Monday, April 23, 2018

Floating Cubine

I like the impression of depth that can be achieved with some tangles and Cubine is a great example. It's like looking through little windows, or a sectioned box. But instead of doing Cubine in the classic square grid, you can use a single fragment of Cubine and place it in an empty space on your tile. I also recently referred to this as 'sprinkled' Cubines.

Here's an example of a floating Cubine. There are two Cubine fragments side-by-side creating 'holes', but the floating Cubine looks as if there's another hole through the main white section.
Tangles: Beadlines, Cubine, Knase, 'Nzeppel, Zonked.
Here's another example, amongst a lot of 'normal' Cubine fragments. (The floating one is off on the right side.)
In a Kitchen Table Tangles episode on the Zentangle Mosaic app Rick demonstrated a Cadent variation which quite enchanted me. The square shapes in the resulting pattern struck me as possible floating Cubine fragments so I did that in this tile. Here they are more "sprinkled". :)
Tangles: Cadent, Cubine, Pearlz
Finally, here's a tan tile just for something different. There are four floating Cubines here, well, actually three and a half.
Tangles: Apacore, Black Pearlz, Crescent Moon,
Cubine, Elirob, Tipple.
More ideas for variations of Cubine are in my "And then some" blog post here.


  1. I'm always fascinated with your take on various tangles. I love how you bend, mold, manipulate, truncate and morph them into newness! What a creative mind ... Floating Cubine is a marvelous example. Your Cubine and Then Some post is one of my all-time favorites - chock full of inventive variations ... and now here's ANOTHER! Bravo!!

  2. Thank you for giving us so much inspiration, this is a wonderful post!
    Floating Cubine looks great.

    1. Thank you Ria! I've just seen Ilac on tanglepatterns and hope to try it soon.

  3. Awesomeness abounds! I can't wait to play with this tomorrow!

  4. Awesomeness abounds! I can't wait to play with this tomorrow!

  5. This is fabulous Margaret! I always love seeing your design takes on tangles. And I especially love how you inspire me to take risks and think outside the box!