More Fall Inspiration…with leaves! And Free Coloring Page!

This week the Diva (#289) challenged us to include some leaves in our tangles. I went outside, and luckily I’m in Michigan right now, and found some beautifully colored and uniquely-shaped leaves to inspire me.

First, I took some photocopies of these leaves so that I could experiment.

I tangled on color and black-and-white photocopies… The colored ones turned out better I think. Here’s a collage of those:img_20161017_164648

This black and white photo copy worked out well, I tangled in Metallic and Glaze Gelly Rolls from Sakura. I love the stained-glass look achieved in the top left corner!

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I then traced the outlines of a couple of the leaves and used them as a string to tangle within.

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I also attempted to use them with my Yupo paper and alcohol inks…

 

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…it didn’t work but the in-process pictures look pretty neat 🙂

 

This challenge (combined with some insomnia) also inspired me to work with more floral and organic tangles and doodles…which led to me starting a new coloring book. I was “adult coloring” long before the fad set in, and coloring is what led me to Zentangle, so I still hold it near and dear to my heart. I also love that tangling has given me the courage to try my hand at designing and drawing my own coloring books. I have one in my Etsy store already, and now I have two more in the works.

 

Here’s an example of one page, feel free to download it, print it, and color it. Please don’t redistribute, but share a link to this post with your friends and share your colored masterpiece by posting it on Instagram and tag me @zenandzin_czt or post onto my Facebook page to share! Or, post on your own blog and comment with a link back here! 🙂 I just want to see what everyone comes up with!

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Cheers!!

 

Sarah, CZT, Zen and Zin

 

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10 Responses to More Fall Inspiration…with leaves! And Free Coloring Page!

  1. Absolute beautiful results between the black and white and the colors!

  2. Annemarie

    All so very beautiful and also original!!!

  3. I love ALL of your experiments with your fall leaves, but I really think the first one is my favorite. Such wonderful ideas for all of them and so different…all of them. What a wonderful way to answer this challenge! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wonderful autumn compositions!!!

  5. Fantastic fall compositions. I love that coloring page and have printed it out for some fun later this week! Thank you!

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