Friday, 24 June 2016

Show Your Face

Time for some sharing! Who wants to share their face / portrait practice? I hope you do!

Let's get sharing!

First up the admin...

Schedule:
  •  Quick Draw Faces - July 2016 (set a timer to say 10-15 min - or less if you dare! - and draw a face or several faces in that time. Suggested by Gibby Frogett).
  • Change Hands - September 2016 (try using your non-dominant hand to draw/ paint / make your face this month. Suggested by Hazel Agnew).
Remember all are optional prompts, you don't have to use them, they are there if you fancy playing, if not just link up your usual work as normal.


Don't forget:
  • Show Your Face is a community link up for portrait work in any style or medium.
  • the aims are to share, learn, practise, inspire, and be inspired.
  • to make sure that the face artwork is yours, if you use any stamps or templates to build the face they should be designed by you.
  • the link is open from 10 am (BST) every Friday and stays open for a week, so link away.
  • finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome.
  • to link back to the link blog post here for that week.
  • Spread the word on your blog/social media outlets and use the #ShowYourFaceFriday hashtag in social media.
  • There is a prompt every other month. Using the prompts is totally optional and just there if you fancy playing along. You can still post your face work even if you haven't used the prompt.

Looking For The Blog Button?

If you want to wear the blog button with pride then hop on over to Show Your Face 31st July 2015 to grab it and there are instructions on how to put it on your blog there too.


My Share This Week...


My share this week is a little bit of a cheat as I have not had time to do any face practice this week, or more like I have not had time to photograph and blog my face practice this week as I am actually on a bit of a break. So I thought I would pick four of my personal favourite faces from my practice so far this year. Please feel free to do the same for your share if you feel like it!

Over To You...

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

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. Art journal pages, check out the new theme at Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.


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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Published: PaperCrafter Magazine Issue 96 PaperArtsy Summer Stage

Do you get PaperCrafter Magazine from Aceville Publications Ltd? Well if you do and you are a regular then you might have spotted a couple of makes from me over the last few months. I started working for them at the end of last year and I have had makes in issues 92, 95 and now in the current issue - 96.

So that is my article heads-up today - my project in PaperCrafter issue 96!

Kim Dellow's Stage box from PaperCrafter Magazine Issue 96 using PaperArtsy Stamps
[Photo credit: ©CliQQ Photography]

For this article I made a cute sunshine and Summer-inspired stage box with the lovely stamps designed by Jo Firth-Young from her PaperArtsy JOFY stamp set 42 plus some of the flowers from her PaperArtsy JOFY stamp set 41 too. I mean I really could not help myself! Have you seen how cute her stamps are? I just love her girl stamp and so versatile too, change her hair style or the way her head and body tilts and you have a different girl.

You can find these ladies on their Sunshine stage with steps showing how to make the whole project in issue 96 of PaperCrafter Magazine. It might look complicated to make but I assure you that it isn't! What do you think, they are at a summer gala aren't they? Or perhaps it is a Summer craft show?! Mmm I really should have put some paper cakes in there somewhere!

Do let me know if you get the magazine and are inspired to make your own Summer stage, I would love to see it so pop on back and leave me a link to any photos you have of your project.

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Monday, 20 June 2016

Published: Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Tutorial In Simply Cards And Papercraft 151

Hey guys, I am pretty excited about my share with you today! It is my latest article from the new issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 151.

If you have ever wondered why I struggle to post regularly to my blog, and why sometimes it can be a little quiet around here, you pop on other and you can almost see the tumbleweed running across my blog! Well most of the time it is because I am making things for clients that I just can't share.

But now, thanks to some of my lovely clients, I CAN share some of my article work with you once it has hit the shelves. Which is just great for me because I do get a bit excited about my art and craft and what I do, so I love sharing with you guys as I know you are just like me in that respect!

Kim Dellow's Distress Crayon Article for Simply Cards and Papercraft 151

I'm kicking this off today with an article I did for Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 151 using the newish Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.

