Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Spring Into Flowers With ZIG Calligraphy Pens

I've been doing lots of ZIG Calligraphy flowers in my demoing recently so perfect time to be making little ZIG Calligraphy flower backgrounds for this month's Kuretake challenge over on the blog which is all about 'Spring' and all the DT have been doing lots of lovely flowery makes.

Have you tried using the ZIG Calligraphy pens to do flowers yet? It isn't hard once you have worked out how to do a 'S' or a 'C' shape then all you need to do is to remember to turn the paper after each petal and join the tops of the shapes. Check out the Kuretake channel on YouTube to see how.

My piece is a mixed media journal page called 'Spring Dress Form'.

Do you remember the work in progress from last week? Well this is what it turned into! I built up a torn paper collage onto kraft paper then painted it with acrylic paint.

I used the ZIG Calligraphy pens to draw the flowers, butterflies and vines, then used various stamps to add the extra texture.

You can get the two tone petals by blending the pens and again you can see more on the Kuretake channel on YouTube to learn how to do this.

The dress form is stamped on acetate, book page and card.

Don't forget to keep checking out the Kuretake blog this week for information on how to join in - there might be prizes too *wink*

Have fun.


 EDIT: ps. the Dress form stamp is from Character Constructions Clearly Constructed Paperdoll Parts range and you can find them over at That's Crafty.


  1. Just so uniquely creative.

  2. A fabulous piece Kin, love the background and stamping as well as the flowers.
    Enjoy your day.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  3. Wow Kim, this is fabulous - stunning work, Jo x

  4. Fantastic, love the colors and details.

  5. This is amazing Kim, I love that dressform. Beautiful creation. Lee x

  6. Such a pretty page :D XXX

  7. Beautiful work Kim. Your quite the expert now after all that demo-ing, you'll be doing it in your sleep. Another page in that cool journal. It makes a stunning backdrop for the white paint.

  8. I love the flow and movement of this, and those flowers are precious, great color. hugs

  9. A fabulous page, love the contrast in colours, the stamping works so perfectly.

  10. WOW!!!! LOVE IT...what an amazing page, love it all, love the effect of the flowers - super cool

  11. this is just utterly stunning!hugs Juls


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