Art Journaling, Mixed Media

VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journal – Make A Shaped Page

 

I was flicking through my junk journal looking for a page to work on when a little left-over page caught my eye. So today I have the making of a shaped page to share with you from start to finish. It is always fun to change things up a but isn’t it? The picture above shows the front part of the project with the shaped page closed, scroll on down for all the products I used and to see the inside of the project too. You will also get a better look at the shaped page itself in the photo below.

My working title for this project is ‘windows and doors’ as it has been inspired by architecture but I am wondering if I should actual call it ‘Dolls House’.

 

VIDEO: Mixed Media Art Journal – Make A Shaped Page

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Washi Tape
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Palette knives
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Daler – Rowney System 3 Paint (Titanium White)
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Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Unbleached Titanium, Raw Sienna)
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Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Crimson)
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Azurite Hue)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Quinacridone Rose Light, Greyish Blue, Paynes Grey)
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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Great white pen –
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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Scissors
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Daler-Rowney System 3 brush (1/4 Flat, 0 Filbert)
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Posca pen PC-1MR (Black)
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Uni pin Marker pens
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Heat Tool
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collage pieces
small brush handle

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

 

 

Have lots of fun making your own shaped page art journal project today!

Kim



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VIDEO: Art Stash Haul – Printing Inks, Brushes PLUS Is This The Best White pen?

VIDEO: Art Stash Haul - Printing Inks, Brushes PLUS Is This The Best White pen?

 

I hope you like art stash haul videos because this week I thought I would try one out. I’ve not done one before so let me know what you think! Join me as I unbox a recent art stash haul and walk you through the products I have bought and why I have bought them. It is also a little peek into what type of projects might be popping up on my channel in the next few months *wink* *wink*!

Everything I’ve bought is listed under the video, so if something has caught your eye you can find it there. Plus my potential white pen solution is listed there too! Because we are all in search for that perfect white pen aren’t we?!

 

VIDEO: Art Stash Haul – Printing Inks, Brushes PLUS Is This The Best White pen?

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Most of the links, unless otherwise stated, are for Jackson’s Art, who ship worldwide (btw!).

Not because I am sponsored by Jackson’s Art (because I am not!) but because in a lot of the cases the products on Amazon UK/ US/ CAN where supplied by Jackson’s Art anyway and on Amazon they were more expensive so I thought I would direct you straight to Jackson’s Art themselves, rather than go through Amazon!

 

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Payne’s Grey, Nickel Titan Yellow)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pearl Color Sample)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Winsor And Newton Cotman series 222 designer brush (size 3)

Winsor And Newton Cotman series 111 Pointed Round brush (size 1)

Princeton Art and Brush Short Liner brush (size 1)

Winsor And Newton Sceptre Gold II brush (size 2)

Silver Brush Black Velvet 3000S round brush (size 2)

Brayers

Akua Starter Set

Schminke Aero Color Professional Supra-White OPAQUE Acrylic ink

Schminke Aero Color Professional empty marker pens

Other empty marker pens
FW Mixed Media Paint Markers

 

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

 

VIDEO: Art Stash Haul - Printing Inks, Brushes PLUS Is This The Best White pen?

 

If you want to see how I turn a brayer into a texture roller with die-cuts then watch my ‘5 Ways With Background Dies’ Video!

And if you are looking for some more white pen ideas then read the comments that are on my ‘Watercolor Abstract Painting’ video to see what everyone suggests.

 

And if these products aren’t enough and you need MORE art bits and pieces then I have a blog post all about some of my favourite art products. Have fun!

I hope you enjoyed this art stash haul video. Stay tuned to find out more on how I use these products and hopefully to inspire your creative process too!

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VIDEO: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Color Mixing And More ideas

VIDEO: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Color Mixing And More ideas

 

Do you have any Nuvo Embellishment Mousse? I am a little late to the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse party, it’s a mica-pigment stencil paste that has been on the craft market for a while now and I thought it was time that I tested it out and shared the results. So if you, like me, are new to it or perhaps you have got some but are looking for new things to do with it then watch my video for my take on the product and I hope it gives you some ideas of how to try it out in your next project.

I would really love to hear, if you have some and what you like to use it for so please do let me know and if you want a close-up view of the texture from the last test that I did in the video then scroll down to the bottom of the post.

 

VIDEO: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Color Mixing And More ideas

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Tonic Studio (Indian Gold, Flambe Pink, Teal Blue)
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Creative Stencils – Leaves
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Creative Stencils – Splash and Flourish (Other stencils seen in the video but not used)
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Palette knives
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Range Artist Brushes
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Mixed Media Artist Paper (160gsm/ 98lb) (I’ve used Curtisward Multi Media paper. I’ve listed some alternatives for US and CAN)
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You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

VIDEO: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Color Mixing And More ideas

 

I’ve got some more videos to help you stretch your stash so do watch them too!

Have fun playing and stretching your Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

Kim

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VIDEO: Color Combination – How To Use It To Inspire Your Art

VIDEO: How To Use A Color Combination To Inspire Your Art

 

I’ve started to notice that some of the projects I’ve been sharing with you this year have been very lead by color combination. So today I thought I would lean fully into it and show you a study that I did recently that was completely lead by the colors. In fact the art is not at all important in this piece it was more about mixing the colors and trying them out, plus finding the right materials to get the look that was in my head out onto paper.

So if you have a color combination stuck in your head at the moment let me know what it is, because I am always curious! And hopefully this video will give you some ideas and tips on how to test that color combo out ready for your next project!

Don’t forget that the products are all listed under the video if you are interested in what I used and the color names!