I totally wish I could say that I took that photograph but I didn't and you have hopefully already spotted the photo credit to Practical Publishing International under the photograph?! *Mutters To Self* This is SO going to make my usual blog post photography look a bit pants, I am so going to have to up my game *Ends Muttering*.

If you get Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine, from Practical Publishing International, then you might have spotted that I am a regular contributor for this magazine, you will also know that it is edited by Amy Gray and you really must go visit her amazing blog!

I've got step by steps for each of the projects in the magazine and some tips and ideas to help inspire your Distress Crayon makes. Plus don't forget my recent YouTube video comparing the Distress Crayons with the Crayola Twistable Slick Stixs too.

I'm looking forward to sharing some more heads-up for article work with you soon.

Oh and before you go, if you have been using the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons (or the Crayola Twistable Slick Stix) how have you been getting on with them? I would love to know!

Catch you later
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Sunday, 19 June 2016

GROWLondon Ticket Giveaway

*****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*****

I have five free tickets for GROWLondon up for grabs!

Each ticket admits two guests to the GROWLondon Charity Garden Party preview on Thursday 23rd June or, if you prefer, you can use it for entry into the event at any time over the GROWLondon weekend 24th - 26th June 2016.


Perfect if you love to plant and also if you love to sketch! Did you spot some of my sketches from the Terrarium making workshop I went to with London Terrariums? It was great fun and a great excuse to do some sketching practice. You could make a terrarium too at GROWLondon or try some of the other things going on!

Kim Dellow Sketching

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win a ticket is comment below. 

You get extra entries for sharing this blog post on social media just add me to the share so that I can see it (if you don't add me it won't count as an entry!)

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Have I forgotten any?! You get the idea, you can find me as Kim Dellow on most things!

Giveaway closes Monday 20th June 10am, it is open to UK residents only and I shall contact you for your mailing address if you win so please respond promptly as we need to send the tickets out on Monday so that you can get them in time! The tickets are for entry into the event and do not include getting to and from the event.

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Friday, 17 June 2016

Show Your Face

Welcome to Friday Facers! Time for some more work sharing. Hope you are up for it!

Shall we share again this week?

First up the admin...

Schedule:
  •  Quick Draw Faces - July 2016 (set a timer to say 10-15 min - or less if you dare! - and draw a face or several faces in that time. Suggested by Gibby Frogett).
  • Change Hands - September 2016 (try using your non-dominant hand to draw/ paint / make your face this month. Suggested by Hazel Agnew).
Remember all are optional prompts, you don't have to use them, they are there if you fancy playing, if not just link up your usual work as normal.


Don't forget:
  • Show Your Face is a community link up for portrait work in any style or medium.
  • the aims are to share, learn, practise, inspire, and be inspired.
  • to make sure that the face artwork is yours, if you use any stamps or templates to build the face they should be designed by you.
  • the link is open from 10 am (BST) every Friday and stays open for a week, so link away.
  • finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome.
  • to link back to the link blog post here for that week.
  • Spread the word on your blog/social media outlets and use the #ShowYourFaceFriday hashtag in social media.
  • There is a prompt every other month. Using the prompts is totally optional and just there if you fancy playing along. You can still post your face work even if you haven't used the prompt.

Looking For The Blog Button?

If you want to wear the blog button with pride then hop on over to Show Your Face 31st July 2015 to grab it and there are instructions on how to put it on your blog there too.


My Share This Week...

A WIP face from Kim Dellow for Show Your Face

My share this week is a work in progress that I've actually abandoned, so I suppose I should really call it an unfinished piece instead of a work in progress! I used a The Crafter's Workshop stencil to fill in the hair. She is draw with a Sakura pen on an acrylic paint background.

Over To You...

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

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. Art journal pages, check out the new theme at Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.


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Thursday, 16 June 2016

As Featured On Blitsy - How To Make Abstract Journal Art

Hey Guys, if you are looking for something a bit painty and a bit textured then pop on over to the Blitsy Blog today!

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I'm sharing the making of this mixed media art journal page, it is an abstract piece with lots of lush layers and what's this? No circles? Nope! I've gone all right angles and straight lines this week!

