Thursday, October 8, 2015

Rosewood

What! have we already got to R in Joey's Challenge?

And the monotangle is Rosewood. How lovely!

I chose a tile with deckled edges. The most recent purchase of tiepolo paper resulted in some damaged product, but with enough "good" to make lots of regular tiles and bijou. Well, the paper was already damaged, so I wasn't afraid to experiment. (I called the company when the damaged paper arrived. They very graciously replaced it with properly packaged paper, and I kept the stuff that had got bent.  ) Davinciartistsupply dot com. I will add, the shipping cost as much as the paper...so...

Anyway...

To make deckled edges, you lay a good solid ruler down on the paper, after measuring, and hold it firmly down, and tear rather than cut. I did about a dozen that way, until I found that with deckled edges, the tiles weren't quite fitting in my little box that I got at JoAnn's. I did use a corner maker, and smoothed some edges, just to make them fit in my little box.

So I have some deckled tiles.

 Shading done in Dahlia purple and Tuscan Red prismacolor pencil, blended with the prisma blending pencil.

Rosewood has potential for real elegance, but I drew it sort of rustic and off balance, which I do like a lot.

6 comments:

  1. It's like looking into a box with little picture frame at the bottom!
    ~ joey ~

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  2. Little bit of color on Rosewood is very nice.

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  3. HeidiSue ... I like your rustic version too - so lovely with the coloring!! I didn't know how to make deckled edges so interesting to learn! Always nice to keep some damaged goods and get the replacement too :) :) Lovely!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/10/my-joeys-monotangle-rosewood-challenge

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  4. I like the way you have made the shading a deeper colour around the edges. Of course shading is meant to be deeper at the edges, but somehow it looks special. Maybe it is the colour. Thanks for the instructions for decked edges, I have been wondering about that.

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