Monday, April 24, 2017

Zentangle® on a Beautiful Amanda Day

Happy Amanda Day! Do go read about it over at I am the Diva! For my Earth Day project, I thought I should make complete use of a tile and do the back as well. The red square logo prompted me to use a red gel pen and continue the squares, overlapping them. Then, I added Sez, Rain, and Tipple. I used a bit of rainbow colored pencils as well.
The focus tangle for Square One, Facebook, is to use CZT Beate Winkler's Funbee. I thought it went well with Mooka and a bit of Beadline.
This week, I am sharing a journal page where I explored a bit of Tipple and Rixty. Tipple was one of those tangle that I just didn't like until I ignored the step-outs. I have loved it ever since.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Zentangle®, Ropuz Fill, 5C Drop, Romancy, and Weben

Such a fun challenge from I am the Diva this week! We are to use something liquid spilled as a string. I had to get out my Distress Inks and play with two tiles.
The first, I let plain water drip down the tile and then held watered Distress Inks over it with a water brush. Color flowed. While wet, I changed directions and added a darker color. Then, I added some wet red. The second one was used to pick up the "slops" of leftover wet inks.
I selected the first tile to work with this time, and I had a lot of fun working with two tangles from Ina Sonnenmoser: Ropuz Fill and 5C Drop. A tiny bit of Betweed, Tipple and a minimal amount of shading finished this tile.

The focus tangle for Square One on Facebook is to use Ida Lowenherz' Weben (this is on Flickr, so you might not be able to access it if you don't have an account).
And for another splash of color, a bit of Romancy, done with Copics.
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Zentangle® Paradox, Puffin and Joki

This week, over at I am the Diva, we were challenged to use "Circle Square String Theory". Fun. I'm certain that I will not be the only one to immediately think of this.
Like looking in a mirror, the circles and squares just repeat until I couldn't anymore. A curved version of Paradox filled in the corners created. I used a Renaissance tile, Stabilo CarbOthello in sepia, and a white colored pencil.

The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Joki by Kim Aarts-Bruins. Certainly one worth knowing.
And, for your "wake-up" dash of color:
I used my own tangle, Puffin, and Copic markers, I created a tangled card.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Zentangle® Frunky and Y-ful Power

This week, being the first Monday of the month, is a UMT (Use My Tangle) week over at I am the Diva. This one comes from Katharina K├Ânigsbauer-Kolb and is called Frunky. She offered several variations and so I used one of hers and added my own as well.
The focus tangle on Square One on Facebook is to use Y-Ful Power by Shoshi.
I kept this one simple, mostly because I couldn't think of anything unusual to do with it.

And, for this week's burst of color, I tried Y-Ful using my Copic markers with a bit of white gel pen highlighting.


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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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