1. Draw a bug that fills a 5 ½ inch (13 to 15 cm) square paper (or six inched square). Use plenty of shape details, no plain lines. Patterns can be real or invented. Organic shape.
2. Go over the drawing in marker. Trace on 18 x 18 inch (46 cm) square of white paper in a popcorn pattern - alternating random pattern.
3. Fill in practice small bug drawing in a positive pattern to use as a guide. Color in some shapes black and leave some white.
4. Cut out a geometric shape from a 6 inch (15 cm) piece of tag board.
5. Trace shape on large square of "popcorned" (alternating/randomĀ pattern) bugs, with at least one shape overlapping each bug. Avoid tangents (an edge touching a rounded edge at one point - as this creates tension - overlapping the shape is better).
6. Color in the bugs on the large pattern with space reversal. Color all areas of the bug OUTSIDE the shapes the same as your positive pattern (the color pattern on the original 5 ½ inch piece). All areas INSIDE the geometric shape should be colored in the exact opposite.
Examples submitted by Tina Moulton, St. Mary in Lake Forest, Illinois