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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Win an 8x10 laser print of #Zentangle Art

Long Village Art is having a contest.  One lucky winner will acquire an 8x10 laser print of one of her fantastic zentangle artworks.

http://longvillagelettering.blogspot.com/2011/06/contest.html

Link to tangle variation Starred Tripoli

Ledenzer, aka LeeAnn, has posted steps to a variation on Tripoli.

Link to tangle pattern Teeny

I'm honored to present the link to Moon Attic's tangle pattern 'Teeny'.   She has dedicated it to me, and I can't tell you how honored I feel.  *blushes*  

Being able to share my work and passions with others is the most incredible experience.  It is amplified to the nth degree, when I realize other people have taken inspiration and done the most fantastic things with that inspiration.

I must go do something humble, now, lest the attention goes to my head (but I'm still going to feel as though I'm walking on air!).

Link to tangle pattern Diagonals & video for Barbed Wire

SuzanneMcNeill has posted steps to her pattern Diagonals, plus a link to a video that shows her process of creating new tangle patterns.

A Sad Tale of Watercolor Pencils & Frisket

Woe!!!  I decided to combine experiments.  Always a sure recipe for disaster.
I'd bought some Derwent Metallic Watercolor pencils (I'll be talking about them more in a few days), and some liquid frisket, intending to create some fabulous works with masking effects and shimmering color.  Here's your clue for anticipation:  I didn't read the warning about frisket and wet paper.
I grabbed my moleskine journal and cleverly drizzled the frisket here and there.  I let the frisket dry completely--I'm no fool!  Then I laid down some beautiful squirkles of metallic color, and transformed it into a wash using my hand--a sophisticated adult version of finger painting.
At this point, I eagerly began to peel away the frisket.
You've been anticipating this haven't you?  Peeling the frisket away from wet paper results in shredded paper.  Shredded!  
Oh, I did manage to keep from tearing completely through the paper, but it's mighty thin in some places, lol!  So, I did one of my trademark saves.  The shredded areas had sort of mixed media look (shredded is a media, isn't it?), so I-carefully-added more color with the metallic pencils, and then tangled with my Pentel Pocket brush pen.  I'm not displeased.
For some reason this kind of background always makes me want to doodle people.  Can you find the indignant woman, the emo teen-ager, and the guy, who's obviously been eating  berry pie?

Review of Letraset Aqua Markers

 Jenny Barnett Rohrs 

Link to tangle pattern Lezy

CZT Sue Jacobs has posted steps to her tangle pattern Lezy.

http://suejacobs.blogspot.com/2011/06/lezy-tangle-pattern.html

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Link to tangle pattern INSYDOUT

Mary Masi has posted steps to a new tangle pattern Insydout.




http://fb.me/YbV92KiU

Color pencil Drawing of My brother's Dog, Ma

I almost didn't post this.  I don't like it.

It's an example of why I don't care to do representational art these days.  My brother's dog died last year, and I've been trying off and on since then to do a drawing of her.  His family like a Gaughin sort of style, so I was attempting to come up with something very faithful to the dog, that captured the flavor of a Gaughin.

I don't like what I came up with, but I think they will, so I'm going to stop at this one.  Sometimes you just have to stop with what you've got, lol!

It was done with Lyra Rembrandt colored pencils on Strathmore colored art paper (a medium green color). 

Tutorial for doing the Tripoli tangle pattern

CZT Suzanne Wilka has posted some helpful instructions for those having difficulty with the new Tripoli tangle patterns.

I admit that I've struggled a bit with the pattern myself. I haven't had the chance to sit down and try Suzanne's instructions, but I will be doing so soon.  Thank you, Suzanne!

