes (3/4 flat, filbert size 4, round 8)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ranger Artist Brushes
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

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

Kraft Card blanks (I had some generic card blanks but I know these papermania ones are nice too, but shop around as the prices vary widely. They are cheap here in the UK but can be expensive elsewhere!)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Kraft Cardstock (Or make your own from kraft cardstock)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

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

Heat tool (Optional)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

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

Great white pen alternative-
Schminke Aero Color Professional Supra-White OPAQUE Acrylic ink
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
To fill:
Schminke Aero Color Professional empty marker pens
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

 

 

If you enjoyed those mini abstract paintings don’t forget that I have more abstract inspiration videos on my channel and I have put them in a playlist for you! Happy binging!

Kim



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VIDEO: Easy Layered Acrylic Paint Abstract Art Journal Page

 

I have an easy art journal page for you today using different layered acrylic paint techniques. It is one of my ‘scrappy’ pages that I have been working on recently! Well I am kind of calling them ‘scrappy’ because they start from leftovers on the page and then they end up a little scrappy too, but hopefully not in a bad way! I quite like the textures all the layered acrylic paint gives to this piece. I also really like how the dry brushed paint picks up the stencil layer. I wasn’t expecting that as I didn’t think there would be enough physical texture there.

So have fun with your layered acrylic paint work today! And don’t forget all the products I have used in my layered acrylic paint piece are below the video, as well as the link to the ‘scrappy’ doodle page I was talking about in the video.

 

VIDEO: Easy Layered Acrylic Paint Abstract Art Journal Page

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridone Rose Light, Nickel Titan. Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green, Greyish Blue)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler – Rowney System 3 Paint (Titanium White)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Ranger Artist Brushes
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Prima Marketing Plastic Elementals Stencil 6.5-inch x 10.25-inch, Lace
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

sponge

 

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

 

 

I do love that scribble writing texture in the paint!

Now go watch the Easy doodle page if you haven’t seen it already!

 

Kim



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VIDEO: Unintentional Art – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

 

Ok, so this is an odd one. I had started my day full of those noble intentions, you know the type of thing? I had plans, deadlines and things to get done and look what happened instead! Some unintentional art! I don’t know how else really to describe it, everything about this page is unintentional. But you will hear all about my unintentional art in the video. When was your last piece of unintentional art? And what were you meant to be doing instead?

Ho hum, I will get those other videos I mentioned done, I promise! In the meantime enjoy this one and as always I have the products used in the video listed below and a close-up of the final page too.

 

VIDEO: Unintentional Art – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Naples Yellow Red, Quinacridone Rose Light, Nickel Titan. Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Turquoise Green)
…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)

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

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

Daler – Rowney System 3 Paint (Titanium White)
…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)

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

Prima Marketing Plastic Elementals Stencil 6.5-inch x 10.25-inch, Lace
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Washi Tape
Old book pages

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

 

I’ve got a playlist of more easy art journal ideas for yow to watch if you are needing some more inspiration!

 

Kim

 



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VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journaling – Leftover Paint

 

I’m art journaling again today and sharing some news in my video too! This page is made up of leftover paint, so if you are looking for some ideas for using up your leftover paint and how to get those leftover paint art journaling pages finished then try this one! And whilst you watch this art journaling video have a think what you might call this page. I would love to hear what name you would suggest.

If you want a close up of the flowers I have drawn then scroll down to the bottom of this post as I have a picture of one of them below.

 

VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journaling – Leftover Paint

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue, Permanent Violet Dark)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Turquoise Green)
…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)

Golden Light Molding Paste
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

Schminke Aero Color Professional Supra-White OPAQUE Acrylic ink
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)

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

Ranger Artist Brushes
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
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)

Uni pin Marker pens
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Pie tin for mixing
sheet of plastic for palette

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

 

To see where the leftover paint for this project came from watch my Fail! video, also known as the Space Butterflies page!

Looking for some more abstract art inspiration? Then try my abstract art playlist, it’s full of ideas and techniques to inspire you next art project.

Have fun going through your journals to find a page to finish with some art journaling!

Kim

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VIDEO: Using Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor – Abstract Painting

Using Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor – Abstract Painting

 

I’m using acrylic paint like watercolor in today’s video show and tell, to make some lovely, bright and translucent paint layers. It’s a great technique and fun to do! I think that one of the things that I love about acrylic paint is that it is just so versatile. I mean you guys know that I adore watercolor paint, but I also love using acrylic paint like watercolor paint to get the strong bright colors that acrylic paint can give you.