So don't you be square and miss out on seeing it! Did you see what I did there? *Sigh* It has been a long week!

If you fancy seeing how this one was put together then do pop on over to the Blitsy blog and my 'How To Make Abstract Journal Art' tutorial.

Kim

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Saturday, 11 June 2016

As Featured On The Blitsy Blog - How To Make A Bold Chalk Paint Journal Page

Time for my Blitsy blog tutorial and this week I'm sharing how to make a layered DecoArt Chalk Finish paint Art journal page.

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

A DecoArt chalk paint art journal page from Kim Dellow

That stuff is not just for your furniture revamps, it looks great on paper too! I do love blues and reds together don't you? There is something about that contrast that just pops for me, which is probably why I just keep going back to that colour combo.

You can follow all the steps and seeing all the layering that I did over on the Blitsy blog in my 'How To Make A Bold Chalk Paint Journal Page' blog post.

Have you used the DecoArt Chalk Finish paints for something other than furniture revamps? I would love to know!

Kim

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Friday, 10 June 2016

Show Your Face

Hey lovely Facers, I hope that you have had a good week and have had time to do some portrait practice. Are you ready for this week's share?

First up the admin...

Schedule:
  •  Quick Draw Faces - July 2016 (set a timer to say 10-15 min - or less if you dare! - and draw a face or several faces in that time. Suggested by Gibby Frogett).
  • Change Hands - September 2016 (try using your non-dominant hand to draw/ paint / make your face this month. Suggested by Hazel Agnew).
Remember all are optional prompts, you don't have to use them, they are there if you fancy playing, if not just link up your usual work as normal.


Don't forget:
  • Show Your Face is a community link up for portrait work in any style or medium.
  • the aims are to share, learn, practise, inspire, and be inspired.
  • to make sure that the face artwork is yours, if you use any stamps or templates to build the face they should be designed by you.
  • the link is open from 10 am (BST) every Friday and stays open for a week, so link away.
  • finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome.
  • to link back to the link blog post here for that week.
  • Spread the word on your blog/social media outlets and use the #ShowYourFaceFriday hashtag in social media.
  • There is a prompt every other month. Using the prompts is totally optional and just there if you fancy playing along. You can still post your face work even if you haven't used the prompt.

Looking For The Blog Button?

If you want to wear the blog button with pride then hop on over to Show Your Face 31st July 2015 to grab it and there are instructions on how to put it on your blog there too.


My Share This Week...

Sketches of face in a crowd from Kim Dellow

Another share from my junk journal and some sketches or doodles of faces in a crowd with a fine line Sharpie pen.

Over To You...

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

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. Art journal pages, check out the new theme at Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.


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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Sketching Terrariums For GROWLondon And London Terrariums

You might not know this about me but I love growing things. I might have mentioned that since our move, a couple of years ago, we now have a garden - oh how wondrous it is to have your own outdoor space, especially when you have lived in flats with no outdoor space for many decades. But I am kind of wishing now that I had tried growing a terrarium years ago. What a perfect way to bring a bit of contained garden into a small living space.

I was really lucky a couple of weeks ago as I got to make my very own terrarium with London Terrariums. It was a taste of the workshops that they will be running for GROWLondon, the contemporary garden and lifestyle fair on Hampstead Heath 24-26 June 2016 and I thought it would be a great subject for some sketches with watercolour and ink.





My terrarium is the one of the far right in the picture above. I know what you are thinking, how did you plant anything through such a narrow neck? Magic! Ok so it wasn't magic but it was possible, slightly fiddly but lots of fun.

I didn't get any time during the making of the terrarium to do any sketching as it was far too much fun and super absorbing. But I did take lots of photographs to make up for it and then to sketch from when I got home.


For our miniature terrarium gardens we had pebbles, some beautiful plants with variegated leaves, moss, activated charcoal and compost so some great textures and colours to play with not to mention some unusually looking tools to sketch too.


