I haven't posted much in the last week because I was keeping my latest project secret until I could give it to my mom.
My mom loves frogs so I knew I had to try to tangle some frogs for her. I used a frog stencil, like the elephant I used for Dilip's Ganesha, to create my border. I couldn't decide how to fill the frog, so I started with the backgrounds. I wanted something bold because I originally thought I might leave the frogs white. I had so much fun with the backgrounds that I couldn't leave the frogs blank. I tangled and tangled away.
It helped that my darling daughter was asleep in the car. Each of the three tiles (only two posted so far) was created during a separate napping experience. It was relaxing to hear her deep breathing in the back of the car while we were parked along the river. Tangled nap times are my favorite!
I love how Braze looks like leaves in the background of this one.
Marasu makes this frog looks like it's getting sucked into a vortex.
Soon I'll post the third frog featuring a new tangle pattern.
After creating my frogs, I couldn't decide whether I should leave them black and white, usually my favorite, or if I should color them. After Sandy Steen Bartholomew's lesson with Inktense pencils, I couldn't wait to try coloring the frogs. I had shaded my tiles which I would do after coloring next time. I scanned my frogs and printed onto some cardstock to test the colored pencils. Obviously the colors aren't exact on this paper, but here are my test results:
I want to practice with my Inktense pencils on a better paper next time because I loved using them!