Friday, June 16, 2017

Hex 6 fragments

And I thought I was about done....ha!  I'm still playing with hexagon fragments I'm creating with my Papertrey coverplate die.

Triangles keep emerging.  Sometimes deliberately, sometimes not....

Rearranged, Maryhill triangles also emerge.

Cubes of patterns...

...that can be added to or rearranged over and over.

And a glimpse of my outside table (luckily no wind!)

Of course I needed to update my prestrung Zentangle® journal with hexagon fragments.

And this is how my May BuJo calendar turned out.  I have a similar hexagon theme for June. Will I have sufficient fragments?

Back to the cube.  Remember it is a central point with 3 radiating lines out to alternating corners.

I liked Emingle (Ambler?) in the earlier tile....and I had played with it in a cube in this earlier post.
I wanted to explore with it more.

Note, if you start Emingle at an interior corner, you end up with an "impossible" type frame. 

Here I added weight to two sides (I always chose the outside edges of the diamond to make it easier).

And here is a rounded version

Let's not leave out triangulation! (in hind site I like being more selective with this technique vs hitting each corner as I later did.

And this is an Emingle variation of Quadrose.

And look at this unassuming little fragment.  The black makes the cube.  I aura-ed those lines with brown and then filled in leaving a hilight where I added generals white charcoal.

I love it in multiples.  Do you see the black lines form hexagons, as do the brown shapes in addition to the die cut fragments themselves.

And did you notice that the white also forms hexagons?   
So even tho 6  would seem the appropriate number of posts to explore hexagons, I believe I've only just scratched the surface.  I will likely mix in other things as well, but I'm sure there will be more hexagon adventures to follow.

I'll leave you with this card.  It utilizes Spellbinders Kaleidoscope die that I used to cut both watercolor paper and black cardstock.  Arukas is done in black Pigma micron ink and the blue is watercolor with some colored pencil shading and gelly roll hilites. 

I hope you enjoyed your week and I appreciate you sticking with me for this long post!


  1. Love these hexagon fragments! So versatile and so lovely!

  2. Wow! You are talented and very patient! I have that PPI Hexagon plate, best I relook at it and its uses! Awesome work and great inspiration!