28 September 2014

Tangled Mandala


As you know, I've been playing around with Zentangle Inspired Art for some time, no lessons, just finding tutorials on line.  I've found a Facebook group Ornation Creation where Ben Kwok has provided some templates for tangling.  I usually try to freehand but find that challenges me and I've loved the intricate designs of mandalas so when I found the mandala templates, I've been playing!

I printed this one onto copic blending card and after tangling with a multiliner, I added a little bit of colour with copic markers.  Usually I prefer my tangles to be just black on white or white pen on black, but I'm happy with the monochrome on this one.

Here is a closer shot that actually shows some of the sparkle from the clear Spica pen I used.  It also shows my wobbly lines, but that's what it's all about, small imperfections mean it's handmade not machine or software produced.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting, whatever you chose to do.

Kasey ~ in Oz

26 September 2014



Now please don't be shocked, this is three posts from me in one month!  I've even got a few more pictures to post so hope to be back in a few days to post again.

This page was inspired by an article in Stamper magazine from the UK, it has quite a few techniques which carry across to many paper crafts  such as the creative journal art that I play around with.

Using distress inks Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo, water, Lindy's Stamp Gang spray Steampunk Sepia some stunning lace that I coloured with the Evergreen Bough, I sprayed a paper doily with the LSG spray and it has a beautiful shimmer on it.

I had this lovely copper word 'believe' in my stash and thought it was perfect for this page.  Along with a few other bits and bobs.

Hope you like it.



14 September 2014


This is another beautiful image from Norma J Burnell, stunning Tangle Fairies.  This one is called Dreamer and she does have some butterflies surrounding her on the original image, I wanted to put her into an art journal page so needed to trim around her.

The background is acrylic paint with champagne metallic rub around the edges and on the dragonflies.  The stunning Dreamer image is coloured with copics, I kept to plum, mustard, blue and gold with a tiny touch of green on some leaves.  I felt that such an intricate design required minimal colours to allow the Norma's digi art to show through more. 

While Zentangle (trademarked) or the other variety of this more loosely called Tangles is an art form that anyone can do, combining them with such amazing drawing talent the way Norma does is so much more unique.  I'm certainly in awe and so grateful that I can purchase her digi's to colour.  She has inspired me to open my copic markers again and for that I am grateful too.

Until next time.


06 September 2014

Is it really 6 months?

Wow, I can't believe that it's been 6 months since my last post here.  That's amazing how quickly the time passes by.

I've been crafting and I have posted a few things on my facebook page Paisley Wings, but not done much here.  I think I should remedy that!

I've moved my studio around and have now taken over the family room, it's fabulous!  Open, lots of room to move around a central creating space with a bench backing my desk, PC beside the desk so I can check out you tube tutorials and learn and try new techniques.  Lots of open shelving storage that kinda needs a little more TLC so no pics at the moment.

In the move, I got inspired to crack open some copic markers which have been sadly neglected while I've been playing around with art journals, acrylic paints, Dylusions and Lindy's stamp gang sprays, stencils, lumiers, stemple paint, stamps, papers, embossing, die cuts oh the list goes on.  So many things to play with and never enough time!

One of the things I've been promising myself was to get my hands on some of Norma J Burnell's amazing art work.  Her Fairy Tangles are amazing.  Here is one I completed.  the photo doesn't show the shimmer on the dragonfly wings so they look unfinished here, but trust me they are so shimmery. 

I think I need some more practice as it's been ages since I've played with the copics.  Gee that's gonna be hard......LOL