This week’s Diva Challenge is to use the tangle noom. I’ve used it once before, in the post where I talked about ZenAgain, but there was so much else going on that I didn’t even mention it. Can you find it?
Noom is a lovely tangle, but it hurts my brain. I feel like it is one that I will forever be referring to the step-outs. Even as I was working on this piece, I started one without reference to the steps-outs, and it is slightly different than the others.
Since I was supposed to be working on writing up the instructions for the “Pointing the Way” class, I wanted to use some of the same tangles and techniques that I will be teaching in that class.
So, I knew finery and colored pencil would be a part of it, along with noom. I was trying to replicate the colors in the original Zendala, but I had just seen a video that using complimentary colors can make your art seem more vibrant. And I didn’t want to have to order six different pencils that I did in the original, so it was time to experiment. This is what happened:
Can you tell from the photos how much more vibrant the glow is on the finery between the two Zendalas? I was delighted with the result. I am now a big fan of this technique and can’t wait to teach it.
Now, off to write up the class notes.
PS- if you are a follower of my facebook page, you might have noticed (or probably not if you don’t receive notifications), that I’m having a bit of a contest about this Zendala. And I just gave you two really big clues. Good luck!