Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Something Blue" ~ Weekly Challenge #12

This challenge from Laura ~I am the Diva ~ was unexpected.  Color?  Add color to a Zentangle or ZIA?  But is was a fun 'challenge'.  I'm still experimenting with watercolor medium, chalk pastels and colored pencils..... and I found that it's not so bad to step-out-of-the-box.
"Something Blue" Weekly Challenge #12 - Sakura Micron Black 01 & 005; chalk pastels; spray fixative
The first tile is organic, and the second is geometric....
"Something Blue" Weekly Challenge #12 - Sakura Micron Black 01; chalk pastels; spray fixative.

The chalks were applied to the blank tile, then sprayed lightly with a matte fixative (Grumbacher).  When fixative dried, I gave the tile a light 'sanding' with a piece of plain white paper.  Pigment ink glides on more gently after sanding... and there is less drag on the felt tip.  Then tangles were drawn.

Happy tangling,