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More Metallic on Black by Sharla R. Hicks

August & September 2014 Theme: Black, White, Gold & Glitz
Glitzy Spinners by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012. using Sakura's Dark Metallic Pens

Glitzy Spinners by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012. using Sakura’s Dark Metallic Pens

I think I am close to ending this theme that explores the Black, White, Gold & Glitz theme found in many of my Black Zentangle Inspired Art Pieces done over the last 4 years.  Each time I revisited the Black Tile or the Sakura Gelly Roll Pens I discovered something new and exciting that I take with me.  In the previous post and this post and I found the beauty in these Glitzy studies of using closely related color together and the subtle, nuanced beauty it brings.

In my last post I missed giving out the details about the pen choices that make the metallics special.  The Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll pens have a set called Dark Metallic pens with very lovely shades that are grayed down and act as a nice foil to the purer metallic colors. They have a subtle color variation that you will see in the below examples. 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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More Black, White & Gold by Sharla R. Hicks

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


Zentangle Tile by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher with Cubine & Purk
Zentangle Tile by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher using Cubine & Purk. Highlighted with shading and gold metallic gelly roll pen accents.

I am deviating away from the black tiles to share with you how I use the Gold in combination with black ink and graphite shading, so yes it fits into the black, white and gold theme this month.

I have found that enhancing a White Zentangle tile with shading and gold is a very interesting combination.  The special quality of this combination makes the Gold Metallic Gelly Roll a must have in your arsenal of Zentangle tools.

The below tile had large black voids that turned out to be too large and felt boring.  It occurred to me that perking up the tile with gold may be just the trick to counter balance the large boring spaces with a touch of glitz.  I am quite pleased with the results. 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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FREE Tangled Expressions Meeting the 3rd Thursday
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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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More White on Black by Sharla R. Hicks

August & September 2014 Theme is Black, White & Gold

AuraNot Circles by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Copyright 2014.

AuraNot Circles by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014

 

I continued to be fascinated by how white goes on Black and occassionally revisit the technique.   I have more white than black tiles but I do find the challenge of playing with white gelly roll pen on black worth the effort.  Today I am looking at more White on Black Tiles. The examples rely heavily on line and fill to make a statement.  My choices to add white fill are used to add drama to the pieces. Continue reading