Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Zentangle Fun with Metallic Gell Pens

This week the Diva’s challenge is to tangle something colorful and buggy, based on this super fun video from Sakura.  I just got this super GellyRoll Metallic collection and hadn’t had time to play with it yet, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.  (Anything to procrastinate on the book. <sigh>)
Well, these pens are absolutely luscious.  They are a bit thicker than I usually like to write with and the ink color does not match the cap color, but otherwise I have nothing to complain about.  The ink flows beautifully and the colors appear to glow.  I just love them.
So, since I am not a huge “bug” fan, I decided to stick with lady bugs.  After all, you can’t draw a crescent moon without a lady bug!  And I found an adorable lady bug pin who wanted to sit in the center of the flower with his little metallic friends.
AdobePhotoshopExpress_2013_11_12_22:25:11And here are the stars from this morning’s Zentangle for the holidays class.  We had so much fun making them that we decided to do it again next week.
I hope you all have as much fun with your art as I did today.


  1. I love the way the metallic pens shine - super zendala.

  2. Your zendala looks great! And those stars are really cool! I might try that some time (before Christmas...).

  3. Lovely sparkly ladybug zendala!

    But the stars of this post, are... well... those STARS! I must make some of those! Do you happen to have a template for the shape that you could share with us?! Gosh, that one with Flux all over it is stunning!

    1. If Violet does not have the template, I think I can find it for you. Two years ago they were given to us by CZT Susan Breen Silvy.

  4. Awesome! (And I think I just figured out which of the gel pens I want to try first :)

  5. Love this, your lady bug looks perfect sitting on your Zendala. Your Crescent Moon tangle is great and beautifully enhanced by the metallic gel pens. The Christmas stars are amazing!!!

  6. Lovely Zendala, with the ladybugs, and the stars are outstanding!

  7. I love your bug zendala and also the stars, they are soooooo beautiful

  8. What a wonderful zendala! The stars are gorgeous! Great idea!

  9. Like the zendala. You were smart and used a larger format. Think this works better for gel pens. Like the stars.

  10. very pretty. I love the shimmer on these :)


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