Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle
Challenges
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
joey's weekly tangle challenge #158
"It's a String Thing" #189 Tiles
"It's a String Thing" #190

Videos
Daily Tangle - Bud- Head 1
Holdgem daily tangle
Daily Tangle - Bubble Bobble Bloop
How to Draw Tangle Pattern 😘 Kiss - Episode 21

New Patterns
New Tangle, Puffin
TanglePatterns: How to draw Noom
Pattern-Collections New: Uncut
Pattern-Collections New: Rounded Diamond
Pattern-Collections New: Hira
Pattern-Collections New: Quadrose
Pattern-Collections New: Vintagem
Pattern-Collections New: Rushy

Other
Flip Through a Year of Doodlegems ep 52
How to Draw Steampunk Nuts and Bolts

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Journal52 Week 12
Gift Wrap Newspaper Flower
Learn Watercolor Series - Value (Part 1) 
Learning watercolor: common techniques, part 2 
How to Draw a Portrait in Three Quarter View Part 6
Amazingly simple mandala flower - how to draw freehand mandala
Upcycled Jenga Blocks - Marbleized and Colorful

Giveaways
A Landscape Drawing Lesson AND  Caran d’Ache Pencils Giveaway
Carta Bella Paper Giveaway-"ToyBox" collection kit
Wild & Wonderful Origami Book and Origami Paper Giveaway
Xyron Giveaway- $50 prize pack or a $25 LF gift certificate and a Mega Runner 
March 2017 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway: $50 gift certificate to Altenew shop
Goodreads Giveaway-Book Giveaway For A Court of Thorns and Roses Coloring Book 
Goodreads Giveaway-Focus and Filter: Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital Photography

Reviews
Brillante Pencils
Expeditionary Art Pocket Palette Review
What are Scribble Sticks

Monday, March 27, 2017

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

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

NOTE: I may not be able to keep up with the latest tangle-related posts this week, so I've added some older links that you may have missed in the past.  Can't have you visiting with nothing to find!

Zentangle
Challenges
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
Weekly Zentangle Challenge 309

Strings/Templates
TanglePatterns String 254
Pattern-Collections Weekly String

Videos
Draw with me and Birthday Surprise LIVE
A Variation to Tangle Pattern Ketti
Pattern-Collections: 742 – yes, 742 patterns with video links
Corchane
2 P's in a Pod
Daily Tangle - Akoya
Daily Tangle - Citrus
Bunzo Tangle Pattern Lesson #164

Video Blast from the Past
Tangle with me in my Sketchbook Page 2 - part 1,     part 2,     part 3
Daily Tangle - Day 1 - Amybaby
How to draw - Y-ful Power - Advanced tangle pattern

New Patterns
Pattern-Collections New: Bottlecap
Pattern-Collections New: Schnattchen
Pattern-Collections New: Wirrl
Pattern-Collections New: 5C Paradox
Pattern-Collections New: Ocotillo
Pattern-Collections New: 5C Drop
Pattern-Collections New: 5C Wrapped

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Watercolor painting of cherries
How to Draw a Portrait in Three Quarter View Part 5
How to Make a Fingerprint Fairy with Stardust
Art Resin Rain Effect Window Abstract Landscape Poured Acrylic Painting Experiment

Giveaways
Painter's Pyramid and Paint Giveaway
Sakura of America Pigma Manga Contest
Kaisercraft Craft Goodies Giveaway
PapermillDirect Giveaway-Win a box of card and 3 sets of Woodware stamps
Scrapbook & Cards Today-win a Photo Sleeve Fuse tool, Heat Resistant Mat and more

Reviews

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle

Challenges
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
3DTANGLE SHADING CHALLENGE #086-Focus Tangle: Pico

Strings
Pattern-Collections Weekly String #26

Videos
Cadast
Chicken Feet
Daily Tangle - Cirli
Daily Tangle - Sharalarelli
How to draw Tanglepattern "Ketti" Lesson 19
Ballace Tangle Lesson Pattern #163