5 Tips for Using Letraset Tria Markers

Letraset Tria Markers are the next step up from Letraset Promarkers.  They're refillable, and have 3 tips.  I haven't tried them yet myself (though I will one day).  I suspect that the tips given in this article would work for Promarkers, as well.

http://letrasetblog.com/design/5-top-tria-marker-tips-from-geoff-tristram

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Link to tangle pattern Ogen

stART, aka Christina Vandervlist, has posted steps to her tangle pattern Ogen.

http://startartblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/looking-forward-to-vacation.html

Get a Daily Mandala

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You can see past examples of the lovely mandala artwork of Henry Reed or read the backstory of his mandalas or subscribe to receive a daily mandala at his website. http://www.henryreed.com/


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link to tangle pattern Argh!

Moon Attic, aka Janice, has posted steps to her tangle Argh!

Eyes Prompt Tee’s Drawing Tip Sheet

http://www.greenislescrafts.com/2011/06/eyes-prompt-tees-drawing-tip-sheet.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenIslesCrafts+%28Green+Isles+Crafts%29

Cookie Bookie Art & the Grid

Some more S'mores!  I added that word just so I could take advantage of the word play!

I got to thinking that I should take advantage of the lines in my Cookie Bookie notebook and work with patterns that used a grid.   For those that worry about straight lines or just don't like drawing so many lines, this would be fantastic way to work around it.

Letraset Ultrafine Tip-Review from Perfectly4med

Perfectly4med, aka Neil Burley, has written a review on the new Ultrafine Promarker tips from Letraset.

http://perfectly4med.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/letraset-ultrafine-tip-for-promarker-review/

Great giveaway-Prismacolor Markers, Moleskine and more!

Erin Koetz Olson is having a giveaway to celebrate the one month anniversary of her blog!  Five winners will get a fabulous prize. She's giving away a set of Prismacolor markers, a Moleskine journal, Vintage Glass buttons, Glass Beads and Hero Art Stamps.

http://erinkoetzolson.blogspot.com/2011/06/lets-celebrate.html

Monday, June 27, 2011

Laura Harms' Weekly Challenge #28: "Trip to Tripoli"

Laura Harms' Weekly Challenge #28: "Trip to Tripoli".

http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/2011/06/weekly-challenge-28.html

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Link to pattern Crimpster

Paint Chip, aka Cindy Angiel, has posted steps & video to her pattern Crimpster.

http://rainbowelephant.com/crimster-pattern-share/

Daycraft Cookie Bookie Bleedthrumanade-The S'Mores Factory

Got lemons?  Make Lemonade.  Got Marker Bleedthru?  Make Bleedthrumanade.

Letraset Promarkers; Pentel Pocket Brush Pen; Pentel White Sunburst Gel Pen.

I used more subtle marker colors this time, and they almost disappeared!  I'll have to remember to go bright with my Cookie bookie pages.

Official Zentangle Newsletter is out. Includes new pattern Tripoli

News from Zentangle http://bit.ly/mP6i97

Link to tangle pattern Ladybug Border

Ledenzer, aka LeeAnn, has posted steps to her tangle pattern Ladybug Border.

Creating tangle patterns from the letters of the Alphabet

Rhapsody, aka Simone, has posted steps to creating patterns with the letters of the alphabet.  Examples are shown for S, W, O, Y, AW, RK, HB.  The text is in German, but you can easily follow the instructions even if you can't read the post.

 http://bit.ly/mNbG2h

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Daycraft Cookie Bookie Bleedthrumanade

So.
I ran the risk of trying to draw whilst a 2 yr old and a 5 yr old sat beside me.  Of course, they insisted on helping, and this is their page (I was instructed to draw on the page while they drew, so the hand and pencil are mine).  I dressed up the result by doing bleedthrumanade with my Letraset Promarkers.
The Promarkers are transparent color, so I was able to keep the essence of the children's drawing while adding a touch of sophistication (oooh. Doesn't that sound elegant?)  Then I had a great time later, when the children had gone home, playing with the bleedthrumanade.
We three made a good team, I think!

