SVG Cutting file designs for my Etsy Store

I am excited to announce that I will soon be selling my designs on Etsy for laser and cutting machines.

It has been a while since I have shared a post, but I have been quite busy on the creative front. To my pleasant surprise, I discovered an app on the Ipad Pro for vector drawing called Affinity Designer. (if you are interested in finding out more, visit their website). Vector drawing is fantastic as you can scale the image without it pixelating, as pixels are not used (or are optional in Affinity Designer).

A few years ago I learned the basics of Inkscape on my PC using a Wacom drawing tablet, but I don’t enjoy sitting at the computer for hours so finally purchased an Ipad Pro and did non-vector art using Procreate. I love drawing on the Ipad as it is more like traditional sketching and I can draw anywhere. However, as I like to put my designs on products, it can be frustrating if you do not size your image correctly to begin with.

Fortunately Affinity Designer is similar to Inkscape to use, but easier on the Ipad, but it has taken me a while to re-learn. I am now in the process of going through my colouring designs to see which ones can be adapted to create SVG cutting designs that can be used with laser and craft cutting machines (such as Cricut, Sillouette and Brother’s Scan and cut).

When I have finished a few more designs, I will re-boot my Etsy store. My dad has a laser cutting machine, so he is looking forward to receiving some free Celtic Knot designs from me!

Here are the first few designs I have completed. Many more to come in the future. I am so excited to see what crafters may make from my files in the future.

Blue Wren with Celtic Knot Border. This would be cut in layers. The first layer is a backing circle, on top of that would be glued the white centre and dark brown outer ring and on top the cutout for the Celtic knot design and the bird sections. Suitable for laser cutters, Cricut, Sillouette, and Brother cutting machines. Tested on Design Space software (Cricut).

Peacock cutout design. This would be made with two layers. The blue layer is on the bottom, on on top of that is the peacock cutout design. Suitable for laser cutting machines and craft machines – Cricut, Sillouette and Brother Scan and Cut. Tested on Design Space (Cricut).

Koala cutout design. This would be made with two or three layers. The green grey and brown are glued behind the cutout design layer. Suitable for laser cutting machines and craft machines – Cricut, Sillouette and Brother Scan and Cut. Tested on Design Space (Cricut).

Experimenting with Embroidery!

It has been a while since I have written a post but I have still been busy creating. I have been thinking of new ways to use my designs and came up with embroidery! I thought my mandala and Celtic knot designs would work well as placemats and coasters, so I thought I would have a go at learning embroidery.

So off to YouTube to learn basic embroidery techniques and stitches. Thankfully there are some fantastic Chanels to learn embroidery. For my first piece I decided to use one of my favourite designs, the blue wren with a Celtic knot border. Of course, it took much longer to complete than I thought it would, but I really enjoyed doing embroidery. Although my technique was not perfect, I’m happy with the outcome and learned lots completing it.

Next few pieces will be for Christmas presents, so I’ll show them after Christmas!

Blue Wren Embroidered Placemat

This has some reflections on the photo as I covered it with plastic so it could be used as a placemat. I used two round wooden placemats glued together and sewed the plastic on with a blanket stitch. Next time I will take more care with making the stitches even, but overall, I am happy with how it came together.

The design is embroidered on calico. I used inktense pencils to colour the centre blue. It was embroidered with DMC wool thread.

My new Adult Colouring Pages listed on Etsy!

I am proud to announce that I have listed my revised adult colouring pages in my Etsy Store. They are available as either an instant digital download or as prints on 200gsm uncoated paper that are suitable for watercolours. If you purchase the instant PDF download, I recommend having them printed on a laser printer as inkjet ink will bleed. Officeworks or your local printer will print them for you. Officeworks charges under 30 cents a page and you can order them online to collect in store or have them posted to you.

To see how these sheets hold up to watercolour pencils, you can watch my video tutorial on colouring with watercolour pencils and Prismacolour pencils. I was very happy with the quality of the pages. As they are professionally printed, the ink does not bleed at all when the page is wet to blend the watercolour pencils.

To look at the digital downloads on etsy click here, or for the printed pages

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In the example above, I used Inktense pencils, Faber Castell Watercolour pencils and Prismacolour pencils. The Inktense pencils lay down a vibrant base layer, and then you can shade lightly on top of the base layers with your colour pencils, or put down more watercolour layers.

This mandala design is surrounded by a circular Celtic knot. I found the repeating patterns make colouring this design meditative and relaxing. I hope you will enjoy colouring it too!

Please check out my new Adult Colouring pages listed in my Etsy store and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Hopefully my video tutorial on adult colouring will provide you with some colouring tips and ideas.

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Fun Dolphin Mandala with Celtic Knots Colouring Page

This whimsical dolphin mandala with Celtic knots is a revision of an earlier colouring page that was published in my original Celtic knots Adult Colouring Book.

Celtic Knot Dolphin Mandala Adult Colouring Page

Revising this adult colouring page was fun to do. It was a perfect Autumn day so I went to the local park near the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Surrounded by families enjoying the waterfront park gave me all the inspiration I needed to give this colouring page a sense of fun.