 

VIDEO: How To Use A Color Combination To Inspire Your Art

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Turner Acryl Gouache Paint ( Coral Red, White, Black Japanesque Deep Yellow)
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Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache Paint (Primary Yellow, Magenta, Primary Blue)
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Mixed Media Artist Paper (160gsm/ 98lb) (I’ve used Curtisward Multi Media paper. I’ve listed some alternatives for US and CAN)
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Round brushes sizes 3/0, 2 and 6
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Glass Dip Pen
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Winsor and Newton Indian ink (the Water-resistant one) (aka india ink/ Chinese ink/ China ink)
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You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

 

VIDEO: How To Use A Color Combination To Inspire Your Art

 

If you wanted a bit of an art motif refresher then watch my ‘What Are your Favourite Art Motifs’ video and I have tips in that video to help you realise what your art motifs are and how to get out of art motif ruts!

And if you are looking for more ideas then try my flower art inspiration videos and/or my Gouache paint ideas videos! Grab a coffee! It’s video time!

 

Have a super creative day and don’t forget to let me know if you would like that unboxing video!

Kim



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VIDEO: Art Journal – Acrylic paint and Gouache Paint

VIDEO: Art Journal - Acrylic paint and Gouache Paint

 

It’s art journal time! I thought I would change pace today, well it is Sunday after all, and share an art journal page process video. This page started with some paint left over from another project that I wanted to use up, so I had no real plans for it. I’ve built it up with gouache and acrylic paint and also some monoprinting with one of the petite gel press shapes.

To see more I’ve a close up photograph under the supplies list!

 

VIDEO: Art Journal – Acrylic paint and Gouache Paint

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Junk Journal

Gel Press Petites (I’ve used the small rectangle one today)
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The Crafter’s Workshop Sweet Posey 6″ x 6″
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The Crafter’s Workshop Doodle Bloom 6″ x 6″
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Turner Acryl Gouache Paint
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint
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Daler And Rowney System 3 acrylic paint (Titanium White)
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Galeria Winsor & Newton Paint Tube (Payne’s Grey)
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Palette knives
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Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Round brushes size 2
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Range Artist Brushes
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You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

VIDEO: Art Journal - Acrylic paint and Gouache Paint

 

Don’t forget that I have some more junk journal inspiration videos to watch.

Have an lovely, creative day. I hope you have a fun art journal session!

 

Kim

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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
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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
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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: 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: 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)
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Bockingford Hot press Watercolor paper pad 14.8 cm x 21 cm (5.83 inch x 8.26 inch)
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Jackson’s Art Raven mop brush size 0
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Uni-Ball Signo white pen
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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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Rock salt – Most supermarkets

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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!

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VIDEO: Watercolor and Ink Flower Drawing

Watercolor and ink flower drawing and how to add more texture. Video by Kim Dellow

How have you been getting on with your Inktober sketching? If you follow me on Instagram or you are part of my Creative Tips newsletter group then you will know that I’ve been doing a sketch per day and sharing as part of Inktober. I’ve really been doing my own thing and not following the official prompts but using it to generate sketch ideas, play with different styles and practice of course!

I have plans to work up some of my favourite sketches into other projects and I was hoping to encourage you to do the same thing. So today’s video share is a process video for a watercolor and ink flower drawing that comes from my Day 18 sketch. I’m also testing out the Daniel Smith watercolor paints and if you scroll down below you can see a close up of the granulation you get with some of these watercolor paints, You can spot it in the picture above as well.

Anyway, enjoy the video and you will see what I mean about granulation once you have watched it! Oh and I share how to add the punchinella texture too!

VIDEO: Watercolor and Ink Flower Drawing  

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Cold Press Watercolor Paper (I’m using St Cuthberts Mill Bockingford 300 gsm / 140lb)
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Daniel Smith Watercolor Primatek Set
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Daniel Smith Watercolor Essentials Set
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Winsor and Newton black indian ink (water resistant)
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Dip Pen / Nib holder
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Punchinella
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Magic Sponge
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Jackson’s Art Raven Brush Size 4
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Jackson’s Art Raven Brush Size 0
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Kitchen towel

close up of the watercolor paint granulation and the punchinella texture. Video by Kim Dellow

That grainy texture in the photos is the granulation I’m going on about, you can see it really well in the Amethyst color along the bottom. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Let me know how you are doing with your daily sketches and I would love to know what you will be doing with them next. Do you have any projects planned for them?

Kim



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VIDEO: How to Use Watercolor paint and Indian Ink on Yupo

Techniques for using watercolor on Yupo, video by Kim Dellow

If you watched my video last week then you would have seen that I was playing around with Yupo as one of the surfaces I was testing Distress Oxides on. It was such fun to be using the synthetic paper again, I hadn’t used it for such a long time before last week, that I wanted to play with it some more. So here is another video with it and this time I am using it with watercolor paints and Indian ink and sharing the results and some tips on using it with these materials too.

I really love the textures you can get with Yupo and the way it makes the paint look bright and vivid. Have you been using ti? What materials have you tried with it and what do you enjoy doing with it? Or perhaps you haven’t tried it yet? After seeing these videos do you think that you will?

I do have some other project ideas for using Yupo that I made for when I was working for Blitsy, like a resist technique to use on Yupo with watercolor and alcohol inks or the step by step for making Galaxy Art on Yupo with acrylic paint. So give them all a go and let me know how you get on, you will find my social media links below so do link me in when you share your results on social media as I would love to see them!

Scroll down for a close up picture of the texture in this project.

VIDEO: How to Use Watercolor paint and Indian Ink on Yupo

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close up of watercolor and ink texture on Yupo, video by Kim Dellow

Enjoy playing with this one and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Kim



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