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.
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I hope you all have as much fun with your art as I did today.

12 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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    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.

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

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  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!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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