Monday, March 5, 2018

Triangles to Hexagons

This new stencil actually surprised me as I started working with it.
I discovered so many different ways to use it.
Let's look at one example!

First of all you need to gather your materials and tools.
Stencil, paper (not shown here) ~ choose any paper you'd like to draw on.
Pencil, ink pen, blending stump.

Here, I chose to use a 2" x 2" Bijou tile as my drawing surface.
I used the smallest Double Triangle on the stencil. 
Positioned the centering circle in the middle of the tile
and then with my pencil, drew the string.

Then taking my pen, I started drawing my pattern.
I LOVE the tangle Flux.

Almost done!

I wanted the shapes to pop a bit more so I went in and shaded.
The time it took me to draw this was about an hour.
My time is divided in so many ways ~ family, business . . .
I'm not really going to tell you all of the ways it is divided.
Although designing and then making a finished art piece is part of my business,
it is also an extremely vital part of reducing my life stresses ~
we all have them good and bad. It is ME time!

There it is in my studio for me to enjoy.

Here are some other ideas for using this stencil.

Thanks for joining me here.
We are always adding new product to our Pinetree Studios Store,
please go take a look!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fragments and Reticula ~ Stencils!!!!!

I absolutely love drawing patterns in grids! Which is exactly
what Fragments and Reticula are!
AND . . .
I love tools and practicing!

So, with that in mind, I have designed a LOT of stencils and in different sizes,
to help me draw my artwork.

First, I have made a stencils to "Chart" my fragments.

Fragment Chart Stencil to fit my 5.5" Square Hand-Book (Journal)

This stencil is a great way to use my Fragment Chart Stencil as an jumping
off point to create my design

This one is for a smaller journal ~ the stencil is 3" x 5"
I use this one in my journals that can take a 5" x 8" stencil

I also have several 3.5" Square Stencils, which fit
perfectly on a Zentangle Tile.

This is JUST the beginning for these types of stencils!
Keep coming back ~ I'll be posting again soon!

Stencil can be purchased at our ETSY Store!

Monday, January 1, 2018


Gary and I would like to wish everyone a very
Happy New Year!

Be safe, be happy, be healthy ~ love.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Stencils, stencil, stencils . . .

Did I say stencils!!!!!

I am having so much fun designing these wonderful tools!
They are so great for drawing, calendars, journals, gift cards, tags . . . 
the list and ideas go on!

So far I have 61 different stencils in 2 different sizes
3" x 5" and 5" x 8"
and more are coming!

You can see all of them at our ETSY Store!

Thanks for looking!! Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pumpkins EVERYWHERE!!!!!

We have just listed a great new pattern . . .
Make Your Own Wire Pumpkins!

Such an easy way to make your own decorations and
you can make as many as you want!
Add ribbon too!

McCall's Pumpkin
You will find this e-pattern at our ETSY Store.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Great way to display your art!

Gary and I are always trying to come up with
fun ways to display our art!

We have several right now we'd like to share with you.

 3 different sizes for Bijou ~ Art Tiles, school photos too.

2" x 2" Pine Cone & Pumpkin Decorated Photo ~ Art Holder

I'm a grandma and LOVE to display my grandchildren's school photos this way!
Take a look at our ETSY Store!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

I made a change!

I made a change in the . . . 

Design Your Own Layered Elements Collections!

You can now purchase all six collections for
a great introductory price ~ through September only!

Check us out at our ETSY Store!

Thanks for looking!