Friday, May 20, 2016

Triangulation

The Diva's challenge this week was to add a bit-o-black. I worked on a sort of paradox meets rounding sample in my journal, sort of an imitation paradox. As I compared it to the true paradox tangle, I knew there was something in my attempts, but exactly what I didn't know. I set it aside for a few days. I thought about other ideas for this week's blog post. I went to YouTube one day and found this cool origami snail. I watched the video and thought, hey, I can do that one! I tried it on a 6" square piece of origami paper (the orange). I thought it could probably hold a Bijou tile if it was larger! So I tried a piece of fabulous Paper Parachute paper (the swirly turquoise in the photos below). The pattern was awesome, but the paper was just too thick for this project. (Everything I've ever tried from them, stamps, paper, has been really nice quality. This paper was no exception. Just not made for origami.) Ok, what about copy paper? I tried that too but it was also too thick. I was thinking I needed a trip to the craft store to look for larger origami paper, but then I had a moment of clarity...(in my sleep!) and remembered I had double sided wrapping paper that just might work! I ended up cutting it to 10.5 inches square for the snail that has the bijou tile tucked in it. Fun! It does topple over quite easily tho.
Ok, by now, I had procrastinated the week away regarding my blog post. But I thought this morning (Thursday as I'm writing this) that it would just be a quick Bijou tile and I'd be done. Then I saw my drawings in my journal and I knew I had to work on that some more. The lines of the square and cadent-like shape reminded me of the origami snail....what was Bijou trying to point out to me? I was a little distracted at first thinking I had a new tangle and took these pictures.
Ugh, the ink wasn't dry and I picked up a glob on my hand accidentally and redeposited it on my tile. No mistakes! Guess I'm filling it in :-)
The more I played with those little triangles, the more I realized I had another technique, or tanglenhancer vs a tangle. Cool! So, similar to rounding, it adds black but instead of the gentle curve, the angles tend to elevate or lower your design. I hope you give triangulation a try!
Bijou reminds me that sometimes it takes a long time to get where you're going...

9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your Triangulation tangle. I love it and can't wait to give it a try!

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  2. beautiful origami snails, very lovely that the biggest one carries your Diva's tile.I do like your triagulation, filled with Pokeroot, a very nice and original idea!

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  3. This is beautiful, Betsy. I may just need to play around with it this weekend! Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Love your paper 'Bijou's'!!! Thanks for sharing your triagulation.

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  5. Very cool discovery. I'm looking forward to trying out this enhancer!

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  6. What a inspiring post! Your tile is bautiful and the origami snails so lovely. Thanks for the link! Your Triangulation is a fabulous enhancer ... I´ll play with soon!

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  7. Very cool discovery. I'm looking forward to trying out this enhancer!

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  8. What a great idea. I am trying it out and loving it! Thanks so much!

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