Completing an Unfinished Tile

This week the Diva Challenge was to finish a piece that was laid aside and unfinished. At first I didn’t think I had one such tile but then remembered a quick tile I’d done just in the last week or so when I was trying out the pens I forgot that I’d gotten for Christmas. :D

I remembered that I’d gotten the Sakura metallic pens but forgot that I’d gotten the glitter pens; I think they are called Stardust. I pulled out a blank artist tile and quickly tangled  Cupcake Flower, since it is an easy one for me that just flows. I only drew three of them but used five of the six pens. I did have a little difficulty keeping these free flowing and had to shake them a few times but they are lovely. Of course this, makes me wonder how I am supposed to store them. I’ve stored them laying flat but now wonder if they should be standing upright on their tip? Can anyone enlighten me?

So any way, here is my tile before adding more color.

Stardust pens Cupcake Flower ~ Lifeofjoy.meOf course, you cannot see the glitter very well on that scan. I was a bit disappointed with the pens and just laid the tile to the side.

So today, I decided I would see what I could do to finish this off. I opted to blacken in the background. Then I realized I needed to thicken the existing lines. Then used my watercolor pencils to fill. I think it turned out pretty nicely in spite of the lines in the black background. :) I’m going to need to figure out something different for blackening in a background than the Sakura Graphic 3 pen I used this time (my graphic 1 was low on ink).

#DC386 ~ black background ~ #DC386 ~ Cupcake flower #DC386 ~ Lifeofjoy.meIt’s really hard to get a good picture of it because of the glitter and lighting, so I included several angles. It is really quite nice in person. :)

Thanks for stopping by and please give me your best tips on blackening in the background of a tile.

Until next time, God bless (and thanks for commenting),

Michele ºÜº

4 thoughts on “Completing an Unfinished Tile

  1. These pens are great, but always hard to see the result in a scan. I don’t blacken a background, instead of blackening I take a black tile.

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