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!
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!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
I love the colours on Zingo, they really pop! I also like the weaving aeffect on the other tiles.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Karen.Delete
Amazing artwork and I love the use of the colours.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Love the coloured zingo tile. Very vibrantReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Tangled!Delete
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!!ReplyDelete
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?Delete
Great Zingo tile Jean, and I absolutely love how you have woven mi2 around hollibaugh. And your color works are great as well.ReplyDelete
Nice to see you again, Diana! I have been meaning to do more weaving with tangles and this one just worked!Delete
Beautiful colored Zingo! I Love your both of your copic pieces! Did you use a colorless blender to get the Bokeh effect? Really nice.ReplyDelete
Yes, Kate, colorless blender is used with Copics for this fun technique.Delete
Beautiful work, Jean - I love it! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much, Laurel!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Copics are so perfect for my style, Ria! There's a bit of a learning curve, but well worth the study!Delete
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
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.Delete
Beautiful tiles and great colors.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Hi, Duane, and thanks for the enthusiastic comment. And, you got it, red, white, and blue. They always work together!Delete
Wow, your Zingo tile is great, I love it. The second tile however is my favorite, that's gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
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!Delete
Good idea all the colors for Zindo, it's joyful!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Elle!Delete
your tile with zindo is joyful with all the colors !ReplyDelete
All of your tiles are beautiful. I love the colors.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Dragonfly!Delete
Gorgeous post Jean! Your Zingo is delightful and Mi2 is very clever. I absolutely love your colorful Garlic Cloves/Floatfest.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michele. I loved working on those bottom two pieces so much. More coming up!Delete
Terrific Zingo Jean! I love the Colours! Creates a very festive look! :)ReplyDelete
I do love color, Deanne, so sometimes it's just hard to stop :) Thanks so much!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lovely comment, Holly. You put a big smile on my face this morning :)Delete
Really enjoy your Red White and Blue Zingo, it has a great graphic feel. Your Copic work is Awesome!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Daniele!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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!Delete
Very beautiful tiles on your post!ReplyDelete
Love your Zingo and love your breaking the rules - and I'll sign the petition for adding an extra day😉ReplyDelete
Oh, now, wouldn't that be so nice, Heike? Even a few extra hours would be most appreciated :)Delete
I love all of your tiles but I really enjoy the colorful ones with the golden background :-)ReplyDelete
They are really shiny and so beautiful - great compositions!
Thank you, Sandra. I do love working with color :)Delete