Saturday, 22 April 2017

Inkscape Demo Tiger Fur Filter

#inkscape has a #filter in the #overlay menu called #tigerfur
Here's my test of it!

Starting with a orange square seems to work best and it seems to work on a small scale but this one looks like it would require some extensive further edits to look like real fur of any kind!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

OM in several scripts

#om or #AUM in several #scripts.

All of these scripts have some partial relationship or link to the #devanagari script or closely related derivatives thereof. Except the Chinese which is there for contrast.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Easter Sunday

#eastersunday #resurrection

I have seen many paintings of the resurrection but still after all these years I think this is one of the best ever created! Grunewalds Isenheim Altarpiece

Don't forget tho it functions as part of a larger altar piece 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Saturday, 8 April 2017

That Josh Davidson Guy

Its Palm Sunday when a carpenters son from Galilee entered Jerusalem so I'm thinking this works for this Sunday and next Sunday.
Share it!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Easter Ideas Two

#easter #superhero

Feel free with mess with people's heads with this!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Easter Ideas One

Here's an idea for an #EasterSunday theme #card design

Yes this is NOT hand brushed or inked or watercolor on paper
This was created in #inkscape

Take a stimulated "handwriting" font thicken the the stroke make it the same color as the fill
then in this case apply the rough and glossy filter since I thought it best matched the font
but do try your own font and filter combos!

However if your church does not have anyone who's a calligrapher or typographer and the local graphic designers are all booked up doing weddings or whatever INKSCAPE IS YOUR FRIEND !

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Inkscape Demo Gouache Oil Painting filters compared

#inkscape #comparison #gouache #oilpainting #filter

The Gouache filter in the Textures submenu still seems to be the most useful filter for digital painting in #inkscape

What i probably should do next is compare Inkscapes Gouache to Gimps Oilify ?

Saturday, 25 March 2017


This will also be available on my #Patreon site for you to download and use!

If you don't want to right click here or want to link to my patreon please visit and use this link

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Todays #inkscape #filter #demo is a comparison of Gold Splatter to Gold Paste

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Qbist on Gimp

If you're looking to create strong #geometric patterns with #gimp you might consider experimenting with the #qbist #filter as a starting point.


Some hints : Combine filters Think about XY co-ordinates. Don't just pixelize or shift or oilify.

Rainbow Bridge Copyright Julie Vaux 2017 

This is Rainbow Bridge one of my latest designs on

It started as an image generated by Qbist in Gimp.

Saturday, 11 March 2017


#inkscape #lent #memo #ecard #typography

If you saw the A on Paper post I was testing new effects and papers for this.

Share it with a Catholic or Protestant friend who practises a traditional Lent?

Saturday, 4 March 2017

A on paper

#paper #texture #inkscape #filter #julievaux

This weeks experiment changing the colors just slighting and then adding just one filter to try to get an ink soaked into paper effect. It seems to work best if you change the color to a VERY dark brown!

I've taken the epaper oblong I created for the bottom layer and saved it at the bottom of the image for you to crop off and reuse. Again if you're looking for a paper effect combining Texture with Distort works with most colors in #inkscape

If you want a smoother texture you'll probably have to export to #gimp and do more edits.

Start in Inkscape though. I 've seen some small scale textures made in Gimp that work on web pages for banners or small areas but used for a complete a4 page or larger ...

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

K.I.S.S. and Jokerman

Inkscape #jokerman #font #demo

What to do with all those ornamental Fonts that come with Windows 10?

Heres one demo of 2 simple edits

I am rather glad though there are few English words with J and F ? 
A bit more thought should have been given to the top cross bar in the J?

Friday, 24 February 2017

Three Reasons to Support me on PATREON

#patreon #julievaux


1) LOW Tier and Free to All Rewards very low ONE DOLLAR

2) I offer multiple rewards EACH month

3) USEFUL Awards

 While sometimes I post prints I also post a variety of useful BACKGROUND files in PNG format you can use as a starting point for your own works, textures, svg objects,etc.

And if I reach my gaol a mere 500 pr month I can post extra rewards and spend LESS time on marketing n PR posts n more time creating demos and rewards for you!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


#redbubble #julievaux #oneworld  #logo #typography

An example of the K.I.S.S. guideline

Copyright Julie Vaux 2017 

I stuck to three colors and just one filter for this design. Hopefully they have worked together to turn a standard Windows font into something stronger and more special.

Regarding the message: One keeps still seeing the insert adjective Lives Matter tag being used on twitter. Wanna fight xenophobia and racism and others forms of bigotry?

We all share ONE WORLD. Modern Genetics tells us we are all ONE RACE ALL HUMAN.

You can get a sticker or something else at

RED Bubble

Friday, 17 February 2017

Raised Objects

#SVG #Inkscape #object #relief #filters #demo

Here's 5 examples of how Filters create 3d illusions in #inkscape

The Object in the upper left hand corner is a fairly basic polygon/star with Fill and Stroke.

I duplicated that and added Filters

The strongest effect is the Neon Bevel Filter but it makes the color pinker and the color changes using  the Relief Print from the BUMP submenu.

On the Bottom row :

Using a Linear Gradient on the stroke and not the Fill makes the object look tilted in Inkscape but NOT in the Google Chrome browser.

Dark Emboss shifts the colors towards Magenta 

I rather the effect of Thick Acrylic Filter Perhaps with a different color it could create an eroded rust effect?

I'm going to test this with Fill and Stroke set for the same colors to see what happens.

Have fun and create textures with Inkscape! 

