Anyway, Laura over at the Diva challenged us to use a color, sepia to be specific, in our tangling this week. It is ironic that just a couple of weeks ago I made a special stop at the hardware store to raid the paint chips for possible tangling purposes. I used a white Jelly Roll pen on this chocolate brown one and really like the effect. Unfortunately I tried a Micron on a different color and brand of paint ship and the ink would not dry. It remained smudgable. Too bad! I haven't had any more time to play with pen and chip combinations to find ones that work together - but I love the idea - paint chip colors are always so appealing to me - especially in to store where they are all arrayed where you can see them at the same time! In the case of this chocolate coco chip by Behr I think the Inapod was inspired by thinking of cocoa pods.
Of course I also had to try the new Zentangle pattern Pea-nuckle when the directions came out this week. It was a toughie for me, hard to predict at first. Definitely one to practice in order to learn how it will grow so it can be incorporated into the whole. I do like the final result of it when it takes on the look of a spiral. I tried to capture the spiral ends coming through holes in framing pieces of paper... like stitches holding something together. I shaded it with a brown pencil to retain the color difference. I got lucky this week in that just in time for the challenge I ran across a set of Copic Sepia pens and also a set of Copic ash gray pens on clearance. So now I have both colors to play with.