Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A Square Challenge for Chocolate Baroque

May's Challenge (Number 14) for the Chocolate Baroque Zentangle Group is to create a tile or ZIA based upon a square string of our choice.

I couldn't resist working on a ZIA using the techniques I've been learning during the MCC Time to Tangle with Colours course. I decided to use warm colours this time & to work on watercolour paper (Daler-Rowney Langton 300gsm Hot Pressed Extra Smooth) as opposed to the Canson XL Series Mix Media 98lb/160g paper. The Tombow inks move well (but differently) with water on  either paper though they do seem extra 'bright' somehow on the watercolour paper. I also discovered that using a conventional Sable brush as opposed to a synthetic water reservoir brush helps to eliminate any hard lines & moves the colour about more effectively.

Again I have used my Black Page Album Moleskine for mounting the squares.

tangles: Hollibaugh, Knightsbridge, Nekton, Nzepple, Quandary, Tripoli, W2
Tombow Markers outline watercolour blending, indirect Blender Pen & direct to paper colouring 


Aquarius said...

A wonderful selection of squares and the colour choices are brilliant and show up so well against the black.

brenda said...

A superb array of tangling and colours Paula, you really have mastered the technique so very well.

It's impossible to choose a favourite here but I am rather drawn to the chocolate coloured diamonds and the graduation of pink coming from the outside.

B x

jackiescrafts said...

Wow I love your square tangles Paula the colours are so vibrant too and the black really makes them pop

Jackie x

Sally H said...

Love them all Paula! Couldn't choose a favourite as they are all gorgeous!

GinaA said...

Cushions of gorgeousness with wonderful weaving's, a truly super selection Paula. Off to check out the challenge at CB.