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Zentangle® Project Pack #14 Summary – Accessing the Artist Within

Project Pack 14

Project Pack #14 – Accessing the Artist Within. This article provides detailed notes on each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack making it easy for you to find all the related videos and any parts of them you wish to refer to again. Each full video can also be viewed on the corresponding tangle’s page on TanglePatterns.

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Zentangle-Inspired Fabric Art: How to tangle on canvas bags, a tutorial by Frieda Klotz

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A detailed tutorial by Guest Contributor Frieda Klotz on how she prepared and tangled three beautiful canvas bags to give as family gifts. Frieda discusses the pens she uses and gives great tips for each stage of the project: preparation, tangling and preserving the finished art.

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Maria and Molly demonstrate how to make adorable Zentangle tile gift trinket and money holders

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In this video Zentangle® co-founder Maria Thomas and her daughter Molly Hollibaugh demonstrate how to make adorable trinket holders using Zentangle tiles.

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How to make ZIA gift wrap, bags, and boxes, a tutorial by Cyndi Knapp

ZIA gift wrap tutorial

In this tutorial Canadian tangler Cyndi Knapp shares her tips and techniques for creating beautiful Zentangle-inspired gift wrap, gift bags, gift boxes and envelopes. She includes photographs of her projects to inspire you.

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How to make beautiful ZIA travertine coasters, a tutorial by Cyndi Knapp

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Canadian tangler Cyndi Knapp shares her easy steps to create lovely ZIA coasters and illustrates it with a tile using her 5D tangle as a string.

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How to draw HARP

Zentangle pattern: Harp. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Jan Brandt’s Zentangle® pattern: Harp. And how to make a “Dangling Bijou” ornament.

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What is Neurographica™?

And now for something a little bit different … With time on our hands to do some exploring the last few months, there’s been rising interest in a trademarked drawing method called Neurographica™. Once you’ve seen Neurographic art, combining neurographic lines with tangling seems like a natural fit. But what exactly is Neurographica? Let’s find out …

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Tangler Dawn Conner shares her Zentangle-inspired “Hidden Heart” in a step-by-step tutorial

My Hidden Heart by Dawn Conner

California tangler Dawn Conner shares her fun and easy tutorial for an “eye-catching” ZIA …

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video demonstrating an Aquafleur and Scena Tangleation

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The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video exploring the Embedded Letters technique

Kitchen Table Tangles Video - Embedded Letters

The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

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Ways to use the Zentangle® Markus Operandus to create unique Zentangle Strings

Zentangle Project Pack 09

Bonus Content! Even if you don’t have Zentangle’s Project Pack #09, the FREE downloadable “Markus Operandus” created by Maria Thomas is a fantastic tool to have for your Zentangle practice. Here’s how to use it to easily create a variety of unique strings.

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle Apprentice Lesson #2 with Molly, Indy and Mazzy

The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® HQ focuses on tangling for children – Zentangle Apprentice Lesson #2

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Kitchen Table Tangles – A special double helping of Zentangle videos with Rick and Maria

Kitchen Table Tangles from Zentangle®

The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) videos from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas … 2-for-the-price-of-1 …

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle® for children featuring Molly Hollibaugh tangling with her daughters Indy and Mazzy

KTT 026 - Zentangle Apprentice with Molly, Indy and Mazzy

The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® HQ focuses on tangling for children – “Zentangle Apprentices” – featuring CZT Molly Hollibaugh tangling with her young daughters Indy and Mazzy.

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Voice-Guided Zentangle® – Lesson 2 with CZT Molly Hollibaugh

Molly Hollibaugh of Zentangle HQ recently began a new video series of tangling lessons with a different approach. There are no images to follow, simply Molly’s calming voice guiding you through this second tangle lesson.

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Voice-Guided Zentangle® – Lesson 1 with CZT Molly Hollibaugh

Molly Hollibaugh of Zentangle HQ has recently begun a new video series of tangling lessons with a different approach. There are no images to follow, Molly’s calming voice will guide you through this tangle lesson.

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video of Rick and Maria exploring Paradox tessellations

Special Edition! The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Watch as they explore Paradox tessellations …

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Discovery! A way to re-start a clogged Micron 01 Pen

Let's discuss it!

Recently I stumbled across a way to restart the ink in my Micron 01 pens flowing well, so here’s “Linda’s Micron Fix” in case it helps you too.

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video of Maria tangling a Zendala tile from start to finish

The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Marvelous and mesmerizing! Watch and learn as Maria tangles a Zendala tile from start to finish.

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video demonstrating how to tangle dingsplatZ

Maria tangles a dingsplatz

“Hot off the presses” – this is the latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle’s co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

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CZT María Tovar demonstrates her inkless tangling technique in a step-by-step photo tutorial

A free tutorial featuring Spanish CZT María Tovar’s “técnica seca” or dry technique for tangling.

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Tangle Refresher 181 – Featuring Zentangle travel journals, our random string, plus how to draw Jonqal, Aniane, Wacho, Braidle, Drawave

Buried Treasure – our biweekly potpourri of things Zentangle (and sometimes not), hidden tangle gems, and our random string of the week …

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A tutorial by CZT Marguerite Samama on how to create her Zentangle-inspired zenbuttons

TanglePatterns Tutorial: How to create CZT Marguerite Samama's Zenbuttons

Special treat! A Zentangle®-inspired tutorial to expand your Zentangle creativity, from CZT Marguerite Samama.

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CZT Dorian Eng shows how to make a ringing bell Christmas ornament using Zentangle tiles

CZT Dorian Eng's Zentangle ringing bell ornament

In this 5-minute video presented by Sakura, Certified Zentangle Teacher Dorian Eng demonstrates how to create a Zentangle-inspired holiday ornament using 3.5″ square Zentangle tiles.

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How to draw PETALS

Zentangle pattern: Petals. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Lindsey Bugbee’s Zentangle® pattern: Petals. And Zentangle-inspired mail art #ZIMailArt including a group link for posting thereof …

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A video demonstration of Zentangle’s Crazy ‘Nzeppel with Molly Hollibaugh

CZT Molly Hollibaugh demonstrates Crazy 'Nzeppel

Sakura and CZT Molly Hollibaugh got together to create this video with Molly demonstrating “Crazy ‘Nzeppel” …

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video demonstrating tranzending technique

Zentangle Kitchen Table Tangles

A new public Kitchen Table Tangle video from Rick and Maria at Zentangle® demonstrating tranzending, a technique to add layers of tangles to your tiles. Also news about 2018 CZT Seminar dates …

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Zentangle Community: When you haven’t been tangling for a while, how do you get started again?

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Question from the Zentangle community, to the community: When you’ve been absent for a while, how do you get back into the swing of your Zentangle practice? Your advice and suggestions are invited and welcome …

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How to dye eggs naturally for a new Easter Zentangle tradition

How to dye eggs naturally the old-fashioned way with simple items from your pantry and refrigerator, then tangle away to decorate!

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Tangle Refresher 149 – Featuring a tutorial from CZT Marie Browning on how to draw colored gems with Tombow markers

Marie Browning's Dragonfly with Gems

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring CZT Marie Browning’s tutorial on how to draw gems with Tombow markers, and links to more resources on rendering gems

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