At first I wasn't going to do it, because it seemed like a lot of cutting and measuring. So I put it out of my head for a while, and got to looking Adele Bruno's String thing challenge: Create a tile using her yummy pattern Citrus.
So I played with Citrus a bit, and was deciding what my tile might look like. Then, today at work, the inspiration came: Use citrus throughout the stacked tiles of the Diva Challenge! And I stole an idea for drawing the stacked tiles, thus eliminating the need to cut (though I did measure for accuracy)
Starting with a bijou, I then traced a regular tile, which is 1.5" larger, not one inch...and then a five inch square, and a 6.5 inch square as the largest. The Bijou tile is real, and glued down with a (tacky, dried up, neglected) glue stick. Otherwise, all the stacks are drawn on.
|This was so much fun to color!|
The sketchbook is my new Mix Media Canson 7x10, with the 98 lb paper that I just LOVE. And you can see the bijou there. I made that out of tiepolo paper that I bought online. SUCH scrumptious paper. I have another whole roll of it still in its packaging up in my closet.
And making these Citrus pieces to seem sort of hollow and flat...maybe I have steampunk on the brain, but I really think this pattern could do great in a steampunk themed piece. Like, do they look geary? Or something?