New Patterns
TanglePatterns: How to Draw Nouvart
Noom-New 'Official' Tangle Pattern
Pattern-Collections New: Mascherl
Pattern-Collections New:Nirtak
Pattern-Collections New: ZickZack
Pattern-Collections New: Windy
Pattern-Collections New: 5C Aura
Pattern-Collections New:  Circle Diamond
Pattern-Collections New:  Square Diamond
Pattern-Collections New:  Triangle Diamond
Pattern-Collections New:  Zwirbli
Pattern-Collections New:  Tourmaline
Pattern-Collections New:  Diya
Pattern-Collections New:  Ziwa
Pattern-Collections New:  Xela
Pattern-Collections New:  Tribular
Pattern-Collections New:  Topaz
Pattern-Collections New:  Tak
Pattern-Collections New:  Struwwel
Pattern-Collections New:  Sapphire
Pattern-Collections New:  Pod de Pois
Pattern-Collections New:  Obsidian  
Pattern-Collections New:  Lisana
Pattern-Collections New:  Hatpin
Pattern-Collections New:  Flohmill
Pattern-Collections New:  Espejo
Pattern-Collections New:  Embezzled
Pattern-Collections New:  Croco
Pattern-Collections New:  Citrine
Pattern-Collections New:  Cheminee
Pattern-Collections New:  Amber
Pattern-Collections New:  Lair
Pattern-Collections New:  Sluesip
Pattern-Collections New:  Gangway
Pattern-Collections New:  Plandi

Other
Weekly Zentangle Roundup #315
TanglePatterns: Tangle Refresher #150
How to Enhance Your Tangles 6 Ways
Pattern-Collections: Gems, Stones, Diamonds and Crystals Week at Pattern-Collections
Pattern-Collections: Artist Focus – Amanda Rose Rambo

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Loose Floral Watercolor Orchid
DIY WATERCOLOR COOKIES (the kind you eat!)
How to Draw a Portrait in Three Quarter View Part 4
A beginner’s guide to starting a regular journaling practice
Daily Diary Week 7 - Basic How To Draw and Color Eyeballs Tutorial

Giveaways
Ombre Spring Wreath Kit Giveaway
Craftsy National Craft Month Giveaway-Win Your Favorites
Carta Bella Paper Giveaway-Win it before you can buy it
The Postman's Knock-Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Inks
Art Glitter Giveaway- glitter kit with 6 ultrafine glitter jars and adhesive
Blue Fleur Watercolour Book Survey and Giveaway
Creativebug Giveaway-One Ticket to Craftcation Conference
Goodreads Giveaway-Be Here With Love Coloring Book: Inspirational Coloring Words

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Handmade Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor journal #StonehengeAqua #Watercolor #LegionPaper

I have several watercolor journals, both bought and handmade, that I'm working in at the moment, and have absolutely no need for another one.

So I made another one anyway, lol.

I used several sheets of the Stonehenge Aqua 300 lb watercolor paper that I recently received from Legion Paper.  These sheets are heavy enough that they won't warp or buckle and don't need anything beneath them or stretching or taping down.  They'll hold up, not just to watercolor, but gluing and mixed media and almost anything. So this will be a great book for art journaling or plein air.

The cover painting was a quick study I did, mostly to see how well the Stonehenge Aqua Hot Press paper held up to masking fluid.  I used the masking fluid on the stones and splattered it in the sky, then let it set for two days.  Generally, the longer you let masking fluid set, the harder it is to remove.
My painting took about 15 minutes and I let it dry for about the same amount of time.  The masking fluid came off with no trouble at all.  I had one of those eraser-looking removers meant especially for this job, and it was a wet, rainy day.  It isn't just the paper that counts - temperature, humidity, and the brand of masking fluid all matter.  That's why a lot of people don't like using masking fluid.  I wouldn't hesitate to use it again on this paper, if I felt the timing was right.

