Thursday, March 31, 2016

Color stack

The Diva challenge this week was so much fun. The challenge was to use a bijou tile (2 x 2") and then add a 3", 4", 5", and 6" tile. We could arrange them any way we choose and do any tangles we wanted.

I immediately thought of using my hand colored tiles but the problem was that I only had 3 1/2" tiles cut. So I needed to hand color several more big sheets and then cut them to size. Of course, playing with watercolor paint is the fun part to me so that was not hard. A couple of layers of paint,  drying time, lots of measuring and cutting, and I was ready to tangle finally by Wednesday night.

Color makes me happy so I was glad to have a reason to pull out my colored pens and pencils to tangle with. I made several sets of colored tile stacks so I will definitely be doing this again. The additional color stacks will be going into my store on this blog.

Color stacks are loose in the bag so you can tangle them individually first. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Shattuck monotangles

Shattuck is a tangle pattern that I use frequently. It's one of the first official ones I learned and is very similar to the doodle that I've done for years as I talk on the phone. These tiles are all variations on the same Shattuck tangle. Since they don't have any other tangles they are all monotangles. I played with doing it in different strings along with variations in how curvy or how many lines I used.

Both of the two tiles above used a spiral string. I love how different they look simply by changing the number and spacing of the lines.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Celtic knot zendala

For St Patrick's Day, a zendala using a Celtic knot string on one of my hand colored green tiles. Tangles with a green pen, shading with a green colored pencil and highlights with a white charcoal pencil. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Rautyflex - This is a new to me tangle pattern that I incorporated into my tile this week. It's a tangle pattern that is interesting to put together. The finished product tends to look like several other tangle patterns to me so it will probably not be one of my favorites. But being exposed to new tangle patterns helps me grow as an artist so I am certainly glad I tried it. 

I added some of the Flux tangle pattern to contrast the angular lines of Rautyflex. This was a relaxing tile to do once I got the hang of Rautyflex.