Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Shades of Grey?

For the Three Muses challenge this week we were invited to do something with Black, White and a touch of....

I decided to use a touch of love, since I'm making this for my daughter.
Starting with a white IKEA box and using drawing pens 01, 03 and 05 I began to Zentangle (doodle) on all sides and lid of the box.

Altered IKEA box - Zentangle
I couldn't believe how long this piece took to create.  The lid alone was over 4 hours, but maybe I'm just slow.



I followed an almost organic theme, with seeds, flowers, roots, leaves and branches coupled with the usual zentangle doodles.
Box Lid
You can see the video of some of the lid being drawn and the completed box in close up at YouTube

18 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,
    I love it!

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  2. Wow! and Wow again! I've never seen anything like it. Absolutely astounding!! Gorgeous work. love it! xx

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  3. WOW, this is amazing, Liz, a true work of art, you must have loads of patience, LOVE it!

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  4. Liz, this is a zentangle masterpiece! Your daughter will love it. I can't imagine how many hours were put into this gorgeous work.

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  5. The box is creative and modern. It will make a terrific gift to a talented daughter. I've been looking around and can say I know where that talent came from, you do beautiful art.

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  6. I am so jealous! I love Zentangle, but only have done a couple, and nothing elaborate. The box is truly wonderful!

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  7. As you will see from my own entry, I LOVE zentangle....and this box is a glorious example of the art of zentangling! Beautiful!! I'm watching for the video.

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  8. Wow. Wow. Wow. This is a fantastic piece of altered art, and I think you have photographed it perfectly. A standing ovation from me.

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  9. Time well spent. This is gorgious and I love your "touch of love"

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  10. wow its stunning!! Love it!

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  11. This is just wonderful Liz!
    You have to be proud and your daughter too!
    Marvellous box!

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  12. This is wonderful! What a great way to dress up something useful into a work of art! I think all the long hours were definitely worth it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Enjoyed watching the video :O) I am sensing a theme song? Great idea... imagine going nuts on one with different coloured pens! Sal xx

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  14. Your organic zentangle doodles are masterful! What a treasure this box is!

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  15. Your beautiful work has inspired me to tangle an Ikea box as well. I will be sure to link to your blog and give you credit if I decide to sell any. Although I doubt there will be any profit in it because I know how much time it takes to do this kind of work. It's an obsession, this passion for patterns.

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  16. Your beautiful work has inspired me to tangle an Ikea box as well. I will be sure to link to your blog and give you credit if I decide to sell them. Although I doubt it will be profitable to do so because I am aware of the time it takes to do this kind of work. It's an obsession, this passion for patterns.......

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I really appreciate it - Liz