Judy's Zentangle Creations

Judy's Zentangle Creations

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mandala Mania 1

Hi Tanglers..

I seem to be starting my post the same by saying sorry I've been a bit slack or too busy... well this time it is just plan old slacking off.... I have been very busy working as you know i'm a nail tech and i have been very really busy... i usually do my post of a night time but lately I've been really tired or just making the time for my artwork...

So thought it was time i got off my bum and put up a new post..
I hope that you all have been well and that you have been challenging yourself with your art work.

I will be sharing with you a set of Mandalas I'm doing... there will be 12 of them by the time I'm finished... I have done 9, so yes I have been busy... I'll share my first two with you...

I have done these to fit in a 12x12" Matt

So as usual i start but a compass and pencil and do my circle  to size that i need
using a protractor i divide the circle into sections then I draw my design 
in pen but sometime I start in pencil to see  if I'm happy with design but 
most time i just pen it

One I'm happy with the design then it's time to fill it in..

Don't forget to make sure that the balance in tone so that you don't have 
too much of one... Hold away work work and you can see properly
the tones

This series i'm doing is a Mandala with a Zentangle Pattern
surround the mandala

The finished product No.1

So Tanglers try something new but remember that if
you use an idea from another artist give them the credit...

It's not hard to say thankyou for the inspiration

Til next time.. hopefully sooner than later

Happy Tangling


Friday, January 30, 2015

3D Mandala

Hi Tanglers...

I can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged... It's been a really tough 6 months i have lost two people really close to me and I want to appoligise I was going to keep this up and do it quiet regular but I'm so busy with my Nail business that I just haven't had the time... and I've been so emotionally tired in the evening that i'm going to bed quiet early.

So here I am today with the day off and I thought I would share the design I did earlier this year my 
3D Mandala

I'm dedicating this post to my beautiful brother John who passed away at 49 just after Christmas..
It is a very sad time for me we were very close... So John this is for you because I know this is what you would want me to do.

This is a photo of the finished design...

this is no very clear but it's done the same as starting a Mandala..
Step 1.
. you need to make 3 or 4 of these ( lets call them "template") 
making sure each of them has all the same markings

Step 2. 
On the first Template on you are going to do the base design

Step 3.
On the second Template you can see I have only done the centre large  star..
Fill in the pattern how ever you want it... before you cut out your pieces carefully
write in pencil T for top and B for bottom it will make it easier to line them up

Step 4.
On your third template we are working on the centre...
do you pattern  and fill in the dark or medium pattern to you desire

Step 5.
Instead of wasting paper i have done this in the centre of this template
you can also start to cut things out roughly

Step 6.
Fill it in how ever you want it to look..
take your time do not rush you details

Step 7.
Cut it out using a craft knife very carefully

Step 8.
You need to black out the areas that you are going to layer

Step. 9
This is your finally piece the centre of the whole design
also cut out carefully... 

Step 10.
When you finish all the details and cut them out you need to blacken the edges

Step 11.
have all you pieces cut and all the design filled in 
and also all the edges done 

Step 12.
Cut out a circle that is the desired size of the Mandala

Step 13...
You are ready now to put this 3D Mandala together

Step 14...
I used foam mounting tape to put these together
start from the bottom to the top

This is not as very good photo but it looks great in real life

Hey Tanglers

 I hope you like this Idea...
if you decide to give it ago please share with me

So happy  Tangling