Mak-rah-mee is een patroontje van Michelle Beauchamps en daarom vond ik het leuk om het te combineren met één van haar andere tangles: Blooming Butter. De “draden” die uit de “knopen” komen, vormen onregelmatige open en gesloten plekjes. Degenen die gesloten zijn, heb ik opgevuld met zwart om betere contrasten te verkrijgen. Voor een frisse toets heb ik Blooming Butter en Moygon ( getekend op de ouderwetse manier) gekleurd.  De afwerking gebeurde, zoals altijd met een witte gelpen.

Mak-rah-mee is a pattern of Michelle Beauchamps and that’s why I liked to combine it with another pattern she has created: Blooming Butter. The “treads”  that come out of the “knots”, form irregular open and closed areas. Those that are closed, were painted black to get more contrasts. For a fresh touch, I have coloured Blooming Butter and Molygon (drawn on the old fashioned way). As always, I used a pencil for a bit of shade and a white gellypen  for the highlights.

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16 Comments

  1. 15

    I love this tile Ria! That black is so dramatic ?

    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      I’m not so familiar with Mak-rah-mee but in fact it is a lovely tangle with many different possibilities to draw. I’m glad you wrote the word “dramatic”, sometimes it is really necessary to put more black on the tile to receive a better result. Thank you for this nice compliment.

  2. 12
    cathy says:

    I love you r art work. I am not crazy about mak-rah-mee, but you handle it wonderfully.

    • 14
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Me too, wasn’t crazy about Mak-ra-mee and didn’t know what to do with it. I’m fond of the demonstrationvideo’s of Melinda Barlow. She does a great job and after seeing her video of this pattern, I liked the tangle much more and got the idea to use also another of Shelly’s patterns: Blooming Butter. I’m glad you like this tile!

  3. 11

    A wonderful combination of patterns and coloures with very interesting contrast of the black background and the springtime looking Blooming Butter and Molygon. Very beautiful, Ria!

    • 13
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Margarete, I have tried to bring a bit of springfeelings into my tile (green/yellow accents) These colours looked too pale without contrasts, so I added more black and I was satisfied. I’m glad you like this result too.

  4. 9
    Joyce says:

    Wow, that’s amazing, Ria! I love the way you’ve worked all three tangles together so smoothly. And I love the choice of colors you used, also!

    • 10
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Joyce for your kind compliment.
      As I wrote to Trudi, I didn’t like Mak-rah-mee in the beginning but after seeing Melinda Barlow’s lesson, I saw how many variations you can make with this tangle. You can learn so much from her demo’s. It is easy to combine some treads with other tangles and Blooming Butter seemed a good option. I’m glad you like this tile.

  5. 7
    Trudi says:

    Great choice of patterns they seamlessly blend into each other!

    • 8
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Trudi.
      I have never used Mak-ra-mee but after seeing a lesson of Melinda Barlow, I liked the pattern more and it was not difficult to combine with Blooming Butter. I’m glad you like the result. Send you warm regards from Belgium for you and your husband. Let’s try to enjoy every moment while drawing!

  6. 4
    ~ joey ~ says:

    I love how you have used Mak Rah Mee! And I like the black background for contrast, great ideas!

    • 6
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Joey for your nice compliment. When I finished “my Mak-ra-mee”, the tile looked very pale and I didn’t want to add another tangle. I used more black in the corners but it was not enough for me and I coloured more and more untill all the closed spaces became black. I liked the contrasts and I’m glad you too.

  7. 3
    Ilse says:

    Heel speels en origineel, en inderdaad heerlijk veel contrast 😉

    • 5
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Ilse voor het compliment. Het zwart is spontaan ontstaan omdat ik het geheel wat “flets” vond. Ik tekende wat meer zwart in de hoekjes die steeds groter werden. Ineens zag ik dat bepaalde tussenruimten helemaal zwart waren. Toen heb ik alle gesloten stukjes zwart gekleurd en de tile werd levendiger. Ik ben blij dat je het leuk vindt.

  8. 1
    Gudrun S. says:

    WOW Ria, tis tile is wonderful in drawing and contrast 🙂

    • 2
      Ria Matheussen says:

      At first sight, I didn’t like this pattern, seemed a bit difficult and I have never used it before. But after some exercises, this tangle has so much possibilities to variate. Everyone is free to make tangleations on every pattern and just ransom “playing around” with the treads was a pleasant challenge. I’m glad you like my result and thank you very much for your kind comment.

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