sketchbook doodles and link love Friday…

I’ve been doodle sketching in my new Daler Rowney sketchbook I picked up at China Mart(Wal Mart).

On this first one, I used a Pilot ultra fine point NO XYLENE pen.  I love using it, although it does feather and bleed a little bit.  Part of that could be due to the paper in the sketchbook.

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I used colored markers and pens on this page.  I started with a quote from a book:  Proverbs for Daily Living, using a blue Prismacolor chisel tip marker.

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Link Love is hosted by Tammy at Daisy Yellow

Link #1 – I have been watching some videos by Shannon Green at You Tube this week.  I love her quirky style. On this video, she shows  techniques for altering papers to use in backgrounds. Watch both parts.

Link #2 – Alma Stoller says she never buys canvas. She has some great tutorials.

Link #3 – Rebecca Anthony has amazing doodled journals, plus, some stitched denim cuff bracelets.

Link #4 – Nancy Standlee is very much into mixed media and art journals.

Link #5 – Linda Germain  shows how to make your own gelatin plate.  I may have to try this.  Her blog is Printmaking without a Press.

16 thoughts on “sketchbook doodles and link love Friday…

  1. gypsy999 May 3, 2013 / 6:36 pm

    Thank you for joining the link-love mission! I am so happy that you included a link to Linda’s gelatin printing site, it’s a great resource.

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  2. Mary May 3, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Thank you for coming by…I hope you come back and see this…Will you please post a link back to your blog? Thanks 🙂

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  3. Jennifer Eckel May 3, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    I *heart* Linda! I am seeing a few new interesting blogs!!!! thanks for sharing some awesome tutorial finds!!!

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  4. Mary May 3, 2013 / 11:00 pm

    Thank you Jennifer….she has some great videos about making gelatin prints 🙂

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  5. Natasha White May 4, 2013 / 12:00 am

    Linda’s tutorial for making a gelatin plate is very addictive!! Thanks for sharing the link love! 🙂

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  6. Marit May 4, 2013 / 2:25 am

    I love your doodles and indeed, Linda is the best when it comes to gelatin plates and monotypes… she wrote an article about it in the latest FEATURING magazine http://www.featuringmagazine.com Her video’s are great – that is how I learned to make a gelatin plate.

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    • Mary May 4, 2013 / 3:31 pm

      you are welcome Natasha and Marit….I want to made one of those gelatin plates….I don’t want to spend the money for the commercial one. I wish Linda was doing a live workshop in a town near me 🙂

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    • Mary May 4, 2013 / 3:32 pm

      You are welcome Linda…and thank you for sharing your ideas on videos 🙂

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  7. Cynthia Lee May 4, 2013 / 5:02 am

    finally catching up on past couple of weeks of Friday links. These were great. I especially loved Rebecca Anthony. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Mary May 4, 2013 / 3:34 pm

      Thanks for coming by Cynthia….Yes, Rebecca’s work is wonderful!

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  8. April Cole May 6, 2013 / 12:25 am

    “YIPPEE!”
    Doodle away… love seeing the pages of other artists’ sketchbooks. :]

    * love your work Mary. ~xx

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  9. spilledinkguy May 6, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    Hahaha… so true about the wheel! It always pulls a bit to one side, too, doesn’t it? Oh well… it’s probably just telling all the other wheels to check out your blog, Mary – so I guess I can’t blame it for that! 🙂

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