The list of to-do’s for this Monday is a mile long, but as they say, timing is everything. And this challenge posed to us by guest blogger Charlotte Carpentier was all about timing…perfect timing! I am in the process of getting ready for a new rendition of my Sketchbook Series class, which is a four week class where we will be creating our own Zentangle® journal, or reference book, of not only tangles, but exploring different mediums and how they can work in our creative expressions. The studio has been a constant flow of new medium arrivals to share, followed by my school girl excitement to try them all out. Thank you to all the fellow CZTs and tanglers that so willingly share their unique creations and ideas to all of us that may not have thought of that particular way to create our expressions! I just love our community!
And so it is, a challenge that fits right into my ‘to do’ list for today. Although I have used stencils and different mediums to achieve the desired image for tangling, I wanted to try using my Ranger® Distress Inks with a stencil brush to see how the paper responded, as well as how the slight texture created by the stencil brush would ultimately affect the outcome of the tangles themselves. So, the challenge was a very easy decision for me today! I decided to use a Renaissance Zendala for a couple of reasons…paper and round. Although my stencil that I wound up using wasn’t Zendala worthy, I am still fond of the outcome. The paper…well…I still find it a bit soft, even for this application, and it even ripped a bit where I put two miniscule glue dots to help hold down the stencil. Shhh…no one will ever know
So, here you have it, my response to Challenge #237. My list? As I press post, that will have three items crossed off in one press of a button…challenge – check, distressed inks – check, blog – check…all before eating lunch! I hope this finds you with having a great day as well!
Thank you to everyone who has welcomed me back, and for stopping in and taking the time to leave comments. They always seem to have the ability to warm my heart. Zentangle® is such a great family!