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Monday, July 14, 2014

Weekly Challenge #176 B.Y.O.B.


The challenge this week from guest challenger CZT, Amy Broady, 
for i am the diva was B.Y.O.B.

I had a bit of a jump on this challenge, as it is something that I have experimented with before. I picked coffee and tea as my beverages of choice, as having tried one of my other favorites, found out it really didn’t give me much color to work with. I haven’t totally given up on it yet, but will need to try some different varieties to see if they will work any better! Here is my tile this week using tea and coffee. I finally figured out how to get them to give me, an intense color. I used the tangle Tripoli, based on a way that Molly verbally walked us through drawing it, at Tangle U this spring.



I have played with this before, and here are some of my first explorations using beverages on my tiles. I had a couple of “dead” tiles that didn’t work out, that I used. There was a serious science experiment going on in the kitchen with cups, bowls, and saucers filled with different types of tea and coffee. I let some of them evaporate to condense the tea, and also the coffee, and then started experimenting. You can see my first finished tile using this technique here. It was so fun to see it posted in the newsletter! Below are those first experiments.



I had a great time with this challenge, and you do need to check out the diva’s site and see some of the other work!


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Have a great week and Tangle On!

14 comments:

  1. I love the DRAMA going on here... it is FANTASTIC!!! Love the PURPLE of course and the TIA... very very nice... the boldness is really dynamic... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  2. Love the purple and your Tripoli! I've used Molly's method in some of my classes and it works so well. Great way to teach Tripoli!

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  3. The purple tripol with the coffee Nzeppel inside. Wow what a great color, tasty combo you made. Absolutely stunning!

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  4. That Tripoli is amazing! Love the purple in combination with it.

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  5. Beautiful. You managed to get a much deeper color with your experimenting. My first one was so pale that I doused it with ink! Thanks for sharing your methods.

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  6. The purple and the deep golden stain of the tea or coffee (or both) are to die for. They look so beautiful in that simple yet graceful Tripoli composition! And here are some more for emphasis: !!!!

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  7. Beautiful tile with the purple and your Tripoli is great!

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  8. Really lkie your purple Tripoli. Great way to use the beverage stain.

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  9. Love your Tile, Kate. The Tripoli "Molly Walk Through" method really looks good. So good, I had to replicate your Tile, sans the stain.Your Nzeppel looks fabulous. Well done.

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  10. All are beautiful, but for me the purpel is also favorite!

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  11. Simply elegant - love the purple with the various shades of brown. great work! thank you also for your comments on my blog, much appreciated.

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  12. Beautiful color, beautiful depth, beautiful composition.

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