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


TanglePatterns: How to Draw Gnarly

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration



Painting From Memory

How to Make Fabric Paper (keep scrolling, down past buy now stuff, to get to tutorial)

5 Acrylic Paint Application Techniques   


Smoothfoam Holiday Giveaway

The Divide Pen & Notebook Holder GIVEAWAY

Jetpens Giveaway – Engineers & Designers Sketch Kit 


Get Spray Paint Off Of Your Skin Without Using Chemicals


Watercolor Wednesday with Schut-08 #Exaclair #Schut #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 Artist Drawing Paper, Light Grain, Extra White,180 gm2/83 lbs

PH Neutral, Acid-free, for pen, pencil, charcoal, crayon & pastel.

For this example I used a Pentel Color Brush in Black with a Fabrico™ Dual Tip Fabric Marker – Light Gray, for shading, on the first drawing and a Pigma Micron .01 & .005 tips for the second drawing.

The paper has a fairly smooth surface, but you can feel a slight tooth.
The outcome of my tests:

  • Both brush-tip & fabric-tip friendly–
    • no bleed-through
    • no show-through
    • no  feathering
  • the paper texture–
    • gave crisp lines
    • ink dried quickly
    • ink flowed easily
    • didn’t seem to fray fabric tips
Earlier, in this series I reviewed the 225 gm2/152 lb version of the Schut Artist Drawing Paper, using other mediums.




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


joey’s weekly tangle challenge #31

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Prompt #1182 Visual Prompt of the Week – Sunday Drive


How to Make Paper

Paint a Crystal Vase | Step-by-Step 

Mail Art Envelope Tutorial-video


Pinwheel Punchboard Giveaway (Facebook)

Graphic45 Come Away with Me prize pack



Serious Nibbage Part 7 – video



Journal52 Prompt – Week 42: Magic #Journal52 #ArtJournal #ArtJournaling

Well, I did what I always tell myself not to do.

It had been a while since I did a page of words in my Journal52 journal.  My brain didn’t immediately pop up with ideas for the prompt ‘Magic’, and I wasn’t feeling all that creative, so Words it was.

But, I hated the page I came up with.  I know–I try not to judge, but I just didn’t like it.  I did like what I was doing on a page of Clearprint Vellum, though, so I decided to paste it over my first try and continue with it.  I scanned in the first page, though, and this morning, I wish I hadn’t glued over it.

I still don’t like it, but I don’t hate it the way I did last night.

Ah well.  I like the backgrounds on both, so I wrote up the process for them after the photos. Once the backgrounds were done, it was just a process of using Sakura Gellyrolls pens to write the words and color around them (And I colored the horses on the vellum page).



Sakura Gellyroll pens-Stardust: Purple Star, Blue Star, Marine Star; Moonlight-Green, Pink, Fluorescent Orange; Classic-White

Distress Inkpads-Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean



Pentel Pigment Ink brush pen

Art Journal with Watercolor Paper (first page shown above)

Art Journal with Clearprint Vellum Paper (second page shown above)

1.  For the vellum page, I drew the horses with a Pentel Pigment Ink brush pen.

2. I dragged and dabbed the Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Pad at random across the page, leaving lots of the paper untouched.  For the second page above, with the horses, I stopped here.

3. I repeated this with the other colors of the ink pads, blending in some places, on the first example. (NOTE: this does muddy up your ink pads.  Scrubbing the pad on scrap paper will restore the color, but it will still be stained).  I did both pages of the journal, so I’ve got a background for the next prompt too.

4. I sucked up alcohol into a pipette dropper and squeezed out drops at random across the page.



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


CHARLOTTE – a new tangle

Ben Kwok template –  skull (must be a member of Facebook Group Ornation Creation)

Tangle Patterns: How to draw BEANIOUS

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Art Journaling Prompt: Sketching a Map


Painting Flowers Step by Step: White Tulips

Copic Cleaning Tutorial

Create Your Own Font


No Excuses Art giveaway-copy of Mary Oliver’s ‘Blue Horses’

StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop and Giveaway

Wow Embossing Powder Blog Hop and Giveaway



Still Life with Garlic and Tomato #Watercolor #Pentel #ZentangleInspiredArt

I was using up some watercolor paint off my palette, and then I used the background it provided for this piece done with a black Pentel Colorbrush and Sakura Gellyrolls for added color and highlights.

Neither scan nor photo got the colors right–that’s the bad thing about shiny gel pen ink. But even the watercolor background came out more yellow and washed out. *sigh*