Thursday, February 28, 2019

Turning tangles with butterflies

The tangle keeps turning!

I thought I had done enough of my turning tangles but then I was shopping and found a butterfly punch. And it was on sale! So of course, I had to have it. My mom had a number of framed butterflies in her bathroom- and now they are in mine, so butterflies have always been very special to me.

I had fun playing with different color schemes. See the picture below to see what I did. Note that the picture below also shows the upper tile before I added shading.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

As the tangle keeps turning.

As the tangle turns - I've done more of these! And the meeting we had at my home produced an exciting assortment from everyone that attended. 

As I explained in my last post, these are done using two tiles, a paper punch, and a tiny bead in the center. I've added tabs to make them easier to turn.

This and the picture below are the same tile. Note that when the tabs are rotated you see another view of the tile below.

This one and the picture below are also the same tile, just rotated.

This close up shows how there are no mistakes in Zentangle. I punched a flower shape but the paper punch wasn't strong enough for the Fabriano paper. - It only punched through the outer sections of the shape. I was ready to throw it away but then I started to play with the tile and curled them up instead. Happy accident!

Monday, February 11, 2019

As the tangle turns

I had a fun class with Yvonne Westover a little while ago. She introduced us to a new way to play with our tiles with Brads.

I took her technique and came up with this little chameleon.  I used two zendala tiles. On the top one I cut out the animal's shape with tiny scissors. I added a branch for the little guy to perch on. On the second zendala I used my glitter gel pens in a variety of colors and an overall printemps pattern.

Attach the two with a tiny brad- and turn!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Valentangle puzzle

Valentangle puzzle. This uses 6 3Z tiles. It can be put together in a variety of ways. I really enjoyed doing this even though it kept me busy for a long time.

This is the string I started with - you can see the heart shapes at each corner

All the tangles in place. Yes, it took a while.

I decided to add some color using my inktense pencils. I stopped here and thought I was done but the next morning I looked at it again and decided to add shading in the black and white sections.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Valentangle 19 1

Valentangle is a Facebook group that has a series of prompts from now till Feb 14. All the prompts are valentine related. I'm going to try and play along.

This first prompt uses a fragment. We could put it together anyway we wished. When I play with fragments I like to make multiple, small fragments out of scrap paper and play with the possibilities. Keep scrolling to see how I played with it.

before shading

at first I thought I might be done here

basic fragments inked in place