Weekly Zentangle Roundup #147

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Colored Pencil Techniques Part 2 by Carol Ottaway
It's a String Thing #12 by Adele Bruno
Maintenant disponible en français: TanglePatterns.com Guide du Zentangle® Pour Débutants
Tangled Wooden Bangles by Carole Ohl
TanglePatterns String 076 by Pat Ferguson via Linda Farmer
Tangle Refresher 63 by Linda Farmer
The Beauty of Zentangle has arrived by Geneviève Crabe
The String Thing... by Helen Williams
String Journal by Helen Williams
More String by Helen Williams
Video: Several new videos on the Tombow Youtube channel
Video: Step by Step ZIA by Kathy Long
Video: Zentangle® Demonstration by Suzanne McNeill
Weekly Challenge #142: "Comfort/Danger Zone" by Laura Harms
Ya disponible en español: TanglePatterns.com Guía Para Principiantes de Zentangle®
Yoga For Your Brain™ card sets - Review by Geneviève Crabe
Zendala Dare #78 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle newsletter, October 24th

Tangles and Patterns

Bumpkens by Beth Snoderly
Baby Steps for Bumpkenz by Adele Bruno
Meteors by Jane Monk
Panthe by Nancy Newlin
Pigpen by Jennifer Hohensteiner
Zzs by Judy Murphy

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Review of Yoga For Your Brain™ card sets

Sandy Steen Bartholomew is one of the most prolific and loved author of Zentangle books. If you love Sandy's tangles, these card sets are for you.

SB tangle boxes

The three card sets each contain 40 cards, each with the step-outs for one of Sandy's tangles. They are nicely portable for easy reference when you're traveling with your Zentangle supplies. Also, if you're not sure what tangle to use next, you can pick one at random. Bonus cards also explain the basics of the Zentangle drawing method.

There are two sets based on the books Totally Tangled and Yoga for your Brain™, as well as a Kids Edition. If you create tangles, you can also buy a set of blank tangle cards.

SB cards

You can get more information on the Design Originals website.

[Disclosure: I received a set of cards from the publisher for review.]

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The Beauty of Zentangle has arrived

In a previous blog post, I talked about being included in this book of original artwork by Zentangle artists. I have received my copy of the book, as well as the special numbered limited edition. They include my purple Zendala which is one of my favourite drawings. You can get more information on the Design Originals website.

Beauty of Zentangle

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #146

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Colored Pencil Techniques Part 1 by Carol Ottaway
Crack! from Zentangle blog
CZT Seminar XII from Zentangle blog
Going Dotty – Exploring a Stippled Zentangle by Linda Farmer
It's a String Thing #10 tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #11 by Adele Bruno
Nothing Could Be Finer... by Adele Bruno
Tangled Thoughts by Laura Harms
TanglePatterns String 075 by Maria Thomas via Linda Farmer
Video: How to draw tanglepattern 8's Parte Dos by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Merrywheather by Ellen Wolters
Weekly Challenge #141: "DuoTangle Fengle/Quandry" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #77 - Random Acts of Zentangle by Erin Koetz Olson
Zen of Tangling Giveaway by Jeanne Paglio

Tangles and Patterns

Tire Treads by Suzanne McNeill
Undling by Susie Achter

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Gelli Plate Demo at STEAG meeting

Yesterday, I did a demo of the Gelli Plate at the meeting of the St. Thomas-Elgin Artists Guild meeting.

Here is my setup:

demo prep

I also introduced some custom stencils I had made from my artwork:

stencils

Here are some photos from my demo:

demo

demo

demo

demo

Finally, in case you were wondering, I painted my top with spray inks, monoprinting with the Gelli plate, and stamping.

 painted top

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #145

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Hi-Tec-C Maica Giveaway and Gel Wash How-To by Sandra Strait
It's a String Thing #9 tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #10 by Adele Bruno
Review of SoHo Urban Artist Professional Colored Pencils by Sandra Strait
TanglePatterns String 074 by Melodie Hampshire via Linda Farmer
Tangle Refresher 62 by Linda Farmer
Video: Art Journals & Sketchbooks by Suzanne McNeill
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Awrop by Ellen Wolters
Weekly Challenge #140: "Monotangle, Pointillism style!" by Laura Harms

