Author Archives: Christianne

About Christianne

Fibernut, Metal/Jewelry Artisan, Mom, Wife, Para, You Name It!

Ryukin

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One of my Best Friends loves fish…..and has a birthday in March.  This year I made up my mind to make her one of Ben Kwok’s awesome templates.  I’m very happy with how it turned out and she loved it.  And this morning it’s featured over on a group at Redbubble – a really nice way to start out my Monday and week.

Ryukin Web

Ryukin, available in cards, prints, stickers, shirts….you name it…on Redbubble

How To Transfer Templates/images for Tangling

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I see this question come up frequently in the Doodle/Zentangle groups on Facebook – how do you transfer templates for Tangling?  In this video, I go over two methods – one simple and inexpensive, the other with a lightpad.  There are many methods you can use, but these are the two I that I use – Hope you find it helpful to see how it’s done!

Tangled Flower Tutorial

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I finished this piece last week…

DC Flower

Which was inspired by a member of my Facebook Group, For the Love of Doodling.  Diane C made a beautiful drawing of a woman wearing a hat and she had this big, wonderful flower.  She says she didn’t make the pattern up,  but with her kind permisson, I’ve deconstructed it.  It’s a lot of fun to do and a few members where asking for a video of how so…

I hope you enjoy it and I’ve love to see what you do with it.  Come on over and join us at For the Love of Doodling!

Farewell Max

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Max 2006 – 2015

We brought you home in 2008 when you were barely 2 years old.  You were the rabbit that made it possible for me to have a rabbit I wasn’t allergic to.  We even tried to get you a mate, but the hilarity of you two together made it clear there was not going to be any little rabbits.  You were a tough cookie,  lover of dandelions, flipper of food dishes – you patiently put up with me learning how to groom all that angora you grew sooooooo well, and behaved like a gentelman during those grooming sessions.

You will be missed.

Tangling Woven Patterns

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My newest video goes over how I make some of the intricate looking woven patterns, such as W2 and Huggins.

This is the first video with the new camera – that annoying little spodge of dust was really bothering me and it was time for an upgrade.  Next I’ll be working on improving the lighting and then I think I’ll have my making-videos set up complete.  If there is anything you want to see demonstrated, comment and I’ll see what I can do to help.

And thanks for watching!  And subscribing!  And sharing!

Shading with Pen….or what I do with those Old Microns

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A lot of us that Zentangle or Doodle use Micron pens.  And if you do use Micron pens, you know how easy it is for those nibs to get crushed if you exert too much pressure on them.  And if you’re as addicted to this art form as many of us are….you know we go through a lot of pens.  Don’t throw out those pens that are a little past their prime – there is still some life left in them!

If you like my videos, I would sure appreciate it if you subscribed and shared them – thank you so much!

It’s another snowy day in the Northeast, and I’m perfectly fine with it.  I don’t mind the snow and I know I’ll look back on the winter fondly when the heat of the summer sets in.  Today was not only make a video day, but I did finish a project I had been working on, too

March

I did this piece on Rendr No Show Thru paper and I’m not a fan.  First, this paper has a weird grayish cast to it.  It does indeed not bleed thru, but the paper is on the thin side.  It hasn’t won me over from my Strathmore Bristol Vellum at all.  I’m happy with the way the actual work came out – I just wish it was on Bristol.

I don’t think Winter is really done with us yet, March is certainly sweeping in here like a Lion!