Friday, 19 October 2012

MCC All About Zentangle - Wk 3 More Colour

Links: MCC (My Creative Classroom), Marie Browning

I was pondering over my unsuccessful hunt for a stamp with a large open flower image when I remembered my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I found that the largest flower is the perfect size for a Zentangle tile so I've die-cut myself a cardboard template to draw round. It's proved perfect for the rest of my colouring exercises.

Tombow Markers Direct to Paper Watercolouring
tangles: Jetties, Trentwith, Vernazz, W2
complimentary colours on Daler-Rowney Langton 300gsm Hot Pressed Extra Smooth watercolour paper
Sakura Stardust gel pen used for petals & flower-centre outlines plus flower-centre accents

Tombow Glue Pen Resist
tangles: Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Knightsbridge, Tipple
monochromo colours on Daler-Rowney Langton 300gsm Hot Pressed Extra Smooth watercolour paper
Tombow Markers direct to paper watercolouring & Sakura Stardust gel pen for outlines

Black Cardstock
tangle: Tripoli
tangled using Sakura Moonlight gel pens 

Coloured Pens & Coloured Pencils
tangle: Nzepple
monotangle on Daler-Rowney
 Langton 300gsm Hot Pressed Extra Smooth watercolour paper
coloured Pigma Micron tangles, Sakura Stardust gel pen outlines & Faber-Castell Polychromos shading

As I said (in my previous post) colour introduces a very different aspect into tangling & it's certainly one that I wish to explore further. I'm quite drawn to the idea of monochrome tiles like my final one where shading is carried out using a coloured pencil & a dry paper stump - in fact this is also my tile for the current Chocolate Baroque Zentangle Group's Monotangle challenge


Aquarius said...

Using that die to draw a flower was a brilliant idea and one I must try to remember. That was a good course was it not with plenty of learning involved.

Miranda said...

Hi Paula, indeed a great and clever idea to use the die for this! Great coloured tangles, especially the first one with the bright and vibrant colours!When I see those tangles my fingers are itching but have to be patient, maybe with new coming stamps......warm greet Miranda

jackiescrafts said...

What a great idea to make a stencil for your coloured tangles. They are all lovely I wouldn't like to choose a favourite

Jackie x

Gill said...

Wow Paula, these are awesome. The green is especially spectacular!
Gill x

Cathy A said...

So clever to create a template from a die, the different effects really change the appearance of the flower.

Anonymous said...

Great idea & I love the finished pieces.

GinaA said...

Amazing how each tile looks so different from the others, I would never have guessed that you used the same template. I ended up counting the petals just to make sure. My favourite is the Glue pen resist, which has the green/blue colours with the white gel pen for the tangles. The deep edges separate the tangles but also bring the whole thing together in the defined flower shape.
The black card stock with Tripoli is also fascinating with the centre looking very dimensional while the 'yellow' dots jump out of the page.
I have been away for the weekend again so no time to craft! Won't have time to do anything this week either. Oh well at least I can look at what everyone else has been up to.

xxxtglxxx said...

Something else that you used some great initiative on to get round your problem :) I have that die! :D

I like the 3rd one down the best - might be because of the black background, but my eye rested on that one for ages :)



Deborah Frings said...

wow!! These are wonderful. Love the cool blues and the neon blues too. They all look so different.

Alice said...

so many different looks - i love them all! (but especially that first one :))