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VIDEO: How To Paper Doodle And Use Up Your Leftover Papers

colored paper collage paper doodles by Kim Dellow

 

I have been doodling quite a lot recently in my videos haven’t I? I’ve doodled with all sorts of different materials, you can see me doodle with acrylic paint and soft pastels or watercolors and ink in my last two videos. This week I am also doodling and I have a new doodle creative exercise to share with you that I am calling Paper Doodle!

The Paper Doodle is all about making patterns and doodles with paper collage but it isn’t ordinary collage as I will explain in this video. It is super simple to do and a great way to use up old papers. So watch the video, then have a play and share the results with me on social media as I would love to see them and all my links are at the end of this post. 

 

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VIDEO: How To Paper Doodle And Use Up Your Leftover Papers

 

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Faber-Castell Mixed Media paper 250gsm
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US alternatives: Daler-Rowney
or Strathmore Mixed Media
CAN Alternative: Strathmore and Canson

Scissors
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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making paper doodles with Kim Dellow

I hope that you have lots of fun when you next paper doodle! It is just a great way to be creative and free with your collage.

Don’t forget I have lots more videos to get your creative brain whirling!


Have a great creative rest of your day and see you next week for your next art video.

Kim

 

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VIDEO: How To Make A Patterned Paper Cactus Collage

A Patterned Paper Cactus Collage

So you all know how I am trying to use up my patterned paper right? And from what you have been telling me you are too! So how about this as a project idea? I’ve used one of my household cactus plants to make a cute little collage and paper pieced picture. I am sharing my full collage process in my video today plus some tips and tricks to help you with your collage.

All the patterned paper I have used is a bit out of date so I haven’t listed the exact papers that I used in my supplies list but the I have listed everything else, so you can find that under the video as usual!

And if you want some more ideas for how to use your patterned papers and found papers and different ways to attach them to your projects come and join my Patreon family!

 

VIDEO: How To Make A Patterned Paper Cactus Collage

 

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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Patterned papers

Daler Rowney – Mixed Media Spiral Sketchpad (I use A3 and cut it down)
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Tracing Paper
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Glue stick
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pencil

doily

scissors

spare paper

tweezers

 

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

 

A Patterned Paper Cactus Collage

I have also put together a playlist of some of most popular patterned paper, found paper and DIY patterned paper videos for you.

Have fun with your collage.

Kim



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VIDEO: Mixed Media Video Hop And Giveaway August 2018 – Sea

VIDEO: Mixed Media Video Hop And Giveaway August 2018 - Sea

 

Video hop time! It’s a mixed media hop with lots of inspiration and giveaways too. The video is below and all the details that you need to find out how to enter plus what is up for offer is below, so scroll on down. But don’t forget that if you want to enter the giveaway you will need to leave your comment on the video on YouTube not here on my blog!

So this mixed media video hop has a theme and you will find lots of inspiration around that theme from the seven artists taking part. Have a look at how I approached the theme!

 

For more art tutorials, process shares, techniques, behind the scenes and product insights come and join my Patreon family!

 

VIDEO: Mixed Media Video Hop And Giveaway August 2018 – Sea

 

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——— HOP GIVEAWAY INFORMATION ———

***TO ENTER***
The giveaway is open to join until August 12th, leave a comment under the video ON YOUTUBE to enter. The more videos on the hop you comment on the greater your chance or winning!

If you are in the US and want to be in with a chance to win the Gelli Arts prize say you are eligible in your comment.

Winners will be announced on Monday August 13th in the first comment on all video’s and in reply to the winners comments
So be sure to check back on the videos.

The winners have 1 week to claim their prize

Prizes will be awarded on a random basis using a number generator from comments on videos.

***PRIZES***
Stamplorations  $20 voucher
Fabscraps  2 times 5 assorted stencils
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Your entries must comply with YouTube’s guidelines.

Any personal data collected during this contest will be for the organisers of the giveaway use only. Your information will not be sold or given away.

This video is not sponsored

 

And of course we would love for you to subscribe to all the channels, like and share the videos too! That would be great thanks!

 

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Daily art has offered us a 5% discount code: KimDellow at their shop.

