Sunday, 19 November 2017

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes

Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes, with a video by Kim Dellow


I've got another idea for using up your Gelli prints plus a super simple monoprinting technique AND a free template too! All in today's video! I know! You didn't expect that when you sat down to catch up with your blogs this morning did you?

So I have a little bit of a small envelope addiction, I think it might just be part of my whole issue with stationery. The issue being that I just can't get enough of it! Nope, there is no shortage of pens in this house, although can I find the one pen I want to use at any one time? ERr No! But that is another issue entirely. Today, let's focus on envelopes and monoprinting! (It has been a long week, can you tell?!).

I made these little envelopes, they are just slightly bigger than a gift card size, or small secret note size, and perfect for all sorts of projects and I have a few suggestions for you in my video. You will also find out how to get hold of the template to if you watch to the end!


VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes



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Creative Dies Plus Stitched & Pierced Nesting Stars die set
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Paperartsy Stencils
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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close-up Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes, with a video by Kim Dellow


——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Try out Project #1 with a technique for turning your drawings into mixed media collage.

Project #2 was all about using gelli prints to make botanical art.

Haven't got a gelli plate? Don't worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.


Don't forget to get your ***FREE Envelope Template***  to make some keepsake envelopes for your next project! I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing what you make, or plan to make, with them, so let me know or tag me in on social media!

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #2: Mixed Media Botanical

Gelli prints project #2: Mixed media botanical art with a video by Kim Dellow

Are you ready for project number 2 in my series on Gelli Prints and how to use them? I hope so because here it is and today I've turned one of my gelli printed papers from that first video into some botanical art for my wall. You will find the full process in the video plus you get to meet my model, Boston, for this week's sketch too! And before you ask, yes, all the plants in my home do have a name!

I am pleased that you can still see the texture on that gelli print paper under the background, scroll down to get a closer look at the details. Now I've decorated a canvas board for this piece but you can easily use these techniques in your art journal or turn it into a card too. So what will you make?



VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #2: Mixed Media Botanical




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Canvas board 5" x 7"
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Daler Rowney System 3 Titanium White Acrylic paint
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Liquitex acrylic paint (Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue but any yellow will do)
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Golden acrylic Paint (Pyrrole Red but any red will do)
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Pro Arte Acrylix Round 202 size 2/0 and 2
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Pro Arte Acrylix Flat 204 size 2
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Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
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close up of Gelli prints project #2: Mixed media botanical art with a video by Kim Dellow


——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

If you have missed any of the videos in this series so far then here is a handy resources list for you!

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Try out Project #1 with a technique for turning your drawings into mixed media collage.

Haven't got a gelli plate? Don't worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.



I will be back on Sunday with Project #3, see you then!

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch

Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch, a video by Kim Dellow

As promised I am back with a project idea for using the Gelli prints I made in my last video. I thought it would be fun to use them to turn one of my Inktober sketches into a mixed media project. So I'm sharing my process for transforming this ink sketch into a mixed media collage.

I've got a bit of a fixation on these little houses on hill scenes that I've been drawing recently, so it was fun to use it as the inspiration for this project and to see what else I could do with it. And I hope that it inspires you to take one of your recent sketches and see what you can turn it into!

Enjoy the video and as always the supply list is below. If you missed the video on how I made the gelli prints then scroll down to my last blog post or swing on by YouTube channel to watch my Quick Gelli Plate Printed Papers video.


VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch





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Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils
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Faber-Castell Pencil Sharpener
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Scissors
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Pencil
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Printer paper
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Round Brush Pro Arte Connoisseur 100 size 3
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Close up of Gelli Prints Project #1 a little house on a hill with a tree, a video by Kim Dellow

But the question is, what should I now do with this little scene now? I could turn it into a greeting card, or perhaps it would make a good art journal element, or maybe I should leave it as a stand alone piece? What do you think I should do with it? I would love to know so leave a comment below!

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

VIDEO: Quick Gelli Plate Printed Papers

Quick Gelli Plate printed paper from a video by Kim Dellow


A quick video today with a quick look at some quick Gelli Plate printed papers! I have some mixed media projects planned and they need some colourful papers, so what better way to make them than to get my Gelli plate out and do some monoprinting?! So that is what I did and I filmed some tips on using Gelli plates with heavy body acrylic paints because that is what I am using today!

If you haven't got a Gelli plate, or one of the other synthetic gel-based monoprinting plates on the market, then don't forget that I do have a blog post all about how to make a gelatin plate. Some of the techniques I share in today's video are specific for the synthetic plates but you will still pick up some great techniques for using on your DIY plate too!

