This mandala took spent about two days to finish, including drying time as there are many layers. Water colors and a variety of wooden stamps in various color inks completed the background. The fine pens used for making the mandala and it’s designs were made using Micron Pens. I would consider this is piece of Zentangle Inspired Art considering its use of repetitive patterns. It is on 12 by 17 inch paper. It is unframed and available for sale for $149.99
I always have so much fun creating an art page page, but sometimes that is just half the journey…. I take a picture of it and let the fun begin again. Usining Adobe’s Lightroom CC and POhotoshop CC gives unlimited editing potential. Here are just a few quick edits I did, using presets, to get a quick example together of how just a few minutes spent in editing can change the tone and feel of the jornal entry immensely…
I used Gelatos and pens by Faber Castell for doing the background and coloring in some of the stencils. I love their products. Liquitex Acrylic paint and mediums, Micron Pens, Prismacolor colored pencils, Gellyroll pens, Faber Castell Gelatos and pens, Windsor &Newton and Jane Davenport Watercolors are must-haves in my art supplies. I also like Jim Holtz and Dylusions products.
This entry is from July 21, 2018 I think. The day after I saw the orthopedic surgeon and learned that I HAVE to lose 40 pounds before they can operate and give me 2 new hips. Time for some major lifestyle changes!!! I’ve been exercising on my recumbent bicycle every morning as soon as I wake up and have found that it’s already helping with my stiffness and pain. Soon, I’ll add swimming into the mix. I ordered a cute bathing suit online.
For this Mandala I used a variety of mediums and products such as Micron pens, a compass, Faber Castell pens, Gellyroll pens, watercolor and Gelatos also by Faber Castell. Since it is so detailed with Zentangle patterns, this Mandala took me about 18 hours to complete. It is on mixed media paper and currently unframed. JRiaz
Mixed media piece using stamps, gelato sticks, water and pigma micron pens.