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

Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

Buttons. Fairies. Mixed Media!

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Buttons.  Fairies.  Mixed Media.  Need I say more?
To find out how I made this mixed-media canvas for the Viva Las VegaStamps! Button Fairy Swap, head over to my design team post at the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog for all the AMAZING Details!

Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

Sorry that the links aren't live. I'm on my tablet and cut'n'paste and link-up abilities aren't easy to use.

Zentangle
Spring Blooming Tangle
http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasdoxiemama/9130437563/in/pool-freehandpatterns/

Tangle Pattern Amalea
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zchrissie/9102977936/in/pool-freehandpatterns

Tangle Pattern Cayla
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zchrissie/9102988426/in/pool-freehandpatterns/

Tangle Pattern Tube Loop
http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasdoxiemama/9111097473/in/pool-freehandpatterns/

Tangle Pattern Tequarp
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47514270@N02/9116739795/in/pool-freehandpatterns/

Tangle Pattern Joseph
http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasdoxiemama/9119638200/in/pool-freehandpatterns/

Zentangle Pattern and 6 new tangles
http://blog.suzannemcneill.com/2013/06/25/painting-blue-goats-2.aspx

Tutorials
Bringing Your Coloring Together Using Shadows
http://bit.ly/SOGShading


Giveaways
TRAVELER’S NOTEBOOK GIVE-AWAY
http://blog.resorshop.co…

Tuesday links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways

Sorry that the links aren't live. I'm on my tablet and cut'n'paste and link-up abilities aren't easy to use.

Zentangle
Zendala Dare #62
http://studio-ml.blogspot.com/2013/06/zendala-dare-62_23.html

Weekly Challenge #124
3/06/altered-art-for-all-occasions-by-olga-struk-.html


Weekly Zentangle Roundup
http://www.amarylliscreations.com/zentangleharmony/

bracketed VIDEO
http://www.alittlelime.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/bracketed-video.html

How to Draw Fiore
http://p.feedblitz.com/r.asp?l=78424433&f=888569&c=4609423

Tutorials
AMAZING Emergency Gifts... Three-Horses Resin ATCs by Sandra Strait
http://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2013/06/amazing-emergency-gifts-three-horses.html

Video: Caring For Your Pens
http://www.spectrumnoir.com/video-caring-for-your-pens/

Bees Wax Tools & Tips
http://feeds.lisapace.com/~r/ItsInTheDetails/~3/rGgUlD43wrk/

Giveaways
June Giveaway-Donna Salazar Products
http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/my_weblog/2013/06/june-giveaway.html

Givea…

AMAZING Emergency Gifts... Three-Horses Resin ATCs by Sandra Strait

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ZI saw it coming.  I thought I'd planned for it.




My mother turns 90 (will have, by the time this is posted) and to celebrate we're having a family reunion.  Relatives will be coming in from England and Australia, and even from3 the far, far reaches of Florida, U.S.A.!  We've done this before, and the tradition is to exchange small birthday gifts with everybody, no matter when their birthday falls.

So I've been working on gifts for quite a while.  I knew that someone unexpected would decide to show up at the last minute, and I made extra gifts. But. I didn't make enough, dad-rat it! A recent marriage and a new girlfriend with a child, left me short-handed.

Well, you may not think of Amazing Casting Resin as being quick and easy, but it is, and I was able to make up my shortfall in under an hour!

For the details on how I made these ATCs, check out my Design Team post at the
Amazing Mold Putty blog!

http://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2013/06/amazing-emergency-gifts-t…

Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

Our family is having a reunion to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday next week, so my Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways will not be posted every day and may be sparse even when posted.  Things should be back to normal after the end of the month.

Blockheads Paper Arts is going out of business.  Currently, everything is on 35% off (online only).  There will be a 20% off sale this today(6/22) at the brick'n'mortar store.  Stock is selling fast, so don't wait!

Zentangle: Tangle pattern Beamz

How to draw GOOD JOSS


Tangle string 058-http://tanglepatterns.com/2013/06/tanglepatterns-string-058.html


Tutorials: A FABULOUS "HOW TO" ON CREATING SOME MIXED MEDIA - WITH VIV (Contadina K)

Giveaways: Win Imaginisce product from 'My Craft Channel'-over 80 pieces including tools, embellishments, paper

Friday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

Our family is having a reunion to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday next week, so my Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways will not be posted every day 6/21-6/29.  I'll get it out as often as I'm able to.

Blockheads Paper Arts is going out of business.  Currently, everything is on 35% off (online only).  There will be a 20% off sale this Saturday(6/22) at the brick'n'mortar store.  Stock is selling fast, so don't wait!


