Sunday, December 27, 2015

Tangle Gems-Zentangle Inspired

Tangle Gems--Zentangle Inspired Facebook Group

This is my first attempt at the new invention in the Zentangle community. ZenGems.
There are several tutorials on the Facebook Group that I joined to showcase artists art in this new form.
I chose to purchase Eni Oken's ebook: 3D Tangle: Shading Smooth Gemstones
I did not have all the exact tools that she used so I'm pretty pleased with how these gems came out. I will put the supplies that I used at the end of this post. There are quite a few people who have already done several pieces, saying how addicting it is to make these gems.
As I was getting supplies together and contemplating what I was going to create for my first attempt I was thinking about my December birthstone, Queen Elizabeth's Christmas speech, which led me to think about the crown jewels. I'm not saying my necklace comes anywhere near the crown jewels, buttttt--
1 3.5" X 3.5" Bristol Smooth Surface paper
1 .01 Micron Black pen
3 colors of blue Prismacolor pencils
1 white Prismacolor pencil
1 clear blender Prismacolor pencil
1 soft lead pencil for shading
1 blending stump or tortillion
1 soft brush to brush off crumbs from blending the Prismacolor pencils

Ok, I'm off to post on the Facebook group.
2016 is coming and in the New Year I hope to get in my studio to get back to making cards and some Mixed Media.
I have started Carolyn Dube's Permission to Play 5 lesson workshop. I have actually printed off the permission slip and sealed the printing, it's ready for color, which I plan on getting done tomorrow, then on to lesson 1 and 2.
Stay tuned I'm not making New Year's resolutions just going to try to make hopes come true.

Happy Creating--

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