Bleedthrumanade for the last Saturday in June

Got lemons, make lemonade. Got marker bleed-thru, make bleedthrumanade.

My Ingredients: Letraset Promarkers; Letraset Fineliner 0.5; Faber-Castell Big Brush; White Pentel Sunburst Gel Pen; Micron Pigma .005; Paperblanks journal.

But you can use any ingredients you have on hand. You just need markers or pens, and paper, that will leave color on the back of the page when you apply it to the front.

Sorry, I wasn't able to get to a scanner to scan the 'before' tangle color, and for some reason the white gel pen is barely showing up in this scan.  It isn't my usual scanner and I didn't feel free to adjust the settings, so it is probably some thing to do with that.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Link to tangle pattern Cupid's Border

Moon Attic, aka Janice, has posted steps to her tangle pattern, Cupid's Border.

http://bit.ly/iF1mq8

Daycraft Cookie Bookie Notebook Review & Artwork #zentangle

I won this cool Daycraft Cookie Bookie Notebook from Erin at La Plume Etoile.  There are a few great reviews already out there, so I had to think of what I could bring to your attention that was different.  Well...I draw.  I tangle and doodle and just because this notebook is lined, that doesn't mean it won't work for art!  

First-the description and some links to other fantastic reviews of Daycraft journals, planners, and notebooks.  This product isn't widely available in the US, and we need to change that, so start hounding your local suppliers!
The Daycraft site description
Check out these reviews

Description:Cheese cracker

Dimension:w125mm x h125mm
4.75" x 4.75"

No. of Page:144 pages

Cover Material: Fine Italian PU

Color: Brown/orange
Content: 6.5mm lined orange color paper
Special Note: Sandwich biscuit style exterior
I do have family visiting, so I've had to do my artwork a little here, and a little there, and the Cookie Bookie worked perfectly for this.  It made for a great conversation piece, as an item that child and adults alike fell in love with.  I had to give up one page for the kids to scribble on (*sigh*).  Not sure if I'll keep that page or 'save' it later.  The Micron I'd brought turned out to be low in ink, so I grabbed up one of the Pentel Energel that I have next to the computer.

The paper in the Cookie Bookie is a rich pumpkin orange that is perfect for both dark and light ink so besides the Energel, I used a  Pentel Sunburst white gel pen to draw my artwork, using my Rotring Rapidograph .18 for the fine line shading. The tangle names you see were written up using my Pilot Varsity disposable Fountain pens.

I love drawing on the paper.  The pens glide across it, and there was no feathering with either the Energel or the Rotring.   I'm a leftie, so I was concerned a bit that I'd have smearing or skipping caused by the oils in my hand, but neither occurred.  The orange provided a dramatic background, and the lines just faded away.  There was a little curl in the paper when I finished, but I think it will smooth out after the journal has been closed a while.  I even used a little watercolor on one page (not shown here), and there was very little buckling.  I'll be playing around with that some more, later.

I love this notebook.  I want more of them.  I saw a sketchbook at the DayCraft site that has me drooling (I drool a lot, by the way, lol).  Some of the links above have information concerning where they can be found, but if you know of any other place, please communicate.  We all want to know!

Meanwhile, check out my blog as time goes on.  You'll be seeing lots of Cookie Bookie artwork!








Geneviève Crabe's Weekly Roundup


Geneviève Crabe's Weekly Roundup of zentangle patterns, tutorials and reviews.

http://bit.ly/itR8R8

Win a handmade journal full of zentangle patterns from Perfectly4med #zentangle

Perfectly4med, aka Neil Burley, is having a Unique Giveaway – a handmade journal containing all his tangle patterns!  
When you get to his page, and want to join, click on HOME 
 
to get to the SIGN UP button. (The one you see here doesn't work, lol!)

http://bit.ly/jpcAjo

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Link to tangle pattern Bloss 1

Moon Attic, aka Janice, has posted steps to her pattern Bloss 1.

http://moonattic.blogspot.com/2011/06/happy-happy-summertime.html

Exploring Notan

Marguerite Meara posted a link to a tutorial on using Notan, a Japanese concept of using light and dark in your work.  Good stuff.

