My enchanted garden

And here we go further in the magical month of december, so everything needs to be magical. For me what seems to be “extra” magical is those zentangles. I always adored the people, who can sit and draw those lines for hours. I am a lot more textural, and in that I mean, I need some physically touchable texture, some bumps and burls and curls… and I need some layers of paint. So I tried my best, to get out of my mixed media box and create a doodled spread.

As you can see I couldn’t work without any colours. So first I used a background that I painted with different acrylic inks and water.

To achieve a bit vintaged look I sanded my surface a bit, so de acrylic ink got a peeled touch. Then I simply took my Artline black markers from 0.2 till 0.6 and began to doodle. I knew I wanted to have some plants and then I was just letting it free, whatever came and wherever. I don’t think it is proportional, well actually it is totally not. And of course a practiced zentangler would say, how could you force that pattern there. I agree 100% with all that. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. This is more difficult than to get a mixed media spread ready.

Some details:

I am sharing my spread with Journal 52 prompt: doodle.

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About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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14 Responses to My enchanted garden

  1. dannylion says:

    I love love love your enchanted garden!!!!! I think it is perfect!

  2. windinn says:

    This is exquisite, Ruth – Love the colour and the doodling…yummmmmmmmmmm!

  3. Lisette says:

    Love the enchanted garden – somewhere that Alice might have ended up if she was written about in the 21st Century. Love your creative mind.

  4. zksmith says:

    Beautiful Ruth! Love your doodles! You should do them more often 😉

  5. I just love your zentangle garden.

  6. Susan Carol says:

    It really is a magical spread with the vibrant colours and bold zentangles.

  7. kampysgirl says:

    Holy moly! didn’t realize how far behind I am!! heehee- love all of your doodling- have to admit, I don’t have the patience for this- so I may be a bit jelli! heehee

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