Thursday, February 26, 2015


Weekly Challenge #206

   MY choice of tool, was wax and an egg!! Last year I used markers on real eggs to create Zent'Egg'les, for Easter. Well, years ago I use to do the real Pysanky eggs. It has been way to long since I have done this, and when I pulled out my tools, I realized, just how much I miss working with eggs and Pysanky! Anyway, the process is slower than that of a marker, but it is very zen and relaxing!

Here is the same egg, but I have used vinegar to eat away part of the shell and that is why it is so much lighter in color. I will be doing a special post for more about that process, soon. So keep your eye out for a how to! If I were to remove the wax, the darker brown color of the egg will be the design!
Ok, so I know how to do Pysanky on eggs, but doing tangles, ..........was a whole different experience!  The process of laying out a design is different.  But oh, so much fun!!!
   Once I had finished that project, I then I thought I would try another tool that I have been wanting to play with to create Zentangle. Paper strips!!! I have been working on a project where I will be combing Tangling with Microns and Tangling with paper! Tangled,....Quilling!!! Here is my first go at it. (Really so much of quilling is using tangles, but in a different sense.)  With Zentangle there are no mistakes. But with quilling, it is a little more difficult to allow for mistakes. 
My tools that I used are in this pic.

I used as many scrap pieces of quilling paper as I could that would look ok.

I did shading with the gray marker. 

This was so much fun too!!! I truly love quilling, but it takes so much time and patience to complete a project. That's probably why I fell in love with Zentangle. I can see results and finished project within 30 min. to an hour. This project just got me so excited to finish the big one that I have been working on for my niece. 

   Thanks Laura for the challenge! It's always nice to stretch our comfort zone!!!

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Weekly Challenge

   With trying to stay to my challenge, in doing all of my Inchies the Zentangle way, I just had to use Bijou for this one. Then I had to do a little bit of 'play on words'. So my Inchie is with Bijou and 'Snail' mail!!!
I tried to use as many different tangles as I could, but I have to be honest, this is going to be hard to do all year!!

I hope to see you all next week
as we Inchie our way there!!

to all!
Have a blessed week!!


Duchess said...

Oh yay! I was hoping you would quill too. Check out mine. It was fun but you're right, much more time consuming! 😊

Duchess said...

Double comment. Forgot to compliment you on your egg. From experience I know it's not easy to tangled on roly-poly things.

Tangles and More said...

The egg looks like a lot of work. Looks great though. I like your comibning quilling and tangling. Looks cool.

Kia said...

I was hoping someone would use bijou for the snail inchie. And snail mail is a perfect idea. Also love your egg - you must have to be so careful and the tools look very interesting.

Kia said...

Oh yes, forgot to say how impressed I am by your quilled tangle. I find working with the paper on the edge the hardest thing to do in quilling. Well done!

MySpecialist said...

Love the zenquilling! Can't wait to see the project you are doing for your niece. Love the eggs too. I tangled on a lemon once. Sooooooo glad to see you and your gorgeous work every week!

Anne's tangle blog said...

So much beauty and creativity!!! I love these eggs and the quill is something I like to learn.

sally said...

Wow! Eggs, quilling, snails.....this is a varied post today! The effects are all stunning though :-) the pens in your first photo look like the ones used for laying down wax on fabric (name has totally gone!!!) in batik - my dad used to use something very similar with stencils so a real blast from the past (early 60s). Looking forward to more on pezanky.


Annette P.-L. said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous your "zenquilling"! It looks very elegant! Your eggs are beautiful, too! Very inspiring post, dear Annette!

Unknown said...

That's very nice what you did with the eggs. I'will be looking out for your how to do it. I love your work with the paper too. Very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Great Pysanky/tangled egg! Can't wait to see it when you take the wax off. Quilling piece is great too, and a fun inchie!

Omer said...

Beautiful creations.
The egg painting is a completely different experience.
And I love the 3D effect off adding strips to your tangling. Beautiful.

ArtyZen said...

How fantastic! I have never heart of Pysanky eggs and will have to go and check out what on earth these are...and even if I spelt it right.
And delighted to see the effect of quilling a tangle - real life '3D' effects and SO interesting!

freebird7100 said...

I love the egg, there is a blog I follow where she does those eggs (or something simmilar) I bet you would love it, the blog is love all the rest of the work you did as well.

Trillian As said...

Love your inchie.
Your egg and quilling is wonderful.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Such beautiful work. I love it all and am in awe of your talent. I just love the idea of combining quilling with Zentangle, but I can only imagine how much time you spent! By the way, there is a house for sale on my street!