Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Official & Unoffical Tangles

The April Challenge (Number 25) for the Chocolate Baroque Zentangle Group is based upon tangles & this time the brief is to choose an official & an unofficial tangle to use. More than two tangles can be chosen but the tangles picked should alternate between official & unofficial patterns.

front of card

close-up of tangled 4½" tile
tangles: Hazen, Xav

inside of card

I'd caught sight of Adele Bruno's new tangle Xav & rather liked the idea of using it as a border but then pondered over which of the official tangles to combine it with. One of the patterns that I've been  fascinated by is Hazen, so much so that some time ago I deconstructed it into step-outs, although I'm really not sure of what it officially looks like. Perhaps (if permitted) a kind CZT can confirm that I've got the actual look of the pattern right. If I haven't, the above will just have to be a tangleation! Hazen needs quite a bit of space to do it justice so my actual tile is a 4½ inches square ZIA which I made into a card.

I also experimented a little more with my coloured pencils - the Derwent Coloursoft seem to behave very well when blended using paper stumps with Sandsodor on the W H Smith 220gsm white cardstock. I did take the precaution of heat setting the pen work first though.

Pencils/Markers etc… Sakura Pigma Micron Pens (Black, Blue & Green), Fine Sharpie (Black), Memento Dual Marker (Black), Pentel K118 Hybrid Gel Pen (White); Derwent Coloursoft Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor.
Cardstock W H Smith 220gsm white; white, black & hammered green from stash.
Die Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Sixteen.
Punch Crafts Too Corner.
The sequins are from stash.