This week’s diva challenge is to “spill” some coffee or some such liquid, on a tile and then tangle it after it dries. The Shading Zentangle facebook group is focusing on distressed ink tiles for the month of April. I managed to get a package of three different color stains for 40% off the regular price at Michael’s the other week. So rather than spill some coffee, I opted to spray some stain.
This is my first attempt at something like this I had three colors so I did three tiles, combining two on each. My favorite is one with blue and green but it still had a splotch of wet stain and I didn’t want to mess it up. Thus I did not scan that one.
Here is are scans of the three tiles I did.
I chose the first one to tangle on. It is my first ever, attempt at distressed spray ink tiles and the first time to attempt shading or highlighting with colored pencils. I did not do that great of a job of shading but I did attempt to highlight a bit. Then I went overboard on the white gel pen. Oh well! It’s a decent first attempt.
I used Joki, Tipple, Zinger, and Henna Drum. I did add a bit of pink colored pencil around the large zinger but you cannot really see it in this scan. I really wish I hadn’t added so many white dots everywhere! Ugh.
Once again, many thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate any suggestions you have for me in this new endeavor.
Until next time, God bless,
9 thoughts on “DC#312 and #DistressedShader”
I like how delicate the tangling is. If you don’t like the contrast of the white dots, maybe adding a bit of white color pencil highlighting on some of the areas might help tie it all together? Just a thought.
I do like your ‘less is more’ tile!
I like the elegant simplicity of your tile!
I like your stings of flowers. I haven’t tried distress inks yet, so it’s all foreign to me! Looks like it’d be great fun!
Looking at your tile makes me think you were doing a masterpiece. It is very artistically and visually pleasing. I like you work very much. What do you mean, “first attempt”? Looks like you have been doing this a lot. You seem to have it down very well.
Love the simplicity of the tangles which let the lovely colours showcase!
Lovely simplicity on that colourful background! Wonderful tile!
The white gel pen looks very nice as a bold contrast to the rest of the tile. Wonderful piece!
Ever since I came across Helen Williams’ Henna Drum adaptation I loved the pattern. Now your way of drawing it gave a reason to love Henna Drum even more. Love your tile, composition, color, and …. Henna Drum.