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It’s Spiralicious! A 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 TANGLE GUIDE.

Michele has put together an excellent tutorial on how to create and tangle spiral strings for your Zentangles and Zentangle-inspired art. Today she gives you some tips to get started and below you’ll find the link to her illustrated A Zentangle® Spiral Guide on her blog. Take it away, Michele …

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Michele Beauchamp's Zentangle Spiral GuideWhen drawing a string for a Zentangle®, we all have our natural way to start, some like to draw straight lines, curvy lines or go round in circles. Spiral strings have become my favourite.

You can bring a spiral in tight or stretch it out, let it flow and grow.

Draw the spiral with a pencil so it will disappear when finished.

To make it easier to adapt tangles to fit, draw pairs of lines to form sections which form triangles or squares. Curve these lines to give a rounded effect. Tangles like Betweed fit beautifully in these sections.

A spiralation of Mooka is great to try also.

Have fun putting some spin in your spirals!

Visit Michele’s elegantly illustrated A Zentangle® Spiral Guide here on her blog for a super lesson on how to draw spiral strings for your Zentangles.

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Thanks, Michele! Fantastic job.

Check out the tag shellyb for Michele’s patterns on


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