this weekend we had a lovely little Zentangle meet-up here in Hamburg (again thanks to my lovely colleague and namesake Anya Ipsen). During this event we learned – among many other things – how to tangle on stones.
Aren’t they beautiful? I especially love the colors!
So, how is this done? It’s not that difficult. All you will need is:
- a smooth stone
- an Edding 1800
- spray varnish
- Polychromos or Prismacolor pencils for the colors
I shaded my stone (the long one) with a dark grey Polychromos pencil. It works wonderfully well! And you can also even add highlights with a white pencil.
When you’re done, fix your drawing with the spray.
You can use different markers, but be sure to test your marker-varnish-combination, as some markers may run.
I hope you’ll give this a try! Have fun!
Merry Christmas, everyone!
It’s been a while since I completed my Weight Loss Opus tile and I wanted to take this opportunity to not only show it off but also give you the chance to get it. That’s right! I’m selling the tile on eBay!
I started this project a while ago in order to lose that little bit of extra weight I just didn’t like on myself. So whenever I felt hungry but just knew it wasn’t really possible (because I had just eaten), I went and tangled instead (time permitting). The result was not only a 3 pounds lighter me, but also my very first Opus tile. It’s huge and it’s beautiful!
Here it is:
I tangled the whole tile with an 01 Micron, shaded with pencil, and then added a few highlights with Gelly Roll at the end.
And a little more detail:
I’m glad I actually managed to catch the glittery effect on the photographs! 🙂
Now, I announced before that I am selling this tile. As of right now you can find it on ebay.de – Item number: 201488386732. It will be on sale until New Years Eve, 11:00 am. And since it is Christmas time, I will be donating the proceeds to a charity organization helping refugees here in Hamburg.
Once again, I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you all for the Pattern Mixer on January first!
a few weeks ago I told you about a little experiment I started: Weight loss through Zentangle. Today I’d like to tell you a bit about my experiences so far.
As you can see from the photographs, I haven’t tangled quite as much as I had hoped. The problem seems to be that I usually want to eat when I’m busy doing something else – which makes it hard to go and tangle! And sometimes I just plain forget. Continue reading Weight loss through Zentangle Part II
a while a go I posted a contest connected with my new book “Zendalas”. Have a look above at the beautiful entries we received! Aren’t they lovely? Continue reading Tangle Contest Results!