I drew a mandala with the stencils, inked it in and started thinking about tangles to use. It was very geometric - which a lot of my things tend to be. It was structured and well laid out. And boring.
|Nope, too boring!|
So I got the stencils back out and put the dots on my paper. This time instead of drawing in the outline, I "connected" the dots with organic patterns. Then I filled in all the spaces. It is not perfectly balanced in that all sides match, but I did keep basic shapes and numbers of things balanced. For example, if one spot has 5 leaves, all corresponding areas have 5 leaves, even if they are not in the exact same place.
|Ta - da!!|
I had a delightful time with this thing. It was a blast to see it evolve and change. I am definitely going to try this type of exercise again - maybe tomorrow!
The stencils I am referring to are sold by Genevieve Crabbe at Tangle Harmony. Check them out. I have not used them in this way before but now that I have . . .
Thanks for dropping by and sharing my fun! Please leave me a comment!