Friday, April 17, 2015
Traced object strings (and tiles!)
This week's Diva Challenge #213 is to use traced objects as your string. Game pieces were suggested among other things. Hmmm, what could I use? Went to my craft room and, (Of Course!) die cuts!! Some were just flat out too elaborate, but I pulled out some extras that were more basic. I seldom throw anything out, never know when you might need it! And these seemed like a nice selection.
This is what the page looked like after tracing two standard Zentangle® tiles and some of the die cuts with a white pencil. I think I used a General's charcoal white.
Sharla Hicks suggestion here. It's a cool technique that I likely wouldn't have thought of on my own. It didn't work fabulous on the thinner black paper (but I think heavier white would be great) but some of that could have been my technique needs practice. I ended up also adding Cretacolor Aqua monolith woodless watercolor pencils and Stabilo CarbOthello pastel pencils. Because of the pastel pencils, I did finish it off with a sealer.
New (old) tangles used: Mesa, Musekick and Whelk. You'll also find: Meer, Paradox, Chard, Athitzi, Spokes, Static, 'Nzeppel, Isochor and Yincut.