Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Diva Challenge #279, Made by Joey #125 and Playing with Color




DuoTangle: Meer & Auraknot

This week the Diva challenged us to a DuoTangle (using only 2 patterns including variations). This was a fun challenge. I enjoy both of these patterns and thought it would be fun to use a new coloring technique (link below) using tissue paper that I discovered this week. This tile was a crazy combination of colors as I was experimenting with all of the colors in the assortment in a very random layout.


Made by Joey #125-Circle String Series #10
Coffee Ring featuring "Oof" with "Cheesecloth" and "Papyrus"

Sadly, this is the last of the circle strings, but  happily, my obsession with coffee ring art has been ignited so this won't be the last time something like this shows up here;-)
Here's the set:



I'm behind on my Travelling Tangles. I only completed one this week:

Sabrina Kirjavainen sent me this Renaissance  zendala and tile from Finland

My finished zendala 

The heart in the center is actually embroidered! Isn't that cool? I contemplated this for quite some time. Official Zentangle Renaissance paper always challenges me as well as zendalas. That's what's so great about this whole project.
I'd been noodling around with "Abeko" and it seemed like it might be a good fit here. Sabrina used sepia and brown microns (I think). My last 01 sepia micron was already starting to dry out but I went for it anyway, (I always think of the amazing results Maria Thomas gets from her drying pens) starting with "Abeko" and it happily evolved from there.  
I haven't gotten to the white tile yet, hopefully later this week. My work schedule is changing so it may throw me off my routine a bit. Anyhoo, stay tuned, I hope to post my IAST submission and another Travelling Tangle or two later this week ;-)

I learned something new this week! This community is amazing in so many ways. Folks are so generous with sharing of ideas and techniques. A couple of days ago, someone on the Travelling Tangles Project page asked about colored backgrounds. I shared mine, but the big revelation was Susan Rink Olsen's cool tissue paper technique. Sue and I collaborated on  a tile a few weeks ago. She sent me this:
I was very curious how this was accomplished

Now I know! If anyone is as eager to try this as I was, make sure you buy the Spectra Art tissue from a craft store, not gift wrapping tissue ( I made this mistake). Most gift wrapping tissue won't bleed the colors like you want. If you have colored tissue lying around, experiment with what you've got. Some pinks and blues may work until you can get your mitts on the good stuff.
Here are the results of my experimentation:
Just for fun
trying different colored ink on top of the color


Diane & Carolien's Weekly #69: Y-G-V
Y-Chain, Gingham and Vache


Diane & Carolien's Weekly #70 A-H-R
Abeko, Henna Drum and Rokpool


Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me!




23 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the tissue paper technique, it is wonderful and so is your Diva's tile too but I am also fond of your serie coffee rings, very special and original. And of course all your travelingtiles are lovely, by this way, it was a nice experience to have had the possibility of joining this interesting project!

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    1. Thank you Ria! It's always exciting to try something new. I'm also very happy with the coffee ring series, now I'll be looking for ways to incorporate it into new challenges;-) I hope you visit the Travelling Tangles Project page and join in the fun.

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  2. Love those colour techniques and your tiles are fabulous.

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    1. Thanks Margaret! It was a fun week with the challenges on the colorful tiles, a little different than what I'm used to and it's always great to add something new to the repertoire;-)

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    1. Thanks Anita! It's been a fun series. I may carry this on with some Travelling Tangles;-)

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  4. All tiles are beautiful and I really love the Diva one. Thanks for sharing the paper tissue background.

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    1. Thank you Susan! I always get excited by new techniques;-)

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  5. Thanks for putting the link to Susan Rink Olsen's page. I'll try that!!!! I love all your tiles (as always).

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    1. Thanks Anne! It's a great tutorial and the results of the tissue paper are so beautifully vivid. The great thing is you can reuse the tissue scraps once or twice to get more muted colors as the colors bleed together.

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  6. Wow, wow, wow, they are all so beautiful! The diva tile has such depth and your joey challenge coffee ring is just gorgeous, and I love your approach to the string.
    Thanks for sharing all your experimenting with colours too, just lovely.

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    1. Thank you Suse! This Diva tile was both a challenge and a joy to complete;-)

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  7. Yes , wauwwwwww, busy lady. Great tiles, beautiful coloured and your diva is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Carmela! I do get a bit obsessive when trying out new techniques. It's been a fun week;-)

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  8. All tiles are fantastic! Great colours. The coffee ring series is gorgeous.... I can't say, which us my favorit.. Have a nice weekend!

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  9. I always love to read about a new technique. Thank you for sharing. I also love the coffee ring art that you did a lot. Fun and unique.

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  10. Wow! I love the tranquil blues of your Diva Auraknot and this beautiful grouping of tiles. I particularly enjoyed the earth-tones compositions of your circle/coffee ring tile set. What a lovely post:)

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    1. Thank you Jill, I so glad you stopped by!

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  11. Your work is just so rich. The deep jewel tones of your paper, and the highlights on things, and thickening your lines. Really beautiful. That collection of Joey's Coffee Ring challenges! ha! simply gorgeous. And...I'll be in JoAnn's tomorrow, going to see if I can find that tissue paper. Yummy! *Opus Tile, here I come!*

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    1. Thanks HeidiSue! If you find the Spectra brand paper, it's 100 sheets/20 colors and I found that you can re-use the strips/cuts a time or two. The colors become a little more muted each time and I really like that, especially when they start blending together. Methinks I'll be getting a lot of mileage out that pack of paper;-)

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