This Week’s Magnified Fragment is B15

Hi and welcome back to the Chrissie Murphy Designs Blog. This week’s Magnified Fragment is B15. So without further ado, let’s get into it, 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 B15
This week’s Magnified Fragment is B15

This Week’s Magnified Fragment is B15

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

This week’s Magnified Fragment Enhancer is Mirroring

When I looked at this weeks fragment, I saw a reticula. Here’s how Zentangle HQ define reticula;

A reticulum (pl. reticula) is a fine network or netlike structure.

Zentangle Primer, Volume 1 by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas

And a reticula is perfect for tangling with fragments, because you add fragments to reticula. We are going to use this weeks fragment as a reticula, and add fragments to it that mirror each other.

Mirroring is the reflection or replication of something. Here’s a great example of mirroring from my CZT course in September.

Mirroring technique with fragments
The mirroring of fragments

The fragment I chose was L2 and if you focus on a singular instance of the fragment as shown in red the top left hand component of the gridded reticula, you will see it is mirrored. Have a look at the fragment beside it and below it.

This is what we’ll do with our fragment this week. I have some good examples for you in our resources this week. Please read on.

Work in progress
Work in progress

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

Here’s some ideas of how other artists have used mirroring;

Eni Oken has a couple of wonderful resources where she explores the concept of mirroring (among other things). Check out her class on Fragmented Windows and where she created the Mirrored Garden lesson for Zentangle Beyond Language

Nana C of nanac_art on Instagram has another great and simple example of mirroring. In Nana’s example the difference between replicating a fragment and mirroring a fragment is really well demonstrated.

Hopefully the examples above give you a good idea of what we’re focusing on this week.

Don’t forget

If you have any ideas for an enhancer in Part 2 of the Project, leave me a comment and we’ll feature them in upcoming fragments.

Now is the perfect time to join us, the more the merrier. Just tag your tile with #MagnifiedFragments and I’ll see it, share it and add it to our gallery.

This week’s Magnified Fragment is B15
This week’s Magnified Fragment is B15

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