This Week’s Magnified Fragment is F1

Hi and welcome back to the Chrissie Murphy Designs Blog. This week’s Magnified Fragment is F1. So without further ado, let’s get into it and have a look at the enhancer we’ll be using. I’ve also included links to some resources you might find helpful for this week.

This week’s Magnified Fragment is F1

This Week’s Magnified Fragment is F1

Here’s a quick sketch of what the fragment looks like as a reference for you.

This week’s Magnified Fragment Enhancer is Filagree

This week’s Magnified Fragment Enhancer is Filagree.

Josefina Rey (@JosefinaRey2) on Instagram suggested this idea after being inspired by someone else who had been using this technique.

I’ve had to do a bit of research to find some information on it, and I hope what I provide is of help to you for this week’s fragment.

So what is “Filagree”? Well, it’s something that’s usually seen in jewellery – not tangling. The Estate Diamond Jewellery Website describes Filagree like this;

Filigree is a delicate jewelry embellishment in which fine, pliable threads of precious metal are twisted or curled into a design and then soldered onto (or into) a piece of jewelry.”

Estate Diamond Jewellery

So let’s translate this into Zentangle language for ourselves – our lines will be twisted and curled and joined to another line.

This week’s Magnified Fragment is F1

Some resources to help you with this week’s Magnified Fragment

I’ve done my best to find you some resources to help you understand what Filagree is, so you can use it to enhance your fragment this week.

First up. I recommend visiting the Estate Diamond Jewellery website and reading their article on what Filagree is. There’s a link below.

Next, have a look at this Zentangle Unicorn on the Webster Enterprises Website. Notice how the lines join and touch each other. This is a great example of Zentangle Filagree.

Zentangle Filagree Unicorn

Then have a look at the piece that inspired Josefina Rey. It’s by Benoit Furet. Benoit has quite a few pieces using this Zentangle Filagree technique that are really lovely on his account. You can visit his account here.

Filagree by Benoit Furet

And lastly, why not perform a Pinterest search. I did and here’s a quick pic of some of my results.

Filagree Elements Zentangle on Pinterest

Hopefully you have a good idea about what Filagree is and how you can use it to enhance your fragment this week.

Don’t forget

If you have any ideas for an enhancer, leave me a comment and we’ll feature them in upcoming fragments.

It’s never to late to join in, the more the merrier. Just tag your tile with #MagnifiedFragments and I’ll see it, share it and add it to our gallery.

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Until next time, listen to your heart and sharpen your coloured pencils. A masterpiece awaits!

Bless you my friend

Chrissie xx

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