Julie Erin Designs Now Selling on Spoonflower!

julie erin designs now selling on spoonflower
julie erin designs now selling on spoonflower

I’m excited to share that Julie Erin Designs is now selling on Spoonflower!

Spoonflower is a print on demand retailer, similar to Redbubble or Society6, which specializes in fabric with seamless pattern designs. But I was happy to learn they also sell other products like wallpaper and home décor!

I’ve spent the last few months uploading over 100 of my seamless pattern designs to Spoonflower. Then I had to purchase and wait for samples of them which is required to sell in their marketplace.

evil eyes gold spoonflower wallpaper

I’ve been hesitant about opening a shop on Spoonflower because of this barrier to entry.

However, I do have several pattern designs which sell well on other websites, so I figured it was time to take the plunge. There also may be less competition due to the sample requirement.

The cheapest way I found to get samples is to order a “cheater quilt” which includes up to 42 samples stitched together in a 1 yard sized “quilt”. The cost for one of these quilts is $18.50 USD.

I waited for a Free Shipping promotion so didn’t have to pay for shipping to Canada which can be pricey. The cost came out to about 0.44 cents (USD) per design, which I think is worth it considering the potential earnings.

purple rose daisy pattern fabric

The print on demand products offered by Spoonflower look really nice. And then there is the endless possibility of things that can be created with fabric.

A nice perk of Spoonflower are their design challenges which are based on current trends in the industry. Entering these challenges can help increase exposure on both on their website and Instagram.

You can enter designs which haven’t been made “for sale” yet and if you make into the top 50 (voted on by the Spoonflower community) it will be listed for sale for free, without having to purchase a sample.

However, there are a lot of talented artists on there so competition is stiff!

Overall I’m excited to start selling my work on Spoonflower and hope it proves fruitful as another income stream for my art.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a few of my designs available on Spoonflower. If you have an account on there, let’s follow each other!

If you want to see a list of other websites I sell my art on, along with more resources about selling your art online then check out the Artist Resources section of my website.


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Buddha Mandala Free Colouring Page

buddha mandala free download adult coloring page
buddha mandala free colouring page

I decided to relieve some of my stress and anxiety by drawing another colouring page for you guys featuring a Buddha shape inside of a mandala.

As the days in quarantine drag on and on, I hope everyone is staying safe indoors and feeling well. I am on my 2nd week of working totally from home. It’s taking some time to get used to my changed routine.

I am going to continue creating content to share and provide some calm activities or beautiful art to look at and meditate on while we all get through this crazy time together.

Please let me know if you have any special requests for a colouring page or other content you’d find interesting or want to see from me in the next while.

Click here to download the free Buddha Mandala Colouring Page

I hope this colouring page brings you some peace and tranquillity as you colour and meditate on the shape of Buddha inside of a mandala.

Love colouring? You might also like my hand drawn Mandala Coloring Book now available on Amazon!

Also make sure to check out my other free colouring pages including:

Feel free to tag me in your coloured creations on Instagram @julieerindesigns!

Take care my friends.


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Easy DIY Deer Halloween Costume

easy diy deer fawn halloween costume
easy diy deer fawn halloween costume

Hey guys! With Halloween coming up soon I thought I would share another costume idea:

Easy DIY Deer Halloween Costume

This is a fairly simple costume, and the finished result is adorable and totally work appropriate.

Materials used for the deer makeup:

  • bronzer
  • black liquid eyeliner
  • white eyeliner
  • brown eyeshadow

For the makeup look I searched for deer makeup ideas on Pinterest, and then combined a few different looks, keeping it simple. You’re welcome to copy my makeup.

Materials for the antlers

I followed Lauren Conrad’s tutorial to create the antlers. However, I used standard paper maché instead of Modge Podge.

Recently I’ve seen some pre-made headbands like this at Michaels and other places, so if you can find one of those it might be easier than making it yourself unless you enjoy that sort of thing, like I do!

The floral headband was re-purposed from my Day of the Dead costume. But you could glue the flowers to the antlers once they’re dry, or glue them to a second headband and wear the two together.

  • headband(s)
  • fake flowers from the dollar store
  • glue gun
  • newspaper strips and paper maché
  • brown and silver acrylic paint
  • pipe cleaners

Deer costume outfit

I wore a tan coloured sweater over a white tank top, but you could wear something else you have on hand, or create an outfit to go with it.

  • tan coloured sweater
  • white tank top
  • black leggings
  • black boots

I hope you like this simple DIY deer Halloween costume! Let me know what you’re dressing up as this year in the comments below.

Check out more of my DIY Halloween costumes here:


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Free Printable Grid Template for Drawing Patterns

mandala grid easy patterns for drawing mandalas
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.

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pattern drawing grid template

You can right click and save as the image above, or download my full template bundle at the link below.

I also have other worksheets, freebies and digital downloads available in my Downloads Shop.

Looking for ready-made mandala drawing templates? Check out my Mandala Drawing Workbooks available on Amazon!

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

New in 2022: Check out my Modern Mandala Art class where we use this template to create 2 stunning mandala designs!

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.


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Complex Mandala Drawing Template

complex mandala drawing template worksheet
complex mandala drawing template worksheet

Following the success of my Mandala Drawing Templates, I decided to create a 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.

You can also download my full Mandala Drawing Templates bundle as a PDF here! (It’s free)

complex mandala drawing template

How to Use this 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.

Looking for ready-made mandala drawing templates? Check out my new Mandala Drawing Workbooks!

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

Here is an example of a mandala I drew using this template:

sky clouds mandala drawing template

I hope you will find this mandala template useful!

New in 2020: I’ve created a video to demonstrate how I use my drawing templates! Watch it below:

Let me know what you think of this template by leaving a comment below! Also feel free to share your mandalas with me on Instagram by tagging me @julieerindesigns, or post it 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!

Also check out my other freebies and digital downloads available in my Downloads Shop.

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

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Beautiful Butterfly Coloring Page Freebie

butterfly coloring page preview
butterfly coloring page preview

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

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 this Beautiful Butterfly Coloring Page

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!

Love coloring? You might also enjoy my hand drawn Mandala Coloring Book, now available on Amazon!

I’d love to see your results so please feel free to post your finished piece on Instagram and tag me @julieerindesigns!

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

Find more of my coloring pages and other freebies here.


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Free Colouring Page – Namaste Mandala

namaste mandala free coloring page download
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!

Love coloring? You may also enjoy my hand drawn Mandala Coloring Book, now available on Amazon!

Have a great week everybody.


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