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VIDEO: Easy watercolor mixed media flower art

Try this easy watercolor mixed media flower art project with video by Kim Dellow.

Watercolor and gel medium don’t mix, right? Well, oddly enough I love working with gel medium and watercolor together, you just get the most amazing textures and effects. Take for instance my video this week. It’s a super easy, mixed media flower art tutorial that uses glass bead gel and watercolor. I know, crazy! But look how much fun it is! And all that amazing texture.

But I have a confession, I made a totally rookie mistake! Got a bit too excited and threw caution to the wind when I really should have been patient and waited. Be patient? Yeah, that word is so not in my vocabulary! Anyway, I won’t spoil the fun, you can watch what mistake I made and how I fixed it too in the video!

Before we start the video, go grab your popcorn, or maybe that should be go grab your paper and paints! Because, I just wanted to let you know that at the end I have a special shout out to one of my YouTube channel subscribers!

VIDEO: Easy watercolor mixed media flower art

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Supplies
Daler and Rowney Mixed Media Paper:
     Buy Daler Rowney in the UK;  Buy Daler Rowney in the US
Newspaper
Golden Regular gel (gloss):
     Buy Regular Gel UK; Buy Regular Gel US
Plastic card
Flat brush
PaperArtsy Kim Dellow Stencil PS046:
     Buy PaperArtsy Stencil UK; Buy PaperArtsy Stencil US
Golden Glass Bead Gel:
     Buy Bead gel UK; Buy Bead gel US
Palette knife
Dr PH. Martin’s Hydrus (set 1):
     Buy Hydrus UK; Buy Hydrus US  (Hail Hydrus! – Sorry, bad geek reference – hail hydra – Marvel – get it? *Sigh, just me then!)
water spray
Round brush
Kitchen towel
Holbein Gouache Brilliant gold
     Buy Holbein gold UK; Buy Holbein gold US
PaperArtsy Kim Dellow Stamps EKD05 (pre-decorated see my butterfly art slice video)
     Buy PaperArtsy Stamps UK; Buy PaperArtsy Stamps US (UK);

Close up of the texture you can achieve! See the video by Kim Dellow

Did you spot the shout out? It is a massive thank you to Diane Zureski and you can see the project that she shared with us at the end of the video.

Diane tried out the technique I used in my ‘Technique: PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium’ video and we are now both fans of this technique! Thank you so much for sharing your project with us Diane! You can find Diane over on pinterest so go and say ‘hi’ and let her know how much you liked her project!

If you would like to have a shout out in one of my videos then please do share something you made inspired by one of my videos, tag me in social media (links below) so that I can see it and perhaps the next shout out will be yours!

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I shall catch you all later! Happy creating.
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PaperArtsy Found Object Gel Skin

PaperArtsy Found Object Gel Skin by Kim Dellow

I was on the PaperArtsy blog recently with a project for their Found Objects theme, did you see it? I decided to go for a gel skin-based project using an old washer and a large grommet both found in the street, ‘coz that is what I do, I find rubbish in the street and recycle it into art. Basically I am a Womble, except I don’t live on Wimbledon Common. No the prices are too high in Wimbledon, I’m more an East London girl!

There is also an piece of old comic book in this project, found in my stash of old comic books for the purpose of art making and also I used some tissue paper found in some packaging of a parcel. So all of it is made from found objects. Well except the stamps, pencils and gel parts!

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You can see right through the PaperArtsy Found Object Gel Skin by Kim Dellow

I love how the tissue paper has become practically invisible in the final project. To make it I placed a piece of comic book on some tissue paper and stamped the electro heart and border stamps that I designed for PaperArtsy EKD04. Then I used a mix of Prismacolor pencils and Faber-Castell Polychromo pencils to colour the heart. 

To make the gel skin and incorporate the image in it, I first added a layer of Liquitex Pouring Medium to an area the size of the tissue paper that I had marked off on an old plastic bag. Then I layered the tissue paper and comic book page on top of the gel and added the washer and grommet where I wanted them to be. Then I added another layer of Pouring medium over the top to cover the tissue paper and found objects and added some sprinkles of the Royal Blood Infusions, also from PaperArtsy. 

Just after pouring the medium for the PaperArtsy Found Object Gel Skin by Kim Dellow

Once this was mostly dry I pealed the gel skin off of the plastic backing and let it dry completely. The skin with the tissue and  found pieces almost looks as if it is a resin piece doesn’t it? Except it is quite flexible. 