 

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old designer papers (My Mind’s Eye – Follow Your Heart)

Daily Art Mask Seaweed
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Prima Marketing Watercolor Paints – Decadent Pies set
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Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Muted Violet, Azurite Hue)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pearl Violet)
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Layout Paper (I used: Daler Rowney – Layout Paper Pad – 45gsm / 31lb)
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Seawhite Kraft Display Book Square 30cm (12inch)
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Da Vinci Nova Synthetics Round brush size 3
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Jackson’s Art Raven mop brush size 10/0
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craft knife / cutting mat

pencil

 

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

close-up of the collage whale

 

Don’t forget to leave your comment my video hop video on YouTube then hop on over to Susanne Rose  for the next stop on the video hop!

Kim


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Art It Friday – Show Your Face

 

If you are looking for the paper-pieced photo how-to click here to jump right to it!

 

Hey, hey, hey Facers! We are here again, another Friday Portrait share for the week and I’ve got a fun one for you today (well, I think it is fun, whether you do or not is, well, up to you!).

Before we get going, let’s do the admin stuff:

1. August Is Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}.
Next week is the first Friday of August and anyone who wants to join in the Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name} can do. All the info you need is in my Show Your Face blog post from 10th July. Briefly, it is to make some face art inspired by one (or more if you like) of the other sharers from our #ShowYourFace community.

It is optional, you don’t have to do an ‘inspired by’ face but it is a great way to stretch ourselves, don’t you think? So do have a go at least once in August if not the whole of August! But if you don’t want to play, then just carry on as normal Show Your Face.

2. Blog Button
We have a blog button now! Woop! Woop! Anyone who wants to wear it on their blog with pride can grab the HTML code from below the blog button here:

grab button for Kim Dellow

<div class=”kim-dellow-button” >
<a href=”http://www.kimdellow.co.uk/search/label/Show%20Your%20Face” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>
<img src=”https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-m4gbOaqIOA8/VbDAKMb-ibI/AAAAAAAATcM/Stn201EJlZc/s512-Ic42/KimDellowShowYourFace.jpg” alt=”Kim Dellow” />
</a>
</div>

To Install It:
On WordPress.com:

  • Select all the grab code in the box below the button image above and copy.
  • Go to your WP-admin and in the dashboard click ‘Appearance’ then ‘widgets’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Find the ‘Text’ widget in the ‘Available Widget’ list and drag it up to ‘Main Sidebar’ area or whichever area you want to place it.
  • Paste the Grab code for the blog button into the body of the text widget box, give it a title if you want (optional), and press ‘save’.

I’m assuming it is similar if you are using a self-hosted wordpress (wordpress.org) but I don’t have a self-hosted version so can’t check. Please let me know if it is different!

On Blogger:

  • Select all the grab code in the box below the button image above and copy.
  • Go to the design area of your Blogger blog and select ‘Layout’.
  • Choose ‘Add A Gadget’ in the Sidebar section or whichever section you want to place it, then pick ‘HTML/JavaScript’ from the pop-up Gadget list.
  • Paste the Grab code for the blog button into the ‘Content’ area of the gadget, give it a title if you want (optional), and press ‘Save’

Yay! Blog Button! On blog! Hopefully!

PS. I take no responsibility for messing up your blog if it doesn’t work! Eek! Hey, relax – it will be OK!

3. New Here? Never Fear!
For anyone new here, this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing.

Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy, then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s.

Finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome, so come join in and spread the word on your blog/social media outlets. Use hashtag #ShowYourFace if you like!

And remember for August we are doing Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name} for those who want to play along.

Admin Over – Let’s Get On With The Share!

Really I should have done a quick share this week as the post is quickly turning into a bit of a mountain. But true to Kimberley (that’s me btw) form, I’ve decided to share a process blog post today for a bit of fun.

 

Paper-Pieced Photo How-To

I shall try to keep it quick – feel free to ask any questions if any bit is unclear.

My face share this week looks far more complex than it actually is.

Collage Selfie made from Studio Calico papers

 

It is a paper collage selfie made up from bits of patterned paper and it is super simple to do and surprisingly, or at least for me, still resembles the original model, which as it was a selfie was in fact me.

