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!
I’ve created this artwork using my stencil called warped holes from Stencil girl and using my tangle patterns (with the exception of one) to fill the gaps, Tangle patterns used.
Lap (mine) Veinz (mine) Shyp (mine) Crowned border (by Suzanne McNeill).
9×12 Warped hole stencil from http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/product-p/l225.htm
My warped hole stencil which can be purchased from StencilGirl.
I lightly taped it down to stop it from shifting whilst drawing through the holes.
I used a Micron 01 pen and 250gsm A4 multipurpose copy paper.
Now the outlining is finished. I need to choose what patterns to use to fill the holes. I keep a file of my tangle patterns so I browsed through them to see which one would be suitable. *TIP* photocopy your design to try out some patterns first. It would be a shame to ruin your original to a pattern you didn’t like.
I particularly like Crowned borders pattern by Suzanne McNeill.
Now that’s finished I took a long time thinking about what colours I’d like to use.
I love the colours from India, with their pinks, oranges, blues, turquoise and greens.
I have selection of alcohol based markers, Pro-markers, Flexmarkers and Kuretake Kurecolor twin markers. I prefer the Kurecolour markers as they are a juicy pen, refillable and blend better than Pro-markers in my opinion.
The finished piece.
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.
Where has the year gone. I can’t believe that’s it 2013 already.
I have been busy designing for Silhouette America. If you want to take a look at what I’ve been creating then please click on the link.
I am also thrilled that currently one of my designs is No.1 on the popular designs page. Roman clock with gears n cogs http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/php/?page=browse-popular-designs.
The weather is dark and grey ATM and we have been threatened with snow. But no sign of it yet. However, I have managed to sneak in two more tangles called ‘Ruffles’ and ‘Soutache’.
You can get the step by step on how to create these patterns on my tangle pages.
I have been a bit quite lately from blogging but not from creating. I now have been accepted as a contributing Artist for Silhouette America. I create designs that are used on electronic cutting machines for personal or commercial use. So I’ve been busy designing for them, and finally earning some money from all my crafty efforts.
However, I’ve still managed to keep up with my Tangle pattern designing as I find it a welcome change from sitting in front of a computer all day, staring at the screen and becoming bugged eyed.
The new patterns are called ‘Votive’ and ‘U-Bend’. You can find the step by step guides on my tangle patterns pages.