To turn the washer and grommet into functional holes to hang the piece from I then just cut out the gel skin and tissue from the centre of each with a craft knife. then all that is left is deciding how to show it and for this I decided to use wire. Initially my idea was to hang it like a banner in the window so that you can see the light coming through and get the most out of the translucent effect but this proved harder to do as I don’t have an appropriate hook to hang it from. So in the end I went for a wire stand held in a small jug.  

Cutting through the holes for the PaperArtsy Found Object Gel Skin by Kim Dellow

If you like gel skins then you might find my ‘How To Make A Gel Skin Heart’ tutorial over on the Blitsy blog interesting. Or you could revisit some of my experiments with different acrylic mediums and gels in my ‘Art Journal Sharing Thursday – Acrylic Gel Skins’ blog post if you want to get started with gel skins and have a play yourself with the products you have to hand.

Click on the photos below to go directly to the blog post you want to visit:

How To Make A Gel Skin Heart Tutorial by Kim Dellow

Acrylic Skins Experiments by Kim Dellow


Have a super fun and creative week!

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Using Pencils With Your Stencils

Using Derwent Graphitint pencils with stencils by Kim Dellow

Today I am using pencils with my stencils again! Ok, that kind of rhymes doesn’t it? Pencils with my stencils, it makes me think of bananas in pyjamas coming down the stairs for some reason! Any ho, moving rapidly on, I’ve not lost it, honest. Well, I might have lost it but how would I know?!

The pencils I am using with my stencils today are the Derwent Graphitints and a Stabilo All. Both these types of pencils are watersoluble and perfect for using with stencils.  

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Close-up of Derwent Graphitint pencils used with a stencil by Kim Dellow

My last pencils with stencil share was using them for a bit of stencil rubbing and if you want to see that go check my video showing the process on my YouTube channel. Did you see the project I then went on to make with the stencil rubbing? If you didn’t you can catch up with the video of that project on YouTube too (or just scroll down to the blog post under this one!).

This time I’m using the pencils directly through the stencil and the stencil I am using is one of my own designs for PaperArtsy, the PS046 stencil. I’m working in one of my junk journals on a page that I’ve treated with a layer of gesso first. I started by scribbling through the stencil with the Graphitint pencils and then, after the pencil colour was down, I added some water to each of the colour areas with a waterbrush.

One of my favorite pencils is the Stabilo All and I used this last to add the dark background and flicked texture.

All the pencils used for this big flower stencil project by Kim Dellow

Aren’t pencils the greatest! So simple but so versatile too! Will you be getting your pencils out this weekend? Which are your favourites? Let me know!

And don’t forget to catch up with this week’s Art Slice Video at 1pm (BST) on YouTube or around 7pm (BST) on Instagram. See you there!

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AS FEATURED ON: The PaperArtsy Blog – Little Door

Are you fascinated by doors? I am! Totally beguiled by them. What do you think it is that is so enticing about them? For me I think it is the idea of all the wonderful possibilities that may lie behind them. What about you? Is that the same for you?

Well if, like me, you are enchanted by doors then the challenge over on the PaperArtsy blog at the moment might be perfect for you as it is all about Windows, Doors and Architecture. Yesterday it was my turn to be on the blog so I made this interactive art journal page.

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Little Door A grungy but cute interactive Art journal page by Kim Dellow

I went with a grungy look using DecoArt black modeling paste roughly through the Retro shapes stencil I designed for PaperArtsy PS040. I was going for a street look, rough and dirty with an odd little door that you might have just walked past without seeing. It looks out of place so almost magical.

So I didn’t need the whole stencil design in the background just touches of it to add texture to the background. I also added in lines to ground the door so that it wasn’t just free-floating and to give an idea of the larger architecture that the door might belong to.

Close up of the little door on the grungy but cute interactive Art journal page by Kim Dellow

The door is from the PaperArtsy HP1601 stamp set and is a lovely architectural feature, but have you spotted the interactive part of my project, yet?  Ok so it isn’t so secret! Yes, I’ve made the doors so that they open and there is something hidden behind them.

If you want to do this too, it is really simple. First you just add a little space so that you can put something behind the doors. To add this dimension I’ve first stamped the image on cardboard from an old box, trimmed it down into a frame that is smaller than the door image. I then stamped the door on paper painted brown and again on paper painted purple and cut out the frame and doors separately from those images but making sure that you have an overlap on the door part so that you can stick the overlap to the back of the frame.

