PEP tangles - my Zentangle Inspired Art blog

Friday, 3 December 2010

My Creative Classroom - Terriffic Techniques Wk 4

Week 4 was all about alchemy & using household items e.g. bleach, lemon juice, cling film etc... I did get very messy with the shaving foam, I even turned the bath water an aqua colour (!), so it was just as well I had had that before skinning my husband's smoked mackerel for dinner. There are, however, some suspiciously green stains on the tea towels after the evening's drying up.

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Bleach & Colour
Stamp: Elusive Images
Image heat embossed in gold, selected areas bleached & some coloured 
using  Daler-Rowney Artists’ Watercolour Pencils

Stamp: Elusive Images
Inks: Distress Inks (Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint)
Image heat embossed in silver, selected areas bleached & coloured using Distress Inks

Colour then Bleach 
Stamp: Elusive Images
Inks: Distress Inks (Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood), VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Background inked, image stamped & selected areas bleached 

Stamp: Elusive Images
Inks: Distress Inks (Dried Marigold,  Mustard Seed, Wild Honey), VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Background inked, image stamped & selected areas bleached with some coloured using Distress Inks

Lemon Juice Project
see HERE for details

Shaving Foam Background
Stamp: Elusive Images
Inks: Assorted Fountain Pen Inks
Text heat embossed using PearLustre Alexandrite Embossing Powder

Cling Film Background
Stamp: Hobby Art
Inks etc... Distress Inks (Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Fired Brick), Perfect Pearls (Interference Red)
Image heat embossed in silver & coloured with Sakura Stardust Pens & Stickles Glitter Glue 


Donalda said...

wow girl !!! You sure have been busy and they all are gorgeous !!!!!!! Just love each and everyone of them dear.

Debgem said...

Paula - you put me to shame! These are jus gorgeous - I particularly like the butterfly and the shaving foam. I did that technique with my Scouts last year - it was fantastic. I will get around to the homework - but it's likely to be in the New Year.

Well done - have you posted them on MCC?

Lorraine said...

Paula are you on a mission lol oh these are all so beautiful and i have never tried most of these techniques i learn so much from you and your work as it is amazing,just so you know there is a little comp on waltzing mouse where you nominate someone who has done good and i hope you don't mind but i have nominated you and the winner and the nominee both win so hopefully my luck stays as i would so love it if they could send you something nice for all you have done for me
Lorraine xx

Annie said...

oh my! stunning pieces again Paula - my favourite though is the gorgeous butterfly at the top!
hugs, annie x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW, these are all so beautiful. Each on so interesting and full of details that I could spend hours looking at them. I really had no idea about those kind of techniques. The shaving cream one looked sooooo pretty with all those swirled colors.