RenDigiAdvent17: Day 3 – Handmade Ornament

Every year my daughter and I make handmade ornaments for our home, our tree, and gifts. I finger-knit garland, we deck all the halls with greenery of some sort, and the house smells of warm cookies. Cards from friends and family adorn the walls along with white lights around windows casting their soothing glow.

Print this sheet out at 100%, cut out the two ornaments and sandwich them together. Punch a hole in the top where it’s marked and feed a string through to hang it on your tree or print out several for a garland.

Right click the image above and “save as” then print and assemble. Enjoy!

Feel free to repost a link to this blog post with credit to @Renmeleon. Do not post a direct link to the download. Thank you, enjoy!

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Legal mumbo jumbo. These are posted here for free because I love what I do and like sharing it with others. Nothing on this site is meant to be reproduced and/or distributed in whole or in part aside from what is instructed without written permission via email. These downloads are meant for personal use only and, unless stipulated differently, are for one-time download. If the kindness is abused, it will be your karma not mine.

You are welcome to post the link to this blog post on your social media and credit @Renmeleon. You are welcome to post photos of your process in printing out, coloring and assembling the downloads and would love seeing what you do with them. You can tag posts with: @Renmeleon #rendigadvent17

 

 

RenDigiAdvent17: Day Two – Mini SPD Zine

Surface Pattern Design has been my passion for quite some time now, so I thought I’d treat you to a little analog tutorial. All you need is paper and a pen to create a pattern anywhere that can be made into a repeating tile pattern without a computer. You will eventually want to pull it into a computer to turn it into a pattern that can be uploaded to places like Zazzle or Spoonflower, but for now you can practice and test out ideas on paper!

Right click the image above and “save as” so you can print one out.

Feel free to repost a link to this blog post with credit to @Renmeleon. Do not post a direct link to the download. Thank you, enjoy! You can find the folding tutorial on my YouTube channel here. (It’s a crappy video, reshooting it, but it works.)

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Legal mumbo jumbo. These are posted here for free because I love what I do and like sharing it with others. Nothing on this site is meant to be reproduced and/or distributed in whole or in part aside from what is instructed without written permission via email. These downloads are meant for personal use only and, unless stipulated differently, are for one-time download. If the kindness is abused, it will be your karma not mine.

You are welcome to post the link to this blog post on your social media and credit @Renmeleon. You are welcome to post photos of your process in printing out, coloring and assembling the downloads and would love seeing what you do with them. You can tag posts with: @Renmeleon #rendigadvent17

RenDigiAdvent17: Day One – Mini Shopping Zine

It’s back! Today is the first day of my annual digital advent. For several years now, I have posted 25 days of free downloads. You won’t find them anywhere but here, and you won’t find them after the end of the year as I pull them before New Year’s.

However.

I have had some requests for a few of my favorites and am compiling them into a printable PDF for instant download in my Etsy shop. I will post when it becomes available. For now though, right click the image above and “save as” so you can print one out.

Feel free to repost a link to this blog post with credit to @Renmeleon. Do not post a direct link to the download. Thank you, enjoy! You can find the folding tutorial on my YouTube channel here. (It’s a crappy video, reshooting it, but it works.)

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Legal mumbo jumbo. These are posted here for free because I love what I do and like sharing it with others. Nothing on this site is meant to be reproduced and/or distributed in whole or in part aside from what is instructed without written permission via email. These downloads are meant for personal use only and, unless stipulated differently, are for one-time download. If the kindness is abused, it will be your karma not mine.

You are welcome to post the link to this blog post on your social media and credit @Renmeleon. You are welcome to post photos of your process in printing out, coloring and assembling the downloads and would love seeing what you do with them. You can tag posts with: @Renmeleon #rendigadvent17

Messy love

During the course of my daughter’s art lessons I have had the opportunity to paint again. Though only for an hour, it was nice to have the paint under my nails and up to my knuckles; a lovely, creative mess.

I have been so busy between work, finding work, homeschooling and life (college and everything else) that I haven’t had any urge to do anything creative. I sit up in bed at night and write a couple pages on my novel (read 2am) before finally turning off the light, but I’ve not really been able to dig in and get messy in a while.

A dear friend of mine in India is sending me the text I need to complete this one, as well as an assemblage I am entering into a competition (more later on that).

This one consists of lots of glue, a vintage map of India (since he is an Indian ellie), tissue paper for wonderfully wrinkly skin, and acrylic paint as well as pen and ink. Sharpies work well at times, but my tool of choice is my black Pentel Energel .5mm gel pen.

As soon as the package arrives from India I will complete it and post an update with more photos. I plan to look into making prints of her as well as greeting cards though that will depend on funding. The original may go up on eBay, not sure yet as we are all kind of attached to her.

For now she stands silent on her easel in the corner, waiting, Unrecumbent.

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