Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
This past week I spent some time in
a hotel room in Florida.
I had taken this thank you card with me,
thinking I would tangle it.
Each time I spend a few days in a Disney
World resort, they send me a
thank you card
with Mickey sketched on it in blue.
I figured it was perfect for drawing on!
Friday, August 12, 2016
One of the CZTs had a great idea to host a
swap using four tiles,
drawing a mandala onto them,
then tangling each quadrant differently.
We mail our set to her and she will
match one of our pieces up with pieces from
three other people and mail us a set back.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Yesterday I posted about
Colorful Backgrounds 2.
Here is the leaf page I stamped through a stencil,
then tangled - completed now.
This was a really fun page. I tried to make
each leaf a different tangle.
That isn't easy to do.
My sharpie fine point pen and my Pitt pen
worked great in the book, with no bleed through.
Also, no bleed through with the
Tim Holtz Distress Inks I used.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Genevieve has a new book out
she has outdone herself with this one!
This is Genevieve's second book in a series
of colorful backgrounds all ready for you
to tangle and draw on.
And since Genevieve loves me -
she sent me a copy to preview and play with!
Genevieve's page for ordering.
I must apologize right now -
I didn't realize my lighting was bad where I was drawing.
Some of these photos show the true color
some are just horrible looking.
The color in the picture right above here is true.
In the thumbnail it is first row, second photo.
I was trying to think of other art tools
we could incorporate -
other than strictly tangling.
Of course this book was made to be tangled in -
but there are other ways to use it as well.
So I pulled out a brand new stencil I hadn't used yet
and placed it in the binding of the book.
Here are my supplies.
I chose three colors of Tim Holtz' distress inks.
I began by pouncing one of the colors through
various leaves on the page . . .
. . . then a second color . . .
. . . then a third.
Looks like a big, whopping mess of ink,
(And here is where the bad lighting starts to show up.
Sorry, Genevieve. I didn't notice until this morning.
Too late to fix it.)
With much apologies to Genevieve for the messed up color,
here is what I have after I lift away the stencil.
A wave of beautiful leaves across what should
be a beautiful fall colored page of orange.
Now it is as simple as pick a leaf and tangle it.
I had no bleed through with my inks,
absolutely none at all.
I realize some will want to use alcohol markers -
those WILL bleed through.
Stay with gel pens, any pen you would usually
tangle with should be fine.
And just have fun.
Just keep working, adding one leaf at a time.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Tim Holtz and Rangers have come out with
six new alcohol ink colors!
I received my set yesterday and went
right to playing!
Of course I used Yupo paper to work on.
All pieces are 5" x 7".
Above you see the new colors:
amethyst, flamingo, and turquoise.
Old colors used: shell pink and aqua.
These colors seem to do a few things the older
ones don't. At least for me they did.
Look at that top blob of green on the left -
looks like the bottom of a shoe -
that was from one drop of color.
I have no idea why it split like it did,
but I love it anyway.
And then there is that double edged ring
of orange in the center of the paper.
Yeah, that was strange.
New colors used: valencia, patina, and limeade.
Old colors added: lemonade and shell pink.
With this one I had something happen that
doesn't usually happen . . . mud.
I dropped my colors onto the yupo
and noticed that whole central section
looked like a puddle of mud.
I took a paper towel, placed it over the
paper, and gently pressed down.
It lifted the mud and left this color behind.
I love it.
New colors used: patina, turquoise, and flamingo.
Old color: shell pink.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Yesterday's challenge was to use henna drum
and gotcha in a tangled piece of art.
This was the start of my project.
The henna drum reminded me of flowers
growing along a trellis,
so I went with that and added blox in the
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
I admin a group on Facebook called
Zentangle All Around.
We focus on tangles that have some element
of roundness in them -
a curve or oval or circle - anything round at all.
And we are currently doing a year long focus
on strings. The thought being that at the
end of 2016 we will have 366 pieces of
zentangle art with some element
of roundness to them.