Every year, while others are carving pumpkins, I like to draw on decorative ones – sometimes plastic and sometimes flat wood cut outs. (They last a lot longer!)
Also, every year, when doing in-person classes, I would hold a pumpkin decorating class. Had to get creative this year! So for this session, I offered the suggestion to those attending this special session, that they could tangle on whatever medium they chose. I was lucky to have my Mom, Cherie, on for at least the beginning of both sessions so she could show her wonderful work and discuss pens to use, things to consider in a plastic pumpkin, etc.
What pens work best on plastic pumpkins, you ask? IDenti-pens, other permanent markers and paint pens work best. Test them on the bottom of the pumpkin, not only to see how they write on the surface, but drying time too. For wood cut outs, I found that any pens work great and I don’t have to treat the wood first. I use the Microns and Gelly Rolls by Sakura – especially the Glaze, Soufflé and other’s that create a raised effect. Super cool!!
We went through an amazing 6 tangles in our 2 hour session. I divided them up in to 2 sections:
Here are our works in progress:
Now for some finished works: Thank you to those who emailed me their work. If you were on one of the calls, or if you couldn’t make it and want to give this a shot, I would LOVE to share what you have done – Pop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with it and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge.
Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!
Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT