My first Gelli prints

I recently bought a Gelli Plate, and after watching countless YouTube videos, I finally took the plunge yesterday. Here are some of my first prints. Some of these will make great backgrounds for Zentangle art.

gelli 007   gelli 005

gelli 004   gelli 001

gelli 003   gelli 002

gelli 006

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #138

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Free Handing a Mandala (part 1) by Alice Hendon
Free Handing a Mandala (part 2) by Alice Hendon
It's a String Thing #1 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #2 by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #2 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #3 by Adele Bruno
New eBook! The Tangles of Santa Fe by Sandy Bartholomew
Refreshing Beginnings by Caroline Broady
Repeat Pattern Stack Challenge by Judy West
Review of the Daycraft Signature Inspiro Notebook by Sandra Strait
Tangle Card Challenge #7 results
TanglePatterns String 067 by Sue Jacobs via Linda Farmer
Tutorial on Leaflet by Helen Williams, by Adele Bruno
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Honeycomb by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Swarm by Ellen Wolters
Weekly Challenge #126 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #127 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #128 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #129 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #133: "Tipple - love it or hate it?" by Laura Harms

Tangles and Patterns

Apollonian Gasket by K.N. Malathi
Crusade by Wayne Harlow
Spyz Laura Sanders

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #137

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Adventure #20 - Cockles 'n Mussels by Roy Stauffer
A few words about The Zentangle® Untangled Workbook by Kass Hall
Celtic Challenge 32 by Judy West
Circling a Square from Zentangle blog
Get it? from Zentangle blog
It's a String Thing #1 by Adele Bruno
New eBook: Tangled Garden Whimsies by Cherryl Moote
Review of the Clairefontaine Life Unplugged Roadbook by Sandra Strait
Review of the Quo Vadis Habana Blank Notebook by Sandra Strait
Rulers from Zentangle blog
"Stained" Tutorial by Debra Castaldi
Tangle Card Challenge #5 results
Tangle Card Challenge #7 - Gewgle by Sandy Bartholomew
TanglePatterns String 065 by Pat Ferguson via Linda Farmer
TanglePatterns String 066 by Melodie Hampshire via Linda Farmer
Tangle Refresher 58 by Linda Farmer
The Beauty of Zentangle book preview by Geneviève Crabe
The Tangled Labyrinth by Sadelle Wiltshire
Video: Doodling in Math Class: Dragons by Vi Hart
Video: How to draw a ribbon with two pencils by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Hemp by Ellen Wolters
Video: Tombow Pen Lettering by Marie Browning
Video: Zentangle® Accordian Booklet by Suzanne McNeill
Weekly Challenge #124 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #125 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #131: "Monotangle - Dex-teria" by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #132: "Non-Domonotangle" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #69 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zendala Dare #70 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle® Art Gallery Show by Suzanne McNeill

Tangles and Patterns

a'Meeba by Dorothy Allison
Bud part 1 by Adele Bruno
Bud part 2 by Adele Bruno
Buddy by Dorothy Allison
Carp3 by Georgianna Klein
Crossed Ell by Linda Rea
Cuba-Leafra by Sharon Robinson
Druppel by Mariët Lustenhouwer
Enclosure by Neil Burley
Floral Wallpaper by Judy West
Glace by Lila Popcheff
Nine Patch by Suzanne McNeill
Pippin by Juliet Herring
Peeks by Jane Monk
Spangle by Mimi Lempart
Walp by Helen Williams
Waxy and Jesty by Dorothy Allison

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The Beauty of Zentangle

BOZ coverI am happy to be one of the artists featured in the new Design Originals book The Beauty of Zentangle.

The book contains work from 137 artists and Certified Zentangle Teachers from all over the world. Design Originals will also produce a limited collector's edition, with an embossed leatherette binding.

You can see a preview of the book below.

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #136

Alphabet Stencils

I will be at ArtWaves next week so there will be no roundup.
See you on the 23rd!

