Use My Tangle Monday
featuring: "Frunky" by Katharina Konigsbauer-Kolb
The first Monday of the month is a challenge to use a pattern submitted to the Diva by fellow CZT's and followers. Frunky is delightful! I've been having some fun with it in conjunction with the current Travelling Tangles swaps I'm getting ready to send out this week. The theme of this months swap is "Look to the Sky". Over the weekend I created a set of tiles using layered art tissue colors representing a sunset. Then I did another one 'cuz it was so much fun. I have many tiles;-)
I started off with patterns like Printemps, Sandswirl and Popcloud. On Monday when the challenge appeared I was excited to play around with "Frunky" with its cloud like qualities. Then I picked one to complete for the challenge. That was a challenge in itself as now I can relate to the difficulties my swap partners may have finishing one of my tiles. I usually don't use a lot of color in my line work, so once the blue cloud area was done, what next? I went to Margaret Bremner's blog "The Enthusiastic Artist" and looked at how she goes from color to color and breaks up the space. I decided to draw in a light stacked string, chose the dominant color for each section (shaded with colored pencil then a warm grey Tombow brush pen to deepen the shadow) and tied it all together with black line work here and there.
featuring: "Nouvart", "Windfarm" and "Box Spirals"
I was a bit late out of the gate for last week's "It's a String Thing" challenge. After all the Mac 'n Cheese comfort zone drawing, I was resistant to the constraints of this challenge and almost took a pass. As usual, once I get over myself, some very interesting things happen. Below is my first attempt. At first, I hated it. I put it out of sight and the next day, hated it less. Then suddenly I had the urge to try it on a Renaissance tile (also way out of my comfort zone) and pretty much zipped right through it. That's the one I ended up submitting at the 11th hour, but the more I look at the first one the more I like it.
I'm into a new round of Travelling Tangles so there will be a lot to share. I'll be doing another post later in the week to include Joey's challenge, IAST #191 and more Travelling Tangles, so please stay tuned;-)
...to Heidi Whitney's start
...to another Heidi;-)
Heidi is an Art Tissue addict too;-) Here's a link to Susan Rink Olsen's Tissue Paper Transfer tutorial on her Facebook page Suzen Art.
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