This blog is about some of the things in my life that I enjoy doing - Zentangles®, cycling, and needle crafts. Hopefully you will enjoy the variety and may it encourage you to begin or follow your own adventures. Welcome, Donald Wilka
Heard a lot about the embossing method taught at Tangle U. Have seen a few examples of it and have wanted to try it. I used a stylus from my PDA to make the tangles. Not sure if this was too soft or it is that I do not have wax colored pencils. One thing I read said that should be soft colored pencils. Mine are a generic form and I think they are hard. When I tried to layer the color, it began to fill in the tangles. To not totally lose the tile I borrowed a technique from another thing taught at Tangle U which was to use a black Glaze pen to make the tangles. I used this to redo the tangles after I had layered the color. Did not turn out too bad but is not the embossed look that I had hoped for. Not going to go out and buy a set of new pencils as I think the wax pencils tend to be a little pricey. Here is what I ended up with. I hope you like it.
Tangles used: Rain, Msst, Printemps
Had to scan this as the light reflected off the glaze ink and could not see the black.
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