Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lucky Cat

 So excited!
This is my first template animal and I really like the way he turned out.
 On Facebook there is a wonderful artist named Ben Kwok. 
Ben administrates a group called Ornation Creation, where he regularly posts templates he has made for us to take and tangle. 
If you are a Facebook aficionado, you should check out Ornation Creation.
Ben gave us the above cat template, which I printed out on cardstock and started tangling.
Next time I will use watercolor paper, I wasn't convinced I could actually 
pull this off this time. Hahahaha!
 Ben also has a Facebook page called where he features his own work.
He is really incredible! Worth taking a look.
I promise!
I just kept filling in tangles. 
The idea I went with was the oriental lucky cat -
typically done in either gold or white with touches of red.
I kept the tangles simple.
The gold was a metallic Pitt Artist Pen,
the reds were a combination of PrismaColor pencil and Uniball Signo pen.
Shading made all the difference.
It usually does. 
And there you go.
My first Ben Kwok template tangled and framed
in a dark red, wooden 8" x 10" frame.
Now to decide what to work on next. 
He has 94 templates posted on the group page,
so there's plenty to pick from!

The Creator's Leaf


  1. He's rather splendid so I reckon you did pull it off. I've contemplated an image as opposed to abstract but got floored by how to choose tangles to fit. I shall have to ponder this a little. I love what you did with Diva Dance which looks to me like Rock 'n' Roll (just checked & it is) & doesn't Cruffle work well like that?
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Love, love, love how this turned out. Great job, Alice.....Linda E.


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