Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Orbs-la-dee

The DivaCZT's challenge this week is the tangle Orbs-la-dee from Anneke van Dam. It's a tangle I've used before but had sort of forgotten about. I did three tiles in the crunch time before we leave on vacation for two weeks (to warmer climes, hurray!).

I had started a tile with my new tangle Trifle and finished it with Orbs-la-dee. In this case I used that tangle to fill a zigzag.
Tangles: Beadlines, Orbs-la-dee, Rain, Trifle
This 3Z tile was going to be Orbs-la-dee, but it all got pushed together!
Tangles: not Orbs-la-dee and Tipple
Finally, I did a blind, star-shaped string on a Renaissance tile. I filled the star with this week's challenge tangle, part of the background with gold Printemps, and the rest of the background with black-and-white, always very effective on the tan paper.
Tangles; Orbs-la-dee, Printemps, and Munchin-type stripes

30 comments:

  1. Great tiles Margaret! And I love your new tangle Trifle! Have a great vacation! :)

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  2. Love this last one, well actually like them all. Your details always make a difference.

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  3. Wauw, 3 very different tiles, but al are beautiful. Great shadowwork. 3Zs is beautiful and the renaissance is lovely! I like them a lot.

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  4. love it! your bulgy orbsladee in the middle tile...YES it can too be orbsladee ;) but I especially love the shiny last one.

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  5. I always enjoy your beautiful tiles... Your variation on the tangle is lovely as well! Enjoy your vacation!

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  6. Wow Margaret, all three tiles are beautiful! I can't wait to try your new tangle Trifle (you make it look easy, but ….). I 'specially love the last tile and would love to see it in person as it's hard to really see how effective I bet that gold printemps is!

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    1. Yes, photographing the gold is tricky. I have to get the right angle so it sparkles but it never sparkles everywhere!

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  7. All three are beautiful, but my favorit is the 3Z-Tile.

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  8. I like your tree different tiles for this challenge: very special to combine your wonderful Trifle with Orbs-la-dee.On the third tile I like the star with the stripes "coming out" but your second tile is my absolute favorite, uncomplicated but so beautiful drawn.

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    1. Thank you Ria. Those new 3Z tiles are a lot of fun to use!

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  9. Somehow I've lost a comment. It's labelled 'published' but in fact it's not here. The commentor mentioned that this is a fractal design, in fact called a Sierpinsky triangle.

    I've adored fractals since I first encountered them. If they're unfamiliar to you, do check them out!

    I looked up Sierpinsky after someone on Facebook mentioned the same thing. This is a very similar design. Sierpinsky's gasket is indeed a fractal design. Of course, as a tangle it is less rigidly organized and can be drawn freehand. :)

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  10. All 3 tiles are, of course, excellent in your talented hand(s). However, the third one is really special, IMHO. I think it has just the right amount of color and the gold section looks like a textile. I look forward to following your work in 2017. Happy New Year.

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  11. I am completely in love with your Renaissance tile, it's so pretty!!

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  12. Three beautiful tiles great deepth in the first one !

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  13. Nice to see this challenge on different tiles! Beautifully executed!

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  14. With your encouragement, I looked up "Sierpinski triangle" on Wikipedia and, voila!, there is Triple!! What fun. :) I love your responses to the Diva's challenge this week, in particular your "not Orbs-la-Dee" on the 3Z! Thanks for posting! I learn something every single time I visit your fabulous blog. :)

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  15. Beautiful work! Trifle looks great too :-)

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  16. How creatively different each use of Orbs-la-Dee is. I am finding myself drawn to the middle one, particularly the center one reaching out to the corners.

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  17. I love the way you interpret patterns. Your layouts and compositions are so clever and fun. Thanks for sharing Trifles. I'm gonna try it out STAT!

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  18. Beautiful variations and rhythm, I'm especially fond of your Trifle Play with Orbs-la-Dee.

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  19. Love them all - particularly like the Triangle 3Z one! Axxx

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  20. Wow! All three are gorgeous. The first one is my favorite, I love that deepness and the contrast between Orbs-la-Dee and Trifle, so much Drama!

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  21. These three tiles look very playful - I especially like the middle one. The tangles appear to spring forth from the center! I love looking at your blog and am very inspired by your art mounted on canvas. I have mounted tiles on canvas too and would love to know how you finish them. Do you spray them or paint on varnish? I would really appreciate your expert knowledge here.

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    1. Hi Jennifer. Whatever you use to protect your work, make sure it is archival so your paper won't discolour over time. I usually use a matte acrylic varnish, or occasionally gloss.

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    2. Thanks for the tip, Margaret. Should I use an isolation layer like acrylic medium on the tile before applying the varnish? I'm not sure if this is necessary.

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    3. I don't. The acrylic varnish is a medium, so no need for another.

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