I Dare You! Border Practice

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This week’s I Dare You! in Tangle All Around (FB) is to work on border tangles. If you are a tangler with any experience at all you will understand what I mean when I say this. Sometimes when I’m tangling I know I need a certain kind of pattern – for instance a border – but my mind goes totally blank and I find myself asking ‘do I even know any border patterns???’ Has this happened to you?

I set this week’s challenge as border patterns because one of our members posted a piece of art that was completely comprised of borders. So why couldn’t we do that as a group? Today I brought out my Report & Art Book where I had already started tangling some tiles. I had one already sketched out so I filled it with random lines and started setting in some border patterns. Kind of crazy looking. But I think I like it. But I noticed something was missing. Do you know what was missing?

Yep. Shading. So I brought out my pencil and tortillon and shaded. Anywhere sides met, where lines or sections overlap, in round areas or in the auras, I added graphite with my pencil and smoothed it out with my paper stump. And now it looks complete. Boom! I Dare You! border practice cause that’s what’s happening this week.

Want to join us? Each week we work on 7 tangle patterns, a string, a technique challenge and we share what we worked on in our sketchbooks that week. Anything is fair game as long as there is a tangle on it somewhere. If you are interested, just click here for Tangle All Around.

8 thoughts on “I Dare You! Border Practice

  1. I have copied out these words to memorize:

    “Anywhere sides met, where lines or sections overlap, in round areas or in the auras, I added graphite with my pencil and smoothed it out with my paper stump.”

    SORA

    Have a good weekend!
    S

    • good, I hope it helps you remember, but your brain will tell you where to add the shading <3

  2. I love the way you interpreted borders & put them at different angles to one another…..so interesting & added a frame of white space to prove that’s a border too (super dimension on that with the shading).

    • and it’s fun figuring out how to incorporate non-traditional border patterns into border patterns

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