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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, 17 August 2015

Designing Pictures with Stencils 2

DESIGNING PICTURES WITH STENCIL
No. 2 for those who like to colour.


I have used the same stencil as I did in the previous post. 

1.This time I traced around the whole stencil with a pencil. I then kept moving the stencil and tracing around the flowers until the whole page was filled.

2. I then drew pairs of wavy lines across the page in different directions.

3. Using markers I coloured in the design.

4. I used a black fine line marker to then do the outlines.

Stencils can be used in a variety of ways to get many different effects and be used in many different crafts. 

As I have time I will post more examples of what you can do to decorate using stencils. 

WHY USE STENCILS?

a. Stencils are a great confidence builder when you are unsure about your drawing abilities.

b.They also help those who can draw to achieve a vast amount of work in a much quicker time.

c. Stencils improve your accuracy if you want to do exactly the same design over and over again.

d. Whatever craft you are into stencils can be used to help with your design. I have seen stencils used as a basis for crosstitch, tapestry, quilting and applique, painting, drawing, furniture decoration, zentangles and doodling just to name a few. On one of my handpainted shoe designs I used a stencil. Your options are limitless. 

e. Be creative with a stencil and it will not look the same every time you use it. Check the blog previous to this one to see a different way I used the same stencil that created the design above.




HAPPY COLOURING
(but you can add doodling if you want)

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Designing Pictures with Stencils

Designing Pictures with Stencils


I have started to design a range of stencils, to be used for various reasons such as repeat patterns (doodle patterns), mandalas, celtic knots and basic pictures. 

The stencils are being cut at present. Once ready I will post them on Etsy for sale for those who are interested. 

Here is my first offering. I used this little stencil to create the picture above.


Steps to Create the picture above.

1. Position the stencil onto your watercolour paper. Using watery paint (I used Twinks) paint in the background in a variety of colours.
2. Remove the stencil. Put more paint onto the brush and flick it over the picture to create splatters in each of the colours you used to paint the background.
3. Let the picture dry completely.
4. Using Sakura Pigma Micron .01 & .03. & Posca Paint Pens 1 in Black & White I then doodled & outlined over the flowers and background to create this picture.
5. Using the same background colours, then come back with a less watery, darker consistency of paint to colour in the center of each of the petals on the flowers, so that they stand out from the background.

This stencil of 'Scattered Flowers' is 6" x 6" or 15 x 15cm. It will be retailing on Etsy at $6.00 plus postage. 

You can pre-order this stencil by messaging me on Facebook - Judy Lorraine West 
or email me at creativedoodling101@gmail.com


HAPPY DOODLING



Friday, 31 July 2015

Beginners Creative Doodling Class Beginning August

CREATIVE DOODLING CLASSES


I am at present organizing a daytime class at Stampers Wonderland, Loganlea Road, Waterford. 

If you would like to come to one of my Creative Doodling Beginner Class call me or Stampers Wonderland. 

There are still some places left so be quick. It will be 2 full day classes to complete the beginner course. Wednesday August 26th and September 2nd (9am to 2pm).

This is a fun class, where you learn lots of interesting ways to create beautiful art without having to be able to draw. If you can draw then you will still learn a lot from this class. 

All materials and instruction booklet is provided.
A Sakura Pigma Micron Pen size 01 Black, a Stencil, and instruction booklet will be included as part of your tuition fee which you can keep. All other materials will be provided for you to use during the class.

Cost: $40 per day.  

Day 1: Basic Doodling & Shading 

Day 2: Colour and Pattern Construction

BOOK NOW

Stampers Wonderland - 3805 5309
Judy West - 3805 8919







HAPPY DOODLING

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Painting Canvas Shoes

Painting Canvas Shoes
 
Recently I have begun painting on Canvas shoes. It is sooooo much fun. If you are a Creative Doodler or into Zentangles there are many markers on sale designed specifically for fabric.
 
