Monday, March 27, 2017

Zentangle®, Noom, Pico, and My New Tangle, Puffin

I was happy to see Noom show up as the challenge on I am the Diva this morning. I have never felt such a need to try a tangle in the round, what fun it was too. (I admit to having drawn a circle in pencil as a string to work on. Otherwise this would not have wound up in the round!) This is a great tangle to separate other tangles on a tile as well.
I added my newest tangle, Puffin, in the middle. As you can see, this can be worked grid/dot style or totally free form.
The focus tangle on Square One on Facebook is to use Pico by Staub Korn (step-outs only available on Facebook). This is a great tangle that has so many possibilities. I squeezed three into this busy looking tile.
And, just to make sure you're still awake, for fun and color, here's Aquafleur worked over a stencil with Sandy Steen Bartholomew's tangle Buttercup all done in Copic markers.
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Zentangle® Some Mac 'n Cheese


This week over at I am the Diva, the challenge is to use our favorite tangles. Our "go to" tangles. Our "mac "n cheese"! Fun and no pressure at all. I selected Mooka, Bunzo, Verve, and Tipple. All my favorites and easy for me to do.


The focus tangle from Square One on Facebook is Nuwave by Beth Snoderly. Again, I played with a variation of Footlights.










And, this week I really wanted to try  making some bubbles with Copic markers. I used Sandy Steen Bartholomew’s Buttercup, Carole Ohl's Footlights, and then added my bubbles for fun. 


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Monday, March 13, 2017

Zentangle® Zingo, MI2, and Some Copic Fun With Tangles

This week over at I am the Diva, the challenge is to use Zingo. This tangle was presented to us by the lovely Indy and Mazzy, Molly's little darlings. Fun tangle to learn from these really great teachers!
I used a traditional white Zentangle tile, Zig Millennium and colored pencils.

The focus tangle from Square One on Facebook is MI2, by Mimi Lempart, CZT. I allowed a few Hollibaugh boards to slide into this one.

And, instead of my Zentangle journal this week, I thought I would share a couple of pieces showing what a difference just a few changes can make to a finished piece by "breaking" the rules (or just modifying the stepouts).
The tangles used are Floatfest by Carole Ohl CZT, Garlic Cloves by Jacquelien Bredenoord, and Bunzo.
These were colored with Copic Markers. The technique used is called Bokeh.


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Monday, March 6, 2017

Zentangle® Amphora, Por Fin, Bales, and Striping

This is a "use my tangle" week over at I am the Diva. The selected tangle is Amphora by Lily Moon. This is on a Renaissance tile with a sepia Micron, white colored pencil, and a rust colored pastel pencil.
The focus tangle for Square One on Facebook is Por Fin by Cathy Staeven, CZT. I added Squid.
And, in my journal, I explored Bales and Striping.
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Monday, February 27, 2017

Zentangle® Marasu, Molygon, Yew-Dee, Shattuck, and Jetties

Laura, at I am the Diva, has challenged us to do a "duotangle" (a term of the Diva's to mean only two tangles together) of Marasu vs Molygon. I grabbed a white tile and added some Distress Inks and then splattered with water drops.  I added some black and white charcoal for contrasts.

The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Yew Dee
And, in my Zentangle journal, I did some Shattuck and Jetties variations.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Zentangle®, Trio, Waybob, Printemps and Florz

Laura, at I am the Diva, has challenged us to use the new tangle Waybop. It's really a pretty tangle when done gracefully. Graceful I have never been, LOL, but I do like this new tangle. I worked on a Renaissance tile with soft pastel like pencils from The Fine Touch, Hobby Lobby. I added some brown colored pencil and white for highlights.
The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Trio by Hanny Waldburger, CZT. I added a bit of Cadent like topping.
And, in my Zentangle journal, the easy tangles of Printemps and Florz. A student once did Printemps in the "sloppy" way and I kind of liked it, so I included it for you to think about. Perfect isn't always necessary in Zentangle, right?
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Zentangle® a Valentangle, Flowerly, and Hollibaugh

Create a "Valentangle" is the challenge this week from I am the Diva. Since I am a cardmaker, this was fun. You can see the valentine I made for my hubby on my cardmaking blog, TangleStreetColorway.
For this card, I used some different heart tangles from Helen Williams and a few dangles. I used very sparkly gel pens (that don't show up in photos), a Copic purple multiliner, and a white gel pen. The heart is popped up for interest.
Square One, on Facebook, has a focus tangle of Flowerly by Ina Sonnenmaser. I added half of Verve and some Betweed.
And, this week's journal page has a bit of Hollibaugh fun going on. Have you ever tried doing Hollibaugh inside of Hollibaugh? I did that in this post from last year.
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