This week's Diva challenge is to use a given string. I like these because there is more freedom than when we have to use a certain tangle or certain tangles. After all, a string is just a suggestion…
I like this string, though, and decided to stay within the lines. I especially like the two teardrop shapes since it gives me a place to do purk, which is one of my all-time favorite tangles. Even though I decided I'd try some tangleations of purk.
One thing I don't like about this is that I think it is over-shaded. Instead of getting up and looking for my regular 2B or HB pencil, I just used the 6B that I had on hand. For me, I get way too much gray with this pencil. That's why it is good to know your tools. (And not be too lazy to get the proper tool for the job.)
Last week, I had several people ask me how I got the highlight effect on my black pearls. I thought it would be fun (I was wrong) to make a video showing you how I did it. So, here it is:
What do you think?
And those who asked me to publish the step-outs to icing, I will do it next week. I am getting ready for 2 full days of demonstrating Zentangle at the Ohio State Fair. If anyone is going, please stop in the building with the quilts and cakes and say hello.