Wednesday, 10 February 2016

As Featured On Blitsy- Decorate Your Happy Planner With PanPastel

Time for a tutorial and a Me & My Big Ideas Create 365 Happy Planner hack from me over on Blitsy blog today. I'm sharing how to decorate and add a bit of colour to your Happy Planner with PanPastel and stencils.

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Close up of PanPastel on MAMBI Create 365 Note and Graph Paper

It has been a while since I last got my PanPastels out and I was thinking that it would be a great way to add a mixed media page to my planner. As PanPastels are a dry medium you don't have to worry about the paper curling, as you do with liquid mediums, so you can even use the Me & My Big Ideas Create 365 Note & Graph Paper as it takes the PanPastel really well.

You can find all the steps on how I did it over on the Blitsy Blog so do go take a peek!

Kim








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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp Range - Simple Flowers

Time for another PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp range sample and today I've gone very clean and simple. The new stamps really do lend themselves beautifully to clean and simple designs and I do quite like a bit of white space.

For this make I used the EKD01 set with the sentiment from EKD02.


I stamped and coloured the flowers and leaves with PrismaColor pencils then carefully cut out the circle flowers and leaves. I bunched them together to make a little posy then added the flowers to the card front with the sentiment already stamped on it. I used a bit of 3D foam then glued the string bow over the gathered stems.

You can see the dimension a bit more in this picture below that was taken from the side.


This is one of the samples that didn't make the PaperArtsy blog. for the new stamp reveal but you might have spotted it from the PaperArtsy video in that blog post or on the PaperArtsy YouTube Channel. Also if you want to see what my PaperArtsy Wingmen made using this set you can find that on the PaperArtsy blog or on their own blogs too so do go visit Keren Baker, Tracy Evans and Lauren Hatwell if you haven't had a chance to visit them yet.


Thanks for popping in.

Kim

ps. For more samples and information about these stamps then click on the photos below:


New Stamps from Kim Dellow at PaperArtsyA tag made using the new Kim Dellow stamp range from PaperArtsyClick to go to the Summery Scene postClick to see the Hedgehog sample








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Monday, 8 February 2016

PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp Range - Hedgehogs

Back again with my third PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp range sample to share and this time I've used mostly the EKD02 set with a bit of the EKD01 set mixed in there too.

It's all about the Hedgehogs in this make. I've used the PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic paints to create the whole piece from background to foreground.


I started with a brayered and stamped background to add a bit of texture to the panel. Then I stamped the little rounded rectangle flowers on the panel with paint. You can stamp in paint using different methods but my favourite method is to spread the paint really thinly on a piece of plastic and then dab the stamp into it until it is covered and stamp it out.

But you should always remember to wash the paint off of the stamp immediately, you don't want it to dry on. If you are pushed for time, spritz the stamp surface with water to keep the paint moist until you are ready to wash it off properly.

Painting the Kim Dellow PaperArtsy Hedgehogs

Once you have stamped the images out let the paint dry then you can colour them with more paint. If you are going for a no-lines look with paint then try using a paint that takes a little longer to dry and then work the line into the image colouring.

For my little Hedgehogs I let the paint lines dry then I painted them with a touch of Cheesecake and Autumn Fire PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic Paint.


You can see the step by steps for this make over on the PaperArtsy blog as it is one of the tutorials I shared as part of the new release event, so do go take a look if you missed it. Whilst you are over there you can see some of the samples that my PaperArtsy Wingmen made using these sets and you can see more on their on blogs too so do go visit Keren Baker, Tracy Evans and Lauren Hatwell if you haven't already.

Catch you later.

Kim

p.s. If you want to see more then click on the photos below:

New Stamps from Kim Dellow at PaperArtsy A tag made using the new Kim Dellow stamp range from PaperArtsyClick to go to the Summery Scene postClick to see Clean and Simple Flowers







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Friday, 5 February 2016

Show Your Face

Hey lovely facers, this week has a been little busy for me here on my blog but please don't worry if you ever come to my blog and can not find the Show Your Face post. Checkout the tabs at the top of the page, I've put in a shortcut so that you can find it straight away. The shortcuts should also show up on the mobile version of this page in the drop down menu under the blog title.

