Saturday, June 30, 2018

A sign of the times

Courant tangle background on a remnant of mat board approximately 20 inches square using paint pens and chalk pencil.

There is some ghosting there as the first pen I tried didn't cover like the paint pens.  
The final result includes die cut letters and tracing around them with paint pens.

The quote is from Jane Austin, Sense and Sensibility.

Showing up and caring about children.  How can we not?

Friday, June 15, 2018

Drawing over inked backgrounds

This is from my stash of magic bits, or art just waiting to happen....Sometimes I start something and don't know where to take it at the moment, so it waits patiently until I do.  I sprayed this with iridescent ink through a metal stencil by American Traditional years ago.  Recently I pulled it out and outlined and tangled over it with a Pigma micron.

The iridescence makes it look so different depending on the angle the light hits.

You can even see some gold overspray here that adds so much (at the time I'm sure I thought it was a mistake).

Tipple frame

I likely found this leaf stencil while pulling out a magic bit for a friend.  Turned out I had two; one to send to my friend and one to play with myself.  This leaf started similarly with ink sprayed over a brass stencil by Dreamweaver.  I tangled with a metallic pen and then added shading with colored pencils.

I love how it turned out with the distress inked frame and spritzed with water.  The frame is a die, Outside In Stitched Rectangle by Lawn Fawn.

Perhaps these older pieces inspired me to try something similar with stamping.  Here I stamped with Distress inks using a triangle from the Altenew set named Trigonometry.  

After drying it, I tangled Maryhill with a metallic Gelly roll. 

I'm not sure what I'll do with this piece yet.  Perhaps it will go into my magic bits box to be completed when I do.  Or perhaps it's when the piece knows:-)

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Monday, June 4, 2018


My June calendar.  I'm using Reticula and Fragments again.  This is Y2.  See how it's the same square, just rotated (and I did vary the size of the triangles and the hatching/shading differs as well).  I used black and gray ink.  I plan to do a touch of journaling in black on top of the gray.
Y2 fragment in grid reticula for BuJo calendar

And I just love this photo of a tree a saw on a walk.  I'm taking the photo pointing up towards the sky viewing this huge tree.  If you look closely, it appears I'm photographing a reflection in the water.  Those leaves radiating outward look like ripples in water to me.  My husband didn't notice until I pointed it out to him.  Do you see the ripples?
photo of tree or water? 
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Friday, June 1, 2018

Combining tangling and dies

Here's a fun little project I did a couple months back using a Elizabeth Craft / Moda Scrap die (1498-Happy Frame XL) and Zentangle®.  I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Tipple anyone?
Add a few Zenstones (or are they gummy candies?)
Filling in the nooks and crannies adds so much to Tipple
And that's a lot of Tipple!
Each side of frame glued,
and all glued together.
Here I added an old favorite tile of mine, but its a bit busy. (a Cubine/Pokeroot combo)
And here is another old favorite of mine, Isochor.
I'm happy with this one for now, but I can swap out tiles anytime I like.
The above "tile" is another die, from My Favorite Things. I used one die from the Color Drops STAX (MFT-1117) and cut 6 drops from Bristol vellum before trying out the Cadent tangleation showcased  a couple months back on Kitchen Table Tangles in the Zentangle Mosaic app.

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