Posts made in September, 2014

More Glitz on Black Zentangle Tiles by Sharla R. Hicks

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Blog: Tangled Expressions | 0 comments

More Glitz on Black Zentangle Tiles by Sharla R. Hicks

August & September 2014 Theme: Black, White, Gold & Glitz   I cannot do a series of posts on glitz without covering the most ethereal and hard to capture in a picture, the Clear Stardust Gelly Roll. The Clear Stardust Pen brings it own subtle glitz to play peek-a-boo depending on the light.  In some lights it looks like pencil shading only, in other lights it reveals its subtle slightly beige glitz that delights the eye.  It is truly one one of my favorites.   TIP:  Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen seals graphite so it does not smudge on a Zentangle Tile. I use it to cover the graphite and add a touch of glitter for joy. Below are  three larger than usual examples with closeups of the Clear Star Pen to capture the subtle glitz.  Remember that they are more beautiful in real life. NOTE: the subtle pen is wiped out with the bright lights of a scan or camera:   NOTE: If you are looking for Zentangle Supplies & Stardust Sakura Gelly Rolls check out Sharla’s store: SoftExpressions.com for the full line.            Sharla’s CURRENT class schedule Soft Expressions, Anaheim California & FREE Tangled Expressions Meeting the 3rd Thursday CLICK HERE Guilds & Business Organizations Schedule a Creativity from the Heart presentation, Zentangle workshops with Sharla CLICK HERE Zentangle Supplies Available NOTE: If you are looking for Zentangle Supplies, Sakura Gelly Rolls, Pastel & Watercolor pencils, Zentangle books , check out Sharla’s store: SoftExpressions.com for the full line. Tangled Expressions Blog Newsletter Sharla has created a Pinterest board where she shares her love of expressive quilts, fiber art, arts & crafts, Zentangle, painting, drawing and more. Find color and design ideas, helpful tutorials, Zentangle Patterns, and more. Tangled Expressions Group on Facebook Follow Sharla & Join in with sharing, comments & remarks. Comments...

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More Metallic on Black by Sharla R. Hicks

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog: Tangled Expressions | 0 comments

More Metallic on Black by Sharla R. Hicks

August & September 2014 Theme: Black, White, Gold & Glitz I think I am close to ending this theme that explores the Black, White, Gold & Glitz theme found in many of my Black Zentangle Inspired Art Pieces done over the last 4 years.  Each time I revisited the Black Tile or the Sakura Gelly Roll Pens I discovered something new and exciting that I take with me.  In the previous post and this post and I found the beauty in these Glitzy studies of using closely related color together and the subtle, nuanced beauty it brings. In my last post I missed giving out the details about the pen choices that make the metallics special.  The Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll pens have a set called Dark Metallic pens with very lovely shades that are grayed down and act as a nice foil to the purer metallic colors. They have a subtle color variation that you will see in the below examples.     The next two are a repeat from an earlier post but I wanted you to realize where the subtle variations of the toned metallics came from the dark selection of the Sakura Gelly Rolls.  What amazes me is how spot on the colors available in the Sakura Gelly Roll. The selection is limited but within them I find great highlighters, nothing seems to stick out as not belonging and yet each blends with so many other palette choices.   Sharla’s CURRENT class schedule Soft Expressions, Anaheim California & FREE Tangled Expressions Meeting the 3rd Thursday CLICK HERE Guilds & Business Organizations Schedule a Creativity from the Heart presentation & Zentangle workshops with Sharla CLICK HERE Zentangle Supplies Available NOTE: If you are looking for Zentangle Supplies, Sakura Gelly Rolls, Pastel & Watercolor pencils, Zentangle books , check out Sharla’s store: SoftExpressions.com for the full line. Tangled Expressions Blog Newsletter Sharla has created a Pinterest board where she shares her love of expressive quilts, fiber art, arts & crafts, Zentangle, painting, drawing and more. Find color and design ideas, helpful tutorials, Zentangle Patterns, and more. Tangled Expressions Group on Facebook Follow Sharla & Join in with sharing, comments & remarks. Comments...

