|The fruits of my recent tanglings|
|A small stash of tiles to play with|
Before the festive break I cut and coloured some bright white Clairefontaine papers - one smooth and the other with some texture. I added a touch of colour using two Finetec watercolours (Blue Silver and Lavender) that my dear friends Debbie and Stephanie (a different one!) in Singapore sent me last year. It's hard to capture the beauty of these mica-rich pigment paints, which offer one colour when viewed straight on but another shade of shimmering magic when tilted to catch the light (you can catch a glimpse of what I mean in the photo at the top of this post). They bring a subtle but welcome shot of colour which plays so well with the white tile, black ink and grey shading.
And so, to the tiles -
|Quin was too shy to appear on this first tile - but |
Nvelope, Printemps and Mooka had fun among themselves!
|I started this tile with Ixorus, and added a sunken section of |
Quin, and some little Fescu-type tufts.
|Two sections of Quin with Fescu formed a central space that I |
started to fill with Bales, but which rapidly morphed into Puf.
|Quin defined a strange shape and space on this tile, room |
for a little Hollibaugh in the middle and more Fescu!
|Lastly an arcing band of Panepinto (with Jetties) formed a space which |
I filled with Sistar. A handful of Flux and Perf-topped tufts, and a single
line of Quin showing its resemblance to a string of sequins.
That's all for now. I hope your year is getting off to a good start. And I hope you enjoy getting to know Quin – please do let me know if you use my tangle and how you find it.
[As always, if this tangle appears to be too similar to any others in name or style, please let me know.]