PEP tangles - my Zentangle Inspired Art blog

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Some More Tangling Homework

Playing with some letters amongst other things on PEP tangles

Friday, 14 September 2012

Terracotta Tone on Tone Alphatag

It isn't until I start working with something that I can see if an idea will gel to become a concrete creation. I lost count of how many times I started again with my "T" Baroque Guild Alphatag - trying to work with ideas from triangles & thistles to tangerine & text. Finally, one of my triangle attempts reminded me of ancient terracotta vases & I decided to pursue that idea as I had a vase image.

I actually had some help from my husband who saw me puzzling over how to arrange my vases on the stamped background. He asked if I had an image of an  architectural column. Absolutely perfect - sometimes you just need a different perspective - with a little bit of doctoring: cutting in half & trimming off parts - I could see my way forwards with the tag. Once again I am applying artistic licence to my creation for I doubt if these images would have existed together in ancient times - but they do in the museum of my imagination.

front of tag
angled view showing dimensional shaping
& shine of wet embossed vases
close-up of upper section 
close-up of central section
close-up of lower section
back of tag
close-up showing paper pierced scallops of
theme panel plus tone on tone background stamping

Stamps Elusive Images E0445 (vase); Chocolate Baroque UA4GW0145 Antiquities (architectural columns & background mosaic patterning), UA4SP0365 Echoes of Italy (crackle background), UA4SP0184 Filigree Fusion (tone on tone stamping for back of tag).
Inks VersaFine Onyx Black with Stewart Gill Ultrafine Embossing Powder (vases); VersaFine Onyx Black (artchitectureal colums);  Memento Desert Sand (mosaic patterning, tone on tone stamping & inking some cardstock edges) & Potters Clay (crackle background).
Markers Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.
Cardstock Browns & creams in various finishes from stash.
Die Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates.
Punch Woodware (scalloped square).
The gems are Kanban & the ribbon is from stash.

The vase image is a wood mounted Elusive Images stamp bearing a copyright label for 2005; it  still had the price label on which means that I have never inked it & I honestly cannot remember when it was bought, though it must have been after 2008 as that is when I started stamping. Elusive Images was the name of Glenda's company before it became Chocolate Baroque in 2011. I shall be joining in Judith's Forgotten Friday with this tag.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Sponged Starling Silhouette at Sunrise Alphatag

The Baroque Guild Alphatag swap has brought home to me how often I think in alphabetical terms when sorting or arranging things; it tends to be almost automatic for me to arrange books or CDs A-Z by author or composer.

The bird image was wet embossed first in order to act as a resist so that I could sponge the sunrise background over it. I added both stencilled & gem stars to create an illusion of the night sky giving way to the dawn as the starling sings lustily. I also have some swirls decorating the back of my tag.

front of tag
close-up showing sponging & stencilled stars
plus star gems
close-up showing shine & dimension
of wet embossed image
back of tag
close-up showing shine of wet embossed letter "S"
plus pearlescence of cardstock
close-up showing paper pierced scallops of
theme  panel plus tone on tone stamping

Stamps Chocolate Baroque UDLSP0219 Let Your Heart Sing (bird image & swirls); Elusive Images Sketchy Alphabet (lettter "S").
Inks VersaFine Onyx Black with Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder (bird image), ColorBox Pigment Pinwheel (sponging & stencilling), VersaMark watermark stamp pad with Stewart Gill Ultrafine Embossing Powder (letter "S"), Memento Grape Jelly (tone on tone stamping).
Markers Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.
Cardstock White & mauves in various finishes from stash.
Die Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates.
Punch Woodware (scalloped oval).
Template Crafter's Workshop Mini Punchinella.
The tiny star gems are Papermania & the ribbon is from stash.

It's a very long time since I used this bird image (2008 I think) so I shall join in Judith's Forgotten Friday 64 with this tag.