Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Zentangle Inspired Art - Branch and Flower

I made this page in my kraft paper art journal. I drew in the partial flower and branch of leaves. Then I drew some tangles in the flower petals. I added colour with markers. It's just a fun little page to have some play time.
I hope you're having fun creating too!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Zentangle Inspired Art - Mandala

Here is another Mandala that I did in my kraft paged journal. This one is done with micron pens in black. I first traced the circular shape with the apple slicer-corer in pencil, then drew my designs with the black micron pen over the shape.
I'd love to hear what you think of this and if you have tried a mandala yet.
Take care! :D

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Zentangle Inspired Art - Mandala

I created this page in a 6.5" x 4.75" journal that has kraft coloured paper. I used metallic gel pens to draw the mandala.

First I traced around an apple corer-slicer with pencil. I saw this idea of using the apple corer-slicer on Margaret Bremner's blog called Enthusiastic Artist posted January 17th, 2011. When you use the apple corer-slicer it divides your circle into sections. Then you draw with your pens to create your designs. I added a flower shaped bead into the middle of the design to finish it off.

Many thanks to Margaret Bremner for the idea of using this kitchen utensil to trace a circle. Margaret is a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)  and a fellow Canadian from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stampscapes - Wintery Mountain Cabin

I made this scene on glossy cardstock cut with the Sizzix Bigz Top Note die. I coloured by stippling dye inks onto the scene which was stamped with Archival Black. I used some markers for some of the colouring too. I think this scene has a chilly winter look to it without snow.
What do you think?
Have a fabulous day!  :D

Friday, November 18, 2011

Altered History Book Art Journal - Woven page

I decided to do some paper weaving in my journal. I first painted the page and then I used my exacto knife to cut wavy lines into the page. I had reinforced the back of the page with black cardstock. Then I cut wavy strips of scrapbook paper in the darker blue colour. I made the strips different widths so that my weaving would not be uniform. Then I wove the strips into the page and glued down all the ends on the back and front of the page. I drew and cut out the heart and glued it on to the page. The back of the scrapbook paper is white so that the back of this page is a black and white woven page.
Lots of fun!
I'd love to hear from you in the comments section!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Zentangle Inspired Art - with Outline stamps

I did this page in one of my art journals. I first stamped three different Outline stamp flowers and then I stamped the same leaf stamp twice. I drew tangle patterns in all of the stamped images and then I drew in the background. I coloured in the flowers and leaves with prismacolor pencil crayons and blended the colours with odorless mineral spirits.
Have fun with your creative side!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Altered History Book Art Journal - Pockets and Tags

This is an interective page that I did by making four pockets from folded pages. I painted all the pages in green metallic acrylic paint, then cut and folded them and glued them into place. I added a medallion that I had stamped on tissue paper to the middle. I added paper doilies that I had painted gold to the corners.
Then I made six multi media tags to go into the pockets on the pages.

This tag was painted and then stamped with a stamp from Le Blanche, made in Germany. I added some lace and edge punched trim in black cardstock. I then added highlights with a white gel pen.

This tag was done at Scrapfest in Kitchener in April 2009 using distress inks and a Tim Holtz stamp.

This tag was painted and stamped and then I drew circles to match the vellum sentiment.

This was stamped with a Stampin Up set called Pocket Fun.

This image was made with a stencil. I sponged ink through the stencil over the acrylic painted background. Then I added stickles to the wings and some on the background.

This tag was painted and sponged and stamped and then I added some cardstock flowers. I then stamped over some of the flowers.
I added fibers and ribbons to all of the tags to match the colours in each tag.
This project was time consuming, but a lot of fun!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Zentangles Inspired Art - Flowers and Ribbons

This was inspired from the book I bought entitled "Totally Tangled" by Sandy Steen Bartholomew. I was trying out some of the tangle patterns in her book and this is what I came up with. I decided to add some colour to give it some pizzaz.
Tangling is so much fun. Why don't you give it a try!

Guess what? This page was featured on Sandy Steen Bartholomew's blog on Tues., Nov. 8, 2011! Her blog is Beez in the Belfry. How exciting! :D