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Create your own Mandalas Part 1

Here is the first in a series of videos where I will show in detail how to create mandalas with Geneviève's Mandala Stencils. Whether you want to create your own mandalas for tangling or for colouring, these videos will show … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup #263

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES It's a String Thing #134 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno It's a String Thing #135 by Adele Bruno Joey's weekly tangle challenge #103 TanglePatterns String 199 by Mei Hua Teng Tackle it Tuesday 90 by Cheryl Rotnem … Continue reading

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Decorating Celtic Knots part 2 of 2

If you missed part 1, you can find it here. In this post, I will talk about using coloured pencils, both on white paper and on coloured paper. All these samples were drawn on card stock. First, I will be … Continue reading

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Decorating Celtic Knots part 1 of 2

Celtic knots are a lot of fun to decorate in grayscale or colour. In these first three examples, I used repeating patterns in pen & ink. Other than pen & ink, you can use graphite for shading. Here, I divided … Continue reading

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Bangles inspired by Mark Montano

A few days ago, I watched this DIY video: (click here if you don't see the embedded video) and I was inspired to make some bangles. Alas, there were no zip ties to be found in the studio, so I … Continue reading

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Gelli® Print Jewelry tutorial

Last month, I attended Tangle University, and purchased some cool bracelet blanks from Acadia Laser Creations. It occurred to me that they would be perfect to use with Gelli® prints. Here are the bracelets I have made so far, the … Continue reading

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #166

Articles, Videos, Tutorials It's a String Thing #31 Tiles by Adele Bruno It's a String Thing #32 by Adele Bruno Review of J. Herbin's Bouton D'or Fountain Pen Ink by Sandra Strait Strathmore Art Journals Video Tackle it Tuesday by … Continue reading

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Homemade Stamps

I love the idea of making my own stamps or stencils. Lately, I have been making stamps from inexpensive materials. I found these rubber erasers at the dollar store: I used carving tools to make these cool stamps: Click here to … Continue reading

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Working with alphabet stencils

Here are a few examples I worked up using my new Alphabet Stencils which can be purchased here: This first one uses the 2.5-inch letters with tangled backgrounds. The next two were done with 5-inch letters using the method described … Continue reading

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Tortillons

As a Zentangle artist, one of my favourite tools is a tortillon, that is used for blending graphite for smooth shading. But what do you do when the tip becomes worn and rounded? How do you recover the nice sharp … Continue reading

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