Saturday, July 7, 2012
Zendala Dare #13 = Fun!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!