Friday, March 28, 2014

Spiral out

The Diva's challenge this week is to use a spiral as the string. One of the challenges of a spiral string is that it's one long space, no divisions.

CZT Amy Broady's tangle Paisley Boa is currently one of my favorites, fast becoming a 'go to' tangle. I drew Paisley Boa all along my spiral, which made a nice series of divisions. Then I filled each droplet shape with various things. The spiral was getting lost so I added white along the lines defining it to bring it back into focus.

This is done on a tan tile with brown, sepia and white inks, white charcoal pencil, and brown colored pencils. It was fun.  Wish I had time to do more but I've had a little too much on my plate recently! Maybe later.
Tangles: Paisley Boa plus: Crescent Moon variation,
Cruffle, Ennies, Flux, Paizel, Phuds, Tipple

13 comments:

  1. So much to take in. Like the white highlighting to bring out the spiral. Love all the variations inside the droplets.

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  2. This is so very beautiful, I like the white lines in it, I like the tangles, well, I like all of it.

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  3. Oh, wow - what a wonderful tile! Fantastic colors and shading! Breathtaking! I love it! :)

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  4. Lots to be learned from looking closely and [care]fully at your beautiful tangle.
    Especially how every element blends and harmonizes, with the tan tile peeping through.
    Thank you.

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  5. I love how you decorated each droplet Margaret! Another beautiful creation!

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  6. love how it looks with the brown and sepia colors

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  7. Gorgeous tile! Somehow I missed Paisley Boa, thanks for the link.

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  8. Stunning! I love how you use colour :)

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  9. Beautiful tile! I now have to go check out the pattern! So pretty the way that you used it!

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  10. I really, really like this! I love the color! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing this inspiration!

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