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Today I’d like to share another picture of an ATC background that I made using Daler Rowney System 3 acrylic paint.

Mottle Gold

Mottle Gold

This piece is likely to be stamped over in the end with text or images, this is just a starting point. It has various colours of System 3 Original acrylic paint and a gentle wash of Imitation Gold Pale Cryla to add a subtle brightness.

I’m enjoying experimenting with colour and texture for this month’s Virtual Crafting Challenge. How about you, have you got the paints out yet this month? Give it a go, its all about having fun and trying new stuff. Use what you have in the back of the cupboard, neglected, forgotten and just waiting for a challenge like this to be given permission to come out and play.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’d like to share a picture of the card I created using the flower ATC I created recently

Rock n Roll Flower Card using Zig Art & Graphic pens

Rock n Roll Flower Card using Zig Art & Graphic pens

This features

Hope you like it.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post a peek into my art journal, where I’ve been doodling with my new Zig Art & Graphic pens.

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

Pens used; Zig Art & Graphic set of 12 Muted tones.

Sketchbook Used: Daler Rowney; Ebony Sketchook 

If you haven’t already, you have to try these pens! They are unlike anything else, but truly wonderful. The Art & Graphic pens work beautifully on the 150gsm acid free paper in the Daler Rowney sketchbooks.

Best wishes and see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’d like to share a picture of a little ATC created using Zig Art & graphic pens and my own Rock n Roll technique blended with Chinese brush painting techniques.

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

To find out more about how to create these flowers check out my Rock n Roll Flowers: video tutorial.

Best wishes and see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post a video tutorial to show you some techniques using Zig pens to create beautiful flowers.

Zig products used in the film:

  • Writers
  • Brushables
  • Wink Of Stella
  • Calligraphy markers

For suppliers and colour ranges, see the link at the end of the post.

After just a little practice you too could create flowers like these;

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

 

In this ATC I used the Zig Art & Graphic pens with the techniques shown in the film. The Art & Graphic pens have 80 beautiful colours in the full range. So far I’ve bought the Muted and bright tones, the rest are definately top of my wish list.

Do give the techniques a try and I’d love to see your results.

Links

For full details of colours and pen types available, please visit the Kuretake website.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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Today a video tutorial featuring the Calligraphy markers by Zig. I’ll be showing you around the pen and then some techniques for using them.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a picture of my first digital ATC.

My First Digital ATC

My First Digital ATC

About a year ago my lovely husband gave me a piece of software by Serif called Digital Scrapbook Artist v2. Now it had taken me a year of my life and an online course to get to grips with even the basics of Adobe Photoshop Elements, so when I saw the starting screen on DSA2 I admit it I feared it would take as long and it took me a long time to actually get over that and just try it.

Serif; Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 and Daisy Trail 1

Serif; Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 and Daisy Trail 1

There was a lovely lady on Create and Craft/Ideal World demoing the software, and suddenly I got it. The digi kits you can get either individually as downloads from Daisy Trail or as collections on disc are truly stunning and I was lucky that after getting all hyper about the software, my long-suffering husband didn’t give up on me but gave me the rest of the available digi kits as part of my Christmas present. Isn’t he wonderful :)

As regular readers will know I am a member of Stamping Mad forum, and often take part in their ATC swap, well for January Glitter Monkey set the theme to digital, and I was away! A perfect excuse to get out the DSA2 and have a play. After a couple of very entertaining evenings I created the ATC you see above. It’s so much fun! Wish I’d got into this last year, it would have made my immobility much less boring!

Hoping to get the latest version of the software, Craft Artist soon. It’s the next generation of the software and has lots of card templates on it to design onto. If you haven’t heard of any of this stuff, check out the links at the end to find out more.

Links

Hope you have fun, what ever you craft.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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