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Tangle Pattern Penrose & Review of the Daycraft Signature Duo #zentangle #tanglepattern #DayCraft

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 Review of the Daycraft Signature Duo The moment I saw this promo video for the Signature Duo, I was in love.  I knew it was a journal that you would be interested in, because it is different!
I want to thank Daycraft for graciously sending me a copy so I could review it.

(Note: the new tangle pattern is toward the bottom of the post)

Specs
No. of pages: 160 pages
      80 pages lined - 6.5mm lined cream color paper
      80 pages dotGrid - 5mm dotted cream color paper
Cover material: Fine Italian PU
Edge printing: Inkjet printed edges
Duo-tone soft cover (comes in 5 two-color combinations. Mine is the Red/Burgundy)

Look & Feel
At first glance you might think this is a nice looking journal.  Leatherette-style cover, edging printed in contrasting color.  Nice.  But something is different and you look closer.  The front and back are different colors.  The edging color is different on one side than the other.  And there is something strange going on in the middle of the book!


The Signa…

Now I know my ABCs-Amazing Mold Putty Design Post #AmazingMoldPutty #Holidays #AmazingCraftingProducts

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Aluminum foil horse, Party Ring, and Candy Cake letters ....
For more details, head over to the Amazing Mold Putty blog!


Tuesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Arts&Crafts #lifeimitatesdoodles

Gel Ink pens that give a watercolor-like wash

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Isn't it strange how coincidence flows? A few weeks ago, someone asked me if I knew a contact from within Jetpens.  I said no, because though I've submitted work for consideration in their blog, and I buy from the company often, I didn't have a specific relationship with the company.
And then about 10 days ago, I received an email from Jetpens asking if I wanted to review product for them.  You betcha, I did!  
A few days later, I received a 6-pack of Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pens.  I'm working on a series of examples using the pens, and I hope to have a complete review for you next week, but I wanted to share this surprise I discovered along the way.
No gel pen I've ever used has been waterproof.  I didn't expect the Maica pens to be, but I decided to test them anyway to see how resistant they were.  As it turns out, not very.  And wonderfully so!
I was amazed at how well the pigment color stayed bright even with heavy washes.  I wasn't able to totally…

Monday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways #lifeimitatesdoodles

Review of the Clairefontaine Top Bound Watercolor Pad #Exaclair, #Watercolor #MixedMedia

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 Review of the Clairefontaine Top Bound Watercolor Pad This Clairefontaine Top Bound Watercolor Pad is the last of several items that Exaclair sent to me for feedback.  I want to thank Exaclair for their generosity, and for giving me the chance to share their excellent line of products with my readers.


Specs
-designed for watercolor, gouache, or wash drawing.
-top wire bound pad       Note: also comes in side-bound
-20 sheets
-300 g
-acid free paper
-cold pressed surface
-Clear polypro front & back cover
-rigid backboard, lightweight
-Size: 8" x 8" (200 x 200 mm) Note: also comes in a 4" x 4" size.

Look & Feel
The pages of the Clairefontaine Watercolor Pad are smoother than most watercolor papers I've used.  If I saw and touched the paper without knowing what it was, I would probably have guessed it was a mixed-media surface rather than watercolor.  I haven't used cold-pressed paper much, so that may be my inexperience showing.  Having used this pape…

Sunday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways #lifeimitatesdoodles

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Animal Farm Housing-Viva Las VegStamps! Design Team post

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Check out my Viva Las VegaStamps Design Team post to discover how I created this Zentangle®-Inspired-Art with 3D reliefs.

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