Sunday, 15 July 2012

Zentangle with Perfect Pearls

Today I tried out my new Perfect Pearls Palette for the first time. I drew a zentangle ATC with a platypus, inspired by Aboriginal art – a stylised shape filled with pattern and surrounded by more pattern, but with zentangle.

I coloured it using my Inktense pencils, and then picked out certain elements with Perfect Pearls, using a water brush to pick up the colour from the palette.

For the platypus body, I used Kiwi, which is a dichroic colour, giving shades of green and brown. For the water weed I used Interference Green, and Mint, which actually look very similar on the pale blue background. I added some Perfect Gold around the frame.

As usual, the shimmer really doesn’t show up in the photo. I have attempted to show this with a detail shot, with the ATC held at an angle to the light:

This shows it up slightly, but it really doesn’t do it justice. If you turn the ATC in the light, it really is quite shimmery. I didn’t put Perfect Pearls all over the surface but just picked out certain details, which adds one more element to my zentangle art.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Shoshi, love the platypus with the Perfect Pearls.The PP's look good just showung in patches, like light hitting the water. Cute.
    I found another Dress Form to decorate this week.I'm getting hooked on them.

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  2. Hi Shoshi. I just love your platypus. You should keep him in view somewhere on your page. I'm glad you have found a use for your perfect pearls. It is quite frustrating when a photo won't do your work justice, but I can imagine how lovely it looks in real life. Kate x

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  3. I love the Platypus! Lovely drawing & colouring as ever - I think the Perfect Pearls look stunning.

    I thought of you when I saw this article on altering vinyl on Team KNK http://teamknk.com/?p=3695 x

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  4. Hi Shoshi, what a gorgeous little Platypus - he is so cute - I love the patterning on his back. I have a thing about tortoises and turtles - I love the designs and patterns on their shells - your platypus is perfect! I love the shimmer - you can certainly see it clearly in the second photo.
    I have sent you an email about the ATC - thank you so much - it doesn't look like the first email I sent got to you, so I hope you get this one ok.
    Diana x

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  5. Hi Shoshi, this is great :0) I can definitely see shimmer in the blue and the platypus looks 3D. Hard to believe it's as small as an ATC you've added so much detail! So clever!! :0)

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