What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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TANGLE SELECTOR

Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2014 Edition to help you select tangles. See Page 4 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings.

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Tangle Refresher 83

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure. Also, “must read” tips about using the site for tanglers who are new to Zentangle® and TanglePatterns.com.

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How to draw VERCUT

Zentangle pattern: Vercut

Links to online instructions for drawing JJ LaBarbera’s Zentangle® pattern: Vercut. Also JJ’s tutorial on making Zentangle-inspired Shrinky Dink pendants.

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An easy and elegant technique for creating hand-made greeting cards

Zenspirations Greeting Card

Just in time for Mother’s Day! Many of us love the Zenspirations dangle designs and patterning techniques of calligrapher and artist Joanne Fink and her earlier videos are very popular viewing. In this video Joanne demonstrates how to use her Zenspirations dangle designs and Sakura pens to create a lovely hand made greeting card.

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Ideas for tangling and decorating plastic Easter eggs

Angie Vangelis decorates plastic eggs

In this video, CZT Angie Vangelis demonstrates three easy ways to decorate plastic Easter eggs with tangles and flowers using Sakura Micron, Moonlight, Glaze and Watercolor Brush Pens.

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Going Dotty – Exploring a Stippled Zentangle

Stippled Zentangle - Linda Farmer, CZT

Exploring the technique of Stippling to create an interesting and unconventional Zentangle “one dot at a time”.

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Tips for using white ink on Black Zentangle® and Zendala Tiles

Rosé Zentangle tile before shading

With the new Black Zendala Sets now available along with the regular black Zentangle® tiles, you might be wondering what pens to use on them. How to draw strings? How to shade with white on black? Here are a few tips to get you started and you are invited to add your own suggestions in the comments …

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How to draw MAELSTROM

Zentangle pattern: Maelstrom

Online instructions for drawing Linda Dawson’s Zentangle® pattern: Maelstrom. And a recipe for creating grid tangles using “seeds”, from the founders of Zentangle.

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Tangler tips for using the “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE”

Tangler Tips

Here are a couple of innovative ways tanglers are using my “TanglePatterns TANGLE GUIDE” to select their tangles for their Zentangles and Zentangle-inspired creations. Do you have any tips can you offer about how you use the TANGLE GUIDE?

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How to draw three types of grids for your Zentangles

Tangler Tips

A new entry for our “Tutorials” tab on the alphabetic menu bar for ease of future reference. Read on for the simple steps for drawing three different types of grids from which many tangle patterns grow. Includes a free PDF to download with all the instructions for you to print out.

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Guidelines for creating Zentangle-inspired Art and Products

Tangler Tips

I’ve been getting email inquiries about what is involved in creating Zentangle®-inspired cards and other products for sale. I thought it would be helpful to review Zentangle’s current guidelines and make them available on TanglePatterns.

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A tutorial on expanding your range of options with the Sakura Micron 01 Pen

Sakura Micron 01 Pen

Today we’re going to take a look at drawing with the Micron pen because there are Zentangle® newbies who’ve joined us and the rest of us could probably use a good brush-up too. First we’ll take a quick look at the instrument itself, and then we’ll look at the art of being deliberate and controlling your pen to expand the range of options that you might not realize are available to you in using this tool.

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TanglePatterns Shading Mini-Clinic – Part 2

Sandy Bartholomew, CZT

Here’s the second and final part of the TanglePatterns Shading Mini-Clinic series, everything you want to know about shading your Zentangle art. In Part 2, guest contributor CZT® Sandy Steen Bartholomew (author of “Totally Tangled” and more) answers your shading questions with her personal suggestions and illustrates using tiles submitted to TanglePatterns for this series. In Part 1 posted earlier this week, CZT® Marizaan van Beek reviews shading tools, gives her personal guidelines, and demonstrates her method of shading Zentangles, step-by-step. Read on! …

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TanglePatterns Shading Mini-Clinic – Part 1

Marizaan van Beek, CZT®

Here’s another great resource, everything you want to know about shading your Zentangle art. In Part 1 of this two-part series, guest contributor CZT® Marizaan van Beek reviews shading tools, gives her personal guidelines, and demonstrates her method of shading Zentangles, step-by-step. In Part 2 coming up on Friday, CZT® Sandy Steen Bartholomew (author of “Totally Tangled” and more) answers your shading questions with her personal suggestions and illustrates using tiles submitted to TanglePatterns for this series. Read on! …

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Embossing metal with tangle patterns

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In this video, CZT® Suzanne McNeill demonstrates how easy it is to emboss metal with Zentangle® patterns.

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Exploring the elegance of Zentangle in a larger format

Secret Garden by CZT Michele Beauchamp

CZT® Michele Beauchamp answers frequently asked questions about how she creates her beautiful Zentangle-inspired art.

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The importance of Strings

TanglePatterns.com STRINGS

… and another useful resource on TanglePatterns.com.

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New free eBook – Copyright for crafters and artists

INTERWEAVE'S "Know Your Rights" free copyright ebook

Most of you are familiar with Interweave through their many magazines and electronic publications. On Thursday (April 26th), Interweave released a free e-book “Know Your Rights: Copyright 101 for Artists and Crafters” in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day. Here is what they have to say about the e-Book, with a link to their free download.

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Advice for using Sakura Micron pens on other surfaces

Tangler Tips

Recently a reader emailed asking for advice about using Sakura micron pens on a painted surface so I contacted Sakura for their guidelines. Their response was very helpful to ensure the best outcome with our art processes.

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It’s Spiralicious! A Zentangle Spiral Guide

Michele Beauchamp's Zentangle Spiral Guide

Today I have an inspirational creative treat for you. I’m naming my Guest Contributor “Queen of the Spirals”, if you’ve seen any of her art you’ll agree with me. She’s Tasmania, Australia’s CZT Michele Beauchamp (aka Shelly Beauch), artist and creator of the beautiful cover on my TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE. Michele has put together an excellent tutorial on how to draw spiral strings for your Zentangles and Zentangle-inspired art …

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Reader Question: Best pens for tangling with white on black for gourds

Let's discuss it!

Gourd artist Cheryl K. is seeking recommendations about the best pens to use for tangling with white ink on gourds painted black …

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How do you choose tangles?

Let's discuss it!

Yesterday on Tangle Refresher 18, new tangler Mir asked a question about selecting tangles and I thought it was a great question for discussion. Here’s my two cents … what about you, what advice would you give newbies on this subject?

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New TanglePatterns Badge

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If you have a blog or a website and would like to add a TanglePatterns badge to it, I’ve just added one to the site. Here’s how to get yours …

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Tangling on fabric

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I’ve received several emails recently inquiring about the best pens for tangling on fabric. I haven’t explored this myself yet but there are many fellow Zentangle Zealots with good experience using fabric gel pens and I thought I’d share some of the ones recommended. Also in the video featured, Suzanne McNeill tangles an apron and a quilt block and explains her experience with various pens and fabric weights.

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Travel in style with your Zentangle® tiles

Zentangle® tile cases

Just in time for summer travels, here’s a great tip for keeping your Zentangle tiles clean and handy when you’re on the go.

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Tips from Sakura on using their Micron pens

Sakura Micron Pens

In recent correspondence with Sakura about issues I experienced with a Sakura Pigma Micron Pen Set, I received some very useful information about using our classic Zentangle® pens. Thought it was worth sharing with you all, so here it is …

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