|Betweed (3.5" tile)|
The challenge this week is a mono-tangle (one tangle only) and the one Laura has chosen is NOT my favorite. But that is the name of this game…give it the old one-two. Try it anyway.
Between has been around quite awhile and you can find it demonstrated by the wonderful Maria herself. Her's looks beautiful. I never have gotten the hang of it after all these years.
So…I decided to have fun with a "paint-blown" string to see if that could perk it up a little. The CZTs on their FB page have been chatting about this. I used Dr. PH Martin's liquid watercolors for the intense color and dropped it on the tile and then with a straw I blew the strings. I did one in purple, one in brown, and one in bright turquoise. (I haven't tangled those yet.)
BUT all the CZTs think, and I agree, that the dark colored ones like black look "sinister". Sort of creepy. I like the bright colors like this one.
Of course when done, all I could see was spider webs.
So I added a little plastic spider that I had dropped into my tangling box up north before I left. Just in case. You never know when you might need a spider.
This blown paint/ink string idea is not mine…lots of people have been showing this on their blogs. Thanks to everyone who thought it up! (note: some people use "canned air" to blow the ink/paint around). Alcohol inks won't work on paper…they have to be on a non-porous surface. But acrylic inks would.