Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Tangles and Molossus-Inspired "Bleedthrumanades"

Creative Growth

Inspired by Molossus' incredible "Bleedthru- manade" Zentangle®-Inspired Art (ZIA), I laid down some color with Letraset Promarkers in my Rhodia No.16 pad in the shape that continues to recur in my strings, then tangled!  I love the vibrancy of these saturated colors.

Core Set

This is the "bleedthru" backside of Creative Growth.  I decided to let more of the color show on this side to give it a different feel.  Some color shapes I treated as strings, some I ignored.

My tangle "Kilroy" forms the border at the lower edge. The steps for Kilroy and two of my other tangles are shown below....

"Kilroy" was inspired by the famous WWII graffiti image (sans fingers).  "Bark" was inspired by the Dogwood blossom:
And "Pekinitch" is patterned after the Peking Stitch in embroidery:

If you 'adopt' any of these tangles, I'd love to see how you use them.  Enjoy!


Molossus said...

Your bleedthrumanade is fantastic! Since you've fixed the flickr and have your own blog now, I won't put up your tangles, but I've already posted a link here.

Aren't the Promarkers fabulous. I've been playing with some Bic markers. Just not the same!

MoonAttic said...

Thank you so much for your assistance and support!

And oh, I do love the Promarkers. I have more colors in the mail!

Maddy*Moo said...

I love how you've created a shape and contained your tangles within, lovely use of the bleedthru!

MoonAttic said...

Thanks, Maddy! I really dig your 'bleedthrumanades' too. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the 'stripey' ones!

Margareth WALBECQ said...

It's really beautiful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.