Monday, March 21, 2016

Zentangle® Shattuck, Akoya, and an Inchie

The challenge over at I am the Diva is to use Shattuck. I went to grab a tile and found this one that I had covered with inks. So, why not? I used a white acrylic paint marker and added shading with black pastel.







Square One, Facebook, requires the use of traditional tiles and black and white. The focus tangle is Akoya by Sandy Hunter, CZT. After I finished that, I really had to do one on a Renaissance round tile.
Akoya, Verve and Footlites

Akoya and Diva Dance

















The prompt word for Every Inchie Monday is "door". I chose to do my favorite door. I'm sure you all know where this door leads!

 Thank you so much for stopping by. I truly enjoy reading your comments.

56 comments:

  1. All of them are beautiful as usual. The zendala's are my favorite. Great job.

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    1. Thank you, Carmela. I really didn't like the first one, but I share even when I don't. I do like the Zendala a lot though.

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  2. It is always pleasant to experiment with colours, there are so many ways to make a special background, I also like to do that sometimes.
    I also like Rennaissancetiles and this one is really a beauty!

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    1. I had made a "mistake" that I could see no way of fixing on that colored tile. That's why I spashed it with inks. Glad I could finally find a way to use it. Thanks, Ria.

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  3. The Alkoya and Diva Dance is my favorite this time.
    Love your door.

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  4. I like your SQ1 a lot, Jean, the traditional B&W one. I suspect that door has something to do with a boy named Potter? Perhaps? Have a brilliant day! Cheryl

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    1. Nope, Cheryl. Alice in Wonderland. The talking doorknob :)

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    2. I don't remember that at all! I'll have to revisit Alice. c

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    3. Search for Alice in Wonderland door knob and you will see a picture !

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  5. Great tiles. I especially like the Zendalas. The patterns you used for the first one really balance one another.

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    1. I always enjoy working in the round. I should do it more often. Thank you, Dorita!

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  6. All of them are very nice! My fave is the renaissance zendala.

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    1. I have had the Renaissance round tiles sitting here for a long time. This one actually had a spot on it so I finally grabbed it to work with. They are really nice in texture for Zentangle, Lily.

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  7. I'm here because I also participate in the Diva's weekly challenge, but now I have to try Akoya. What an elegant tangle---as is also reflected in your Square One tiles. As for Shattuck---nice to liven up your monotangle with a colored tile.

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    1. Suzanne, type Akoya Zentangle into your search engine then images and you will see tons of marvelous use of Akoya!

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  8. Love all the detail you got on your tangles. So much to see in them. Love the detail in the door

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  9. You were quite creative this week Jean, and with beautiful results. I especially like your Akoya's!!!

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. It has been a great week here. We're starting our summer, it was supposed to hit 90 yesterday :)

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  10. Nice shuttack. I love your akoya mandala :)

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  11. I love all your tiles Jean but I especially like the top one ... lovely :)

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  12. Beautiful work, Jean! Especially the Akoya tiles look great.

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    1. Thanks, Ilse. Shattuck isn't one of my favorites, so I admit to rushing through that one LOL!

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  13. Oh I have fallen in love with your Renaissance Zendala, it looks drawn in pink on my screen and is gorgeous (sometimes the screen doesn't show the original colour). You shade your orbs so beautifully. I wish I could draw Akoya to that standard. Great Diva and Inchie responses too.

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    1. You are so kind, YT. The pinkish color was done with a sepia colored pen and pastel. The shading is very simple. Follow the lower curve with a soft pastel, blend with a tortillion so it keeps the quarter moon shape then add white to the top part of the orb. I'll bet you can do it :)

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  14. Fabulous tangles and inchie, I hadn't spotted the Alice connection.

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    1. Alice was always one of my favorite stories. I thought everyone would recognize the doorknob character. I guess maybe not everyone shares my Alice addiction LOL! Thanks, Wendy!

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  15. Your monotangle is wonderful, great play of contrast and color. The shine puts a different vibe on it. I adore your Renaissance Zendala with Akoya and Diva Dance. Just beautiousss!

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  16. That Shattuck is SO neat. I love the rich color, with the white lines, and the way the negative space is...very pretty

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Heidi Sue. My temptation was not to post it because it almost looks weird to me LOL!

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  17. You always give us a feast of visual delight!

    Sally

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    1. Love your encouraging comment, Sally! Thank you :)

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  18. Wonderful work this week agian! Your Shattuck on the coloured bachground is fabulous and I love both of your Akoya pieces, too! They are wonderful1

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  19. Gorgeous work Jean! I love the colorful Shattuck:-)

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  20. I love the background colour of your diva tile and the two Akoya tiles are adorable! I love the composition of them and the contrast - really great work :-)

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    1. I don't often actually "give up" on a tile, but I'm glad that I played with adding inks to the paper. I'm also glad I found a way to use it! Thank you Sandra :)

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  21. Jean, beautiful tiles, as usual. I love them all. I love the colors on the Shattuck tile. Great idea. I'll have to try that technique. I'm out of town but I managed to get the challenge done and took pictures instead of scanning. I like how the picture turned out too. It's fun to learn new ways of doing all kinds of things. :)

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    1. Melena, my day would not be complete if I didn't learn something new. The Internet has certainly been a great influence on me, in a good way. Hope you are enjoying your time out of town.

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  22. All very lovely tiles! I would never think to make a tile as colorful as your first, but it really works - I'm going to have to try something similar.

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    1. I've used color before, Donna, but not quite this bold. It is fun to do something like that once in a while though. Thank you.

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  23. I love the fact that every time I visit your blog Jean I learn something! Love the Akoya zentangle- never seen it - I keep saying to myself I must "try zentangle" but I'm scared I won't be able to do such gorgeous work as all you guys out there! They are beautiful zentangles and I love your Alice door - I'm afraid I didn't recognise it either but I've not seen the film!!!

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    1. LOL, Jenny. It's just the teacher in me. I just can't help myself in that area :) I don't know where you live, but you can try to find a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) in your area. Go to Zentangle.com to find someone. With just one class, all of that doubt will be gone and you will be on your way to enjoying the benefits of Zentangle.

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  24. Nice work. I have not colored any tiles for a while. I have not tackled Akoya yet. I tried it a few times when it was first posted. I could not get the variations. Maybe will get back to it later. Congrats on being the first poster. Never have had that privilege.

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    1. Nice to see you here, Donald. You must be very busy. I really don't try to be first, I just think sometimes the prompts compel people to think a bit before they jump in. As you know, I don't like to think too hard about what I'm going to do LOL!

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  25. I heartily agree with how you jump in, and how you post your results. That's how I work, too, although I'm usually the last to post!!! Thanks for sharing all this beautiful work, Jean. That Renaissance Zendala in pink is stunning!

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    1. Ahh, a kindred spirit LOL! Yup, that's me, get 'er done and move along! I really should pull out my round tiles more often as I do enjoy playing with them. Thank you, Jennifer :)

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