Thursday, May 21, 2015

White on Black or Found.....Diva Challenge 218

First off, as always, thank you all so very much for your very kind comments. It means a lot to me to have people visit my blog. This is such a fabulous group to be involved with and I always learn something from everyone's posts.

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....

 Although this isn't exactly a zentangle tile, I think it can qualify as a ZIA (Zentangled Inspired Artwork). I don't actually know if I used any actual tangles at all, since I just let my pen do the walking on this one and I just went along for the ride.








I decided that I had best try an actual Zentangle, so I thought about some simple tangles that might be


suitable for white on black. It seems to me that since the pen puts down a much thicker line, it would be much easier to use much less complicated tangles. So for this one, I used Ing, Fescu, Zinger, Flux, Mooka, Dragonair, Tipple, and Luv-A, as well as a quilting design that I liked called feathered clam. I only put one of those in there because it just seemed to fit in the space *grin*.





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.

So that's it for this week, but I think I really enjoyed working with the black and may have to try it some more. If you want to see what other people in this challenge did with this, just head on over the the Diva's website (click here) and check them out. It's a fun group of people and I always learn from them, so if you want to play with us, give it a try!

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!


15 comments:

  1. Both are lovely! Especially I like the second one with its wonderful ING!

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  2. Your first one reminds me of a musical horn. Love the second one!

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  3. Both of your Tiles are wonderful. Love the shading in your second tile, it is so perfect with the patterns you choose. Both have wonderful design flow and movement. Delightfully magical.

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  4. These pieces are excellent! I think the shading is just perfect too!

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  5. Both tiles are great and I love the shading and design. I want one of those blending tools...it's so cute!

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  6. I really like the tangle patterns that you used. Ing as your central focus is great and shaded with that pastel pencil and tool is so well done! Have a good weekend.

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  7. Both tiles are lovely, you used nice tangles. If I had to choose, I think I prefer the second one with great shading.

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  8. The second is my favorite, I like the diagonal orientation and the central focus. Good job with the reverse shading on that one.

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  9. I like them both but the second one is my favourite - very well shaded!

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  10. Very beautiful tiles, but the second one is awesome. Also like your white pen. Mine looks grey on the blackmunderground, but yours is very white. Lovely

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  11. Oh, thats are wonderful. I like the shadows

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  12. The spontaneity of the work lends a special glow to the tiles. Good work!

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  13. Je suis en retard pour mon commentaire, mais je trouve vos dessins noirs et blancs très jolis, plein de finesse
    I'm late for my comment but your black and whrite tiles are very nice and fineness

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  14. Je suis en retard pour mon commentaire, mais je trouve vos dessins noirs et blancs très jolis, plein de finesse
    I'm late for my comment but your black and whrite tiles are very nice and fineness

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  15. I love that first white on black - it is magical!! Your 2nd one is lovely too!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/05/my-diva-white-on-black-challenge-entry

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