Wednesday, 23 August 2017

VIDEO: How To Make A Textured Mixed Media Canvas Board With Die Cuts

Add Texture and dimension to your canvas. Video by Kim Dellow


You might not quite get it from the colours, I suppose I should have gone for something more honey-toned, but this week's project is actually bee-themed! It's a video 'how-to' showing all the stages for adding dimension and texture whilst recycling bits and pieces left over from previous projects.

The bee theme came from the Apple Blossom Hexagon Panel die that I have used to build this textured canvas board and if you saw my '5 Ways with Background Dies' video then you will know that I am pretty obsessed with this die at the moment! The reason why I went for these colours are...well, I will let you find that out for yourself when you watch the video! No spoilers here sweetie!


VIDEO: How To Make A Textured Mixed Media Canvas Board With Die Cuts




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Supplies:

Canvas Board 8 x 10 inch
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK  (Ships Worldwide)
Hexagon Panel
...Buy from Craft Stash UK  (Ships Worldwide)
Cardstock 290 gsm (63 lb)
Chipboard Alphas
Gel Medium Regular (Gloss)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
Liquitex Heavy Body Paint (Titanium White; Unbleached Titanium; Ivory Black)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
Liquitex Muted Collection Heavy Body (Muted Turquoise; Muted Violet; Muted Green)
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
Sakura Brush pen, black
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
Flat brush 3/4
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Round head brush 1
...Buy from Amazon UK
...Buy from Amazon US
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Raven brush 10/0
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)
Scissors
Plastic Card
Palette
Tweezers
Kitchen towel


Close up of the texture on the bee-themed canvas. Video by Kim Dellow


I have got another canvas board in mind that would be a companion piece to this one, hopefully I will get that filmed and share it with you soon. In the meantime I hope that you enjoyed this week's project with it's tips on how to dry brush. Do let me know what texture you are planning to add to your projects this week

As always tag me in on social media if you want to share a project you made that was inspired by my videos, because I would really love to see it and I might even give you a shout out in one of my videos too! All of my social media links are below.

Have a super creative week.

Kim


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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

VIDEO: Easy Art Journal Page: Mandala Art

Easy art journal page with Mandala art and a video by Kim Dellow


After last week's adventure into vlogging I am safely back with an art journal share for my video this week and an Easy Art Journal Page layout using Mandala art. You will want to watch the video all the way through as I have a top tip to help you to bring your journal pages together.

Last Thursday I started a few pages with some random additions of layers of acrylic paint, you can spot them in the vlog if you watch it. Adding layers of acrylic paint quickly and without thinking too much about it is a great way to just get started. Particularly when you have no actual finished journal page idea in your head to work towards.

This is one of those random pages but I didn't finish it on Thursday and I am quite glad that I didn't as I don't think I would have done this particular design that day. It came from nowhere on Saturday when I filmed a few more pages. But it makes you think, what design would it have been if I had finished it on Thursday?! We will never know.



VIDEO: Easy Art Journal Page: Mandala Art




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Supplies:

Junk Journal http://bit.ly/2p5rcOj
Turner Acryl Gouache paint (Coral Red, Night Blue)
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (ships worldwide)
...Buy from Amazon US

Jackson's Quill brush 3/0
...Buy from Jackson's Art (Ships worldwide)
...Buy from Amazon US

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

Ceramic Palette
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships worldwide)
...Buy from Amazon US


Other items mentioned but not used:

Sharpie Waterbased Paint pen
...Buy from Amazon US

Turner Acryl Gouache paint (Beryl Green)
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships worldwide)
...Buy from Amazon US


close up of an Easy art journal page with Mandala art and a video by Kim Dellow


So somewhere in an alternate universe there is a Kim Dellow with a completely different art journal page because she finished it on the Thursday. But what about the more organised Kim Dellow who actually got hers finished on the Monday ahead of schedule? I wonder what her page looks like?

Have a super creative week!

