Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Diva Challenge #120: "Tangleation Nation; Bales"

This weeks Diva Challenge is to use bales and experiment with it. I have to admit that while I like Bales and use it a lot I had a serious creativity block on this challenge. I looked at only a few examples of what others had done and stopped because it made it harder to start than help. I saw some fantastic ZIAs that were so unique that you had to really study them to see Bales. Some had very organic characteristics and seemed to flow all over the page. I ended up doing two tiles. The first is basic black on a white tile. It is pretty basic. Since I was still pretty blocked, I chose to have fun with the second and pulled out a black tile and my metallic Gelly Roll pens.  Here are the results. I hope that you enjoy them.






Decided to do a simple tangleation of Bales. 




This one has a few more variations but is still pretty basic. Doing this one with the white Sakura Gelly Roll helped me remember why I like this pen the best of the ones that I have used. It went on smoothly and it is not a broad nib. The interior lines are made with a Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen. It does not show up real well in the picture as it does leave a fine line. The Gold Metallic  Gelly Roll covers up some of it. The gray looking lines is actually a black Metallic Gelly Roll pen. Was kind of surprised that it showed up this way on the black tile but like the color with the gold.


If you have not all ready done so I would strongly recommend that you visit I am the Diva and look at the other tiles. I plan on doing this now that I have finished my tile.

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

Go Tangle !!

10 comments:

  1. Donald, both of your tiles are wonderful. Your creativity block doesn't show, lol. Thanks for commenting on the question about commenting.

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  2. Boy, the way you connected the bales in the 2nd tile gives the tangle a completely different look.
    like it a lot

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  3. Love both of the tiles Donald! The pattern variations of Bales and the use of the color pens are wonderful. Definitely something I am going to try. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Cool Donald, the gold is groovy!

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  5. I really like the shaping in your first tile. I agree that viewing all the entries is really inspiring and, as a newbie, I'm learning so much :)

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  6. The first one looks draped and it flows so naturally with the bales! Lovely! I love the simple tanglelation!

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  7. Very nice zentangles. I like perspective in the first one and black and white contrast, too.

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  8. Love them both, especially as they are so different from each other.

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  9. Beautiful Tiles. I would have never guessed the second tile as bales pattern.

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  10. Maybe a block, but you managed to make a great tile!

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