Have you had a chance to see my new video yet? Trish Latimer, editor of Craft Stamper, Tracy Scott, Clare Lloyd and myself have each shared a full tutorial on how we make our faces in real time. It is called  'Creating Faces' and is available to buy now as a DVD, Bluray or via the Traplet online streaming/ download site. There is also a free introduction that you watch to see what the video is about.

Creating Faces Video

Last thing to mention before I let you get on to the link up, I've had a chance to update the schedule with lots of amazing prompt suggestions from Facers so mark them in your calendar.

Right, let's get Sharing!

First up the admin...

Schedule:
  • Inspired By - March 2016 (pick fellow Facers to inspire our work this month)
  • 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).

Feel free to let me know if you have any more themes or ideas for Show Your Face.


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...


If you want to know what you can do with the techniques I show in the new Creating Faces video then how about my Show Your Face share this week?

I've used the same basic technique for her as I demonstrate in the video, the only difference is that I've done this one in my junk journal on a painted page and used acrylic paint to colour her eyes, lips and hair band then blocked out the background to help her to pop from the page. In the video I use the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours/gouache paints to colour her eyes and lips and she is drawn on canvas board.

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, 4 February 2016

As Featured By Blitsy - Quick And Easy Tags

I'm on the Blitsy blog today with some inspiration and a tutorial showing how to make some super quick tags.

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A quick tag tutorial on the Blitsy blog

This quick and easy tag is designed to be an easy tag to make in bulk and you can see all the steps for it over on the Blitsy blog. If you do make it in bulk then you can have a tag at the ready for the next time you need something quickly. Or what about making a set of them to give away as a gift, perhaps with a set of matching cards?


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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp Range - Scene Panel

Another PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp share today and this one is a little Summery scene using the EKD01 and EKD02 stamp sets.

I really enjoy making the occasionally scene from stamps. How about you? Is that something you like to do with your stamps too? It is kind of fun using a collection of stamps to build a little world that we can peek into. Well that is the inspiration behind this make today, I think I had a little summer meadow in mind for this one.


The top of the panel uses lots of masking. I'm a great fan of masking, I will mask areas before stamping but I also will mask the stamp itself to get the image that I want. It is a great way to stretch the use of the stamps. So whenever I look at a stamp I try to think of it in parts as well as the whole image. Have you tried that? If you haven't give it a go!

The larger circle stamps from the EKD01 set are a really simple example of what I mean when I talk about seeing the image in parts. You can easily mask off the stalk to use the circle on its own.


That's what I did to turn the larger circle stamp into a sun. There are various ways you can mask on the stamp itself. I like to use a repositionable tape like Scotch tape, it won't stick permanently to the surface of the stamp and is non-absorbent so won't bleed if you are using anything more liquid to stamp with like watercolours or a 'juicy' ink.


If you have a really clean stamp then you can add the Scotch tape mask before inking then remove it before stamping. But if you are like me and too impatient to clean your stamps then ink up the area you want to stamp first, then mask the area you do not want to show in the final image and stamp it then remove the mask.

It really helps having a slow drying ink for this! Ranger Archival works fine if you are reasonable quick, i.e don't leave it standing there for 30 min whilst you have a cuppa and then decide to stamp it, you might still get an image but it probably won't be that crisp!


But you don't need to do any masking for the little row of circle 'flowers' they fit in perfectly together if you want to make a border of them!

I hope you enjoyed a bit more detail on this make, you can find the whole step by step for it on the PaperArtsy blog. Also if you want to see the amazing ways my PaperArtsy Wingmen used this set to make their samples you can find that on the PaperArtsy blog or on their own blogs too so do go visit Keren Baker, Tracy Evans and Lauren Hatwell.

Thanks for popping in.

Kim

p.s. if you want to see more then click on the pictures below:

New Stamps from Kim Dellow at PaperArtsyA tag made using the new Kim Dellow stamp range from PaperArtsyClick to see the Hedgehog sampleClick to see Clean and Simple Flowers








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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp Range - Circle Flower Tag

As promised here is a little bit more detail for one of the samples I made using my new PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp range. If you were over on the PaperArtsy blog or my Instagram feed yesterday then you will have seen this tag but not the close ups, so here they are.

I have to admit to being a little circle crazy at the moment, I keep finding myself drawing circles and the circles on the EKD01 plate come out of that circling obsession!