Kim


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Friday, 11 August 2017

VIDEO: 1000 Subs Thank You and What Cameras I Use For Filming

I've reached 1000 subs on YouTube - Thank You video by Kim Dellow

I don't believe it! I have over 1000 subscribers over on YouTube! Thank you so much to all of you who watch my videos, subscribe to my channel and leave me comments and likes too, I really appreciate it and as a thank you I have had a go at my first VLOG-style video. Oh Boy!

The topic is a behind the scenes look-see into my freelance designer work day. Yesterday's (10th August 2017) workday actually! So if you have ever wondered what I do or perhaps you are interested in being a freelance designer too, then you might enjoy my video share today!

The topic was suggested by Michelle Short, who I know you all know from her YouTube Channel The Card Grotto, but if you don't you really must go visit and subscribe! I also want to give Ruth Andrews a shout-out too for her topic support so that is another YouTube channel to watch too!

And if you are interested in the cameras I use for videoing then read under the video! I don't actually mention any of the tech in my video but you do see it!


VIDEO: 1000 Subs Thank You and a Day In The Life of a Freelance Designer




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Art Supplies used:
Junk Journal

Huion Light box
....Buy from Amazon UK
....Buy from Amazon US

Stencilgirl Loopy Ladders Stencil
....Buy from Stencilgirl (they ship worldwide).

Stencilgirl Circles Circles Stencil
....Buy from Simon Says Craft or Stencilgirl (they both ship worldwide).

Golden Acrylic Paint
....Buy from Amazon UK
....Buy from Amazon US

Liquitex Acrylic Paint
....Buy from Amazon UK
....Buy from Amazon US

UniPin pens
....Buy from Amazon UK
....Buy from Amazon US



The Cameras I Film Videos With

So I will let you into a not so secret, secret! I use two cameras to film my videos and compared to many YouTubers they might be considered a bit Lo Tech! Let's just call them budget shall we? I have a rather old Canon IXUS 220HS, if you are in the US then it is called a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. This is my main video camera.

Then I film my b-roll (get me with the filming lingo!) with my smartphone, which is a Motorola 4th Gen, yep, I am android! You can get this phone in the US as well if you are interested. So b-roll is things like my side shots and panning shots, where I move the camera over the art journal page for example. I also film my to camera roll, they are the shots of me jabbering on film, selfie-style, with my smartphone as it is just easier to be able to see myself and none of my other cameras have flip-out screens.

I didn't use my stills camera in the video but as we are talking cameras then you might like to know that my third (!) camera is the Canon sSLR 1000D which is sooooo old you can't even get it any more. But if you are looking for an entry-level dSLR then try the Canon EOS 1300D, or it is called the Canon EOS Rebel T6 in US. This newer model also shoots video so if you get this one you probably wouldn't need the point and shoot I suggest above, just this and your smart phone would be perfect!

It all really comes down to budget and if you are happy with tech. If you are on a tight budget and /or are a beginner and not used to dSLRs then a point and shoot might be a good way to get started. You can always sell it on later to upgrade!



Close-up of my floral project by Kim Dellow


The Cameras I Would Suggest IF You Have The Budget

I will upgrade eventually and I have my eye on a couple of cameras, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, which you can find under the same name in the US, and the Canon EOS 750D, which is called the Canon EOS Rebel T6i in the US. I only mention these here because if you have the money, and you want to invest in your video making, then it might be worth skipping the budget level and power up to the mid-range.

Let me know what cameras you are currently using and what cameras you have your eye on! I am always looking for suggestions.


Other Must Have Filming Accessories

You definitely need a tripod, I do not know what I would do without my tripod. Mine is just a no-frills Hama Star 61 Tripod, which I bought so many years ago, way before I even started blogging, What?! There was I time before blogging? Surely not?! If you are in the US, I could not find the exact same tripod but they had other Hama Stars for you.

