2015 Creativity Challenge – week 21

This is week 21 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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A couple of weeks ago, I started working on digital art and collage with the Procreate app on my iPad. This has turned out to be a very addictive process, and I have close to twenty paintings in progress. Here are the ones I finished this week.

The layers in this one include a Gelli® print, a photo of a peony from my garden, and the tree which started out as a small bitmap, so that scaling it up made the edges fuzzy.

Digital collage

This one has four layers: a Gelli print, a texture pattern, a page scanned from a 1922 dictionary, and a line drawing.

Digital art

In this one, I started with the background, blending a rust texture with a Gelli print. The vase was painted in Procreate, and the flower started out as a photo, and I added a painterly look in Procreate.

Digital art

Look for a whole week of digital art starting tomorrow.


I've been playing with the new doll Zencils™ from Acadia Laser Creations. Click the image to see my review.

doll stencil


This week, I created two new mandala templates, #42 and #43.

Mandala template 42

Mandala template 43


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Zencils™ Doll Stencils

I recently received a new product from Acadia Laser Creations on Etsy.
These doll stencils are part of the Zencils line of products.

Zencils

There are three sizes of stencils in the package. The small size measures 4" when assembled, medium measures 6.25" and large measures 7.5".

I used the medium size to make a doll for a greeting card. I like that the package includes both the positive and negative shapes.

doll stencil

I traced and cut the shapes on one of my Gelli® prints.

doll stencil

doll stencil

Finally, I assembled them with some brads onto some card stock.

doll stencil

These are a lot of fun, and I see many applications in my artwork, both in tangling and mixed media.

The doll Zencils, as well as other cool products, are available at Acadia Laser Creations on Etsy.

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Weekly Roundup #224

Tangle Organizers

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES
It's a String Thing #92 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #93 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #61
New mandala templates #36-41 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 157 by Jane Eileen Malone via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday on hold by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #12 by Daniel Lamothe: Prestwood by Margaret Bremner
TangledType - 21 Take a Day Off (Facebook)
Template #101 Boat Wheel by Ben Kwok (Facebook)
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #20 by Suzy Mosh
Weekly Challenge #7: S-T-U by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #218: "White on Black on Found" by Laura Harms
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle® - Purk (Facebook)
Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled - String by Jane Eileen (Facebook)

TUTORIALS
Adding glorious color to your ZIA projects by Marie Browning

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 20 by Geneviève Crabe
New videos on VideoTangle.me
Onion domes - two new pieces by Margaret Bremner

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Delph by joey
Floatfest video by Tiffany Lovering
JJ tips by Adele Bruno
Nipa video by Tiffany Lovering
Pea-Nuckle video by Jane Dickinson
Tangle Refresher 103 by Linda Farmer

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 20

This is week 20 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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This week, I decided to get caught up on some mandala designs I needed to finish. Here are seven new templates, number 35-41. Click a template to get the full-size PDF version. To see all my mandala templates, click here.

Mandala template 35

Mandala template 36

Mandala template 37

Mandala template 38

Mandala template 39

Mandala template 40

Mandala template 41


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #223

Tangle Organizers

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES
It's a String Thing #91 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #92 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #60
New mandala template #33-35 by Geneviève Crabe
TangledType - Dream Big (Facebook)
TanglePatterns String 156 by Bunny Wright via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday string 008 by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #11 by Daniel Lamothe: Static
Template #100 Tea Set by Ben Kwok (Facebook)
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #19 by Suzy Mosh
Week 19 - 52 Tangles in 2015 by Jane Monk
Weekly Challenge #6: P-Q-R by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #217: "Duo Tangle - Dex vs Bunzo... ThirtyFive!" by Laura Harms
Zentangle Meets Typography "Spoil Your Rain" by Melinda Barlow
Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled - 4Mom (Facebook)
Zinger - Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle® (Facebook)

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
ZeNdoodle & coloriage N° 6 by Smaranda Bourgery
Zentangle article in Hobby-Art magazine by Beate Winkler

TUTORIALS
Coloured Pencil How-to Videos from Strathmore

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 19 by Geneviève Crabe
New videos on VideoTangle.me
Welcome Seminar 19 CZTs! from Zentangle blog
What can Zentangle do for you? by Pegi Schargel
Zentangle Newsletter, May 10th, 2015

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
African Artist by Tina Hunziker
Blankett video by Tiffany Lovering
Flair by Beth Snoderly
Tenty by Natalie Lam
Zinger video by Jane Dickinson

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 19

This is week 19 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I volunteer at the local Friends of the Library used bookshop. Last year, I rescued from the recycling bin an entire 1922 encyclopedia and dictionary, as well as some old music books. I have been using some pages as collage material, and now I am experimenting with drawing and painting on the book and music pages.

I drew this flower with Micron pen and Inktense pencils.

Flower on music paper

And I traced some of my mandala templates on these pages for future experiments. Stay tuned.

Prepping mandalas on book pages


I experimented this week with a digital painting program called Procreate on my iPad. I started with scans of layered Gelli® prints, and added some painted objects.