So I’ve made an abstract page in one of my neatest art journals for this acrylic paint like watercolor share. And you can take a peek into what else is in this art journal too in the video! If you enjoy it then I also have links to more videos related to this one below and some more photos of the finished page too, so don’t forget to scroll down after you have watched the video.

 

VIDEO: Using Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor – Abstract Painting

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Strathmore Mixed media journal (9″ x 12″)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Medium Magenta, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

Galeria Winsor & Newton Paint Tube (Paynes Grey)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

PaperMate InkJoy Ball point pens
…Buy from Amazon:  UK | US | CAN

Brush 3/8 flat
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Round brushes size 2
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

alternative brushes:
Range Artist Brushes
Buy from Blitsy (Ships Worldwide)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

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

 

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

 

Using Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor – Abstract Painting

 

 

Using Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor – Abstract Painting

 

If you need some more help with masking borders using tape then watch my gel printing on card blank video as I do go into it in more detail in that video.

And if you would like another video on using acrylic paint like watercolor, try my video where I used the technique with stencils.

 

So let me know if you have any title suggestions for this project today!

 

Kim

 



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VIDEO: How To Make Easy Abstract Watercolor Flowers – A Creative Exercise

How To Make Easy Abstract Watercolor Flowers - A Creative Exercise

 

I promised you something different today didn’t I? So I thought I would share a creative exercise that is great for anyone who wants to get started with watercolor paints, or for if you have been dabbling but aren’t sure what to do next. So this exercise uses three ways to make easy abstract watercolor flowers and helps you to get use to how watercolor paints work and how to manipulate them to get the look and effects you want. And I’m hoping that you find it a no-fear exercise that helps you to get a handle on watercolors and inspires you to have some fun experimenting with them, so let me know if it does!

I’ve put all the colors that I have used in the supplies section below. I’m using watercolors in pans from Prima Marketing but this exercise will work on other watercolors too, like liquid watercolors or tube paints, even some of your pens and inks too! If you want to see some close-up pictures of the textures you can find them below!

 

VIDEO: How To Make Easy Abstract Watercolor Flowers – A Creative Exercise

 

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Goldline Studio watercolor paper (200gsm/ 90lbs cold press)
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Possible alternatives from Amazon: US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Prima Marketing Decadent pies (31, 34)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Prima Marketing The Classics (07, 09, 02)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Jackson’s Art Raven mop brush size 10/0 and 0
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

 

How To Make Easy Abstract Watercolor Flowers - A Creative Exercise

How To Make Easy Abstract Watercolor Flowers - A Creative Exercise

How To Make Easy Abstract Watercolor Flowers - A Creative Exercise

 

Don’t forget to let me know what watercolors you are using at the moment and if there is a watercolor question or topic you would like me to cover in an up-coming video!

In the meantime, I do have some more watercolor videos for you and also some more flower art inspiration videos too!

Kim

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VIDEO: Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Tips For Artists and Crafters

Two Art journal pages with a video and chat about how to get ideas.

 

Where do you get your ideas? How do you keep inspired and do you have any tricks for when you aren’t feeling inspired? I’m sharing some of my go-to habits and ways that I generate ideas and keep inspired but I also want to hear yours too, so do share, either here or over on my YouTube channel.

I’m also practising my brush work again but this time with two art journal pages and you can see my whole process. These are projects number three and four in a series of four. If you missed the first one in the series then you can see it in the video I posted on Sunday where I shared some of my art practice tips. But don’t worry, you haven’t missed project two! That one will be posted this Sunday coming ( 25th February 2018).

 

VIDEO: Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Tips For Artists and Crafters

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

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)

Brush 1/2 flat
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)

 

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

Close-up of the Two geometric shape design Art journal pages in gouache and pen.

 

Don’t forget to catch up with project one in this series! I’m going to have to come up with a name for this series. Any thoughts?

I also the creative exercise video today so if you missed it catch up with that one too!

Kim

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VIDEO: How To Make A Winter Texture Art Journal Page

How To Make A Winter Texture Art Journal Page with a video by Kim Dellow

 

Is it snowing where you are? Well, it is definitely snowing in my art journal today! I have a little Winter texture art journal page inspiration for you and a technique for making a nice DIY snowy scene that you can use as a backdrop for something else or as it is to make lovely abstract Winter art. I’ve used a textured gel for my scene to give it a really frosty feel but you could easily use other gels, mediums, pastes to make your project.

