Weekly Zentangle Roundup #161

Zentangle word cloud

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Doodle Lab Club Activities
It's a String Thing #26 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #27 by Adele Bruno
Looking for yourself... by Madeleine
Spiral Love from the Zentangle blog
Tangled Art Notecards by Penny Raile
Tangle Library App - Now 50% Meatier! by Sandy Bartholomew
TanglePatterns String 091 by David Rae via Linda Farmer
Video: Zentangle® Ceramics & Glass by Suzanna McNeill
Weekly Challenge #154: "Valentangle" by Laura Harms
Where did the Lilah Beans come from? by Sandy Bartholomew
Zendala Dare #91 by Erin Koetz Olson

Tangles and Patterns

Belorainic, Zaraniorg, Oyn by Olga
Biscus by Vicki Bassett
Heartfully by Helen Williams
Hooks by Suzanne McNeill
How to draw tanglepattern Biscus by Ellen Wolters
How to draw tanglepattern Showgirl by Ellen Wolters
More Heart tangles by Helen Williams
Onesie by Dorothy Allison
Phen by Beth Snoderly
Putter by Erin Koetz Olson
Showgirl by Vicki Bassett
Wud, and a ribbon variation by Margaret Bremner

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #160

Zentangle word cloud

Drawing Mandalas class

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Aquafleur Poppy by Helen Williams
Art Journal WIP by Celestine Hart
Classes at the Coast to Coast Creative Arts Convention by Geneviève Crabe
Homemade Stamps by Geneviève Crabe
It's a String Thing #25 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #26 by Adele Bruno
Scribbler Too...too addictive by Sandra Strait
TanglePatterns String 090 by Carolyn Koesters via Linda Farmer
Tangle Refresher 70 by Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #153: "UMT v.24 "Jailed Johnny" by Sadelle Wiltshire" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #90 - Happy Birthday by Erin Koetz Olson

Tangles and Patterns

Ditto by Sue Jacobs
How to draw tanglepattern Beloved by Ellen Wolters
How to draw tanglepattern Fassett by Ellen Wolters
Jabeveton, Gis, Ullin, Vinvli by Olga
Jailin, Eder by Olga
Joa by Olga
Kelt by Anya Lothrop
Luv-a by Sharon Caforio
Mustashe by Linda Rea
Pile Up by Linda Rea
Quin, Tidra by Olga
Tips for Tangling Fassett by Adele Bruno
What tha L by Brad Stefanov
Zenvelopes by Grace Mendez
Zulu, Hexicad, Korrmial by Lila Popcheff

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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:

erasers

I used carving tools to make these cool stamps:

carving stamps from erasers

Click here to see  a video by Cherryl Moote showing how to carve stamps.
I also recommend Cherryl's eBook Tangled Garden Whimsies.

In addition to erasers, I also make stamps using fun foam. It's very inexpensive, and you can find it at dollar stores or craft supply stores, usually in the kids section. You can get sticky-back pre-cut shapes, and also full sheets that you can cut yourself.

Here are a few stamps I made with pre-cut flower shapes and circles and ovals:

stamps with fun foam

For the backing, I use inexpensive wood shapes from Stockade.

For these two, I used the same leaf shape. On the one on the right, I incised some lines with a ballpoint pen.

Below on the left, I cut a wonky circle from fun foam, and then incised a spiral. In the centre, I used the eraser on a pencil, and on the right, a pencil grip from the dollar store.

Below I used an eraser with a flower-like cross section, and on the right, I cut some strips of fun foam and stuck them on a larger piece of thicker foam.

Finally, I glued some toothpicks to a piece of wood for this one. You can do the same with rubber bands, pieces of string or cord, buttons, etc.

For more great ideas for making your own stamps, I recommend the books Print & Stamp Lab by Traci Bunkers and Carve Stamp Play by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.

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Classes at Coast to Coast

Time is approaching for the annual Coast to Coast Creative Arts Convention, April 9-12, 2014, in Toronto. I will be teaching two classes:

The first is an introduction to bead embroidery, where we will be stitching this mandala design.

C2C bead embroidery

The second is a Zendala class. Zendala is a fusion of mandala and Zentangle. In this class you will learn to use my mandala design kit and Zentangle patterns to create this Zendala.

2014 C2C Zendala

Go to the Coast to Coast website for schedule, accommodations, and registration information.

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #159

Zentangle word cloud

Drawing Mandalas class

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

5 Minute Border Practice by Alice Hendon
Aura (s) from Zentangle blog
Design Language book and app by Tim McCreight
It's a String Thing #24 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #25 by Adele Bruno
Mt Hood Tangles by Sandra Strait
Review of the Clairefontaine Fine Grain Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad by Sandra Strait
Spinspiration App by Tim McCreight
Stendoodling by Michael Trent
TanglePatterns String 089 by Beth Snoderly via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #152: "New Official Tangle: Aquafleur" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #89 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle Newsletter January 25th, 2014

Tangles and Patterns

Da’Deal by Nancy Dawes
Fassett by Lynn Mead
Fire Works by Heidi Cook
Heartline by Helen Willams
Pop't by Sadelle Wiltshire
Video: Splice by Kathy Long
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Purk by Ellen Wolters

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #158

Drawing Mandalas class

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Fancy a book of tangle patterns? by Neil Burley
Flips Folds Ribbon and String e-book by Helen Williams
It's a String Thing #23 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #24 by Adele Bruno
Review of the Pèlerin Samarkand Rom Travel Journal by Sandra Strait
Something New by Lois Stokes
Tangle Library - I have an App! by Sandy Bartholomew
TanglePatterns String 088 by Anne Marks via Linda Farmer
Tangle Refresher 69 by Linda Farmer
Video: The Bug Ball [Zentangle Stop-Motion] by SakuraColorProducts
Weekly Challenge #151: "String Theory: Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #88 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle Newsletter January 9th, 2014

