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Using CLEAR Stardust Pen for Glitz! by Sharla R. Hicks.

More Glitz on Black Zentangle Tiles by Sharla R. Hicks

August & September 2014 Theme: Black, White, Gold & Glitz

Closeup, Blooms in Black, White and Glitz by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher using Clear Stardust Sakura Gelly Roll as a Glitz Highlighter. For more zentangle inspiration, visit Sharla's Blog
Closeup, Blooms in Black, White and Glitz by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher using Clear Stardust Sakura Gelly Roll as a Glitz Highlighter

 

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: Continue reading

Nautilus in Blue by Sharla R. Hicks, Copyright 2012 using Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens

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.

Between 2 Lines on Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT   copyright 2012.

Between 2 Lines on Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT ©2012. Sakura Metallic Pens. Cadent, Emigle, Tortuca, Beelight, Knights Bridge

Lavendar and Copper  Cubine on Black by Sharla R. Hicks copyright 2011 using Sakura's Metallic Gelly Roll Pens

Lavendar and Copper Cubine on Black by Sharla R. Hicks ©2011 using Sakura’s Metallic Gelly Roll Pens

 

Nautilus in Blue by Sharla R. Hicks, Copyright 2012 using Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens

Nautilus in Blue by Sharla R. Hicks, ©2012 using Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens


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

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

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

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

In the botanical example below, I decided to experiment using white gelly roll pen with cross hatching for the background and as solid fill.

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.

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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FREE Tangled Expressions Meeting the 3rd Thursday
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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.

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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.
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