Again, I am looking to upgrade to something that can do proper overhead angles, but I haven't quite decided what to upgrade to yet, it will depend on my studio space really. But shout if you would like some suggestions, I have my eye on some things!

I also use a Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand, you can get this in the US too, to attach my Canon IXUS to my tripod, so if you are going for my non-budget suggestions then you might not need this. Although having a flexible mini-tripod is really, really useful, particularly for your b-roll footage. This tripod is fine for camera phones but if your second camera is anything heavier than a point and shoot you will need to get a bigger mini-tripod!

So my final video tech solution for the budget-conscious is a lighting solution. You might have noticed that I film my videos in front of a window. I do have some LED lights but natural light is always best. It's a south facing window so on days when the sun is out and the light is too strong I use a diffusing fabric, you can find it here if you are in the US, which I just thread over the roller blind when I need it.



A massive THANK YOU again for all your support both watching my videos and subscribing to my channel. I hope this behind the scenes has been interesting and useful. Let me know if you would like more!


Kim


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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

VIDEO: Mixed media Flower Drawing Art Journal Page

Mixed Media Flower drawing art journal page video by Kim Dellow

Who needs some color to brighten their day? I do! I hope that you do too because I've got an explosion of color to share with you in my latest art journal page video. And I think I can safely call this a mixed media piece as I've got pattern paper, Gelatos, acrylic paint, oh and some coloured pencils in there too!

The video takes you through all of the layers for this page and it even shares what inspired the start of this page in the first place too! It also has another flower sketch as well and if you missed my last flower drawing video where I also share some tips and tricks for adding drawings to your art journal pages then you can watch it over on my YouTube channel, the video is called 'Easy Flower Drawing Art Journal Page'.

Hey, oh and I need to mention that I have reached a big milestone on my YouTube channel! I've got over 1000 subscribers and it is all down to you! THANK YOU so much for subscribing to my channel, watching my videos as well as commenting, liking them and sharing them too. It really does means so much to me.

So as a thank you to my subscribers I am current making a new video to celebrate and it will be a more of a behind the scenes, day in the life type of video. So keep your eyes open for it and if you aren't already please do subscribe to my channel over on YouTube and click the notification bell so you don't miss it.


VIDEO: Mixed media Flower Drawing Art Journal Page




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Supplies:
Junk Journal
Pattern paper
Scissors
Faber-Castell Gelato
....Buy from Amazon UK
....Buy from Amazon USA
Water bottle
Sennelier Abstract Acrylic paint (Iridescent Pearl; Primary Blue; Purple; Deep Magenta)
....Buy from Amazon UK
....Buy from Amazon USA
Posca Pen PC-1MR black pen
....Buy from Amazon UK
....Buy from Amazon USA
Prismacolor pencils
....Buy from Amazon UK
....Buy from Amazon USA
Golden regular gel (gloss)
....Buy from Amazon UK
....Buy from Amazon USA
Brushes


Close-up of the Mixed Media Flower drawing art journal page. Video by Kim Dellow


Don't forget to share with me anything this project, or any of my other projects, inspire you to make as I would really love to see. Just tag me in on social media and my links are all below.

So I better get on with making my special 1000 Subscribers thank you video for you! I'm looking forward to sharing it with you!

Kim


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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

VIDEO: Easy Flower Drawing Art Journal Page


One of my big goals this year is drawing more, you might remember the Daily Drawing Exercise I was doing regularly at the beginning of the year and posting on instagram? Did you play along with it? Perhaps we should do it again for a month? What do you think? Let me know!

Drawing is still a big part of my life so I thought that this week it would be fun to combine two of my favourite things at the moment - video making and drawing! This week a I have a video showing the process behind this art journal page with some timelapse video of the drawing from start to finish and I am also sharing some tips and tricks to get you adding your own drawings to your work.

So don't be shy! Give it a go and share the results by tagging me in on social media, I can't wait to see and you never know I might do a shout out to you on one of my videos!


