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Recently I was doodling with my Zig Art & Graphic pens and created a lovely oriental style bird. Since I tend to doodle bamboo with these pens due to their special nibs that create lines like Chinese Brush painting, the bird will look just right with that. Meet B.O.B; Billie’s Oriental Bird. Here is a picture of the journal page I created with the bird, if you would like to learn how to draw him. Check out the video tutorial below.

Art Journal page, oriental bird

Art Journal page, oriental bird

You Will Need

  • Cartridge Paper, I’m using Rymans 160 gsm/200 micron bright white card, but feel free to use your favorite.
  • Zig Art & Graphic pens

Method

Here’s how to create your oriental bird:

Options/Added Extras

If you don’t have these, try them with any brush style pen but I do recommend using the Art & Graphic pens because its their highly flexible tips that let the ink go light and dark in areas that gives that wonderful brush style effect. You will get different results depending on your card stock so do experiment with different kinds.

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Hope you enjoyed the video and I’d love to see the birds you create from it. Would you like a video on how to draw the bamboo? If I get enough comments and have enough light, I’ll see what I can do ;) I’m exploring doodling this winter, have seen some lovely journal pages using it. I used to doodle lots before my hands got wrecked with RSI. There are some great books around on the subject if you too would like to explore doodling :)

Best wishes and thanks for reading see you soon

Billie :)

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Today’s art journal page was created using Zig Art & Graphic pens. This bird was a doodle the just appeared on my page, I really like it and have been practicing it since.

Art Journal page, oriental bird

Art Journal page, oriental bird

The best thing about these Art & Graphic pens is their special rubber nibs. They are not only superbly flexible but also make the ink flow in an exciting way which creates lights and darks within the line depending on how much pressure you apply.

Let me know if you like this bird and if you ask real nice, I’ll try and film a tutorial for you, so you can have these wonderful birds on your pages too.

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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This month The Virtual Crafting Challenge is all about Die Cutting and Embossing. So here is a project featuring a die cut tag which I embellished.

Hand made tote bag with embellished gift tag

Hand made tote bag with embellished gift tag

The bag is an Easter gift for MIL, it features

  • Die cut was created using The Slice Elite and Design Card: Remember This
  • Zig Calligraphy Markers
  • Zig Art & Graphic Pens and Rock n Roll flower technique.
  • Zig Wink of Stella pens

Here is a close look at the tag

Die cut gift tag, with hand drawn elements

Die cut gift tag, with hand drawn elements

The calligraphy and hand drawn elements add a personal touch to a quickly made tag. How do you use your die cuts?

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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