Friday, July 25, 2014

Diva Challenge # 177 : " Truffle by Caroline Broady, CZT" #2

While the first one I did was okay, did not think that I really did justice to the tangle. I also wanted to try a few new things so I made a second tile. This time I used a larger scale for Truffle and I did the work on a Renaissance zendala tile. Probably the biggest thing was that I wanted to do more with color. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Truffle, Maryhill, Scrawlz

Probably not the best choice but I used a combination of different colored pencils. I did want to see how smooth a finish I could get with my generic Loew-Cornell® pencils. I got these because they were inexpensive and could get a lot of different colors. They do not cover, or go on as smoothly as my Irojiten, Inktense or Prismacolor pencils. The white is the Prismacolor and the green on Scrawlz is the Irojiten.  I did learn that I have to be patient to get a richer color with the Loew-Cornell pencils. Needed many more layers. Over all I am pleased with the results and did accomplish what I wanted.

Want to try some more experimenting with different things. If I have time and get them done, will post them later. If you have not, make sure that you check out the other postings on I am the Diva. If so inclined, make a comment. I know that most enjoy hearing what you think of their work.

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

Go Tangle !!


  1. I think it looks nice Donald. A tip on the colored pencils, even the ones that are less expensive. Use very light layers, and when they don't seem to be able to take anymore, get yourself a spray can of matte fixative and spray lightly, sometimes more than one coat, and then you can work over the colors again. It will only work in my experience one more time for the layering. In a pinch, cheap hair spray will work, but it sets everything, and you have limited blending on top.

    1. The layering is what I meant by patience. I think I went over them maybe 4 or 5 times. It seemed that that was about as much as the paper would take.

  2. Donald, I think your tile is just beautiful! It is so dainty and I think your choice of colors is very pretty!!! Nice work! :0) Share Humanity

  3. This tile is beautiful too, Donald. Working with colored pencils is not very easy, but sometimes worthwhile.

  4. Beautiful tile with beautiful colours!

  5. Very fun shapes and colors, love the fan shape of Truffle. I found this pattern more challenging than it looks and love what you did with it.
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  6. I really like the colour - I love purple and green together and I also like the symmetry.

  7. Great tile, Donald. I love the colors and the shapes.

  8. Great tile. Wonderful colors and I like how you used Scrawlz. Beautiful piece.


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