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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

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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White on Black part of the Botanical Series by Sharla R. Hicks Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014 done with White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and shaded with General's White Pastel Pencil

White on Black Zentangle by Sharla R. Hicks

My theme for August  & September 2014 is Black, White, Gold and Glitz.

Today I revisit White Gelly Roll on the Black Zentangle Tile. See my previous post for Mooka on Black and Mooka on Black 2.

Mooka in Black 4 by Sharla R. Hicks copyright 2014

Mooka in Black 4 by Sharla R. Hicks ©2014

It has been my experience that some tangles work better than others. My preference is to select tangles that rely on line as their base stroke since the white gelly roll ink is thick and opaque. It takes some practice to learning how to hold the pen lightly for finer lines.

I use the White Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura because it flows smoothly and has a great price point.  I also use White Glaze Pen and add sparkly accents with the Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen. (Available on my SoftExpressions.com webiste)

Check out my Tutorial on how to use White Pen on Black Tile, CLICK HERE

Below are examples showing light white to very opaque tangle lines.
Early Zentangle works back in 2011
Betweed Botanical by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, visit blog for more inspiration

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

Betweed Pear by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2011: Done with White Gelly Roll, White & Black GLAZE PEN & General’s White Pastel Pencil.

 

Glaze Sakura Pens creates a raised embossed effect and a very solid line.
It comes in many color choices.
Sakura also makes matte embossing pens called Souffle
Both are available at Sharla’s Store SoftExpressions.com

Time and practice are your friends when it comes to learning how the white pen lays down on the paper. This examples done in 2013 shows growth in control of the pen strokes.  Also note, that shading  is not always required as fine lines can be enough.

White on Black part of the Botanical Series by Sharla R. Hicks Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014 done with White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and shaded with General's White Pastel Pencil

White on Black, part of the Botanical Series by Sharla R. Hicks Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2013 done with White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and shaded with line only

Check out my Tutorial on how to use White Pen on Black Tile, CLICK HERE


 

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& 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

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