Tangles and Patterns

New Official Tangle: Aquafleur
Balloya by Anya Lothrop
Chunl by Dorothy Allison
Curly-Wurly by Dorothy Allison
How-to Aquafleur by Emily Houtz
JessiCup by Connie Taylor
LG by Adele Bruno
Tripoli Alternate Step-Out by Anya Lothrop
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Yin Cut by Ellen Wolters
Vin o' vin by Dorothy Allison
Zen-ex by Dorothy Allison

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #157

Drawing Mandalas class

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Etsy Shop: New Opening by Simona Cordara
How To: Aquafleur by Emily Houtz
It's a String Thing #22 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #23 by Adele Bruno
TanglePatterns String 087 by Courtney Frantz via Linda Farmer
Video: Overcoming Artist's Block Exercise 1: Circles and Lines by Peter 'Draws' Deligdisch
Video: Overcoming Artist's Block Exercise 2: P.Or.P. by Peter 'Draws' Deligdisch
Video: ZIA ATC with face part 1 by Celestine Hart
Video: ZIA ATC with face part 2 by Celestine Hart
Video: ZIA ATC with face part 3 by Celestine Hart
Video: ZIA ATC with face part 4 by Celestine Hart
Video: ZIA ATC with face part 5 by Celestine Hart
Weekly Challenge #145 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #146 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #147 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #148 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #149 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #150: "One Little Word" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #87 by Erin Koetz Olson

Tangles and Patterns

Antz by Sara Brandli
Arums, Zantis, Coroline by Lila Popcheff
ChocoBox by Didier Gervy
Exploding Box tutorial by Anso
Bran variation by Linda Rea
Pavement by K.N. Malathi
Unnamed patterns by Olga

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #156

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Art Trader Issue 21 is now available
Frosted Betweed from Zentangle blog
It's a String Thing #21 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #22 by Adele Bruno
Journal 52 Free Art Journaling Workshop by Chelle Stein
Review: Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Marker by Sandra Strait
Review-Quo Vadis Habana with White Paper by Sandra Strait
TanglePatterns String 086 by Bunnie Wright via Linda Farmer
TanglePatterns TANGLE GUIDE, 2014 Edition is here!
Tangle Refresher 68 by Linda Farmer
Target 500 plus Hands... by Dilip Patel
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Cat-kin by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Chartz by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Ixorus by Ellen Wolters
Video: Zentangle® Valentine by Suzanne McNeill
Weekly Challenge #139 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #140 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #141 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #142 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #143 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #144 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #149: "Twenty-Fourteen" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #86 by Erin Koetz Olson

Tangles and Patterns

Boho by Cheryl Rotnem
Bumps revisited by Sue Jacobs
Clog-it by Joyce Block
Fence by Suzanne McNeill
Lantern-Pho by Diane Tai
Stazzle, Explo-Zen, Griddex, Tri-Dala by Lila Popcheff

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #155

Alphabet Stencils

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

It's a String Thing(less) #19 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #20 by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #20 Tiles by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #21 by Adele Bruno
Lighting Our Tree from the Zentangle blog
Shading the brown pens by Sue Jacobs
TanglePatterns String 084 by Didier Gervy via Linda Farmer
TanglePatterns String 085 by Cheri Hartwick via Linda Farmer
Tangle Refresher 67 by Linda Farmer
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Cheers by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Chordin by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Fiore by Ellen Wolters
Video: How to draw tanglepattern Tri-Po by Ellen Wolters
Weekly Challenge #136 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #137 slide show by Laura Harms
Weekly Challenge #138 slide show by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #84 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zendala Dare #85 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle newsletter, December 24th 2013

Tangles and Patterns

Batumber by Kelley Kelly
Cloz by Aimee P. Belair
Go-tee by Lila Popcheff
Paris by Lila Popcheff
Pointerz by Jennifer Hohensteiner
Twenty-one by Mariët Lustenhouwer
Undine by Jane Dickinson
Webbly by Lila Popcheff
Zuko by Judy Murphy

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Weekly Zentangle Roundup #154

Alphabet Stencils

This is the last roundup for 2013. See you all in January!
Happy Holidays everyone!

Articles, Videos, Tutorials

Day 11 from Zentangle blog
Day 12 from Zentangle blog
eBook: Mindfulness in Pen & Ink by Joyce Block and Don McCollum
It's a String(less) Thing #19 by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #18 Tiles by Adele Bruno
Merry Christmas ZIA Cookie Ornaments by Adele Bruno
New newsletter from Laura Harms
One million images released into public domain by the British Library
Renaissance tiles by Margaret Bremner
Review of Four J Herbin Fountain Pen Inks by Sandra Strait
Review of the Daycraft bRead Notebook by Sandra Strait
Sharing Christmas Cheer by Cris Letourneau
TanglePatterns String 083 by Anne Marks via Linda Farmer
The Bauble Tree - new eBook by Sandra Steen Bartholomew
The Bauble Tree E-Book by Sandra Steen Bartholomew - Review by Sandra Strait
Video: Tangling With Deb Prewitt, CZT Episode #5
Zendala Dare #83 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle Newsletter, Dec. 15, 2013

Tangles and Patterns

Auseklis by Rita Nikolajeva
Holly by Linda Dawson
Knot Rickz by Cheryl Cianci
Kurrajong by Lila Popcheff
Quiltz by Joyce Block
Skuared by Simona Cordara
Tips by Beth Snoderly
Wheelz by Joyce Block

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