VIDEO: Easy Flower Drawing Art Journal Page





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Supplies: 
Found papers - notepad, envelop
Ruler
Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)
....buy from Amazon UK
....buy From Amazon US
Pencil 2B
....buy from Amazon UK
....buy From Amazon US
UniPin Pens 0.1, 0.5, 0.8, 1.0
....buy from Amazon UK
....buy From Amazon US
Cretacolor eraser
....buy from Amazon UK
....buy From Amazon US
brush
Ecoline Brush Pens
....buy from Amazon UK
....buy From Amazon US
ZIG BrusH2O medium waterbrush
....buy from Amazon UK
....buy From Amazon US
ZIG BrusH2O detailer waterbrush
....buy from Amazon UK
....buy From Amazon US

Junk Journal
Page already had:
PaperArtsy Baltic Blue paint
....buy from Amazon UK
....ask to order it at Simon Says Stamp US
Winsor and Newton Galeria Gesso
....buy white gesso from Amazon UK
....buy white gesso from Amazon US
Faber-Castell Gelato for tinting
....buy from Amazon UK
....buy From Amazon US
Mini Doodle Bloom The Crafter's Workshop Stencil
....buy from Amazon UK
....buy From Amazon US




I have more videos with inspiration for using ink and pen in your work and if you wanted a starter idea for how to tint gesso then check out my 'Easy Texture Art Journal' video.

Leave me a comment below, or on my YouTube channel, letting me know if you would like more videos with drawing tips and tricks from me and also let me know what you will be drawing on your next project!


And if you want some more drawing exercise to play with then try these two:

Daily Drawing Exercise from Kim DellowDrawing with ink pads by Kim Dellow


Can't wait to see your next drawing!

Kim


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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

VIDEO: Distress Oxide Ink Pastel Art Journal Page

Distress Oxide Ink Pastel Art journal page: A video by Kim Dellow


Yay! New video time! And this week I thought I would break out some Distress Oxide inks. What do you think about  these inks? Have you tried them? Are you a fan or a 'whatevs.'?! I know, I am a bit late to the whole Distress Oxide party, as they came out, what six months ago? But, hey, better late than never, right?

Oh and talking about being late, I'm sorry that today's post is later than usual, I had some technical hitches uploading my video, Zoinks! But it is here and in it I am sharing an art journal page with a great technique for building layers full of that yummy dot, spot and splatter texture that Distress Oxides seem just perfect for.

I've gone for a pastel color combination with my three Distress Oxide ink pads and I am working in my junk journals again, and if you haven't seen what I use for Junk Journals yet then I do have a video all about them!


VIDEO: Distress Oxide Ink Pastel Art Journal Page




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Supplies
Junk Journal
Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Broken China Distress Oxide ink:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Kitchen sponge
Gesso:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Brush
Scissors
Golden Regular Gel:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Uni pin fine line marker 0.1:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Craft mat:
     Buy in the UK; Or in the US
Water spritzer
Kitchen towel


Close up of the Distress Oxide Ink Pastel Art journal page: A video by Kim Dellow


So do let me know how you are getting on with these ink pads and if you would like some more videos from me sharing techniques and tricks for using them? Or are there too many videos on them already?

Oh and don't forget if you want some more ink pad inspiration you can always try my 'Drawing with Ink Pads' video!

I would love to give you a shout-out at the end of one of my videos, so please do link to me on social media if you are sharing something you made that was inspired by my videos or work. All the links you need to find me are below.

Kim


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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

VIDEO: Easy watercolor mixed media flower art

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

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

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

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



VIDEO: Easy watercolor mixed media flower art



[There are some affiliate links in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself. Thanks for your support!]

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


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


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

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


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

And to make sure that you know exactly when one of my videos uploads, subscribe to my YouTube channel and click on the notifications so you can stay in the know!