Digital painting

This second one uses a background by Joanna Grant.

Digital art


This week, I created two new mandala templates, #33 and #34.

Mandala template 33

Mandala template 34


Finally, in addition to my homemade stamps, I have a collection of store-bought stamps that I don't use very often because they weren't very well organized. So I printed all the stamps on card stock to make it easier to browse through the images.

Stamp organization


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #222

Tangle Organizers

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, FOCUSES
Creativity is intelligence having fun - TangledType (Facebook)
Cubine - Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle® (Facebook)
Facebook Fun Sharing Zentangle Art by Lucy Banta
It's a String Thing #90 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #91 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #59
New mandala template #31-32 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 155 by Cat Trask via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday string 007 by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #10 by Daniel Lamothe: Mooka by Zentangle
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #18 by Suzy Mosh
VW Bus - Template #97 by Ben Kwok (Facebook)
Week 18 - 52 Tangles in 2015 by Jane Monk
Weekly Challenge #5: M-N-O by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #216: "UMT - Brella by Bunny Wright, CZT" by Laura Harms
Wonky strings - Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled
Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled FaceBook group by Alice Hendon and Jane Eileen

EVENTS
Confessions of a Creative Business Master by Sandy Bartholomew
TanglePatterns.com 5th Anniversary - Congratulations to Linda Farmer!

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 18 by Geneviève Crabe
How "Ribbony" came to be by Margaret Bremner
Illuminated Letter Workshop Part 1: Sneak Peek by Sue Clark
It's always time to tangle... by Kelly Barone
New videos on VideoTangle.me
Welcome Seminar 18 CZTs! from Zentangle blog
Zentangle Newsletter, May 7th, 2015

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
4MOM by Jane Eileen
Cayke video by Tiffany Lovering
Cobbles by Eden Hunt
Gelee by Judy Murphy
Hamail by Tina Hunziker
Kalrav by Dilip Patel
Kragz by Judy Murphy
Pinwheels video by Tiffany Lovering
Satsu by Tina Hunziker
Shnek - new stepouts - by Hanny Waldburger
Stained Glass by Judy Murphy
Tangle Refresher 102 by Linda Farmer
Vovz by Judy Murphy
Yincut video by Jane Dickinson
Zendau by Lynn Mead

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 18

This is week 18 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I was inspired by an idea from Patti Tolley Parrish to make some Gelli® prints on label sheets. I have some label sheets I have never used (remember labels for 3.5" diskettes?) so I did some Gelli printing, and then used some of the labels to make cards.

Gelli® prints on label sheets

Cards made with Gelli® printed labels


After watching a recent video from Joggles, I experimented with Yupo paper and alcohol inks and this is the result.

Yupo and alcohol inks


This week, I created two new mandala templates, #31 and #32.

Mandala template 031

Mandala template 032


Finally, I made some more stamps with fun foam shapes.

Leaf stamps

More homemade stamps


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #221

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, FOCUSES
Friday Freebie by Simona Cordara
It's a String Thing #89 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #90 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #58
Live, Love, Laugh Typography meets Zentangle by Melinda Barlow
Mandala - Template #96 by Ben Kwok (Facebook)
New Celtic knot template #4 by Geneviève Crabe
New mandala templates #29-30 by Geneviève Crabe
Pattern Mixer Challenge #6 by Anya Lothrop
Sunday Smackdown #7 by Kristi Sanseraser
TanglePatterns String 154 by Nancy Newlin via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday string 006 by Cheryl Rotnem
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #17 by Suzy Mosh
The Little Prince - TangledType (Facebook)
Tripoli - Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle® (Facebook)
Week 15 - 52 Tangles in 2015 by Jane Monk
Week 16 - 52 Tangles in 2015 by Jane Monk
Week 17 - 52 Tangles in 2015 by Jane Monk
Weekly Challenge #4: Tangle with J-K-L by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #215: "Labyrinth" by Laura Harms

TUTORIALS
Paper stump cleaning, blending tool maintenance by Kathy Long

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 17 by Geneviève Crabe
Illuminated letter by Holly Williams
New videos on VideoTangle.me

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Bateek video by Tiffany Lovering
Hearty video by Tiffany Lovering
JJ by Joy Taylor
Lanie tips by Adele Bruno
Meer video by Jane Dickinson
Mooka video by Chris Gerstner
Netting video by Tiffany Lovering
Pea-Fea by Amelie Liao
Signalz by Bev Ripps

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 17

This is week 17 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I used my homemade stamps to embellish some Gelli® prints.

Embellished Gelli® prints


I did my first piece for the new Facebook group Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled.

Tangled stack


This week, I created two new mandala templates, #29 and #30.

Mandala template 29

Mandala template 30

And one new Celtic knot template, #4.

Celtic knot template 4


I painted some beads and made a necklace.

Necklace with hand-painted wood beads


Finally, this week, I'm still working on something new. Here's another tease.

Work in progress


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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