By the way, I've been having a lot of trouble with links not working lately, so I'm starting to add the URL itself (when I remember, anyway!).  If links don't work in a post, you can use it to cut & paste to get where you need to go.

http://www.explore-oil-pastels-with-robert-sloan.com/notan.html

Tips from Sakura on using their Micron pens

Linda Farmer has posted some excellent information about Micron pens http://tanglepatterns.com/2011/06/tips-from-sakura-on-using-their-micron-pens.html

Hmmm. Inquiring minds want to know

A little over a month ago, I bought my husband a Foo dog statue off Ebay, as an early birthday present for my husband.  The seller indicated that the Foo dog represented prosperity and financial fortune.

I won my first contest the day that the statue arrived.  I've won a total of 10 contests since then.

Coincidence?  Probably, but I'm keeping the Foo Dog around (and he gets petted everyday, lol!)

Margaret Bremner does a step by step

Margaret Bremener does a step by step of her work, Ten Tangled Houses, at Enthusiastic Artist:  http://bit.ly/jcp4Vx

NEW ProMarker Ultra Fine Nib

NEW ProMarker Ultra Fine Nib | Letraset Blog - Creative Opportunities http://bit.ly/iJzK60

Links to pattern Cariv, Saltire, and Hardy

TsRapp, aka Tammi Rapp, has posted steps to her patterns Cariv, Saltire, and Hardy.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bleedthrumanade for the third Monday in June

Got lemons, make lemonade.  Got marker bleedthru, make bleedthrumanade.

I used Letraset Promarkers, Letraset Fineliner, Faber-Castell Big Brush, Pentel White Gel Pen all heaped together in a beautiful Paperblanks journal.

Link to tangle pattern O'Bob

Moon Attic, aka Janice, has posted steps to her tangle O'Bob.  (Love that title!)

Letraset article on Zentangle® has been posted!

Letraset has posted an article about using Promarkers for coloring  Zentangle®, featuring some my artwork.  *blushes*

They'd love to see any zentangles you created using Promarkers and are asking for links, if you've created any.  Let's show Letraset what we zentanglers can do!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Links to tangle patterns Bracelet and Stash

Sorry to post these together, but family is arriving and I'm limited in time.  So--

Country15, aka  Marie-Noelle Gelas & Eric Cochini, have posted steps to Bracelet.

Moon Attic, aka Janice, has posted steps to Stash.

Enjoy!

I'll try to get new tangles posted while my family is visiting, but it is probably all I will post during that time.  Hope we don't miss anyway stellar while I'm hobnobbing with the pack, lol!

Link to tangle pattern CB5

Perfectly4med, aka Neil Burley, has posted steps to his tangle pattern CB5.

The Art of Negative Space: Illustrations employing negative space by Tang Yau Hoong #followart

MT @CheapJoe's: The Art of Negative Space: Illustrations employing negative space by Tang Yau Hoong #followart http://bre.ad/02cqtw

Tutorial on drawing the nose at Doodletuts

New tutorial: Part 3 Anatomy of the body: Nose  #doodletuts

Link to review of Letraset Promarkers

Craft Critique has posted a review of Letraset Promarkers.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Link to tangle pattern Diamond Drops

MoonAttic has posted steps to her latest pattern Diamond Drops.

Tips for using white Gel pen

I get a lot of questions about white gel pens and the problems people have with them.  They are a problematic tool, but I've done pretty well with them, so I'll pass a few of my observations.

The ink collects on the nib and dries, impeding the ink flow.  Every few minutes, wipe off the tip. If you see or feel hardened ink chip it off (I just use a fingernail).

