Thursday, September 17, 2015

String Challenge #110 and other artsy stuff

String Challenge #110
String #110 
Patterns: 'Nzeppel, Maisie & Antidots

I had a really hard time with this one and I don't really know why. I love the string and all three patterns. I was probably a bit burnt out from my Twinchie/Inchie marathon. Anyhoo, two duds and a day later, this emerged. The more I look at it the more I like it.

These are a few close ups of the Twinchie's I made for this month's swap for the Facebook group Zentangle Artists Trading Card Swap. The task was to create "Twinchie" ( two inch square) tiles with an accompanying Inchie using only one pattern from the Twinchie.
The watercolor tiles were leftover from an abandoned project I started several months ago as I was experimenting with watercolor wash techniques and color combinations. The idea was to do a really wet wash on a large sheet of watercolor paper using several colors then prop the paper up and let the colors drip and run into each other. Then cut it down into two inch squares and rearrange them into a mosaic-like paper quilt.

I ended up laminating a few of the cooler looking ones that somehow managed to look like little watercolor landscapes. I made refrigerator magnets.

At the time I had no idea what a "Twinchie" was.  I had several left and started a pattern library
with some.

As I pondered what to do for the "Twinchie" swap, I remembered I had these little watercolors tucked away. Concurrently, Square One: Purely Zentangle had just posted this weeks pattern focus~Opus...well, I just started to draw and two days later my 12+ twinchies were complete.
Square One: Purely Zentangle
The focus is on "Opus"

Here I decided to get back to the basics minus the crutch of color.

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  1. Love the delicacy of your String 110 tile. It's beautiful! I filled up way too much white space in my tile, it looks overcrowded to me, compared to yours ;-)
    I might use your idea of watercolor wash techniques, I'm only just starting to use waterpaint, so I have no idea yet what way to go with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thanks Ilse! Yes, I really had to refrain from adding more stuff. It was hard;-)