Posts tagged jayme hennel
Flower Art Challenge: 16-20

Flower illustrations 16-20 are up for my #30flowerchallenge on Instagram.

© 2017 Jayme Hennel - 30 Day Flower challenge 16-20

To keep up with my daily art come follow me on Instagram for the latest posts. 

Join in at any time! Click here to see the full challenge guidelines. Then post your art on Instagram. Make sure to tag me @jaymesloan and use the hashtag #30flowerchallenge so we can all see what you're working on. 

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Flower Art Challenge: 1-5

I've been busy working on making all kinds of flower art for my #30flowerchallenge on Instagram. Instead of posting them here daily, I'm going to post 5 at a time. To keep up with my daily art come follow me on Instagram for the latest posts. 

Please join in at any time and do what you can! This is meant to be a fun way to experiment with with our art and grow our portfolios. Tag me on your posts @jaymesloan and use the hashtag #30flowerchallenge so we can all see what you're working on. Click here to see the full challenge guidelines.

©2017 Jayme Hennel - flowers art challenge 1-5.jpg
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Make it Rain!

Graduation season is upon us. Let's make it rain. We're excited for this year's collection of new graduation cards including two new no. 10 money cards, perfect for gifting those grads. 

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You're in my Bubble

Major hearts in our eyes going on right now. We'd like to introduce you to our newest enamel pins perfect for coffee and book lovers, introverts and personal space enthusiasts. Yes, please!

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52 Week Art Challenge: September

A month full of tea for September's art challenge. 

Tea Cups © Jayme Hennel // Hennel Paper Co.
Tea Cups © Jayme Hennel // Hennel Paper Co.

Color was done in the Procreate app on the iPad. Mostly for practice and loads of fun to play with.

Check out what everyone has been working on on Instagram. 

Read the original challenge post here.

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Autumn Cards

Autumn is in the air and we're freaking thrilled about it. Bring on the cider and let's cozy up in a blanket. We've got a stack of these new autumn greeting cards going out to friends and family this week. It's the best time of the year. Let's celebrate it before it starts snowing. Happy fall, y'all!

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"How do you do that?"

Hello lovelies! It's been a busy week. I've been meeting with vendors, making new product lines, shipping orders and everything in between. Lately, I've been getting a lot of questions about how I make my art. Specifically about how I take the black and white sketches that I post on Instagram from my sketchbook and turn them into full color illustrations. There are a lot of different ways to do this. I use a few different methods depending on what I'm making, its end use and what I feel like doing < the perks of being your own boss. Typically I use either Photoshop, Illustrator or Procreate. No matter which direction I go, my art always starts on paper, that's where I think best, and then I add color and texture digitally. It's a hybrid of traditional and digital media. 

In the method I'm showing you here, the process went like this:
Pencil drawing on paper
Inked drawing with black marker (inking is not necessary for this method)
iPhone photo of drawing imported into the Procreate app on my iPad
Played with color and textured in Procreate until it looked cute enough to stop :)

hennel tea cup sketchbook

Now if I could only illustrate everything that fast! xo

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52 Week Art Challenge: May

May's drawing topic was cities. I may have gotten a little carried away with these trying to fit in all of my favorite things from Detroit and Charlotte. Even though I'm from the D, I do have some serious love for the Queen City. The NYC terrarium piece is an all time favorite though. It just looks so little and cute in that jar. 

hennel paper co charlotte art
hennel paper co detroit art
hennel paper co NYC terrarium art
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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 17

The 52 Week Art Challenge is still going strong. And despite my lack of blogs posts keeping up with it, I'm very happy to say that each weekly piece of art is still being created on time! That in itself is a major accomplishment if I do say so myself. I'm going to play catch-up on blogs posts over the next couple weeks, so get ready for a serious art party on the blog. Nothing bad about that. Let's get this party started. 

hennel paper co flower terrarium
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Fall Fabric Love

The studio has been busy lately preparing for autumn - our very favorite time of the year. The colors, the smell of the leaves and trips to the cider mill, nothing beats it. To celebrate our fall love, we have 60 new fabrics now available on spoonflower. Sixty! Here are a few of our favs for autumn + Halloween

Aren't those little ghosts just the cutest? Shop them all here. 

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Oooh, fancy new portfolio site!

I've been working on a new portfolio site to give my art a home, because I draw more than just cards you know. Maybe you didn't know that actually. Well, it's true. I draw A LOT and make a lot of art that is used for all kinds of things. I license that art to manufacturers for use on products. I sell it outright to companies. I put that art up for sale on websites like Spoonflower where you can purchase fabric, wallpaper and wrapping paper. It's so much fun! So here she is. A brand new home for all of my lovely illustrations. Have a look! If you're interested in licensing any of my art, let's have a chat and make that happen!