Draw slowly.  The ink is thick and doesn't flow quickly.  You'll get a more even line if you draw sloooowly.

The pens don't last very long, but the ink will dry on the sides of the pen too, so if you've used one quite a bit, it may be out of ink even though it doesn't look like it.

Sometimes you may have to go over an area more than once to get the white you want.  Despite the fact that the ink dries so easily on the pen itself, it takes a while to dry completely on the page.  If your ink just seems to smear or get dirty when you are trying to add more white then it hasn't dried, and you are just pushing it around.  Wait longer and come back (I often wait up to 1/2 hour--it depends on your paper).

To get a graduated look, I draw a few lines with the gel pen, then smear with a finger, immediately.  The white disappears, but it lightens the area. Then I add more white exactly where I want the highlight.  (I haven't had luck using a paper stump--it just picks up the ink).

To get an 'embossed' sort of look draw your tangle with black pen, then use the gel pen to draw a line right next to the black line.  Sometimes I only do this on one side and either the top or bottom.  Sometimes I do it all around--you get a slightly different look.

It seems obvious, but I'll say it anyway--the darker the color beneath, the better the white gel looks.

All said, Gel pens skip no matter what you do, and sometimes you just have to be patient.  Some people swear by one kind over the other, but I've had mixed experiences with all of them.  I think the type of paper you are using makes the most difference.  They aren't too expensive, and I do love the effect they give, so I put up with skips.

Link to tangle pattern Etoile du matin

Country15, aka Marie-Noelle Gelas & Eric Cochini, have posted steps to their new pattern Etoile du matin

More on Paper Towel printing

Paper Towel Printing – Distress Inks | perfectly4med: Artist at work.

Link to tangle pattern Dickies

perfectly4med, aka Neil Burley, has posted steps to his new tangle pattern Dickies .

Bleedthrumanade for the third Thursday in June

Got lemons? Make lemonade. Got marker bleed-thru? Make Bleedthrumanade.
I use Letraset Promarkers and Fineliners. Faber-Castell Big Brush; Pentel White Sunburst Gel Pen and a Paperblanks journal.
For the zentangle wording, I experimented with using Lyra Rembrandt color pencils to get a light on dark look. I was surprised at how well the pencils performed on the smooth, glossy paper in my journal.

Paper Towel Printing – for art journals and backgrounds | perfectly4med: Artist at work

Paper Towel Printing – for art journals and backgrounds | perfectly4med: Artist at work 

Downloadable Moleskine ® PDFs

Download the M.Use Box,  - a downloadable Moleskine ®  PDF with a box pattern you can cut out and assemble. Requires signing up for a free membership with Moleskine (if you haven't already). There are many other downloadable PDF at this site--templates from their Cat,Dog, New Passions and City Walks journals as well as Event and Holiday decorations.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Link to tangle pattern, Oranges & Lemons

Perfectly4med, aka Neil Burley, has posted steps to a new tangle pattern, Oranges & Lemons.

4 Essential #ProMarker Tips Before You Start Colouring

 Letraset Ltd 

Genevieve Crabe makes front page in newspaper article about Zentangle.

Genevieve Crabe made the front page in this newspaper article about Zentangle.

Win a luxury set of 525 Sennelier pastels !

Win a luxury set of 525 Sennelier pastels !

Link to tangle pattern Pillows & a video of new tangles from CZTs

Suzanne McNeil has posted steps to her tangle pattern Pillows, as well as a link to a video showing tangles created at a CZT retreat.

Link to tangle pattern Pillows and video of other tangles

Suzanne McNeil has posted steps to her tangle pattern Pillows, as well as a link to a video showing tangles created at a CZT retreat.

