Ik heb deze tile al een poosje geleden gemaakt  maar vond hem nu perfect passen bij deze challenge. Dank je wel Jeannette voor deze leuke  uitdaging. De tile ( foto 1) werd dubbel gespiegeld met de computer en dan krijg je automatisch een verrassende  mandala (foto 2). De gebruikte tangles zijn:  Tipple, een variatie op Copada, Sandswirl en Betweed Flower ( aangevuld met lintjes bestaande uit hartjes in 2 kleuren) Het tegeltje werd begonnen op een aquarelachtergrond die ik uitgeknipt heb en vervolgens op een zwarte tile geplakt heb. (om meer contrast te krijgen) Daarop werden nog een paar patronen aangebracht met een witte gelpen en afgewerkt met oranje tinten: Tipple, Bowswing en ( een deel van) U-bend.

I have drawn this tile a while ago but this drawing seemed to be made for this challenge. Thank you Jeannette for this pleasant challenge. The tile (pic 1) is double mirrored with a little help of the computer and than you will get automaticaly a surprising mandala (pic2). The used tangles are:  Tipple, a variation on Copada, Sandswirl en Betweed Flower (supplemented by ribbons consisting of hearts in 2 colors) I started to draw on a watercolored background that I have cut out and then glued on a black tile. (to get more contrast) A few other patterns were applied with a white gelpen and finished with orange tones: Tipple, Bowswing and (a part of) U-bend.

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37 Comments

  1. 36

    Better late than never. Ria, I saw this tile before and commented on it. But I had a look again when you posted it and I noticed the sand swirl tangle. I never would have come up with this great variation. I will try to remember that!! Well done, Ria.

    • 37
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Susie and yes you are right, this tile has been published on one of my earlier blogposts but is was exactly an answer to the guest-blogger’s challenge, so why not publish again? I’m glad you like the result.

  2. 33
    chantal says:

    Très joli cette réalisation et j’aime beaucoup les couleurs.

    • 35
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Merçi beaucoup Chantal, vous savez déjà, j’aime beaucoup user des fonds en couleurs aquarelles. Le résultat est toujours une grande surprise, mais plusieurs fois je suis contente du résultat.

  3. 32

    Wow … your tile and the rusulting mandala is gorgeous! Wonderful colours!
    Best wishes for you, Annette

    • 34
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much for this nice compliment, but honestly without my husband I couldn’t manage.

  4. 30

    Lovely! I like this variation of Copada. (Being one of my tangles I’m always interested to see how many variations people come up with!)

    • 31
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much for this nice compliment Margaret. I’m glad you like my result for this challenge. Your Copada is a wonderful tangle that I use many times on my tiles. I’m a big fan of your work, especially that eco-dyed technique is wonderful. I’m waiting untill it becomes autumn and I surely will try that technique. Thank you for sharing.

  5. 27
    Donald Wilka says:

    Interesting combination of tangles that really looks good together. I like the Steam Punk style in the center with the rivets. The individual tile has a celestial character which is appropriate for the solar eclipse earlier this week. Like the color palate.

    • 29
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Donald for giving me such a wonderful compliment. A lot of times, I just cut out a piece of paper and glue it on a black tile, you become than nice contrasts on which you can easily tangle with a white gelpen.

  6. 26

    You have supplied yet another reason for me to improve my photo editing techniques. Unfortunately, my husband won’t be able to assist me with that.

    I really like the quarter mandala you did initially. I have a lot of trouble using a felt tipped marker to draw on top of a water colored surface. My pen quickly becomes unusable because it picks up the water color. Is there anything special you do to avoid this problem?

    • 28
      Ria Matheussen says:

      I just send you a link that maybe can help you to make a mosaic.
      Thank you for your nice comment Suzanne,
      I draw a lot on watercolour-backgrounds. Very important is to let dry the tiles very good and than I draw only with the usal micron pens. Afterwards I like to colour a bit more with ordinary colourpencils then you become more intensive colours. I never use felt tipped markers.

  7. 23
    Lianne says:

    What a beautiful plate. Your work is inspiring.

    • 25
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Lianne for your wonderful compliment but this time I have to share it with my husband (and the computer)

  8. 22
    Pat Mathes says:

    This is Lovely!

  9. 21
    • 24
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Pat, but in this case my husband and the computer did a lot to create the mandala!

  10. 19
    Annemarie says:

    Prachtig!!! En naast een compliment aan jou, zeker ook één voor je echtgenoot, die het op de PC spiegelde voor je 🙂 Photoshop heb ik niet, maar ga later (als ik meer tijd heb) toch een keer proberen hoe ik dat voor elkaar kan krijgen.

