Friday, July 31, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Ok, so I will just say it.
I am fascinated with this new tangle narwal.
I keep drawing it over and over and over.
Here I wrapped it into a wreath and added some floral.
This is my before-I-added-color-and-shading look.
Good crisp lines,
a little narwal mixed with my tangle floral.
I added some whisps and zingers.
Then I pulled out some new color.
I don't use gel pens a lot, but they seemed to be
perfect for this piece.
LolliZ, a new gel pen I just got in recently.
And they worked like a champ!
I really like the packaging on these pens.
There are four trays of pens inside the case.
Some regular gel pens,
and something else I don't recall right now.
(And I'm too lazy to get up and go look.)
They drew and filled in the spaces smoothly and evenly.
And the colors were great!
I think my favorite was that darker gold.
It is sparkly and shiny,
though you can't see that too well here.
You can see some of the shimmer and sparkle here.
I love how the printemps centers look!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
I trimmed one edge with a bit of washi tape.
At first glance, this section reminded me of an underwater cavern.
Of course, most things remind me of underwater scenes.
So I started sectioning off what I thought might be
a big piece of coral.
I finished tracing it out and used my tangle
coral for the main part,
then started stacking in some tipple at the base.
That tipple slowly evolved into my signature printemps,
forming the base in the shape of a hill.
I really liked the orange band across the center and thought it would be a lovely place for a school of little fishies to be swimming past!
And underwater you are going to have a little bit of current flowing,
especially with those swimming fish - so I added some movement with beadlines.
Perhaps that could be some algae or reeds growing along the bottom, moving in the water.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
And I never throw any of it away.
I have scraps that are 1" x 3".
Occasionally I will pick up a scrap
and start tangling on it.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Welcome to Week 2 of
Thursday String Idea!
Hopefully the string will work a little better this week.
I will go back and fix last week's string if this works.
There will be a link provided below where you can
print out the string at the correct size.
you can click here.
Thanks to Erin, host and creator of the Zendala Dare!