Wednesday, May 7, 2014

More on the Weekly Challenge #166

I just couldn’t stop playing around with this weeks challenge. I really wanted to try another of the new techniques that I learned at Tangle U. Molly brought us a “gift” as she called it, from Maria and Rick.  She showed us how to work on the black tiles using a “wash” of Zenstone on top first.  You can see Maria using it in her work here. The first one is from my time at Tangle U and uses a black micron on top of the ghosting of Zenstone. Of course I couldn’t leave well enough alone…. I had to many of those, what ifs, running around in my head.  My what would happen, for this one was, to add some colored pencil to it also. I used the Irojiten colored pencils from Tombow for the colored parts.

Here was my next experiment using this technique, and the, i am the diva challenge for this week. I ghosted the tile first and this time used a Sakura glaze pen, which gives a very shiny black line. I also used a silver Uniball pen, and both gold and bronze colored Slicci pens for accents. The shading added here and there was done with Caran d’Ache supracolor II soft colored pencils. I love how this one turned out. It reminds me of a bunch of pulley systems.

Thank you all for your lovely comments!
Here is to a great rest of the week, Happy Hump Day!


  1. That is soooooo cool! I love the effect, as well as your choice of colors and the circle tile!

  2. Looks great. Did not hear as much about this technique as the embossing one.

  3. Really wonderful effects - works so well in the colours of the first, delicate tile and adds a great 'metallic' effect on the industrial feel of the second tile. Great work, Kate! Axxx

  4. Gorgeous work, Kate! Love, LOVE them both.

  5. These are so beautiful and what a great new way to use the black tiles. Thank you for sharing!

  6. WOW! I love the zenstone wash with the black pen over it. I am going to have to try that now!