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TanglePatterns String 146

TanglePatterns String 146

This String is shared by tangler Lily Moon for your creative enjoyment. For quite some time I’ve noticed many tanglers are making the String the major feature in their Zentangles and that’s all well and good. However the original intent in Zentangle, and the reason strings are done in pencil, is so the string magically melts into the art and it becomes difficult if not impossible to …

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How to draw WAAX

Zentangle pattern: Waax

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Esther Piszczek’s Zentangle® pattern: Waax.

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How to draw TAMI

Zentangle pattern: Tami

Links to instructions for drawing CZT® Hanny Waldburger’s Zentangle® pattern: Tami.

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How to draw CABANA

Zentangle pattern: Cabana

Online instructions for drawing Milde Weiss’s Zentangle® pattern: Cabana.

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Zentangle pattern: Dutch Diamonds

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Alice Hendon’s Zentangle® pattern: Dutch Diamonds.

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How to draw VIADUCT

Zentangle pattern: Viaduct

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Wayne Harlow’s Zentangle® pattern: Viaduct.

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TanglePatterns String 051

TanglePatterns.com's Third Birthday

This week I’m sharing a special string of my own with you on the occasion of TanglePatterns.com’s third birthday. But wait! There’s more! We also have a cool string recommendation from Zentangle founder Maria Thomas. Today is a special day, and I thank you for being such an important part of it. Let’s eat cake :-)

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Tangled Fashionista

Tangled Fashionista

Tangled FashionistaSandy Steen Bartholmew’s Tangled Fashionista is quite a departure from her popular Totally Tangled, and Yoga For Your Brain books.

Tangled Fashionista is “intended as a fun, interactive … coloring book”. It’s Sandy’s tongue-in-cheek take on a fashion magazine with 32 pages of her cartoon illustrations for you to tangle and color.

The 32 coloring pages are all black and white line drawing cartoons. “Some

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Joanne Fink tutorial on her Zentangle-inspired dangle designs

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More Zentangle-inspired fun from calligrapher and author of the very popular “Zenspirations”, Joanne Fink. In this video Joanne teaches another of her creative ways to embellish your art with dangle designs.

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How to draw BARBERPOLE

Zentangle pattern: Barberpole

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Barberpole, with a Shiny Stripes tutorial by Jo Newsham.

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Zen Mandalas

Zen Mandalas Zen Mandalas – Sacred Circles Inspired by Zentangle “explores the ancient teachings of the mandala through the process of Zentangle”.

Of the 4 new Design Originals books that just hit the bookshelves Zen Mandalas is far and away my personal favorite.

Suzanne McNeill did a superb job of creating a mini-course in all you could want to know about

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Joanne Fink’s Zenspirations patterning techniques


Here are four video tutorials by Sakura’s Joanne Fink on patterning techniques, shape and edge patterning, monograms, and borders and frames. More fun techniques and ideas for your inspiration!

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How to draw JITTERZ

Zentangle pattern: Jitterz

Links to online instructions for drawing Shauna’s Zentangle® pattern: Jitterz.

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How to draw KANDYSNAKE

Zentangle pattern: Kandysnake

Links to online instructions for drawing Vicki Murray’s Zentangle® pattern: Kandysnake.

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How to draw ONAMATO

Zentangle pattern: Onamato

Links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Onamato, with example by Guest tangler Jella Verelst.

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How to draw KEEKO

Zentangle pattern: Keeko

Links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Keeko.

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How to draw XYP

Zentangle pattern: Xyp

Links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: XYP.

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