I am so distracted by shiny things that I tell people I have “Attention Deficit Ooh, Shiny!” But this week’s Diva challenge from my friend and guest blogger Amy Broady to incorporate shiny into our tangling had me stumped.
Until I remembered my Tints on Tan Winter’s Magic kit. I did this Zendala a few weeks ago, but didn’t post it because I’m not happy with the result.As much as I like shiny, I don’t usually mix it with my tangles. I didn’t even use the included sparkles. Until now. I’m not sure the sparkles are an improvement, but they do draw the eye away from some of the areas I don’t care for.
Despite being SO DONE with snow, I made this border using the materials from the kit and my Strathmore toned tan sketchbook. In this one, I did “shiny” just using highlights and shadows.
For those who have been giving advice on the Renaissance book I’m working on, a big thanks. Another question for you. Are you interested in doing techniques using colored pencils like this, or are you more interested in the monochromatic scheme of browns, black, and white?