Cyber Monday: Alphabet stencils 60% off

Alphabet StencilsAlphabet Stencils Clearance Sale - 60% off while supplies last.
These consist of a full alphabet, in a casual style, cut from sturdy 0.007" mylar. They are available in three sizes: 1.5, 2.5, and 5-inch high letters. Click the image for a larger view.
(No code necessary. Prices as marked.)

Here are two blog posts that illustrate some artwork that uses the stencils:
Click here for the first one. . . . . Click here for the second one.

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Weekly Roundup #201

15% BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT ON REDBUBBLE WITH CODE SAVE15
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CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #67 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #68 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #36
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles starting with B-E-R Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #195 "Turning Old into New" by guest blogger Sandy Hunter

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book featuring Sandy Bartholomew
Fairy Tangles 20% off sale by Norma Burnell
Instant Graticraftation by Cherryl Moote
New DVDs from Kass Hall
New in the shop: Silhouette masks by Geneviève Crabe

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
TanglePatterns String 132 by Jane Dickinson via Linda Farmer
Zendala template 01 by Lori Byerly
Zendala template 02 by Lori Byerly
Zendala template 03 by Lori Byerly
Zentangle Holiday Trees with Suzanne McNeill
Zentangle Ornaments and Tags with Suzanne McNeill

SHOW and TELL
Advent Journey 2014 by Dianne
Mirror Mirror by Rita Nikolajeva
Zentangle Newsletter November 25th, 2014

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
3 to go by Lori Byerly
Alphabet Pattern Series - H, I, J by Judy West
Dimyx by Lily Moon
Dooleedo video by Ellen Wolters
Flipflop, Offkey by Lori Byerly
Flovine by Lin Chiu
Flower echo by Linda Rea
Gr8 by Lori Byerly
LaCePa by Rita Nikolajeva
Matuvu by Rita Nikolajeva
Ruflz by Lori Byerly
Sails by Helen Williams
Tangle Refresher 91 by Linda Farmer

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New in the shop: Silhouette Masks

I have something new in the shop starting today. These are masks made of sturdy 0.007 mylar that can be used in your art in a variety of ways. These are the silhouettes, you get all six in a package.

silhouettes

They can be used in a variety of ways in monoprinting on a Gelli Plate, or to make cutout collage elements. Here are some of the samples I made (click the image for a larger view):

silhouettes examples

The lovely and talented Joanna Grant has been playing with a set and you can see her work on her blog.

The sets come in two sizes. In the large set, the masks range in size from 5-1/2 to 7-1/2 inches high (14 to 19 cm). In the small set (half the size of the large set), the masks range in size from 2-3/4 to 3-3/4 inches high (7 to 9.5 cm). (Note that these images are not to scale.)

masks   masks


ORDERING INFORMATION

Click here to order the silhouettes in my ArtFire shop.

Starting today until November 27, 2014, you can use the coupon code SILHOUETTES1 for 10% off your entire order from my store. (Note, this discount cannot be combined with the bulk discount.)

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Weekly Roundup #200

Hi everyone and welcome to the 200th Weekly Roundup!
To celebrate the occasion, I am having a giveaway (Canada and U.S. only, sorry). To enter, leave a comment below telling me what you like or don't like about the Roundup, and your suggestions for additional content.

At 12 noon EST on Tuesday, November 25th, I will pick a winner from the comments using a random number generator. The prize is a full set of my alphabet stencils. You get complete alphabets in a casual font, in three sizes.

UPDATE

Sorry to be late, I had no Internet service for a while. I numbered all the comments and drew a random number. The winner is Pam Dickhaus! Congratulations! I'll be emailing you for your address.

 

 

alphabet stencils


Now on to this week's Roundup...

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #66 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #67 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #35
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles starting with I-E-M Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #194 "Embracing the Yuck" by guest Elisa Murphy

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Tangles of Kells - Now in the Physical World! by Sandy Bartholomew

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Flower Outline 3 by Judy West
TanglePatterns String 131 by Cat Trask via Linda Farmer

SHOW and TELL
Aquafleur examples by Margaret Bremner
When Dice Meet Doodles… the sequel by Colette Horsburgh
When Dice Meet Doodles… part 3 by Colette Horsburgh
New Improved Zentangle website

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Ditto tangleations by Sue Jacobs
Keystone by Dennie York
Pufff by Judy Montgomery
SETA by LonettA
Tripoli video by Ellen Wolters
Zenfiddle by Lori Tryon

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From my sketchbook: Celtic Knots

I have always been fascinated by Celtic knot designs. A few years ago I took a class, but didn't pursue it at the time. Recently, I discovered David Nicholls' YouTube series on drawing Celtic knots, and I've been drawing ever since.

