Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Do you remember this stencil string from a few posts back? When I went to my Zentangle Primer Vol 1 for some circular fragment ideas, I decided the list needed to be expanded. The Primer orbs grid is A-L and 21-25. I just continued the numbering (...er I mean lettering...). This is NOT an official or authorized list, just my compilation of things bouncing out of my pen after some inspiration from a used book I picked up at Powell's Book Store called Japanese Design Motifs compiled by The Matsuya Piece-Goods Store and Translated by Fumie Adachi. There is also some Pinterest quilt block inspiration. And some of these you will recognize as tangles just put into orbs. Some are variations of one or all of the above! And if you look closely, one is a repeat of the Zentangle grid (R25 just has a few more lines than D23 and my center is offset.) N24 may look familiar too as it inspired last week's Pentangle Zendalas. For a closer look at it's string, check out this post.
I took the time to do step outs on a couple of my favorites and hope you enjoy and are inspired by the whole list.
|My continuation of orb fragments
I also wanted to say farewell....I've decided that I spend too much time on electronics. I wish to close this door so I can see where the next door leads. I do plan to leave my blog up barring unforeseen circumstances. It's possible I go into withdrawal and come back here. It's also possible I post a picture or two onto Pinterest or the Mosaic app, but I truly want to spend more time doing and participating vs watching the world go by. I think it's more important today than ever. This blog has been a worthwhile experience for me, and hopefully for you too. Thanks for your support. And thanks for dropping by!
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Last week's hexagon tile led to a fragment study. It's not quite ready to post. So, I thought I'd take a slight break from my fragment study and share these. One of my fragments inspired these pentagon tangles (pentangles). Both were complete on Zendala tiles.
Notice how shading Maryhill adds to the lines of the pattern (only the top two arms are shaded here).
Both tiles have the same string, except the outer circle is smaller on one.
|Maryhill and Paradox only partially shaded.
And this photo is prior to all shading.
Aren't they cool?
I'm hoping they inspire you a bit.....and that you check back again for my fragment study!
Friday, July 20, 2018
Borromean rings, I had this mess on my desk. As I'm easily distracted, I decided I needed to make a box! I took a piece of years old paste paper that didn't yet have a purpose, and I cut it to size for an envelope. I used a recently acquired envelope punch board by We R Memory keepers and made an envelope. Then I added an extra score line on all four sides to turn it into a box, or maybe a dimensional envelope would be a better description.
The paste paper already had a Static-like pattern and I wanted to accentuate that but not cover it up. I decided on a die cut image. This is Elizabeth Craft Moda Scrap 1322 Lacy Poppies. I glued in a piece of acetate behind the die cut opening and then glued the thin petal lines (is that the negative...or the positive?) to the acetate. When I glued the envelope together, I left enough of the bottom flap unglued so that I can tuck in the top flap for closure.
I used Spellbinders Grand Shapeabilities Hexagon Petal Envelope LF-007. It makes an envelope if you use thin enough paper (the blue examples above). It's more 3 D with heavier cardstock. But again, I wanted some dimension to store some hexagon drawing tiles. So after die cutting I added an additional score line on all 6 sides for this result. This too was cut from my paste paper stash.
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