This template, zendala dare 51, is lovely. With zentangle block this morning I am struggling to find a way to use it in a way that I complete the zendala. I have tried at least 8 times and each time I find I put the attempt off to the side wondering if it will come at all. I then decided to try using Easter to find a way. I went to tanglepatterns.com and I used patterns using the letters in the word Easter. E = Ennies, A = Aura - leah, S = Shattuck, T = Twile, and E = I goofed and did an a for Auraknot , R = Rouche (very roughly done). I am not sure that I love what came from the effort but I did accomplish the dare.
Do you ever have those days when you want to zentangle....need to zentangle but it is hard to zentangle? I so love Mooka and it usually loves me, however, today I find myself floundering in mooka. I will try again later but for now this is what my day has produced. Thank you Laura for the challenge and may mooka give you all a fun ride.
Had family home this weekend and this morning was the first I could get to the dare. It was relaxing to again take pen in hand. Have a great week.
So today we are supposed to get rid of the box.....my box is big....I use color, black and white, nontraditional papers, strings, no strings....hummm. So the result.....aluminium foil. Yep, I pulled off a sheet and folded it so there were 4 sides. Then I drew on the top....The ink didn't stay there and so when I turned it over it was embossed. Yay, that made me happy. Now the only problem was that when I tried to get a photo it looked like this.....
It is hard to get a photo without a ton of reflection.....so in editing I inverted the color and this is what happened. I think I will have to play with this more, see if I can figure out a way to use paint or something.....it is cool to have embossed zentangle.
I have been wanting to try this for a while and this week's challenge gave me just the right reason to do so. The first photo is after I craved the zentangle into the wood with a rotary tool and then washed the designs with watercolor.
The second is the result after staining. It was fun....not exactly the fine work I would love to be able to do but this is my first try and I think I will be able to improve.
I edited this one .....a little more contrast.
This is the original. The reflection of color comes from my clothes and lightening when it is dark outside. I still haven't gotten the alcohol inks.....but I can hardly wait to give it a try. This one is not embossed...it is the top of the foil where I tangled.
I do need to work on this challenge....the last photo is one I did on Sat. after I read the zentangle blog! I haven't quite figured out how I want to approach this one.
Erin, I so love your dares! This was a fun template to work with. I hope you all have as much fun with it as I have. I am so ready for spring!
Use my tangle is always a fun way to learn a new pattern. Thanks goes out to Jane the month for her sweet "whyz" pattern. I am still trying to figure it out but it was way fun to work with. I hope you all enjoy this challenge! Sure love you Laura for being here for us!
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, clerk, and appreciator of art. Sometimes I try to produce some art myself. Mainly I love the art of others. Doodling has been a big part of my life. Notes were never left unadorned. Now that I have found zentangle....doodling has become more exciting and fun! I hope you enjoy.
The link to my coloring tutorial is: HERE