Posts made in October, 2014

Gallery: Black, White, Gold & Glitz Inspiration by Sharla R. Hicks

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Blog: Tangled Expressions, Botanicals, Galleries | 0 comments

Gallery: Black, White, Gold & Glitz Inspiration by Sharla R. Hicks

A late addition to Black, White and Gold Glitz theme is a lovely mooka on black highlighted with gold that I completed in September.  Here I show you the two stages of the ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) before glitz  and after glitz.   I am never sure which I like better, I love the purity of the white only but I also love the added elegance and warmth that the gold offers. Then keep on scrolling down and enjoy the Gallery  that groups all the Black, White, Gold & Glitz posted in August & September 2014 together in one spot . . . this gallery overview shows my personal growth in understanding how white pen works on black, the exploration of adding shading or just using line, and finally explores the wonderful world of glitzy metallic pens.  I am partial to Sakura Gelly Rolls because they are so smooth and the price point is excellent. NOTE: For more information on the Sakura’s Metallic Gelly Roll Pens, checkout my store, SoftExpressions.com.     Gallery: Black, White, Gold & Glitz Zentangle Inspired Art by Sharla R. Hicks I like my galleries to be chronological but also grouped by style so that I can review the growth and changes my Zentangle journey has taken over the last 3.5 years. This gallery covers  Zentangle Inspired Art  from 2011 to 2014.  Check out my tutuorial: White Gelly Roll on Black Click a Picture to see Gallery in Full View with Enlarge Pictures full sized gallery shows off the glitz and subtle white shading Create Bold Art ATC card by Sharla R. Hicks, ©2011 ATC (artist tradint card) Black Zentangle Card with Cubine and Echoism by Sharla R. Hicks ©2011ATC Card by Sharla R. Hicks ©2011 ATC (artist trading card) using Stardust Gelly Roll Pen for Glitz by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, highlights are Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura Paisley in White by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT copyright 2011. Highlights are Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura Betweed Botanical by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher copyright 2011, , highlights are Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura Betweed Pear by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher. Black highlights are Clear Glaze Sakura Pen. Verdigoh & Squid in Black, White, and Gold by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle ©2011 White & Gold on Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2012 Between 2 Lines by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2014 done with White and Gold Sakura Gelly Rolls on Black Zentangle Tile. Frosty by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2013. AuraNot Circles by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 Cubine on Black framed by undualting S curves by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 White on Black Botanicals by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 Checkered Rose by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2014 Zentangle Inspired Posies by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2011 using Flux, Tipples, Perfs and my own Posie variations. White on Black part of the Botanical Series by Sharla R. Hicks Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2014 done with White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and shaded with General’s White Pastel Pencil Early Mooka Play in Cooper by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2011 Between Two Lines by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT ©2012 using Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens Between 2 Lines on Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT ©2012. Sakura Metallic Pens Lavendar and Copper on Black by Sharla R. Hicks ©2011 using Sakura’s Metallic Gelly Roll Pens Nautilus...

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Glitzy Zenpolsions & SharlaRella by Sharla R. Hicks

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Blog: Tangled Expressions | 0 comments

August and September Theme: Black, White, Gold & Glitz Excitement boils over when I begin exploring a new background or pen color and how far I can push it limits.  Often glitz comes out to play in these less than traditional Zentangle explorations and the Sakura Gelly Roll Pens is often the go-to-tool.  Much is learned each time I play with the interaction of glitz on a color background oe new pen color.  Add in the rhythmic beauty of tangle cohesion and you have magic. Sometimes a heavy coat of gold metallic pen is just what the tangle calls for.  Below see how the gold pen looks like golden gilding with its rich opulence.  Be sure to ENLARGE PIXs to see the true beauty! 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.   ENLARGE PIXs to see the true beauty of gold Below, the Clear Stardust Gelly Roll highlights the shading! Subtle and a little difficult to see, so enlarge picture. for more information on the Stardust Clear Gelly Roll Pen, go to the previous post. Sharla’s CURRENT class schedule & Free Tangled Expressions Meeting (3rd Thursday) Soft Expressions, Anaheim California CLICK HERE 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. If your guild or group is interested in my Creativity from the Heart presentation, Zentangle workshops or attending Zentangle classes contact Sharla 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. Also find SoftExpressions.com Sharla Hicks Store on Facebook.Here is where I announce the latest additions to the store and new tutorials, videos and more…We will also share inspiration and offer feedback when asked, so feel free to ask. Comments are...

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