Friday, December 4, 2015

ZIA afforestation

"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another." Chris Maser

Dilip Patel, CZT 09, posed this week's guest Diva Challenge suggesting Zentangle has the potential to positively impact society. So as world leaders in Paris deliberate action plans to combat climate change, he enticed us to work on some Zentangle afforestation in addition to other socially responsible measures.

Check out some awesome trees at the Diva's challenge #246.

Here is how mine evolved: I started with a piece of Fabriano Studio watercolor hot press (hot press tends to work better with stamping) which was 140 lbs.
Stampscapes rubber stamp with Ranger Distress Ink
I used a rubber stamp by Stampscapes to stamp an image of a tree branch using Ranger Distress Ink. (I used Tea Dye and Iced Spruce colors.) Then I started tangling. I used a Sepia Sakura micron to tangle the bark with Sayantika Ray's pattern Organic. Then my Skwim/Flux with a green micron. I added Cretacolor watercolor pencils and tried to activate both the pencils and the distress ink with water. In the end I had lost some of the distinct lines and drew back over the "foliage" with green and blue microns. I did some additional shading with pencil (Cretacolor monolith) then mounted it on standard A2 sized cardstock.
Adding tangles
And more color
Enjoy your week!