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TanglePatterns String 050

TanglePatterns.com STRINGSWoo hoo, String number 50! I hope you’ve been finding this resource a valuable assist to your Zentangle® practice and I want to thank all the lovely folks who’ve contributed strings so far, they each deserve a great big shout-out.

As a special treat for us on the occasion of our 50th String, Zentangle cofounder Maria Thomas contributed today’s edition for your enjoyment. A while back with String 038 I included this reminder from Maria and it’s worth repeating today.

To our passionate Tanglers……my reminder to do your ‘string’ in pencil. This allows you to use it when you want … and not use it when the opportunity to do something fun comes up. Like blending tangles, one to another, or morphing them, Escher-like. And it creates a more feathered boundary, a more magical look. If you create your string in pen, this opportunity disappears, and your Zentangle has a more ‘coloring book’ look. Which is fine, if that was your intention.

Bear in mind that Zentangle strings are guidelines. You can use a string exactly as it is or adapt it to suit, as Maria describes above, as your Zentangle grows. Start with the string as it’s shown then, as you go, combine sections if your tangles want to, or divide a section into smaller ones. Go with the flow and enjoy.

Please help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. Remember to keep them simple, Zentangle strings are not elaborate or complicated. For your convenience, below there’s a link to a template to use if you’d like.

TanglePatterns String 050

Maria’s original string was very lightly penciled, I’ve enhanced the image considerably to darken the lines so you can see them better. Right click and SAVE to your computer; then print. Pinning of any content from this site is not permitted. Thank you for respecting these rights.

Lightly pencil the string on your tile and you’re good to go tangling. Enjoy!

Reminders:

  • Important: Strings are always drawn in pencil so they magically disappear into your completed Zentangle.
  • Use any string over and over again with different tangles.
  • There are so many tangles available that your Zentangles will always be different even using the same string.
  • Or use it with only one tangle – a monotangle.
  • Usually each string will have many options.
  • The Border (if one is given) is also a suggestion – use it, change it, or ignore it. It’s your art.
  • And remember, in Zentangle there’s no right-side-up!

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TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDES, Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Sure you can download the strings from the site but this saves you tons of time and as always your purchase helps keep TanglePatterns going and growing.

TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDE, Volume 1 (Strings 1-50)

TanglePatterns.com STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 1: Strings 001-050 VOLUME 1 - STRINGS 001-050. An eBook describing the importance of Strings in Zentangle® and compiling the first 50 strings from the site’s resource. Strings are given in two formats to jump-start your Zentangle creativity: two pages contain “at-a-glance” size images of all 50 strings, followed by full-size traceable images. Additional String suggestions by several CZTs are also provided.
TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDE, Volume 2 (Strings 51-100)
TanglePatterns.com STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 3: Strings 101-150 VOLUME 2 - STRINGS 051-100. A 24-page PDF eBook describing the importance of Strings in Zentangle® and compiling the second group of 50 strings (Strings 051-100) from the site’s resource. Strings are given in two formats to jump-start your Zentangle creativity: three pages contain “at-a-glance” size images of all 50 strings, followed by 13 pages of full-size traceable images. Additional String suggestions by several CZTs are also provided. ADDITIONAL BONUS! Volume 2 contains blank String Organizers for you to record your own strings.
TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDE, Volume 3 (Strings 101-150)
TanglePatterns.com STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 3: Strings 101-150 VOLUME 3 - STRINGS 101-150. A 24-page PDF eBook describing the importance of Strings in Zentangle® and compiling the third group of 50 strings (Strings 101-150) from the site’s resource. Strings are given in two formats to jump-start your Zentangle creativity: three pages contain “at-a-glance” size images of all 50 strings, followed by 13 pages of full-size traceable images. Additional String suggestions by several CZTs are provided and this volume also contains more blank String Organizers for you to record your own strings.
TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDE, Volume 4 (Strings 151-200)
TanglePatterns.com STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 4: Strings 151-200 VOLUME 4 - STRINGS 151-200. A 24-page PDF eBook describing the importance of Strings in Zentangle® and compiling the third group of 50 strings (Strings 151-200) from the site’s resource. Strings are given in two formats to jump-start your Zentangle creativity: three pages contain “at-a-glance” size images of all 50 strings, followed by 13 pages of full-size traceable images. Additional String suggestions by several CZTs are provided and this volume also contains more blank String Organizers for you to record your own strings.
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4 comments to TanglePatterns String 050

  • this one looks like fun! can’t wait to give it a go 🙂

  • julia

    not sure why but i cant save the pic to my computer, help anyone? ive right clicked and tried to save but nothing comes up

    jx

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Julia, usually that’s your browser preventing the download. Trying using another one, like FireFox (it’s free). And of course you can always purchase my TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDE for $6 and save yourself the hassle. Visit the STORE > EBOOKS tab.

      • julia

        Hi Linda,

        Thanks for that I will try to sort firefox, just hope it wont interfere with anything else on laptop, its very old now lol

        jx

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