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 you the process.

If you can't see the embedded video below, click here to watch it on YouTube.

Click here for information about purchasing the stencils.

 

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Weekly Roundup #274

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

13 Goddesses in 13 Weeks Challenge by Simona Cordara
It's a String Thing #145 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #146 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #114
Pattern Collections String #13
TanglePatterns String 210 by Judy Okawa
Weekly Challenge #58: G-L-J by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #269: "New Official Tangle: Ellish" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 435-441
Monotangle Adventures challenge #20: Lokomotive
Ornation Creation: 181-Anemonefish by Ben Kwok
Tangle It! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Grid Journey continues
Shading Zentangle Challenge #41: Bales
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Bales
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Cuttlelola Dotspen World's First Electric Drawing pen review by Sandra Strait
World of Zentangle review by Stephanie Jennifer

TUTORIALS

Grid Journey Lesson 6 by Ina Sonnenmoser

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Cadent-Paradox video by Stephanie Jennifer
Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video: Tangle "BB" compiled by Jane Dickinson
Zentangle Newsletter, May 20th, 2016


Support the Weekly Roundup! CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the third edition (January 2016) of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to around 3500 free patterns available online, collated from five years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Pattern-collections weekly author focus: Melinda Barlow

1+1 by Damy Teng
Brayd video by Bunte Galerie
Carry by Agneta Landegren
Carry Flower by Agneta Landegren
Carry Leaf by Agneta Landegren
Cubine tips by Adele Bruno
Eightangle by Anja Meeter
Ellish from Zentangle
Ellish video by Melinda Barlow
Fassett video by Melinda Barlow
Goldilocks by Beate Winkler
Half-Harted by Linda Rea
Infinity by Anja Meeter
Kyalami by Anja Meeter
Lenche by Anita Aspfors Westin
Nocera by Ina Sonnenmoser
Paradox video by Stephanie Jennifer
Pinch O by Linda Rea
Preston by Lila Holter
Satine by Sarah Harrison
Slos, Kaula by Simona Cordara
Triline by Anja Meeter
Venda by Anja Meeter
Windmill by Alena Light and Ina Sonnenmoser
Ytterbium by Ina Sonnenmoser
Zander video by Melinda Barlow

 

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This week in art

More digital art this week. This first one is an animal collage. Can you see the Bluejay?

Digital collage with Bluejay

This is a colouring page from Dover Publications that I brought into Procreate, layered with a colourful background, and then added highlights.

Digital colouring

This one started with a black & white woodcut of roses that I colourized. Then I layered it with two hand-painted background images.

Digital collage with vintage flowers

 


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #273

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #144 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #145 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #113
TanglePatterns String 209 by Anne Marks
Tangle-Mosaik-Projekt #3 - Mosaik-String by Annette Plaga-Lodde
Weekly Challenge #57: F-O-# by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #268: "A bit-o-black" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 428-434
Monotangle Adventures challenge #19: Ginili
Ornation Creation: 180-Pacman Frog by Ben Kwok
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: IX
Tangle It! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Grid Journey continues
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony

TUTORIALS

Grid Journey by Ina Sonnenmoser Lesson 4Lesson 4a - Lesson 5
How to create a tangle pattern step-out Part 2 by Ina Sonnenmoser

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
ABC of Zentangle... M is for Mindfullness and Meditation by Dilip Patel
Monday Monogram "a" by Helen Williams
Sandy Bartholomew at Cartoon School


Support the Weekly Roundup! CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the third edition (January 2016) of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to around 3500 free patterns available online, collated from five years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Pattern-collections weekly author focus: Lila Holter

4-Bol by Carlos Cano
Aim video by Melinda Barlow
Aurora by Sarah Harrison
Backsplash by Carrie Leffel
Backsplash Flower by Carrie Leffel
Backsplash ZigZag by Carrie Leffel
C-Wing by Staub Korn
Flip-Flap Overlap by Staub Korn
Ginili by Randi Wynne-Parry
Grapes video by Melinda Barlow
Hamail video by Melinda Barlow
Kathy by Lila Holter
Kreisig by Silke Wagner
Lametti by Silke Wagner
Langtree by Mildred Galliher
Lucy by Martha Lentz
Luv-a and Arukas video by Stephanie Jennifer
No-No by Indrani Novello
O2 by unknown author
Ripped Screen by Alice Hendon
Skye by Margaret Bremner
Skye tips by Adele Bruno
Skye video by Bunte Galerie
Skye video by Ellen Wolters
Skye video by Kathrin Bendel
Sunsun by Moze Wu
Tactra by Anja Meeter
T-ext by Anja Meeter
Triangulation by Betsy Wilson
Violetka by Lila Holter
V-Way by Anja Meeter
Wagon Wheel by Anja Meeter
X-Tee by Anja Meeter
Zackig by Silke Wagner

