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RANDOM SELECTOR

Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE to help you select tangles. See Pages 7 and 9 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings: simply pop in any number in the range of 1 to 250.

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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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How to draw SNOOD and how to tangle a mandala or Zendala

Zentangle pattern: Snood. 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.

CZT® Suzanne McNeill demonstrates how to draw a 6-petal flower shape to tangle a Zendala and shows how to draw her Snood tangle pattern from the new Zentangle 7 book.

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How to tangle a pumpkin

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In this video, CZT® Suzanne McNeill demonstrates how to tangle a pumpkin using oil-based paint markers.

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Embossing metal with tangle patterns

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In this video, CZT® Suzanne McNeill demonstrates how easy it is to emboss metal with Zentangle® patterns.

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How to draw IX

Zentangle pattern: IX. 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: IX.

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How to draw AURAKNOT

Zentangle pattern: Auraknot. 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 video instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Auraknot.

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Creating colorful Zentangle-inspired mini canvases

Here’s a fun new video from Sakura’s Leslie Crumpler, also a CZT®, on creating bold, easy Zentangle-inspired mini canvases with colorful neon pens and markers. This could be a great summer project to share with kids. Young and old!

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Maria Thomas creates a monogram decorated with Mooka

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Can’t get enough Mooka? Watch Zentangle® founder and world renowned lettering artist Maria Thomas as she creates a monogram decorated with her tangle.

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Joanne Fink tutorial on her Zentangle-inspired dangle designs

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More Zentangle-inspired fun from calligrapher and author of the very popular “Zenspirations”, Joanne Fink. In this video Joanne teaches another of her creative ways to embellish your art with dangle designs.

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Tangling on fabric

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I’ve received several emails recently inquiring about the best pens for tangling on fabric. I haven’t explored this myself yet but there are many fellow Zentangle Zealots with good experience using fabric gel pens and I thought I’d share some of the ones recommended. Also in the video featured, Suzanne McNeill tangles an apron and a quilt block and explains her experience with various pens and fabric weights.

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Zen-sational Stitches for Quilting

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As announced earlier this week, CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s new “Zen-sational Stitches for Quilting” book is now available and in this video you can follow along with Suzanne as she demonstrates how to add Zentangle® inspired stitching to your quilts and appliques using templates and stitch patterns from the book.

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