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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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Tangle Refresher 262 – Zentangle’s embedded letters technique, our random string, and how to draw Zinger, Rosone, Appease, Tweak, Sanaura

Zentangle Embedded Letter Tutorial

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Tangle Refresher 261 – Easy exercises to sharpen your line drawing skills, our random string, and how to draw Braze, Jubilee, Haf n Haf, Checkmate, Happy

Buried Treasure! We revisit this fun and easy tutorial – especially great for newbies – on sharpening your line drawing skills. Also spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 260 – How to revive a clogged Micron pen, our random string, and how to draw Betweed, Logan, UBud, Pud, Taiga

Sakura Micron 01 Pen

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Tangle Refresher 259 – Creating simple, colorful backgrounds for your ZIAs, our random string, and how to draw Beeline, Zig Zag Track, Pod Flower, Sampa, Pena

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Cyndi Knapp’s tutorial using the Tombow Splash Technique to create colorful backgrounds for your ZIAs. Plus hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 258 – CZT María Tovar’s inkless tangling technique, our random string, and how to draw Beelight, S-Vine, Sikito, Saatin, Tut

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Tangle Refresher 257 – Maria demonstrates 22 (!) Tipple techniques, our random string, and how to draw BB, Return, Klomp, Wink, Bekk

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Expand your “Tipple” universe with 22 cool Techniques from Maria, “And then some” from Margaret Bremner. This Buried Treasure spotlights hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Plus our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 256 – Tangles and Tips for Beginners, our random string, and how to draw Three and Three, Javik, Floria, Sprigerz, Oodles

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

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Tangle Refresher 255 – Celebrating a Florida Christmas, our random string, and how to draw Avreal, Tunnelvision, Shirley, Liuliu Dashun, Double Double

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Tangle Refresher 254 – Inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired DIY holiday season projects, our random string, and how to draw Well Well Who, Fontana, Peeks, Jud, Kadibra

Seasonal DIY Projects

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Tangle Refresher 253 – How to tangle a DingsplatZ, our random string, and how to draw Auraknot, Bertee, Ra-on, Azteka, Fitzi

Maria tangles a dingsplatz

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Tangle Refresher 252 – An Introduction to Neurographic Art, our random string, and how to draw Arukas, Twirlies, Ringrill, Anthem, Arkand

Buried Treasure – An Introduction to Neurographic Art plus spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 251 – Using the free Zentangle® Markus Operandus tools to create unique strings, our random string, and how to draw Assunta, Heartsmeet, Stwist, Edie, sScape

Zentangle Project Pack 09

Buried Treasure – Check out these great FREE tools from Zentangle plus spotlighting hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 250 – CZT Jane Catherine’s “Lightfast or not” tutorial, our random string, and how to draw Aquafleur, Creamy, Threezee, B’Mine, Shearts

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Buried Treasure – Tutorial by CZT Jane Catherine about why it’s important to carefully consider the materials you use for color in your art. Also spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 249 – How to draw colored gems with Tombow markers, our random string, and how to draw Ratoon, Q-Ni, Isla, Bartom, Eyedazzler

Marie Browning's Dragonfly with Gems

Buried Treasure – Learn how to use the richly-colored Tombow markers to EASILY create beautiful gems for your artwork, plus more hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 248 – CZT Billie Lauder’s Tangle Folk, our random string, and how to draw Icanthis, Sistar, See, Kazuma, Mintea

CZT Billie Lauder's Tangle Folk

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Tangle Refresher 247 – Sharpen your line drawing skills, our random string, and how to draw Gneiss, Eye-V, Momo, Love Handles, Zeppo

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Tangle Refresher 246 – Lynn Mead’s Tree of Life Labyrinth tutorial, our random string, and how to draw Zander, Ayes, F2F, Quasahnt, Vivi

CZT Lynn Mead's Tree of Life Labyrinth String tutorial

Buried Treasure – Revisiting CZT Lynn Mead’s Tree of Life Labyrinth tutorial, and spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Plus our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 245 – An “explosion” folding card for Valentine’s Day, our random string, and how to draw Chillon, Grassroots, Xadent, Divi, Core

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – A fun folding technique for greeting cards, a hidden heart tutorial, as well as spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 244 – Tangles and Tips for Beginners, our random string and how to draw Braze, 123 O’Leary, Jago, Moonesque, Youdoo

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

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Tangle Refresher 243 – A ZIA gift wrap tutorial, our random string and how to draw Ahh, Xlnt, Odir, Typzi, Bonnie

ZIA gift wrap tutorial

Buried Treasure – a detailed tutorial on making ZIA gift wrap as well as spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 242 – Inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired holiday season DIY projects, our random string and how to draw Three & Three, Dana, Loxo, A-Frame, Seespan

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Tangle Refresher 241 – “Twelve Days of Zentangle”, our random string and how to draw Schway, Peace Out, Wigwag, Owline, Trumpets

Buried Treasure – Getting our holiday season project planning underway plus spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 240 – The future of penmanship, our random string and how to draw Narfello, Araknidz, Kettling, Pip-In, Vigoh

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Buried Treasure – What is the future of handwriting? Plus spotlighting hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 239 – Going Dotty, our random string and how to draw Amaze/Stiritup, Lex, Icantoo, Forge, Flontrast

Stippled Zentangle

Buried Treasure – featuring a fun technique for your Zentangles and spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Also, our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 238 – How to Tangle a Spiral String, our random string and how to draw Quandary, Warre, Coco, B-Leaf, Fentz

Michele Beauchamp's Zentangle Spiral Guide

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Tangle Refresher 237 – Use Zentangle’s free Markus Operandus tool to create unique strings, our random string and how to draw Hurry, Hexonu, Spril ‘Em, 7 Keys, Queen B

Zentangle Project Pack 09

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Tangle Refresher 236 — Zentangle’s #WELLbeing project for Mental Health Awareness Month, our random string and how to draw Quib, Paradox Reversed, Ribbon Rose, Quagga, Beach Buck

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Zentangle’s #WELLbeing project plus Buried Treasure – spotlighting hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 235 – Expanding your range of options with the Sakura Micron 01, our random string and how to draw IX, Tatu, Mazorito, Dinoflor, Twilight

Sakura Micron 01 Pen

Buried Treasure – There’s more to the Sakura Micron than meets the eye, plus hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 234 – Zentangle-inspired ideas for Easter, our random string and how to draw Marasu, Ubiko, Anibal, Flog, Konk

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

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Tangle Refresher 233 – An “explosion” folding card for Valentine’s Day, our random string, plus how to draw Therefore, Centraal, CaligraV, Vea, Tofube

Tangle Refresher!

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