This week the DIVA has us doing a tile with equal parts black and white (ebony & ivory). When the challenge came out, I knew I wouldn't be able to get to it until later in the week due to appts, etc. So, as the week went on I thought about how I was going to do this challenge....use tangles that had a nice balance of black and white, or use both a black and white pen. I will admit, I am not crazy about how my work with the white gelly roll pens looks on the black tiles, but it has been awhile so I thought it was time to try again. I even broke out a new pen to see if that would help! I remembered Maria's words of wisdom...use a lighter touch then with the Micron's, or just tickle the paper. It's true the pens work better when you do that, but that technique can be hard to get down for the heavy handed, like me. I will have the opportunity to try this more, since I just got my new Black Zendala set in the mail yesterday! Here is my contribution for this challenge:
I started by drawing some overlapping circles on my tile, and then filled in opposite shapes in black. Then I used a Micron for the white area's and a white gelly roll pen on the black area's, and added a string of white and black pearls around it with some beadlines. I shaded with a gray Fabrico dual tip marker.
I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and safe travels if you are going out of town. My husband and I are babysitting our "grand-dog" while my daughter and her fiancé go to Nebraska for a HS graduation of his sister's. Nate is a one year old Basset Hound....don't you just love those ears!