Thursday, 4 August 2016

(Video Tutorial) : Underwater fantasy Shipwheel photoframe

Hello peeps and Happy August,

I'm waiting for the first signs of spring to show up, but alas it just keep raining here. 

With fond memories of summer, I made this project for the Video bloghop at Studio AB See organized by the talented Linda Ann Smith . Linda brought together a group of scrapbookers and artists through her FB page for this video hop.
My partner was the Award winning artist, Diana Riukas, who shares her knowledge in art through demonstrations and tutorials. 

In my videos …..enjoy the wonder of art by watching the imagery come alive step by step. At my YouTube channel my hope is to "Help you with your LOVE for art......" However that may be such as through acrylic painting, mixed media paintings, art journaling ideas, digital art painting or art consultation. My Master's in Fine Arts degree is from Maryland Institute College of Art. My art work is represented in private and public collections worldwide. Through my knowledge in art, my hope is to help artists, non-artists, and hobbyists to  do what they desire in art.
Diana prepared this beautiful art journal page using a very interesting alcohol ink technique.

I made this ship wheel shaped photoframe using sea shells collected from our trips to the beach.

I hope you enjoy this video where we have both shared the techniques and process to make our respective projects.

Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

(Tutorial) Art journal - Colourarte Primary Elements pigments

Hello friends,

I'm on the Colourarte blog today with a step by step to make this art journal page using primary elements pigments, silks and radiant gels.

 I love the shimmer that all the colourarte products have. Not overly shiny for a grungy project like the one Ive made but shiny enough to make the teal look like a tiny jewels.

This project was an eye opener for me on so many levels. I love texture in all my projects and was so blown away with what can be achieved with paints and mediums - no 3d elements. For a long time I wanted to add one of Finns rusted wheels in the centre, add glass beads and glitter and what not! I really liked this idea too, but eventually settled for an embossed butterfly.

 Learn to live another day I suppose :)

Thank you for visiting me today!
Creative hugs,

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Art journal illustration - Words & Paintery

Hello peeps,

Happy happy day today. Kids are back at school and finally found time to sit on my laptop and edit photos and videos.

The first piece I want to share is my DT inspiration as part of the Words & Paintery Team.  I love the reason behind this blog challenge and being a mixed media lover at heart, I really wanted to be part of this community and am very thankful to Marie Johansson for giving me this opportunity.

Considering how cold it has been here, I'm quite happy to be creating layouts about the beach and sunshine :) This journal entry started off with a collage on a piece of canvas, gesso on top and images from the Graphics Fairy. This site offers plenty plenty of free printables that you can use in your artwork.

Here is the challenge promt

you need to use both the inspiration words and the colours in the graphic.
The challenge starts mid month so you have until 15th of August to submit your entry.

Head over the Words and Paintery blog to see some mind blowing interpretation of the colours by the DT.

Thank you so much for visiting me today.

I hope you will drop by later this week to see the video that I'm editing today.


Friday, 8 July 2016

Seahorse Monoprinting using Primary elements and silks

Hello friends,

Kripa here sharing the outcome of my playdate with the GelPress, so much fun and so addictive!

Here are the supplies used:
NEW Vivid Ultra Metallics- Silver, Jade
Silks: Azurite, Autum leaf, Bolivian blue
Primary Elements: Autumn Skies, Indian copper, Teal Zircon, Violet pearl, China black

Monoprinting is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable forms of art Ive come across. You can never predict the final outcome and that element of surprise is part of the joy of pulling a print.

For a tutorial of how to make this head to the Colourarte blog.

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

(VIDEO Tutorial) - GDT ARTastic June Challenge

Hello peeps,

I'm on the ARTastic blog today as Guest Designer sharing my take on their June challenge. For those if you that haven't visited ARTastic before - Jane Howden scores the web and shares one amazingly talented artist's work every month. This piece serves as inspiration and the basis of the challenge prompt for that month.

This months image is

The challenge prompt this month made me want to scrap a special photo. I've made layouts of this photo before, yet I want to make more. This photo is from the day my older son met his younger brother for the first time.

Let me try and explain how I’ve tried to express my emotions through colour & texture in this layout. When I look at this photo, time just stops for me (depicted by the black and white background) and I’m taken over by a feeling of love, joy and amazement (soft delicate – hand drawn flowers, lace, hearts, vellum) , probably similar to what my boys experienced that moment! The stars are my prayer to God to shower his blessing on my boys and our family.

Here is a video of how the page came together. The whole page came together in a couple of hours which is a first for me..... I take days to complete my layouts. My favourite part of the layout was making the puffy stars, the photo doesn't do justice to the gorgeous texture it created in the background.

Hope you enjoy watching. Thank you for stopping by today.

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Happy creating!

Monday, 13 June 2016

(VIDEO tutorial) : Mixed media Scrapbooking layout - Imagine

Hello friends,

I had a blast this long weekend and managed to make 3 layouts with videos....... eeeks!
I share one video today, the other two need to be edited.

This layout is based off inspiration from More than words
Word Inspiration - IMAGINE
Creative Challenge - GET MESSY
 and the color combination based on Lindy Stamp Gang mood board.

My son is a big time dreamer, loves pretend play and thankfully for the moment imagines more than monsters under his bed! So, I used it as the title for my page.

There are a lot of Crate Paper products in here - papers, chipboard, vellum and amy tan rub-ons and stickers. The colours are LSG magicals - Shabby turbine teal, rusty lantern lime and mist cotton candy pink. Ive also used Faber Castell gelatos in coordinating colours.

I hope you enjoy this video, would love to hear what you think of it. 




Friday, 10 June 2016

Mixed media Canvas tutorial for Colourarte

Hello friends,

I have very happy news to share with you all - I will be designing for Colourarte for the next few  months! Here is my very first project with a tutorial on the colourarte blog.
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Altered paintbrush using Colourarte primary elements
Off late, Ive been wanting to make projects with more meaning than just aesthetic appeal and so here is the story behind this canvas. There was a time when I would find inspiration in a lot of things around me and painted everyday. Along the way life happened (thread embedded in the texture paste) and I lost that mojo. This piece is a reminder to not given up and strive to find that part of me again (represented by the gears and clocks) , to create (paintbrush) and stay true to my inspiration (the markings on the butterfly) 
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Its amazing the different shades of colour that can be made with just 4 pigments depending on  what medium you mix it with. The patina colour on the gears and the blue butterfly are made with same pigment - Autumn skies. 

I hope you take a few minutes to read the tutorial on the Colourarte blog and leave me your comments.

Thank you,
Happy long weekend NSWers 
Happy Creating,


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