Our group in San Diego meets the second Monday of each month to share three hours of Zentangle. Sometimes we do simple projects like “community tiles” where we section our tiles off into the number of people in attendance, then pass them around in the circle and fill in one space each. Other times, someone will lead the gathering and share something new and fun ….
Like this week. Rho Densmore (along with her cohorts Linda and Gina), showed us all about alcohol inks. Me, not being a “crafter”, thought I can’t do this. But, once she showed us the steps, it was so much fun! We had two glossy, white ceramic tiles to play with – applying the inks and then tangling with Identipens. Now the mystery is how to seal them. One cool thing about it, if you don’t like it, just take some rubbing alcohol and remove it. Confession … which I did today with one of my Monday tiles.
I came home from Michael’s and cleaned off that tile, then went to work applying all my new inks. Made a few attempts and then got one I really liked. Did a little ocean scene on it, but my Identipen bled in a few spots. I know it was dry, but maybe not all the way underneath where the inks were layered. Fun afternoon quick project.
This would be a fun class to teach. Need to perfect my own skills first though. Thanks Rho for sharing!