We're in the process of putting our condo up for sale this week, so all of a sudden (while I was at work) all my art supplies were gone and packed away, all I have left are a few tiles, and my pens. So, I feel very lucky I had put them in a nice plarn crochet basket I had made and they survived the packing :).
The challenge was to use Crux by Henrike Bratz - you can see the step outs here and Diva's challenge here.
I was trying out this new tangle at work during lunch time. I looked at the step outs, and though... "OK, got it!" and then grabbed my pad of paper and went for it. Hmmm... that didn't work! OK, back to the computer to review the steps again, then back to the paper. I must have done this four or five times, I hate to admit, I was just not getting it that you do one X on 4 grids!! Somehow I was missing that, and obviously it was not working. Once I got it, it was easy-peasy, and a lot of fun :).
Stamp Carving - Mirror repeatContinuing on with Julie Fei-Fan's book - Carve, Stamp, Play...
Mirror repeat is a bit deceptive as you cannot really print the mirror image of a stamp, but the idea is that you rotate your stamp and print it next to the one you just printed. So, I played around with a few designs, but ended up going with this one:
|Print of mirror stamp|
|Ugly stage - after it has been painted with H2Os|
|Printed the stamp in a way such that |
I created 4x4 squares of each side of the stamp -
unlike above where you had alternating (1x1) squares