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 16

Week 16 was all about embracing the messy and trying to loosen up my illustrations. I like tight sketches and clean drawings, so coloring outside of the lines was something new for me. For some reason that messy and imperfect style is something I adore, but struggle with in execution. Baby steps. 

hennel paper co week 16 flowers
hennel paper co week 16 sketchbook

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. It's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 13

Week 13 is here and it's all about flowers for the month of April. Spring has arrived in Charlotte. The flowers are blooming and there is a thick layer of yellow pollen all over everything. Hopefully some of this rain will help wash it away as the weather continues to warm up. For this week's art challenge, I drew a collection of wild flowers.

Below is my inked sketch. I used a Micron pen to ink over my pencil drawing then scanned and imported it into Photoshop. From there I digitally painted the color and added texture. I'm always partial to the black and white sketches. It's my favorite part of the process. The final version of this design is going to turn into a lovely spring pattern. 

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. We have so many people participating now! And it's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 10

Week 10 finished art for my 52 week art challenge. I love humming birds so much. 🌸 They are beautiful and really funny to watch interact with each other. We have lots of them that live near by and they are always zipping around and chirping at me. They zoom around me in circles, probably warning me to move on, but I can't help but laugh. They are fiercely territorial and will fight off anyone that gets in the way of their next meal, you know, in the cutest/tiniest way possible. For such small birds, they sure do have the courage of lions. 

hennel paper co humming birds illustration

I created this week's art first with a sketch on paper then I inked the design with a Micron pen, as usual. After that I digitally painted the design with the Procreate app on my iPad. From there I took the piece into photoshop to adjust the layout and do the finishing touches. I love this one so much. It's going to be added to my spoonflower shop very soon. 

hennel paper co hummingbird sketch

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. We have so many people participating now! And it's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 7

The houses continue! Week 7 is coming at you with a sweet little European-inspired town. Makes me want to start planning a vacation. Speaking of vacations, I'm getting ready to head out to Los Angeles for Papercamp. I was the lucky winner of a scholarship to attend and I really couldn't be more grateful or completely excited. That's not really a vacation, but it's going to be just as good. The houses will continue next week then we move onto March's theme: Birds! (How is it almost March already?!) 

houses - week 7 - hennel paper co

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. We have so many people participating now! And it's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

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It's Free Swatch Day on Spoonflower!

It's free swatch day on Spoonflower. You can choose any swatch you want on their new Cotton Spandex Jersey. Now is a great time to test out one of my fabric designs that you've had your eye on. Hurry up though, this offer is only good through tomorrow morning, January 22 at 10am. Yay! Get your free swatch now!

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 2

Week 2 of my 52 week art challenge is here! This week I went with a terrarium. It's been on my bucket list to create for so long and this was a great chance to finally do it. I love how it turned out and think it will be making it's way to the shop soon.  

I followed the same process to create this piece as last week's assignment. First with a sketch on paper, then I inked the design with a Micron pen. After that I digitally painted the design in the Procreate app on my iPad.  

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. So many great pieces have been rolling in. And, it's not too late to join in on the fun. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. 

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We're in this month's OliveBox (yay!)
Image ©&nbsp; OliveBox

Image © OliveBox

Our newly redesigned Sweetest Grandma Birthday card is in this month's OliveBox birthday box. If you haven't been introduced to OliveBox yet, please let me do the honors. OB is a monthly subscription service for paper lovers. Every month is a new box filled full of really awesome paper products like greeting cards, artwork, stickers, and other rad little goodies - delivered right to your doorstep. Um, yes please.  

Get yourself one, get your bff one and then get one for your mama while you're at it. Check them all out right here. 

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Hey, Charlotte - save the date!

Hey, local friends! Mark your calendars for the Vintage Charlotte Summer Market - July 24 & 25. We're going to be there with all sorts of new Hennel Paper Co. products. We hope you'll come by and say hi! Visit vintage-charlotte.com for more information, tickets go on sale soon. 

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Pickles!

I've been doing a little sketchin' lately, ok a lot of sketchin'. This one started out as a "quick & simple" design for this week's Spoonflower contest. Half an hour max.. I was only going to draw the jar. Haha, right. Four hours later I had an entire page filled with everything the word pickle could bring to mind. I lose hours in my sketchbook. One minute it's 10am and the next thing I know Steve is in the kitchen making dinner. It's a very magical thing. 

This week's sketch hit the scanner and quickly turned into just the darn cutest pickle pattern I've ever seen. I love the little sprigs of dill and the polka dot spices in the background. If you're on Spoonflower, hop over to vote in the contest. It will be open for the next few days before they announce the winner.

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