Ready for a new tangle pattern? My husband said it looked like those little pointy hats the dutch girls wore in the old days. (Does anyone know if they actually did wear those cute little hats?) And thus the name came about – Dutch Diamonds.
The step-outs for Dutch Diamonds.
The first project I used dutch diamonds on was a postcard for a facebook swap I was involved in. I have no idea now where this postcard ended up. And I’ve learned a lot about shading and highlighting since I drew this.
And believe it or not – both of those long strips are dutch diamonds. The back one is a variation – or tangleation – of the original. There are many ways to draw dutch diamonds – you are only limited by your ideas. (And if you need another cup of coffee. Or chocolate. Or coffee and chocolate. Oh, wait! Jelly Bellies!!!)
Here are a few tangleations I came up with. I’m inviting you to try Dutch Diamonds out for yourself. I know you can do it. And I think you have some more tangleations just waiting to slip out of your hand, through your pen, and onto the paper! And I would love to see them!
(Now, where did I stash that extra bag of jelly bellies???)))