Wednesday, 11 August 2010

WOYWW - All (Zen)Tangled Up !


Hi - not so much happening on the desk this Wednesday - but happily this is due to projects having been finished !!

Today I have my new Zentangle Basics book - just getting into the whole Zentangle thing & think it could become addictive !

Also a chart I found of all the Distress Inks - I kept wondering what colours I was missing - now I have something to keep in my bag when I'm out & about & happen by a craft shop !

And my work in progress on the box for my board book - my first grungepaper roses !
I have seen all the folk using grunge paper but having dabbled with it now I'm not sure what to make of it - or if I'm doing it right ! Seems to come out very dark (should I use white paint or gesso under the Distress Inks ??) and I expected it to be more "shapeable" - should it fold & hold a shape ??

Any hints & tips gratefully received !!

Have a fun Wednesday !

23 comments:

  1. The roses look fabulous - are they really a first attempt - they look so professional. Zentangles seem to be getting very popular - want to have a try myself and maybe one day ...

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  2. Hi Ya Ali
    now im gona have to google zentangle cause ive never heard of it! lol, great desk piccie, have great day, sue,x

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  3. Oh Hels or Jennie would be the best peeps to ask about the grunge, i too find my colours come out dark so your not alone, maybe i'll try the gesso idea next time.
    Great zetangle..is there a blog or somewhere that explains this art? i see lots of peeps doing it but dont know alot about it or how to start!

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  4. Hiya girls ,
    Zentagles im just starting to get into this also i went here to this site http://zentangle.com/index.php
    May be of help to some .I was advised to use gesso first so maybe worth try next time.
    hugs jude

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  5. oh this looks interesting,you got me thinking now he he hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  6. I don't have too much problem with grunge and dark colours - guess it depends which ones you use and how much ink you apply - I have found that if you paint a surface first the ink doesn't adhere so well, but not tried gesso. The colours over paint are VERY much paler.
    What is the Zentangle book like? I have thought about getting it.

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  7. I got that book yesterday too and two other ones ... they are great :0) Lovely desk!

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  8. Second book on Zentangles I've seen today. There are also websites to look at - great fun, too! Lovely desk - the board book's lookign great. Happy WOYWW!

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  9. Oooh I dont know about zentagles and am just wondering whether to go and look - I am hopeless and have to try out anything new and I havent got time to do the things I already do! I think the roses look fab but then I like dark - if you bend them into shape they should stay that way, I bend mine around a pokey tool - did you apply stickles after? sometimes that can straighten them out I think.

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  10. I love zentangles, they are so relaxing, and very addictive. there are lots of examples online. I have never seen the books to buy.

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  11. Great desk!! Would love you to try for my candy! It's Here Hugs Tina xx

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  12. Why is it people who like to doodle find zentangles so relaxing? I find them frustrating, but that could be because I have trouble holding a pen for more than a few strokes. I have only made one and it was just about one too many. I bet you will love this book and I salute you. Happy WOYWW.

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  13. I'm gonna look up Zentangles now. Great desk!

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  14. Great desk pics hun :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

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  15. Thanks for the look on the desk, really going to have to look up Zentangle son Google!!! Love Hazelxoxo

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  16. Zentangling has really fired peoples imaginations recently, a few of the WOYWW crowd are into this, especially Shozzy, have a look at her blog. It's an amazing art form.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  17. Fab stuff and don't forget to untangle your Zentangles !!

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  18. sorry I am late this week thanks for sharing your fab space - loving your desk thanks for my snoop love Zentangles beware they are adictive!!!!:o)

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  19. I'd love to try Zentangles one day. The Distress charts and charts for anything Ranger are available to all to print out on ranger inks website if anyone else would like to follow your sensible idea.
    Great desk for a late spy!
    JoZarty

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  20. Got no clue what-so-ever of what Zentangle is, but looking at your book it's seems very relaxing :) I like to doodle at things. Will try to show a picture of my altered tote full of my drawings on it :)
    Happy late WOYWW and have a lovely day
    ** Evi **

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  21. that looks interesting, great desk too
    C
    xx

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  22. Sorry I'm late, the roses are fabulous!

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  23. Late again! That zentangle book is going to be verywhere soon - hope you get a lot ofinspiration from it. I'm with Elizabeth about them...drive me mad, don't see the therapy part in it at all!! Can't help with the grunge, but Hels, Jenny or Linda E can, they practically wear it!! Is that a little DI colour chart under the book?

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