    • 20
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Ik teken graag en schrijf ook regelmatig een blogpost maar het is mijn man die alles netjes plaatst en “bewerkt” d.m.v. Photoshop, ik ken er helaas weinig of niets van. Zonder hem zou tangledreams niet eens bestaan. Je kan daar echt mee toveren (kleuren beetje versterken, spiegelen, draaien ezv.) Als je op mijn frontpagina drukt op laatste blogpost kan je zien wat hij ook met één tegeltje gedaan heeft. Ik ben hem daar heel dankbaar voor. Het is zeker een aanrader om een cursus Photoshop te volgen maar inderdaad, wij hebben al zoveel om handen, de tijd vliegt veel te snel voorbij… Dank je wel Annemarie voor het mooie compliment.

  11. 17

    Hey Ria. How are you doing? I really like your finished plate, lots of colored patterns and very ornate and detailed nicely. I also like how it looks on the first tile before making a whole plate. I need to learn that trick you did on the computer. Have a great week.

    • 18
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Hi Duane, I’m fine and I thank you for your kind comment. I often use watercolours as a background: just let the colours flow into each other. Also when you use only black and white you can become lovely backgrounds… I only write my blogposts, take pictures and make the drawings, the computerjob is for my husband. I’m very grateful he does that for me, I’m a real disaster with these stuff. He used Photoshop to mirror the tile. He did that also with the first tile, shown on my latest blogpost.

  12. 12

    Colours and Tangles are beautiful. Your B-tweed flower is gorgeous.

    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Karen for your comment. I didn’t know B-twee flower but found this pattern accidently on Pinterest and it is the first time I have used it. It is a nice pattern to start in a corner and not difficult to dran. I’m glad you like the result.

  13. 11
    Jeanette says:

    Lovely! I love the combination of papers and colors. Copada is one of my favorite mandala Zentangle patterns and I love your variation.

    • 15
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Jeannette for a wonderful challenge and for your kind words. Drawing mandala’s is always relaxing and I like to create them. In this case, I ‘ve made only one tile and it was my husband that mirrored it with the computer to form a mandala.It’s always hard to choose wich colours I’m gonna use but many times I just let watercolours flow into each other to form a background, mostly I like the result and I agree with you, Copada looks always great!

  14. 10
    Trudi says:

    Oh what a great idea Ria! We don’t have Photoshop any more, not sure if my computer would do this. Lovely mandala

    • 14
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Trudi, maybe there are other ways to create such results, I’m am not sure. I just draw the first tile. With a little help of my hubby and the computer, all of sudden I saw appearing the mandala (LOL) and I’m glad you like it.

  15. 9
    Maggibee says:

    Very nice. Your colours are very pretty and it all fits together well.

    • 13
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Margaret, I liked this challenge very. Creating mandala’s is very relaxing to draw, I’m glad you like the result.

  16. 7

    Your Mandala is stunning! So precise and beautiful! Very pleasing to look at!

    • 8
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Anita, with a little help from the computer (and my husband) a lot is possible (LOL).

  17. 3
    Jean Chaney says:

    Ahh, love that you found a way for technology to complete this Zendala for you, Ria. I will have to look into that. It reminds me of looking into a kaleidoscope. That black outer area is a nice contrast to the vivid colors of the circular tangling.

    • 6
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Jean, but the compliment is for my husband. He knows Photoshop and did the job. I love drawing but I’m a real disaster with the computer.
      Regulary I cut out a piece of my tile and glue it on a black tile. It gives nice contrasts and I prefer drawing on black paper than on making a white space black and than drawing.

  18. 2
    Gudrun S. says:

    Wonderful Mandala Ria, and I love these colors on the black tile :-))

    • 5
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Gudrun, my favorite backgrounds are always made with watercolours. I’m glad you like my result.

  19. 1
    Carmela says:

    Prachtig gedaan en leuke kleuren. Hoe doe je dat?? Op de PC spiegelen??

    • 4
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Carmela voor dit mooie compliment. Helaas ken ik zelf heel weinig van computers en het is mijn man die telkens de afgewerkte tiles on-line zet en ook dit werkje gespiegeld heeft. Ik ga je direct per mail een “screenshot” zoals hij dat noemt, opsturen. Spiegelen is een onderdeel van Photoshop, heel handig om tiles te bewerken maar nogmaals, ikzelf ken er weinig of niets van.

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