Monday, 1 July 2013

Tangling Grids for Chocolate Baroque

July's Challenge (Number 16) for the Chocolate Baroque Zentangle Group is once again based upon tangles (the challenges are based upon a rotation of three: tangle/s; strings; theme/s). This time the brief is to use ONLY tangles based upon a grid.

Two tangles based upon grids & which can be beautifully 'merged' are Cadent & Cubine. I wanted to see what these would look like using curved grids so I created a string of two overlapping pointed ovals. The vertical oval is tangled with Cubine & the horizontal with Cadent; the segment where the two ovals overlap is tangled with a combination of Cadent & Cubine.

tangles: Cadent, Cubine

The restriction of using ONLY grid based tangles proved quite an interesting challenge for I found I was wanting to add an organic tangle like Fescu emanating from each of the points where my two tangled ovals meet. I resisted the urge & just added s tiny touch of sparkle to the Cadent circles using a Clear Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen.

close-up to show sparkle of Cadent's circles


brenda said...

This looks so very striking in the monochromatic colours Paula and the sail ( well to me anyway) striped shapes reflect the shape of the whole perfectly.

I hope you and your other half are both keeping okay.

B x

Aquarius said...

Once again you've come up with an amazing challenge sample for inspiration. It is so interesting the way you've merged the curvy Cadent with the more angular Cubine.

jackiescrafts said...

This is wonderful Paula yet another fantastic tile

Jackie x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Zentangle work Paula, great shading and design. Thanks for the inspiration, Shirleyx

GinaA said...

Very clever Paula, this looks stunning, I love the way the curved string takes away the 'square' look that a grid tends to make, it goves such depth and movement .

Miranda said...

That looks great Paula and must be a challenge to be 'restricted' to what patterns you can use!
warm greet, Miranda

Alice said...

yes, fescu would work well there :) i love the way these patterns work together - you did a wonderful job!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

WOW! This piece looks very lively with all the volume and movement you created with your pattern. Blessings!

Claire said...

Hi Paula, just having a catch up and as always your tangling is a real inspiration. So precise and the design gives so much dimension
Claire xx