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How to draw RIBBON ROSE

Zentangle pattern: Ribbon Rose. 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.Here’s a bonus! I accidentally scheduled this for today instead of Wednesday. Oopsie … Don’t miss Anselm Peter’s Paradox Reversed, the tangle intended for today!

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Ribbon Rose is a tangle from former Florida CZT Alice Hendon. Usually people move to Florida from “the North”, but two years ago Alice and her husband went against the tide and left Florida for Maine.

Alice writes,

I currently live in Maine where I focus mostly on tangling, art, and publishing.

I admin a very active Facebook group called Tangle All Around where I provide weekly prompts and challenges to inspire and develop your tangle journey.

My go-to tangle is printemps. I was playing with the swirly, loopy lines of printemps one day – exploring where they could take me. What came out of my pen was Ribbon Rose.

I have since used it in several pieces of artwork and had some of that artwork featured during World Watercolor Month where I was a featured artist.

In describing how to add the rounding to Ribbon Rose, Alice notes “Pick out a few lines where you can enhance a line or you can fill it in with a little color and make it wider. You’re gonna darken up some areas, it doesn’t have to necessarily be all the outer edges. That’s typically where I start though.

Ribbon Rose is easy peasy and I bet you’ll have fun with this one.

Alice illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Ribbon Rose below and she features it in a lovely tile with the Zentangle-originals Printemps and bits of Tipple.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Ribbon Rose, tangle and deconstruction by Alice Hendon. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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In this video Alice explains how she tangles Ribbon Rose while demonstrating it on Hahnemühle Watercolor paper.

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