You can draw straight onto the shoe and these markers are washable and permanent. Two that I use are the Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric and the Marvy Uchida Fine Tip. If you want to add colour you can use a brush and the Deco Art SoSoft Fabric Paints or use the Posca Markers.
 
Below are a few designs I have done so far.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I will post more as I do them.
 
HAPPY DOODLING
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

HOW TO FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS
 
A couple of days ago I posted a piece about not letting others and yourself prevent you from following your dreams.
 
If you really want to start that process, then you have to admit to yourself what that or those dreams are. You can't follow them, if you are unsure that is what you really want.
Once you know what that dream is then you can plan you journey.
 
One of my dreams was becoming an artist. Some people have said to me after my post that they always thought of me that way, but I did not. So I was really not earnestly heading in the direction of making it a professional side of my life, it was just a hobby. But my real dream is to become a professional artist, and earn an income that will support me for the rest of my life. By the way I believe artists never retire and I don't want to retire. I would like to go with a paintbrush in my hand.
 
Since I decided that I was an artist, I have produced two books, some stencils soon to be released and am working on many other projects. I get up every day happy in the knowledge that I am following this dream at last, and I am on the path to making it a reality.
 
I must say though that I am in the extremely wonderful position to have people in my life that support and encourage me every step of the way. This is an asset beyond measure and an extremely important gift that everyone needs in their life. Value and support those people always, they will rejoice with you in the good times, and carry you through the bad times, nothing in life is all roses.
 
For those who have an unsatisfied dream, I ask you to start on the first step of your journey.
1. In the comments below name what you would like to have or become.
2. Start planning how you will achieve this. (Don't get too rigid, my plans change daily as more opportunities present themselves. You don't want to miss an opportunity but you do need a plan).
3. Work out your support network. Who of your friends and family will encourage and support you. Some will have knowledge, contacts & other things, that will help on this journey. Don't be afraid or too stubborn or full of pride to ask for help. If you get a no then they are not in the network, move on.
 
NOW YOU CAN START YOUR JOURNEY.

       DREAMS HERE WE COME.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

ARE YOU AN ARTIST


ARE YOU AN ARTIST?
 
DO NOT LET OTHER PEOPLES OPINIONS AND YOUR SITUATION STOP YOU.

 I hope this helps someone else. I self published my first book at 61years old, when I am a carer for my husband (therefore my ability to get out is restricted), with a very limited income and a number or health issues. Over the last 40 years I have written numerous craft books but never published. I had always wanted to be an artist, but kept making excuses - time, money, not good enough etc.
 
 
 
 
I found out recently than an artists is someone who creates their art every day, not someone who is recognised and makes a lot of money from art (they are just successful artists). It took them a long time and a lot of criticism and disappointment to get there.
 
Faced with the fact that I have lived most of my life, I realised if I was ever going to do anything about being an artist I have limited time left, so start now or give up the dream.
 
Considering my current situation, the only thing that stopped me before was MY OPINION OF THE SITUATION AND MY ESTIMATE OF MY ABILITIES. I could have started this journey 40 years ago if I had been more determined and listened less to others.
 
  
 
 
 
 
Start your creative and artistic career today there is really nothing to stop you but yourself. You know what you want and you know deep down what you could be capable off, no one else does, so don't listen to others, GO FOR IT.
 
HAPPY DOODLING

Friday, 10 April 2015

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Ornation Creation

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
'Ornation Creation' Facebook Group
 
Ben Kwok is a very talented artist. He generously uploads one beautiful outlined design to doodle into every Monday in his Facebook Group 'Ornation Creation'.
 
This group is a public group open to anyone who likes to doodle/zentangle/zendoodle or what ever you want to call your repeat pattern decorating. 
 
Below is a Ben Kwok Outline that I have coloured and Doodled.
 
There are lots of beautiful outlines for you to download in his files, for those looking for more inspiration. The members are also a great group of people who you can enjoy and share your love of doodling with.
 
Here is the link to this facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/171809746345318/
 
 
 
HAPPY DOODLING