These first three drawings are the ones I did while watching the videos.

celtic drawing 01

With this one, I used colour to highlight the different strands.

celtic drawing 02

In this next one, I started doing some colour shading.

celtic drawing 03

This is my first full-page drawing in my sketchbook, again using colour to show the different strands.

celtic drawing 04

With this one, I tried the graphite shading that David Nicholls showed in his samples.

celtic drawing 05

This next one is especially cool. I actually used my Mandala Stencils to lay out the circular grid. Then I shaded using the Prismacolor Cool Grays. I see a lot of possibilities to integrate designs like this with my mandalas.

celtic drawing 06

 

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Weekly Roundup #199

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CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #65 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #66 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #34
Tackle it Tuesday N-O-V results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles starting with V-E-T Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #193 "TriTangle : Trio, Huggins, & Xyp (THX)" by guest Holly Atwater

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Bauble Tree and Lilah Beans! by Sandy Bartholomew

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Mandala maker tips by Sue Jacobs
Mandala Outline 2 by Judy West
Mr. Sandman by Caren Mlot
TanglePatterns String 130 by Henrike Bratz via Linda Farmer

SHOW and TELL
Inktense / Fake Stained Glass by Rita Nikolajeva
STORIES: Zentangle helps 80-year-old get through difficult times

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alabastro by Tina Hunziker
Bedrox by Judy Murphy
Skwirl by Annie Taylor
Stonestory by Tina Hunziker
Tangle Refresher 90 by Linda Farmer
Twizted by Terri Brown
Wiffles by Judy Murphy
Yuma video by Ellen Wolters

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Weekly Roundup #198

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CHALLENGES
100 Mandala Challenge by Kathryn Costa
Celtic Challenge 35 by Judy West
It's a String Thing #64 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #65 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #33
Tackle it Tuesday Halloween results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles starting with N-O-V Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #192 "UMT Seton by Cris Letourneau" by Laura Harms

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
2014 Pattern Folio by Helen Williams
New App: Tangle Patterns Galore

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Born Under A Lucky Star by Cherryl Moote
TanglePatterns String 129 by Nancy Smith via Linda Farmer

REVIEWS and GIVEAWAYS
Must-Have Books on Zentangle Art by Lucy Banta

SHOW and TELL
Dancing in the Moonlight by Caren Mlot
Hotel strings by Margaret Bremner

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Aquafleur as a border by Michele Beauchamp
Cirque by Chris Gerstner
Shnek by Hanny Waldburger
Whirlee by Lynn Mead
XOX by Hsin-ya Hsu
TanglePatterns annual request for your assistance with operating costs

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Weekly Roundup #197

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CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #63 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #64 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #32
Tackle it Tuesday T U E results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday Halloween Style Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #191 "Monotangle: Betweed" by Laura Harms

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Celtic design by David Nicholls
Flower Outline 2 by Judy West
Gelly Roll Hand Lettering Tips with Julie Fei Fan Balzer
Geometry without Tears by David Nicholls
How to tangle on glass Christmas ornaments by Anna Houston
Plan away! by Betsy Wilson
TanglePatterns String 128 by Margaret Bremner via Linda Farmer

REVIEWS and GIVEAWAYS
Astrobrights Paper Review by Cathy
Review and Giveway--Clairefontaine GraF it Dotgrid Sketchpad by Sandra Strait

SHOW and TELL
How to Get On *and Stay On* a Creative Roll by Jennibellie
The ease of Zentangle by Joan Delony
What's Your Style? by Caren Mlot
When Dice Meet Doodles by Colette Horsburgh
Zentangle newsletter October 23rd, 2014
Zentangle on The View on ABC (video plays in U.S. only)

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alphabet Pattern Series - G by Judy West
Diversity by Linda Rea
Fabulous Fengle by Margaret Bremner
Festune video by Ellen Wolters
Half Moon by Anne Marks
MInLine by Mei Hua Teng
Nebel video by Sandy Bartholomew
Reflections by Cheryl Craver
Scena video by Ellen Wolters
Spupa by Mei Hua Teng
Tangle Refresher 89 by Linda Farmer
Vermal video by Ellen Wolters
YNY by Lianne Woods
Yortaidis, Zun by Olga

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Weekly Roundup #196

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CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #62 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #63 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #31
Tackle it Tuesday M O N results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles Starting with T U E by Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #190 "Pink for Ardath" by Laura Harms

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Fall Promo on Fairy-Tangles Digi Stamps and Coloring Sheets by Norma Burnell

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
TanglePatterns String 127 by Lily Moon via Linda Farmer
Zentangle® Butterflies on Bijou Tiles by Suzanne McNeill

SHOW and TELL
I Keep Falling In and Out of Love With You by Cherryl Moote
Sakura's Gelly Roll Moonlight 06 Neon Fine Point Pens
Stencil String Project by Rita Nikolajeva

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alphabet Pattern Series - F by Judy West
Beanious by Abbey Gray
Breast cancer lapel ribbon, Egg and i by Betsy Wilson
Charlotte by Margaret Bremner
Gnarly by Barbara Finwall
Podz by Nancy Newlin
Quandary tips by Adele Bruno

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Weekly Roundup #195

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CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #61 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #62 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #30
Tackle it Tuesday S U N results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles Starting with M O N by Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #189 "UMT 'Yuma' by Tina-AKUA" by Laura Harms

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Mandala Outline 1 by Judy West
Mandala templates by Jeannine Schoonaert
TanglePatterns String 126 by Judi Palumbo via Linda Farmer

REVIEWS and GIVEAWAYS
FaveCrafts is having a giveaway of my bead embroidery book
Studying Under the Masters review by Grace Mendez

SHOW and TELL
Circles strings by Margaret Bremner
Coloring Isn't Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress
Zentangle newsletter October 12th, 2014

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alphabet Pattern Series - E by Judy West
Aquafleur video by Anya Lothrop
Braids video by Ellen Wolters
Curly Bracket Feather by Helen Williams
JoVi, Liefie, Randje, Slonkel, Sneeuwvlokken by José Meeusen
Onion Drops by Shasta Garcia
Opus video by Ellen Wolters
Railwayz, Geerandola, Pin-Will, Drakon by Simona Cordara
Steps variations by Helen Williams
Tangle Refresher 88 by Linda Farmer
Uncorked tips by Adele Bruno

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