I used String 040 on TanglePatterns.com. I think it looks like a Venn diagram too me. I chose to use Tipple and Knightsbridge. I could have filled the white squares with tipple and put the black squares where I put tipple in the overlapping part of the circles.
I’ve since thought of other ways I could have shade this too. I could’ve shaded the tipple squares on the edges to make it look as if the white squares were raised or shaded the white squares to make it look as if they were recessed. It’s always interesting how shading can change the look of the tile so much.
I really like the way this one turned out. I started by writing her name in cursive and then auraed (I don’t think that is a word) it. Aura is an enhancement where you follow the previous lines but further out; in this case it made her name look a little puffy.
Then I drew the spokeish lines as if it were going through or behind her name. Then it was just a matter of drawing arches on each segment and filling in every other one from center to edge. I think it is the shading that makes this one so special.
The shading around the aura around her name gives it some lift, making it appear higher than the rest of the piece. But it is the shading on the spokes that really gives it depth.
Here they are side by side in my Tangle-A-Day Calendar. Next year’s is now available. I’ve put it on my Christmas wish list , even though I have not been diligent to use it daily, I do love it and the fact that I have so many in one place not floating around on little squares/tiles.
I’d really love to have something like a wood frame photo collage made specifically for the tiles in the 3.5″ x 3.5″ size. But to be more specific, I’d like to be able to slide the tile in from the front and not have to remove it from the wall or take it apart to insert a new tile. If anyone finds something like this, please share it with me!
Until next time, God bless,