Tangles and Patterns

Galileo by Sue Jacobs
Opera by Jane Monk
Pozer by Beth Snoderly
Radiate by Neil Burley
Seminole Patchwork by Suzanne McNeill
Swedish Tile by LeeAnn Denzer
Swirly 6s by Cheryl Rotnem
Telis by Chrissie Frampton

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #144

Alphabet Stencils

We Canadians are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Emoti-Tangles by Jean Theurkauf
It's a String Thing #9 by Adele Bruno
Liza's Left Handed Tangle by Adele Bruno
Review by Sandra Strait: The Beauty of Zentangle
TanglePatterns String 073 by Beth Snoderly via Linda Farmer
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Assunta by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Bucky by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Ninja Stars by Ellen Wolters
Weekly Challenge #135 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #139: UMT vXXI "8s Parte Dos" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #76 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle: Process or Product? by Lisa Heron

Tangles and Patterns

Borbz by Rita N.
Caural by Jennifer Hohensteiner
C-bun by Esther Piszczek
Centraal by Rita N.
Crezn't by Margaret Bremner
Cruze by Caren Mlot
Faid by Rita N.
DiamondX by Angie Whalen
Iza by Adele Bruno
Ona by José Meeusen

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #143

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

A Journal Around the World by Alice Hendon
It's a String Thing #7 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #8 by Adele Bruno
Pen & Ink on Gelli prints by Geneviève Crabe
Registration is open for 2014 CZT seminars
Review: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pen 0.3 mm 6-Color Set by Sandra Strait
TanglePatterns String 072 by Rita Nikoleva via Linda Farmer
Tangle Refresher 61 by Linda Farmer
The Elusive Muse by Kathy Redmond
Video: drak by Helen Williams
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Flux by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Kringel by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Kringel #2 by Ellen Wolters
Weekly Challenge #132 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #133 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #134 Slideshow
Weekly Challenge #138: "Fun with Borders" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #75 by Erin Koetz Olson

Tangles and Patterns

Blink by Beth Snoderly
Darvaza by Claire Warner
Hastings by Melinda Butcher
Merryweather by Sandy Hunter
Odd Gatherings on a Hillside by Leslie Rahye
Turvy by Jennifer Hohensteiner
Weaving by LeeAnn Denzer

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More Gelli Print Fun

I've been playing some more with paint and my Gelli Plate. I have also experimenting with using pen & ink and coloured pencils to embellish the print. Here are a few embellished prints:

gelli art 003 gelli art 002

gelli art 006 gelli art 004

You can see a few more on Flickr.

And here are a few more prints. You can see the three prints I get with one setup. One through the stencil, one of the back of the stencil, and a second print from the plate after removing the stencil. The ones below were done with Joggles stencils.

gelli 008 gelli 010 gelli 011

gelli 018 gelli 020 gelli 019

You can see even more on Flickr.

And here is the result of my first experiment making "Gelli tape", i.e., printing on packing tape:

gelli tape 001

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #142

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Bordering on... from the Zentangle blog
Gel Ink pens that give a watercolor-like wash by Sandra Strait
It's a String Thing #6 by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #6 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #7 by Adele Bruno
Review of the Clairefontaine Top Bound Watercolor Pad by Sandra Strait
Review of the Daycraft Signature Duo by Sandra Strait
TanglePatterns String 071 by Anne Marks via Linda Farmer
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Crusade by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Elven by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Phicops by Ellen Wolters
Weekly Challenge #137: "Duotangle - Knights over Tipple" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #74 by Erin Koetz Olson

Tangles and Patterns

Bouncie by Linda Rea
Crescent Moon tangleation by Sue Jacobs
Exis by Jennifer Hohensteiner
Penrose by Sandra Strait
Solow by Erin Koetz Olson
"S"-Plorations by Donald Wilka

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