My Pattern Mixer Merging MixerÂ Mak-Rah-Mee Btl Joos Challenge Entry
Pattern Mixer MergingÂ Mak-Rah-Mee Btl Joos Challenge Entry, Pen Â© Diane Clancy
Incredibly Exciting New Challenge!!
Anya has created the fourth 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. 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 MergingÂ Mak-Rah-Mee Btl Joos Challenge
Each month the Anya puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. March 2015 is the fourth challenge from Anya and Pattern Mixer!! This month is Pattern Mixer Challenge #4. So here is what Anya says this month “For the fourth time Iâ€™d like to welcome you to the Pattern Mixer! And Iâ€™d also like to point your attention to the rules, so: ATTENTION, please! While all tiles submitted last month were stunningly beautiful, there seems to have been some confusion about pattern mixing. This might be because I forgot to add the rules in English! Ouch!
Just drawing two patterns next to each other on a tile is called a Duo Tangle (and it can definitely be worth your while), but when we mix patterns, we go one step further. Pattern mixing means to merge two tangles, to intertwine them or even create a new tangle from the combination. Iâ€™ve drawn up a few examples for you here. Mixing patterns is not easy and you might even want to collect a few ideas or do a few sketches first. But itâ€™s a real booster to your creativity and itâ€™s â€“ well, a challenge! So letâ€™s see what you come up with! Iâ€™ve picked two of my favorite tangles this months. Go tangle!“
From Anna’s blog:
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:
First time for the challenge? You can find the rules here.
So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) merging and tangling within a tangle usingÂ Mak-Rah-Mee and Btl Joos done by me.
Merging and Tangling in a Tangle Challenge
I was hesitant about this challenge because every time I have looked atÂ Mak-rah-mee, I cringed.Â I know the instructions are there but they look scary :)Â 🙂 Btl Joos and I are good friends!! Just so you know, I chose Option 2 that Anya gave us – Combining. I think this is what I did anyway.Â I did it before I really consciously chose an option 🙂 I hope you like it!!
Entries to Pattern Mixer
Anna has created a Pinterest board with all the Pattern Mixer entries included. Here is the Muster Mixer board. Some of the entries blow me away and inspire me so much!!
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. Spring may come some time – just starting to emerge from a very tough winter – in so many ways.Â Fingers crossed!Â I love this challenge – Anya is so very creative!!! So above is my Pattern Mixer Combining Mak-rah-mee Btl Joos 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?
Mak-rah-mee is the knot type image in the upper right corner.Â It looks like macrame.Â Then from the knot it has lovely flowing arms out of it.Â So I put someÂ Btl Joos in from the beginning … it is woven into the Mak-rah-mee.Â All the stripes areÂ Btl Joos but in the structure ofÂ Mak-rah-mee if that makes sense 🙂 Â 🙂 There you have it!! 🙂
Diane & Carolienâ€™s Weekly Zentangle Challenge
My friend Carolien and myself felt the need for having an extra Zentangle Challenge each week. Come join us in the fun!! Details at Diane & Carolien’s Weekly Zentangle Challenge.
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