Free Printable Grid Template for Drawing Patterns

mandala grid template pattern worksheet

Hey guys, I’ve created another free download-able template to help you with your art! This printable grid template I created to help draw patterns to use for mandalas or other artwork.

This grid template is a great way keep track of patterns to use for future mandala drawings and also to practice your drawing techniques.

You can download and print off this template then either draw straight on it or trace underneath another sheet of paper.

Use the one with dark lines to trace and the one with lighter lines to draw straight on it.

pattern drawing grid template

Click here to download the light grid to draw patterns straight on the page.

Click here to download the dark grid to use for tracing.

I also have worksheets to help you draw mandalas as well, check them out here!

Pattern drawing can be a nice soothing and calming activity, similar to making mandalas or zentangle inspired artwork.

I hope you find this grid template useful. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below! You can also tag me in your creations on Instragram @julieerindesigns.

Cheers!

Julie

Complex Mandala Drawing Template

mandalas template sketchbook drawing

Hey guys! Considering the success of my Mandala Drawing Templates, I decided to create this new, more detailed version of the template so now you can draw even more complex mandala designs!

Just click on the template image below to open it up a new tab and then you can right click and choose “save image as” to download it to your computer.

complex mandala drawing template

Print the template off on an 8.5 x 11″ piece of paper and then use it as a guide underneath copy paper or even sketchbook paper to draw your mandala!

I find it works best to paperclip it on at least 2 sides to prevent it from moving around under the page while you draw.

You could also use this template as a layer in your digital painting program to help you draw digital mandalas.

Here is a mandala I drew using this template:

mandalas template diy art drawing

I hope you will find this mandala template useful!

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below, and feel free to share your mandalas with me on Instagram by tagging me @julieerindesigns, or post a link to your drawing below!

If you’re new to drawing mandalas, or want something a little less complex, you might want to check out my other Mandala Drawing Templates here!

Have a great day everyone and have fun drawing those mandalas.
 
Cheers!
 
Julie

Beautiful Butterfly Free Coloring Page

butterfly coloring page preview

Hey there coloring enthusiasts! Today I am sharing with you this beautiful butterfly coloring page.

This is an older piece I drew a few years ago. I hadn’t gotten around to coloring it myself so I’ve decided to offer it up to all of you to have some fun with!

Click here to download the Beautiful Butterfly Coloring Page via Dropbox.

This butterfly design is ready to print out and begin coloring!  It’s great for adults and kids alike.

For best results, I recommend printing it out on cardstock and using good quality pens or coloured pencils to create your masterpiece.

However, you can use any materials you have available!

I’d love to see your results so please feel free to post your finished piece here or send me a photo to any of my social media profiles!

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Let me know what you think of this free coloring page by leaving me a comment below 🙂

Find more of my free coloring pages here.

Cheers!

Julie

Easy DIY Flesh Wound for Halloween

diy fake flesh wound zombie halloween costume

Check out this super simple diy flesh wound tutorial!

This is the perfect thing to add to your Hallowe’en costume this year, especially if you are going for a zombie, dead or wounded look.

All it takes to create this realistic looking flesh wound are 3 products, and 4 easy steps.

You will need:

  • Eyelash glue
  • Fake blood
  • Some sort of cream makeup in a dark red, brown or black colour.
zombie halloween dead costume

I found the fake blood and cream make up together in a pack at the dollar store (Dollarama) for $1.50.  The eyelash glue cost about $7 from Shoppers Drug Mart.  You should be able to find it at any drug store or any place that sells make up, if you don’t already have some in your make up kit.

If you are going for a zombie look or any other costume you will want to put all of your base makeup on first.  Ex, whitening out your skin and contouring the shadows to create a dead look.  Once your base makeup is finished, proceed with the sores/wounds.

Step by step DIY Flesh Wound Tutorial

Step 1: Draw on the various wound shapes using the eyelash glue. If you’re doing multiple wounds, make them all different shapes and sizes.

eyelash glue halloween zombie costume

Step 2:  Let it dry.  Try to leave it for about 10 minutes if possible, letting the outside part dry but leaving the inside still a bit wet.
Dab at it using your finger, letting the inside part hollow out.  It should look something like this:

zombie costume halloween flesh

Step 3 – Take some of the cream make up (scooping a bit out using a fingernail works best) and start dabbing it around on top of the eyelash glue. Dab it inside the little ring you have created and outside, spreading it on to your skin and blending it in a little bit with your skin.  The result should look something like this:

zombie halloween costume diy

Step 4: Apply the fake blood. Make sure to get it on the inside of the circle and then dab at this with your finger and rub it in to your skin around the outside. Make sure to leave some alone so it stays like a bubble on your skin.
Leave this to dry which may take about 20-30 minutes. You can go out and do other things just watch that you don’t get it on anything if you don’t want it there.

zombie halloween costume dead

It will start to look even more realistic as it dries because the eyelash glue will become clear and the blood will look like gross, crusty, dried blood.

And that’s all there is to it! 

Taking the fake wounds off can be slightly painful if you put it somewhere hairy, when you peel off the eyelash glue it might take some hair with it so beware! Otherwise it should come off easily in the shower with a bit of rubbing using a washcloth.

I used this technique to create a Zombie Cowgirl costume for Hallowe’en this year!

easy diy halloween costume zombie cowgirl

What will you guys use this fake DIY flesh wound for? Let me know in the comments section below!

Have a great week everyone and stay safe at those Hallowe’en parties!

Check out some of my other DIY Halloween costume ideas:

Cheers,
 
Julie
 

Free Colouring Page – Namaste Mandala

adult coloring page namaste mandala colouring free download

Hi guys!  I have a new FREE printable colouring page for you all, Namaste Mandala.

This drawing was 100% created by me, and is free for you to download, print, and colour to your heart’s content!

Feel free to share this colouring page by linking back to my blog here, but please do not claim this art as your own or try to sell it yourself.

Click here to download Namaste Mandala Colouring Page for free from DropBox.

You can also share your coloured versions on Instagram using the hashtag, #julieerindesigns or tag me @julieerindesigns.

Find more free printable coloring pages here!

Have a great week everybody.
 
Cheers,
 
Julie

Hand Painted Bird Feeder

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Hey guys! Today I’m sharing my latest project, a hand painted bird feeder!

Since I’m sprucing up my patio for Summer I thought a bird feeder would make a great addition.

And the best part is that I just used a plain wooden one from the dollar store!  So cute and cheap!

I haven’t actually gotten any birds to eat from it yet but I just put it out yesterday so hopefully they will come soon.

Here is a before pic:

dollar store bird feeder

And after!

hand painted bird feeder

Check out more DIY ideas here!

Enjoy,

~Julie