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VIDEO: 5 Ways With Embossing Folders

 

Looking for some ways to get the most out of your embossing folders? Try this video! I have 5 Ways With Embossing Folders for you today. It’s short but sweet and packed with different techniques for using your embossing folders. All the techniques can be adapted to use in your next card making, art journaling, mixed media or painting project. So have fun with them and see where you can take them next!

And there are plenty more ideas where these have come from so keep your eye peels because if you like this video then I might do a whole series of ‘5 Ways With’ videos. Shout if you have any products you would like me to cover! All the products used are listed under the video as usual!

 

VIDEO: 5 Ways With Embossing Folders

 

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Embossing folders (I used: Sizzix – Candy Hearts, Chevron Texture, Party Time Dots. Kaisercraft – Streamers)
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Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

Printer paper (basic and light weight)
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Drawing paper 120 gsm/ 75lb
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Cardstock 290gsm (approx 130lb)
Buy from Card Blanks Direct UK
Here are some alternatives:
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Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Derwent Inktense blocks
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Inscribe Oil Pastels
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Cuttlebug Die-cutting machine
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Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Brayers
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
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Buy from Simon Says Stamp US (Ships Worldwide)

Crayola Crayon (wax)
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Household wax candle
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paint (Permanent Violet Dark)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Spreader
Brush

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

 

 

If you are looking for some more ways to make resists for your Mermaid Markers or other watercolors then watch my ‘Mixed Media Resists‘ video!

And get the more from your stash with this playlist of ideas for using what you already have.

 

See you back here on Friday for the video hop!

Kim



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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)
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)
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Buy from Blitsy US (Ships Worldwide)

Creative Stencils – Leaves
Buy from CraftStash UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

Mixed Media Artist Paper (160gsm/ 98lb) (I’ve used Curtisward Multi Media paper. I’ve listed some alternatives for US and CAN)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

 

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: Product Test – Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles

VIDEO: Product Test - Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles

 

Did you spot the nozzles I used in my art journal process video on Sunday? They are the Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles and some of you were a little curious about them! So today I am sharing a quick product test video for them with some tips on using them and what you can use them with. Let me know if you have any more questions or if you have used them! I would love to know what you think of them, so please do share your experiences too!

 

VIDEO: Product Test – Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles

 

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

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (120 ml)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Galeria Winsor & Newton Paint Tube (60 ml)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paint (59 ml)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Daler And Rowney System 3 acrylic paint (75 ml metal tubes)
…Buy from Amazon:  UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

 

Paints not to use with the nozzles:

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (too thick)
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

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

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

 

Junk Journal

 

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

 

 

Let me know if you have questions about any of the other products that you see me use. If I can I will try and answer them!

Kim



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VIDEO: Art Product Test – Magic Sponge

Recently I came across the ‘Magic Sponge’ which can lift dry watercolour paint from paper and was super curious about it, I mean who wouldn’t be with a name like ‘Magic Sponge’? So today I have a new video with a product test for the Magic Sponge.

If you haven’t come across this product yet it is actually melamine foam which has really strong abrasive properties, i.e. it scrubs well! The structure of the foam is such that it acts like a super fine sandpaper. The funny thing is is that you may already have some in your home as it has been marketed as a cleaning product under various names for many years.

I don’t know exactly when they started marketing it to artists as a watercolour eraser but I think it has been on the art product market for a good decade but you can correct me if I am wrong!

VIDEO: Art Product Test - Magic Sponge by Kim Dellow

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For my test I have compared how it works with watercolour paints, Distress Crayons, Slick Stix, Distress Stain, Distress Ink and tried it out on hot and cold press watercolour paper as well as an ordinary cardstock. So sit back and enjoy the film!

Oh and keep an eye out for a sneak peek at one of my new stencil designs for PaperArtsy (SPOILER ALERT: it’s pictured above if you missed it!).

VIDEO: Art Product Test – Magic Sponge





PRODUCTS USED:
Magic Sponge
Fabriano Classico 5 Fat Pad 300g/m (140lb)
Bockingford Watercolour paper cold press
Cardstock Smooth 290g/m 
Winsor and Newton Watercolours
Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections Watercolor
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set 
Crayola Twistables Slick Stix
Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Results of using magic sponge on different materials, with a video by Kim Dellow

Above is a close-up of the results on the different papers and colouring products. As I said is it an abrasive and I did use it on my stencil with no apparent ill effect. All though I personally don’t think I would want to use it over and over again on the same stencil. I think it is cool for the occasional use to get specific effects, but I will leave you to make your own mind up about how you would like to use it!

And so that you can see the stencil again (*WINK*) here is a close-up of the results of the lifting of the watercolour paint through the stencil on the cold press watercolour paper.

close up of using Magic sponge through a stencil, video by Kim Dellow

Hope that the video was useful, I do plan to do more product testing from time to time so let me know if you have an art or craft product you would like to see in action and if I have it I will do my best to test it and video the results!

Meanwhile, don’t forget to watch my last product test video which was the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Versus Crayola Slick Stix face-off!

Kim

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