Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tangled letter project: Framed

Said I would post when I had finished with this. Not real pleased with the frame but ended up getting some thing a little bigger because I was going to use this as a display and wanted to have some information on it. The letter is as 5" stencil and the frame is a certificate frame, 8.5 x 11. Not sure that  would have looked good in a 5x7 frame. May try a clip frame to see how I like that look. The problem is that only saw 8x10 size. Oh well, will just have to experiment. Someone suggested, asked, if could make copies of the letters so that could just do prints if someone wanted one. Will try a few with that. Here is the finished project.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Two Challenges in One: Diva Challenge #239 & Zendala Dare # 112

Have not been able to participate in any of the challenges that I usually do. Decided
that it I was going to do it needed to come up with a way to use one tile for both challenges. The Diva Challenge is to use the tangle Muchin. You could also add the challenge of doing white on black. The Zendala Dare was the usual format of The Bright Owl posting a template and pretty much leaving it up to the person what they wanted to do with it. This did present a challenge as I usually do not change the template a lot. There is nothing that says you cannot change it but I always viewed it as part of the challenge was using the template. Well to complete one tile for both challenges I did not think I could accomplish that with the template that was provided. What I did was a pretty significant change. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Munchin, Tipple
Shading done with White Charcoal pencil. 

To see the original zendala template, and look at what others did, go to The Bright Owl. This is the first Zendala Dare that I have done in a while.

To see what people have done with the tangle Munchin, go to I am the Diva. I would encourage you to try either one of these challenges or if possible both of them. I am hoping to see what is posted in both challenges. I may also get lucky and get to the the focus tangle of the week on Square One.

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

Go Tangle !! 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Diva Challenge #238: " UMT- Tri-bee by Beate Winkler, CZT"

Was not sure if I was going to get to the challenge this week. I usually try to do the UMT Challenges because it gives me a chance to try some new tangles. This challenge also gave me an opportunity to work on some things that will be doing in a class a little later this month. The class is on adding color but will doing it with water color washes and alcohol inks. I have used water color washes before but never used alcohol inks. This is my first experience with Dylusions ink. Did not turn out too bad but did not get a really good balance between the two colors. I did a regular white square tile and a Renaissance Zendala® tile. The later is the one that I used for this challenge. The red is not quite as overpowering as what it is on the white tile. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Tri-bee, Flux, Featherfall, Zinger, & Scroll Feather
Highlighting and shading was done with an 01 Micron that is low on ink. Have never done this before, but I like the effect.  

Have not had a chance to look at what others have done. Hoping to get a chance to look at them. Are usually some great pieces of art. If you have not looked at them, go to I am the Diva and look at what others have posted. Would also encourage you to try it your self, even if you do not post what you  do. It is about the process for you, not the end result. 

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

Go Tangle !!