Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Diva Challenge this week.


The challenge (guest challenge) on the Diva's blog this week is to achieve a "layered" look for a frame around a Bijou tile (2" tile) in Zentangle.  

The suggestion was to use actual layers…that is cut out 5-6 layers of paper/cardboard each 1" larger than the last and then tangle them and glue them together to form a dimensional art piece.
My outside edge is 7" square.

As soon as I read the suggested steps, I groaned.  I loved the idea but the TIME involved in such a project was fairly significant and I really did not want to put hours and hours into this prompt. It is actually sort of a square Zendala if you think of it that way.  

So…this is a faux layered look.
I put the art on a 7" square piece of Bristol paper and outlined the various "layers" with a pen.  I actually have 5 layers but decided at the end not to color in the last inch around the frame.  So I have 4 faux frames. Well actually the Bijou tile in the middle is a real tile and it is glued in the center.  I used my new favorite tangle "Lollywimple" on Bijou.  The borders are "Rain", "Omen", "Golven" and "Striping".  

I tried to shade the faux layers to "look" a bit like they have dimension.

Even with this much adapted version I spent well over an hour on this prompt.  I can't wait to see what other people do.  This WAS a challenge.  


17 comments:

  1. How clever, what a perfect solution! Lollywimple is sooo cute, got to try it. You've totally achieved that trompe l'oeil effect. Fun, fun, fun!

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  2. Your shading really allowed you to pull this off. I love the outer band a lot. Nice idea!

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  3. A really nice set of tangles!

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  4. I love your faux stack, I must say I was tempted to do that too. Yours has come out really well

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  5. Lovely and the outer 'frame' in color is great. You are right, it was a lot of work!

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  6. I like your Lollywimple. Where did you find it? (Imagine someone reading those two sentences out loud and without context. Mmmm)

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  7. Love your centre, the borders are beautifully framed by the biggest one!

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  8. Your shading made it work! Nice job and great dimensional look.

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  9. This turned out really beautifully. The shading is excellent.

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  10. Yes, it was time consuming but well worth the effort. These are very good border patterns and just using colour on the outer layer does add depth. Very nice.

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  11. Great piece. It really looks dimensional. I did a faux stack too thinking it would be more time efficient. I was wrong, but it was fun.

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  12. I love your tile, the highlight is the coloured frame!

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  13. Very nice. The brown border looks very frame-y. :)

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  14. I agree that the outer frame, with the highlight, is a show stopper!

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  15. Great work! I like the colored Border around it!

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  16. Love that gleam on your outermost "layer" real pretty

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