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My New Digital Papers

Hi everyone… I have been working for the last few weeks, developing a collection of digital papers. You can purchase and download them, then you can use them digitally or print them out. These are the first six sets – with lots more to come.

Here is a preview of the sets.
You can get more details in my store on Gumroad.

Digital papers sets 1-6

Here are some possible uses for these digital papers:

  • digital art
  • graphic design
  • backgrounds for art journaling
  • backgrounds for tangling or doodling
  • collage elements in mixed-media art
  • traditional or digital scrapbooking
  • card making and other paper crafts
  • backgrounds or banners for websites
  • many more creative projects
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New Mandala Stencils video

Here is a new video showing how to create mandalas with Geneviève’s Mandala Stencils.
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Click here to see the video on YouTube.

 

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Circular Grid Patterns with Geneviève’s Mandala Stencils

All of us who do any kind of pattern drawing are familiar with grid patterns, patterns that drawn on a square grid like these, tow of my favourites:

Square grid

The mandala stencils are essentially a circular grid tool.

Circular grid

And if you draw the same pattern by following the grid, you end up with the pattern in a circular form.

Circular Huggins

Here is a video that shows the process.
If you can’t see the video, click here to see it on YouTube.

Click here for more information about the stencils.

Instructions on drawing patterns: Cadent, Huggins.

 

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NEW: Mandala Colouring Book

Today, I am publishing my first colouring book. The book is available in a paper version, with colouring images printed on one side, or as a PDF eBook.

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Below are two free samples for you to download.

Click the thumbnail to download the PDF.

mandala coloring book freebie 1 mandala coloring book freebie 2

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Mandala Stencils are available again

GCrabe Stencil Manual coverHi everyone, and thank you for your patience while I changed the manufacturing and distribution for my mandala stencils. The stencils are available now from:

Acadia Laser Creations

The stencils are circular grid templates that can be used for a multitude of designs. Click here if you would like to learn more about these stencils, and see videos that show how they work.

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 12

This is week 12 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


I had great fun this week making more art cards with my Gelli prints.

Art cards 07-08

Art cards 09-10

Art cards 05-06


This is a new drawing based on a Ben Kwok template.

Dove


This is a drawing based on my own mandala template #16.

Mandala on yellow card stock


And I created two new mandala templates, #19 and #20.

Mandala template 19

Mandala template 20

 


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 7

This is week seven of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I create a new mandala template, #12.

Mandala template #12


Here is another book that includes some of my artwork, Das große Zentangle-Buch by Beate Winkler.

German Zentangle book


I finally received a replacement power supply for my new Silhouette Portrait, and here are just a few of the pieces I cut this week.

Silhouettes


I am continuing my series of circular designs made by taking grid patterns and adapting them to a circular grid.

First, over at the Facebook Group Square One: Purely Zentangle®, the tangle of the week is Huggins, which is one of my favourite tangles. I did four variations:

Circular Huggins 1

Circular Huggins 4

Circular Huggins 3

Circular Huggins 2

This week, I also did circular versions of Crux by Henrike Bratz, Ripples by Helen Williams, and Ving by Amy Broady

Circular Crux (pattern by Henrike Bratz)

Circular Ripples (pattern by Helen Williams)

Circular Ving (pattern by Amy Broady)

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 4

This is week four of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I used the shapes of my silhouette masks to cut shapes from various papers to use as collage elements in the future.

silhouette cutouts


I recently discovered a very cool font with which you can create Celtic Knots. Each letter represents one component of the image. By stringing together the letters, you can make a large variety of knots. Here are a couple of examples.

Celtic font example


Continuing my experiments with the Celtic Knot font, I took one image into Photoshop Elements and had some fun experimenting with a variety of special effects.

Celtic knots with visual effects


I have found that hot-chocolate cans are perfect for storing pens, markers, paint brushes, tools… just about everything on my work table and in my shelves. But of course, they have to have appropriate decoration.

For this first one, I removed the label and used it as a template to cut a Gelli print to size, backed it with some Scor-tape, and glued it to the can.

Decorated can for studio storage

For this one, I simply removed the label and painted the cardboard with some acrylic paint. I’m going to make a bunch more of these!

Decorated can for studio storage


I made another discovery recently, a Macintosh app called Wordify. You can give it any image, along with a list of words, and it will fill the image (or the negative space) with the words. Here I used my Sisters silhouettes.

Silhouettes with Wordify

In this one, I used the Yoga silhouettes, and a list of yoga-related words.

Silhouettes with Wordify


This is another project from Camerida. Brenda Shaver showed us now you can use a 3.5″ Zentangle tile as a frame for a Bijou tile.

Layered tiles


The last item for this week is a Zendala. I started with a white die-cut snowflake I cut with my Cricut. I glued it to a 12×12-inch sheet of blue card stock, and tangled the snowflake.

Tangled snowflake

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 1

Last week, I read a blog post by Kelly Barone, where she issued a challenge to do something creative every day this year. I have a bad track record when it comes to following challenges for a long time, but I decided that this was the perfect opportunity for me to start doing more art, rather than just reading about it and watching YouTube videos.

I’m going to do a show & tell blog post once a week to show what I’m up to.
Here are my pieces for week 1.


I always enjoy drawing mandalas, and it occurred to me that it had been a while since I created a mandala template, so I made that my first piece.

Zendala template number 9


A more recent art form in my repertoire is celtic knots. This is from my sketchbook, where I tried different ways to shade the same image, using the three different greys available in Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Celtic knots with Prismacolor greys


This is an experiment. I started with a page of sheet music that I covered with red acrylic paint. The flowers are cut from a Gelli print and glued on the sheet. I then added some line work, shading, and stamping for decoration.

Mixed media flowers


For the second year, I enrolled in Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Jump Start. It’s an online class that consists of video lessons by 23 mixed media artists, released throughout the month of January.

In one of this week’s lessons, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer showed how to create a stencil using your own face. Now I don’t think this looks much like me, but I like it!

First attempt at cutting a face stencil


This is the cover of one of my sketchbooks. It started out as a Gelli print, but this week I decided to turn it up a notch by adding a little stencilling and stamping. I haven’t decided whether it’s finished or not.

Sketchbook cover


The next two pieces were unfinished mandalas in my sketchbook, now finished!

Mandala


Another mandala from my sketchbook


Finally, today’s piece is a hummingbird in pen & ink and coloured pencil on coloured card stock, based on a template by Ben Kwok.

Hummingbird

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New merchandise based on my artwork

Available now on RedBubble, a collection of merchandise based on my artwork. In addition, some of the items are designed for you to customize.

Click here to go to my RedBubble store.

Part 1. Customizable tote bags.

These tote bags have a line drawing that you can customize with drawing, tangling, or colouring. The bags come in three sizes.

artwork

All bags are printed on both sides. For the customizable bags, it means that you have two surfaces to customize. Here is one of mine:

customized bag

Part 2. Bags with my artwork.

The images below are some of my artwork that is available on tote bags, throw pillows, prints, cards, and cases for smart phones and iPads .

artwork

Click here to go to my RedBubble store.