I also made sure that the back of the doors had some colour too so that when they were open you still get that splash of colour on the inside of the doors. Then it is just a case of layering up the cardboard, doors and door frame and sticking the panel to the background.

Making the frame for the door on the grungy but cute interactive Art journal page by Kim Dellow

The secret behind the door on the grungy but cute interactive Art journal page by Kim Dellow

For the little secret behind the door I made a flower using one of the circle flowers from the EKD06 set and a leaf from the EKD05 set that I designed for PaperArtsy and put them on a stem of wire coiled around a pen. Because they are on coiled wire they can easily ‘pop’ put when the door is open but you can push them back in to the gap made by the cardboard frame so that they are hidden again when the door is closed.

Animation of the door opening on the grungy but cute interactive Art journal page by Kim Dellow

Voila, a cute, grungy, interactive project.

Hope it inspires you make your own window or door themed project and if you do don’t forget to go and link it up to the PaperArtsy challenge blog post to be in with a chance to win money to spend at PaperArtsy.

Kim

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VIDEO: Technique: PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium

Technique: PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium by Kim Dellow

What is that you say? Another video?! That is right! I have a surprise, bonus video to share with you today sharing a fun technique using PaperArtsy Infusions to colour gel medium. So rather than just a static blog post share of my project I have a video walking through the whole process of how to use Infusions to Colour Gel Medium and then use the gel through a stencil.

Like the video that I made for the Gelli Printed Collage Art journal page from a couple of weeks ago, it is all to music with no voice over. But hopefully it is clear what I am doing and if you have any question then please do just ask in the comments!

You can use this technique with any powdered pigments and I first shared it a while back for my ‘How To Decorate A Mesh Bag With Ken Oliver Color Burst’ blog post whilst I was working for Blitsy. In that blog post I used the Ken Oliver’s Colour Burst, to colour gel medium and decorate a pencil case. You can also use Brushos too with this technique but this time I am using Infusions.

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close up of the Technique: PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium by Kim Dellow

The PaperArtsy Infusions are another powdered pigment product but they differ from Brushos and Colour Burst in that they also have a walnut stain crystal in with the pigment. The walnut stain develops more slowly than the pigment when you use the product with liquids and so you get a brown colour developing after the colour has developed. The walnut gives the Infusion colour an interesting antiqued and textured look.

But when you use the Infusions mixed in with gel medium, like the Golden Regular Gel the walnut doesn’t develop but instead the crystals act as a grit to give the surface a texture when the gel is dry. Take a look at the close up photograph below to see what I mean!

Surface texture of the close up of the PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium by Kim Dellow

Two tips for you: you need to use the gloss gel as this is completely transparent when dry and add as little or as much Infusions as you need, tap them on the gel bit by bit and just mix them in.

It’s totally fun to play with so watch the video and then go have a play yourself!

VIDEO: Technique: PaperArtsy Infusions Coloured Gel Medium

Supplies:
PaperArtsy Infusions Royal Blood
Golden Regular Gel (gloss)
PaperArtsy Stencil PS046 designed by me!
Palette Knife
Something to mix in, I’ve used an old metal pie dish.
Strathmore Mixed Media journal
Spare paper
Plastic card like an old gift card or credit card
Old book page

If you want another fun and different way to use PaperArtsy Infusions then you might like my ‘PaperArtsy Infusions Meet Embossing/ Watermark Ink’ blog post!

Hope you enjoyed the video and if you did then please pop over to my YouTube channel and subscribe and like my movies as it helps me to make more videos! Thank you!

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VIDEO: Textured And Layered Art Journal Page Using Stamped Layers And Watercolours

Kim Dellow Layered and textured art journal page

If you didn’t think you could make a textured, layered watercolour art journal page then I hope that my video today will change your mind! We are all quite use to using acrylic paints to add layers to our art journal pages but how about watercolour layering? It is a little harder as watercolour will react to water even after it is dry but it is still possible to work on a watercoloured background without it washing away!

And as for adding texture with watercolours, well there are lots of methods some you might be very familiar with such as using large salt grains or crunched up cling film or Saran wrap, but there are other methods too like using stencils and I share one way to use your stencils to add texture to your watercolours today along with methods for layering and creating this art journal page.



