Diva Challenge #219 straight lines. I decided ING was a nice tangle with all straight lines. But what to embellish with? Hey wait, look at all those nice triangles, those are just perfect for Maryhill! I call it MaryhillING.
Last post I made a slider box with my Ultimate tool from Crafters Companion. Although this tool is great for boxes, I thought I'd try today's box without it so you can see you dont have to have it. A scoring board is nice (I used my Scor-it) but you can just score with a stylus or folding bone and ruler. Cut two pieces of cardstock 6.75 inches square. I cut one from a heavy pearlescent cardstock scrap. The second from a lighter weight watercolor paper (in hindsight a heavier weight might have been nicer). Starting with the lid, I scored at 1.5 inches in on all 4 sides. Next I die cut my square by centering it. No measuring, it's easy to center once the score lines are there. You don't have to have a square die. Any shape that is smaller than your center square should work. For that matter you don't have to die cut it, you could measure and cut out a square with a craft knife. Or you don't have to have an opening at all, just a solid box. If you do elect to cut an opening in your box lid, cut a piece of acetate a little larger and carefully glue it to the inside. I have a selection of acetate from used packaging to select from. I then cut a frame to cover up the glue on the inside. Pretty easy to do with nesting dies. After die cutting my lid, the score lines were flattened out, so I re-scored them. Next I cut out the small triangles as shown in the picture above. Just cut on the score line up to where it intersects and then (from the small square side) cut up to meet at the intersection. Do this four times. Now comes the fun ... tangling! I suggest drawing, shading and spraying with a fixative before assembling. You can use a post-it or a scrap of paper to cover the acetate while spraying the fixative.
I enjoyed the straight line challenge, but since I just used two tangles, I thought I'd try more. I'm always impressed with Lily Moon's Zentangle pieces. She does such a nice job with contrast and sometimes adds black to the point where I'm wondering if it's a black tile or a white tile. I might have gotten carried away with the black, but, in any event, thanks for the inspiration Lily!