As always the supplies are all listed below the video and you can find a close up of some of the papers too! Let me know if you have any questions.


VIDEO: Quick Gelli Plate Printed Papers





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Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
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Sennelier Abstract Acrylic paint
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System 3 Acrylic paint Titanium White
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Fabriano Accademia Paper is great for this as it is cheaper but if you can't find it then try other student art or drawing paper. You can also use the Strathmore Printmaking paper but it is more expensive.
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Plastic Embroidery canvas
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Brayers
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Palette knives
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Plastic palette

Stencils and mark markers


Close-up of quick Gelli Plate printed paper from a video by Kim Dellow


So I'm super excited to show you what I used these papers for but you will need to wait until Sunday to see that, mainly because I haven't edited the video yet!

Have fun with your printing!

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

VIDEO: Sketchbook Tour and mini vlog - Inktober 2017

A Sketchbook tour for my inktober 2017 projects, video by Kim Dellow


Did you enjoy Inktober? Perhaps you joined in over on instagram or just enjoyed watching the art that was being produced by your favourite artist day after day through October? As many of you know I joined in too, in my small way, with this worldwide challenge started by Jake Parker and shared a daily ink sketch over on instagram. I wasn't sure if I was going to manage to keep going the whole month because, well it is hard isn't it?

So it was a surprise to me to get to the end of October without missing a day and well, yes it wasn't like I was sharing some of the more complex inking that many of the amazing artist do but I was still pleased with what I accomplished. So today, as requested by you guys, I have a tour video of my Inktober 2017 sketchbook with all the good days and bad days and the scribbles in between!

Scroll down for everything I used over the month and for my Inktober 2017 learning points too!


VIDEO: Sketchbook Tour: Inktober 2017 




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Flying Tiger notebook

UniPin Pens
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Ecoline pens
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Tombow brush pen (hard tip)
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Papermate felt-tip pens
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Schneider Topliner pens (colour fineline markers)
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Prismacolor Pencils
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Faber-Castell Polychromos
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Winsor and Newton black indian ink (water resistant)
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Liquitex Acrylic Ink Muted Collection (Muted Pink and Muted Green)
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Krylon Leafing pen
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lemon sketches from my sketchbook tour for my inktober 2017 projects, video by Kim Dellow


Some of my learning points from Inktober? 


  • Well I definitely see some styles in my work coming through that I return to again and again.
  •  Keeping going and posting is better than aiming for perfection, but this is a hard balance as you still have to remember that it represents you and maybe the only thing people see of your work before deciding if they want to see more or move on. 
  • What I think will be popular on Instagram is totally different to what actually is popular on Instagram 😆

If you have any learning points from Inktober, as a participant or a watcher, then please do share in the comments below!



To see the other videos I mention in today's video click on the links below:

Meadow flowers on Yupo video

Floral and leaf on watercolor design video

Inktober video share with ink washes


For the drawing exercise I talk about in the video read my Sketching Exercise blog post.

And if you want to have a look back over the mixed media face drawing weekly work sharing area then visit - Show Your Face.


Have a super creative Sunday.

Kim


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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

VIDEO: How To Use Reinkers In Your Art Journal

How to use reinkers in your art journal, with a video by Kim Dellow

I am a big fan of getting the most out of your supplies, which I am sure you have guessed by now if you are one of my long term followers! So this week I thought I would get my Distress Reinkers out and use them to add colour to an art journal page. I mean there are just so many ways that you can use them aren't there?

So my video today is a process video showing how I put this page in my junk journal together. If you look closely you can see that I'm working on a textured surface. I think you can see more of the texture in the close-up photo below. Now, if you have ever tried to stamp on a textured surface then you will know how fraught with stamping fails it is! So I have also shown how I stamp using the MISTI on an art journal page. MISTIs aren't just for cardmaking and scrapbooking you know!


VIDEO: How To Use Reinkers In Your Art Journal




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Apple Blossom Butterfly, Music & Flowers stamp set
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Tim Holtz Ranger Distress reinkers (Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Spun Sugar)
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MISTI, stamping tool
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Gesso Winsor and Newton Galeria (thick)
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Gesso Liquitex Professional (runny)
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Palette knife
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Heat tool
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Ranger Archival Jet Black ink pad
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Kitchen towel

Water spray

Unipin pen
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Stabilo all pencil black
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Close up of the reinker art journal page, with a video by Kim Dellow

I hope that has set your creative head a whirling! What did you think about the stamps? They are part of the Apple Blossom range over on Craft Stash and if you want to learn more about the designers of their products then you will love this article all about them, it is a very interesting read!

Oh and you can get 20% off your first order with Craft Stash by signing up to the newsletter (just in case you wanted to make an order!).

