One night I had a short window of time to work with,
so I decided to set up a few backgrounds to tangle
I really, really love everything I know about
Stillman & Birn.
Their sketchbooks are wonderful!
Heavyweight pages, smooth surfaces, a sturdy cover,
and they come in a range of styles.
My favorite is the Zeta Series.
180 lb. paper, smooth surface, natural white.
Does well with a lot of water/wet media.
Then I set the sketchbook aside for a couple months while I worked on other things. Two nights ago I picked it back up and added these tangles. Just look for pops of colors, sections, blobs, areas, whatever you want to call them and add tangles in those sections. I started with the larger circles – the Frankles calls them balls – and made three sections with those. Fleurette, cruffle, kuke, and my own matahari. Then I added some bubbles, tipple, and printemps around them.
Last night I kept adding in those sections of primtemps, bubbles, and tipple,
connecting them to the three sections of balls, tieing all those sections together.
I even added a free-floating section over the butterfly.
Did a little shading and I’m done.
Super easy piece to make,
the colors are awesome,
and I’m happy with it!
A nice mixed media looking piece created with ink spray and a
Sharpie fine point.
Just those two things.
Nice spring colors make me smile!
And you can so totally do this yourself!