Hi and welcome back to the Chrissie Murphy Designs Blog. Today, I have another Travelling Tangle Tile with Aida Rico, CZT to share with you. I really enjoyed working on this one with Aida, so let’s get into it, so I can share this experience with you.
What is a Travelling Tangle?
A travelling tangle is where I tangle on one part of a tile and then send it to someone else. The other person does the same thing for me. And then we finish each other’s tiles.
So this Travelling Tangle Tile is with Aida Rico, CZT from Spain. Aida’s Instagram profile is @tinta_y_tangle if you want to visit and check out her account (which I highly recommend).
What did Aida send me?
Aida sent me not one, but two travelling tangle tiles. If you’d like to read about our first tile together, please check out this blog post.
Both tiles were very different. In this one Aida used a grid pattern to tangle over one part of the tile. Her linework is particularly beautiful. It’s fine, clean, neat and delicate. Everything mine isn’t!
It’s this contrast that helped me to decide on what I was going to do. I decided I wanted to add to Aida’s tile in a way that clearly displayed our differences. At the same time though, i wanted to be sure it harmonised. I didn’t want to create a tile with two chunks of tangling that didn’t relate to each other.
So what approach did I take to finish the Travelling Tangle Tile with Aida Rico, CZT?
I hinted toward the approach I took above. Aida’s linework was neat, clean and delicate, so mine was more aggressive, heavier and weighty. Aida used minimal shading (if any), so I wanted mine to contrast strongly. It was stronger and darker.
Because of the way Aida presented her tangling (toward one side of the tile), I wanted to work beside her. I saw this Travelling Tangle Tile as two tangly artists standing side-by-side doing what they love. Both artists uniquely created in the eyes of God. Both artists expressing themselves in their own unique way.
It’s a beautiful contrast of us both.
What tools did I use for this Travelling Tangles Tile?
I used the following tools to finish Aida’s tile:
- Signo uniball gel pens in Black and White
- Graphite pencil
- Prismacolor Premier Coloured pencils
- Copic Grey Marker W4, W6 and W7
What size is our Travelling Tangle Tile?
It measures 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches
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