Sometimes a new pattern just falls into our laps. Recently I was playing around with a new product called Opal Polish and one of the tiles I made was this one:
I love the shimmery, beautiful yummy color and I right away wanted to draw on it. But what to draw? Those shapes which came from a stencil were the perfect areas to trace. When I completed the tile for The 100 Day Project, I had people asking me for a step out and name for what I had drawn. And that is when skarab came around.
Skarab is literally built using C shapes. If you can write the letter C – you can tangle up a bunch of skarab. In that bottom block, I showed several different ways you could finish the individual skarab blocks. You are only limited by what you can imagine.
And this is the block I originally drew. I did not include the tear drops in the step out, but you could certainly use them. Many patterns come about as easily as this one did. Sometimes we just don’t realize it until someone else – or a whole bunch of someone elses – point it out. Have fun!
You can see more of my original patterns right here.