Monday, May 29, 2017

Zentangle® a Diptych, Dreamdex, Spinz, and Teaching

Laura, over at I am the Diva, challenged us to do a Diptych. Since I do not have the app, I did some of my own research to see some examples. I adapted an arch, cut with a Die-namics die, to make a split tangle that I applied to a card base.
The center, cut is flat and the edges are raised with foam tape and centered in the stitched border.

Square One, on Facebook, has a focus tangle of Dreamdex by CZT, Debbie New.
I added my newest tangle, Spinz, to the lovely tangle that Debbie created.

I always enjoy seeing photos from my Online friends. I seldom post them, but I had such a great time teaching a fun group of "real life" friends some Zentangle, that I decided to share a photo of me actually teaching and some of the completed tiles. As you can see, one of the ladies is really interested in ZIA, Zentangle Inspired Art!
Teaching Zentangle

Beginner Class

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Zentangle® Signalz and a Spooky Treat

First, let me apologize to anyone who's blog I didn't make it to last week. I was gone for several days while I attended an Advanced Copic (alcohol markers) Retreat. I am so far behind on everything that I am going to use an image that we colored at the retreat and add it to a tangled background for this week's I am the Diva challenge. Not a photo, but an image just the same set on an easel card base.
Regular followers will know that coloring and cardmaking are my other loves. If you would like to see more, hop over to my other blog TangleStreetColorway.

The focus tangle for Square One, Facebook, is Signalz by Bev Ripps.
That's it for this week. Hopefully, I will be back on track soon.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Zentangle® Stipes, Paizel, and a Bookmark

Stripes is the challenge over at I am the Diva this week. I was inspired by Laura's use of a round tile, so I thought I'd try a 3Z.
I used Diva Dance Watlz, Hibred/Band, 'Nzeppel, Vega, and Beeline.

The focus tangle for Square One, Facebook, is Paizel by CZT Angie Vandalis. I did this before the Diva challenge and realized that this was done in stripes as well!
Your splash of color is a bookmark that I made at a class I recently completed at one of the local libraries for Zentangle Inspired Art, or ZIA. Simple sample tangles (Hollibaugh, Bales, Tipple) and colored pencils. Everyone enjoyed it and went home with a completed bookmark and info on how to learn more about Zentangle.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Zentangle® Molygon, Balo, Flux, and 'Nzeppel

We are revisiting Molygon over at I am the Diva this week. Always a good idea to go back to tangles that you enjoyed but often forget to use.
I so enjoyed doing tangles on cardboard, that I used another one this week. I drew the Molygon around a circle using a Copic multiliner in purple. Then, I went around in gel pens filling in the negative space. A white colored pencil added some highlights and a white gel pen aura was added to the entire outer edge.

The focus tangle for Square One on Facebook was to use Jodi Christiansen, CZT's, Balo.
And, for this week's extra, the next page of my Zentangle journal featuring variations of Flux and 'Nzeppel.
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Zentangle® Scallamps, Xircus, Andromeda, Cloudfall, and Drogon

Amazingly it is May already, so it's time for a UMT (use my tangle) over at I am the Diva. This month, the tangle comes from Sarah Uram, CZT, and is called Scallamps. I love this tangle! Do check it out and give it a try.
I used a 3Z tile, a red Copic multiliner, and red colored pencil.

Square One's focus tangle is by Lily Moon. Sad events going on for her, so we all penciled in our love for Lily and then used a heart as a string using some of her tangles.  Andromeda, Cloudfall, and Drogon are the ones I selected.
And for another splash of color:
Overlapping Xircus (step-outs from your local CZT) on a recycled coffee box (cut out with a textured edge die cut) using Copic markers, white pencil, and edged with Tim Holtz Picker Fence ink.

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