VIDEO: Art Journal: PaperArtsy Stamped Layers And Watercolours





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PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamps (EKD04, EKD05, EKD06)
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Buy from PaperArtsy UK (Ships Worldwide)

PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stencil (PS040)
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Buy from PaperArtsy UK (Ships Worldwide)

Bockingford Hot press Watercolor paper pad
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Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolor (I used the 24 half pan Metal Box Set but I’ve linked to the paints in general as the set wasn’t available everywhere)
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Prima Marketing Watercolor Paints – Decadent Pies set
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Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils
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Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
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Layout Paper (I used: Daler Rowney – Layout Paper Pad – 45gsm / 31lb)
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Scissors

Course sea salt

Brushes:
Unbranded 1″ wide flat brush from a store visit to Great Art (they don’t seem to have the brush online)

Pro Arte Connoisseur Series 100 Size 0
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You may have spotted that I have used the new stamps and stencils that I designed for the PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} range?! If you haven’t seen the new release yet then pop to my new PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp And Stencil Release February 2017 blog post from Sunday.

Meanwhile here are some close up pictures of this project, I love the way that the stencil texture peeks through the butterfly!

close up of the texture on the Layered and textured art journal page by Kim Dellow

more of the texture on the Layered and textured art journal page by Kim Dellow

Hope you enjoyed watching the video and shout if you have any questions!

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New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Anneke De Clerck

It is a real treat to be able to post another set of stunning art from another amazing Artist. Yesterday we were delighted by lots of gorgeous clean and simple design inspiration from Michelle Short using the new the PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} stamps and stencils. If you missed it you can catch up with it in yesterday’s Showcase blog post.

Today we have the gorgeous work of Anneke De Clerck and her lovely samples using these new products. Anneke works with mixed media and she is amazing at layering.

So let’s kick off with a bright and cheery tag with lots of layers first.

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Anneke De Clerck Warm colours tag

Anneke has used one of the small flower stencils from PS048 and I think I even spot one of the stamps from my first PaperArtsy release EKD01 to make the background. Then she has used stamps from the new EKD04 to build up the foreground.

Next is a lovely single stem circle flower with stamps again from EKD04 and EKD05. The sentiment is from EKD01.

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Anneke De Clerck Single Bloom Card

Next up is a pair of beautiful tags which have so many amazing layers that I might actually miss which products she has used! So forgive me if I do! I spot the retro shapes stencil PS040 with stamps from EKD06. Then layering of the small flowers stencils PS048 used in different ways. Very cleverly and beautifully done!

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Anneke De Clerck Matching Tags

I love Anneke’s use of colour and you can see that in this tag which uses the leaf stencil from PS048 and stamps from EKD06. And for another completely different look scroll down to the next card and the pattern Anneke has made using the small round stamp from EKD06.

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Anneke De Clerck Yellow and Blue Tags

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Anneke De Clerck Circle Pattern Card

Some more layering and Use of the small circle again from EKD06 plus one of the flowers from that set too.

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Anneke De Clerck Bright page

For this next project can you spot all the stamping work in the background? Anneke has made some more patterns this time using the heart stone stamp from EKD06, and you can see the hearts again as a little highlight in the bottom left-hand corner.

There is also some texture from the texture stamp in EKD05 and a great use of a small flower stencil from PS048 to make a focal point. The sentiment is from EKD02.

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Anneke De Clerck Enjoy the little things

For the final samples Anneke has gone all textured with some texture paste through the large flower stencil PS046, and I just love the way she has coloured this!

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Anneke De Clerck Big Bloom Texture

I hope that you enjoyed these samples, weren’t they gorgeous? A Big, Big thank you to Anneke for her wonderful work.

If you haven’t yet, do go and visit Anneke De Clerck’s blog Some Fiddling On The Kitchen Table, you can catch all of her colourful adventures there as well as on Facebook and Instagram too. So go say ‘hi’ and sign up to her feeds for more inspiration.

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New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Michelle Short

It is a little nerve wracking asking people to work with something new that you have designed. I don’t know if other designers feel this too but there is something amazing about seeing the sketches that you did being turned into products that other people are, hopefully, going to have fun with.

So seeing the way that Michelle Short and Anneke De Clerck breathed life into these products for the February Release of the new stamps and stencils in the PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} range with their beautiful samples brings me real joy. I wanted to share that joy here on my blog with a blog post dedicated to each of these talented designers and showcasing their lovely samples.

So I will kick off today with a showcase of Michelle Short‘s beautiful work. Michelle has a wonderful clean and simple style to her work and for her samples she has made some beautiful cards and tags.

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Michelle Short Retro-Electro Heart Card

I love how Michelle uses negative space and dimension in her work with great colouring and the odd splash of ink and paint from time to time! For her first sample above she has used the retro-electro heart (I so hope that name sticks!) and frame from EKD04.

