I have spent a lovely week in Sorrento , Italy attending my younger sister’s wedding. It was such a lovely relaxed affair and lovely for all the family to be together. So I’m back home now and looking at my sketches and doodlings of patterns. This one was inspired by a double layer of chicken wire of all things. It’s called Hexalay.
Just click on the thumbnail for a step by step guide. See the rest of my tangles on my Tangle pattern page. xx
After posting this pattern it turns out that this design has been created by another lady. What are the odds of that. Great minds think alike. She had created hers back in September but I have decided to leave my version on here too.
I can’t believe it’s been a year since I posted on here. Life has been busy with my grown up children and grand children. I continue to design for Silhouette America I have hundreds and hundreds of designs for sale on their store.
I found a little time to get back into designing a new tangle pattern called Koaxil. I hope you like it. If you would like the step-out of this new pattern just click on the image.
I am so excited to share with you my new stencils that are now available through StencilGirl.
I have been playing with my stencil Art Nouveau (not shown in the above picture but can be found on the ‘New Stencils’ link above). I love creating patterns to the extent that I would say I am obsessed by them. I can’t go out without looking at everyday objects, architecture, people’s clothing just about everything without thinking whether I can translate it into either a stencil, cutting file or a tangle pattern. Some which can convert nicely into all three.
Here I have combined both stencil and tangle patterns. I taped the ‘Art Nouveau’ stencil to an A3 piece of cartridge paper and traced in the spaces using a Micron 0.1 black pen. (stencil is blue as it’s my pre-production sample)
Choosing what pattern to use is probably the hardest part as I sift through thousands of tangle patterns
to see which ones will fit well within the long thin shapes of the stencil.
Gradually filling up all of the spaces takes time and took me about two afternoons. I normally choose the colours after I’ve finished the tangles. But this time I knew that I wanted to use a muted medieval colour palette and decided to colour as I went along. I used alcohol markers a mixture of Pro-markers, Flexmarkers and Kuretake Kurecolor twin markers.
It was my brother’s partner’s birthday and thought I’d frame it and give it to him for a birthday present.
My brother’s reaction was “great, we can sell it when you become famous”. Bloomin’ cheek!
It’s been a while but I have two new patterns for you called ‘Roids’. Just click on thumbnails for a step by step drawing guide.
N.B. I have found out that my pattern ‘Shons’ was similar to another pattern from another tangle artist. It is only fair that I remove it as her pattern was published first. http://tanglepatterns.com/2012/08/how-to-draw-spokes.html. My intention is not to copy it just so happens that sometimes patterns can be duplicated. Just goes to show that great minds think alike.