Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The colours of Autumn

This is my Zentangle type owl stamp that came out in Spring 2010 (JGCL524 Wise Owl). It's taken from a drawing I did years and years ago as an art student.
Zentangle is all about doodling, you can fill a shape with lots of different designs, or just doodle until a shape or design appears. There are lots of books on the subject and I find it very addictive and relaxing. So next time you are chatting on the phone or on a long train journey to somewhere wonderful get out your black fine (a Sakura one preferably!) pen and start doodling.
To make the owl I have stamped in black, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heated the image, do this several times onto patterned papers, choose ones that co-ordinate (these papers are from Woodware, shades of brown, red, and yellow ochre just like autumn leaves).
Cut out sections, shape the reverse with a large embossing tool and layer up on to a complete image which is mounted on the base card. Use silicone glue for this 3D effect, which allows you to adjust the position of the pieces of paper and keeps the shape of the paper after embossing.

This picture is the same image but using different papers.
I've mounted this on to Woodware ribbed recycled craft card.



He is absolutely gorgeous - what great colours.


Eunice said...

Wow that's fabulous Jane, I had seen this technique years ago but forgotten all about it. I do doodle (well more like scribble) when on the phone but could never manage anything as neat and precise as this.

Tabitha looking cute

Tabitha looking cute
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