My intention was to mount it on canvas and paint the surround, as I often do with zentangle-inspired art tiles. Then I remembered that I had some round canvases and that seemed like a good idea.
|Zendala tile mounted on round canvas, then painted and drawn on.|
There are red, green, and blue 'gem' brads placed in the series of upper loops.
Somehow it seemed as if there could be more. What about mounting this round canvas on a larger square? I decided to use board rather than canvas as it would be firmer and more stable. I bought a 12" square 'cradle board' (it's deep like a stretched canvas but all wood.)
I needed to paint the board Celtic-style, too. I placed the round canvas in the center and traced around it. No need to paint what wasn't going to show, right?
|Tangles in the 'ribbons' - Finery and Paisley Boa|
These four large 'gems' are painted.
The round canvas is about 1/2" deep, so it's raised off the square panel. I added a thin strip of holographic ribbon around the bottom of the round canvas. This visually lifts it off the square board and adds some colored sparkle.
|You can see the thin holographic strip |
at the left edge of the black band in the middle.
Now I'm done. I think.