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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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Decorating Celtic Knots-Shading & Decorating with Lines

Shading & Decorating with Lines

Decorating Celtic Knots can be a bit daunting at times. With all the close lines you can loose the under and over effect if you use dark colours or busy patterns. 

I intend to post some ideas that may help people struggling with these issues. I also intend to show interesting ways to decorate using, shading, colouring, lines and doodles.

Feel free to send me requests or questions. I will do my best to answer them.

The first idea I will show you is the knot below from my new book 120 Celtic Knots for Artists & Craftsmen.



To shade the under and over pieces I have used black lines. I outlined the design in a No. 05 Pigma Micron Black Pen and the did the decorating and shade in a No. 01 Pigma Micron Black Pen. 

The steps for the shading are below:



Step 1. Draw 3 parallel lines across the line going under, covering the full width.

Step 2. Draw 3 parallel lines across the line going under, but each line get shorter than the previous line.

Step 3. Draw vertical lines crossing the first 3 parallel horizontal lines, covering the full width.

Step 4. Draw small parallel diagonal lines beside the overlapping line, covering the full width.

To finish decorating this design I drew parallel lines inside each set of lines on both sides.


Here are some of the designs that you can find in my Book.


 

 

If you wish to purchase 120 Celtic Knots for Artists & Cratsmen you can click here: HERE

Have a Great Day.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

120 Celtic Knots for Artists and Craftsmen by Judy West

120 Celtic Knots
for Artists & Craftsmen
                                           by Judy West
 
My book is now available for sale.
 
 
Here are just a few examples of what you will find inside:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

You can purchase my book as a Digital Download on
Etsy: HERE
 
I will also be offering it as a Book for those who want something to hold. It will be available for sale as soon as it returns from the printer. I will announce when it is available.
 
If you purchase my book, check out this blog in future for projects and ideas I will be posting on how to use and decorate the designs in this book.
 
I will also be giving those who have purchased this book an opportunity to post some of their work on this site and give them the chance to win some exclusive designs.
 
Have a Great Day.