Happy Valentine's Day!
I know it's a bit early, but I will be away from my desk on Sunday, so am wishing you a lovely day today.
The images above show a step-by-step pictorial as to how to do this type of versal. My cousin wanted this, so here you go!
First, I drew the versal letter with an ordinary, run-of-the-mill pencil. Once I was satisfied with what I saw, I then went over the pencil marks with a black micron pen. When that was dry, I erased the pencil marks. Next, I wanted to put words inside the "V." Again, I used pencil first to get my spacing and lettering how I wanted it. Once accomplished, the micron pen came out again, and pencil marks erased.
Now comes the Zentangle in the other leg of the "V." This Zentangle is called "Beeline." There are many, many Zentangles! Look them up online. (You know the drill...first pencil...then micron.) The tricky part, other than the Zentangling itself, is to be sure to put the colors in the right spot. But we are coming to that.
Now that all of that prep-work was done, color was added. You need to know ahead of time what colors you will be using. Do you want to stay in one colorway? Many colors? I decided that since it was a Valentine's design, I wanted to stay in the purples/reds/pinks, veering only with the water.
The leg of the "V" with text was done first, laying down water and then dropping in the colors, purple and pink. After this dried, the Zentangle was worked wet-on-dry, using a darker purple and pink. Once it dried, the "water" was put in partially wet-on-wet and partially dry-on-wet.
The little flowers are 4 varying colors of red, sort of dabbled on.
As you can see, the "V" became a vase to hold the flowers.
I hope you liked this little tutorial, and I hope you liked my gift of flowers to you! (You can thank my cousin.)