Monday, September 24, 2012

Zendala dare 24

I wasn't sure how to handle this one.  I started with my micron 1 in purple and realized it didn't work well on this paper.  I had used Photo paper in matte finish because it fit in the printer and is really, really white!  But it won't work with the micron pens, only with the fine tip sharpies. 
So I shifted over to the sharpie and continued on.  The ultra fine tip is about equal to a micron 5 so it is darker and thicker.  I like it with the larger pictures.  On a true tangle tile I need the finer micron 1. 
 By the time I got the zendala pretty much filled in, it seemed to be tooooo dark and solid.  So I thought why not go 'outside the box' literally,.  I hoped it would loosen up the look. I made those last four corners into a skinny purple frame to pick up that little bit of purple pen I started with.   What do you all think?


7 comments:

Didisch said...

It looks great! I love the swirls you did to go out of the box, and I agree because of them your ZD has a geeat finising touch.

Anne's tangle blog said...

Very beautiful. I'm glad you did the swirls, because they make it more playful.

Dawn said...

I think it's great! Your BtlJoos tails give it a Cheshire Cat kind of feel, whimsy and fun! And I'm a sucker for all things purple! Well done!

Chrissie said...

Beautiful work, so well done.

Collectincat said...

Thanks all for the nice comments! It's very encouraging.

Blue-bird (a.k.a. Ilse) said...

Oh beautiful. I think you did well going outside of the box!
Sometimes it makes a tile 100 times better.
I really like this result!

Sue said...

The purple is just right! and I love the way you've gone outside the box - it does add whimsy! Nicely done!