Here’s just the centre panel of the 4″ square zentangle tile I’m drawing.
Close up, you can see all the imperfections, but I wanted to try to capture the wonderfully luxurious, glistening metallic embellishments.
The bigger, paler dots are gold Sakura Gelly Roll. The brighter gold patterns were drawn with a dip pen and Liquitex Acrylic Ink.
I’ve yet to decide what to do with the turquoise borders, or the golden-brown outer border. And then there’s the wider border around all of this.
In today’s vlog, I share some experiments on adding colour after drawing with the acrylic ink. I wanted to do these first so I didn’t mess up the ink!
It turns out that the ink seems to be pretty resilient to water soluble media, chalky pastels and even matt graphite! Even a pale blue alcohol marker didn’t change the hue much.
So many options, so many possibilities!