Monday, November 21, 2011

Here I have pasted some of my zentangles. The pages were painted with a variety of paints and inks first. The one on the left includes a stamp of gold cracked design. The mandela on the right was my first one ever. I am doing a lot of them now.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Journal Cover

I finally painted my Journal cover. It took 3 coats of Gesso to cover in a crosshatch pattern that makes it look like linen. Then I used my new stencils to do the color work and my micon pen 03 and my copic markers to do the title. I hand cut a butterfly rubber stamp but when I printed it I smeared it so I took a handi wipe to fully smear it a little larger than the stamp. I then took a die cut butterfly I had, about the same size, and glued it on after and colored it with copic markes. I then sealed the cover with a light coat of low oder sealant spray.

Friday, November 4, 2011

I was trying out a new product, to me anyway. The Zig Memory System Writer Chalk Pastels Dual tip Markers. I figured what better way to test out marker that looks like chalk than on a chalkboard.
 I painted the page with slightly watered down black acrylic craft paint to achive the chalkboard. Then wrote using the white pen that comes in the set. Actually I have 2 sets both with the same 6 colors but with different tips. One set is a fine and large bullet point, and the other set is a small and large calligraphy tips. I used the large calligraphy tip here.  Fun to hearken back to my youth!