The next sample (below) she has used one of the small flower stencils from the PS048 stencil and embossed it into her background. Totally love that effect. The butterfly is from EKD05.

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Michelle Short Butterfly Card

In this next card Michelle has used the large flower stamp from EKD06 with the leaves from EKD05 and some lovely colouring and masking to make this stunning focal flower. Just gorgeous!

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Michelle Short Big Bloom Card

The next two samples are matching tags and so clever with stamps from EKD06 plus the sentiment stamp from my original release set EKD01. In the first tag also uses the texture stamp from EKD05 but if you move down to the second tag you will spot the large flower stencil PS046 embossed into the background.

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Michelle Short Let Yourself Grow Blue Tag

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Products Showcase: Michelle Short Let Yourself Grow white Tag

How totally gorgeous are these samples? Big, Big thank you Michelle for these wonderful samples!

If you haven’t had a chance do visit Michelle Short’s blog The Card Grotto and say hello. She makes some fabulous videos too on her YouTube Channel The Card Grotto that are well worth watching and subscribing to, plus you can find her over on Instagram.

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New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp And Stencil Release February 2017

Gelli print using with the new stencils and stamps by Kim Dellow

You guys know I am a bit circle obsessed and from what I’ve heard from you, a lot of you are too! Which is great news because my new designs for PaperArtsy. have lots of circles and circles flowers and I can not wait to see what you do with them.

Yes it is NEW PRODUCT release time. I have three new stamps sets and three new stencils as part of the PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} range. The new stamps do follow on from my earlier release last year but this year I thought I would change it up a little bit. I’ve been hankering after some mixed flowers and longing for a large flower, big is best right?! Plus I have some frames, a butterfly and what I am calling retro-electro heart.

I hope that you have lots of fun with them!

 

New PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp And Stencil Release February 2017

 

For the stencils I’ve continued with the floral theme for two of the stencils and there is one large flower stencil and a stencil with three smaller flowers and a leaf. But get this – you also get the mask for these stencils too as they come nested in the mylar sheet they have been cut from (don’t throw it away!), you just need to nip them out and you have a stencil and a mask, two for the price of one!

 

The third stencil is a more abstract cluster of retro-style circles and rectangles and very much designed with texture and pattern in mind. It’s going to be fun to see where we can go with these new designs!

 

Flower and leaves card using the new stamps from Kim Dellow

I love everything from clean and simple card making to mixed media messiness and art journaling so it is important to me that the products have multiple uses and can be applied to different types of projects.

But who better to showcase this than my two amazing release day wingmen Anneke De Clerke and Michelle Short?! Both of these talented artists have different have made some amazing samples for this launch of these new products. It is a real joy to see them bring these products to life! Here is a little teaser of their samples. They have more on their own blogs, just click the pictures below to go to their blogs and give them some love!

 

Anneke De Clerck samples for the February 2017 PaperArtsy {Kim Dellow} Product release

 

 

Michelle Short samples for the February 2017 PaperArtsy {Kim Dellow} Product release

 

 

I’ve also got some of my own samples to share with you this week starting with the making of this journal page using the large flower stencil PS046, the retro shapes stencil PS040, the small flower stencils PS048 and the line stamp from the EKD04 stamp set.

I’ve used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints to make this page and the colours I’ve used are Blue Oyster, China, Limelight, Banana, Bubble Gum and Coral, scroll down further to see the video showing how the page from start to finish.

 

 

Large PaperArtsy Flower Art Journal Page using new stamps and stencils from Kim Dellow

 

 

VIDEO: Art Journal: Large PaperArtsy Stencil Flower

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PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamps EKD04
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PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stencil PS040, PS046 and PS048
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PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints: Blue Oyster, China, Limelight, Banana, Bubble Gum and Coral
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Strathmore Mixed media journal (9″ x 12″)
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Cut N Dry Foam sponge
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Junk Journal

Scissors
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Sharpie Paint pen (waterbased, White)
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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I used Micron Pigma pen Micron Pigma pen but I now use and recomend these:
Uni pin Marker pens
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Pencil
Palette
Plastic card

You can see from the film that there are so many ways to use the stencils, for example, I’ve used the whole retro shapes stencil to add texture to the collage pieces but then used it again, but only a part of it to add a bit of focal point detail and interest to the centre of the flower as you can see in this close up picture below.

