Monday, July 29, 2013

Another String Challenge and a How To Video

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.

purky

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.)

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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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8uzm8GT6Go

What do you think?

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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.

 

12 comments:

  1. I'm too far away to visit the Ohio State Fair, so I'm waving virtually from across the Atlantic. ^^ I wish you a lot of fun at your demonstration.

    I like your entry for this week's challenge. Great patterns! I like Purk too but I don't know how to do it, yet. ^^ I tried once and failed but I will keep trying.

    I can't watch your video because I'm at work right now but I will do it later today. Thanks in advance for sharing and the time and work you put in it.

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  2. Great job on this week's challenge. I, too really like Purk, and use it a lot. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the challenge for this week. So don't be surprised when it shows up in my entry for this week.

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  3. Wow wee! Excellent 3D effects!

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  4. Super texture Cris, have fun at the fair!

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  5. Great tile Cris, looking forward to the step out for icing. Enjoy the fair!

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  6. Beautiful work. Your work is inspiring!

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  7. Absolutely wonderful! Especially I like your way of shading.

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  8. Purk is one of my favorites too! I actually like the slightly darker shading! Nice video too!

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  9. I don't think your shading is to dark. I always use a 6 B pencil for shading. The tile is beautifful.
    Thanks for the video.

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  10. Thanks for sharing your video about making black pearls. I love making pearls, but always make the white ones, now I just have to try a black one too. I like your tile, and I think the 6B pencil isn't so bad at all. I often use this one to let certain elements really pop up, and the 2B just for light grey shading and accents. I'm curious about icing. I live in Europe, and cann't come but I wish you a lot of fun at the fair, and say hello from the Netherlands!

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  11. Chris, you've just convinced me to try a 6B pencil! I always stick to the 2B, but I think this looks great!! Have fun at the fair! And thanks again for the video, it really is very instructive.

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  12. Love how you used the black pearls and enjoyed the video about the highlights too. Thanks for sharing :)

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