The challenge (guest challenge) on the Diva's blog this week is to achieve a "layered" look for a frame around a Bijou tile (2" tile) in Zentangle.
The suggestion was to use actual layers…that is cut out 5-6 layers of paper/cardboard each 1" larger than the last and then tangle them and glue them together to form a dimensional art piece.
My outside edge is 7" square.
As soon as I read the suggested steps, I groaned. I loved the idea but the TIME involved in such a project was fairly significant and I really did not want to put hours and hours into this prompt. It is actually sort of a square Zendala if you think of it that way.
So…this is a faux layered look.
I put the art on a 7" square piece of Bristol paper and outlined the various "layers" with a pen. I actually have 5 layers but decided at the end not to color in the last inch around the frame. So I have 4 faux frames. Well actually the Bijou tile in the middle is a real tile and it is glued in the center. I used my new favorite tangle "Lollywimple" on Bijou. The borders are "Rain", "Omen", "Golven" and "Striping".
I tried to shade the faux layers to "look" a bit like they have dimension.
Even with this much adapted version I spent well over an hour on this prompt. I can't wait to see what other people do. This WAS a challenge.