Sometimes life can be a bumpy ride with ups, downs, and potholes. How do you handle the journey? Do you enjoy the adventure? Do you worry about how long it takes or each detour?
This week's Diva challenge was to use Rick and Maria's new, unnamed technique of adding bumps to the string. It's a very cool look and was a lot of fun to do.
It took me a while to figure this one out and then to get it scanned and online, but that's ok. The ride was still worth it for me. :-)
My tip for using this technique is to fill in the bands a section at a time. When I added Bales, for example, I worked on the flat sections first and then did the bumped ares. I did the same thing for each piece thinking that if this were fabric or fondant, the image would be skewed a bit and wouldn't flow directly from the flat part up over the bumps. I think that gave the technique more dimension and made the bumped areas stand out more.
I also think that some heavy shading on each side of the bumps adds to the effect. I used a sharp pencil for this.
I'm pretty thrilled with out this tile came out. I love trying new things along my Zentangle® journey.
Rick and Maria are looking for names for this new technique. My suggestions were: Speedbumps, Bumpers, or Croquet.