Thursday, February 25, 2016

It's a String Thing Challenge #133

string #133
Patterns: Fife, Yincut & Flukes

Continuing on with my current fixation with renaissance tiles, I created this...after a few false starts. The string was just a series of angles, forming many, many areas to fill (or not to fill). Of the three patterns 2 were new to me. Yincut is one I don't use often but I really like it and it's especially nice in the renaissance zone. Every time I've seen Fife used I always think "I like that, I should use it"...then I forget. Flukes is super simple and so effective. I generally avoid grid patterns but I love how dimensional it is and it's great for a bold mark. So, yay! I learned something new.

I recently got my mitts on some official Renaissance tiles and though the above tile is just on a piece of tan flecked card stock, after working with the real deal I shall share this little nugget of wisdom:  keep a clean sheet of paper between your hand/fingers and the tile...they love to blot up your oils. 

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  1. This is so pretty! I especially love your Zander frames and the Renaissance tones. I think this might get the Honors of the Week from Adele!

  2. Wow, this is great! I love how you managed the string which was a great challenge for me! Well done!