I used Winsor and Newton watercolours in a small landscape travel watercolour sketchbook. Starting with a pencil sketch from the photographs and inking it with a Sakura Pigma Micron pen then colouring with the watercolours.

It is not something that I have done a lot of but it is something that I want to do more of, I love the idea of a sketchbook diary and would love to make this into a daily habit.






I will definitely be taking my sketchbook with me to GROWLondon later this month, or at least my camera to capture the growing inspiration. There will be lots going on including workshops, as well as the terrarium making, running over the weekend at GROWLondon. Also London Terrariums runs workshops in and around London and the South too.

My terrarium now has pride of place on our dinning room table and you never know it might be subject for some more sketches soon. Massive thank you to London Terrariums and GROWLondon for the experience and the subject matter for some sketching!

Have you ever made a terrarium? I have my eye on some of the fun science vessels that London Terrarium uses for some of theirs. This might be the start of something!

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Saturday, 4 June 2016

As Featured On Blitsy - How To Paint The Galaxy With Watercolours

I've always been fascinated by the night sky and when I was younger Astronomy was an obsession for me, I even wanted to be an astronaut at one point. So this current trend for Galaxy-inspired makes in Papercraft hits a lot of buttons for me and I thought I would share one of my favourite ways to make starry night pictures over on the Blitsy this week.

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A close up of Kim Dellow's watercolour galaxy drawing

It is a really fun and super simple method using the Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art watercolours which come ready made up in little eyedropper bottles. If you are also enjoying all things astronomical at the moment I hope you will come and join me for my 'How To Paint The Galaxy With Watercolours' tutorial over on the Blitsy blog today.

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Friday, 3 June 2016

Show Your Face

Hey Facers, thanks so much for linking up last week it is great to see your work. So are you ready to share your faces this week?


First up the admin...

Schedule:
  •  Quick Draw Faces - July 2016 (set a timer to say 10-15 min - or less if you dare! - and draw a face or several faces in that time. Suggested by Gibby Frogett).
  • Change Hands - September 2016 (try using your non-dominant hand to draw/ paint / make your face this month. Suggested by Hazel Agnew).
Remember all are optional prompts, you don't have to use them, they are there if you fancy playing, if not just link up your usual work as normal.


Don't forget:
  • Show Your Face is a community link up for portrait work in any style or medium.
  • the aims are to share, learn, practise, inspire, and be inspired.
  • to make sure that the face artwork is yours, if you use any stamps or templates to build the face they should be designed by you.
  • the link is open from 10 am (BST) every Friday and stays open for a week, so link away.
  • finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome.
  • to link back to the link blog post here for that week.
  • Spread the word on your blog/social media outlets and use the #ShowYourFaceFriday hashtag in social media.
  • There is a prompt every other month. Using the prompts is totally optional and just there if you fancy playing along. You can still post your face work even if you haven't used the prompt.

Looking For The Blog Button?

If you want to wear the blog button with pride then hop on over to Show Your Face 31st July 2015 to grab it and there are instructions on how to put it on your blog there too.


My Share This Week...

A Stabilo All pencil sketch from Kim Dellow

Scribbled in the my Junk Journal with a Stabilo All pencil. I quite like the way the picture in the background has added colour to the face and interesting details with the swirls above the eyebrow.

Over To You...

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

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. Art journal pages, check out the new theme at Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.


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Friday, 27 May 2016

Show Your Face - Head Positions

Friday is here once again and time for a new set of face shares. If you have been playing along with June Walker's prompt suggestion this month I hope you have been having fun, if you haven't had a chance then you can always save it up for when you have some time!

Shall we share again this week?

First up the admin...

Schedule:
  • Head Positions - May 2016 (try different head potions through the month. Suggested by June Walker)
  •  Quick Draw Faces - July 2016 (set a timer to say 10-15 min - or less if you dare! - and draw a face or several faces in that time. Suggested by Gibby Frogett).
  • Change Hands - September 2016 (try using your non-dominant hand to draw/ paint / make your face this month. Suggested by Hazel Agnew).
Remember all are optional prompts, you don't have to use them, they are there if you fancy playing, if not just link up your usual work as normal.