 

If you want to have a go at this you will need:
A photo of a face
Photo-editing software like Photoshop Elements or similar (I’m guessing that the free online photo-editing software PicMonkey can do this too but I’ve not had a go yet.)
Tracing paper
Pencil
Scissors
Craft knife, I used a swivel knife
Cutting board
Patterned paper
Glue

 

 

Step 1 – Open Your Head Shot

 

A selfie in Photoshop Elements

Open up your head shot. It doesn’t have to be perfect, obviously you are perfect, but the photo doesn’t have to be!

 

 

Step 2 – Change The Colour

 

Changing the colours of a selfie in Photoshop Elements

 

Change the colour of the photo according to the light and shade areas. You can do this different ways and it depends on the software you are using. I did it in Photoshop Elements by first making a copy layer of the photograph then using the Hard Mix option from the drop-down menu in the layers palette.

(I am totally happy to walk you through this if you are lost, so do shout if I’m being too jargony!).

 

 

Step 3 – Trace The Face

 

Trace the face from the photo

 

You can print out your photograph or if you are impatient, like me, take a soft pencil and just trace the image directly from the screen (assuming you don’t have a touchscreen computer that is!). DON’T PRESS HARD! You don’t want to mess up your screen do you? Now, using the stylised photograph from Step 2 as reference, pick out the papers you want to use for each layer.

I decided to used red where there were black tones and teal for the red, yellow and white areas of the photograph but you can go with whatever you want, I mean that is the fun part, right?

 

 

Step 4 – Transfer Each Layer

 

Transfer the image to the back of the patterned paper

 

So switch off your head from seeing an image of a face and start thinking pattern and layers – the colours from the stylised picture in Step 2 should help, or if you are using a black and white photo then the gradients of grey will help.

Transfer the traced image onto the back of your paper but only the important parts for the paper, So for the red paper, which was representing the black area of the photo in Step 2, I just did the outline of the head and the pupils of the eyes. For the dark teal paper, which was representing the red areas in the photo, I just transferred the outline of the face and the shadow under the nose, under the cheekbone and the lips.

 

 

Continue until you have each layer transferred to the back of the patterned paper.

 

 

Step 5 – Cut It Out

 

 

Cut out the pieces and start building them up into the picture. There will be some small bits so if you think you might lose them then put them into a spare envelope as you work. It does not have to be super accurate.

 

 

Step 6 – Jigsaw Puzzle Time!

 

Sticking the face piece together

 

Remember the tracing paper from Step 3? Well it makes the perfect map to help you glue your cut-out paper pieces in the correct places. Layer the tracing paper over the top and flip it on and off as you place the cut-out pieces.

There you have it, a patterned paper collage selfie and my Show Your Face share this week.

 

Patterned Paper collage Selfie

 

Hey, put it in a frame and it would make a fun version of your family portraits for your home, wouldn’t it? Right, I’m off to do one of David to put on our Kitchen Gallery wall we are slowly adding to!

So it was a long time getting here but…

 

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace for those of you that use them. Please do let anyone you think would be interested in sharing their portraits know about our community here.

Don’t forget: during August, Art It Friday – Show Your Face will become Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}. Learn more about it from my 10th July 2015 blog post.

Catch you later Face-Artinators

Kim

PS. Some other places you might want to link your work to: Painted pages share at Paint Party Friday.

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‘Tick Tock, Tick Tock’ Says The Time Fairy

Ok, a break from Monoprinting with my Gelatine plates and time to meet the Time Fairy!

You probably already know him, he is responsible for those moments when you suddenly find it is much later in the day than you thought and you haven’t achieved as much as you should have, amongst other time-related weirdness of course!

So take a good look.

I’ve recently started a new journal dedicated heavily to collage and my time fairy is cut from a magazine but I’ve used the small Watchface from the new precut rubber stamps range from Creative Expressions for his head.

His wings are made of Kaleidoscope Precut Stamp and some doodling.

Then a bit of journalling and you can read into it whatever you want. 

Tick Tock!

Hope you are having fun with the time fairy today. 

Hope he sprinkles you with lots of time to do all the things you want…

Kim