This weeks Square One focus tangle is C-Scape by Susan Rink Olsen CZT. The stepout for this tangle can be found here on tanglepatterns.com.
This is another tangle I’ve never tried so I did lots of playing with it to get familiar. One thing that struck me right away was that I thought there was a relationship between this tangle and Peanuckle so I knew I wanted to use them both in my tile. But first I had to learn C-Scape.
As I began to get a feel for C-Scape I decided to start a tile. While C-Scape makes a great border I wanted to do something else. I settled for a curved stacked effect. I started with the C-Scape in the middle and worked out from it in both directions to the edges. As I worked I didn’t really know where this was going so I just kept adding one line at a time.
When I finished the outlines I really didn’t know what to do next. I added a couple auras then certain shapes just seemed like they should be filled in black so I started there. Next I began filling in the Peanuckle sections with the traditional lines.
This set the tone for the tile so I just continued adding black accents and auras.
Finally came the shading that really made all the folds look 3-D and tied it all together. I like the way C-Scape and Peanuckle worked together and I like the way the two upper right sections blend together but seem to be going in different directions.
Some tiles excite me from the beginning and I can’t wait to draw the next line. This tile wasn’t that way. I really had no moments of vision for this tile but I always work through and enjoy the process till the end. That’s when a tile’s spirit is truly revealed and this one now brings me joy.
As always, please feel free to try anything you see in this post in your own work.