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Turn any SVG cutting template into a painting!

Hello! In this post and video I will be showing you how to turn an SVG cutting file template into a watercolour painting.
All the details are in the video below!

I will also be giving away the resulting artwork below as part of the July edition of my ‘Art for your screens’ collection. Details coming soon.

watercolour cute cat face art painting joanne seale

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Assembling my London ‘Skyline Boxes’ paper cutting template

Hello! I hope you are well?

Today I have made for you a video showing how to assemble my London ‘Skyline Box’ paper cutting template.

I made this cutting template when I first got my lovely Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, which is still going strong!

I produce assembly instructions for all my downloadable templates but I thought a video would be a great addition, please view it below.

You can find the paper cutting template file here

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/156435873/stylish-city-skyline-box-3d-svg-file

skyline box svg template joanne seale

Skyline boxes joanne seale svg

skyline box svg template joanne seale

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Super cute animal boxes – Tutorial

In this video I will be making the cute rabbit box which I like to fill with lots of treats, or even little baby rabbits!

I hope you enjoy the video!! :)

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Tutorial Video – Paper cut wreath using the Silhouette Cameo

Welcome to my tutorial where I show you how to make a stunning paper cut wreath using the Silhouette Cameo, if you don’t have a cameo then fear not, you can also cut it by hand or use any other cutting machine.
We will start by drawing the leaves and berries, photographing them using a mobile phone or tablet. We will then adjust the photo and trace them before cutting and assembling them out of paper.
Here are some photos of the finished wreath and creation process, the tutorial video can be found below these.
paper cut christmas decorations wreath joanne seale
paper cut christmas decorations wreath joanne seale
paper cut christmas decorations wreath joanne seale
paper cut christmas decorations wreath joanne seale
paper cut christmas decorations wreath joanne seale
Here is the video tutorial

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Video Tutorial – Make a paper cut wing from scratch :)

Hello, I hope you are all well and enjoying mid-summer :) It was a bit wet and cold in London this weekend plus I hurt my leg in a fall on the Strand in central London (what a sight, I was sprawled all over the pavement) so I stayed in and painted lots of colourful art journal pages (to be published here soon).

I also discovered free demos on my xbox! so I ahem ‘tested’ a few of them and will be getting the full versions of Diablo III and DMC soon :)

Here is the video tutorial for my paper cut wing template, I show you how to draw the wing feathers and prepare them for cutting on an electronic cutter, part 2 includes adding the feathers to the base in an ‘artistic interpretation’ of a real wing :) If you want to just go ahead and cut the wing template without drawing it first, my SVG files are here

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/241484138/wing-wall-art-paper-cutting-template-svg

 

 

 

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Tutorial – Make a Midori planner with paper and gesso

The internet seems to have gone Midori crazy! It’s beautiful yet simple design as well as it’s flexibility as a journal, planner or notebook has inspired many people to get creative. I decided to try to make my own using paper and gesso after seeing how my paper stencils became more supple and durable after a coating of acrylic gesso was painted on them. The gesso plasticises the paper to look and feel more like vinyl or faux leather. So let’s get started!! :) midori joanne seale fauxdori   Firstly take some cardstock or watercolour paper and decorate it with spray inks, I’m using Dylusions inks as the colours will stain the gesso giving a more layered effect. Decorate both sides of the paper. DSC_5203   Then using acrylic gesso, spread it onto the paper using an old store card, this gives a very thin and even coverage of gesso. Gesso both sides with 2 layers leaving the paper to throroughly dry between layers.DSC_5208 DSC_5212 I made one last layer of gesso, scraping it through a stencil to give an organic leather grain effect. DSC_5213 Continue reading

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Tutorial – Make a cool layered background

I wanted to make a layered background for a new moth lady painting and thought I would show you the process. I use Neocolor II water soluble crayons and acrylic paint in many layers to create an interesting textured base for my paintings.

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Firstly take some Neocolor IIs and cover the page with various colours, I used opaque pastel shades.
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Then activate them with water and leave to dry.
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