For this month's round I decided to recreate a little book I'd done for a friend's child, using my stamps, Zentangle®-Inspired patterns and bad poetry. Some stamp pad inks do go through on Rhodia paper (which is strange, because even fountain pen ink doesn't!) and we're in the middle of our journals, so the curve of the paper made stamping more difficult. Normally, I work with this rather than avoid it, but I had something specific in mind this time. So I stamped my images on a Rhodia 'R' pad, colored them with Verithin colored pencil, and cut them out. I used Miracle tape to adhere the cut-outs to the dotWebbie pages.
I used various pens to color the backgrounds and draw the patterns. Where I used specific tangle patterns I identify them, but a lot of them were patterns I'm working on or that just came to mind, and I'm not sure which ones they are. (The steps to my new tangle pattern Background #6 are at the bottom of the post.
Hope you enjoy my little children's book!
Rhodia DotWebbie journal
Rhodia 'R' Pad
Ranger Archival Ink pad-black
Prismacolor Verithin Color Pencils-Process Red, Peacock Blue, Canary Yellow, Apple Green, Parma Violet, Deco Pink, Ultramarine, Dark Brown, Orange Warm Grey, Poppy Red, Light Peach
Tim Holtz Distress Markers-Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass
Faber-Castell Big Brush pens-Cold Grey III, Sanquine, Medium Flesh, Sky Blue, Dark Sepia
Micron Pigma pens black.02,.03, .08, Sepia .03, .08
American Craft Precision Pen .03, .08
Pentel White Sunburst gel pen
Viva Las Vegastamps! Stamps identified with each page
Info for the page at top of post: Translation: "I see like me, You both have a top hat. Don't think that makes you big dog! 'I' am still Top Cat!'
Stamps Used: Dog Head In Steampunk Crown -18664, Dog Head In Steampunk TopHat-18665, Steampunk Cat -17720. Background done with Big Brush pens. Linework done with Microns & Pentel Sunburst.
Tangle patterns: Striping
Stamps Used: Steampunk Gear Chick-18439, Steampunk Chick-18438, Steampunk Fish-18447, TeaCup O' Mice-10769, Steampunk Elephant-15984. Background and linework done with Tim Holtz Distress markers. Tangle patterns: Koolapopper, Pipkins, Hibred.
Stamps Used: Lady With Mirror-18132, Horseless Carriage Rescue-18158.
Background and linework done with Tim Holtz Distress markers. Tangle patterns: Crescent Moon variations. Lots of in progress tangles.
Translation: "When the Ferris Wheel goes round, Those who are up do down. Those below roll to the top, And round they go 'til the Ferris Wheel stops." "The balloon is in the sky. The flowers are on the ground. Do you think the flowers will fly up, When the balloon comes down?"