Sunday, 8 July 2012

Zendala Dare #13

This week the dare from Erin was to play with paper and move out of our comfort zone and not use white paper. See the challenge here  Dare #13

I did this in 2 steps, first I tried the zendala on white paper and once I was happy that it worked I redid it on coloured paper.

Here is my white attempt using Rick and Maria's new tangle pattern Auraknot, this is a really fun pattern.

Auraknot on white paper

Here is the attempt on coloured paper, this is checked background paper. I struggled to find paper without too much of a pattern on it. Also When I came to shade it I used pencil which made it look muddy and grey so I rubbed that out and ended up shading with a coloured pencil. I found this tricky as it doesn't smudge. I am not sure if I like the finished article as much as the version on white paper as it disappears into the paper a bit too much. Perhaps I should have used a thicker nibed pen rather than the 0.1 micron.

Auraknot on patterned paper

I had another go, this time with some flowery paper and a thicker pen, this seemed to work out better. I think that I will stick to the white paper in future though!





8 comments:

  1. It worked out beautifully on white and the yellow. Your lines look perfect on both!

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  2. Oe, I love your tiles. They look fantastic with the new tangle Auraknot.

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  3. All three are wonderful! And, I can't believe how you've mastered Auraknot so well. Kudos to you!!!

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  4. My goodness, this zendala looks fabulous done in Auraknot! I like both your designs done on the patterned paper.

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  5. i like the one yellow, but you are right - the bolder pen makes it stand out more. this was a fun experiment. i'll have to try your idea of shading with a colored pencil - good idea!

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  6. OMGoodness! Our tiles are almost identical!!! I LOVE it!! I too was inspired by Auraknot and I think it influenced my tile quite a bit....all three of yours are fabulous!

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  7. I like the softness of the design on the yellow paper. The bolder ones are lovely too - you did a great job with auraknot.

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  8. Your auraknot is perfect! Such straight, uniform lines. I like the boldness of the second one too.

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