So....this week, the Diva challenged us to use white on black tiles or tangle on a found object. I don't have any black tiles, but I "found" some black scrapbooking paper in my stash, so I guess it covers both criteria, right? I cut it into 3.5" squares and sat looking at it. I couldn't for the life of me get any kind of idea to gel in this thick skull of mine. So, I started to look through all my sketchpads and sketchbooks and half-baked tiles that were started and never finished (I have a LOT of those) and decided to try an idea that I was working on with a spiral design sort of. The pen I used is the Sakura Gelly Roll and on the paper I was using, it was perfect as long as I didn't try to draw too fast. So this first one was an experiment and although I loved it, I had absolutely NO idea how to highlight this. Couldn't shade, because it already was a shade. So I left it as is. Here it is for your perusal....
I decided that I had best try an actual Zentangle, so I thought about some simple tangles that might be
The highlights in this tile were made using a white Conte Pastel pencil and blending it with a very small tool that I actually don't know what it is called. I had these from years ago when I was using pastels to color in stamped images on cards that I was making. They are very tiny, but are almost like using a cotton swab to delicately blend the color. I like the way they worked out and this is a picture of the tools that I used.
As always, comments are always appreciated and I am trying to check out the other blogs to see what has been done. It takes me forever to type some days due to arthritic fingers, so if I don't leave a comments, I will try to get to you next week. Happy Tangling!