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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Masters Working Large

We worked on two main individual projects during our Master Class. One was the illuminated letters which you've seen. Our other project was "working large." We wanted people to move their wrists and arms as well as their fingers in creating these Zentangle works of art with a renaissance look.

For paper we used 20 x 30 inch (50 x 75 cm) sheets of Lokta. Lokta is a long fiber paper made from tree bark in Nepal. The trees (more like bushes we're told) regenerate quickly. It is also the paper that we use to cover our Zentangle Kit boxes.

For drawing tools we used regular pencils for string and shading. For tangling, we used Sakura® Pigma™ Graphic 1 and Micron 08 pens in black, brown and sepia. We used white chalk pencils for highlights.

Here's a closeup of an example Maria showed before we began:



People had their choice of green, brown or ecru paper. Here's a view from the balcony:



Getting started:



More from the balcony:





To many peoples' delight, Deb Phelps, CZT (and licensed massage therapist!) brought her massage chair.



We'll show more tomorrow how this project progressed.

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4 comments:

Sue Clark said...

Maria, Your piece is so stunning, it takes my breath away! Incredible!

Cynnie said...

wow,,,love this working large...and this example...breathtaking isn´t it!!
Cynthia Schelzig...Cynnie

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

I just adore that big drawing on the green paper ! I've been googling 'lokta paper ', and it seems to me that this paper is not very smooth. Isn't it hard to draw on ?

Zentangle said...

Lokta paper is the paper that our Zentangle Kit Boxes are covered with. It has texture , but a somewhat soft texture. It takes the pen nicely and the chalk pencil as well. It was not difficult to work on. Any comments from our "Master Tanglers?"....... (all the pieces they did on the lokta paper were fabulous, without exception!) Best, Maria