Tangles, Step-Outs, Watercolors & All Things Artsy
Friday, January 18, 2013
Hotpots-new tangle pattern
I've had this tangle for a little while and not posted it because--well. It does look like a lot of little pots, but it also, kind of, looks like little toilets. *sigh*
But it doesn't so much when you use it, especially if you turn it on it's side, so I decided to go ahead and post it.
For my examples I tried out something new. Well, not so new, but used a bit differently. In crafting, tags and cards are often distressed by inking up foam pads with color from stamping inkpads. I love the glow and antiqued colors that you get this way, and thought--why not do this for a background?
So I did. With a foam pad, I rubbed color from Tim Holtz Distress inkpads--Old Paper, Shabby Shutters, and Vintage Photo--on a page in my Rhodia DotWebbie. I used the same colors in Distress markers to do the line work and shadows (plus the marker Tumbled Glass).
Seashells Washed Ashore
I used the same colors here, but added some Spiced Marigold. Because my Black Soot Distress marker is out of ink, I used a Micron pigma for the darkest lines. I highlighted some areas with a gold gel pen.