12 March 2011

A recent post on Margaret Oomen's creative blog Ressurection Fern inspired me to try some ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) on river stones. With a source right here in my back garden, last night .. here is what I dabbled at.

Yes it was a challenge, since there's lots o' little dimples in those stones! I used a Sharpie extra fine point permanent marker only, for this little rendition on a grey stone, of CZT Carol Ohl's pattern named Puf. Be sure to visit Open Seed Arts to see Carol's tutorial.

The next pebble is a dappled oatmeal colour. Visit Linda Farmer's Tangle Patterns site to read information on the origins, and drawing of Hollibaugh pattern.

After drawing in the pattern there was no way I could've filled in with black, but then remembered I have a Pigma brush marker. This made for a more intense line as I overdrew the original lines, and the filling in, became more a painting process with the flexible brush tip.


RosC said...

oooh these rock zentagles are really great. They remind me of the marvellous carved boab tree seeds that we saw up in the Kimberley. The seeds have a soft furry coating which can be scraped away in fine lines and shapes. Love your work.
It might be good to Google the boab seeds just for interest.
Ros. :-)

Terri said...

Nice paperweights?!!! Good job, love 'em!

Kay said...

Haven't even thought about this. What a great idea Carole!
I went to Margaret Oomen's blog and did you look at the beautiful pictures she made in Mexico...?

Bonnie Belk said...

More beauties! Next thing you know, you'll be decorating your kitchen sink! Gorgeous work, Carole

Jan Castle said...

Had to laugh at Bonnie Belk's comment!!! Great look to your rocks Carole...you certainly are busy...just don't decide to use this technique in your makeup!!! LOL!

Molly Bee said...

Love these! I'm going to have to give it a try!