 

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This week in art

Back to digital art this week. Playing with stylized flowers, colour, and grungy texture.

Rose digital collage

Still Life digital collage

Flowers digital collage

 


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #272

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #143 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #144 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #112
Pattern Collections String #12 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 208 by Anita Aspfors-Westin
Weekly Challenge #56: V-E-Y by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #276: "DuoTangle - Poke Root vs. Drupe" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 421-427
Monotangle Adventures challenge #18: Sindoo
Ornation Creation: 178-Walrus, 179-Pufferfish by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge #039: Nebel
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Fugu
Tangle It! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Grid Journey continues
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

3DTangle: Shading Case Studies by Eni Oken

TUTORIALS

Grid Journey Introduction by Ina Sonnenmoser
Grid Journey Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Glow in the Dark Part 1 by Eni Oken - Part 2 - Part 3


Support the Weekly Roundup! CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the third edition (January 2016) of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to around 3500 free patterns available online, collated from five years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Pattern Collections Author Focus – Mildred Galliher (1944-2015)

Ina Sonnenmoser of Pattern-Collections has been nice enough to update the step-outs of my patterns. You can find them all here.

5 Fishies by Tricia Long
Akirfa by Dörte Seupel-Kör
All Tangled Up by Linda Rea
Belle by Sarah Harrison
Dancing Duo by Tricia Long
Demi Duo by Tricia Long
Diva Dance video by Jane Dickinson
Downstream by Erika Kehlet
Gypsy by Sarah Harrison
Hamail video by Bunte Galerie
Inapod video by Bunte Galerie
Lily Bridge by Erika Kehlet
Little One by Shazia
MoFins by Betsy Wilson
Mysteria video by Melinda Barlow
Narwal video by Bunte Galerie
On Point by Crystal Robinson
Pointy Eye by Linda Rea
Rick-a-Rack by Tricia Long
Rondelo by Geneviève Crabe
Semoj by Simona Cordara
Sextant by Suzanne Crisafi
Spike by Ina Sonnenmoser
Squid video by Bunte Galerie
Squill video by Melinda Barlow
Sun Tile by Erika Kehlet
Swarm video by Melinda Barlow
T by Ina Sonnenmoser
UFO Invasion by Linda Rea
VitrailTOO by Ina Sonnenmoser
Vival by Ela Rieger
X-Periment by Ina Sonnenmoser
Zander video by Bunte Galerie

 

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This week in art

A little change of pace this week. Over at Ina Sonnenmoser's Pattern-Collections website, I have the honour of being the subject of the weekly Author Focus.

In addition, Ina has been having a focus on grid-based patterns, with suggestions on how to take a pattern and turn it into other patterns by manipulating the basic image.

You can read her posts here: Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3.

For my part in the grid study, I took three patterns to see whether I could derive more patterns from them, and here is what I came up with. In each case, the top left image is the original pattern.

Amalea variations

Flux variations

Rondelles variations

 


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #271

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

A to Z of Zentangle - Z is for Zentangle by Cris Letourneau
It's a String Thing #142 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #143 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #111
Pattern Mixer Challenge #18 by Anya Lothrop
TanglePatterns String 207 by Cheryl Stocks
Weekly Challenge #55: M-Q-G by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #266: "UMT - Crux by Henrike Bratz" by Laura Harms
Weekly Strings from Pattern-Collections

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 414-420
Monotangle Adventures challenge #17-Palrevo
Shading Zentangle Challenge #038: Yew-dee
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Batumber
Tangle It! Mandala Club 2016 challenges
Tangle It! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Grid Journey
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too!: Tanglelendar" by Stephanie Jennifer
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Giveaway & Review of the Brause Calligraphy Beginner's Card Set by Sandra Strait
India Map - Downloadable Colouring Pages by Helen Williams
Zentiles by Ellen Wolters

TUTORIALS

Pulled String Art by Jean Van't Hul

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Found stories, or Pages, or... by Margaret Bremner
Golden Oldies section on Pattern Collections
Tangled Lettering by Susan Goetter


Support the Weekly Roundup! CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the third edition (January 2016) of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to around 3500 free patterns available online, collated from five years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Pattern-collections weekly author focus: Genevieve Crabe (That's me!)

