Well, I got some zendala tiles either for my birthday last year or for Christmas the year before and this was the first time I used them. I drew my grid lines as instructed but clearly my lines were not even or the same number on each side but Oh Well, it is what it is.
Since the center ‘block’ of my grid was larger than the rest I decided to use Paradox in it. It got away from me somewhere and I ended up blackening in the center to compensate.
Then I decided to use Shattuck in the next two connecting spaces all the way around the center space. I chose to make them appear to be one section instead of individual boxes.
I knew I needed something light and airy for the next two sections around. I had recently seen Helen Williams’ The String Thing tangle video and thought it might be a good choice. I re-watched the video and then practiced a bit on a scrap piece of watercolor paper and then just went for it.
In the end, I had a couple of ends that were hanging but I think they were concealed good enough. I decided to add some shading to The String Thing to help cover for some of my scratchy lines, wonky lines, and overlapped lines.
From the git-go I wanted to include Cadent but wasn’t sure if that was my own idea or if the Diva had used it and thus made me think of it. I decided not to check and just go ahead and use it any way. It is one of the tangles I learned first and one of my favorites but I haven’t used it in ages.
Some sections were huge and wonky. Others were tiny and off kilter. But I made it work. Since I haven’t drawn Cadent in ages, some of my line work is a little off but overall, I liked it.
I felt that the tile was a little too light, so I added an interior blackened section inside each individual cadent block. Afterwords, I added some shading all around and it didn’t seem to be quite enough. Actually, I didn’t realize it until after I had scanned it in to post and didn’t like how it looked, so I took it back out and darkened in the rest of the outer edge.
Well that’s it for this week. Once again, thank you so much for your comments; they really are encouraging. I really appreciate they time you take to leave them. (For those that don’t know, I did change the captcha so there is no longer any math to perform. )
Until next time, God bless,