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Tangle Refresher 116 – Featuring how to make beautiful Zentangle-inspired gift boxes from Zendala tiles

Zendala gift boxes

Buried Treasure! AND how to make beautiful Zentangle-inspired gift boxes from Zendala tiles, a Sakura video by CZT Dorian Eng.

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How to draw HELIX

Zentangle pattern: Helix. 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® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Helix.

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How to make origami Christmas trees to tangle for the holidays

Origami Christmas Tree

Here is a fun and inexpensive project to jump start your crafts for the upcoming Christmas season and it’s something that, with a little supervision, children can also manage.

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How to draw HEART DIVIDED

Zentangle pattern: Heart Divided. 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.

Two tangles today! Online instructions for drawing Helen Williams’s Zentangle® pattern: Heart Divided.

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How to draw HEART S

Zentangle pattern: Heart S. 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.

Two tangles today! Online instructions for drawing Helen Williams’s Zentangle® pattern: Heart S.

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How to draw ZENITH

Zentangle pattern: Zenith. 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 the latest Zentangle®-original tangle: Zenith. Including CZT Jason Poole’s song, “Zentangle Hula”.

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How to draw UMBLE

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

Links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Umble.

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How to draw NARWAL

Zentangle pattern: Narwal. 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® Samantha Taylor’s Zentangle® pattern: Narwal.

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How to draw FLUX

Zentangle pattern: Flux. 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 the Zentangle®-original tangle: Flux.

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Zentangle® and Gelli™ printing with foam stamps

Tips, Tools, Techniques

Here’s another way to create wonderful Zentangle-inspired art! This video tutorial demonstrates how to print greeting cards and matching envelopes using simple foam sheets to create stamps to use with a Gelli printing plate.

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How to draw HEART BOX

Links to online instructions for drawing Helen Williams’s Zentangle® pattern: Heart Box. Includes a video tutorial by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer on how to make an “Explosion” Valentine’s Day card using the Turkish Map Fold.

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How to draw ARUKAS

Zentangle pattern: Arukas. 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.

Bonus tangle! Links to online instructions for drawing the new Zentangle®-original tangle: Arukas.

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Tangle Refresher 87

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Bonus! Strathmore Artist Studio’s 2014 FREE workshops on drawing basics, visual journals, and watercolor sketching and journaling.

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How to draw SNAIL

Zentangle pattern: Snail. 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 the Zentangle®-original tangle: Snail. With steps by Sayantika Ray, and a video of Maria creating Bijou.

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How to draw ING

Zentangle pattern: ING

Links to online instructions for drawing the newest Zentangle®-original tangle: ING.

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How to draw FRACAS

Zentangle pattern: Fracas

Online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Fracas.

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How to draw INDY-RELLA

Zentangle pattern: Indy-Rella

Online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Indy-Rella. A video by the newest member of the Zentangle family, Bijou!

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An easy and elegant technique for creating hand-made greeting cards

Zenspirations Greeting Card

Just in time for Mother’s Day! Many of us love the Zenspirations dangle designs and patterning techniques of calligrapher and artist Joanne Fink and her earlier videos are very popular viewing. In this video Joanne demonstrates how to use her Zenspirations dangle designs and Sakura pens to create a lovely hand made greeting card.

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Ideas for tangling and decorating plastic Easter eggs

Angie Vangelis decorates plastic eggs

In this video, CZT Angie Vangelis demonstrates three easy ways to decorate plastic Easter eggs with tangles and flowers using Sakura Micron, Moonlight, Glaze and Watercolor Brush Pens.

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How to draw RIXTY

Zentangle pattern: Rixty. 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 the Zentangle®-original tangle: Rixty.

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Zentangle® Birdies

Zentangle Birdies

A new video from CZT Suzanne McNeill – “Another great way to incorporate tangles into your crafts. Wooden bird forms with wire legs become cute little table accessories or the perfect gift item.”

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How to draw WELL

Zentangle pattern: Well. 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 the Zentangle®-original tangle: Well.

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Rick and Maria interviewed at their current gallery showing

Clip from video

Charter3 TV of Worcester MA recently aired this interview with Rick and Maria recorded at their current showing at the gallery at Alternatives in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, by reporter Mike Cronin. The exhibit includes most of Maria’s original art for “The Book of Zentangle”. With many thanks for the heads up to CZT Bette Abdu who teaches in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

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How to draw a free-form bird and fill it with tangles

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Video – CZT® Suzanne McNeill shows how to draw a free-form bird and fill with 6 tangles from “Zentangle 8”: Fins, Maize, Ocean Spray, Pinball, Chatter, Coral Seeds.

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Sakura’s calligraphy tips for beginners with Maria Thomas

Sakura Pigma Calligrapher video with Maria Thomas

Here’s a brand new video from Sakura of America with Zentangle® cofounder Maria Thomas demonstrating their Pigma® Calligrapher™ pen and giving a few tips for beginners interested in the art of Calligraphy.

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How to draw DIVA DANCE

Zentangle pattern: Diva Dance, Foxtrot variation. 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 the Zentangle®-original tangle: Diva Dance.

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Zentangle-inspired holiday ornaments

Zentangle-embellished ornament

In this 13-minute video, publisher and CZT® Suzanne McNeill demonstrates how to add beads and tangled cardstock flowers to add a Zentangle® flair to purchased tree ornaments.

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How to draw FUNGEES

Zentangle pattern: Fungees. 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® Leslie Crumpler’s Zentangle® pattern: Fungees and her video demonstration.

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How to draw ZINGER

Zentangle pattern: Zinger. 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 the Zentangle®-original tangle: Zinger.

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How to draw BUNZO

Zentangle pattern: Bunzo. 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 the Zentangle®-original tangle: Bunzo.

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