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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Overgrown #Qor #Watercolors #Zentangle #Brushpen

Another attempt to use up paint left on the palette.  Qor watercolors are so intense that I always think I'll need more than I do, and I end with lots leftover.  Good thing too, because then I get to do stuff like this, lol.

I was also playing around with loading up my paint brush with two or three colors at once, and then laying down variegated strokes of color.

After the watercolor dried, I used a Pentel Pigment Ink Brush pen to do the linework.


Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Zentangle
Weekly Zentangle Roundup #200 & Special Giveaway!
How to Draw Zenfiddle

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration
Journal52 Prompt-Week 47: Wise Words

Tutorials
HOW TO PAINT TREES
Coloring Medusa with Copics, part 1
Marbling Paper with Nail Polish – Tutorial

Giveaways
Gelli™ Printing on Fabric & Giveaway - Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate, Fabric Paints & more
NOVEMBER 2014 READER ART QUEST Challenge: SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Cloth Paper Scissors Giveaway-Shiva Paint stiks and Smooch Accent Inks (Facebook)
25 Days of Christmas Tags (a chance to win every day through Nov 27)
10 Giveaways-a new chance to win every day-“Drawing Lab Kit” Release Blog Celebration
Carolyn Dube Stencil Giveaway-new stencil, new giveaway every day thru 11/26

Pen & Ink
Quo Vadis Friday Roundup of Pen & Ink reviews

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Godzilla 3D-The King of Monster Paintings!!! #Godzilla #AmazingCraftingProducts #AmazingMoldPutty

My hubby's getting a 3D painting of Godzilla for Christmas.  To see the process I followed in creating this, please check out today's post at the Amazing Mold Putty blog.



Thursday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Zentangle
Tangle Patterns: How to draw Charlotte
Creative Doodling Flower Outline

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration
The Journal Project 2014 – Week 46 – Art Camp for Women

Tutorials
Paint Godzilla in 3D with Acrylics & Amazing Clear Cast Resin (posts at 9:00 am PST)
Learn Easy Ways to Correct Mistakes in Watercolour
The Importance of Repetition in Your Artwork 
Craftbit's Recently Added Craft Ideas

Giveaways
Jetpens Pen Perks: Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pen Pinterest Giveaway
why not win wednesday with sizzix-2 sets of stamps, coordinating dies & a fun alphabet die set
Rhodia Drive Giveaway - Walnut Pen, Pencil & Notebook Holder
25 Days of Christmas Tags (a chance to win every day through Nov 27)
10 Giveaways-a new chance to win every day-“Drawing Lab Kit” Release Blog Celebration
Carolyn Dube Stencil Giveaway-new stencil, new giveaway every day thru 11/26

Miscellaneous
The 11/16 Carnival of #Creativity is posted 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Watercolor Wednesday with Schut-13 #Exaclair #Schut #Watercolor #Zentangle

Each Wednesday for 22 weeks, I'll be sharing artwork that was done on paper from a Schut Papier sampler.  I'll be giving you a little information about each of the papers.

Schut Sketchpad Paper, medium fine grain, 180 gm2/83 lbs

PH Neutral, Acid-free, ISO 9706.

I was impressed with how well this sketchpaper held up as a watercolor paper, given its weight.

The outcome of my tests:

  • The Paper:
    • can be folded almost edge to edge without crease or cracking, and it retains little memory of the fold
    • seems heavier than 180 gm2/83 lbs
    • fairly stiff--warbles brightly when you flap the paper
    • has enough tooth to feel slightly gritty to the touch
  • Watercolor:
    • washes move well
    • pencil lines don't soften into paint
    • color lifts well
    • hard lines form easily
    • no buckling
    • no curling
    • very slight dimpling along edges only
    • takes scraping well
  • Fountain Pen friendly--
    • no bleed-through 
    • no  feathering
    • no indentation from nib pressure.  
    • Show-through only if held up to light.



    Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

    Zentangle
    joey's weekly tangle challenge #35
    Ben Kwok template - Dove (must be a member of Facebook Group Ornation Creation)

    Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration
    The Journal Project 2014 – Week 45 – Art Camp for Women

    Tutorials
    Painting a Wolf in Watercolor
    Free downloadable FLOWER PETAL ENVELOPE template
    10 Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Kids Can Make

    Giveaways
    25 Days of Christmas Tags (a chance to win every day through Nov 27)
    Giveaways-Drawing Lab Kit” Release Blog Celebration - (new chance to win every day thru Nov 25)
    Carolyn Dube Stencil Giveaway-new stencil, new giveaway every day thru 11/26
    Giveaway: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from around the House
    Jennibelle's Gratitude Journal Kit Giveaway (must belong to Journal Workshops)

    Pen & Ink
    Serious Nibbage Part 11:  Kaweco Sport Skyline fountain pen