I shall catch you all later! Happy creating.
Kim


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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

VIDEO: Try This Easy Way To Add Texture To An Art Journal Page

Try this technique for adding texture to art journals. Video by Kim Dellow


Yay! It is video time and I have a new video on my YouTube Channel! This week it is all about texture, with a super easy technique for adding texture to an art journal page, mixed media or painting project and how to really make the most of that texture as you add to the page layer by layer. I'm also sharing some fun techniques for making the most out of your colouring materials like a simple method for tinting gesso with your crayons like the Faber-Castell Gelatos and a heads-up on a great gold paint that is actually sparkly like the metal itself.

This is one of my organic pages today and I had no plan for it when I started out, however, I was inspired on how to finish it by Julie Kirk from 'Notes On Paper' and her lovely book 'Snipped Tales', which makes me smile every time I dip into it and is worth checking out if you enjoy the art of mini-story telling!


VIDEO: Try This Easy Way To Add Texture To An Art Journal Page



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Supplies:
Junk Journal
Winsor and Newton Galeria Gesso
Faber-Castell Gelato Bubble Gum
Palette Knife
Plastic card
Liquitex Heavy Body Muted Turquoise
Waffle Flower Doily Circle
Flat brush
Round brush medium
Golden Regular Gel (gloss)
Heat tool
Holbein Artists Gouache Brilliant Gold
Old book pages
scissors

Close-up of the texture for this easy way to add texture to art journals. Video by Kim Dellow

Close-up of the abstract ephemera story as inspired by Julie Kirk. Video by Kim Dellow


My little abstract, ephemera story says:

'Beautiful living creature about to speak,
take care of the mountain,
as it is belonging to me.'

I thought it was cute and I hope it sparks your own story around words. Let me know what it makes you think of in the comments!

Finally, before I go I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed to my YouTube Channel or even if you aren't a subscriber but still watch my videos regularly. I really do appreciate it, it is amazing the response I have been getting and I am so glad you are enjoying them! I am quite surprised that I have doubled my subscription number and increased my watch time considerably since January. So really, a huge THANK YOU!

I am just over 110 people away from my 1000 subscribers milestone so I was wondering if I should do something special to mark it? Do you have any ideas on what you might like for the 1000 subscriber video? Let me know if you do!

And as always share any work you are inspired to make from my creative shares and videos by linking me up to it in social media as I would love to see it!

Kim


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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

VIDEO: Make Your Own Paint Splatter Art

Paint Splatter Pineapple art, video tutorial by Kim Dellow


Hey Pineapple, how are you doing? Well we are all splatter here in my studio at the moment with some paint splatter art fun! Want to join in? I have a video all about it today and sharing some tips and tricks for getting the most out of this fun technique. Now I'm thinking that this is a pretty fun technique to use in art journals and on painting projects for texture but it can easily be used for card making too. But wait! How about using the initials of your loved ones names to make some bespoke monogram art?! Now that sounds like a fab idea to me!

For my Pineapple art I've used paint markers but I run through some other materials you might want to try this technique with in my video. You can make this one as easy or as complex as you want. Try layering it up on your mixed media projects, art journals or how about on old book pages? Have a play and see what effects you can come up with and I'm pretty sure that each one you do will be unique!


VIDEO: Make Your Own Paint Splatter Art



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Supplies:
Derwent Graphik Line Painter: Brick Road, Tickled Pink, Herring, Blood
Strathmore Mixed Media Journal
Cardboard (from Packaging)
Paper 160gsm
water spray
craft knife
cutting mat
pencil


close up of Paint Splatter Pineapple art, video tutorial by Kim Dellow


If you are looking for some other ways to add texture to your art than try out my recent watercolor painting texture video share. And whilst you are over on my YouTube Channel don't forget to subscribe and click for notifications so that you can see my videos as they upload.

So what shape are you going to try out? And what do you think you are going to make? Let me know in the comments either here or on YouTube and tag me in to your projects on social media as I would love to see them and you never know I might give your work a shout out in one of my videos! All my social media links are below.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

VIDEO: Watercolor Art Journal Page Project Start To Finish

Watercolor art with a step by step video by Kim Dellow

Hey Guys, how are you all doing? Are you have a lovely creative week? I do hope you are and if you are looking for some inspiration to get you fired up and ready for some painting fun or for a bit of art journal creating then I have a watercolor project video to share with you today that might be just what you are looking for.

