Let's move onto something a bit lighter:
Zendala Dare #109
As many of you know, I usually create my templates in spurts and then save them for when I need them. Sometimes as I'm going back through I notice that my love (or
hate significant dislike) for them waivers. This is one of those.
When I first created this template I wasn't in love. Even though I may not be thrilled with them, I usually don't delete them because it takes some significant time to get them just right and it seems wasteful to toss them. I still have some from when I started the Dare 3 years ago that I have never used! Anyways, I wasn't thrilled with the outside angles of this template but when I was choosing a template yesterday this one sort of spoke to me. I think it said "Why do you hate me!" which of course made me feel guilty so I decided to use it.
|Tangles: DL Sunray, Courant, Coroom|
None of these tangles are new to me but what is new is the amount of shading I did. I'm not great at shading but I'm trying to get better. I decided to actually dig out my art pencils this week and try something softer so I shaded the whole thing using a 5B pencil. I don't know much about artsy stuff so I'm not sure if I was even using the right one but it did feel softer and blend easier than the Zentangle pencil I normally use. I think I was able to achieve more definition, especially in the center and I am pleased with the result.
What will you do with this template?
I can't wait to see!
Have a great week!