Tuesday, June 23, 2015

One Tangle Volume V - Gridlines - 26 Tangle Pattern Step Outs

The latest in the series is One Tangle Volume V - Gridlines  with 26 fantastic tangle patterns based on grid lines. All designed by Jane Monk. In this volume you will find tangle patterns from basic to advanced with some great information on how to make your own grid lines along with three tangle step outs that can be used as background fillers.  Buy the PDF today, download today, create and draw today!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tangled Treasures Coloring In Book

Tangled Treasures is a colouring in book by Jane Monk, published by Creative Publishing international.  Inside there are 52 of Jane's unique hand drawn illustrations and basic information on colouring techniques and tools.

This book is available for pre-order through places like Amazon, BookDepository, Fishpond and the like. The book will be available in bookstores from August 2015.

Jane has started a facebook group called Tangled Treasures where everyone can join in and share their coloured pages from the book. Leading up to the release, Jane has shared one illustration from the book with the group. On the 1 July another illustration from the book will be shared with the group. Leading up to the book release, Jane will share mini-colouring pages that have not been published previously and are not in the colouring book. The group is a closed group, but anyone can request membership. The only stipulation is that you do not share the illustrations with anyone outside of the group, nor post on your own pages until after the book release. Jane is also trying to organise some virtual colouring in sessions when the book is released. So come on over and celebrate this wonderful colouring book. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TangledTreasures/

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Video tutorial for Jane's tangle pattern "Tortle Flower"

I am sorry I have been missing in action here for the past few weeks.  I am currently working on a deadline and should be back to normal next month.   In the meantime I have posted a couple of little videos on how to draw my tangle pattern Tortle Flower.    Go check it out: https://www.facebook.com/JaneMonkStudio

Don't forget all my tangle pattern design step outs are available as ebook downloads in my One Tangle series Volume I to IV on my web page www.janemonkstudio.com

Cheers for now .. Jane x

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Book Review - How to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs by Genevieve Crabe

 Some of you may know Genevieve Crabe as a wonderful Certified Zentangle Teacher, she has also developed a whole heap of Mandala Stencils as well.   

Her book published by Creative Publishing International, is a wonderful resource for bead artists as well as those who do embroidery.  I think the designs would lend themselves to being used in a mixed media journal that includes substrates such as fabric, paper and cardstock to name a few. 

Genevieve's book is a wonderful introduction to beading on fabric.  The designs are easy to follow and instructions in the Technical Support chapter are well set out.   The designs are wonderful and would also be useful for combining embroidery and beading.  Overall, this is a great book with some great designs and ideas on beading.  I am glad to have it in my personal book collection. 

You can check out Genevieve's web page here. Amaryllis Creations