But I am doubly excited to share this project with you today as it uses some of Tracy Evans new stamps with AALL And Create. I've known Tracy for years via blogging and design teams, which by the way is one of the things that I love about this job, you do get to meet some lovely people, like Tracy. I am excited to see her starting on this new art venture, so when I saw these fab stamps I knew I had to play with them. She has two stamp sets at the moment, this gorgeous one with the birds and sentiments and a grungy circle, heart and star set which is also right up my street!

So in my video today I'm covering lots techniques: from how to stamp on watercolor paper to layering and adding texture with watercolor. Sit back and enjoy!


 VIDEO: Watercolor Art Journal Page Project Start To Finish



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Supplies:
AALL and Create Stamp Set #6 Tracy Evans
MISTI Stamping Tool
PaperArtsy Stencil {by Kim Dellow} 048
Ranger Archival Ink Jet black
Bockingford Watercolour paper 300gsm Cold Press
Dr PH. Martin's Hydrus (set1)
Hake Brush (or flat brush or mop brush will work well too)
Jackson's Art Raven Mop Brush
Ceramic palette
Scissors
spare paper
kitchen towel


close up of the Watercolor art project that comes with a step by step video by Kim Dellow

Yeah, you might have noticed that I am kind of loving watercolor at the moment! Oh and loving trying out different video formats too! Hope you have been enjoying them.

So don't forget to pop on over to Tracy Evans' blog and let her know which of her two new stamp sets you like the best. You can find plenty more inspiration with them on her blog.

As always let me know if you have any questions and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the notifications option so that you know as soon as I have new video content! And I would love to see anything you make that is inspired by what I share so tag me in on social media, you can find all my social media links below!

Kim


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Friday, 23 June 2017

VIDEO: 5 Ways To Use Stencils With StencilGirl

5 Ways to Use stencils with StencilGirl and Kim Dellow


Have you seen the StencilGirl Alpha Drips and Number Drips stencils designed by Seth Apter? I recently got my hands on these thanks to the lovely StencilGirl for a guest post over on the StencilGirl Talk blog today and I thought that I would challenge myself to come up with 5 ways to use these two stencils to make a background.

Do you want to see the techniques I used? Well I have a video with the five ways I used these two stencils and I am also sharing how I put the whole page together too. But I am totally interested to know what techniques you would use? Have a watch of the video, have a think about it and then read on!


VIDEO: 5 Ways To Use Stencils With StencilGirl




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Supplies:
StencilGirl Seth Apter Alpha Drips Stencil
StencilGirl Seth Apter Number Drips Stencil
Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal page
Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paint Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Light Blue Permanent
Brayer
Spray bottle water
Plastic palette (piece of old packaging)
Kitchen Sponge
Golden Regular gel medium (gloss)
plastic card spreader
Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray Bubblegum Pink
Pipette (eye dropper)
Uni Pin Fineline Marker
Sharpie Paint pen (water-based)


close-up of the page made using 5 Ways to Use stencils with StencilGirl and Kim Dellow


If you pop on over to the StencilGirl blog today then you can see some close-ups of the details and all of the texture. And whilst you are there take some time to check out their blog as it is just full of inspiration for using your stencils and well worth a visit for all stencilling fans!

Both StencilGirl and I would love to know what your favourite techniques with stencils are and what techniques you would use to make a background, so let us know! You can find StencilGirl on Instagram @stencilgirl_products or Facebook StencilGirl Products and of course on their blog StencilGirl Talk so go and tell them and tag me in because I would like to know too! Even better, grab these stencils and make something then tag us both in to see it. You can find all my social media links below!

Can't wait to see what you make or hear all your great ideas!

