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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.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Decorating Celtic Knots - Shading with Pencil

Decorating a Celtic Knot & Shading with Pencil
This celtic design has 2 strands. I have used the same pattern with both strands, but because only one side of each strand is decorated the under and over weave is easy to see. Also the little curved lines in the pattern & the centre line, are going in different directions when they cross over another line and this also accentuates the under and over weave. Shading with pencil also gives the perception of depth.
Pattern Method:
Step 1. Draw a line in the centre of each strand.
Step 2. Draw curved parallel lines along one side of each strand all around the design.
Shading Method
To shade the knot design I have used a 2B pencil & a blending stump.
Step 1. Shade on the strand that goes underneath to form a shadow.
Step 2. With a blending stump blend the pencil to give a softer appearance to the shading.
The Celtic Knot I used above is 1 of the outlines you can find in my New Book
Here are some more of the 120 designs.

Printed Book Release
My book is already available in digital format on Etsy. I have now added a printed version of the same book.
Anyone who buys any of my books, digital or in printed form over the Easter Weekend from Friday 3rd until Monday 6th April, can receive 4 Free Designs from my next book.

My Etsy Shop is: HERE
I wish you all a very Happy Easter.


  1. Hi Judy: How do we get the 4 free patterns listed above? I purchased your ebook today. Thank you!

    1. Hi Charlene, If you get a Digital Copy there will be an extra PDF to download. In book form I will mail you two more pages with the designs on them. Sorry to get back to you late. But as you asked on the 4th if you are late for the offer and make a purchase, just email me and I will honor the Easter Offer for you.