Tangled Ink Art

Tangled Ink Art
"CREATIVITY IS CONTAGIOUS, PASS IT ON" Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Diva Challenge #110 Get rid of the box

This week's challenge from the DIVA is to think outside the box, or try something you haven't tried yet.  I have tangled on a lot of different surfaces, and still have some more projects I want to try once the weather warms up.  For now I decided to try some color.  I have played a little with colored pencils, watercolor, and blending Tombow markers in the past, but my ventures have been small and I am not really comfortable with color yet. 
For my first tile I used Tombow markers in their full color (without blending).  I made a string with bright bold colors and then tangled.  I then used a white charcoal pencil for highlighting.  I surprised myself and actually like the brightness of it.

 
For my second & third tiles I wanted to try the watercolor technique of applying a watercolor wash   and then salt. That was fun to see how the salt changed the look of the color.  Next time I would get    my paper even wetter then I did this time.  The paper the tiles are made out of really takes water well.  They curled up when wet, but flattened right out when dry.  For the purple tile I used a regular  Micron for the tangles and for the blue tile I used Sakura Gelly roll pens and highlighted both with a white charcoal pencil.   The color on both looks so much better in person then in the photo.              
           

Thanks, Laura!  It's always fun to try new things!
 
                                                                                                                                    
 
 

9 comments:

  1. Wow! They are all lovely, but I think the third one is my favorite. Isn't the salt technique fun?

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  2. I love seeing the difference the medium makes in the results of the color. Each one of them is fabulous!

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  3. Great tiles, I love the boldness of the first one, and a great idea to use the white to highlight.

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  4. All of them are lovely, so colourful.

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  5. Great tiles. Thanks for the technique tips. I'll have to try them myself.

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  6. great to hear about the process and see the results! All lovely tiles, and fabulous color!

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  7. All three are great, but for me the purple one is greater :-)
    This technique is fun to do and gives a beautiful result.

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  8. I love them!
    and I realy love the effect from the white charcoal pencil.
    I will try that someday!

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  9. The color and your tangles are so festive, love how each technique gives such a different "feel" to your work.

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