Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tangled Thursday - Paisleys

Tangled Thursday is an occasional post on this blog. Heather at Books and Quilts is hosting these challenges in which we share our latest Zentangle inspired creations.

This week Elaine asked us to create pieces that used paisleys. I didn't have a whole lot of time this week, but I did manage to turn out two works. The first one features the tangle "paizel", which essentially looks like paisleys. I had done this tangle before, but I wanted to try it again filling in a whole tile. Here it is:

The second one I did uses Purk, another of my favourites patterns, in the shape of a paisley. I didn't have a clear concept before I started, so it didn't quite turn out like I pictured. Here it is anyway:

Thanks for the challenge, Elaine! I hope you had a great birthday. :)

It's my turn to pick the challenge this week. As much as I've been enjoyed using these different shapes, my challenge to the participants this week is going to take us back to the basics, using a string, namely String 058. I purposely picked one that wasn't too busy. You can print it from the website or draw it freehand, which I plan to do. That's the only "rule". Size, colour and's up to you at that point.

Be sure to check out the other "paisley" creations on Books and Quilts.   If you'd like to join us, please do so by linking your post to the Mr. Linky on Heather's post.  

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of making one pattern into the shape of a paisley. Very creative! It still amazes me how each of us interprets things so differently. That's what makes it fun!


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