Catch the sun

Since we’ve actually had some sunshine recently, I decided to have a play with one of my birthday presents from last year – a dragon sun catcher.

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It came with its own set of paints of course, but Mum knows me well and bought me a set of extra colours to play with.

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Here’s my finished dragon hanging in the window to catch some rays.

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There was a lot of paint left over and it would be a terrible waste to just throw it away, so I did a bit of experimenting.

I taped down some clingfilm and greaseproof paper, and made some designs with the leftover paint.

Neither turned out exactly as I imagined, but I still like them so fingers crossed they actually peel off the backings in the morning. We shall see!

Hannah

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Tangle of the week: W2

I like W2 because it reminds me of a Mothers Day present I made years and years ago. The one where you cut out two shapes, cut strips into them, and then weave them together to form a heart.

Heart
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Mum still has the heart I made to this day.

At first I struggled with the set up of W2; I couldn’t wrap my head around the layout of the diamonds. But once I realised it was just a straight¬†grid of squares on the diagonal I was sorted. I can turn my paper 45 degrees and draw the grid, then turn it back straight to add in the lines and finish it off.

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You can find the Tangle Patterns tutorial here.

Step 1. Draw a grid of diamonds.

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Step 2. Add in all lines in one direction, alternating inside and outside the little squares.

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Step 3. Add in all lines in the other direction, again alternating inside and outside the squares.

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Step 4 (optional). Decide where the ‘light’ is and add in some shading accordingly.

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Fun fact: unless I actively think about it, my ‘light’ is always to the top left so I shade the bottom right of my Tangles. I don’t know why, it just feels right.

What do you think of W2? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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