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From School Teaching to Art and Craft Representative I have learned that I love to teach Art & Craft and see the joy that discovering their creativity brings to people's faces. I live in Queensland Australia & love the laid back lifestyle and the crazy Aussie sense of humour.

I share my art and craft adventures, products and knowledge on my blogs creativedoodlingwithjudy.blogspot.com & celticknotswithjudy.blogspot.com

My favourite trend? Teaching those who think they have no artistic or creative ability to discover they have.

Monday, 26 January 2015



This little stool was done for my great grandaughter a few years ago now.
Step 1
I painted the legs in pink and blue to match the napkin colours of the hydrangeas. This napkin comes with both pink and blue hydrangeas on the same napkin.
Check out my Etsy Shop if you would like this napkin:HERE
Step 2
The top of the stool was painted white. Give it enough coats that the wood does not show through.
Step 3
Remove the white tissue layers from the napkin leaving the transparent patterned layer to use on the stool. It is necessary to have a white surface to stick the napkin onto in order to ensure the colours remain vibrant.
Step 4
I worked out the layout I wanted and which parts of the design would be glued first. This pattern overlaps so you need to glue the under most layer first and work you way to the top.
Step 5
Once the first pieced (pink flowers along the back of the stool top) were glued on and dry I put the next pieces (the green leaves) on and drew a pencil line where the pictures overlapped. I then painted white on the section of the overlap (over the underneath layer to get a white surface to glue the next piece to) and let it dry before I glued the next picture.
Step 6
I then continued doing step 5 until the whole top of the stool was covered
Step 7
I then coated the whole stool with a clear varnish, a couple of coasts to protect the design and the painted legs.
Materials Used

Timber Stool       
Blue, Pink & White Acrylic Paint
Glue - Napkin Glue, Decoupage Paste or Mod Podge is suitable.
Clear Sealer - Mod Podge, Clear Sealer or Clear Varnish that will cover paper and acrylic painted surfaces is all you need.
Paint Brush
Scissors to cut out the napkin
I hope you find this helpful.


Saturday, 24 January 2015

Napkin Art

This is a craft I have been playing with for a while and decided to add it to this blog for those who are interested. I have done a number of projects and I will list either the youtube video I learnt to do this from or my own instructions to help you if you want to have a go.
This can be use in a number of crafts such as Doodling, Scrapbooking, Card Making, Journaling, Decoupage and for decorating many household items.
You can also find more post here:
My Napkin Art Board on Pinterest: Here
My Etsy Shop where I sell Napkins: Here
Calico or Fabric Bags: http://youtu.be/wG2EFMC7rm0
Decorative Candles:HERE
Napkin Canvas Pictures:HERE
Decorative Cardboard Boxes: HERE
Canvas Shoes:HERE
I will add more projects as I do them. If you would like to have a go at this but do not want to purchase a whole packet of 20 napkins you can go to my Etsy store and purchase 1,2,3,4 or a set of 5 napkins according to the size of project you want.
There is a nice variety of designs that I will be adding to the site all the time. Please email me if there are particular types of designs you would like to see and I will try to supply them.

Sunday, 4 January 2015


Alphabet Pattern Series
"This post is bought to you by the letter K"
I have decided to make some cards using the letters from my 3 Flower Alphabet in my book "Creative Doodling with Judy A 2 Z".
I have used the letter K Pattern to doodle the letter K on this card. The paper I used was from Kaszazz and the sentiment "Happy Retirement" was a sticker I bought at a local scrapbooking shop.  I doodled the edges of some of the paper to add a bit more interest. I also added some grass at the bottom with a Sakura Pigma Micron.  I wrote the rest of Karen's name with the Micron Pen in size 08. The flowers were coloured with Kaszazz Markers.
I used a white card (13.9cm x 14cm or 8 1/4" x 5 1/2") and added a lavender paper over the top of the front. It was 9.8cm x 13.4cm or 3 7/8" x 5 1/4".
I then added a yellow patterned paper across the top, 9.8cm x 4cm or 3 7/8" x 1 1/2" wide.
The lavender heart paper is 9.8cm x 1.4cm or 3 7/8" x 1 9/16" wide and is placed in the centre of the yellow patterned paper. The letter K was put onto the front of the Card with mounting tape to give it a raised appearance.
Below is a closeup of the alphabet pattern and under that is the steps to make this pattern. These alphabet patterns I have designed because they fit well into a line and go around corners easily. They are useful patterns for doodling letters and celtic knots.
                                      Step 1               Step 2                   Step 3

