Knotted Star Medallions Video Lesson

If you loved the Square Medallions lesson, then you'll love this one even more.
Create KNOTTED Star Medallions!

Knotted Star Medallions are constructed over graph paper


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Take an extra challenge after the Square Medallions lesson: create KNOTTED Star Medallions with colored ribbons. The results are even more intricate! 

An advanced lesson to push your limits: create stunning, Celtic Knot-inspired star medallions with glowing interlaced ribbons.

Learn to create hatched ribbons in this incredible knotted design

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to prepare your own graph paper

  • How to understand the concept of the Knotted Star

  • Tricks and tips to create your own unique star medallion design

  • Mistakes to avoid when designing knotted stars

  • How to create hatched gradient color ribbons using fine-liners

  • How to shade the knotted ribbons and the medallion

  • How to create contrast with patterns, pens and shading

  • And so many tips and tricks!

This is an advanced lesson: it is highly recommended that you watch the Square Medallions and the Freeform Knots lessons before.

So many hours of blissful Zen flow

Supplies needed:

  • Hot-pressed watercolor paper tile 4x4 inches printed with grid (template provided in the lesson)

  • Black inking pen. My favorite is the Sakura Micron 01

  • Blue inking pen. My favorite is the blue Sakura Micron 01

  • Light turquoise fine-liner. My favorite is the Marvy Le Pen light blue

  • Black colored pencil. My favorite is the Black Polychromos

  • Dark Blue colored pencil. My favorite is the Indanthrene Blue Polychromos

  • Dark Teal colored pencil. My favorite is the Bluish Turquoise Polychromos

  • No printer? Optionally use a small ruler and pencil to mark the grid

  • Optional: use a grid stencil to mark dotted grid. Find a the Ultra grid shown in the lesson at Acadia Laser here

  • Optional: create and print your own grid using one of these websites. Remember I do not endorse or own any of these, so caution when using:
    1) Gridzzly: super easy to use, my favorite.
    2) Incompetech: offers many different options and different selections. Careful with the ads and misleading green buttons.
    3) Printablepaper: huge selection of shapes, but doesn't offer option to customize the paper size.

Make your own template!

A really neat idea by Kerri. Mark your own dots on cardstock, tape it with packing transparent tape to make it sturdier and then punch the holes with a thick needle. Brilliant, thank you Kerri!

This lesson will work over any type of graph paper



Learn to create different types of Stars

Learn how to hatch and shade smooth colored ribbons using fine-liners and colored pencils

Templates and step by step PDF included with the video lesson


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