Bijou Valentangle Ensemble

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Blog, Strings, Tiles | 8 comments

Bijou Valentangle Ensemble

The making of one, that is, in pictures… 9 Bijou tiles: Add dots and a border (I’m using sticky notes to hold them together to make this step and the next easier): And a string: Tangle each tile and reassemble: Add some extra shading: Add my Valentine’s sentiment to my long-suffering husband of almost 18 years and “Voila”! Visit my FB page (The Path Untangled) to see a couple more of this year’s Valentangles! Happy Love Day,...

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If it holds still long enough…

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Blog, Strings, Tiles | 13 comments

If it holds still long enough…

tangle it! I had to prep my bio info for a class I’m teaching and, well, it looked so bare.  Not anymore! Any guesses as to what the string at the top is?  😉 Cheers, K2 P.S. Rick’s Paradox, Crescent Moon, Bunzo, Shattuck, Pokeroot, Florz, Mooka, Meer, Betweed, Puf (Carole Ohl, thank you for this tangle!!), Flux, Purk, Diva Dance, Knightsbridge, Indy-Rella, Echoism, Opus, Isochor, Striping, Auraknot, Twing, and Finery (another of my all time...

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way, they say, and if not, there’s Pronto Printer.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Blog, Strings, ZIAs | 4 comments

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, they say, and if not, there’s Pronto Printer.

Recently, I’ve been trying out watercolor backgrounds after watching a youtube on the watercolor and salt method of creating interesting patterns.  It’s been a shift for me, but a good challenge.  Once I created the backgrounds, I went ahead and tangled them, mostly using the color variations as my “string”. The watercolor and salt method is pretty easy, if a bit messy; If you’re looking for a challenge, here are the basics.  You need: watercolor paper, watercolors (the video used the tube kind, I used the kids’ pan type), fairly loose and large brush,...

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String Theory

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Blog, Strings, Zentangle Theory | 0 comments

String Theory

No, not that kind of string… Since I accomplished exactly nothing on Tile 3 of my ensemble today, I thought I might keep you ever-so-entertained with a little description of string.  So, the World’s Largest Ball of String can be found in… Oh, wait, not that kind of string either. 😉  The Zentangle string. Before pen ever touches the tile, the pencil caresses it, dropping a dot in each corner, connecting the dots, and then it pauses.  This is the hardest part of Zentangle, I think.  Now, a random (or not so random) light pencil line (or series of lines) divides the tile...

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