Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Diva Challenge # 207: "UMT - Unbatz by Sandy Hunter, CZT

As is usual for the Diva Challenge the first challenge of the month is a Use My Tangle (UMT) Challenge. The one chosen is Unbatz by Sandy Hunter. I have to admit that I do not remember seeing this tangle before. I have looked at her blog before and I like the combination of tangles that she has created, but I have not seen, or done, this one before. I guess that is one reason I like the Diva Challenge, especially the UMT challenges because you get to do tangles that you may not be familiar with. I also decided to use a Zendala tile instead of a square tile. Maybe because I doubt that I will be able to get to The Zendala Dare this week. There were a few uncertain moments with this one but I am pleased with the end result. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Unbatz, Zander, Fengle

Have not looked at any of the other tiles and ZIAs that have been posted. Did not get to very many last week. Hope I can get to more this week. If you have not all ready, would encourage you to visit I am the Diva and look at the great pieces of art. Give it a try yourself.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Square One: Sez

Got to this early in the week. Probably the only way I was going to get a tile done. This week's focus tile is SeZ. I am not sure that I have used this tangle before. I have put it with a few others. It is one that I am not sure how to shade. I did minimal shading on it.  Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Sez, Paradox, Cadent, Betweed

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Square One: Strircles

This is actually a late post. This is the focus tangle for Square One for February 20. I have not used this tangle a lot. It is like Nipa. I know it is there, I just do not use it much. Kept this pretty simple. Mostly because I got to it later and still have some other things to do, like clear snow. Even though is not much to it, I do like it. I hope you enjoy it.






Tangles used: Strircles, Ahh


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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Class project: 3-D tile

Decided to do a different take on Randall Taylor-Craven's 3-D Zendala. It was in preparation for doing the 3-D Zendala. I also was curious what it would look like if you used different colored tiles. Did not get pictures of the ones from the class. This is the one that I did. This is labor intensive in that you do a lot of tangling.  Here are pictures and I will type more after the pictures.










This is only 4 layers. The largest one is a full size original Zentangle® tile. The next is a Renaissance tile with about an inch cut off. Did this by measuring in from the corner and then connecting the corner dots like you would make a border on a regular tile. The next is a Bijou tile. The last is about a ¼ of a full size black tile.  The ones that were cut, I used as a template for the second one. 

I did not tangle the whole tile except for the black one. I arranged them  on the tiles and traced lightly around the one on top. I then tangled just beyond this line.  To keep them consistent, on both sides, I used The same one on both sides and put a small arrow on the back to indicate the top of each tile. This helped when I was putting them together.

The last step was using the double adhesive foam circles to put it together. I used the circles and them cut them in half or quarters depending on the size of tile I was using. 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Diva Challenge #206: "Tools/Trade

This week's challenge is to use materials or tools that you do not usually use. Is a lot going on and was not even sure that I would have a chance to do something. Took a few moments last night and did something quickly. What I chose to do was use a new tool. When I did the ZAP program last fall I received a package of things from Sakura. One of the items was a set of Koi watercolor brush pens. I have never used them. Thought this would be the perfect opportunity to pull them out and see what could do. As I usually use the Microns was a challenge to keep some consistency with the brush tips. Did not turn out too bad except for the flux. Got a little heavy handed. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.





  
Tangles used: Zander, Flux. Mooka, Zinger, Chainlea

Not using my compuer, plus this is a scan, so took a while to get the picture so it was able to be seen. Not exactly the best, but cannot devote any more time to it.

I have not looked at what others have done. Maybe able to get to it later. If you have not, would encourage you to do so by going to I am the Diva and looking at all the art.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Zendala Dare # 97

This may be the only post that I get done this week. I was intrigued when I saw the template. I had an idea of what I wanted to do. I just was not sure exactly how to proceed or how it would turn out. I wanted to use the sections in the template as negative space. I did  accomplish that. I am generally pleased with the  results of the Zendala. The highlighting with the white pencil did not turn out as well as I would have hoped. I do not remember it being a problem before as I had used colored pencils on the Renaissance tiles before. The paper seemed to break down when I tried to do any blending. Was frustrating. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.





Tangles used: Vache (variaiton), Stripes, The rest is just line work.
Shading/highlighting done with colored pencils, Prismacolor white pencil, and 4B pencil. The colored pencils was a mixture of pencils. 

I have not had a chance to look at many of the things that have been posted on The Bright Owl. Would encourage you to take a look and check out her giveaway. You may want to try it yourself, even if you do not post.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Zendala Dare #96

After a significant absence Erin at The Bright Owl has again started to post the Zendala Dare. She posted one last week, but I was unable to get anything done for that. Before I was pretty regular in posting Zendalas. I like doing them but after not doing them with template for a while, it took a little time getting used to doing them again.

This is an interesting template. I do not remember one quite like this before. There were probably a number of directions one could go with this. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used: Paradox, Betweed, Stripes. Fasset, & Zander
Shading was done with #2 pencil. 

I have only seen Erin's Zendala. Hope to look at a few of the others. If you are not familiar with the Zendala Dare, go to The Bright Owl and look at what others have done. Give it a try yourself.

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