Zentangle:
New tangle Tylli


Adventures in Monotangles #15 – Betweed

Playing with Suzanne's Pattern: Lightbulbs


Tutorials:
Stamping on Vellum, Anyone?

{Project} Wednesday: Reverse Stenciling Card


SYMPATHY CARD WITH DISTRESS INKS


Giveaways:
Rhodia Drive (Facebook) is giving away one 30ml bottle of the ink and one #12 Rhodia pad

Simon Says Summer School plus Giveaway of Simon Says Stamp PETAL PIECES 

JUNE 20TH: HUGE GIVEAWAY!! CHIPART AND LEATHER TOOLS INTRO,  

Announcing: "Sweetness"...a Petite Collection by Authentique Paper

Gelli Monoprinti…

Thursday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

I'm truly sorry to pass on the news that the Blockheads retail store is closing June 29th.  There will be a sale on June 22nd at:

7201 NE Glisan Street Suite C
Portland OR 97213-6369

Keep an eye out for the newsletter announcing Blockheads online closing sale.

Zentangle:
Lo Flwr tangle

New tangle pattern Hako


Tutorials:
TUESDAY TUTORIAL: MELT ART TISSUE WRAP JEWELED LEAVES

Watercolour week - Making a watercolor journal

Copic Marker Drawing Tutorial: Using Copics like Watercolor-video


Giveaways:
Online Giveaway: Kaweco Sport 3 Pen Set Sponsored by Fontoplumo

Black Ice Reveal Party - Day 2

Colored Pencil Magazine-FUN GIVEAWAY! 2012 Back Issues on Disc 
(Facebook)


Review:
Review of the Exacompta FAF Pad 


Review of the Exacompta FAF Pad #Exacompta #zentangle #review

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Exacompta FAF Pad (4.25 x 7.25)


What is the FAF pad?  It's a desk notepad, with a retro look.  FAF stands for Fabrique en France.  In other words 'Made in France'.  And so they are.  They've been made in Paris for over 50 years in the workshop of Gustave Eiffel (yes, of Eiffel Tower fame).  They're fun, functional and unique.

SPECS
No of Page: 200  
Paper Color: White  
Paper Weight: 60 GSM 
Size: 
Small,  4W x 6 3/4HMedium, 4 5/8W x 7 3/4H; 11,5 x 18,5 cm (shown here)Large, 5 1/2W x 8 5/8HRefillable & Microperforated

LOOK & FEEL



The FAF is a contradiction in terms.  You have solid, metal construction with a lightweight paper pad, making it heavy enough to double as a paper-weight, yet light enough that you could carry it to a meeting or class.  

The paper is held together with bolts and washers, and the back is a metal plate with non-slip pads.  The FAF won't slide off your desk or get lost in the pile of papers.



The paper itself is very thin, but it won'…

Tuesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

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

Deflect-O Cube Organizers/Shoplet Review #shopletreviews

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Okay, you're an artist or crafter or hobbyist of any kind. You work in an office or cook or...

 What item are all of you most likely to use most?

I'm betting the most common answer is ...storage!

This month, Shoplet sent me some terrific storage cubes from Deflect-o.  I received a two-drawer, four-drawer, x-divider and an open space cube.  Between the four, I'll have to perfect space for almost those small items that I'm always searching for.  From now on, my scissors and erasers and most commonly used pens will be right at hand. Those markers, and tapes and adhesives will be easy to find.

All four can be clipped together to create one unit, or placed separately where needed. Adding on in the future will be simple.  And I know me--I'll always have need of more storage as my art and craft hoard grows!



Deflect-o Two Drawer Cube Organizer (DEF350101)



Deflect-o Desk Cube (DEF350301) (four drawer)


Deflect-o Desk Cube with X Dividers (DEF350201)


Deflect-o Desk Cube (DEF350…

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

I'm truly sorry to pass on the news that the Blockheads retail store is closing June 29th.  There will be a sale on June 22nd at:

7201 NE Glisan Street Suite C
Portland OR 97213-6369

Zentangle:
June 15, 2013 Newsletter Companion

TanglePatterns String 057

Zendala Dare #61


Giveaways:
Your Guess is as Good as Mine-Win a Lokta Envelope from Emerald City Tangles

Third GOLDEN Giveaway --Principal OPEN Set, introductory 8 Fluid Set & Gesso


Tutorials:
The art of recycling  a box of chocolate

Freebies:
The Color Wheel and Beyond: Color Theory, Mixing Colors, and How to Create Complementary Color Schemes (discovered via Tee Thompson Studio)


Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

I'm truly sorry to pass on the news that the Blockheads retail store is closing June 29th.  There will be a sale on June 22nd at:

7201 NE Glisan Street Suite C
Portland OR 97213-6369

Zentangle/Patterns:
Tangle Refresher 53

Weekly Zentangle Roundup

New pattern, Migracurl, at Rainbow Elephant


Giveaways:
Sorry! I didn't find any, lol! All the giveaways I came across were flash giveaways that only lasted a few hours. Hopefully, I'll find something for tomorrow!

