I know I have been writing quite a bit about Zentangles but I admit these little drawings are FANTASTIC stress relievers. I told about a challenge from one of my readers (Thank you Leslie!) and decided to try making a Zentangle according to the challenge – I am Diva weekly Zentangle challenge is Orbs. I admit I am all about orbs – remember I answer the phone for a WALKING Ghost Tour Company, orbs are part of the fun! When I think of orbs I think of pictures I have seen with little balls of light almost like a photographers flare. I love orbs and have always been fascinated with them, so this challenge was right up my alley.
I decided I wanted a book or a case to carry everything in. The Booga once again came through in spectacular style with a old AOL disk holder. I pulled out the insides and made a “sketchbook” out of some Canson giant sketchbook paper that I cut to 9” x 7” – I then stapled and folded everything over.
I decided I wasn’t a fan of the clear container so I decided to do a Zentangle cover. I decided to “take the Orb Challenge” and create a Zentangle that I would like for a long, long time.
The case – cleaned with non-acetone Nail Polish Remover and a cotton ball.
The DVD tray removed.
The paper folded where the staples will be. I stapled the paper flat into my carpet, then folded the staples over.
The outer edge.
The inside note the staples folded over.
Closed holds a pen fantastically!
The front covered. This piece was drawn with a 03 Staedtler Pigment Liner. The shading was done with 40% Cool Gray and 20% Cool Gray Prismacolor Markers. I used Liquitex Matte Medium to adhere it to the plastic and to seal it. It did smear the ink in some places but I LOVE it!