torsdag 28 mars 2019

Dingsplatz and IAST285

I have been having fun with Dingsplatz for a couple of days along with the Way Bop-thing. This is an easy technique to limit the work-space. Rick and Maria demonstrates how to do this in a video you find here. It is addictive and it is very relaxing. So when Adele Bruno asked for Dingsplatz in her challenge no. 285 it was right up in my alley!

This one I made on a rennaissance-tile a week ago and in the center I used Fragment D23. Then a lot of orbs, Crescentmmon and some Fescu.

This one is from my Cappucino-journal (which I like very much, the paper is of a kind that makes it possible to work on both sides of a page). In the center I used Spoken and Striping. Then Crescentmoon again and orbs and auras.

My latest Dingsplatz for IAST 285. In the center Fragment E25, Then Shattuck and Betweed and Orbs.

I love to do them. They just land on the paper/tile or whatever I draw on!

tisdag 26 mars 2019

Practicing Way Bop.

I think everyone knows that it takes practicing to learn a tangle. Most tangles are easy to learn and easy to draw. But there are tangles that need some more practicing than other tangles to learn them and know them by heart. Those tangles are often called high focus tangles. Of course there are differences between tanglers - what seems easy for one tangler might be hard for another. Sometimes I am not motivated to practice as much as I should to make a tangle beeing mine, and I abandon that tangle and maybe I don´t pick it up at all. But those tangles very often  come my way anyhow and I can´t avoid them much longer. This is interesting, they just show up and tell me to do them over again!  This happened in the last prompt in Todays Tangles - Keeping it Classic. Way Bop: A new possibility for me to learn! 

Step-outs are good. But I don´t like to have the step-out in front of me while tangling. I need to know the tangle by heart to be able to get the full benefit of tangling. 

On the first one I had to look at the step-out. It was a little struggle until Printemps, Striping and Flux could take care of the process and make it pleasant again.

After this I asked little Bijou to help. I made Waybop more than three times, acutally I tangled on the back of the Bijous too. The three last Bijous I didn´t need the step-outs any more! Happy moment!

The second tile was a joy to make! Not me struggling any more. Here with Jonqual, Zinger, Flux and Printemps. This was a way to make friends with a beautiful tangle and I guess Way Bop has come to stay with me this time! 

söndag 17 mars 2019

Journal and Fullmoon Mosaic

Prompt6. Magic Carpet Ride. To create a magic carpet? This Prompt from Karen Polkinghorne was so fun to do. A magic carpet that flies away above the clouds.... I once again went to my box with abandoned tiles and found one made on white notepaper and one on a paper painted with black gesso. The first one was a low quality paper, you know those who comes in notecubes. As I started as a tangler I just took any paper to work on. The next one was an experiment, I wanted to try the black gesso surface if it could work tangling on. It worked, but it didn´t work the way I liked so I stopped trying this. Now I made some weaving and went on tangling a border around the middle part of the carpet. It needed some color, so the watercolorpencils got to do the work. Still it wasn´t enough magic in this, so I used my Sakura Gold, that I got on the seminar and made the carpet glitter! There it was and I liked it!

I have seen the Fullmoonmosaic (a challenge from Hanny Nura) done a couple of times and I have thought it is a beautiful thing to be a part of. Now I did go for it and if the Magic Carpet Ride was a magical ride, this Fullmoonmosaic sure was magical to do. Hanny Nura gave us 2 strings and one pattern, Irka (Alena Light), to take off from. Here are my tiles:

Patterns: Irka (Alena Light), Peace Petals (Sandy Kelley Jones)
Locar, Poke Leaf and Poke Root.

Patterns: Irka (Alena Light), Icantoo (Hanny Nura), Flux,
Tipple and Fragment Q7

I wanted to have them together too:

Oooh I loved to do this! The fullmoon is shining!

fredag 8 mars 2019

Journal and DC 387

I really enjoy this journalprompts! No.5 is Textures. Textures is something I have been aware of all the time working with my paintings in my studio, and it has been important to me as an inspiration and as an expression. To make it in a minor size like this was so thrilling! I started with those eco-dyed papers I have saved from the fall 2017. The first one (with the heart) I had made in february 2018, but I had to cut it to fit in the journal. On this page also a strip from a tissue with the pattern bleed through. Talking about my other work in the studio I cut a piece from a paint cloth and tangled on it with Identipen and a Permopaque pen.

The second eco-dyed tile I tangled for this purpose and I love the way it came out! On this page is a structure paper tangled with Rahat Farzana´s new pattern Najam,and then a tissue tangled with Flux (the frontside this time). The page needed some Ipso (Jennifer Hohensteiner) too.

This weekly challenge no387 from the Diva is UMT (Use My Tangle), which is an event the first challenge every month and this time it is all about Holly Atwater´s ha Wy. This tangle is a challenge to me, I admit that. I have tried it in my sketchbook, on bijoutiles and at last I made it on a black Apprentice tile (11,4x11,4 cm).

It is a fun pattern based on an asterisk. I like the geometric qualities but I have to work on it to get it going. I placed it in a round as a monotangle and I am pleased with the way it came out.