Journal52: Prompt 17–Refresh #Journal52 #ArtJournal #Zentangle


I wasn’t sure if this spread was done.  I thought I might want to add to that large area, but after a few weeks, it stills feels ‘finished’.  Why did I feel this was ‘refreshing’?  My wrist has been sore for several months now, and I’ve had to limit my Zentangle.  It was refreshing to do a little even though it hurt.  I guess this is what they mean when they say a little pain is good for the soul!

Sorry, I didn’t have my camera with me to take photos of the process but if it helps:

1.  This was a page where I had slapped on left-over paint from another project.  Mostly drips and small blobs.
2.  I painted entire spread with Shock Lt Yellow Montana Marker acrylic paint.
3. I placed a stencil down and painted over with Daler-Rowney Metallic Brown acrylic paint.
4. I took a plastic knife and ran the serrated edge across both pages.
5. I added bits of left-over paper adhesive drywall tape that I had painted for another project.
6.  I used a black .05 Pigma Micron pen to do the line work.
7.  I added highlights with a Sakura White Gellyroll pen.  I also ‘grayed’ out the columns by drawing stripes with the same pen and then smearing the ink with my finger.
8.  I added a few touches of red with a Wink of Stella Glitter marker.

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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