Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mooka Curves in White with Glitz on on Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014

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. Continue reading

Glitzy Zenpolsions & SharlaRella by Sharla R. Hicks

August and September Theme: Black, White, Gold & Glitz

Zenpolsion in Brown & Gold by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright ©2013.

Zenpolsion in Brown & Gold by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright ©2013. Brown and Sepia Micron Pen with Sakura Gold Metallic Gelly Roll Pen Accents

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. Continue reading