White on Black

This week’s challenge was to use a white pen on black paper or, for those who did not have black tiles, to create a tangled piece on a found object.

I cut a tile using Strathmore’s black Artagain paper.  Black tiles are not my favorite mainly due to the white gel pen.  I used both the Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and the Uniball Signo white gel pen.  I like the whiteness of the Signo gel pen and the thinner line I get using the Sakura gel pen.  I used the Sakura to draw the tangle and the Uniball to create the dots of tangle: B’Dylan and then colored over them with colored pencils.   The tangleation of Paushalov is from the wonderful book, “Pattern Play” by Cris Letourneau and and Sonya Yencer.  Of course, I had a lot of fun adding color to the tile. 🙂

Here is my tile for this challenge:

Tangles: N'Zeppel, Paushalov, B'Dylan Colored with Prismacolor Pencils, General White Charcoal pencil and Zenstone

Tangles: N’Zeppel, Paushalov, B’Dylan
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils, General White Charcoal pencil and Zenstone

 

This is my first tile.  On my next tile I want to make the oval for Paushalov wider and more egg shaped.  Trying to do B’Dylan with the white gel pen is more of a challenge than using the Micron 01 pen.  I’ll have to work with that on another black tile.

 

Tile #2:  I decided to do another tile with Paushalov.  This time I used Florz as the background.

Tangles: Florz and Paushalov Colored with Prismacolor pencils and General White Charcoal pencil

Tangles: Florz and Paushalov
Colored with Prismacolor pencils and General White Charcoal pencil

Now that I have submitted my tile it is time to go to Laura’s blog to see how others interpreted the challenge.  Who knows, I might even decide to embrace black tiles.  I encourage you to look at the submissions too.  What can you learn from these tiles?

As always, I am so grateful to all who leave me comments.  They are a great source of encouragement and support.  To those who left comments last week, I want to say,  THANK YOU!

Until next time,
Sending smiles,
Maureen
www.TaoOfTangling.com

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