Weekly Roundup #237

CraftArtEdu classes

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

Celtic knot template #5 by Geneviève Crabe
It's a String Thing #105 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #106 by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #106 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #107 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #74
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #75
Mandala template #50 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 170 by Nancy Domnauer
TanglePatterns String 171 by Ulrike Braun
Tackle it Tuesday 67 - I string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday 68 - J string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #20 by Daniel Lamothe: Opus
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 9, 10 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 33, 34 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #6 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #20: K-A-T by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #21: P-I-J by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #231: "The Undulating Tangles in C and S minor" by Sharla Hicks
Weekly Challenge #232: "Duo Challenge: Audio vs. Betweed" by Holly Atwater
Zendala Dare #106 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zendala Dare #107 by Erin Koetz Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium Daily New Challenge
Ornation Creation: template 113-Whale, 114-Dharma Chakra, 115-Carousel Horse by Ben Kwok
TangledType: 32-knowledge is power
Wacky Zentangle Weekly Challenges: Barbara Watercolour Background Challenge
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Yincut (last week: Windfarm)

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Debut of my Frames for Zentangle® Tiles by Adele Bruno
Designing Pictures with Stencils by Judy West
Designing Pictures with Stencils 2 by Judy West
New coloring pages by Chris Gerstner
New Shading Ebook for Beginners by Eni Oken
Step-Out Cards by Aleesha Sattva
Time for something fun...mini e-book mail out coming soon by Helen Williams

TUTORIALS

Colorful Graph Paper Drawing by Tiffany Lovering
Decorating Celtic Knots part 2 of 2 by Geneviève Crabe
Mandala on Graph Paper by Tiffany Lovering
Monster Aquafleur by Eni Oken
Tangling a Wooden Box by Sakura

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 33 by Geneviève Crabe
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 34 by Geneviève Crabe
Brush and Ink Zentangle® with Brita Thompson
Her Hands by Alice Hendon
I Walk the Line by Caren Mlot
More on the Elegance of Limits by Cris Letourneau
Playlist for tangling by Hanny Waldburger
Shading for dimension by Kelly Barone
Tangled Graphics by Caren Mlot
Tangling on seashells by Sue Jacobs
Umble and Zentwining by Eni Oken
Zentangle Hula by Jason Poole
Zentangle in News Paper.. by Dilip Patel
Zentangle Newsletter, August 21, 2015

eBook second edition

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the second edition of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook.

It contains links to over 3000 free patterns available online, collated from four years of the Weekly Roundup.

 

TANGLES and PATTERNS

Acadia, Bethel, Camden, Cheeryfield, Crystal, Houlton, Lyf, Oakfield, Rockport, Sherman, Tentz by Melinda Butcher
Asian Fans tips by Adele Bruno
Batch video by Helen Williams
ButtaCup by Shawna Martin
Cathedral by Neil Burley
Donuts by Elena Hadzijaneva
Fleavy by Hanny Waldburger
Fork, Letter Tesselation patterns by Elena Hadzijaneva
Garden, Gardenia by Elena Hadzijaneva
Gumleaves video by Helen Williams
Kay-tee by Davor Planinec
Sardines by Neil Burley
Watusee by Virginia Lockhart
Zenith from Zentangle
Tangle Refresher 110 by Linda Farmer

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 34

This is week 34 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


In these digital paintings, I experimented with different backgrounds and colours, with the same vintage image.

Four digital collages

Here are a few more digital paintings.

Digital collage

Digital collageDigital collage


And some more collage work in the Mixed Media FX online class with Joanna Grant. These are some pieces to which I have added collage elements.

Mixed Media collageMixed Media Collage

Mixed Media Collage


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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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 33

This is week 33 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


I have a variety of stuff this week. First, a few more digital paintings.

Digital collageDigital collage

Digital collage


I wrote part two of my tutorial, Decorating Celtic Knots, which includes a template for you to try out the techniques.

Decorating celtic knots part 2 of 2

Celtic knot template 5 - shading worksheet


Did some more work in the Mixed Media FX online class with Joanna Grant. These are some pieces to which I have added collage elements.

Mixed media work in progressAnd I cut out some new collage elements from Japanese papers.

Collage elements


Finally, a new mandala template.

Mandala template 50


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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Decorating Celtic Knots part 2 of 2

If you missed part 1, you can find it here.

In this post, I will talk about using coloured pencils, both on white paper and on coloured paper. All these samples were drawn on card stock.

First, I will be referring to the different strands in this knot. This particular design has three separate strands that go over and under each other. I will refer to the red strand as the left strand, the blue as the right strand, and the yellow as the middle strand.

Celtic knot strands

For the samples below, you can click the images to get a larger view if you want to examine the work more closely.

This first example is very simple. I used three shades of turquoise to colour the three strands.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

This one probably looks a lot like one of the examples in part 1 that I shaded in graphite. This was shaded with three shades of Prismacolor cool greys. I love all the shades of grey in the Prismacolor line.

Some tips for smooth shading. Be patient; coloured pencil shading is not an instant gratification technique. Start with minimal pressure with your lightest colour, then layer the darker colours.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

In this one, I coloured the middle strand with orange. The other two strands are shaded with three shades of Prismacolor warm greys.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

I used my favourite Prismacolor greys in this one, the French greys which are tinged with brown.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

Here I used those three shades of turquoise again, this time for shading.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

I did some similar shading here with the reds, but I inked the holes with black which gives a different look.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

This one is on green card stock, using three shades of green pencils. The middle strand is coloured with flat colour with the darkest green, and the other two strands are shaded to look like tubes.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

In the rest of the examples, I used a technique called impressed line. With a small ball stylus, I impress grooves into the paper in a design, before colouring. Then I colour the impressed area, and the pattern appears because the colour doesn't reach into the grooves. If you don't have a stylus, you can use a ballpoint pen that's out of ink.