A tag made using the PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} EKD01 stamps

For me I love that these stamps can double as a focal point, like in these flowers, and also as a texture or a background stamp. This particular tag is all done on some collaged book pages. I like rounded tops to my tags, maybe that is part of my circle obsession too, I don't know! I've used the PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic paints for all of the colouring. The paints dry so quickly and are super to stamp onto.

I wanted the leaves to be usable on their own or with both the circles shown here and the circles on stalks from this stamp set. You will see in one of my samples that I will be sharing later in the week how the leaves can work with the circles on stalks stamps.

A close up of the circle flowers

I shaped the flowers and leaves with a large ball embossing tool and stuck them to the tag with 3D foam for extra dimension.

Another obsession of mine at the moment is lettering so I was quite keen to have some handwritten sentiments in the sets too.

A close up of the sentiment

Have you also spotted the little circles in the background too? Yeah, I think I might have mentioned that I was circle crazy at the moment! I did warn you! But perhaps now they are stamps I might have worked the circles out of my system? What do you think?

I stamped the little circle texture in the background using paint and the rows of little circles stamp from the same set.

A close up of the stamped background texture

To make the border slightly darker I mixed the same PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic Autumn Fire that I used to colour the background with a little bit of Little Black Dress and ran the darkened paint along the edge with my finger.

It's been great to share a little more detail with you today. Do go check out the other samples from my PaperArty Wingmen Keren Baker, Tracy Evans and Lauren Hatwell over on their blogs and also the PaperArtsy blog where you will find a list of suppliers for the stamps too.

And shout if you too are circle obsessed? Ok, it's just me then! Zoinks!

Thanks for popping in.
Kim

ps. You can see more about the new stamps by clicking the pictures below.

New Stamps from Kim Dellow at PaperArtsyClick to go to the Summery Scene postClick to see the Hedgehog sampleClick to see Clean and Simple Flowers








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Monday, 1 February 2016

Revealed Today - PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamp Range

Hold on to your hats, I'm a little over-excited again today because I am getting to share with you my new stamp range with PaperArtsy! I've been keeping this little secret under my crafty hat for a while now and I'm so glad I can share it with you at last.

I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the PaperArtsy Signature Designers with my very own PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} range so let me introduce you to EKD01 and EKD02:

PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} EKD01 Stamp Set

PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} EKD02 Stamp Set

How Did These Stamps Come Into Being?

As some of you might know, I dabble in a lot of things – art journaling, card making, memory keeping, home décor – and I love a wide range of different styles from arty and messy to clean and simple. So for these stamp sets I wanted something that would have a versatility to it. Leandra and Mark, owners of PaperArtsy, were amazing and we worked together to go from some sketches and ideas to these lovely stamps and I think we managed to come up with something that can work with a variety of styles and I hope that you do too and that you enjoy using them.

There are texture stamps, background stamps, focal point stamps and sentiments with a little bit of cute and a touch of geometric repeats all thrown in!


Show Us How They Work, Kim!

Just wait until you see the samples that my PaperArtsy Wingmen put together; I mean that is when they really come alive! Leandra has put together a video showcasing the amazing samples that everyone did and the stamps themselves, so sit back and enjoy!




To see more from each of the designers using the PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} range, click on the photos below to go to their blogs or you can go straight over to the PaperArtsy blog to see more too.

Click on the picture to go to Keren Baker's Blog


Click on the picture to go to Tracy Evans' Blog


Click on the picture to go to Lauren Hatwell's Blog


Hope you liked the little peeks. A huge thank you to Keren Baker, Tracy Evans and Lauren Hatwell for all their amazing work and creative genius!

I am really excited that I can finally share this new range with you; I am going to be back in the week with the samples I have made but you can also see some of those on the PaperArtsy blog tonight too along with where you can buy these stamps as they are available now.


Share How You Use Them!

Don't forget that I always love to see what you make so, if you make anything with my new stamps, please do link them up to me in social media, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or come back and leave a comment on my blog with a direct link to your make.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make and where your creativity takes you with my new range!

Kim

ps. To see another sample from me click on the picture below:

A tag made using the new Kim Dellow stamp range from PaperArtsyClick to go to the Summery Scene postClick to see the Hedgehog sampleClick to see Clean and Simple Flowers








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