Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday's Dream Schemes/or Sneak Peak #4

Several years ago we had a mushroom stencil. We discontinued it, but violá mushrooms happen to be "in" again!!! So we revised it just a bit and once again you can stencil mushrooms. Or as in this case you can use the technique of Zentangle in the mushrooms.

Not long ago Suzanne McNeill from Design Originals introduced us to this fun art form. And she has been showing us the beauty of combining this unique way of drawing with our metal stencils. You can read all about it in her latest book "Zentangle 6 Terrific Stencils and Cards."

My husband, Wayne Harlow, started this creation by first tracing the mushroom stencil (LL3025). Next he removed the stencil and then one line at a time he drew the different patterns within the open spaces of the mushroom stencil. He uses an 01 micron Pigma Pen by Sakura. He also shaded certain areas with a 4B artist pencil. Wayne is one of those people who enjoys detail work. This past September we had time on our vacation to do some drawing together and he showed me how easy this art form can be...I have to admit it can be quite addictive. LOL!

If you haven't been by this past week, be sure to read my posts Monday through today to get a sneak preview of our newest designs. Our Valentine Challenge is still going on, so don't be shy, just hop right in and create a card and link it to mr. linky below! We have had at least three players this month and would love to have more. Also I have listed the team below so you can hop around and see some of the marvelous creations they are sharing this past week.

One last bit of information...for the next several days we will be at CHA in Anaheim. So I may not be posting until next Thursday's Dream Schemes, but we will be in touch soon!


SherylH said...

Wow -- this is gorgeous! I am not much of a doodler so have never tried zentangle -- maybe I will have to give it a try using one of your stencils.

Pam Hornschu said...

Wayne is my Zentangle idol. He totally rocked the mushrooms!

Kristi said...

Go Wayne you Zentangle fool! GREAT job and I am so happy Design Originals did this book!

Daria said...

Please tell Wayne that this is absolutely fabulous! I love it.

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