In this week at "I am the Diva Challenge #313" we were asked to celebrate "Earth Day" using some recycling paper or product and/or creating a drawing celebrating Mother Earth. I decided to draw on a 5 pound protein powder plastic container I had on my recycling bin.
Here are the results:
For Adele's Bruno "Its a String Thing challenge #192" we had an interesting string to work on: lines inspired by the "Fabriano Paper Company" watermark, company that creates all Zentangle tiles. The tangles to work with were: "Hearts-a-Flutter" by Leslie Goldberg, "Wrapped Eggs" by Livia Chua" and "Msst" by Maria Thomas.
Yesterday when I published this post I was not entirely sure about the background on my tile but liked how my tile was looking and quite honestly I was afraid of continuing drawing and mess it up, so I left it as it was and wrote the post. Later I kept looking at the tile asking myself what was I so afraid of?... even if I messed up, what is the worst that can happen?...nothing really, so I armed myself with "courage"and worked on it a bit more, creating more shading, adding more sections of what it looks to me like leaves or feathers from the "Hearts-a-Flutter" pattern and I removed the original pencil background with "Msst" and instead added "Msst" inside each "feather/leaf".
here are both results:
After working a bit more on it...
This week at "I am the Diva Challenge 312" we were ask to use spills, stains, drips... with any liquid like coffee, tea, wine, liquid paints, etc. on our tiles.
I created two tiles. For the first one I used a leftover tile I had from a previous project where I cover all the background with "Distress Inks" and then I sprayed on top some water. Distress Inks react with water making marks and discolorations. I thought the stains looked very much like water bubbles over the blue ink so I decided to follow that lead creating with zentangles some kind of jelly fish or sea creatures. Here is the end result.
For the Second Tile I scatter some coffee drops over watercolor paper. Once the drops dried they looked to me like cells and antibodies and for some reason the "Hollibaugh" tangle have always made me think in nerves with blood cells, so I decided to use Hollibaugh all over the tile. My original thought was to add black in the background but after trying to add on the coffee drops gel pen for highlights I realized the coffee stains had some kind of glossy finish so the gel pen was not working correctly neither color pencils! Probably black markers would have the same problem specially because there were a lot of tiny drops everywhere that are difficult to see on the image. Mine was a Cappuccino coffee, I wonder if regular coffee creates a glossy finish as well ;-)
Anyway, change of plans and in order to create more drama I added some color to the Holllibaugh strings and some purple "cells".
For this week at "I am the Diva Challenge # 311" we were asked to use in our tile circles and rectangles. I had lots of fun creating this tile and here is what I came up with:
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