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Glitz on Black Zentangle Tiles by Sharla R. Hicks

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Blog: Tangled Expressions | 0 comments

Glitz on Black Zentangle Tiles by Sharla R. Hicks

My theme for August & September 2014 is Black, White, Gold & Glitz I have always loved a little glitz addition to my creative explorations of color.  It is a joy to see how color interacts with various backgrounds.   I have really been delving deeply in the Zentangle Renaissance Tile and how color work interacts on a tan background but that is another series coming soon so be sure to sign up for my future blog posts. Today covers the Glitz of my theme August & Sept 2014 Black, White,  Gold & Glitz.  I love working the Metallic Sakura Gelly Roll pens because they glide so smoothly across the surface of the Zentangle Tile.  It feels like icing a cake with a super creamy confectionery sugar glaze.  Today I am sharing early 2011-2012 experimentation with metallic pens.   Sharla’s CURRENT class schedule Soft Expressions, Anaheim California & FREE Tangled Expressions Meeting the 3rd Thursday CLICK HERE Guilds & Business Organizations Schedule a Creativity from the Heart presentation, Zentangle workshops with Sharla CLICK HERE Zentangle Supplies Available NOTE: If you are looking for Zentangle Supplies, Sakura Gelly Rolls, Pastel & Watercolor pencils, Zentangle books , check out Sharla’s store: SoftExpressions.com for the full line. Tangled Expressions Blog Newsletter Sharla has created a Pinterest board where she shares her love of expressive quilts, fiber art, arts & crafts, Zentangle, painting, drawing and more. Find color and design ideas, helpful tutorials, Zentangle Patterns, and more. Tangled Expressions Group on Facebook Follow Sharla & Join in with sharing, comments & remarks. Comments...

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More Black, White & Gold by Sharla R. Hicks

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Blog: Tangled Expressions, Botanicals | 0 comments

More Black, White & Gold by Sharla R. Hicks

August and September 2014 Theme: Black, White & Gold in Zentangle   I am deviating away from the black tiles to share with you how I use the Gold in combination with black ink and graphite shading, so yes it fits into the black, white and gold theme this month. I have found that enhancing a White Zentangle tile with shading and gold is a very interesting combination.  The special quality of this combination makes the Gold Metallic Gelly Roll a must have in your arsenal of Zentangle tools. The below tile had large black voids that turned out to be too large and felt boring.  It occurred to me that perking up the tile with gold may be just the trick to counter balance the large boring spaces with a touch of glitz.  I am quite pleased with the results.     I was asked to give a Zentangle presentaion to a Soul Collage group and found not only did I add tangles to the front of the card with Gold Metallic, I also Tangled the back of the card that I tied to front with the gold dots and borders.  I used the Sakura Black Gold Shadow Gelly Roll Pen, this particular pen has a lovely olive toned gold that I find very appealing.   If you are interested in learning more about Soul Collage there are classes around the world. In the Southern California area, I take SoulCollage classes from Chantel Zimmerman. She also enriches your creativity and SoulCollage journey with journaling. Sharla’s CURRENT class schedule Soft Expressions, Anaheim California & FREE Tangled Expressions Meeting the 3rd Thursday CLICK HERE Guilds & Business Organizations Schedule a Creativity from the Heart presentation, Zentangle workshops with Sharla CLICK HERE Zentangle Supplies Available NOTE: If you are looking for Zentangle Supplies, Sakura Gelly Rolls, Pastel & Watercolor pencils, Zentangle books , check out Sharla’s store: SoftExpressions.com for the full line. Tangled Expressions Blog Newsletter Sharla has created a Pinterest board where she shares her love of expressive quilts, fiber art, arts & crafts, Zentangle, painting, drawing and more. Find color and design ideas, helpful tutorials, Zentangle Patterns, and more. Tangled Expressions Group on Facebook Follow Sharla & Join in with sharing, comments & remarks.            ...

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