Have fun with your art his week!
Kim


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Sunday, 29 October 2017

VIDEO: Drawing Meadow Flowers In Ink On Yupo

An ink drawing of Meadow flowers on Yupo, with a video by Kim Dellow


Sunday is a great day to do something creative if you have the time, so I thought, as it is Sunday I would share a video with you showing the process I went through drawing these meadow flowers.  I'm hoping that it will set you up for your creative day and get you itching to work on your next project.

I'm working with a dip pen, or nib holder, and Indian ink again for this project just like I did for my watercolor and ink flowers video last weekend. But, this time instead of working on watercolor paper I am using the synthetic paper Yupo. I've already started this project with watercolor paint. And if you missed how to make a textured watercolor background like this then you might want to watch my 'How To Use Watercolor and Indian Ink On Yupo' video as well.

As you will hear in the video, I had not initially planned these flowers to be stylised, it is strange how our creative plans change and evolve throughout a project isn't it?


VIDEO: Drawing Meadow Flowers In Ink On Yupo




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Yupo paper
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Winsor and Newton black indian ink (water resistant)
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Dip pen / nib holder
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Prima Marketing Watercolors (Decadent Pies)
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Close-up of an ink drawing of Meadow flowers on Yupo, with a video by Kim Dellow

Do you think you will get some drawing done today? Or perhaps you have another creative project you want to do? Whatever you are doing I hope that you have fun and have a lovely Sunday! Happy creating.

Kim


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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

VIDEO: Ink Pad Art: Make The Most Of Your Ink Pads

Make the most of your ink pads, video tutorial from Kim Dellow


I hope that you are ready to get inky today? Because I thought I would share another idea for getting the most out of your ink pads. Ink pads are a stampers 'must have' product but they are quite a versatile art material in their own right. A while back I shared a video showing How to Draw with Ink Pads, it is super fun to do and a perfect project to loosen you up and get you in the creative flow.

Today's project concentrates on making art with ink pads again, but this time I have some easy masking and stencil techniques to share. Plus I have some tips on how to get a great image using printing with your stamps rather than stamping. You will see what I mean in the video!


VIDEO: Ink Pad Art: Make The Most Of Your Ink Pads




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Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Mid-tone, Ink pads (Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam, Lime Green)
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Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain rubber stamp
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Fabriano Accademia Paperpack 120 gsm A4
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Printer paper
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Craft knife
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Cutting mat
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Washi tape or masking tape

Uni-Pin fineline marker pen
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Close up of finished ink pad artwork, video tutorial by Kim Dellow


I would love to know how you get on using your ink pads so don't forget to link me in with your social media shares and my links are all below.

Have fun with your ink pads and I can't wait to see what you do!

Kim


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Sunday, 22 October 2017

VIDEO: Watercolor and Ink Flower Drawing

Watercolor and ink flower drawing and how to add more texture. Video by Kim Dellow

How have you been getting on with your Inktober sketching? If you follow me on Instagram or you are part of my Creative Tips newsletter group then you will know that I've been doing a sketch per day and sharing as part of Inktober. I've really been doing my own thing and not following the official prompts but using it to generate sketch ideas, play with different styles and practice of course!

I have plans to work up some of my favourite sketches into other projects and I was hoping to encourage you to do the same thing. So today's video share is a process video for a watercolor and ink flower drawing that comes from my Day 18 sketch. I'm also testing out the Daniel Smith watercolor paints and if you scroll down below you can see a close up of the granulation you get with some of these watercolor paints, You can spot it in the picture above as well.

Anyway, enjoy the video and you will see what I mean about granulation once you have watched it! Oh and I share how to add the punchinella texture too!


VIDEO: Watercolor and Ink Flower Drawing  




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Cold Press Watercolor Paper (I'm using St Cuthberts Mill Bockingford 300 gsm / 140lb)
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Daniel Smith Watercolor Primatek Set
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Daniel Smith Watercolor Essentials Set
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Winsor and Newton black indian ink (water resistant)
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Dip Pen / Nib holder
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Punchinella
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Magic Sponge
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Jackson's Art Raven Brush Size 4
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Jackson's Art Raven Brush Size 0
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Kitchen towel


close up of the watercolor paint granulation and the punchinella texture. Video by Kim Dellow


That grainy texture in the photos is the granulation I'm going on about, you can see it really well in the Amethyst color along the bottom. Isn't it gorgeous?

Let me know how you are doing with your daily sketches and I would love to know what you will be doing with them next. Do you have any projects planned for them?

