Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Phototangles

"Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks."     Yo-Yo Ma

Besides Zentangle, one of my other creative passions is photography. What could be better than combining two of your passions to create something new? I recently ordered 5x7 prints of some of my photos that I thought would lend themselves nicely to being tangled. 

Here is the original photo of a feather that was floating in the water.



I used my Sakura Microperm pens to tangle this because of the glossy surface. The Microns that I normally use to tangle on paper don't work on these.
 
Patterns used: Diva Dance and Bask-it

One of my favorite things to photograph is flowers, using macro (close-up) photography. Here is one of my flowers. It's not 5x7 because I thought it would look better as a square.

 

For this one I decided to outline the petals in white, using a gel pen. The tangles were, again, completed with the Microperm pen.

Patterns used: Florz and Printemps

Another close-up of the center of a flower...
 


  
And the tangled version...


Patterns used: Shattuck, Indyrella, 'Nzeppel, Sand Swirl, Printemps, Diva Dance, and Munchin


It's wonderful how well Zentangle can be combined with so many other creative endeavors. If you enjoy photography, take a look at your pictures and see if you might have some that would look great with tangles. 

Just in case you'd like to try this with some of your own photos, I've been printing my photos through an online service called iprintfromhome.com. I find their prices to be very reasonable and their quality to be excellent. (My local CVS did not do an acceptable job with my prints.) If you decide to give them a try, you can get a $10 credit when you create a new account by entering "TWEET-Caren Mlot" in the "referred by" box.

9 comments:

  1. Caren, just had to comment...your posts are always gorgeous but these took my breathe away. Great photography, hope to someday get mine to look like that, and what a gorgeous tangle job!!! Just beautiful! Will have to look for those pens as I would love to try this. Thanks so much for sharing, I always look forward to your posts.

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    1. Thanks Patsy! If you want to try this, you could also try the identpen. I'm pretty sure that would work also.

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  2. These are stunning. What a wonderful way to join your two hobbies.

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    1. Thanks! They were a lot of fun to do.

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  4. These are wonderful! I particularly like the rose, perhaps because it really separates that amazing center from the rest on the periphery.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. That's high praise, coming from someone whose work I admire so much!

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  5. These are really stunning. I love the idea of combining two crafts and your photos are lovely.

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