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.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I always enjoy reading your comments!

50 comments:

  1. I always like your Tangles Jean but really, really liked your breaking the rules! It's something I want to do more of but I get into things and keep forgetting!

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    1. Trudi, I think that, as a teacher, it is important to remind people that wherever a tangle takes them, it was the right place to go. There are no rules in Zentangle, only suggestions. However, one does not have to really break any rules to do Zentangle either. The only real "rule" is to enjoy what you are doing.

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  2. I'm so glad there's a rule breaker out there. Gives me something to aim for. LOL Beautiful tiles Jean. I love what you did with Zingo. And your Square One tile is great. I love how MI2 wraps around Hollibaugh. I think your "rule breaking" tile is gorgeous. I'm going to have to learn more about Copic Markers, not that I'll use them anytime soon though (too much else to do). The colors are beautiful.

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    1. Melena, if you ever decide to get into Copics, let me know first and I can save you a lot of time and money by giving you a few tips. I love my Copics, but it is an expensive coloring form. I would suggest colored pencils first. Baby steps, LOL!

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  3. I love the colours on Zingo, they really pop! I also like the weaving aeffect on the other tiles.

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  4. Amazing artwork and I love the use of the colours.

    Chrissie xx

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  5. Such lovely work Jean, I can't choose my favorite! Oh well, if you make me ;-) it will be the first Floatfest/ Garlic Cloves tile.

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    1. I would agree that the "traditional" way of doing the tangles is "prettier", but it is just so much fun, for me anyway, to step out of the usual now and then, Ilse.

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  6. Love the coloured zingo tile. Very vibrant

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  7. There is simply not enough time in life to try out all the techniques and tangles I see online ... but I sure intend to explore what you've done with the tiles in color! Beautiful!!

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    1. Oh, I agree, Melissa. I see so many gorgeous things that I wish I could do. Maybe if we get together and petition we can get another day added to the week?

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  8. Great Zingo tile Jean, and I absolutely love how you have woven mi2 around hollibaugh. And your color works are great as well.

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    1. Nice to see you again, Diana! I have been meaning to do more weaving with tangles and this one just worked!

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  9. Beautiful colored Zingo! I Love your both of your copic pieces! Did you use a colorless blender to get the Bokeh effect? Really nice.

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    1. Yes, Kate, colorless blender is used with Copics for this fun technique.

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  10. Beautiful work, Jean - I love it! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous work, all of them but for this week I'm really fond of your tiles made with copic markers. I don't know this kind of stuff but the colours are stunning and you have made beautiful compositions!

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    1. Copics are so perfect for my style, Ria! There's a bit of a learning curve, but well worth the study!

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  12. Hello Jean,
    you present us beautiful tiles - as always. Thank you for sharing your experience with Bokher with us - I had to try the same on my letter tiles on primed Aqurall paper. I've 'colored out with cotton swabs and water and it has worked. You can see it under the link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/142276900@N05/33398949266/in/datetaken-ff/
    Kind regards from Germany and a good week
    Gudrun

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    1. I did look at your page, Gudrun. I hope others will as well. It is a lovely technique and nice to see it used in a different way. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Beautiful tiles and great colors.

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  14. Hey there, Jean. Nice to see you again. WoW !! I really like your very colorful tile of Zingo, it has such a .... well.... "ZINGO" to it. I like the colors too, red, white and blue (I think). Good job.

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    1. Hi, Duane, and thanks for the enthusiastic comment. And, you got it, red, white, and blue. They always work together!

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  15. Wow, your Zingo tile is great, I love it. The second tile however is my favorite, that's gorgeous!!!

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    1. Part of the reason that I do the "purely" Zentangle challenge is because I must stay true to the black and white of the original kind of tangling. I need to do that or, as you can see, I must explode with color, LOL! Thanks so much, Annemarie!

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  16. Good idea all the colors for Zindo, it's joyful!

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  17. All of your tiles are beautiful. I love the colors.

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  18. Gorgeous post Jean! Your Zingo is delightful and Mi2 is very clever. I absolutely love your colorful Garlic Cloves/Floatfest.

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    1. Thanks, Michele. I loved working on those bottom two pieces so much. More coming up!

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  19. Terrific Zingo Jean! I love the Colours! Creates a very festive look! :)

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    1. I do love color, Deanne, so sometimes it's just hard to stop :) Thanks so much!

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  20. I adore your breaking the rules examples! Great visual for class too! Your zingo tile is so bright and cheerful... lovely! Great mix of tangles with mi2 and hollibaugh. It's always fun to see the wonderful art you've created.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment, Holly. You put a big smile on my face this morning :)

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  21. Really enjoy your Red White and Blue Zingo, it has a great graphic feel. Your Copic work is Awesome!

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  22. I think you should offer a virtual Copic markers tutorial. And a virtual tour of your studio space--you always have so many fun materials and techniques! Beautiful tiles!

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    1. There's lots of great free tutorials out there, Jennifer, for coloring with Copics. That's how I learned. I wouldn't want to give anyone a heart attack looking at my work space. It can be a bit claustrophobic sometimes with all the hobbies squished into one room, LOL!

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  23. Very beautiful tiles on your post!

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  24. Love your Zingo and love your breaking the rules - and I'll sign the petition for adding an extra day😉

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    1. Oh, now, wouldn't that be so nice, Heike? Even a few extra hours would be most appreciated :)

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  25. I love all of your tiles but I really enjoy the colorful ones with the golden background :-)
    They are really shiny and so beautiful - great compositions!

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. I do love working with color :)

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