Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Initally

Weekly challenge number 30. That' several months. The Diva is taking a well-deserved summer break and we're having some guest challengers. This week it's CZT Christina Vandervlist, a fellow Canadian, who's challenged us with another string idea: use your initials, overlapped, as a string.

On my first two tiles I used a border and more-or-less cursive writing for the letters. The tile on the left I like better on its 'side' (the original bottom is on the left).

Tangles on the left: Caviar, Crescent Moon, Gneiss, Marasu, Munchin, Unyun
Tangles on the right: Gneiss, Parabola, black Pearlz

Next I thought I'd do one using the style of initials I use to sign my Zentangle tiles, even though they don't overlap. Then I had the idea to use Celtic (or uncial) style letters, which I think are quite lovely. With that one I took a bit more time with the string!

Tangles on the left: Beadlines, Crescent Moon, Meer, black Pearlz, Riverstones, Tipple
Tangles on the right: Munchin, Shattuck, Striping, Tipple

Then, having some new black tiles and white pens, and a new white pencil that's much better than what I had before, I wanted to attempt another black tile. I've found them trickier than I expected; it's almost like working in reverse. Here I used the white pencil to draw outlines of a block M and a block B. I used a blending stick on the white pencil "shading" (really, highlighting) and I like the softened effect but it's a bit hard on the paper!

Tangles: Crescent Moon, Florez, Pearlz, Shattuck, Tipple

15 comments:

  1. These are great "Tangles". This is a good one(again). Love the Challenges!

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  2. These are all outstanding! Each tile has an unique quality all it's own. Margaret, you are an inspiration!

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  3. There all so great, it's hard to pick a favorite. But I have to pick the 4th one by a hair. It reminds me a an Indian wedding pitcher.

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  4. They are all so wonderful! I may have to go back and try again!

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  5. They all are very beautiful.

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  6. Oh did you have fun with this one! I love all of your ideas. Very inspiring!

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  7. Margaret, it is just NOT POSSIBLE to choose a favourite! All your artwork is simply fabulous!

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  8. Stupendous!!! I love all your tangles...

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