Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Alcohol Ink Cacti Series

I had fun painting a series of desert cacti, so I thought I would share them here on my blog.  Still having fun with the inks and have some new ideas I will be trying out soon.
DESERT MOON on a 6x6 ceramic tile
DESERT GLOW on a 4x4 ceramic tile

DESERT BLOOM on Yupo paper
DESERT BEAUTY on translucent Yupo paper
DESERT FUN on Yupo paper

Heart String Zendala

The DIVA challenge #353 this week is to create a zendala using a heart string. I love doing zendala's and its been a long time since I created my own string for one.  I used a regular size tile and started with 4 hearts in the middle, then just kept adding hearts around and around in pencil.

Then I traced my template in ink and filled in some of the areas in black ink. Feel free to copy and use this hand drawn template if you wish.

Then I tangled.  I like to only use 2-3 tangle patterns on a zendala to give them more of a symmetrical look. In this case I stuck to some oldies...Printemps, Crescent Moon, and Florz.  Here is my tile pre-shading and highlighting.

The finished tile with shading and highlights. I enjoyed this challenge!

Friday, February 2, 2018

DIVA’s challenge #349 Rumpus

The challenge this week is to use the new official tangle, Rumpus.  I love this tangle and have tried it several times, but this week I only had time for a small one.  Enjoy the weekend, everyone!