Zentangle Swap

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This Zentangle Swap called for tangles drawn on tiles  (3.5″ x 3.5″) using only black Micron pens.  It has filled my evenings and some days with a relaxed engrossing project.  My group consists of fifteen people across the United States and overseas (United Kingdom, Australia and Canada)    What I love about Zentangle is that it requires total concentration and lots of creativity.

Most of the tangles just popped into my mind, but towards the end, I used the Random Tangle Selector offered on TanglePatterns.com in conjunction with the list of Tangles Patterns 2014 Guide.  (See TanglePatterns.com for the download.)  What made using the random selector fun was how to creatively arrange the random tangles that appeared.

I have all my tiles in stamped envelopes ready to go.  I hope the recipients like what I’ve created.

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Below are the completed tiles:

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I found a packet of store bought blank cards, so I’ve been working on making Zentangles to put on the front of the cards.  I think they will come in handy for birthdays, and other celebrations, as well as Thank You notes, when needed.

Zentangle 297-cardDrawn on pink card stock using a Micron .005 pen.  The tangle is called Bales.

Zentangle 296-card

Pale blue card stock; Micron .01 and .005 pens.  Tangles:   Jax (variation), Aqua, Waves, Vigne (on right),

Zentangle 295-cardAgain, drawn on pale blue card stock using Micron .01 & .005 pens.  The flower is based on a picture I saw in my seed catalogue; variation of Meer; and then filled in with curvy lines. Zentangle 294-card White card stock mounted on red card stock.  Drawn with Micron .01, 005 and filled with .05 black pen.  Tangles:  Flutter Tile (background); Hybrid (variation); Flowervine; Eddy (border.)

Zentangle 293-card I tried something a little different on this card.  On blue card stock, I mounted a white paper doily , added three other layers — another shade of blue card stock; I cut out butterflies and a flower from an old card.  The tangles are drwan on beige card stock with Micron .01 and .005 pens.  Tangles:  Purk (egg shaped tangle); Facets (on left); Fiore (background); Blink (chain-like tangle); as well as a few swirly and curvy lines which have no tangle names.Zendala Dare #91 - greenA Zendala Dare #91 the 4″ size.  I mounted on card stock cut to fit to make a card. Zendala Dare #91 - blueAnother rendition of Zendala Dare #91.

Zentangle 306 - cardI mounted this photocopy of a Zentangle I found in my card box onto a dark blue card stock.  I glued sprinkled glitter all over the yellow photocopy.  The glitter doesn’t show up on the scan.  It’s an iridescent  clear glitter.  Zentangle 298-card This and the following cards are still part of the ready made embossed cards that I purchased long ago.  I’ve decided not to list the names of all the tangles used. I just hope you enjoy viewing them.Zentangle 299-card Zentangle 305 - card Zentangle 300-card Zentangle 301-card Zentangle 302-card Zentangle 303-card Zentangle 304-card Zentangle 304 - cardI will mention that this one has been sprinkled with the iridescent glitter.  It’s quite pretty.  Unfortunately the glitter doesn’t show up on the scan.

Thanks so much for taking time to view my art.  I always appreciate a comment.