Giveaway going for Banditapple Carnet Notebooks

Julie O'kami has a giveaway going for some Banditapple Carnet Notebooks

Bleedthrumanade for the third Wednesday in June

Got lemons, make lemonade.  Got marker bleed-thru, make bleedthrumanade.
My Ingredients: Letraset Promarkers; Letraset Fineliner 0.5; Faber-Castell Big Brush; White Pentel Sunburst Gel Pen; Micron Pigma .005; Paperblanks  journal.
(Feel free to use any ingredients you have on hand.  You just need markers or pens, and paper, that will leave color on the back of the page when you apply it to the front).

This is also my attempt at the Weekly Challenge #26: String Theory III-Spiral.

You may be wondering about those bubbles, since I did them a little differently than usual.  The ribbony effect of the color made me think of the tangle pattern NIPA.  I hadn't intended to make it the only tangle, but when I started my circles I realized that the ribbony strips made such a strong background, that I could create a bubble effect with the white gel pen.  I added the ink in a few lines that started just off-center, curving slightly and going toward the outline of the bubble. I smeared them immediately.   Then I rotated the page a bit, and added more lines, smeared the ink, and rotated.  I did this until the bubble was complete.  I  went on to add the Nipa lines on the rest of the page, and do the shading.  Then I went back to the bubbles and added more white ink to create the highlight.

This method would only work on a darker, and highly colored background.

Link to tangle pattern Kilroy and some Molossus-Inspired Bleedthrumanades!

MoonAttic, aka Janice, has posted her new tangle Kilroy and some Molossus-Inspired Bleedthrumanades!   
You can also see the tangles, Bark and Pekenitch, if you had any trouble with yesterday's link.

Video Tutorial - Zest It Pencil Blend with Colour.

Jane Monk Studio - Teaching the Art of Zentangle®: Video Tutorial - Zest It Pencil Blend with Colour.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Link to tangle pattern Flormeoba

Cherokee410, ajka Diane, has posted steps to her tangle pattern Flormeoba.

Link to tangle patterns Bark & Pekinitch.

Moon Attic has posted steps to her tangle patterns Bark & Pekinitch.

Craft Project: Creating Your Own Travel Journal.

Jenny, Crash Test Dummies, has posted a Craft Project: Creating Your Own Travel Journal.

Link to tangle pattern Raffia

Perfectly4med, aka Neil Burley, has posted steps to his new tangle pattern Raffia.

Video tutorial for handmade journal

Teesha Moore has a 2 part video showing how to make a simple but cool journal.

Bleedthrumanade for the second Tuesday in June

Got lemons, make lemonade.  Got marker bleed-thru, make bleedthrumanade.
My Ingredients: Letraset Promarkers; Letraset Fineliner 0.5; Faber-Castell Big Brush; White Pentel Sunburst Gel Pen; Micron Pigma .005; Paperblanks Antique Map journal.

Feel free to use any ingredients you have on hand.  You just need markers or pens, and paper, that will leave color on the back of the page when you apply it to the front.

I used a blue Faber-Castell Big Brush for the shading on these two.



Monday, June 13, 2011

Google Chrome-I don't have the blogger comment problems

I've been using Google Chrome for a couple of weeks, and I've discovered that I can comment on my blogs and on those of others without any problem.  When I go back to Internet Explorer, it's still hit or miss.  Mostly miss.

More tips & technique with Markers & Blenders

Craft Test Dummy has a couple of alcohol marker reviews, with tips & techniques - one with Prismacolors and one with Promarkers.  I love these kind of reviews.  You always come away having learned something you didn't know.  At least, I do, lol!

Question about converting JPGs to PDFs

I'd like to be able to convert JPGs to PDFs, but not enough to buy a product to do it.  (I'm not sure how much I would use this, so I want to try before or I buy).  I know there are places online that allow you to do this, but I worry that I might be including some unwanted cookies or viruses that way.

Is there a good, safe, free converter out there that doesn't leave a watermark?

Link to tangle pattern Fleurs de Lyon

Country15, aka Marie-Noelle Gelas & Eric Cochini, has posted step to a new tangle pattern, Fleurs de Lyon. Or the title may be Tètè de Lyon.

