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How to draw CANDLEGLOW

Zentangle pattern: Candleglow. Image © Linda Farmer and 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.Candleglow is a tangle pattern from CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle 5 book.

Each of Suzanne’s books in this series focuses on taking the art form of Zentangle into different areas of crafty creativity. Zentangle 5 features Zentangle-inspired jewelry, “where tangles meet bling, encounter shrink plastic, dominate dominoes, and emerge as wearable art. Show off your passion for tangling with fashion jewelry artfully and uniquely tangled by you.

Zentangle 5 also contains “40 new tangles to inspire your ever expanding repertoire of design possibilities“, and Candleglow is one of these tangles.

Candleglow can be used to fill a section of your Zentangle® and it also works as a border pattern.

Suzanne illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Candleglow here on her blog. UPDATE: Early in the Summer of 2014 Suzanne McNeill’s blog was removed and all the posts and images were lost, so this link no longer works.

Her site is being reconstructed as much as possible and until it’s available again, many of her patterns like Candleglow can quite easily be figured out. Have fun challenging your Zentangle® deconstructing abilities!

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6 comments to How to draw CANDLEGLOW

  • Marcelena Melton

    Maybe it’s me, but I can never “see” the instructions on Suzanne’s site! I see the title for the Tangle, but no picture… Anyone else experiencing this issue?

    • Linda Farmer

      Must be something in your browser settings Marcelena. They display fine for me in all browsers. See if you can find a help forum for your browser.

  • Barb

    I have the same issue as Marcelena. I’ll let you know if I can find anything.

  • Yes, I had the same problem seeing Suzanne’s instructions on Safari. But they show up just fine when I use FireFox.

  • Linda Farmer

    I located the problem and it’s because of the resolution of the image posted which will not display correctly in some browsers. Hopefully Suzanne can get it replaced with the correct image so that everyone can see the steps.

    If you are among those affected, please leave a comment on Suzanne’s blog on the page where you’re having problems so she will know what needs to be corrected. THANKS!

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