Sunday, April 22, 2012

Zendala Dare #2

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Erin, over at The Bright Owl, is hosting a zendala dare for the second week. She provides the template for the basic shape of the mandala, and we provide the tangling. I used weave, pearlz, skein, and msst for my patterns and came up with this.
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I've been wanting to add some color to my tangles, and decided now was the time to go for it. Even though I thought my micron was a permanent pen, I noticed that it will smear if the aqua markers touch it, so I need to be careful of that in the future.


Thanks, Erin, for offering the zendala dare again this week! Can't wait to see the template you have for us next!

15 comments:

  1. I use UniPin markers and also Copic markers and both brands hold very well in contact with water or wet paints.

    Beautiful Zendala, by the way. Very nice use of color.

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    1. thanks, i have copics, too. i'll try those - on a sample next time :)

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  2. Very nice Zendala. I so enjoy what you did with adding color - I'm still a bit timid with it. And thanks for your comments on my Diva challenge and framing I wasn't sure if it was just me or if it really helped the presentation. Glad to pass along the info on PicMonkey hope the students find it useful. Another one they might try is http://ipiccy.com/ similar interface and ease of use and a few other features like collage.

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    1. thanks! i'll pass that website on as well :)

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  3. Alice, I love that you added color. This is beautiful. Thanks for taking the Zentangle Dare!

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    1. thanks for offering the dare - it's really going to push me to learn! and so much fun!

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  4. Love the addition of color - it makes the detail pop. Nice tile!

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  5. Beautiful! I love the color. I have only added it a few times to my tiles, so I am still a little intimidated by it. Great job!

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    1. me, too, kathy! still intimidated by it - haha! just gotta keep adding the color till we are used to it - i think. thanks for leaving me a comment :)

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  6. These are beautiful, Alice. Do you draw these free hand?

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  7. teresa, we absolutely draw these free hand. the only help we have is a basic template which gives us a loose outline to work with. then we fill in all the design. here's the link that shows you the template, in case you want to give it a try :) http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2012/04/zendala-dare-2.html

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  8. I like your use of colour. I am experimenting in that direction too. It adds a challenge. I have had no art training so I am learning the use of my pens and pencils by trial and error. Lots of fun.

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    1. i hear you , celia i haven't had any training, either. unless you count youtube - haha! thanks for the nice comments!

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  9. What a wonderful, lively zendala! I love your use of color, which makes it even brighter and more fun.

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