I'm S L O W L Y getting back in to the crafty swing of things after my recent run-in with "the crud". SLOWLY.
Today I have a project I created for Crafter's Companion. I am taking a BRIEF departure from doing cards, and created a piece of art for the wall in my studio. It measures 8"x10".
It's to remind me that "change" is not a bad thing.
It's actually, necessary.
For today's project, I started with a digital stamp image from the "Flights of Fantasy" CD collection. This CD is a compilation of lovely fairy-esque art by Morgan Fitzsimons. They're all lovely.
I like fairies.
Choosing just one from this CD proved to be tough.
I colored up the image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. Then, I cut out the image and proceeded to Zen-Tangle a background for it (with a mircrofine-tip Sharpie, because my Sakura Pigma pens have gone missing). When the Tangling was finished, I shaded it all with a plain old #2 pencil and a blending stub. It's AMAZING what a difference a little smudgy shading does to really bring a Tangled piece to life.
After I was finished tangling...I cut out an aperture in the background and mounted the stamped image in the opening. I colored additional butterflies and popped them off the page with foam tape.
This is the first time I've Zen-tangled (Zen-Doodled) in about 2 years. So, I was a bit rusty at first. But, it amazed me at how quickly it all came back to me. It's like riding a bike.
I forgot how much I like Tangling.
- Flights of Fantasy CD - Crafter's Companion
- Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils - Crafter's Companion (007, 008, 010, 017, 021, 029, 035, 044, 060, 062, 064, 068, 077, 078, 079, 085, 096, 114, 118)
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen - Crafter's Companion (Crystal Clear)
- Tangles used: ChainLea, Paradox, Cockles 'n' Mussels, Coil
- #2 Pencil