Thursday, 29 May 2014

Art Journal Sharing Thursday - Butterflies And Movies

So I'm a little late with my Art Journal Thursday Share today. And why is that Kim? I hear you ask...Well, I thought I would make a quick video of the technique I used for today's art journal share, and I kind of thought about it right at the last minute of course. But once I had the thought I just could not let it go. Mmm, my obsessive tendencies might be showing!

Here is the page and it is another one from a recent Fiskars Fuse demo, got my last demo for the month in Croydon Hobbycraft this Saturday by the way.

I used two Fiskars Fuse dies for this one, the butterfly and a flower to use as my templates.

Then I finished with a bit of journal spilling with tiny writing in between the images. You can see that I've already scribbled and used this page before but I thought that all added to it so didn't try to hide any of the stuff that was already on the page.

So here is the video that made me a bit late with my post today. It is speeded up, I mean I don't really work that fast - I wish!

I used a gessoed page and I drew around the die cuts with the Stabilo All Surface Pencil. Then went back over the pencil marks with Kuretake ZIG BrusH2O Waterbrush, love the way the water deepens the marks.

Next up I add some colour with the waterbrush and some Derwent Inktense Pencils and work around the black lines. If a little bit of the black gets added into the colour that is fine too, all adds depth doesn't it?

There you go my share today. Please feel free to share your journal makes and comments below.

Catch you later.


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  1. Thank you for the video, loved watching you use the Inktense pencils, i really enjoy using them but need more practice. Just got the new Limited Edition of 12 including the turquoise colour, tbey arrived yesterday.

    Fantastic page Kim, your butterfly looks fantastic. You have inspired me to play with my new colours very soon:-) xxx

  2. Very slick Ms Dellow! I like those Inktense pencils (but, Shirley, you have loads of pencils and pens and chalks and pastels and watercolours already - desist from spending, woman!)

    As I was saying, I enjoy watching your work evolve, Kim, and learn more from following this one series than if I spent many hours on many other art journalling blogs.
    (You do visit others, Shirley, so don't tell lies!) Not for hours, that was my point.

    Now, while I go and put my interior critic to bed, may I again say Thanks for the share, Kim.

  3. Fabulous journal page!! Hugs Juls


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