I doodled in the little retro rectangles background but if you remember back to the EKD03 set there was a similar design in that set that you could use instead! So totally mix and match.

 

Close up of the flower head from the Large PaperArtsy Flower Art Journal Page using new stamps and stencils from Kim Dellow

 

 

Come back tomorrow for a closer look at Michelle Short‘s samples and then on Tuesday for Anneke De Clerck samples or pop over to their blogs to see them now. You can also see more about this new release over on the PaperArtsy blog including a step by step project from me.

 

I hope you enjoy playing with these. Now that you have seen them what do you think you will make first?

 

Kim

 

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VIDEO: How To Decorate A Wood Block

I’m excited today because I have another new project video to share with you! This week my video share is the last in my current PaperArtsy Make and Take video series and if you love the fabulous Lin Brown stamp range then you are going to love this video!

How to decorate a wood block, Video by Kim Dellow #videotutorial #KimDellow

This week’s video shows me decorating a wood block using Lin Brown stamps, Fresco Finish acrylic paint and finishing it off with a bit of transfer foil bling and the Prima Marketing Christine Adolph adhesive rub-ons.

But as well as sharing all the steps, from start to finish, I’ve also shared some of my favorite design theory hacks and how I like to use them, so sit back and enjoy the video!


[I do use affiliate links and there are some in this blog post.]

VIDEO: Decorate A Wood Block With PaperArtsy Stamps and Paints

Products Used:
Wooden block 20.6 x 9.6 cm, thickness 20 mm, Empress Tree
Prima Marketing Christine Adolph Adhesive Rub-ons Hearts: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
Stix2 transfer foils – I used copper
PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Lin Brown} Stamps ELB29: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Lin Brown} Stamps ELB30: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
Vanilla, Teresa Green, Zucchini, Blueberry, Autumn Fire, Chocolate Pudding
Ranger Archival ink – Sienna, Fern Green, Coffee
Palette
Sponge or foam

More Videos!

If you want to catch up with the other three PaperArtsy Make and Take project videos then you can find them by clicking on the photos below:

VIDEO: Rainbow Painted Mini-Notebook
 VIDEO: Seth Apter-Inspired Canvas Board PaperArtsy Make and Take
VIDEO: Decorated Tape Dispenser Project

So has anything jumped out at you from this video series? Any techniques you want to revisit or try for your next project? I would love to know so do leave me a comment!

And don’t worry, this series of videos might have finished but I have more planned so keep your eyes peeled here or over on my YouTube Channel for my next art video adventure share!

Kim



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VIDEO: Rainbow Painted Mini-Notebook

New video time and another in my PaperArtsy Make and Take video series. If you haven’t yet caught up with this series this is the third of four projects. The first I shared was the Seth Apter-Inspired Canvas Board and the second was the Decorated Tape Dispenser Project. I put together all these projects for PaperArtsy and then ran them as Make and Take projects for them at Crafting At Ally Pally in September last year.

But as I’ve been getting into videoing I decided to video the making of the samples and then share the projects here on my blog as well so that if you managed to do the make and take you have a handy refresher of what we did but if you didn’t managed to make, it then you can now do a similar project at home, at your own pace watching the video.

So this week the project is the decorating of a notebook cover.

A painted rainbow notebook cover by Kim Dellow

All using PaperArtsy Stamps from three different designers (one of them me, in case you hadn’t spotted my little lion!) and PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints.

It is super bright and super textured, although you can’t really see the texture in the photo above, but it is! I applied the paint in a particular way, as I show in the video, to give an almost ridges or lined texture to the cover.

And of course strong rainbow effect colours were all the rage last year in the mixed media world and this is a super fun way to add that effect to your projects too.

VIDEO: Rainbow Painted Mini-Notebook

Products Used:
Wooden notebook 8.5 x 11cm
PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamps EKD03: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Emma Godfrey} Stamps EEG20: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
PaperArtsy Jofy Mini 53: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
Snowflake, London Bus, Bourgainvillea, Limelight (or Chartreuse and Cheesecake), Mermaid, Baltic blue
Ranger Archival – Jet Black
Cardstock -white
Scissors
Golden Regular gel medium (gloss), glue
Brush
Plastic card e.g. old credit card or gift card
Palette
Spare paper

Here are some close up pictures of the finished cover.

A close up of the texture of the painted rainbow notebook cover by Kim Dellow

A close up of the Stamped images on the painted rainbow notebook cover by Kim Dellow

Enjoy the video!

Kim



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