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

VIDEO: How to Use Watercolor paint and Indian Ink on Yupo

Techniques for using watercolor on Yupo, video by Kim Dellow

If you watched my video last week then you would have seen that I was playing around with Yupo as one of the surfaces I was testing Distress Oxides on. It was such fun to be using the synthetic paper again, I hadn't used it for such a long time before last week, that I wanted to play with it some more. So here is another video with it and this time I am using it with watercolor paints and Indian ink and sharing the results and some tips on using it with these materials too.

I really love the textures you can get with Yupo and the way it makes the paint look bright and vivid. Have you been using ti? What materials have you tried with it and what do you enjoy doing with it? Or perhaps you haven't tried it yet? After seeing these videos do you think that you will?

I do have some other project ideas for using Yupo that I made for when I was working for Blitsy, like a resist technique to use on Yupo with watercolor and alcohol inks or the step by step for making Galaxy Art on Yupo with acrylic paint. So give them all a go and let me know how you get on, you will find my social media links below so do link me in when you share your results on social media as I would love to see them!

Scroll down for a close up picture of the texture in this project.


VIDEO: How to Use Watercolor paint and Indian Ink on Yupo




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Yupo
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Prima Marketing Watercolors (Decadent Pies)
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Winsor and Newton black indian ink (water resistant)
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Jackson's Art Raven Mop 10/0
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Round Brush Pro Arte Connoisseur 100 size 3
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Straw (drinking)

Palette



close up of watercolor and ink texture on Yupo, video by Kim Dellow


Enjoy playing with this one and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Kim


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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

VIDEO: Testing Distress Oxides on Fabric, Vellum and Yupo

Trying Distress Oxides on Fabric, Vellum and Yupo, Video by Kim Dellow

Have you tried your Distress Oxides inks on different surfaces yet? What surfaces have you tried? Well, if you haven't had the chance to try out different surfaces yet, I have tried it on fabric, vellum and Yupo and I'm sharing all the results to help you decide what you are going to use them on next!

I've got plenty of tips and tricks on how to use Distress Oxides on these different surfaces to help inspire your next card making, art journal or mixed media project. Plus some ideas for how you might want to use them in your next project.

So enjoy the video, the full supply list is below plus a link to my Distress Oxides Step By Step Art Journal video is at the end of this post too.


VIDEO: Testing Distress Oxides on Fabric, Vellum and Yupo





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Distress Oxides
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Calico/ Muslin
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Vellum
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Yupo
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers
...Buy from Dies To Die for UK
...Buy from MFT US

Brayer
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Craft mat
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Water spray bottle
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US


close-up of Trying Distress Oxides on Fabric, Vellum and Yupo, Video by Kim Dellow


So what have you tried Distress Oxides on? And what will you try next? Let me know in the comments or over on the Distress Oxide video on YouTube. Have fun experimenting!

Oh and do remember that the techniques I have used today are for mixed media projects and not for decorating clothing that will be used and washed. You can't fix Distress Oxides in fabric and it will just wash out of the fabric.

Kim


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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

VIDEO: How to Layer Gelatos Tutorial PLUS 6 Ways With Gelatos

Techniques with Gelatos, how to layer and use, Video by Kim Dellow


I like using Faber-Castell Gelatos because they are so easy to use and quite versatile too, but they aren't the best at layering, well, they are if you want blended layers. But if you want distinct layers then I would not usually reach for Gelatos. If you find the same than I have a technique for you in this week's video that will overcome this issue and let you add as many Gelato layers without you want and without blending the layers all together.

So watch the video if you want to see how I do it and also to see the six different techniques I use to apply my Gelatos in just this one little mixed media canvas. You might also recognise the flower? As promised it is the digital download image that I colored with pencils in last week's video and if you want to see that video you can find it over on my YouTube channel with lots of tips on How to Color With Prismacolor Pencils. And the image is over in my Etsy shop ready for you to download and color along with three other flowers, this image is the Anemone flower digital stamp.


VIDEO: How to Layer Gelatos Tutorial PLUS 6 Ways With Gelatos



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Canvas board 6 x 8 inch
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Gelatos
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Matte medium
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Palette knife
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Punchinella
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Foam sponge
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Flat brush
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Printed tissue paper
I used one from Docrafts but it doesn't seem to be available any more so try this instead.
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Plastic palette

Anenome digital flower
...Buy from Etsy

Prismacolor pencils
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US


Close up of the Techniques with Gelatos, how to layer and use, Video by Kim Dellow

So have fun with all the techniques I have shared with you today and I would love to see what you make of them so do link me in on social media and all my links are below.


Video tutorial on how to use Prismacolor pencils:

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

VIDEO: Prismacolor Pencil Coloring tutorial And Etsy News!