Kim


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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

VIDEO: Try This Watercolor Painting Texture Technique

Try this Watercolour Texture painting technique, video by Kim Dellow


I love playing around with watercolor painting textures! There are lots of different ways to make really interesting watercolor textured backgrounds and features for your art journal pages, painting projects and even for cardmaking too, it is the medium that just keeps on giving!

So today I am sharing a painting texture that I have been experimenting with and I have a video showing all the steps that you need to get the texture yourself. I've used both a drawing ink and watercolor paint for my textures but feel free to play with what you have in your stash and let me know how it goes and which products work and which don't!


VIDEO: Try This Watercolor Painting Texture Technique




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Supplies:
Winsor and Newton Drawing Ink: Canary Yellow, Ultramarine
Dr PH. Martin's Hydrus: Ultramarine
Winsor and Newton Watercolour: Violet
Hake Brush (or flat brush or mop brush will work well too)
Jackson's Art Raven Mop Brush
Water
Bockingford Watercolour paper 300gsm Cold Press
Fabriano Watercolour paper 300gsm Hot Press


close up of Watercolour Texture painting technique, video by Kim Dellow

more close ups of Watercolour Texture painting technique, video by Kim Dellow


Once you have learnt this technique you can use it in your art and I can not wait to see what projects you come up with so do tag me in on your social media shares as I would love to see it, all my social media links are below. You never know, I might feature your work in one of my videos too!

So I thought I would make my Dad his Father's Day card from one of the texture swatches using the Dr Ph. Martin's watercolor paint as I particularly loved how the texture came out on this piece and I thought he would like it too!


Father's Day using the Watercolour Texture painting technique, video by Kim Dellow

Enjoy making your textures and I look forward to seeing what projects you come up with using this technique!

Kim


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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

VIDEO: 5 Ways With Background Dies

5 ways with background dies video tutorial by Kim Dellow

What are your favourite background dies at the moment and how do you use them? Do tell in the comments below, I would love to hear because today I have a video with my five favourite ways to use background dies. The ideas that I am sharing today are perfect for mixed media, art journaling and painting techniques but also card making too. So whilst you are at it, let me know which projects you love to do - mixed media, art journaling, cardmaking or something else? I would really love to know.

So if you are going to tell me which is your favourite background die at the moment then let me tell you mine! I mentioned it in my heart and star shaped cards blog post a month ago, it is the Apple Blossom Hexagon Panel Die from Craft stash. Have you seen it? It's pretty huge and super versatile.


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VIDEO: 5 Ways With Background Dies



Supplies:
Apple Blossom Hexagon Panel Die
Cricut Cuttlebug Die-cutting machine
Cricut Cuttlebug Spacer Plate A
Cricut Cuttlebug Replacement Cutting Plate B
Cricut Cuttlebug Thin Die Adaptor Plate C
Creative Dies Plus Stitched and Pierced Nesting Heart dies
MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX dies
Corrugated cardboard
white cardstock
Craft foam
Brayer
Golden Regular gel
Ranger Archival Ink Viridian
Liquitex Heavy body paint Medium Magenta
Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray Vibrant Turquoise
Palette
craft knife

close up of 5 ways with background dies video tutorial by Kim Dellow

making craft foam stamps and embellishments with background dies, a video tutorial by Kim Dellow


As always if you are inspired to make something using the techniques and ideas that I share then link me up in social media as I would love to see it. You can find links to all my feeds below or you can leave a comment here or on my YouTube channel.

Kim



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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

VIDEO: Art Journal Page With Patterned Paper And Brush Pen

Art Journal Page Video tutorial by Kim Dellow


Cast your mind back to two weeks ago... I shared an art journal page video called 'Abstract Shapes Art Journal Page Tutorial', yeah, I know I REALLY need to work on my titles! Well in that video I mentioned that I made a whole bunch of art journal pages on the same day. Do you remember?

