Friday, March 11, 2011

Twitterpated

On the second tile I did for the "blue challenge" (remember the Strange tile?) I used a bit of collage. What a great way to hide something I don't like and take the work in a slightly new direction.

I thought you might like to see a piece of zentangle inspired art I finished a while ago that also uses collage. It was done on a six inch square of beige mat board. The collaged bits here are beige paper-punch spirals that I used to tone down the very bold black-and-white pattern (Jitterbug) at the top, bottom, and sides. This piece also has some very small, round black and dark copper brads.

It will be going in an exhibition I'm having in June and July. I call it Twitterpated. Have a great weekend!

TWITTERPATED - 15 cm (6") square, (c) 2010 Margaret Bremner
(Tangles: checkered Aura, Beadlines, Daggerly, Hibred, Jitterbug, Rick's Paradox, Striping, Up and Across)

15 comments:

  1. It's very beautiful even though I don't understand your process. Are the beige pieces added on and then tangled? Or are they already drawn? And the added brads are wonderful.

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  2. Sande, all the ink was done first, then the shading, then the collage spirals and brads were added. It 's a bit of 'imminent disaster' moment, gluing something on top of that lovely drawing I've done!

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  3. "Imminent disaster" mayhap, but "Fabulous Beauty" in completion!

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  4. Gorgeous Margaret. I love how it looks so dimensional.

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  5. Very, very cool! I can't wait to try out something like this too.

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  6. Spectacular, Margaret (once again!). The best of luck for the exhibition... very exciting!! :-)

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  7. This is wonderful! Can't wait to sit right down and try the beadlines tangle. Is the brown color a sepia Pigma Micron? I think I'm addicted to Zentangles!

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  8. WOW that is amazing! Love all the dimensional things I'm seeing!!! Next to blk/wh tangles, my next fav is blk/wh and red!!!! Yours is no exception!!!
    TFS this.

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  9. This opens so many possibilities! Thank you for the inspiration. So beautiful.

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  10. Chaun, the brown IS a Sakura micron pen, but not sepia. I have sepia and it's much more of an espresso, almost a gray-black. This is just... Brown. :-)

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful. you mentioned a tangle called jitterbug i have been trying to find the directions for it. is this an official tangle from Rick and Maria? or is it your design. I just love it

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  12. Thanks Liz! I saw Jitterbug quite some time ago, and I think it is Sandy Steen Bartholomew's but I can't find a reference for it. It's a fun tangle. I prefer it with a pencil grid to start so you don't see the grid, but pencil guidelines are not part of Zentangle. A dilemma!

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