Easy Coloring with pencils with a video by Kim Dellow


I'm using Prismacolor pencils in my video today and sharing some tips and tricks on how to color with pencils along the way. But you don't have to just watch the video you can also coloring along with me as I have the very same image that I am coloring up in my Etsy shop ready to buy, download and print then colour with your pencils or your pens or whatever your favourite coloring medium is!

Yep, I have re-openned my Etsy shop! I thought it was about time that I did! So look out for new products over the next few weeks and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you! I've started with this Anemone flower image that I have been working on recently. You might have spotted it on my Instagram feed and also in my behind the scenes video on YouTube.


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So it seemed like a good idea to do some coloring and make a video whilst I was at it! I've used two different techniques to colour the image, one to give a smooth finish and another to just add a little bit of texture, so I hope you enjoy it.


VIDEO: Prismacolor Pencil Coloring tutorial




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Prismacolor Pencils
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Faber-Castell Polychromos
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Neenah classic Crest cardstock
...Buy from Crafters Companion (Ship worldwide)

Bristol Board
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Fine sand paper
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Pencil Sharpeners:
Kum Long Point
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Derwent Electric Sharpener
The exact one that I use is no longer available but here is the newest model. However, I haven't tried this one myself so I can't say for definite if it works with Prismacolor or not.
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Erasers:
Cretacolor Monolith
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Jakar Electric Eraser
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Soft brush


coloring an anemone flower image with a video by Kim Dellow


This project is actually part of a bigger mixed media project that I am going to share with you next week so don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the notification bell so that you don't miss what happens to this flower!

If you do color this image I would really love to see your project so don't forget to link me in on social media and all of my links are below.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

VIDEO: Doodle Art Painting Journal page

VIDEO: Doodle Art journal page by Kim Dellow


Get your doodle pens and brushes ready because this week I am on a quest to get you doodling in your next art journal or painting project. Hey, why stop there? You could go doodle-tastic on your next card or papercraft project too! I don't want to leave anyone out!

So it is a no-fear, easy art journal page video this week with lots of colour and tips on designing, using colour and transparent and opaque acrylic paint thrown in too. I've also added some texture with stencils so grab your favorite stencil whilst you are at it!

Right, got everything you need? You will find the supplies list under the video. Let's get to it and don't forget to share the results, all my social media links are at the bottom of the post. You will also find a close-up picture of the texture under the video too!



VIDEO: Doodle Art Painting Journal page



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Junk Journal

StencilGirl Loopy Ladders Stencil
...Buy from StencilGirl (Ships worldwide)

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Medium Magenta, Brilliant Yellow Green, Light Blue Permanent)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Winsor and Newton Galeria Acrylic Paint (Payne's Grey)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Posca pen PC-1MR (White, Black)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Posca Pen PC-3M (Orange)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Palette Knives
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Palette (piece of plastic)



Close up of the texture on the doodle art journal page, video by Kim Dellow

Can you see the stencil texture? That is just using heavy body acrylic paint. It is a lovely texture. You can also see some of the texture left over from a previous project where I cleaned paint off of some punchinella onto these pages.

So what theme or themes did you think of? I would love to know, so leave me a comment either here or over on YouTube.

Can't wait to see all your doodles this week!

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

VIDEO: Easy Watercolour Rainbow background And Flower Art

Make this easy watercolor rainbow background, see how in the video by Kim Dellow


After last week's Autumnal journal page I thought I would jump straight back into Summer with a rainbow watercolor background and some flower art. I think I can not quite let go of the idea of Summer sun! I know, we have to move on with the season but it doesn't hurt to have a quick look back from time to time does it? Well this look back comes with a really easy technique for adding your own watercolor rainbows to your next painting or art journal project.

I am also trying out absorbent grounds this week and seeing how they work with the Hydrus watercolors. But don't worry if you don't have either because I share some tips on what else you can use to make this watercolor rainbow background.


VIDEO: Easy Watercolour Rainbow background And Flower Art





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Supplies:
Junk Journal

Golden Absorbent Ground (White)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Dr Ph Martin's Hydrus Watercolors
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Posca Pen - Black
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Watercolor Paper
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

water spray bottle
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Alternative watercolors
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

Pipettes / Eyedroppers
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US

My Favorite Pen
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US


Close up detail of the watercolor rainbow and flower design. See how you can make one too in a the video by Kim Dellow


For tips on using acrylic paints like watercolor watch my 5 Ways With Stencils video.

For more watercolor inspiration watch my Ideas For Using Watercolor playlist.

I can not wait to see your watercolor rainbow background projects so don't forget to share what you make with me by tagging me in on social media, all my links are below.

Kim


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