Don't forget:
  • Show Your Face is a community link up for portrait work in any style or medium.
  • the aims are to share, learn, practise, inspire, and be inspired.
  • to make sure that the face artwork is yours, if you use any stamps or templates to build the face they should be designed by you.
  • the link is open from 10 am (BST) every Friday and stays open for a week, so link away.
  • finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome.
  • to link back to the link blog post here for that week.
  • Spread the word on your blog/social media outlets and use the #ShowYourFaceFriday hashtag in social media.
  • There is a prompt every other month. Using the prompts is totally optional and just there if you fancy playing along. You can still post your face work even if you haven't used the prompt.

Looking For The Blog Button?

If you want to wear the blog button with pride then hop on over to Show Your Face 31st July 2015 to grab it and there are instructions on how to put it on your blog there too.


My Share This Week...

Sketches of head selfie head positions by Kim Dellow

For my share this week I thought I would carry on with my pencil sketch studies from last week but I wanted to work from a model and not having a model to hand I thought I would take some selfies and work from them!

Mmm, not sure I have hit all the angles quite right, particularly the foreshortening of the middle photo. But now I have a series of photos to work from for practise.

Over To You...

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

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. Art journal pages, check out the new theme at Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.


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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

As Featured On Blitsy - How To Decorate A Mini Clipboard

It's my turn on the Blitsy blog today and I thought I would play with one of the cute mini clipboards that they have in stock.

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close up of Kim Dellow's altered mini clipboard

I've used some of my favourite mixed media techniques to add a bit of floral colour to this clipboard. I really love Derwent Inktense blocks and haven't used them for a while so I thought this would be a great opportunity to get them out and share with you a few of my favourite ways to use them. They are so bright and so versatile! I also discovered the gorgeous mandala pattern The Crafter's Workshop stencils, like this lovely Sweet Posey stencil, so I just could not resist using this as well in the project.

It is super simple way to add a bright spin on clipboard altering and you can make different flowers or even add a bunch if you like! For all the details do pop on over to my 'How To Decorate A Mini Clipboard' tutorial on Blitsy.

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Saturday, 21 May 2016

As Featured On Blitsy - How To Get Started With SolarFast Dye

Time for a Blitsy Blog post from me and this week I have something a little different to share from my usual step by step tutorials. It's a little exploration into solar printing with the Jacquard SolarFast Dyes.

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Results from Kim Dellow's play with Jacuard SolarFast Dyes

This week I'm getting started with these SolarFast Dyes on paper and sharing the results, you can use them on fabric too. I've played with solar printing before using different products, and it is always good fun, but I have not tried these types of dyes before so I was keen to give them a go.

Have you used them? If you like solar printing what have you tried before? If you are completely new to solar printing then I can definitely recommend having a play it is great fun!

If you want some inspiration to get you started then do visit my How To Get Started With SolarFast Dye blog post over on the Blitsy blog.

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Friday, 20 May 2016

Show Your Face - Head Positions

Hello amazing Facers, it is another face work sharing day and we still have the fab Head Positions prompt running, as suggested by June Walker, for anyone who wants to give it a go.

Shall we share again this week?

First up the admin...

Schedule:
  • Head Positions - May 2016 (try different head potions through the month. Suggested by June Walker)
  •  Quick Draw Faces - July 2016 (set a timer to say 10-15 min - or less if you dare! - and draw a face or several faces in that time. Suggested by Gibby Frogett).
  • Change Hands - September 2016 (try using your non-dominant hand to draw/ paint / make your face this month. Suggested by Hazel Agnew).
Remember all are optional prompts, you don't have to use them, they are there if you fancy playing, if not just link up your usual work as normal.


