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How to draw VERCUT

Zentangle pattern: VercutVercut is an easy new tangle “discovered” by JJ LaBarbera when she was playing with Yincut and Versa. It’s been quite some time since we had a new tangle from JJ and all of hers are amongst my personal favorites so I was delighted to see her latest addition.

JJ writes, “Lately I have been working on decorating wooden boxes.  You know the craft wood kind that you can get at craft stores?” While working on the boxes she came up with this “blending” of Yincut and Versa.

Vercut is a fun grid-based tangle that’s a relative of 4 Corners and Nvelope.  It looks great with or without shading although shading adds that puffy dimension that looks so effective.

JJ illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Vercut here on her blog.

BONUS! ZIA Jewelry Tutorial: While you’re there, be sure to visit JJ’s excellent tutorial on using Shrinky Dinks to make Zentangle®-inspired pendants. Even if you aren’t a jewelry artist, you can make beautiful pendants with JJ’s detailed instruction. And you can see more of JJ’s creations here on her etsy site.

Just in time for summer, this is a great idea for an adult-supervised Zentangle-related craft for kids too. If the idea of Shrinky Dinks jewelry appeals to you, you might like to explore more projects with Kathy Sheldon’s book Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!: Make Stylish Shrink Plastic Jewelry.

Check out the tag jjl for more of JJ’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

Related Links

  • Linda's List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka "official tangles") created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning a few of the published Zentangle classics first.
  • A pattern is not always a tangle — here's what makes a tangle.
  • Un motif n’est pas toujours un tangle — Qu’est-ce qu’un tangle ?
  • Un diseño no es siempre un tangle — ¿Qué es un tangle?
  • Zentangle terminology — a glossary of terms used in this art form
  • For lots of great FREE tutorials on TanglePatterns, click on the TUTORIALS link in the pink alphabetic menu bar below the tangle images at the top of any page
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  • What is a Zentangle? — if you are new to the Zentangle Method, start here for the fundamentals

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1 comment to How to draw VERCUT

  • Suzanne

    I just came across this excellent tutorial on making tangled shrinky dink pendants while browsing through your tutorials section. Always discover something “new” there, thanks!

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