Ok, don't worry, it isn't a test! I am sure you don't remember, but I do and here is another one of those art journal pages from that day of filming. It's a double spread art journal page using patterned paper and a brush pen and even though I did it on the same day as the Abstract shapes video and it has some elements in common with it, like the using pattern paper, cutting out shapes, using acrylic paint, the results are very different.

And that is the main reason why I wanted to remind you about that other video and link the two videos together: to share some inspiration for different ways you can use your same stash to get different results.


VIDEO: Art Journal Page With Patterned Paper And Brush Pen




Supplies

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Junk Journal
Liquitex Acrylic paint (heavy Body) Brilliant Yellow Green
Liquitex Acrylic paint (soft body) Cerulean Blue Hue
Daler Rowney Systems 3 Acrylic paint Titanium White
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste Black
Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)
Patterned paper (Studio Calico Brighten pier)
StencilGirl Loopy Ladders Stencil
punchinella
Palette
Palette knife
Tombow Fude pen (soft)
Mixing tin
plastic card scraper

side view of Art Journal Page. Video tutorial by Kim Dellow

Close up view of Art Journal Page. Video tutorial by Kim Dellow


I've shared a full view of the whole double spread in the video and also explained why I did the pages together, but if I missed anything, or you have some questions or tips on how you use your same stash to get different results in your art journal pages. I would love to hear, So leave me a comment either here or on my YouTube channel!

Kim



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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

VIDEO: Using Stencils With Watercolours in Your Art Journal Or Sketchbook

Sketchbook or art journaling with stencils and watercolour by Kim Dellow


My video share today is all about using stencils and watercolours. I really enjoy using watercolours with stencils and today's video shares a fun technique you might want to try out. I've gone for a very stylised, almost illustrative look with my design today, because I am really loving that look at the moment, but you can adapt the techniques to other styles too and use them in your art journal or your sketchbook.

I've used two stencils from StencilGirl, the lovely feathers designed by Rae Missigman and matched them up with one of my own DIY stencils that I made based on a Moroccan tile design. I think the three designs work really well together, what do you think?

There are lots of tips in the video as well as how to correct mistakes with watercolours! Oops!


An illustrative-look watercolour and pen feather design made using stencils by Kim Dellow



VIDEO: Using Stencils With Watercolours in Your Art Journal Or Sketchbook




Hope you enjoy the video and as always if you are inspired to make something after seeing my work then let me know! Leave a note here or better still come over to my YouTube channel and leave me a comment, I could always do with the thumbs up and subscribes too! Thanks!


Supplies:

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Hand Book Journal Watercolour Natural Linen 5.25 x 8.25
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...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

StencilGirl Imaginary Bird Feather Stencil and Mask
...Buy from StencilGirl (Ships Worldwide)

StencilGirl Classic Feather Retake Stencil and Mask
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Stencil Card
...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor Confections Set
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Prima Marketing DECADENT PIES Watercolor Confections Set
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS Watercolor Confections Watercolor Pans
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DA VINCI : NOVA SYNTHETIC HAIR BRUSH Round Size 4
...Buy from Amazon UK (long handle)
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...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

DA VINCI : COSMOTOP SPIN BRUSHES round Size 0
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...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

uni-ball Pin Drawing Pens
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...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Frisk : Magic Watercolour Erasers Sponges
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...Buy from Jackson's Art UK (Ships Worldwide)


More Ideas Using Watercolours and Stencils

I have some other techniques for using watercolour and stencils. Do you remember the textured and layered art journal page that I made using the products I designed for PaperArtsy? Well that page was started with a stencil and watercolour technique, one of my favourites actually.

Then there was a tutorial I wrote for Blitsy on how to make your on journaling cards using watercolours and stencils too. That was fun!

Click on the photos to see other tutorials using stencils and watercolours:

Click to see video on how to make a layered watercolour Art Journal pageClick through to tutorial on how to make your own watercolour journaling cards


So what is your favourite technique for using watercolours with stencils?

Kim


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