Tuesday, 21 May 2013

MCC Time to Tangle with Colours - Wk 4

In the final week of the course Marie showed two different ways of creating white tangles coloured with Tombow Markers. The first uses the Tombow Glue Pen as a resist & the second a white gel pen  on vellum. Of the 3 white pens (Pergamano, Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip K118 & Sakura Gelly Roll) that I tried, I found the Gelly Roll gave the best results when tangling.

Watercolour Blending with Resist
tangles: Trentwith with a mixture of Shattuck & Tagh
Tombow Markers watercolour wash & outline blending over Glue Pen resist
plus indirect Blender Pen colouring on Canson XL Series Mix Media 98lb/160g paper 

Vellum Tangle
tangles: Crescent Moon, Florz, Knightsbridge, Mooka
Tombow Markers direct to vellum colouring,  mounted with
 brads onto textured silver cardstock matted on deep pink cardstock

I struggled rather with the Draw & Blend technique - this is the best one.

Draw & Blend
tangle: Knightsbridge
Tombow Markers direct to paper & watercolour blending on
Daler-Rowney Langton 300gsm Hot Pressed Extra Smooth watercolour paper
mounted onto dark green cardstock


Alice said...

i didn't realize the jellys were part of marie's class - ha! i need to get started back with week 3 - i love your jellyfish - i think this will be a fun lesson :)

Sally H said...

wow, wow, wow! The Mackintosh style rose is my favourite but they are all brilliant!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

All three are beautiful, the second is my favourite. I like the tulip/flower design and how the white pops. Take care, Shirleyx

Aquarius said...

Three more beautiful pieces of 'homework' I can see you get such a lot from these courses. I'd say the tulip is my favourite but difficult choice.

brenda said...

What a feast for the eyes Paula.

Needless to say I love the colour palette. The first has a lovely Celtic feel to it, wonderful how you have achieved that, but I think the second one has to be my favourite today, the intricacy of the flower but most of all the wonderful tangling in the leaves.

B x

GinaA said...

Nice 'Mackintosh' type rose Paula and I like the Shattuck tangle on the leaves, gives them a lovely curl. The patterns on the vellum flower head are brilliant and remind me of fritillary plants while the outline makes the whole image pop. Your man o' war jelly fish is really clever with great tendrils. Some really interesting artwork, thanks for sharing.

jackiescrafts said...

Great tangles Paula I love your jelly fish
Jackie x

Jean Straw said...

These are all great. Although tangling is not for me I really admire the way you have succeeded at it and produced these lovely pieces of work. I think I like the jelly fish best because the colours are so lovely, and I like the tendrils.
Jean x