My pen has been busy on paper, and there are three more patterns on their way using block arrows as their basis. These do depart from the zentangle ‘rules’ about tangle patterns, but I still reckon they are worth using. I am slightly biased though… Here’s the next tangle pattern in my series:
This is a BOGOF design – two motifs are melded together. Either would work on their own as a repeating pattern with no problem. I’ve drawn the sample en pointe as I think it looks better.
The That’s Crafty! One Day Special continues into its second day… It’s more accurately termed a 24-hour special, but that’s me being my normal pedantic self. I’m on your viewing screens again today at 9am and hopefully at 1pm and 5pm (apparently the latter two slots will be subject to previous sales thresholds being met). Do tune in to Hochanda (Freeview 85 (all shows), Sky 663 or online at hochanda.com) and feel free to pass on a message or question by emailing email@example.com.
I’m live on your viewing screens today at 6pm and 8pm, showcasing the latest That’s Crafty! products. I’m demonstrating the One Day Special featuring stencils, texture paste and greyboard panels ready for your mixed media artwork. The bundle also includes a cracking set of texture stamps.
Find the shows on Hochanda (Freeview 85 (6pm only), Sky 663, or online at hochanda.com). You can watch again via their website and scroll back to show dates on the TV schedule page.
These are the projects I will be demonstrating in today’s shows:
It’s still busy at The Studio, as there’s a That’s Crafty! One Day Special on Hochanda on 8th/9th December. That means I have six hours of live TV to prepare for – samples, show prep and lots of mental rehearsal! There are moments, though, where drying time gives me the chance to have a bit of ‘me’ time – and I’ve done a couple more Bible journal pieces. I have a couple of favourite verses from the psalms – Psalm 139:14 is one. The opposite side is the refrain in Psalm 136, used for page balance.
I experimented with a different medium for this double spread. By using Derwent Inktense pencils on clear gesso/matte medium mix, you can direct the concentrated colour and use a dilute wash to create the background. For those unfamiliar with Inktense pencils/blocks, they are a richly pigmented colour pencil, which when wetted on or off the page become more vividly saturated and easy to blend. Once wetted and then dried they become waterproof – so much so they can be used to dye fabric too.
I topped off the text with some Stickles glitter glue to add a little glitz. Continue reading →
I’ve been playing, designing three new tangle patterns in the process based on the archetypal block arrow. The first tangle pattern is a simple cross pattern – the next two are a little more complex. As always, shading does make quite a difference to the finished design.