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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I Am The Diva Challenge 176: BYOB

This week’s challenge is to  B.Y.O.B.—Bring Your Own Beverage—to the tangling session and utilize it in  our art. From coffee to Kool Aid, cola to cabernet, the choice is  ours! Cocoa, tea, Gatorade, chocolate shake, kale smoothie, cranberry juice—surely something will quench  our creativity!  

I decided to use coffee - in my case, instant coffee.  I used a chip of creamy mat board and applied the coffee with a paint brush in circles.  Unfortunately, my coffee wasn't strong enough, so I made another cup, a lot stronger and once more applied it with a brush in solid circles.

Then I applied blobs of ink and blew at it with a straw to form a loose abstract pattern.  I then filled in areas with a Micron Pigma black pen (.005)  The final touch was to do some   designs in the black areas with a creamy Prismacolor colored pencil.  The Zentangle is approx 6" x 5".

7 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Love it!!

Susan said...

I am loving the tory and the details...wish I could join you. really nice piece.

Ilse said...

Beautiful!

LonettA said...

Wonderful ZIA with great contrast!

David Hunter said...

What a wonderful organic design. Love it.

Donald Wilka said...

Creative string with the ink. Like now you addressed the spaces created.

HeidiSue said...

this is stunning. I know I'm a week late, but I love this one, with the dark center. It reminds me of Mirkwood, in Middle Earth.