I used a sticky-back sheet of canvas, glued to the watercolor paper, for my cover and painted it with Ultramarine Acyrlic.  Though I hadn't intended the painting for anything other than my test, I thought it had kind of a worn, old-timey look to it, and thought it would work for my journal, so I glued it down with PVA glue, and lined it with a black Sharpie and a white acrylic pen.  I think I'll do something more to tone down the brightness of the cover, but I'm not sure what I want to do yet.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle
Challenges
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
joey's weekly tangle challenge #157
"It's a String Thing" #188 Tiles
"It's a String Thing" #189

Videos
Daily Tangle - Laflor
Daily Tangle - Fluxogee
Daily Tangle - Coral
Xanadu
Ytterbium
Striping Tangle Lesson Pattern #162
Back Flip - daily tangle
How to Draw Something Awesome - Aura and Echo lines and tangle pattern 4Rosie

New Patterns
TanglePatterns: How to draw Patience
Pattern-Collections New: Rum wie Num
Pattern-Collections New: Xanadu
Pattern-Collections New: Helau
Pattern-Collections New: Drehum

Other
Pattern-Collections: Links by Framework
Pattern-Collections: News
Pattern-Collections: How to CREATE a tangle pattern step-out – DETAILED
Medieval half-timbered house Kits

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Journal52 Week 11
Beginners in watercolor: Color 
How to Draw a Portrait in Three Quarter View Part 3
How to draw a Diamond April Birthstone Doodle Gem Tutorial
Coffee Filter Cherry Blossoms

Giveaways
National Craft Month 2017 Grand Prize Giveaway-Airbrush set, yarn, paint, adhesives and more
Quo Vadis Giveaway-Giveaway: MyEssential notebooks
Vintage Supply Co. Giveaway-Vintage Crafting ephemera
National Craft Month Giveaway: 123 Punch Board
Viva Las Vegastamps! Giveaway - Win Access to AALL & Create Online Class
Goodreads Giveaway-Vibrant Watercolours
Goodreads Giveaway-Coloring the Silence by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Coloring the Silence
Goodreads Giveaway-Tangle Wood Collector's Art Edition: 20 drawings to colour & keep

Reviews
Ink Shot Review: Bookbinders Emerald Boa
Peggy Wong's DIY Compact Watercolor Box

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

52 Weeks of Watercolor Painting 2017 No.10 #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorPainting #StillmanAndBirn

February's flowers are Violets and Primroses and I think I got Pansies instead but I couldn't resist the color because I wanted to play some more with the new Daniel Smith Wisteria watercolor. You get an interesting shade of blue when you mix it with Phthalocyanine Blue.



I'm using a Stillman and Birn 9x12 Beta series wirebound sketchbook for all my '52 Weeks of Watercolor Paintings 2017'.

The brushes used were a ConnSilver Black Velvet 16 inch, Connoisseur White Mop Goat Hair Brush, #4 Round, and Dynasty Black Gold 3/8 Dagger. The Mijello Mission Gold watercolors used were Bamboo Green, Permanent Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue (PB15:3, which would be Phthalo Blue in any other brand) and Permanent Rose.  I also used Daniel Smith Wisteria.

Monday, March 20, 2017

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

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle
Challenges
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
Weekly Zentangle Challenge 308

Strings/Templates
TanglePatterns String 253
Pattern-Collections String #25

Videos
Balldox Tangle Pattern Lesson #161
Daily Tangle - Opally
Daily Tangle - Nesting
Akia Pods
Youie

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Full watercolor demo : Amanitas, during a creative walk in the woods [video]
ENCAUSTIC 101: IMAGE TRANSFERS
What is Dot Art?
How to Draw a Portrait in Three Quarter View Part 2
Gods Eye Nebula -2 Cup Dirty Pour Experiment with Negative Space Acrylic Painting

Giveaways
Willowing Giveaway- copy of the book ‘Around the World with 80 Artists’ 
Win your own collection of FolkArt Brushed Metal paint
Goodreads Giveaway-How to Paint Atmospheric Landscapes in Acrylics
Goodreads Giveaway-Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure 
Goodreads Giveaway-Fantastic Planet: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined 
Goodreads Giveaway-Soul Feast: An Inspirational Adult Coloring Book
Goodreads Giveaway-A Giving Heart: A Coloring Book Celebrating Motherhood

Reviews

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

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays Zentangle Challenges The Daily New Tangle ...