Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentangle, Printemps, and an Inchie

I am the Diva challenged us to do a Valentangle this week. I cut myself a paper heart and traced it on to a tile. I used a lilac Sharpie to do the tangling, Prisma watercolor pencils for the interior and Inktense watercolor pencils for the glow around the outside of the heart. Tangles used are Heartrope by Bunny Wright, Heart Box by Hellen Williams, and Heartvine by Lori Howe. I added some white gel pen for highlights.







 
The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Printemps. Printemps is one of the beginner tangles that I teach so I really felt that I needed to push it just a bit. I like that the added Zinger kind of mimics the diminishing Printemps.









And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word is "slippers". I do apologize in advance. I just HAD to do this:
Do be careful so you don't become one of the slippers!

Well, just to be more traditional, I thought I would show you a pair of my very favorite childhood slippers too.


Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your comments!


50 comments:

  1. We both did bunny slippers! Yours look much livelier than mine and I like the slippery when wet idea!

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    1. I saw how cute yours were, Kia. I think I have a more "cartoonish" approach sometimes LOL!

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  2. How cute your little favourite slippers were, and the other inchie made me laugh. I find Printemps quite difficult, trying to keep the spiral even so I think your tile of Printemps is brilliant. Your heart is all colourful and warm, lovely.

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    1. Thanks, YT. Remember that Zentangle in NOT about perfect anything. Let your spirals go into any shape they please. It's more interesting that way :)

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  3. Love your tiles, Jean. The printemps is great! Love the different media you used on the heart.

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    1. Thanks so much, Pat. I enjoy pulling out different ways to make color when I can.

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  4. I like your new spin on Printemps. I also wanted to use heart inspired tangles for the Diva's challenge this week, but I ended up elsewhere. Oh well. It happens. I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive your Valentine's tile. As for your first response to the Inchie challenge----ouch---in a good way. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I am enjoying your Facebook posts. I'm surprised at the beautiful sunsets you post. Where I lived, in NJ, we never saw a sunset because all of the trees and hills were in the way!

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  5. I did bunny slippers too :-) Yours are wonderful. And I love the printemps!!!

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    1. Maybe we all secretly wish for bunny slippers? Thanks, Margriet!

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  6. Love the bunny slippers and the printemps. I must have had a deprived childhood, 'cos I didn't have bunny slippers.

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    1. I am sad for you, Wendy LOL! I can remember sitting in my tiny rocking chair with my jammies, chenille robe, and bunny slippers and being very excited about Santa coming. I think I was four :)

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  7. Lovely heart tangles. I think that your slipper rabbit is cute

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  8. love the valentine! Very pretty and I love the warning inchie! Just love it!

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    1. Thanks, Freebird. I just couldn't help myself on that one LOL!

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  9. Fantastic artwork and two magical inchies-brilliant ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. I remember my brother having bunny slippers... Blue ones! Happy memories :-)

    Sally

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    1. I love it, Sally, when the prompt brings back good memories. We forget some of these in time and it's nice to have them stirred up now and then.

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  11. So lovely Jean! I've not used Sharpies yet but I like the look of what you did on your hear :)

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    1. Ah, Tina, I have soooo many different kinds of pens and pencils that I am happy to have an opportunity to pull something different out for a challenge. You have to move quickly on the official tiles though with a Sharpie or you get blobs. They are better on less absorbent papers.

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  12. Jean, Love the colorful Valentangle and your Printemps tile, the variation is lovely! As always gotta love your take on the inchies! To fun!

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  13. My favorite tile is the one with "printemps", I' ve never seen this tangle drawn like that, I like it very much and the sparkles even make it more beautiful, very original!

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    1. Thanks, Ria. I think sparkles make most tangle look more "alive". I like to use them when I can. Some people are masters of sparkle. I'm not there, but I keep trying LOL!

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  14. Jean, your hart is lovely but the Printemps ..... BREATHTAKING!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie, for you enthusiastic comment :) It made me smile!

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  15. Great work! I really love the Printemps piece~absolutely gorgeous:-)

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  16. Wonderful pieces this week! Especially I like your Printemps tile. It´s absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Annette, that means a lot coming from you. Thank you :)

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  17. All your tiles are wonderful but I am really fascinated by the one with the Printemps-variations! I really looks great and I love your sparkle in it :-)

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. These tangles are able to in so many directions. I hope to find more ways to manipulate Printemps in the future.

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  18. What a sweet Valentangle! I really like the effect of the watercolor pencils in the interior. And nice job pushing the Printemps which is still one of my favorite tangles to draw and to teach.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I had my first student who didn't like Printemps. Gasp! I think it was because of the "circle" idea; which, we don't even use that word LOL!

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  19. Your Valentangle has a beautiful watercolor quality, sumptuous colors. Love your childhood bunny slippers :)

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    1. Thank you, Daniele. I'm about "hearted" out this week though LOL!

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  20. Jean, I finally got my tile up so now I can go look at what other people did. I like the colors you used on the Valentangle and the water color look to it. I didn't know you could use Sharpies that way. Very nice. But the printemps outdoes them all. I love what you did with that. And the Bunny Slippers are so cute. I didn't have any of those when I grew up. I had those big fluffy slippers though, that made your feet look huge. But they were nice and warm. Or I just went barefoot (still my favorite way to go :D).

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    1. I will have to pop over to see what you did this week, Melena. I still love slippers. I wear them all day long, even to do yard work LOL!

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  21. Lovely tiles! The colors are so pretty in the Valentangle.

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  22. I love your tiles! The heart is so joyful and the Printemps –wow– I hope you didn't got dizzy ;))

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    1. LOL, Simone. I'm already dizzy :) Thanks!

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