When I colored the edges with the micron pink pen, it was much darker than I anticipated, and it looked funky. Coloring in with softer tones of pink and shading with fuschia and purple made a difference. Then, this was cute I thought...making fescu hearts...so I used hearts. Could I do otherwise? And a border of beadline. Kinda valentiney, eh?
One of the many cool things that Dave Hunter did for us at this month's Intermountain Tangler Gathering, was to bring heart templates and stencils. As I was getting ready for bed last night, this idea came to me.
This is a page of heart tangles that I practiced over the last two weeks...I didn't like them when i did them, but looking at them after a few days...hm. Not bad.
|from top right: heart line, oolo, minline, heart rope|
|playing with depth and shading using circles|
A word about my moleskine notebook.
I mentioned it here a few posts ago, about using the good stuff. I assumed that Moleskine was going to be "my good stuff" because the notebook ran me about $20.00 Twenty bucks, for a medium sized blank notebook? And moleskine has such a reputation for quality.
Regrettably, I must say in this case, moleskine has been a let down. The paper is so thin, even pencil lines can be seen from the back of the page, and ink, or even crayon? You can see that stuff from behind the facing page! The paper is almost as thin as what you would find in a Bible. It is NOT "good stuff" and I have permanently put it aside. It won't be useful for any use that I can think of.
So...thankfully i do have "good stuff" in my Tiepolo tiles, micron pens, Koh-i-noor and Derwent colored pencils, and I am LOVING using all of it! (I am currently considering a set of prismacolor pencils to add to my art supplies. Next big Blick coupon! woot!