Two sites with Copics and Promarker review, tips & techniques

A Cherry On Top has information about the different kinds of Copic markers, as well as tips and techniques for using them.  Scroll down to get to the tips and techniques.

I also found a review on Letraset Promarkers  with great photos and videos.

Natural dying with flowers & leaves

TEXPERIMENT: Naturally natural - an experiment in natural dying with flowers and leaves.

Link to tangle pattern Inverse Square Law.

Perfectly4med, aka Neil Burley, has posted steps to a new tangle pattern, Inverse Square Law.

Over-the-top strings

Enthusiastic Artist: Margaret Bremner has posted about the site Knotplot, and shows some possible string fanciness with Over-the-top strings

Weekly Challenge #26 - "String Theory v.III - Spiral Out, Keep Going"

Laura Harms' Weekly Challenge #26 - "String Theory v.III - Spiral Out, Keep Going".

Hints, Tips & Techniques in Water Colour from Winsor & Newton

Bleedthrumanade for the second Monday in June

Got lemons, make lemonade.  Got marker bleed-thru, make bleedthrumanade.
My Ingredients: Letraset Promarkers; Letraset Fineliner 0.5; Faber-Castell Big Brush; White Pentel Sunburst Gel Pen; Micron Pigma .005; Paperblanks Antique Map journal.

Feel free to use any ingredients you have on hand.  You just need markers or pens, and paper, that will leave color on the back of the page when you apply it to the front.

When you use darker colors, the intensity on the front and back are often the same, so you'll need to use your ingenuity to find ways to change them.  Or just go with the flow, and let that part of the drawing be the same on both front and back.

I wanted some difference so I used the Pentel White gel pen to draw a different sort of texture on the dark blue, and used the bold-lined Faber-Castell Big Brush to break the blue into smaller sections.  I ignored the color sections on the front and used a striped string for the areas behind the blue.  On the back, I followed the color faithfully to create my string.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Link to tangle pattern Brayd

Shelly Beauch has posted steps to a new Tangle - Brayd.

How to Use Watercolor Crayons Video

How to Use Watercolor Crayons Video – 5min.com

FPNOkami's Pen and Paper Daily is out! 6/12/11

FPNOkami's Pen and Paper Daily is out! 

Link to tangle pattern Zardoz #zentangle

Cherokee410, aka Diane, has posted steps to her tangle pattern Zardoz.

My tangle pattern-Fatzkatz

I remember doing this as a request, though I can't remember who asked for it.  I still haven't been able to find Jubere (though I found some others that I think I never posted).  I'm starting to get a tickle of memory and I think that I changed Jubere's name and posted it as something else.  I'll continue to look, though.

Bleedthrumanade for the second Sunday in June

Where does the month go?
Got lemons, make lemonade.  Got marker bleed-thru, make bleedthrumanade.
My Ingredients: Letraset Promarkers; Letraset Fineliner 0.5; Faber-Castell Big Brush; White Pentel Sunburst Gel Pen; Micron Pigma .005; Paperblanks Antique Map journal.
Feel free to use any ingredients you have on hand.  You just need markers or pens, and paper, that will leave color on the back of the page when you apply it to the front.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My tangle patterns Nootka and Tubidect

A few of my patterns are hard to find--a couple that even I can't find anymore.  Moon Attic asked me about Fatzkat, Jubere, Nootka, and Tubidect.  I know that all of these were originally posted with other patterns.  I was able to find Nootka and Tubidect.  Fatzkatz, I remember (though I can't remember the exact steps), and Jubere I can't remember for sure.  I'll look around and see if I can find my hand drawings.



My tangle pattern Zanholli

This pattern reminds me muchly of a cross between the official tangles Zander and Hollibaugh.  Hence, the name Zanholli.

Twist and loop and overlap those lines to get the most from this one------straight---------twisted & looped