My Pattern Mixer Merging Arukus Balloya Challenge Entry
Pattern Mixer Merging Arukus Balloya Challenge Entry, Pen Â© Diane Clancy
Incredibly Exciting New Challenge!!
Anya has created the second Zentangle challenge in German (don’t worry – she gives an English translation too 🙂 ) Anya has now translated her title into English and has a quick link right under the title to the English.Â English is on the bottom half of the post.
I hope Anya doesn’t mind that I have quoted her extensively!!! I think this is a fabulous challenge and I want to share enough so you can see this is very doable and will be great fun to join in. To make it VERY clear – below is a very long quote from Anya – these are not my own words at all.
Pattern Mixer Merging Arukus Balloya Challenge
Each month the Anya puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. January 2015 is the second challenge from Anya and Pattern Mixer!! This month is Pattern Mixer Challenge #2. So here is what Anya says this month “For the second time Iâ€™d like to present the new challenge today: The Pattern Mixer! Last month there were some really beautiful entries and I hope weâ€™ll get even more this time around! So spread the word!Â
So the other week I participated in the Diva Challenge and finally tried the new official Zentangle pattern Arukas. While playing around with it, I found it can be mixed really nicely with one of my own patterns. So I guess thatâ€™s what weâ€™re going to do today.
How do I mix the patterns?
Generally speaking, there are three basic ways of combining patterns and you should choose at least one of them for your tile.
Tangle in a tangle: You draw your first pattern a bit larger than you normally would and fill the empty spaces in your pattern with another tangle. Example
Combining elements: You take elements from one pattern and integrate them into the other tangle, thus creating a new pattern. Example
Merging: You make smooth transitions from one tangle pattern to the next, sort of letting one pattern melt into the next one. Like this.
Todayâ€™s patterns are:
So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) merging and tangling within a tangle using Arukus and Balloya done by me.
Merging and Tangling in a Tangle Challenge
I was hesitant about this challenge because sometimes Balloya and I don’t get along so well … and I just did Arukus recently for the first time.Â After doing this I feel more confident about both of them.Â But these both feel great once I get in the groove again but are scary each time I start 🙂 Just so you know, I chose Option 1 that Anya gave us – Tangle in a Tangle. But then as I went along I realized it would be more fun to also include Merging – so I did Option 3 also.Â I hope you like it!!
Zentangle Enticed Me
Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. I am able to be more in the flow again – whew! I love this challenge – Anya is so very creative!!! So above is my Pattern Mixer Merging and Tangling in a Tangle Arukus Balloya Zentangle Tangle ZIA. This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected! Thank you to everyone who made comments on my posts these last weeks. That means a lot to me!!
Which Tangle is Which?
The stars are Arukus – a big one starts near the upper right.Â The Arukus looks like stars and the Balloya has a black triangle in the middle. There is a medium Arukus in the bottom left – it is a Tangle in a Tangle even though it is the same tangle. Also in this medium size Arukus there is a tiny Balloya in the center. Â I started by putting Balloya in the center circle of Arukus.Â I thought that would be one way to deal with these 2 together.Â But then there were some funny blank spots so I put 2 tiny Arukus in the Balloya – or maybe that is really Merging the 2 in the circle.Â Then in mid right bottom there is a Balloya that emerges from Arukus so another Merging.Â Or perhaps it is Merging and a Tangle in a Tangle. There you have it!! 🙂
I am organizing my studio again to be able to work and now only a table has tons of stuff dumped on it – but the rest is organized!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! LOL!!) Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! ~ Diane Clancy
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