For this week at Adele's Bruno "It's a String Thing Challenge #187" we had a shamrock inspired string as a tribute to the great St. Patrick. It is a very interesting string where the shamrock corners are cut of. The patterns to use for this challenge were "Lucky" by Adele Bruno, "Cayke" by Rose Brown and "Rixty" by Maria Thomas. I only used the first two patterns since I didn't have enough space to add the third in a way that I liked ;-)
Here is my take on this Challenge:
For this tile I used a Sepia Micron marker, Prismacolor Colored Pencils in "Yellow Chartreuse", "Apple Green", "Lime peel", "Spring Green" and "Olive Green" (which in this particular tile I blended them in using a tortillon with a little bit of Baby Oil) White Gel Pen and Graphite for shading the white areas.
At the beginning the shamrock green color was looking a little bit gloomy that's why kept adding colors until it looked a more happy color.
As a tip, if you decide to blend the colors using Baby Oil, I learned that is better to shade your white areas with graphite first and then blend the colors with the Baby Oil, otherwise it might cause smudges difficult to clean (even if you are very careful and try to avoid the white areas).
I hope you like it and come back often. As always if there is anything from this post that you would like to try yourself, please feel free to do so.
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