Then I realized that it could also be 'folded' at the corner. Use straight rather than curved lines and simply eliminate the triangular corner bit from your tangle. If you want the pointy corner effect you can always add a little something extra there.
A number of suggestions were proposed by other CZTs and I thought I'd give them a whirl too.
Bonnie Browning suggested "leaving the corner blank and put Paradox or something like that in the corner that is still lines, but different" (example: top left below).
Jean Theurkauf offered a few ideas:
- "use a different tangle in the corners, like a medallion" (example: top right below)
- "have the borders overlap each other like pieces of wood might" (example: lower left below)
- "try putting a diagonal line in the corner, and bring meer straight right up to that line" (mitering) (example: lower right below)
Jean Smerglio shared a couple of diagrams showing "a way to do tangles that do not go around corners well. I have to give credit to Carole Ohl (for) one; she used it in her calendar."
I've added two more:
And on a side note, if you're wondering what Carole Ohl's calendar is, check out this link.
UPDATE, FEBRUARY 2014 - ANOTHER METHOD!
I woke up this morning with another method for sending the tangle Meer around a corner lurking in my brain. This one keeps nice, square corners, if that's something you'd like. Later I realized that this is basically the mitering idea proposed by Jean Therkauf, but you don't have a diagonal ink line through the corner.
If you want to use Meer around an entire rectangle, you'll notice in the example above that the diagonally opposite corners will match, and be different from the other diagonally opposite corners. Here we go: