Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Proceate and Mandalas

I just love using the Procreate App on my iPad Pro.
Along with my Apple Pencil, I am able unleash more
of my creativity!

I am not a purest when it comes to my art . . . I will use any tool, any medium,
and any method if it makes me relax and feel joy while creating.

I recently starting taking online classes through Skillshare and
just have to stress how glad I am! The teachers have been awesome
and give their experiences and knowledge openly.

So how does this relate to Procreate and Mandalas?
The classes I have taken have helped me understand my iPad and
the app, Procreate, to the point that I am going beyond what I have learned
and am now experimenting on my own.

I love Mandalas.
On paper it was daunting because I had the worse time using a compass
to make those beautiful circles that I think Mandalas require.
So, in another program I made some templates.
(That's an understatement ~ I am ALWAYS making templates!!!)
I have recently made a Circle Grid Template, and
a Square Grid Template, and wait for it . . . 
they are transparent! That means when you bring
them into Procreate, they can each be on their own layer
and you can still see them at the same time!
Genius! LOL, for me at least!

 
Circle Grid Template

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Square Grid Template


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Circle and Square Grid shown together.
Procreate is a layers app which means that you
can see different layers at the same time with out 
turning the layer off ~ providing the layer is transparent.


Just playing around and experimenting.

The beauty behind all of this too, is that
they are 8" x 8" so they can be printed
out on regular size paper.

Both of these grids and MORE can be
found at our ETSY Store.

 Oh, I created this using one of my Mandala Templates.



Thanks for joining me today! 
Hope your day is wonderful!



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May Sale!!!!!

YUP! Everything is on SALE for the month of May 2018!!!
Why?
Because we love the month of May and just thought it might be fun!
Do you love May too?

P.S. Our Dogwood is in bloom ~ what's not to love!!

 We have listed several more items and will be adding a
whole lot more, so please keep checking back!
Here is just a sample . . .

Square and Triangle Fragments Worksheet
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Collage Owls ~ Gift Tags, Name Cards, Bookplates . . .
can be used for so much more.
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Facebook and ETSY Cover Photo
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 25 Pennies (Star ~ Heart ~ Circle) Penny Rug
Table Runner ~ Mug Mat    E-Pattern


This is only a small sample of what we offer.
Please come by and take a look!

Have fun shopping and enjoy the sale!
Thank you!


 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bookplates ~ Labels ~ Gift Tags

Bookplates ~ Labels ~ Gift Tags ~ and MORE!!!!!

I am having such a great time making these new items.

Almost everyone I know likes to give gifts ~
why not a sheet of Bookplates for your favorite bookworm,
and while you are at it put a gift card on the package that
is from original art and unique!

Zenflower Journal Bookplate
Also comes as a Zenflower Bookplate and a Zenflower Blank Label or Gift Tag.
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Flowerburst Blank Gift Tag or Label or Bookplate
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Please visit our ETSY Store
Stop by often ~ adding more each day!

Have a GREAT day!

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Loving This !!!!

So, in my last post I talked about how I was asked to create
a Pattern Step Out that could be downloaded to the computer
and then be available to print out onto their favorite paper.

I still love, always will, the feeling of pen to paper, but I have to tell you,
I have wasted a ton of paper!!! LOL 

I have an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil, (thank you hubby!) and my
son showed me this awesome program, Procreate. I have used those tools for 
quite some time and loved how I could practice certain techniques,
getting more comfortable with a pattern. Some of my favorite types of
patterns, or tangles, are from using a grid. So, this almost goes without saying,
The next worksheet I designed was the grid. 
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This may seem to you to be very simplistic, but for me having the
dots, or squares, already there just allow me to start experimenting.
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This is a screenshot of using it on my iPad Pro.
Now the beauty behind this is that Procreate allows you to
create by using layers. So my drawing these simple W2, Huggins and Pickpocket
tangles are on a second layer. I can turn off the bottom layer, meaning
the grid, and all you will see are my patterns. Sweet!!!!
I can save what I draw and even save as a jpg and print the "photo" of my design.
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Printed out on Bristol Vellum Cover Stock 67lb. paper.
 
Thank you for joining me today! Have a wonderful day!
 
You can find this Digital Download at our Pinetree Studios store.


 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

For Tangle Art

For Tangle Art . . .???
I was asked to create Pattern Step Out worksheets, or practice sheets,
so they could be downloaded to the computer and then
printed out on their favorite paper. I was happy to say, "YES!"

BUT ~ I went one step further!
I use my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, along with
the incredible program Procreate, to draw. I decided that
I wanted worksheets that I could upload to my iPad so I could
practice (and keep) my patterns and tangles that I use for my drawings.
It's a wonderful way to practice and not waste paper!
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4 Pattern Step Outs (as seen in picture) that you can print and then cut.
Keep them as a full 8.5" x 11" sheet (store in sheet protector),
or as quarter sheets 4.25" x 5.5",
or cut each Pattern Step Out as a 3" x 5" index card size.
I use Bristol Vellum Cover Stock 67lb. paper.
I have several more styles that I will be adding to our
ETSY Store . .  keep a watch out for them ~ they are awesome!

Have an awesome day!


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!