In case you don't have the book, here are the steps:
1) Apply color from the water-based marker to a piece of plastic.
2) Using a brush filled with water, dampen the entire section you are working on.
3) Pick up some color from the plastic with a damp brush and apply color to one side of the section.
4) Wipe out extra color and use the brush to spread color over the section-it will lighten as you go.
5) Let dry completely.
7) Add shading with color pencils if you desire.
In the book example, Sue tangles with different color Micron pens, and her results are gorgeous! I used a regular black Micron on mine. After I was done tangling, I went back and added shading with a Prismacolor watercolor pencil. Something I am learning the more I play with color pencils, is that a little goes a long way. I tend to put too much down and it gets pretty dark and vibrant. Start lightly and build up the color if you like how it looks and want more.
This technique is a lot of fun and one I will try again. Who knows, it may turn into another Zendala class!
Thanks to both CZT, Suzanne McNeill at www.blog.suzannemcneill.com and to CZT, Sue Jacobs at www.suejacobs.blogspot.com for sharing this technique!
Note: I forgot to get a photo of the red/orange/yellow tile before I tangled on it.
|Completed tile with color pencil shading|
|Watercolor wash with tangles added|
|Completed tile with colored pencil shading|