Black, White & Gold, Oh My! by Sharla R. Hicks

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Blog: Tangled Expressions, Botanicals | 0 comments

Black, White & Gold, Oh My! by Sharla R. Hicks

August and September 2014 Theme: Black, White & Gold in Zentangle.

I have found the combination of White, Gold, and Black very intriguing. I do this on both Black and White Zentangle Tiles with fun and rewarding results. Today I am featuring several Black tiles I have done with Gold and White Sakura Gelly Roll Pens.

Verdigoh & Squid in Black, White, and Gold by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher Copyright 2014.

Verdigoh & Squid in Black, White, and Gold by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle ©2014

The gold metallic gelly roll ink comes in medium pens resulting in thicker strokes and marks.
Using a solid fill of metallic can be a little heavy feeling as shown in the example below.

Between 2 Lines by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2014 done with White and Gold Sakura Gelly Rolls on Black Zentangle Tile.

Between 2 Lines by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2014 done with White and Gold Sakura Gelly Rolls on Black Zentangle Tile.

In the botanical example below, I decided to experiment using white gelly roll pen with cross hatching for the background and as solid fill.  Fill requires a slow application of the ink, drawing each line of white next to previous line.  When you run back over top of the white it will reactivate the ink and lift leaving uneven color.  The slowed down application gives you a cleaner fill with less black showing through.

Golden Botanical by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2014

Golden Botanical by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT © 2014


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