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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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Junk Journal

Turner Acryl Gouache Paint ( Coral Red, Beryl Green, Perm. Lemon, Japanesque Green Light, Japanesque Violet)
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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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Brush 1/2 flat
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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 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!

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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!

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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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Holiday Gift Guide Supporting Etsy Artists 2017

Holiday Gift Guide Supporting Etsy Artists 2017

I’m a huge fan of artists and makers, well of course I am and I know that you are too! And there are so many talented people on Etsy that I admire and love. So I thought I would put together this Holiday Season Christmas Gift Guide (wishlist!) of potential gift ideas to inspire you to take a look and perhaps support some of your favourite artists and makers on Etsy when you do your gift shopping this year.

So in no particular order lets get started! Click on the thumbnail to see the art itself on Etsy and to learn more about the artists.

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MirDinara - Castle art print on Etsy
1. MirDinara – Castle
Viktoria Astrom - Warrior Hedgehog Stamped print on Etsy
2. Viktoria Astrom – Warrior Hedgehog
ShopMissElla - Cat doll and hedgehog on Etsy
3. Shop Miss Ella – Cat doll
Jane Ormes - Rabbit Freaking out art print on Etsy
4. Jane Ormes – Rabbit Freaking out
Emma Block - Alice Through the Looking Glass Art print on Etsy
5. Emma Block – Alice Through the Looking Glass
Cathy Connolley - Hilltop Village art print on Etsy
6. Cathy Connolley – Hilltop Village
Viktoria Astrom - Stormy Seas 2 art print on Etsy
7. Viktoria Astrom – Stormy Seas 2
Emma Block - Lisbon Pink House art print on Etsy
8. Emma Block- Lisbon Pink House
Lisa Congdon - Landscape Study art print on Etsy
9. Lisa Congdon – Landscape Study
Shop Miss Ella - Cat Cushion plushie on Etsy
10. Shop Miss Ella – Cat Cushion

They are some of my current favourite artists and makers on Etsy, but I would love to hear who yours are as I love discovering new, talented artists and makers. So leave me a comment below with a link to who is on your Holiday Gift Guide wishlist this year.

Don’t be afraid to list your own Etsy shop too if you have one!

Kim



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