Template Thursyay!

Here’s the link to today’s vlog on YouTube.

As the calendar turns to Thursday once again, it’s time for another coloring page / coloring template for the Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans Facebook Group members.

This week, I ran with a kind of request from a member and created two drawings which feature a rectangular area into which a photobooth photo would fit. Or anything else you can think of putting there – a precious button or coin mounted on card, a single earring kept for sentimental value, a ticket, a clipping from a magazine or newspaper, a tiny piece of embroidery, or needlefelting, or polymerclay, or fossil, or a tiny envelope containing a precious note/letter, or, or, or. You’re only limited by your creativity, and the sizes of the nested rectangles!

I’m going to be intrigued to see what people produce with these. I can be tagged in posts as @Artwyrd on Instagram or Twitter. And as Angela Porter on Facebook.

I’ve also added a geometrical pattern in the middle of the sets of nested rectangles if you don’t want to add anything to this space.

Both images would fit on an A5 card (metric/UK size), or a folded letter sized sheet of card for those of you in the US. They also could be mounted on card and framed if wished.

I’ved used Arteza Ever Blend markers from the Gray Tones set to add colour to the designs. And, for the design on the left, I’ve added white highlights with a Sakura Soufflé pen.

In today’s vlog on Youtube, I talk about the designs, and add the highlights to the left hand design.

Wednesday En-tanglement

Natural Paint-on paper by ClaireFontaine approx 8.25″ x 8.25″ (21cm x 21 cm )
Flower motif – Tim Holtz’s Ephemera
Various other papers as mats.
Black fine Uniball ‘Eye’ pen
Gold Sakura Gelly Roll pen
White Sakura Souffle pen
White and brown pastel pencils

Today’s offering is another entangled/zentangle cartouche around a piece of vintage ephemera.

I’m trying to learn lessons of past attempts at these kinds of frames or cartouches. The layers of borders seem to work well for me. They’re balanced and cohesive. Also, the colours used help to bring them together as well.

Hello Spring!

It’s the Vernal Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere – Autumnal Equinox to those of you south of the equator, so hello autumn to you!

And, typically of me, my arty offering today isn’t really all that springline, apart from the nesting birdies that is!

Some more Zentangle cartouches have been done by me. The central images are all from packs of Tim Holtz’s ephemera – Field Notes or Botanicals. I gave these a bit of a shiny glaze with some gloss medium; it helps to bring out the colours.

I’ve used a variety of media and paper for these. The squares are either 3.75″ x3.75″ or 4″ x 4″ in size. The rectangular cartouche is 3.3″ x 5.2″ in size.

I quite like all of them, though part of me is irked by the lopsided box around the beetle!

These take a surprisingly long amount of time to complete. It’s very pleasurable time, especially as I lose myself in the process.