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 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 subscribe to various youtube groups and this is one of them.
Suzanne McNeil is a very talented lady.
“Suzanne McNeill –Suzanne is often known as “the Trendsetter” of the arts and crafts industry. Dedicated to hands-on creativity, she constantly tests, experiments and invents something new and fun. Suzanne is the creative woman behind Design Originals, a publishing company dedicated to all things fun and creative. She is an artist, designer, publisher, TV personality, columnist, art instructor, author and lover of everything hands-on.” (words from her blog). http://www.youtube.com/user/designoriginals123
This video is a-maz-in’ (if you’re into tangling of course)