Thursday, November 22, 2012

Diva's Challenge #96: New(old) Tangle: Zinger

Was able to get something for the Challenge quicker than I thought. Can take care of two things with one item. While working on another set of coasters decided to do one with a more organic theme. What  better time to use Zinger. Adds a nice touch to different tangles.



Tangles used: Zinger, Silkpod, and Flux. Silkpod is a tangle from fellow CZT 10 graduate, Dianne. Was from our childhood seeing milkweed plants in Ohio farm country. To see a step out for this tangle click here to go to Dianne's blog. If you have not already been there, go to the Diva's blog by clicking on the word "Challenge" above to see other submissions for this challenge.

For all those in the US hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

13 comments:

  1. Hi Donald; I think this is gorgeous. Love whatever the paper is you drew it on.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks terrific Donald. What are the coasters made of - is it some sort of stone? Looks like it might be difficult to draw on the texture. You did a great job :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a 4x4" ceramic field tile that get at Menard's. Not sure if they have those in your neck of the woods but they are a home supply store. Have tools, lumber, electrical; just about anything for your home. They come in a pack of 9 tiles and cannot always see what the surface is like. This is one that was a little rougher. Used the Sadura Sensei pen on this one.

      Delete
  3. Wow! I like what you did with Silkpod. It works well on a stem.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. The stems just seemed to fit with what I was doing. Probably should be a little thinner though.

      Delete
  4. I really like your design, and the interest added by the texture of the tile. very nice!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great work! Made me think of Triffits :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a fabulous idea! It is so lovely....how do you preserve it? It is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What I have found that works the best so far is to heat set the ink and then I have used a spray sealer. The One that I used with the most success is a Rust-oleum product. Is somewhat a guessing situation because sometimes the sealer will interact with what ever they use to dye the tile, if it is not a natural color, then it does not always set correctly. Have not figured out a good way to test it before hand.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is so gorgeous! I love the texture, but it does look difficult to draw on.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you. How difficult depends a little on how rough the tile is and whether there are larger gaps. Some tiles you just cannot use because it is too hard to tangle around the irregularities. I used a Sensei Sakura pen on most of them. The smaller end of the IdentiPen also works as they both are a harder nib than the Microns.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting. Comments are welcomed and appreciated.