Hi everybody. I have been looking at zentangling for a while and up to now have only done a couple of others which I will show at some future time and have got the bug..lol. I saw an eagle with tangled feathers and thought I would try something similar. I found a freebie outline of one and transferred it using pencil on a piece of tissue paper and then turned it on to a piece of white card and went over the lines, and although faint I managed to ink it with a black Micron Pen and it worked pretty well.
I then did the tangling just using some fairly simple shapes...dots, lines and curved shapes varying them and breaking them up with just lines on some of the feathers in between. I think the feathers lend themselves to this treatment and I have to say I was really pleased with the result. It is much easier with the outline to start you off, not like the clever stuff started totally from scratch, but I may progress to something more like that.
I finished by colouring it with a couple of browns and a grey to the feathers not making it too heavy but accentuated the edges of each of the feathers to give them depth, and then added yellow and orange with some brown onto the beak. I fussy cut it out and added it to the embossed background using some silicone gel. I already had the background made by embossing a Lavinia stencil called Laurel used for the first time, and decided to leave it white and just added a black mat and die cut sentiment backed with Stick It for ease of applying to the card.
Thank you for joining me here today and I'll see you again soon.
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