Challenge # 246 - Monotangle Trees
This week's challenge was a wonderful guest post by Dilip Patel (here). I could spend hours on this one and try all different things, but since instead of hours, I have minutes... I went with a Bijou tile (2x2 inches).
Newly Designed and Cut Stencil
I have been thinking about designing a stencil of a repeat pattern. So, on Sunday, I went at it and this is what I came up with. I think I will have a lot of fun with this one.
|Started out with a print from a hand-carved stamp (bottom right), trying different things on graph paper, seeing what would work as a stencil, and finally drawing the piece (top left) to be copied over and over to make up the complete design.|
|This is what the stencil looks like after the first test (it is 4x4 inches). It took me forever to get each of the little pieces out - apparently I didn't press hard enough with my x-acto blade.|
|This is what my first print looks like (using the stencil 4 times, of course). I also outlined all the shapes with black ink, just so I could see the pattern better.|