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How to draw SPARKLE

Zentangle pattern: SparkleNot to be confused with one of the six tangle enhancers (aura, dewdrop, perfs, rounding, shading, and sparkle), this Sparkle is a tangle pattern shared by CZT® Sharon Caforio and it’s her first on the site.

Sparklecame about when the sparkle of a piece of jewelry caught my eye and I wanted to capture that in a tangle. I fell in love with the ease of doing it and have used it in several Zentangles since.”

Google's logo for its "Currents" appIt’s nice to have a tangle that starts with a little different shape, and the curved lines of this one almost look woven when you’re done. Sparkle can be used as a border either end-to-end, or side-by-side, or in a section as I’ve done in my example simply by repeating the motif in some way. You can also use this technique in other shapes, as you can see from this Google logo I came across in my travels yesterday.

“I’m from the Chicago land area and like to do all sorts of crafts.  I was introduced to Zentangle because of my daughter’s interest in it. The two of us then took the CZT class together in 2011 and such a wonderful experience that was.  I’ve found it so refreshing, relaxing and portable. It has become a wonderful therapy for me after doing care giving for several years.  It’s just what I needed!”

Sharon illustrates the steps for drawing Sparkle below and she also shares a lovely Zendala featuring her tangle.

Steps for drawing CZT Sharon Caforio's SPARKLE tangle pattern

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Here is Sharon’s Zendala with Sparkle and several great official tangles you should recognize.

Sparkle Zendala by CZT® Sharon Caforio

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