If you have not seen my book called "Creative Doodling with Judy A 2 Z",  it is full of Letters, Numbers, Borders and Frame Outlines ready to colour or doodling inside of. It can be used for all sorts of crafts.
If you wish to purchase my book or visit my Etsy Shop click: HERE
I hope you find some inspiration from my showing how to use these patterns.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Applique & Cards with Letters

Handmade Cards & Applique
I have been making cards with the letters and the Christmas Lights from my book. I thought those who bought my book and others who are into card making may be interested in the designs.
You are welcome to use these ideas in your own craft projects.
I have a wonderful machine called the Scan N Cut. I scanned my letters and lights from my book, then printed the ones I wanted onto nice watercolour paper and put it through the Scan N Cut. This machines then scans the outline and cut a 2 mm outline around the images. Saves me all that fussy cutting.

If you have not purchased my book called "Creative Doodling with Judy A 2 Z",  it is full of Letters, Numbers, Borders and Frame Outlines ready to colour or doodling inside of. It can be used for all sorts of crafts.
If you wish to purchase my book you can follow this link to my Etsy Store https://www.etsy.com/listing/192886008/creative-doodling-with-judy-west-a-2-z?
In my Scan N Cut Classes we have been using my book designs to create some applique pieces. Below are pictures of some of the pieces we produced.
I scanned these images from my book,  with my Scan N Cut and enlarged them, separated the sections I wanted in different colours and them cut each piece of fabric, with the Scan N Cut.
If you are interested in doing these Scan N Cut Classes check out my blog in the new year for dates and class info.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Celtic Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas everyone. I have posted this for you. You are welcome to download and use however you like or just look at for ideas of your own.
I am still playing with this image, and will post more as I get time to draw.
My wrist strain from toooooooo much drawing is improving as long as I don't draw for too long.
Hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Celtic Challenge 36

Celtic Challenge 36
Hi all, I have another challenge for you this month. It is not a large design but it is chunky, so you have plenty of room to doodle.
Colour or shade if you wish. Just have fun with it.

As most of you know I am developing a New Toy to help us all draw Celtic Designs more easily. This design was drawn that way in just a couple of minutes.
I have been looking into having this Toy produced and will be meeting with someone this week to discuss the details. So I will keep you all up to date with the progress.
I am also teaching a Celtic Knot Class at Stamper's Wonderland this Thursday night and also the following week. These people will get to play with the toy first. Sorry Guys, but I need to test my skills at instructing people on its use. Once I am happy that people can easily understand I will do a youtube video for those who cannot get to my classes but want to play.
Hope you all enjoy this months Celtic Challenge.
Please leave your designs in the Mr Linky below so we can all enjoy what you have done.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Alphabet Letter Patterns

I have been so busy I have not posted these for a while, so I have three for you today, "H, I & J."
                                       STEP 1                                     STEP 2                            STEP 3
                                      STEP 1                   STEP 2                   STEP 3                STEP 4
                                           STEP 1                STEP 2               STEP 3                  STEP 4
I am still working on the Celtic Pattern Toy, trying to arrange for it to be made at a reasonable cost, as I believe craft should be affordable for every one. Also I am drawing lots of samples and writing out easy instructions that I can continue to post for those not confident in coming up with their own designs. I have never made a youtube video before, and believe it will be the best way to show how to make the Celtic Knot Designs, so I am learning to do that also. I would like to have this ready before Christmas, but I am not promising.
Hope you enjoy these patterns.