Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stencil as String

I came across a book this weekend, Stencil 101 by Ed Roth and decided to try my hand at Zentagling a stencil to see if the results would lead to not loosing the stencil subject.  I like the outcome but, now I wish I had started with a finer paper then just Staple's printer paper.  Live and learn and Zentangle.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I think I really enjoyed my time this weekend spent with other very inspiring CZT's as I have been tangleing their shared tangles since I came home.  This one uses a Logo on the Estuary sign in Hull Ma and Suzanne Binnie's Red Unyin.

The next one is a playful redo entitled Not Rickz Paradox by Cheryl Cianci's. I used a V as a string to continue with my Alphabet string series.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The weekly challenge this week is to use pea-nuckle created by Molly Hollibaugh.  I created two tiles, mastered neither of them but I did venture onto some new ground.  My first tile is white on black.  The white gelly roll was a pleasure to use but it was a very different experience from the micron pen.

I used pea-nuckle along with a new tangle by Dianne Klabechek called "S"tuary, that just flowed out of her pen at the NUTZ meetup this weekend, and fescu.

I then experimented with a regular tile using my newly announced tangle UNME and pea-nuckle.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet up with the NH CZT group that actually met in Hull MA.  We had a lovely six hours with a beautiful lunch and the estuary as a back drop.  The day was full of information. We discussed polymer clay techniques (Bette Abu) and stamping techniques (Melissa Hoopes).  At show and tell Sadelle Wiltshire shared a technique for tangling on aluminum foil.

On the dull side of the foil glob on tacky glue and let dry overnight or until hardened.  When ready mount the glue side down with more glue (I used a glue stick) onto a card stock.  Then use a blunt tip, old pen, bone folder or ideally an embossing stylus, they come in many sizes, to tangle on the aluminum.

This is my first and it wont be my last.  I hope you can appreciate this as a copy. The large globby things are glue on the oposite side, they have actually become a negative on the copier but in real life they are raised.

Friday, May 18, 2012


Our challenge this week was to use a color, that color, sepia.  I think I was supposed to use it with black but I do love the montone of one color.  I am amazed at how many different shades of sepia there are.  Mine is more brown, while I see others have a redder hue.  I have begun to become a bit of a pen addict and would really love to find the redder one for my collection.

Here is my Sepia tangle for the week.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I missed last weeks challenge and I was feeling pressure to complete this weeks challenge using the tangle "groovy" by Eden Hunt. It is a wavy, fun tangle but, I think my mind was wondering and my groove got off on the wrong direction.  I will need more practice on this one in a time and space when thoughts are not crowding my mind.  I was focused on completion rather then practice.

This is the first time I have used 2-N-5 by Anita Roby-Lavery which I really enjoyed and I do like these to tangles together.

  Reposted with heavier shading. A bit of an improvement. Thank you Joni!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Since my eldest son passed away a year ago May 8th I have been wearing his necklace that I gave him as a young boy as a bracelet to honor him and keep him close.  He wore it almost everyday and I take it off only to polish it. It looks like a simple pattern but I was blocked as to see the tangle in it.  One morning recently it just appeared to me and I put it on paper.

I am calling this pattern UNME because when I asked Austin if he would like to give his necklace to someone special he just replied "this is just you and me." So here is to you and me Austin!