Yesterday was a day for finishing up projects.
Above you see a page in my
(yes, those pages are grey in color)
that I covered with Altenew Watercolors
using a simple flat brush.
Just a little color blocking.
Once it was dry, I used the same flat brush and
made rings of petals.
Yesterday I went back in with a straight up
black Sharpie and added everything you see
in black. And popped in some white gelly roll
details to complete the page.
Super simple but fun.
Through Instagram I have already had a
video request to show how to do this page.
That will be coming soon.
That and a video showing how I draw
And I might add that even though I used a straight up Sharpie –
it did not bleed through this 55 lb. paper.
I honestly don’t think my layer of watercolor
stopped that, so it had to be the paper.
This piece has been a thorn in my side for several years.
It started off about 12″ x 20″.
Somewhere in that ballpark.
I did the Dylusions Ink Sprays first and started
tangling the page.
A little at a time.
And I pretty much always hated the way it looked.
So I would stick it back on the shelf and do
Then one day I would pull it out and do something else.
And still hate it.
A couple days ago I figured I’d give it one more go.
As I looked at it yesterday I realized there was one
section I actually liked.
It was all the rest that I didn’t like.
So I got out my paper cutter and lobbed off
this section (about 8″ x 10″)
and chucked the rest into the trash!
Take that non-zenful stuff that I drew!
And then I completed this portion and kept it.
And now I love it!
Let’s see. Tangles that I kept:
my own airways and a new one I am totally
going to call anemone.
Done and in love!
And it only took me about 4 years.
Not even kidding.
Today I am working on the new I Dare You!
prompt from my FB group
We are taking our very first zentangle tile we
and are recreating it now that we have a little
experience under our belts.
That will be tomorrow’s post.
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