Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Sun for Jo

Sun for Jo!


Jo's on a cruise and threw us the challenge to make a Sun Piece to commemorate her journey.

For the background I used distress inks. I use a makeup sponge to apply it and get this look.

distress background
distress background

Next came the line art. Used a Copic Micron 1.0 and .1



Finally the finished product!!

Zentangle sun with distress ink background
Zentangle sun with distress ink background

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Jo's Underwater Challenge

Jo's Underwater Challenge


Jo (check out her fb page ZIA tips, tricks and techniques) put out a challenge for an underwater scene.  Which, of course, is a ton of fun!

Here's my efforts at the challenge.  I used the WRONG kind of paper.  After using distress inks on the background, I used my lovely copic microns to draw the base. No problems there. But then when I attempted to add colour with my prismacolor pencils, the paper tore as I tried to add the colour. :( 

I repaired as I could and trudged on. 

Distress Ink Background


Line Art



Under the sea zentangle Zia Finished
Under the sea zentangle Zia Finished

Friday, 19 January 2018

Tangled bowls

Tangled Bowls


It's long after christmas so this is a little late, but these are some of the bowls I made as gifts. Click HERE for my tips and tricks on working with porcelain/ceramics.

Zentangle bowl
Zentangle bowl

Zentangle bowl
Zentangle bowl




Zentangle bowl
Zentangle bowl


all wrapped up!
After the drawing and cooking is done on the pots, I make my yummy "christmas crack", caramelized soda crackers with chocolate chips on top and add them into the bowls then wrap them with cellophane.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

2nd Attempt at Roids

2nd Attempt at Roids



This is my 2nd attempt at roids. Still playing with the tombows for that colour pop! 



Roids zentangle
Roids zentangle


Kinds posted these backwards, but here's the shading before the colour

Roids zentangle


And here is the line art before shading




Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Roids first attempt

Roids first attempt


This is my first attempt at the Roids Pattern By Lizzie Mayne. Something about it caught my eye and made me wanna play with it. 

I've been working on more tiles since this first one, and it's a whole lotta fun!

I used copic greys, microns, and tombow markers on this one.

Here's the stages:

Roids Zentangle
Roids Zentangle line work
Roids Zentangle
Roids zentangle shaded
Roids Zentangle
Roids zentangle with colour
Roids Zentangle
Roids zentangle finished 

Stay tunes for more Roids pieces!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Back from MIA with Scallamp


Back from MIA with Scallamp


I’ve been a little MIA lately – I started on a larger piece, and as Eni Oken has said many times, it’s good to work on smaller pieces because of that quick-to-have sense of accomplishment.  She was so right.  I’ve been waiting on the markers I need to finish the big piece, and haven’t been tangling much since.  I finally realized a few days ago that it was time to put the large piece aside, and get some tiles done – play around with some patterns, get back to the things I love.

 

So I went through the tanglepatterns.com site and flipped through the top bar til I found a tangle that inspired me.  I found Sara Uram’s pattern Scallamp and thought, YES! This is for me! 

 

So here it is, my first tile in a long while. I did many that first night as a warm up, played with some distressed backgrounds too – I’ll include the second tile as well.

 

Stay tuned for the larger piece… it’ll get finished… someday…



Monday, 6 March 2017

Rope string with Yew Dee

Rope string with Yew Dee





 
The Zen n Zia facebook group posted this very cool Rope String at the same time as Eni Oken’s Shading Zentangle group posted the Yew Dee tangle challenge. So I put the two together and voila!
 
I love this rope string! I know it’s supposed to be rope, but it reminds me of a gnarled tree, and I may just be using this string for trees in the very near future.

You can find the rope string step out here
The Yew Dee step out is here
 
Here is my line art


 
And here is my finished piece