The border is a modern take on a traditional circular Celtic Knot design. It is decorated with paisley-like fish, funky waves and the sun.

Now to move onto the next adult colouring page for my up-coming adult colouring book.

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Celtic Knot Dragon Colouring Page Completed

I have finished the revision of one of my favourite Celtic designs for my next Adult Colouring Book. The main dragon design is an adaptation of one contained in the “Book of Kells”. The dragon has a body that is an intricate Celtic Knot design that is interlaced with baby snake-like dragons.

The Book of Kells is a beautiful illustrated Gospel book that is believed to have been created in 800 AD and is one of Ireland’s national treasures.

The Book of Kells contains illustrations of mythical creatures, animals, humans and Celtic knot designs. These intricate designs are still an inspiration for those of us that love creating Celtic Knot designs.

With this revision, I added some rendering and the cheeky little baby snake-like dragons for the borders. These dragons add some whimsy to the more traditional Celtic Knot design of the main circular dragon.

This Adult Colouring page will be used in my next Colouring book that will be printed on quality paper suitable for any serious colourist.

Mega Colouring Book in Progress!

I am excited to announce that I am revising the colouring pages contained in my Celtic Knots and Mandala books to publish a new mega adult colouring book!

The new book will have spiral binding so the pages are easier to colour or remove. The colouring book will also have thicker, better quality paper than the paper Amazon uses and will be 11 by 8.5 inches,

This is my first revision of the Lion Celtic Knot drawing that is in “Celtic Knots, 30 Adult Colouring Pages” I think the revised lion will be more fun to colour. Let me know what you think!

Revised Adult Colouring Page of Celtic Knot Lion Design
Original Colouring Page of Celtic Knot Lion Colouring Page

IngramSpark will be printing and distributing the book online, but you will also be able to purchase the mega colouring book directly from me also.

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First painting with Procreate!

This Easter Lily artwork is available on Redbubble products – prints, canvases, homewares and more gift items.

I have recently completed my first painting with Procreate on my IPad Pro. It is from a photo I took of a beautiful Easter Lily flower that I saw on my walk.

I have the 2020 iPad with the 2nd Generation pencil. The brushes I used were ink bleed and turpentine. It took me a while to find the brushes that behaved how I wanted. My focus on this was to use colours for the shadow work. These were completed on a seperate layer with the opacity reduced. Hope you like it!

Prints and products with this artwork are available from my Redbubble Store. For a print or products with the background follow this link, or with no background.

Easter Lily Flower art with Background
Easter Lily Flower Painting with no background

If you like this painting, visit my Redbubble Store where this Easter Lily flower artwork is available as a prints, canvas, poster, greeting cards, stickers and on many more items.

10 More Celtic Knots and Mandala Colouring Pages on Etsy

New product just listed in my Esty Store – Instant purchase and download of 10 Adult Colouring Pages taken from my book “Celtic Knots Coloring Book: 30 Adult Colouring Pages”.

These designs have been drawn digitally by myself using ArtRage software so that you receive clean, sharp images when you download them.

Each unique design contains a Celtic knot, mandala or a medieval-inspired design. You should find these Celtic drawings fun and relaxing to colour.

Technical Stuff about the product:

There are obviously no watermarks on the images you purchase.

Copyright Information:

This product is for personal use only so please do not redistribute, mass produce, resell, or mass share the file you have purchased.

I am in the process of stocking my Etsy Store, so please like my store and subscribe to my blog to be advised when new products are listed!

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Celtic Knots and Mandala Colouring Pages Just listed on Etsy

New product just listed in my Esty Store – Instant purchase and download of 10 Adult Colouring Pages taken from my book “Celtic Knots Coloring Book: 30 Adult Colouring Pages”.

These designs have been drawn digitally by myself using ArtRage software so that you receive clean, sharp images when you download them.

Each unique design contains a Celtic knot, mandala or a medieval-inspired design. You should find these Celtic drawings fun and relaxing to colour.

Technical Stuff about the product:

There are obviously no watermarks on the images you purchase.

Copyright Information:

This product is for personal use only so please do not redistribute, mass produce, resell, or mass share the file you have purchased.

I am in the process of stocking my Etsy Store, so please like my store and subscribe to my blog to be advised when new products are listed!

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10 Celtic Knot & Mandala Adult Colouring Pages Available on Etsy

Instant purchase and download 10 printable adult colouring pages from my book “Celtic Knots and Mandalas: 30 Adult Colouring Pages” from my Etsy Store.

These designs have been drawn digitally by myself using ArtRage software so that you receive clean, sharp images when you download them.

Each unique design contains a Celtic knot, which you will find meditative and relaxing to color.

Technical Stuff:

You can download one PDF file which has all 10 Coloring Pages and a zipped file with all the jpg images so you can print in any size you wish. You can print each image as often as you wish for your own personal use (see below).

There are obviously no watermarks on the images you purchase.

More adult colouring pages and original artworks in my Etsy store.

I am in the process of stocking my Etsy Store, so please like my store and subscribe to my blog to be advised when new products are listed!

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