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RANDOM SELECTOR

Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE to help you select tangles. See Pages 7 and 9 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings.

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The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition – Making a Zentangle Spinner

Linda's Zentangle Spinner

In case you missed any of it, here’s my recap of all 14 of the “Zentangle Spinner” series lesson videos and links to 2018’s “Twelve Days of Zentangle” …

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CZT María Tovar demonstrates her inkless tangling technique in a step-by-step photo tutorial

A free tutorial featuring Spanish CZT María Tovar’s “técnica seca” or dry technique for tangling.

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Tangle Refresher 181 – Featuring Zentangle travel journals, our random string, plus how to draw Jonqal, Aniane, Wacho, Braidle, Drawave

Buried Treasure – our biweekly potpourri of things Zentangle (and sometimes not), hidden tangle gems, and our random string of the week …

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A tutorial by CZT Marguerite Samama on how to create her Zentangle-inspired zenbuttons

TanglePatterns Tutorial: How to create CZT Marguerite Samama's Zenbuttons

Special treat! A Zentangle®-inspired tutorial to expand your Zentangle creativity, from CZT Marguerite Samama.

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The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition

12 Days of Zentangle Day 1 tile

In case you missed any of it, here’s my recap summary of all 12 days and links to this year’s “Twelve Days of Zentangle” …

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CZT Dorian Eng shows how to make a ringing bell Christmas ornament using Zentangle tiles

CZT Dorian Eng's Zentangle ringing bell ornament

In this 5-minute video presented by Sakura, Certified Zentangle Teacher Dorian Eng demonstrates how to create a Zentangle-inspired holiday ornament using 3.5″ square Zentangle tiles.

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How to draw PETALS

Zentangle pattern: Petals. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Links to online instructions for drawing Lindsey Bugbee’s Zentangle® pattern: Petals. And Zentangle-inspired mail art #ZIMailArt including a group link for posting thereof …

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A video demonstration of Zentangle’s Crazy ‘Nzeppel with Molly Hollibaugh

CZT Molly Hollibaugh demonstrates Crazy 'Nzeppel

Sakura and CZT Molly Hollibaugh got together to create this video with Molly demonstrating “Crazy ‘Nzeppel” …

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video demonstrating tranzending technique

Zentangle Kitchen Table Tangles

A new public Kitchen Table Tangle video from Rick and Maria at Zentangle® demonstrating tranzending, a technique to add layers of tangles to your tiles. Also news about 2018 CZT Seminar dates …

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Zentangle Community: When you haven’t been tangling for a while, how do you get started again?

Let's discuss it!

Question from the Zentangle community, to the community: When you’ve been absent for a while, how do you get back into the swing of your Zentangle practice? Your advice and suggestions are invited and welcome …

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How to dye eggs naturally for a new Easter Zentangle tradition

How to dye eggs naturally the old-fashioned way with simple items from your pantry and refrigerator, then tangle away to decorate!

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Tangle Refresher 149 – Featuring a tutorial from CZT Marie Browning on how to draw colored gems with Tombow markers

Marie Browning's Dragonfly with Gems

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring CZT Marie Browning’s tutorial on how to draw gems with Tombow markers, and links to more resources on rendering gems

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How to draw SHARK KISSES

Zentangle pattern: Shark Kisses. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing Jenna Black’s Zentangle® pattern: Shark Kisses. Note Jenna’s easy technique for drawing an ogee grid!

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Tangle Refresher 138 – Featuring a video demonstrating how to tangle a pumpkin

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring a video demonstrating how to tangle a pumpkin …

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How to create a Zentangle-inspired Galaxy on canvas

How to create a Zentangle galaxy on canvas

A Sakura video with CZT Sam Taylor where she combines Zentangle® and watercolor to create an abstract ZIA galaxy scene.

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Tangle Refresher 128 – Featuring a tutorial on making unique wearable art with paper beads

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring a tutorial on making unique wearable art with paper beads …

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Tangle Refresher 127 – Featuring some excellent online guides to gel pens, calligraphy pens, drawing inks … and more!

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring some excellent online guides to gel pens, calligraphy pens, drawing inks … and more!

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Tangle Refresher 121 – And “Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century”

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! And “Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century”, a TEDx talk. Master Penman Jake Weidmann explores the connections between the pen and how we learn, think, and carry our cultural heritage at a time when the very act of writing is being dropped from school curricula across the country.

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Tangle Refresher 120 – “Tangled connections” of our Sun, and more about the deliberate process of the Zentangle Method of mindfully creating unplanned, abstract art

Buried Treasure! “Tangled connections” of our Sun, and more about the deliberate process of the Zentangle Method of mindfully creating unplanned, abstract art.

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Tangle Refresher 119 – Featuring suggestions for Beginners on some tangles to get started …

Tangles for Beginners

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! And a long post featuring advice to Beginners on some tangles to get started …

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CZT Billie Lauder shares how to draw her continuous line Tangle Folk in six easy steps

Oregon CZT Billie Lauder shares her delightful Tangle Folk with us, showing how simple it is to draw these continuous line figures in just six easy steps …

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Tangle Refresher 117 – Featuring how to make lovely Zentangle-inspired ornaments using Zentangle tiles

How to make holiday ornaments with Zentangle tiles, by CZT Dorian Eng

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! AND how to make lovely Zentangle-inspired ornaments using Zentangle tiles, a Sakura video with CZT Dorian Eng.

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How to draw ORGANIC

Zentangle pattern: Organic. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing Sayantika Ray’s Zentangle® pattern: Organic. Also tips for finding and using some useful features of the site.

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Tangle Refresher 116 – Featuring how to make beautiful Zentangle-inspired gift boxes from Zendala tiles

Zendala gift boxes

Buried Treasure! AND how to make beautiful Zentangle-inspired gift boxes from Zendala tiles, a Sakura video by CZT Dorian Eng.

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How to make origami Christmas trees to tangle for the holidays

Origami Christmas Tree

Here is a fun and inexpensive project to jump start your crafts for the upcoming Christmas season and it’s something that, with a little supervision, children can also manage.

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On understanding Zentangle®

Let's discuss it!

This article “A post with no pictures” was posted earlier today by CZT Sandy Hunter on her blog and she is so eloquent I thought it worth sharing on TanglePatterns. So with Sandy’s kind permission, here is her post reprinted in its entirety.

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Lightfast or not? Important considerations about color in your Zentangle®-inspired art

Tips, Tools, Techniques

After we explored the idea of adding color in your Zentangle® art in last week’s wonderful article by CZT Marie Browning, CZT Jane Catherine shares her expertise on the subject of lightfastness and color. And why it’s important to carefully consider the materials you use for color in your art.

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Adding glorious color to your ZIA projects

Marie Browning's ZIA using Dual Brush Pens

CZT and Tombow signature designer Marie Browning shares her considerable expertise with an overview of materials and hints on how to add glorious color to your Zentangle® creations in this awesome tutorial featuring her beautiful, colorful ZIA examples.

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Tangle Refresher 98

Buried Treasure! And how to switch back and forth easily between the Mobile and Desktop versions of the site on your mobile device.

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Zentangle® and Gelli™ printing with foam stamps

Tips, Tools, Techniques

Here’s another way to create wonderful Zentangle-inspired art! This video tutorial demonstrates how to print greeting cards and matching envelopes using simple foam sheets to create stamps to use with a Gelli printing plate.

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