Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Moonstripes



Moonstripes is what I'm calling this tile. I had one thing in my head when I started but as Zentangle often does, it ended up going in a different direction when I finished.

 I started with a black Zentangle tile. I used a Zenstone to do a few quick string lines. I went to grab my white Sakura gellyroll pen but instead I grabbed my Sakura clear glaze gellyroll pen. The clear pen makes beautiful lines that also act as a resist so I ended up deciding to go in a new direction. I took two pictures here so you could see the glaze lines better. I also used my Zenstone to highlight the 'moon' area.


I then picked up the Zenstone that I used to do my string. Using a metal file I scraped the Zenstone and created dust. (I like to call it Fairy Dust!)


With my fingertip, I gently rubbed the white dust into the paper. Wherever the pen lines were, the dust did not stick. After it was all rubbed in I went over some areas again to remove any dust from on top of the glaze lines. Fun project!

I love experimenting with my tools and seeing what different effects I get. Have fun with your supplies!


12 comments:

  1. I really like your fairy dust idea. Combined with glazing. Thank you!

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  2. Lovely Moonstripes! I really like the looks of this and remember how the zenstone glistens on the black tiles. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. Love the glaze! And I had forgotten the technique of scraping the zenstone! Thanks for showing us this wonderful tile and the process. LOVE it đź’–

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  4. Thanks for sharing the proces, I am absolutely going to try this. The tile is lovely!!!

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  5. I haven´t seen a clear gelly pen before. It looks really interesting! Thank´s for the information! Love the result and the name moonstriping!

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  6. Oh my gosh, what a happy accident! Love the clear gelly roll glaze - need that now!

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  7. This is similar to what we card makers do using embossing powder. I love how this looks and just may have to try it!

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  8. Fascinating story and a stunning look. I love how you didn't put any edge lines between the different tangles except for some sparkle.

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  9. Fabulous way to create a "Happy Accident!" I love the idea of fairy dust! Terrific tile!! And thanks for showing us the process! :)

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  10. Looks wonderful, like you had used embossing powder on your lines. I like the technique and may actually have to look for a clear pen. Terrific idea!

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  11. What a lovely process and product. Thank you for sharing how you did it. I'm fascinated with working on black these days.

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