Here I impresses simple lines and circles following the strands, then I coloured with two shades of green.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

In this one, I did the tube-like shading in the right and left strands. In the middle strand, I impressed random lines before colouring.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

This is a similar one on purple card stock, with random impressed lines, and colouring with dark purple and white.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

This one on red card stock has some diagonal lines with dark red colour on the left and right strands, and parallel lines and yellow colour in the middle.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

And this one has impressed lines on yellow card stock, and was then coloured with red, which makes the impressed lines pop nicely.

Celtic Knot coloured pencil

Finally, I created a worksheet that you can print our on white or coloured paper paper. Click the thumbnail below to download the PDF. Have fun!

Celtic knot template 5 - shading worksheet

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Weekly Roundup #236

RedBubble Tote Bags and more

***Please note that there will be no roundup next week.***
The roundup will return on August 28th.

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #104 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #105 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #73
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week #8 by Suzy Mosh
TanglePatterns String 169 by Beth Snoderly
Tackle it Tuesday 66 - H string by Cheryl Rotnem
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #32 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #5 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #19: N-B-V by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #230: "Let’s all be ZenDivaDala" by Erin Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Ornation Creation: template #112 Grandfather Clock by Ben Kwok
Wacky Zentangle Weekly Challenges: Tangle your home
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Positive Zentangle®: Jonqal

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Bead Embroidery online class by Geneviève Crabe (discounted until August 16th)
Glyphs & Glitches - Adventures both comic and puzzling by Sandra Bartholomew

TUTORIALS

Cross-Hatch Shading by Miura Takao
Tangling a Radiant Sooflower by Adele Bruno
The "marker quest" by Eni Oken
Zentangle® Maps by Suzanne McNeill
ZIA Tile with markers and colored pencils by Eni Oken

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 32 by Geneviève Crabe
Decorating Celtic Knots part 1 of 2 by Genevieve Crabe
Supplies & Equipment that I use by Helen Williams
Tangles and Ink by Kelly Barone
V&A Museum from Zentangle blog
Zenspired Monograms by Neil Burley

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS

Batter by Erin Koetz Olson
Charmzy by Kelly Barone
Fassettoo by Lynn Mead
Fengle video by Jane Dickinson
Morf by Susie Achter
Papermint by Sandy Hunter
Pixioze by Margaret Bremner
Up in Smoke by Linda Rea
Walp video by Helen Williams
Tangle Refresher 109 by Linda Farmer

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 32

This is week 32 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


A great variety of things this week. First, a few more digital paintings.

Digital collageDigital mandala

Digital collageDigital painting and collage


This week in the Mixed Media FX online class with Joanna Grant on Artful Gatherings, I worked on collage backgrounds. This is one I made by printing out some of my digital backgrounds, tearing them up, and creating a collage.

Collage background

In an earlier blog post, I talked about different ways to decorate celtic knots. Here is a sampler.

Decorating celtic knots


Finally, today marks the launch of my new bead embroidery online class.

Bead Embroidered Heart Pin


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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New Bead Embroidery Online Class

Today marks the launch of my newest online class, Bead Embroidered Heart Pin, on CraftArtEdu. The class is offered at a discount until Sunday, August 16th.

Click here for all the launch information.

bead Embroidered Heart Pin

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Decorating Celtic Knots part 1 of 2

Celtic knots are a lot of fun to decorate in grayscale or colour.

In these first three examples, I used repeating patterns in pen & ink.

celtic knot

celtic knot

celtic knot

Other than pen & ink, you can use graphite for shading.

Here, I divided the strands in half, and shaded one side.

celtic knot

In this one, I shaded to enhance the illusion of overlap of the strands by having darker shading where one strand goes under another.

celtic knot

And in this one, by shading darker on the edges and lighter in the middle, I can give the illusion that the strands are dimensional tubes.

celtic knot

In part 2 next Monday, I will show you some ideas using colour.

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Weekly Roundup #235

RedBubble Tote Bags and more

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #102 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #103 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #104 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #72
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week #7 by Suzy Mosh
TanglePatterns String 168 by Sabrina Croft
Tackle it Tuesday - G string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #17 by Daniel Lamothe: Printemps
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #31 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #4 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #18: B-E-Z by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #229: "+/-" by guest blogger Sandy Hunter
Zendala Dare #105 by Erin Koetz Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Ornation Creation: template #111-Vajra by Ben Kwok
TangledType: 31-listen
Wacky Zentangle Weekly Challenges: Wacky
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Schway
Zentangle: Journaled and Tangled: Idea #7: Tangle a Scene

TUTORIALS

Inktense Blocks and Gel Roller for Fabric by Grace Mendez
Shady Sunday: Advanced Colored Pencil Shading and Blending by Dina Kowal
Zentangle® Inspired Art Paper Fortune Cookie Project by Dorian Eng

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 31 by Geneviève Crabe
Colored pencils over colored paper by Eni Oken
Fierce Focus: How Zentangle Helps My Business Grow by Minette Riordan
Frost Flower to Sooflowers - Tangling on a Plane by Adele Bruno
Tangles and Ink by Kelly Barone

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS

Faux-cets by Katie Booth
Flutter by Beth Snoderly
Mushnik by Erin Koetz Olson
Tour by Nancy Domnauer
Tumbleweed video by Helen Williams

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 31

This is week 31 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


I finished a few more digital paintings.

Digital painting featuring hand-drawn mandala

Digital painting with mandala

Digital collage

Digital painting with some if my custom brushes


This is more work from the Mixed Media FX online class with Joanna Grant on Artful Gatherings. This is my work in progress.

Mixed media work in progress

And these are some collage elements I will be using in the next steps.

Collage elements


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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