As always you can find the products that I used below and a close-up of the Winter texture in a photograph near the bottom of the post so just scroll down!

 

VIDEO: How To Make A Winter Texture Art Journal Page

 

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[There are some affiliate links in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself, but it really does help. Thanks for your support!]

 

——— S U P P L I E S ———

Strathmore Visual Journal Mixed Media Vellum 9-inch x 12-inch
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Glass Bead gel
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)

Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake dies
Buy from Once Upon A Stamp 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
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue, Permanent Violet Dark, Light Turquois (Phthalo))
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Brilliant Purple, Light Blue Permanent)
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)

Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor Bottles (SET 1)
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Round brushes size 0 and 6
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

spare cardstock for die-cutting
Tweezers

Beadsmith Beading Awl
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon US

 

How To Make A Winter Texture Art Journal Page with a video by Kim Dellow. Close-up of the texture.

 

I hope that you are getting a chance to be creative and that if it is snowing where you are that you are keeping warm and snug!

Kim


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VIDEO: Watercolor Abstract Painting – Start To Finish Process

Watercolor Abstract Painting - Start To Finish Process Video by Kim Dellow

 

Video time and I thought that I would share a watercolor abstract painting process with you today showing some of the work I have been doing behind the scenes recently. This is the first time that I’ve shared this work but you have probably seen some of my designs for it if you have been following me on Instagram. It is a speed paint video and I show all the steps that I take, from start to finish, to make a super textured and colourful watercolor abstract art.

Well, in fact I have two for you to watch as I am working side by side on two pieces, one using smooth hot press watercolor paper and the other the rougher cold press paper, and I’ve listed which papers they are below the video, where you will also see a of close-up photograph of each abstract painting too, so just scroll down to see them.

 

VIDEO: Watercolor Abstract Painting – Start To Finish Process

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Prima Marketing Watercolor Paints – Decadent Pies set
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Fluid Cold Press watercolor paper block 15.24 cm x 20.32 cm (6 x 8 inch)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Bockingford Hot press Watercolor paper pad 14.8 cm x 21 cm (5.83 inch x 8.26 inch)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Uni-Ball Signo white pen
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Great white pen alternative-
Schminke Aero Color Professional Supra-White OPAQUE Acrylic ink
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To fill:
Schminke Aero Color Professional empty marker pens
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Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
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Palette knives
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Close-up of Watercolor Abstract Painting on cold press paper from the Video by Kim Dellow

Close-up of Watercolor Abstract Painting on hot press paper from the Video by Kim Dellow

 

I have loads more ideas and tips for using watercolor paint so don’t forget to catch up with my Ideas For Using Watercolors playlist on my YouTube channel and whilst you are there you might want to check out my drawing videos playlist too!

As I said in the video I would love to hear your recommendations for a good white opaque white ink or pen that would be great! Thanks! Plus let me know if you have a favorite out of these two watercolor abstract paintings, I would love to hear that too!

Kim



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Kraft Paper Abstract Art Journal Pages

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 1 by Kim Dellow

I’ve always been a big fan of Kraft, I think it is one of my favourite papers. So I could not resist the Clairefontaine pad when I spotted it at Curtisward (you can find it on Amazon too). This pad is the same paper that you can buy in rolls to wrap packages with but it comes as 100 flat sheets glued along one short edge and perfect for some Kraft paper abstract art journal pages.

This paper is lightweight, around 90 gsm (41 lb) but as it is Kraft it is fibrous so quite resilient. It will take paints and mediums but you will get some buckling if you use too much, so if that bothers you then bear it in mind.

When I started in this pad I just could not stop so I’ve made quite a few Kraft paper abstracts!

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Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 2 by Kim Dellow

 

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 3 by Kim Dellow

 

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 4 by Kim Dellow

 

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 5 by Kim Dellow

 

Kraft Paper art journal pages, Abstract 6 by Kim Dellow

I stuck to a simple colour palate and just a few products to make a cohesive collection of pages and played with some of the shapes and mark making that I’ve been enjoying playing with recently.

The thin black marks are from the Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5 pen and the thicker from the Sakura Pigma Brush pen. The lime green was FW Pearlescent acrylic ink and the pink was magenta acrylic paint from the Sennelier Abstract range. I also added some baking paper and flyer paper with Golden Regular gel or Liquitex clear gesso.

So how about you? Are you a Kraft fan? If you have done any Kraft-based projects recently I would love to see them so do place a link to them in the comments below or share them with me on social media and I will come and take a look!

Kim

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