Sunday, August 27, 2017

Blackout Poetry

TROUBLE
So much money
The giant man was not just
a wrong choice
he was trouble.
(page measures aprx. 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches
blackout art done with Micron pens,
Bic colored marker and
white Uniball pen)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tissue Paper Process #1 ~~A step by step photo guide to using Tissue Paper as a coloring technique

The supplies you will need to get started...
watercolor paper,
artist tape and a drawing board
or any firm surface to tape the watercolor paper to.

Spectra Art Tissue paper.
Gift wrapping tissue paper will not work.
I found this package at the local Art/Craft store.


Tape a piece of watercolor paper to your board.
Have a container of clean water at the ready and some large brushes.
Soak the whole piece of paper with water.


Cut or tear pieces of tissue paper,
place them in a container (I used a box lid)
The colors and sizes of paper are your choice.
I would suggest cutting and tearing your tissue
paper before you soak your watercolor paper.


Lay the tissue paper onto the wet watercolor paper.
Using a brush loaded with water brush over the pieces till they stick to the paper,
it's ok if the colors start to bleed .


Keep adding tissue paper till you
have the desired amount. 

Keep adding tissue paper, layering assorted pieces and colors on top of each other.
 Set aside to dry, the humidity in the air will determine how long this will take.
I would not suggest hurrying the process with a hair dryer as it may blow the
tissue paper off too soon. 


Once the watercolor paper and the tissue paper are dry peel off the tissue paper.
Do not worry if your paper is still a bit wavy...
simply lay it on a hard surface and stack something
heavy on top for a few hours. I use a stack of books.



Here is the final product...the colors bleed and meld into each other creating a really great surface to tangle. At this point I usually cut the large sheet into smaller ATCs...bookmarkers...postcards...etc. The paper in this photo is Bristol Vellum, it has a very smooth surface and is not as heavy as watercolor paper. The colors of the Tissue paper came out a lighter hue and did not blend/bleed as well as the watercolor paper. But it has a certain appeal.




These were done on watercolor paper, you can see how much brighter
the colors are than the Bristol Paper.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Travelling Tangles Project

Hello World,
I am a member of an exciting Facebook group and I just wanted to share a little about it.
We are a group of artists with a love for Zentangle and swapping.
It's a great group of folks from all over the world; we swap, we learn, we encourage, and we create.
I am proud to be a member of this group as we create art we also create a space to learn, collaborate, and to spread peace. Facebook may get a bad rap now and then but in the world of art, and this group in particular, it is a venue for peace, love and respect.
Here is just a sampling of what we do...there are many more. I have swapped with fabulous artists from England, Finland, Canada, Singapore, Italy, Belgium, and many here in the USA.

Aleesha (from Thailand) started and sent to me

I finished it and added to my collection.

Alice (from Maine) started it and sent it to me

I finished it and added it to my collection.

Anne (from Australia) started this and sent it to me.

I finished it and added it to my collection.



Jo (from Michigan) started this and sent it to me.

I finished it and added it to my collection.

Michele (from California) started this and sent it to me.

I finished it and added it to my collection.

Sarah (from Germany) started this and sent it to me.

I finished it and sent it back to her for her collection.

I started this and sent it to Gesine in Germany.

She finished it and added it to her collection.

I started this and sent it to Sue (in Australia)

She finished it and added it to her collection.

Suzanne (from California) started this and sent it to me.

I finished it and added it to my collection.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Blackout Poetry (Some Old Some New)

Here are the latest additions to my Blackout Poetry page. Some are old and some are new.


TOO FAR

The trees shake
The world is weary
The gash of the bullet
Has gone too far

BEHIND THE SHADOWS

A framed photo locked
Their faces together.
The two of them laughing
Behind the shadows.

BATTLES

Like anyone else
I face battles of
human weakness
And faint heart.

MADNESS

Look upon the madness
On the ridge of today. 

KEEPSAKE

The briefest moment;
Different lives.
His voice...
Her heart...
Tears...
And a keepsake.


RED WHITE BLACK AND BLUE

The crowd needs someone,
NOW!
A bright spot on the
Roadmap to teach
The next generation.
PLEASE!

SERVICE

Boys became men.
Their courage paid
for my ordinary life.

DIVINE INTERVENTION

The news came...
My life ceased...
He took over.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Newest Member of the ZiPP Family (Zentangle® inspired Pet Portraits)

Rory
8"x8" Canson Drawing paper, Micron pen, charcoal pencil, graphite
pastels, and white Uniball highlights.

Monday, May 30, 2016

A Memorial for Howie

Howie
Canson drawing paper 8" x 8", Micron pen, charcoal pencil,
pastel pencil, and white Uniball pen. 

HOWIE

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The newest addition to the ZiPPs (Zentangle inspired Pet Portrait) family.

Snickers
8" x 8 " Canson Drawing paper, Micron Pen, graphite, charcoal
pencil, white charcoal pencil and white Uniball pen.