2-Way Sq by Linda Rea
Abundies video by Melinda Barlow
Blueberry Dreams by Linda Rea
Cadent variation video by Stephanie Jennifer
Carpet Daisy video by Melinda Barlow
Clef by Erika Kehlet
Curly•Q by Diane Lachance
Doozaly video by Melinda Barlow
Dymon Jym by Linda Rea
Ellish video by Bunte Galerie
Fenestro by Simona Cordara
Gotcha video by Bunte Galerie
Heart Offset video by Helen Williams
Hollyhock by Jason Lau
K-Leesi by Sharon Robinson
Litbee by Yu Ru Chen
Million Air by Staub Korn
Million Air video by Bunte Galerie
Nia Kay by Erika Kehlet
Ovolution video by Bunte Galerie
Reecuentro by Carlos Cano
Ruutz video by Bunte Galerie
Shnek video by Bunte Galerie
Stripy Diamonds by Anja Meeter
U-Turn by Shazia
Weights by Theresa Beebe
Which Way by Linda Rea

 

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This week in art

Here is what I have been working this week.


Here are more of my animal-based digital collages done in Procreate.

Hawk digital collage

Owl digital collage

Lemur digital collage


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #270

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

A to Z of Zentangle - T is for Tangle by Cris Letourneau
A to Z of Zentangle - U is for Unexpected by Cris Letourneau
A to Z of Zentangle - V is for Viewpoint by Cris Letourneau
A to Z of Zentangle - W is for Well by Cris Letourneau
A to Z of Zentangle - X is for Xenodochial by Cris Letourneau
A to Z of Zentangle - Y if for You by Cris Letourneau
It's a String Thing #141 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #142 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #110
TanglePatterns String 206 by Beth Snoderly
Tackle it Tuesday Challenge #96 S-U-N by Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #54: P-W-Z by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #265: "Stripes" by Laura Harms
Weekly Strings from Pattern-Collections

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 407-413
Monotangle Adventures challenge #16: Pomx2
Ornation Creation: 177-Nautilus by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge #nnn: Ruutz
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Ruutz
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Tangle Deck 2 by Lynn Mead

TUTORIALS

To Tangle a Table Top... by Adele Bruno

SHOW and TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Shnek Group Mosaic compiled by Eni Oken
The difference between tangling and doodling - compiled by Ina Sonnenmoser
Welcome CZTs from Seminar 23! from Zentangle blog
Zentangle Newsletters, April 19, 24, 2016


Support the Weekly Roundup! CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the third edition (January 2016) of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to around 3500 free patterns available online, collated from five years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Pattern-collections weekly author focus: Dorothy Allison

Tangle Refresher 127 by Linda Farmer

7 by Ina Sonnenmoser
Atomic by Ina Sonnenmoser
Blooming Butter video by Bunte Galerie
Cathedral by Kathy Barringer
Cloverly by Theresa Beebe
Dicey by Theresa Beebe
Dyon video by Melinda Barlow
Gyrate by Sarah Harrison
Heart and Flower by Alice Grant
Kinetic String by Samantha Mitterer
Looby Li by Sarah Harrison
Marasu video by Melinda Barlow
Nautilus by Ina Sonnenmoser
Nvelope video by Bunte Galerie
PC Flower by Robin Henrikson
Punked by Linda Rea
Rainbow Bridge by Sarah Harrison
Rest by Theresa Beebe
Shnek video by Melinda Barlow
Sixteenth by Theresa Beebe
Space Jam by Tricia Long
Spiralling Arrows by Theresa Beebe
Squares Squared video by Bunte Galerie
Steps video by Bunte Galerie
Swag by Rachel Foster
Ticky-Tacky by Tricia Long
Tsetse by Erika Kehlet
Wist video by Bunte Galerie
Xs and Os by Donna Stanchfield

 

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