Pattern Mixer Combining Elements Cat-Kin Jax Challenge Entry
Pattern Mixer Combining Elements Cat-Kin Jax Challenge Entry, Pen Â© Diane Clancy
Incredibly Exciting New Challenge!!
Anya has created the seventh 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.
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 Combining Elements Cat-Kin Jax Challenge
Each month the Anya puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. June 2015 is the seventh challenge from Anya and Pattern Mixer!! This month is Pattern Mixer Challenge #7. So here is what Anya says this month “last week I introduced the lovely pattern Cat-Kin. I also admitted that I really donâ€™t use it often enough. So I thought this week we might use it for the Pattern-Mixer â€“ along with another easy but versatile pattern that I like to use in my classes. So, have fun!Â Â P.S.: The third pattern I used in this tile is my pattern â€œKataniaâ€.
ATTENTION, please! While all tiles submitted in the last months were stunningly beautiful, there seems to have been some confusion about pattern mixing. 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 yor creativity and itâ€™s â€“ well, a challenge!”
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)Â Combining Elements Cat-Kin Jax done by me.
Combining Elements Challenge
I had to think and think about how to do this.Â And it must be option #2 Combining Elements because it is not Tangle in a Tangle or Merging!!Â This was quite fun once I set a direction!!Â 🙂
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 is here with a lot of repairs from the winter. We just found mold under a bookcase we had to put together. Bookshelves got thrown out and now we need to find someone to deal with replacing some unfinished floor boards. Fingers crossed! I love this challenge – Anya is so very creative!!! So above is my Pattern Mixer Combining Elements Cat-Kin Jax 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?
Cat-Kin is the pussy willows on a vine – so the little pods on the vine.Â Jax is the marbles and jacks on a string.Â So they shared the vine and string and created something newÂ 🙂 :)Â Whoops, I just noticed 2 of the Cat-Kin don’t have their jackets on .. I guess that is the mysteryÂ :)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.
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!! Thank you!!! ~ Diane Clancy
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