I have so many kettles in the fire since I have retired. I guess I think I have to do just everything in the world TODAY! I will, hopefully, slow down soon. HAHA!
First, the Zendala Dare from The Bright Owl.
The first one I did was so busy that I thought it looked just messy. So, I redid it with a little less going on:
I was trying to avoid the "busy bee" look, but I think I wound up with it in both anyway.
I also can't figure out how Erin makes hers stand out with that curved and dimensional edge. So, I rubbed some pencil along the line. Not it. Any suggestions?
Roy's Adventure using a monotangle had us using Knightsbridge:
This was a good one for me to do because I always avoided Knightsbridge. Two reasons. First, I thought it was boring - NOT, and because it uses up a lot of ink - it does.
And, this is part of my "play" this week.
When I was an art teacher to very bright 1st through 8th graders, I introduced them to geometric designs. That was a million years ago and I have since forgotten how to do these. I ran across my old teaching materials and found the book that I had learned from in order to teach the children. "Creative Constructions" by Dale Seymour and Reuben Schadler 1974. Using a long strip of white tagboard (6" x 28") folded into a book style format, I started drawing a triangle, square and so on. After I did that, I thought I should play with different markers that I have to see what kind of bleed through different markers would leave me, and finally, I tangled them. For this one, I used Prang Brush Pens. They did not bleed through.
Sandy Steen Bartholomew's pattern Y.A.F. is done with Copics. Big bleed through. They sure are nice to work with though. I added colored pencils for depth. On the other side, I just did a repeat of the triangle with Distress markers, that do not bleed, and tangled Rick's Paradox. (I won't make you look at every one :) )
The next is a simple square I colored with Bic Mark-It. These were nice to work with but they did bleed as well. So, there is an untangled square in the same color on the other side.
This was done with Ranger Distress Markers. I love these markers. No bleed through. These are not color choice that I would consider favorites of mine, but I tend to buy things that are on sale and sometimes the choices aren't all that great!
I am also working on an art journaling book that I am making on my own. I will post some of that later on the Art Journal page later this week.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a walk with me down Tangle Street.