Please consider supporting my experiments and demos via #patreon 

or use 

so I have some wiring that needs repairs on top on the plumbing issues 
so your support will help spent on something practical not a luxury!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017


A Digital Delight for #valentinesday #valentine #dearlover #romance

Download this to add to your own e-card !

Don't forget to check for rewards! 

Friday, 10 February 2017

Asian Love heart

#love #heart

for those of you who are not on #DeviantArt I'm sharing this here too!

Yes that is the character for LOVE - AI 

This was made with #inkscape beofre being exported as PNG.

Sigh now that I'm seeing it in the web browser I can think of two other edits I could have made!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A Reminder - Red Bubble has Gift Certificates

#shopping #valentine #gifts #giftcertificate 

Forgot to put your Express Shipping Order in to #redbubble ?

You can give a #Giftcertificate  via email !!!

Learn more

and then go visit

Friday, 3 February 2017

Making hearts from a Triangle

#inkscape #valentine #heart

Make a triangle  in #inkscape rounded or unrounded
 Fill with Red Blank out Stroke make the Object a path so you can use the Node tool.
 Add a few more Nodes  Edit curves with the handles.
The Heart of the Left is A Bevel Filter and the one on the right two combined filters to create a wet into wet paint like effect though one is a bit extreme if you want a more fabric effect test the other Texture filters?

Hope I've given you some useful ideas for Valentine Day digital crafts.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Making Hearts from Spirals

#valentinesday#inkscape #spiraltool #hearts #geometry #maths #education

Geometry and Mathematics Teachers you can use Valentines Day to teach about CURVES.

One of several ways to make curves in Inkscape is the Spiral Tool.

If your students don't have this or a similar program they can draw curves by hand.

I set the Spiral Tool to make a very open arc then used Duplicate and Flip Object and then a simple RED Fill. 

If you do use a software you can talk about how the program parameters relate to algebra and then lead the discussion to equations for  CARDIOIDS?

If anyone says ...yes but this is pointless we can download clip art 

NO its NOT because you can teach about how Clip Art is Created!

There are a couple of other ways to make heart shapes without a digital pen or tablet and pen in Inkscape. More about that next time.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Memorial Card

Something personal this time.
I'm sharing 2 e-card so relatives attending a funeral on Monday can download it here.
So #wollongong #wright #hamilton #ecard #lynch #mudge  etc Dear  Cousins

I started with this text and font and added a background actually 3 layers or objects and changing the lettering from black to white to blue in case anyones browser acted out.
There are a few other tweaks and edits.

Hopefully any relative who downloads this will have no trouble printing it out or sharing on the web.

Non Family reading can use it respectfully as a design sample.

A note if I did this on paper or board as a sign I would have had to use white or silver ink or paint and go buy the expensive black paper so the white outline wouldnt buckle the paper when I applied gouache or acrylic.

With a digital design you don't have to worry about whether you used too little or too much water.

Audrey wasn't a painter but "into" music and other things but I don't think given family traditions she would be offended by my using the card as a brief lesson. 

If you are a family member and you know a relative who can't make it Monday do share it with them!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Materials Filter Demo

#inkscape #materials #filter #demo

I was originally trying to make Silver Moons and was testing a base blue gray color as a starter when ...well all of these circles are just  one INKSCAPE FILTER applied over a base color.

I may repeat this with three different base colors or three different shapes to show you how important what goes UNDER the filters is.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Rain Sequence

#rain #digital painting #inkscape

Yes just THREE SVG OBJECTS created and edited in #Inkscape were used!

The #Hanzi for #rain with a color change and a gradient and texture filter.

Then a plain blue square for a background.

Move the hanzi over it and raise to to top and then I exported the misty hills object from a different work and duplicated it changed the size and color and finally flipped one copy and changed the color for a cloud on top.

Finally I will import this# png into #gimp Crop it do one final Color edit and then I may offer it as an reward on #Patreon.

Why not do it in Watercolor? Doing it as a digital painting means I can keep SVG Objects and reuse them in other works and by combining filters  I can have an effect that looks like wet into wet on paper but have it over a solid background! Or change the whole background if I want to redo  it!

I'll let you know when I put the final edit up on Patreon.

Saturday, 14 January 2017


#veganurbanraptors #redbubble #cockatoos

A new range of theme linked designs is going on on RedBubble called VEGAN URBAN RAPTORS
inspired by my visitors the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos !

Visit Enjoy!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

#Magneto #font #sampler #typography

November last year I HAD to get a new computer and it came with a few new fonts pre-installed.

Magneto was one of them. I like the look of the UPPER case but I think with this font you would have to work with it either all upper case or all lower depending on the text. Probably a good font for Posters or LARGE LOGOS? However large bold letter forms do have certain advantages for what I call typographic art  so watch for experiments !

Saturday, 7 January 2017



#inkscape #blue #colorswathe #colortest #browser #test

Which of these "web safe" colors do you regard as "True Blue"

And will they still be blue posted in different browsers?

That pale streak down the middle of the smaller oblongs is the result of two overlapping gradients

I note in my browser despite one side being darker there's a neutral tint in the middle

and the blue violet looks more purple than it did in Inkscape.

This should automatically appear in Google Plus and I will share it to Twitter later.

As the image includes tints mid hues and shades should be a useful color test of browsers?

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Peace and Rainbows

#inkscape #demo #rainbow #filter #peace

So here's my first sampler for the New Year.
I started with the word peace in a very plain font and a websafe mid green

Tinted retains the greens the most.
Melted adds purple and violet
Warped seems to add both reds and blues.

Hmmm I think I'm sticking to Tinted the next time I get the urge to use rainbow filters instead of gradients.

Finally a question for my followers? What color do you associate with Peace?