Tonight I am starting to show the samples from the Clarity TV show last weekend. Along with the fantastic new Groovi system for parchment, there were some lovely new bird stamps too!
I was very much in Zentangle mode when I received these stamps and was delighted to find they are prefect to tangle.
This is the single owl from the 'Wise owls' set they come with a little set of spectacles, a monocle and a morter board, but I thought I would just use him on his own.
We also had two fab sets of Framer shape stencils and the oval from set 1 fitted the owl perfectly.
I started by outlining the stencil shape with a fine black pen, then removed the stencil and did another line round the inside
I stamped the owl and drew in the 'branch ' he is standing on, then spent several hours doing all the tangling. There are lots and lots of patterns on the internet, but the original Zentangle.com is an excellent place to start.
Once I had finished everything in the oval, I was wondering how to finish it and I realised that I could draw a pattern on the outside too, so I added my corners by hand.
I also added some shading to the owl with a graphite 2B pencil and a bit of blending with a paper stump.
...so having spent 3-4 hours doing that, what did I do once I finished?? Another one!! I enjoyed it so much, I just wanted to carry on! I used the triangle stencil from the other stencil set and just kept going. I did stop after this one though!
Thanks for dropping by,