I came across a really neat video on my Facebook page with instructions on making a flower card, and wanted to share it with you if you haven’t already seen it. This would make a really neat card for someone (think: Birthday, Hello Friend, Get Well, Mother’s Day, etc.), especially if you tangle the flowers. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to embed the link, so if you want to see how it’s done, go to my Facebook Fan page, EmeraldCityTangles, and check it out. While you’re there, if you’d “Like” my page I’d be most appreciative. Feel free to share with others you know who may be interested in this type of fun idea.
I’ll also be offering two workshops at the Carriage Factory Gallery in Newton, Kansas. I’ll be there on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Two workshops will be available; Introduction to the Art of Zentangle (beginner), and Tangle Print Impressions, where you’ll learn to make a relief print. Come join us if you have never had a beginner workshop, or come see the new workshop I’ve put together. We’ll have lots of fun tangling and learning together!
HAPPY TANGLING!! Bonnie 🙂
I have a new workshop scheduled, entitled “Tangle Print Impressions”. This is where you’ll learn to carve and print a tangle relief print to create an original work of art. You can utilize this process for creating cards, stationery, journal papers, wrapping paper, fabric prints and more. Shown below are some pictures. From three black & white ones are Bunzo, Hollibaugh, and Keeko. You can see that the Christmas card is two different prints (one black, one green). I used the tangle “Hollibaugh” and then tangled within the Christmas balls hanging from it.
Tangle Print Impressions
Here’s the link if you are interested in reading more and/or registering…
Tangle Print Impressions
Yellow Zen Christmas Card
I’ve also been meaning to share some information one of my tanglers shared with me recently regarding white pens. I know some of you may not have worked with white pens on the black tiles, but they make for interesting pieces. I’ve also seen somewhere in the Facebook posts comments about white pens, so you might want to try a search there if you have questions (as well as using Google). I just thought Stuart’s thoughts might be helpful, plus if any of you have additional thoughts to share, please feel free to comment.
Stuart writes: “I have been searching for a white pen, basically since I took your class last winter. I just can’t seem to find anything that works for me. I have tried a couple of different ball point gel ink pens. They all seem to have the same problem, the ink just seems to pour out of them. It is real hard to control the flow and impossible to get a fine line. I’d all but given up on ever being able to do fine detail work in white. Then I happened to try a dip pen and a bottle of white ink. Walla! I think I am on to something. First I tried a Speedball B6. Still too wide but at least the ink doesn’t pour off it. Then I tried a Crow Quill and I think I finally found what I am looking for. A nice crisp fine line. I definitely need to practice with it but I am liking what I am seeing so far. It is a hassle to have to clean it CONSTANTLY to make it work right. And there is the possibility of spilling an ink well all over. But it is better than the alternative. I really wish someone made a nib style pen in white. I can’t understand why none of the pen manufacturers do.”
Happy Tangling! B.
White on Black