Deze  Opustile komt uit de “oude doos” en werd gemaakt met al langer bestaande tangles. Ik heb hem speciaal voor deze challenge gekozen omdat ik toen heel veel aura’s gebruikt heb. Dat doe ik nu minder maar nu ik dit werk zie, ga ik dat zeker opnieuw doen. De gebruikte tangles zijn: Quandary, Stircles, Tipple, Caviar, Rixties, Fescu, Lollywhimple, Gust, Msst and Oke.

I have found this Opustile among my older work.  I have chosen this tile especially for this challenge because I have used many aura’s. Now, I don’t do that so much anymore but  when I see this tile, I think I’m gonna do that again a bit more! The used tangles are: Quandary, Stircles, TIpple, Caviar, Rixties, Fescu, Lollywhimple, Gust, Msst and Oke.



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  1. 15

    A wonderful tile in beautiful colors. I particularly like the combination of organic patterns and the graphic aura elements. It reminds my on a map of a wonderful land in a storybook.

    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you so much for always giving kind feedback Margarete. I don’t draw many times on opustiles but I’m glad you like this one, made a while ago!

  2. 13

    What an out-of-the-box, beautiful tile, Ria! And those many tons of lines so consistently drawn throughout the Opus tile. I haven’t even tried to count the tangles or find out which ones I know, the lines alone flabbergast me! Not in a 1000 years will I ever dare to start drawing something like that. It is amazing!

    • 14
      Ria Matheussen says:

      As I wrote Susie, this tile is made a long ago and I admit it was a lot of work but I wanted to do something with Oke, a lovely and easy tangle of Michele Beauchamp. Aura’s are relaxing to draw and therefore I used them a lot to fill this huge space. Drawing on those Opustiles was a nice experience and I have made a few of them but still I prefer the smaller ones. Thank you very much for this nice comment.

  3. 10
    Lianne says:

    This is such a beautiful piece. The Auras work really well with the tangles and I love the colours you have used.

    • 12
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Lianne for this lovely compliment, I’m glad you like this result.

  4. 9
    dani says:

    Beautiful. I love the color combination

  5. 5
    Annemarie says:

    Zo zie je, ook uit de ‘oude doos’ komen de mooiste dingen!

    • 8
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Annemarie voor het mooie compliment. Het is fijn om af en toe toch nog eens naar je “ouder” werk te kijken, soms sta je daar helemaal anders tegenover dan toen je het maakte en het kan, zoals nu, van pas komen voor een challenge.

  6. 4

    Ria, I think you win the prize for “most tangles used in a Zentangle tile! I think the aura-work is a great addition to this tile as a background. It gives your composition the same depth as the contour lines on a topographical map.

    • 7
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much for this wonderful compliment. I don’t work often on Opustiles but was satified about this one. Indeed you have a lot of space to fill with several tangles and aura’s and I’m glad you like this one.

  7. 3
    michele says:

    oh my! This is gorgeous Ria! I love how you framed it because the contrast is remarkable;-)

    • 6
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Michele, I don’t work very often on Opustiles but this one was an exception, made a long time ago on a cold winterday.

  8. 1

    Wonderful Linework Ria! Love your Auras and especially you played with Oke, which is such a lovely pattern not seen too often!

    • 2
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Anita for this nice feedback.
      I remember our T.T., a long time ago and on that tile, you also started with Oke (and it was beautiful drawn)

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