This first set required that you (1) make a watercolor background, then (2) stamp with a stamp that had some open areas. I didn't really have anything like that, so I used this circular month stamp 3 times to create open areas. Then you had to (3) zentangle in the spaces, then (4) shade and highlight the tangles.
For the background, I ran drips of yellow and aqua the long way down a large sheet of watercolor paper, dried it, then ran more drips the short way of blues and greens. Gave it a few sprays of water here and there to help with the dripping and ended up with a sort of plaid pattern. Loved it. My watercolor efforts
Stamped the stamp, spent a few evenings tangling away, did a lot of shading and a bit of highlighting, and called it good. I'm not the world's greatest zentangler but I enjoy it and had fun with these.
I used more of the same paper for a theme that required you to use a time piece somewhere on the ATC.
|put a bit of tea bag over the 'long gone' text to fade it out a little|
Slathered some gloss varnish over them to protect the fragile pieces.
At first I wasn't real sure about the vintage images on the modern looking watercolor background but now I like the juxtaposition.
|the text is part of a label from vintage embroidery thread|
|no, I don't know why she's apprehensive, she just looks it|