As the UK was blasted with a burst of intense heat last weekend I decided to show botanicals at their most vibrant on 3 ATCs that I coloured using 3 watercolour brush pens in orange, purple and teal. I put little blobs of each colour onto the other tiles to better tie them together as a set.
|Tangled with Andromeda, Pozer and a grid version of Oke|
For each tile I used only 3 tangles from the list - one that could form a band, one grid tangle and one clump type tangle.
|Tangled with Mumsy, Dooleedo and Jasmin|
On bright tiles with limited space I had to work hard to avoid the tile becoming cluttered and the tangles overpowered. Dark auras and rounding at the final stage really helped refine the definition.
|Tangled with Ying, Aura-Leah and Krokus|
As a set I think they have a particularly late summer feel to them. They are bright, but a little overdone, the blooms are full but close to falling apart, or at least falling out with each other. It's like the party has reached its peak, soon it will start to disperse, and then all we'll be left with is the clearing away that is autumn.
I've also been working on this piece, albeit very slowly. I started it about a month ago and added a little bit here and there every so often. Usually I like to leave significant space on my tangled pieces, but sometimes I like the feeling of cramming lots of tangles in with little room to breathe. There's not a lot of space but they look like they're having fun!