Don't forget:
  • Show Your Face is a community link up for portrait work in any style or medium.
  • the aims are to share, learn, practise, inspire, and be inspired.
  • to make sure that the face artwork is yours, if you use any stamps or templates to build the face they should be designed by you.
  • the link is open from 10 am (BST) every Friday and stays open for a week, so link away.
  • finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome.
  • to link back to the link blog post here for that week.
  • Spread the word on your blog/social media outlets and use the #ShowYourFaceFriday hashtag in social media.
  • There is a prompt every other month. Using the prompts is totally optional and just there if you fancy playing along. You can still post your face work even if you haven't used the prompt.

Looking For The Blog Button?

If you want to wear the blog button with pride then hop on over to Show Your Face 31st July 2015 to grab it and there are instructions on how to put it on your blog there too.


My Share This Week...


I'm really glad that June suggested head positions for this month's prompt. I haven't really tried other views of the face than front, 3/4 or profile yet, so this prompt has given me a great excuse to push beyond my comfort zones a bit. This is very much a work in progress and just a bit of practice, I have no finished piece to show yet. I think I need more practice before I am happy to go further, but it is a start!

Over To You...

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

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. Art journal pages, check out the new theme at Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.


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Monday, 16 May 2016

Sharing An Art Journal Theme

I've been doing a lot of drawing in my art journal recently. I have been using different kinds of Sharpie pens either on fresh pages or on pages that already had a few layers of paint left over from previous projects.

I've been sharing some of my surface design patterns on my Instagram feed and I will be blogging them at some point. But in the meantime here are a couple of pages that I haven't posted to instagram as yet, they will be going up today or tomorrow!

Kim Dellow - Page one of a two page art journal series


They are both pages from my Junk Journals. For both of these pages I've used white water-based Sharpie paint pens over acrylic paint backgrounds. The two pages sit opposite each other in my journal but I decided not to do them as a double page spread even though they had the coordinating paint background with the lovely green punchinella texture.


Kim Dellow - Page two of a two page art journal series

It is more a two page series with a red theme I think and the white sketched motifs links the pages together.

Have you been keep your flyers for turning into Junk Journals? If you aren't sure what I mean then you can learn more about my junk journals on my YouTube Channel or in my Reusing Flyers blog post from a couple of weeks ago.

What themes have you been working on in your art journals?

Kim

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Friday, 13 May 2016

Show Your Face Head Positions

Hello amazing Facers, time for another face share, hope you have been enjoying the Head Positions prompt as suggested by June Walker?

Shall we share again this week?

First up the admin...

Schedule:
  • Head Positions - May 2016 (try different head potions through the month. Suggested by June Walker)
  •  Quick Draw Faces - July 2016 (set a timer to say 10-15 min - or less if you dare! - and draw a face or several faces in that time. Suggested by Gibby Frogett).
  • Change Hands - September 2016 (try using your non-dominant hand to draw/ paint / make your face this month. Suggested by Hazel Agnew).
Remember all are optional prompts, you don't have to use them, they are there if you fancy playing, if not just link up your usual work as normal.


Don't forget:
  • Show Your Face is a community link up for portrait work in any style or medium.
  • the aims are to share, learn, practise, inspire, and be inspired.
  • to make sure that the face artwork is yours, if you use any stamps or templates to build the face they should be designed by you.
  • the link is open from 10 am (BST) every Friday and stays open for a week, so link away.
  • finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome.
  • to link back to the link blog post here for that week.
  • Spread the word on your blog/social media outlets and use the #ShowYourFaceFriday hashtag in social media.
  • There is a prompt every other month. Using the prompts is totally optional and just there if you fancy playing along. You can still post your face work even if you haven't used the prompt.

Looking For The Blog Button?

If you want to wear the blog button with pride then hop on over to Show Your Face 31st July 2015 to grab it and there are instructions on how to put it on your blog there too.


My Share This Week...

Kim Dellow face sketch in ball point pen on crackle paint

My share this week is a ball point pen sketch over crackle paint, unfortunately I don't remember whose crackle paint it is! I think it might be DecoArt Media. It is a tester page in my Junk Journal and I used a copper acrylic paint glaze over the top of the crackle.

Over To You...

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

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. Art journal pages, check out the new theme at Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.


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