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 little while ago I told you about all the great things my aunt brought with her from the States for me. Among other things, there was a box of 64 Gelly Roll gel pens. I love those things, I really do! Not only can you write or tangle with them, but you can also create beautiful color transitions that look great in your tangles!
Today I would like to show, how to create these transitions. Here you can see a tile that I did during my last advanced class (we were trying to combine patterns).
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