Tutorials:
Sweet Stamps Monthly challenge: Chalkboard technique

Create Mixed Media Scratch Art with Cray-Pas Oil Pastels


Freebies:
Free Downloads For July 4th Celebrating

Friday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

Thursday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

Some more backgrounds from my Creative Dylusions Journal

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My Dyan Reavely Creative Dylusions journal is the one I grab when I want to wind down and do something that takes about 15 minutes, and is kind of messy.
I'm creating backgrounds throughout the entire journal, and then I intend to come back and finish each page one by one.
Thought I'd share some of the backgrounds I've done so far.




Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

Tuesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways

A Button Fairy has come to my house!

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Isn't he fabulous!  This was the button fairy I received from the Viva Las VegaStamps! Button Fairy swap.

The artist is the fabulous DeeDee Catron of UmWow studios.  She used the VLVS! Octopus/Cephalopod stamp (which just happens to be based off of my artwork) and part of the chipboard from one of  UmWow Studio's chipboard pieces, Cicada Bug.

I love it!  I think I use it to grace the cover of one of my finished art journals!

Monday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways

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

Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways

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Zentangle:

Weekly Zentangle Roundup #72


How to draw ORBS-LA-DEE

Weekly roundup of #Zentangle and drawing articles, tutorials, new tangles and patterns.

Giveaways:
June Kit Bits & Pieces Giveaway

Test drive a Quo Vadis Planner


Tutorials:
Art Journal Techniques: How to Make a Travel Journal, A Handmade Journal, Plus Art Journaling Techniques

Quinn Creative artjournaling project: loose leaf journaling

/How-To: Owl Eye and Feathers

Miscellaneous:
Monday is Featured Fan-Day over at the Amazing Mold Putty blog.  If you have any projects using Amazing Mold Putty or Amazing Clear Cast Resin or Amazing Casting Resin follow these directions:

"If you want to be one of our "Featured Fans" – please send us your BEST photo of a project made using Amazing Mold Putty, Amazing Casting Resin or Amazing Clear Cast Resin TODAY by 6pm EST {Eastern Standard Time} to: 

Please include one AMAZING photo {and a detail if needed}, your info, blog link and a brief paragraph explanation.

You can see a cou…

Review: Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop by Serena Barton

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I live in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, and I've seen the work of fellow Portlander, Serena Barton in the past, and was intrigued.  When I saw that she had written a book about her methods and celebration of Happy Accidents... Well, I had to have it.

I had hoped to do some work based off projects in the book, but I only got my copy yesterday, and Serena has a giveaway that ends tomorrow.  Her giveaway is an amazing opportunity to win an original artwork from Serena, so I wanted to make sure my readers had the chance to enter).

A chance to win an original piece of artwork by Serena Barton-ends June 8th.

Jill Berry's blog-Giveaway for a copy of the book-ends June 10.

Serena does have a blog hop going (same link as the giveaway), so you'll be able to find several more reviews of the book.

Most importantly:
To buy a signed copy form Serena directly (free S&H within the continental U.S., and she'll send you a collage grab bag.  This is what I got with my copy)



No…

Friday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways

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Happy Accidents!- AMAZING Inspiration from ....Sandra Strait (that's me!)

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Wow!  This strange young lady must have 'Happy Accident' feet, 'cause she's dancing! Learn how resin spills are turned from accidents to opportunity, and this big blob and others are turned into cool and whimsical embellishments for cards, journals and jewelry!  You can find out at my  guest designer post on the Amazing Mold Putty blog!




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Review: The Art of Zentangle-50 Inspiring Drawings, Designs & Ideas for the Meditative Artist

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The Art of Zentangle 50 Inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative mrtist  by Margaret Bremner, Norma J. Burnell, Penny Raile, & Lara Williams 
Paperback: 144 pages Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.7 x 11.6 inches
The Art of Zentangle is written by four of the most talented Certified Zentangle Teachers out there.

It is a workbook, first and foremost.  There are blank spaces and blank pages throughout so that you can practice what you've learned from the book.  But that doesn't mean the authors have stinted on content.  Oh no, they've come up with plenty for you to read and do!

The book slants toward Zentangle-Inspired Art rather than the traditional Zentangle method (though it does touch on the traditional as well).  You'll learn to tangle hummingbirds and fairies and zendalas and delightful and whimsical creatures as well as borders and frames!  There are specific projects for you to create and patterns for you to practice.

The illustrations are gorgeous, …

Thursday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways

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Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways

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