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Adventure #19 - Cracked by Roy Stauffer
Fifty Shades of Gray by Caren Mlot
I'll never grow up by Elaine Huffman
Maori spirals by Margaret Bremner
Tangle Card Challenge #4 results
Tangle Card Challenge #5 - Hemp by Sandy Bartholomew
Tangle Card Challenge #6 - Pingline by Sandy Bartholomew
Tangled Butterflies at ArtWaves by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 064 by Judi Palumbo via Linda Farmer
Tangle Refresher 57 by Linda Farmer
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Featherfall by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Inside by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Squid by Ellen Wolters
Video: Zentangle® Game by Suzanne McNeill
Video: Zentangle on Irving Community Television
Weekly Challenge #130: "UMT v. XIX: Henna Drum" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #68 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle Newsletter 6 August, 2013
Z-Inspiration 3 by Dilip Patel

Tangles and Patterns

Ann by Adele Bruno
Cactus by Darlisa Riggs
Circle 8 by Linda Rea
Dephib by Erin Koetz Olson
Envelope by Neil Burley
Kameez by K.N. Malathi
Lichen by Jennifer Hohensteiner
Mumsy by Adele Bruno
Once id by Linda Rea
S pots by Lila Popcheff

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Tangled Butterflies at ArtWaves

Here is a project I will be teaching at ArtWaves in London, Ontario next week.
It's a one-hour Cash & Carry class on Friday, August 16th, at 11:15am.

Tangled butterflies

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New ZIA using stencil

Here is a new Zentangle Inspired Art piece, using one of Tracy Moreau's Art Deco stencils. I used pen & ink, graphite pencil, coloured pencils, and a white gel pen for highlights.

Tangled piece using stencil

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Weekly Roundup #135

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

More Inspiration from the Zentangle blog
More work with Alphabet Stencils by Geneviève Crabe
Spinning with Joy by Sandy Bartholomew
Tangle Card Challenge #3 results
Tangle Card Challenge #4 - Kaleido by Sandy Bartholomew
Tangle Journals being discontinued by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 063 by Anne Marks via Linda Farmer
Video: Black Pearls by Cris Letourneau
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Folds by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern MI2 by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Mr. E by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Pea-Nuckle by Ellen Wolters
Weekly Challenge #129: "String Theory v. XXV" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #67 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle Newsletter 29 July, 2013

Tangles and Patterns

4 corners by Barbara Finwall
Cadent/Huggins variations by Mariët Lustenhouwer
Clove by Faith Cohen
Feather by Jane Monk
Ineer by Jane Monk
Molitoriz by Anneke van Dam
Nvelope by Alyss Amster
Sird by Dilip Patel
Thumbprintz by Traci Frogley

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More work with my alphabet stencils

I've been doing a lot of drawing using my alphabet stencils. This week, my friend Margaret Bremner had a great blog post, Cadent, and then some, where she shares some very creative variations on one of my favourite tangles. So I made a set of six letters using my 2.5-inch letters on coloured card stock, using Cadent variations as backgrounds.

Letter samples

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Weekly Roundup #134

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Art with a Heart: Tangle-A-Thon 2013 by Emily Classon
Fun with Mathematics - Zentangled Inspired Tangrams by K.N. Malathi
Garden Gone Wild by Miraculous Mosquito
How To Use Line Thickness to Create the Illusion of Distance by Miraculous Mosquito
I Still Believe by Sandy Bartholomew
Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts’ Zentangles: A Worldwide Phenomenon
Parma artist discovers the key to winning design - Zentangle byJack Marschall
Review of the Rhodiarama Pocket Web Notebook by Sandra Strait
Tangle Card Challenge #2 results
Tangle Card Challenge #3 - Ballenchain by Sandy Bartholomew
TanglePatterns String 062 by Adele Bruno via Linda Farmer
Tangle Refresher 56 by Linda Farmer
Video: WNT Zentangle 7-19
Weekly Challenge #121 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #122 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #123 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #128: "Two-Pencil String" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #66 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle helped artist overcome grief
Where to find Zentangle accessories by Mildred Galliher
Working with Alphabet Stencils by Geneviève Crabe

Tangles and Patterns

Cadent, and then some by Margaret Bremner
Gondula by Linda Rea
Ilana & Ciceron by Mariët Lustenhouwer
Navaho by Caren Mlot
Owlz by Beth Snoderly
Paris by Antonine Megger
Square Zig by Linda Rea
Steampunk snowflake by Linda Rea

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