I decided on a variegated background so I first mixed the colors I wanted to use and rolled them in to cones
I then flattened the cones with my acrylic roller and using the pasta machine I made a variegated sheet. I ran it though again on the #2 and #3 setting, textured it with sandpaper and cut a piece approximately 5" x 8". I left the side edges rough.
Here is the final result before I put it on the journal....
and here it is on the journal. I have several journals in different colors, after trying a pink and a darker brown I decided it looked best on the medium brown.
I made a couple beads with left over cutouts.... I like the way they look, they have a kinda "biker" look or I can see them with a steampunk pendant..... so I will make more.
I enjoyed making the journal cover and I think I can make attractive jewelry with this method too so I am going to make more Zentangle sheets... hope you like them too!
See you soon, thanks for stopping by.