Saturday, July 7, 2012

Zendala Dare #13 = Fun!

The Bright Owl

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We are thirteen weeks into the Zendala Dare with Erin over at The Bright Owl. Above is the zendala template she gave us, and the challenge was to play with paper! All of us have our favorite papers to tangle on. I prefer the zentangle tiles or watercolor paper.
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This week we are drawing on other types of paper - anything that isn't our usual. I started out with a piece of cardboard filler that came in a package today. I couldn't get the template to transfer over onto the cardboard, so I tossed that in the trash! Then I pulled out a heavy cardstock scrap of scrapbook paper - above - and transferred my template with no trouble. This worked like a charm! Smooth pen strokes, shading was easy. I stuck with lines mainly, so I wouldn't get confused - hahaha!
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Today was bill-paying day, my least favorite day of the month! I didn't want to use scrapbook paper solely, so I scoured around my workroom and came upon the garbage can full of bill-paying trash. I pulled out this ad for AT&T and used it. Template transferred very well, but the penwork was sloppy. I noticed the pen kept moving when I wanted it to stop. I guess due to the slickness of the paper. This was a challenge. 
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I thought about things other than paper that I could draw on. I m going to the CZT session in 36 days :smiles: and am trying to figure out what I could use to make a display the first night. I bought this letter at Michael's for around a dollar. It was already painted white. I used the same method to transfer the template - it worked great!
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Then I used a fine point Sharpie and a Zig Memory Writer to fill in the zendala. (Note added the next day - don't use the zig memory writers - apparently they are not permanent. Big, huge smear right across the middle. Argh!) I stuck to the same basic design on all my zendalas, with very few changes so I could concentrate on the materials.
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Here's a closer shot. It worked great! Took a little longer to dry than pen on paper, so I had to be careful of hand placement. I expect to continue tangling on this letter and it will be on display at the CZT session in - count them - 36 days!


To check out all the zendalas, and see the various types of papers, visit Erin's page - The Bright Owl - here! You have time to complete one of your own!

23 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! I like all your different choices of what to draw on. And I like your zendala, too! Very cool! :):)

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  2. Beautiful linework! And you were very creative with the 'paperdare'.

    Annemarie Huijts

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  3. You found some ingenious ideas for your drawing base! I especially like the first one on the pink and white scrapbooking paper, it has a lovely flowing quality about it.

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    1. it was fun, lorraine. i think i might need to pull out the scrapbook paper more often :)

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  4. Beautiful use of paper and design!

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  5. Brilliant Alice, your perseverance really paid off...they look fantastic. ;D
    Have a creative crafty week!

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    1. thanks, neesie! you have a great week, too!

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  6. Looked at this a several of your other zendala's. They are great and look like so much fun.

    Darla

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    1. they are definitely fun, darla! thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. the first is my favorite ;) and on H is clever choice!!!

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    1. i'd been wanting to try the letter, but was leery of which pen to use. i actually ruined this last night - apparently the zig pen is not permanent and now it's one big smear in the center :(
      i'm going to paint over the whole mess and start over :)

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  8. Oh, I love your tiles very much. The pink and white paper gives a beautiful colouring to your first tile. Funny, but I used the same pattern like you did in the middle of the second one. Did not really see yours before I started mine.

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    1. thanks for your persistence - i did get your comment. :) thanks for stopping by - i need to go look at your tile - i love doing that!

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    2. Again my comment disappeared. Can't figure out what goes wrong every time. But I love stopping by to look at all the ceativity you have done. Hope this comment will arrive.

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  10. WOW! You're one creative woman!! Love all your experiments, especially the one you did on your bill. LOL

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  11. Don't know what is going wrong. Every time I want to leave a comment for you, it disappears. And then a while later, all of a sudden there it is. It puzzles me. But I love to stop by and look at all your beautiful crativity. Thanks for your reply.

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    1. creating - don't worry about it. mine did that, too, when i first set up my blog. your comments are coming through. i appreciate your persistance :) and i thank you for you wonderful comments!

      i notice that i cannot get to your blog unless i comment on something you have posted. so i'm not even sure you will see this :(

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    2. Mmm...I think there is a strange thing going on between our blogs. That is a pity.

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  12. I love your entries Alice - especially the use of the AT&T bill (ha, ha), and your letter is a great idea! I had thought about signing up for the CZT course and maybe I will someday - I'm sure you'll have a blast.

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  13. Very creative use of "bill garbage", lol. All of them are beautiful.

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