This week's challenge at the diva's site is presented by Emily Classon CZT. Be sure to visit the diva's site to follow and see what everyone is creating....truly mind bloggeling, (you can even join in the challenge) click HERE.
And here is what Emily has challenged us with in her own words:
"I invite you to be inspired by dolls like I have been. Awaken your inner child, and add some playtime to your tangling with a doll-shaped string, a tangled paper doll chain, or a tangled fabric doll. Do you have an old Barbie stuck in a trunk somewhere? I bet there’s a way to tangle her too."
Today my doll inspiration came from the apron stencil (LG736) and I CASEd Wendy Jordan's beautiful creation from Suzanne McNeil's book Zentangle 6. Ms. Suzanne was kind and used many of our stencils in her book to create ZIA projects. Stencils are a different way of drawing the strings for your patterns.
Doing the apron did remind me of cutting out paper doll clothes while growing up in the 60s.
Several of the tangles are also from Suzanne's book. But these are also the following tangles:
flying geese, leaflet, cockles and mussels are on the pocket, shattuck, and several that are quilt type of patterns. Remember that you can also create your own patterns like Suzanne did.
For information on how to do some of the tangles above go to tanglepatterns.com to find step-
This is not a traditional tile, but rather what is considered a ZIA or Zentangle inspired art. I made the apron tangle-ation into a greeting card with a black and white satin ribbon for an embellishment that I found at the local craft store and some black buttons as well.
To see Wayne's fabulous tangleation for this challenge you can go to his flickr site by clicking HERE.
As I got older I became a bit of a doll collector...my sister was an influence, but as you go to the diva's site and see what people have created a couple of people did the Matryoshka nesting dolls that are a very famous Russian doll...click HERE to see Sue's creation. Several years ago my friend, Shirley Day, famous theorem painter from Mass. visited me and we attended the Society for Decorative Painters Convention in San Diego together. At one of the booths were Russian decorative painters selling their fabulous creations and I couldn't resist purchasing a nested set for my doll collection. Imagine creating with brushes that have just a few sable
bristles to do this wonderful work...here are a couple of pictures:
This quilt design was one that I did when Wayne and I got quilt crazy a few weeks ago. The tangle design is 4 corners by Barbara Finwall and click HERE to go to tangle patterns and discover her steps and variations on the design. I started by using a stencil to make the quilt grid (LJ811). If you don't have a metal stencil like this one you can draw a grid. After I tangled the grid, I colored it in with my ancient Prisma color pencils and then put the stencil back on and daubed on a clear ink and clear embossing powder. Final step is to heat the powder to make the finish raised and shiny. If you are interested in a free instruction sheet on the technique email me and I will send you the pdf of steps. firstname.lastname@example.org
Creation #3: Another Christmas Card by Wayne and moi. This time in a very non-traditional Christmas colorway.
Materials: Checkered Paper and Micron 01 pen LS26 snowflake stencil, matte black embossing paste, DG674 ornament die
Tangles used from top to bottom: Cadent and Yew dee
Be sure to pop back tomorrow to see what our new challenge is for the month of December and view the winners for the month of November's challenge.