Challenge 174The challenge this week was to use two superimposed strings (here). It felt like going back to basics, which I loved doing. To go with the "back to basics" idea, I sat in front of my tangle display (here) and chose tangles I had not used in a long time. It was so much fun! I have to do this more often :)
More Stamp CarvingContinuing on with the Carve Stamp Play book by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer...
Seamless StampWe were to carve a stamp that when printed would connect on all sides. Instead of going for a square or rectangle, I decided to try a triangle. It was really fun designing it; I'm sticking to simple designs.
|Triangle carving which will connect on all 3 sides to form a pattern|
and... yes, I got rid of that little sliver on the top right corner
Printing your stamp for the first time and seeing how your design works is so much fun!! No matter how many times I do this, I'm always amazed :)
I'm now working on this one, where I printed the triangle many, many times to create a seamless pattern. I have outlined it with pen, and painted it with H2Os, but it still needs something - probably some pen and ink work on the blues or on the purples to set them apart a bit more.
Here are a couple more prints. I cheated on these... only printed and painted a piece and then digitally duplicated to see the pattern with different colors.
|Triangle stamp printed, outlined with pen, and painted with Inktense|
|Triangle stamp printed, outlined with pen, and painted with H2O's|