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


ZIA 3D Ball – step by step photos

Zentangle Newsletter

Tangle Patterns: TanglePatterns String 115

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Art Journal List Idea: Alliteration Name Game


How to choose watercolor brushes

Mixed Media Backgrounds – video

Mini Envelope Art Journal Page


Bureau Direct Giveaway-Rhodia pencil box sets

Pens! Paper! Pencils Giveaway-pencils & original art sketch

Winsor & Newton live Twitter Q&A next Tuesday, 29th July from 4-5pm BST – one lucky fan will have the chance to win a water colour prize bundle! Tweet your question @winsorandnewton with the hashtag ?#?WNliveQA? prior or during the event to enter

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


Weekly Zentangle Roundup #183

Tangle Patterns: Tangle Refresher #82

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Journal52 Prompt-Week 30: Positive Words


Binding Tiny Booklets/

Painting Ideas: Planning or Playing?

Watercolor Lesson: Wind Blown Water -video


Jetpens Instagram Giveaway-Akashiya brush pen set

Win a FREE issue of Paper Art magazine

Win a 12″x14″ Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate… and a special Gelli apron

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


Tangle Patterns: How to draw ROSCOE

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Prompt #1091 Visual Prompt of the Week – Community Theater


 Using Gesso as a Resist

Mixed Media Card nd a sneaky $1 stamping tool – video

Art Journal with Distress Inks – video


Jetpens Giveaway – Tombow Zoom 101 Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen – Fine Nib

HEY! Want to win a Silhouette CAMEO? Run over and enter here

Canadian Scrapbooker Giveaway – Win a collection of collection of IZINKS pigment inks

A Sheepish Birthday Card #Strathmore #Watercolor #

It’s my hubby’s birthday today.  I grabbed one of the Strathmore Series 400 Watercolor Cards that I won a few months back, and painted a goat.  That seemed masculine enough to me.

The inside says ‘Happy Birthday!  I hope it’s a Shear Delight!’.

Hmmmm.  Maybe that’s not so masculine.  He seemed to like it, though.



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


Win a free copy of ‘The Beauty of Zentangle’ (must be a member of the Art Colony)


Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

The Summer of Color: Week Six . . .



Acrylic Painting Outside the Square

DIY Tracing Light Box for under $20

How To Paint the Red Hibiscus Flower In Watercolor - video



UmWowStudio and Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Summer Blog Hop & Giveaway-enter daily this week

WIN An Slickyboards And Slickynotes From EcoStatic Inc

Karaskustoms giveaway-chance to win a brass and copper Retrakt pen (Instragram)

Notebook Stories Review and Giveaway: Miro Notebooks

Journal52 Prompt Week 28: Technology ‪#‎Journal52‬, ‪#‎ArtJournaling‬, ‪#LifeImitatesDoodles

I really came up empty on the week 28 prompt–Technology.  After a week of wracking my brain, I flipped through my journal and noticed it had been about 8 weeks since I did a word-based page.  Curious, I counted back and saw that there was 7 weeks between the last two word-based pages.  Obviously, it was time for a word-based page!


A couple of things are different from my previous word-based pages, so I’ve pasted a little about my process below.



Technology is big news, so I decided to start with a layer of newspaper, pulled from the business section, on articles about some new technology.  It’s hard to see in the scan, but the text is more noticeable in real-life.


I used Decoupage medium because it’s fairly easy to write over.  I glued down strips and placed them with the text going in different directions so it would be more of a design element than actual text.  In the long run, this didn’t matter too much, because so much was covered.  I hadn’t decided what I would do at this point though, so I was keeping my options open.



I used a thin wash of Martha Stewart’s Canteloupe acrylic paint to cover everything, and applied dabs of Artichoke, just to break things up.



I used Sharpie Brush Tip pens to get started.  Because there is a layer of newspaper and glue medium, the Sharpies don’t bleed through to the back of the page as they normally would.  Notice that I blacked out one area, that I write on with fluorescent gel pen, later.



The second type of pen I used were Kuretake’s Clean Color.  It doesn’t really matter what type of pen or marker you use, but you want to be careful about interaction and whether a pen will write over the glue or medium you used.  For instance, I used the Sharpies first, because the Clean Colors are water-soluble.  That means anything wet would make them smear (and the Sharpies are wet).  It also means that while they write on the gel medium surface, they take a while to dry.  After this step I let the page sit overnight.  Even then I had to be careful not to rub against the Clean Color areas.


It’s always wise to test in a small area if you aren’t familiar with how your pen or marker will work on a surface. Remember, that the addition of acrylic paint, glue or gel medium of any kind will change the surface of your paper.


I finished up using Sakura’s Moonlight Gellyroll pens, and as usual forgot to photograph that part. Ah well, you get the gist.

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


Prestwood variation

Win a Zentangle tile! 


Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Making Art Papers with Citra Solv and National Geographic Magazines



Simple Koi-Alcohol Ink on Yupo - Video

how to create fake calligraphy

Mixed Media Monday: Paint a Waterfall With This Fun Step-By-Step Tutorial



UmWowStudio and Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Summer Blog Hop & Giveaway-enter daily all week

Jerry’s Artist Appreciation End  Of July Event Giveaways

Jetpens Pen Perks Giveaway: Field Notes County Fair Edition – 5 Winners

Zentangle®, tangle patterns, & Zentangle®-inspired Art. Tutorials in drawing and some crafts.


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