Magnified Fragment B4 using Transzending as an Enhancer

Hi and welcome back to the Chrissie Murphy Designs Blog. As we make our way through the Magnified Fragments Project, I have been trying to share about each fragment in a blog post. Today we are looking back at Fragment B4 using Transzending as an enhancer. Let’s get into it and I’ll fill you in on all you need to know.

Magnified Fragment B4 using Transzending as an Enhancer

The Expressive Bits

What is the Magnified Fragments Project and where can I find out more about it?

Well in short, it’s the biggest zentangle project I have ever undertaken! There is greater detail about the project and what’s involved in the very first blog post for the project – Magnified Fragment A1 using Echo Lines as an Enhancer

We’re currently about 65% of the way through the project, starting the E Fragments a few weeks ago. Most importantly though, you are still welcome to join us – you can join in and follow along using the hashtag #MagnifiedFragments at any time.

If you’d still like to learn more, check out our Magnified Fragments Gallery! It’s full of all the fragments that Expressive’s have created in the project so far. It’s absolutely amazing!!

Fragment B4

What is Fragment B4 using Transzending as an Enhancer?

Here is a close up of Fragment B4 that is featured in the Zentangle Collection of Reticula and Fragments book by Zentangle founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

I have created a tile using this fragment as my string. In doing so, I effectively magnified it. terminology describes Tranzending as a technique where one tangle is layered over another (often with a larger 05 or 08 Micron). It’s then lightly “filled” with white charcoal pencil, then shaded, making the top layer tangle appear transparent.

The result is the underlying tangle appears as if viewed through a veil or a gauzy layer.

I had never tried Tranzending before this so I was super keen to explore it.

Work in progress

What does it mean in terms of my artistic work as a whole?

This fragment is a perfect example of why I created this project. There have been so many techniques I’ve wanted to try, but I never seem to find the time to do them.

By deliberately setting an enhancer each week, I’m slowly making my way through techniques I’ve always wanted to try. Transzending has been one of them.

Magnified Fragment B4 using Transzending as an Enhancer

How can you take this idea and be more Expressive?

Are you like me in that there’s just so much you want to do and try? If so, I suggest breaking the ideas down into small weekly or monthly chunks.

It may seem like you’ll never get through it, but taking small steps is better than taking no steps at all.

The best thing is that once you get a few steps under your belt, you’ll be encouraged to stay the course and keep going. Before you know it, an end (to what you once thought overwhelming) is within sight!

Magnified Fragment B4 using Transzending as an Enhancer

The Factual Bits

The materials used for Magnified Fragment B4 using Transzending as an Enhancer

  • Traditional Zentangle Tile
  • Uniball Signo Gel pens in Orange and White
  • Grey Copic Markers in W5 and W7
  • Background Stencils
  • Prismacolor Premier Coloured Pencils
  • Distress Ink

How big is Fragment B4 using Transzending as an Enhancer?

It is 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches square.

Magnified Fragment B4 using Transzending as an Enhancer

Want to be more Expressive?

Come and Zentangle and Journal with me!

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I can help you to express yourself creatively if you’ve never really tried it before. Fill in your details below to sign up.

Until next time, listen to your heart and sharpen your coloured pencils. A masterpiece awaits!

Bless you my friend

Chrissie xx

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