Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Apple Face

I've been making a little sketchbook featuring apples on and off for quite a while now.  I got it out again today and made this page at the top, die cutting an apple with a Spellbinders die and then stamping the face (Hampton Art) on it.  I built up a collage background and liked the result so much that I used left over pieces to make an ATC with another die cut apple.

Zentangling on stencils

I love the whole zentangle thing and though I can't aspire to the artistry of many of its practitioners I'm always amazed by how impressive even basic patterns can look.  In these two samples I used a stencil as my starting point, drew round the outlines and then filled in the shapes with patterns.  The top stencil was a basic grid, the bottom one is a stencil by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I did do it straight but couldn't manage to hold the sketchbook straight in the scanner!