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via Gotta Make Art: Deconstructing the NEW Tangle

Cheeky, Jeanne Kero's version of the new tangle from Rick & Maria Thomas.


Gotta Make Art: Deconstructing the NEW Tangle

via BBC One - Doctor Who - Free Downloadable Masks

A bit early for Halloween, but ...not that early!  


BBC One - Doctor Who - Masks

via Shelly Beauch: Tangle Step-Out

Another response to the pattern step challenge from Rick & Maria Thomas in the latest Zentangle® newsletter.


Shelly Beauch: Tangle Step-Out

Steampunk ATCs

A while back I posted a steampunk ATC that I had created for a swap.  Today's post at Viva Las Vegastamps! shows a couple of the ATCs that I'll get in return.

Steampunk ATCs

TanglePatterns String 007 « TanglePatterns.com

via BEEZ in the Belfry: Why Zentangle is Done in Pen...

Sandy Steen Bartholomew gives one of the reasons that Zentangle is not done in pencil...

BEEZ in the Belfry: Why Zentangle is Done in Pen...

Viva Las Vegastamps!: July Newsletter + 20% off storewide!

Tangle Refresher 28 « TanglePatterns.com

Link to Mark Montano blog: The 9th Fiskars Friday giveaway

The Bright Owl: Zendala Dare #12

Free downloadable zendala template and a weekly challenge!

The Bright Owl: Zendala Dare #12

Link to Cadent Tangleation

Patty Meijer has posted steps to her Cadent Tangleation.

Link to tangle patterns DripDrop & Triangle

ArjadL has posted steps to tangle patterns:

Dripdrop
Dripdrop Variation
Tri-angle
Tri-angle Variation

Petunia and new ideas for another Rhodia Journal Swap :: Rhodia Drive

Review & Bleedthrumanades in the Stillman & Birn Epsilon Sketchbook

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This is the first post of my review for the Stillman & Birn Epsilon Sketchbook.

I was in North Carolina last week helping my brother with a seminar and giving a presentation on Social Marketing.  The seminar, a Writer's Camp, was held on his farm, and the people who stay there bunk down in pretty rough & rustic cabins, making it a bit like camping.  I wanted to travel light because I wasn't sure how much room I'd have.

The only art supplies I carried were my Epsilon Sketchbook, a Pentel White Sunburst gel pen and one of the Zentangle® Micron Pen sets made by Sakura.

I precolored a few pages in this Sketchbook, with Spectrum Noir markers, so I could do some Bleedthrumanades (Got lemons? Make lemonade.  Got marker bleed-thru? Make Bleedthrumanade.)
I'll have at least one more post with the Epsilon that will feature work done with other media.

The Specs:
Color: Natural White
Weight-100 lb (150 gsm)
Surface-Plate surface for Pen & Ink (very smooth)

Look & Fee…

Link-Call for Entries: Moleskine Grand Central Terminal Sketchbook

Grand Central Station will be 100 years old in 2013.  They are looking for artwork submissions-read more at:

Notebook Stories: A Blog About Notebooks, Journals, Moleskines, Blank Books, Sketchbooks, Diaries and More

Pennyb's Creative Adventures: New Tangle!

Another response to the New Tangle challenge.
Pennyb's Creative Adventures: New Tangle!

Studio ML: New Tangle

Mariët's response to Rick's & Maria's  challenge to figure out the steps to their new tangle pattern.

Studio ML: New Tangle

Paddling Down the River

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Supplies:
1 oz Creative Paperclay's Delight
Terri Sproul Mixer-Tanzanite Pearl (Blue Pearl)
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer

Black Matte board 6x7 in.
Letraset Promarkers
Brilliance Stamp pad ink-Starlight Silver
Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint-Antique White
Black cardstock
ColorbökScrapbook paper
Paint Brush
Scissors

PVA Glue
3D foam dots
Black sharpie marker


Viva Las Vegastamps! used:
Tree Background
Steampunk Swan Ship
Life is Beautiful

I stamped my Steampunk Swan Ship image onto a piece of Delight clay that was left over from another project.  It was about 1/8 of an inch thick and already dried.  I cut the image out with a pair of scissors and colored it with my Promarkers.


I stamped the Trees background onto the black cardstock with Brilliance Starlight Silver and cut it out.   I cut out small areas for the background to show through.  (Sorry for the blurred image-that's my camera, not the stamped image!).

Turning to the matte board, I covered about 2/3 of it with a piece of Scrapbook pape…

Link to UmWowStudio: 310 followers!! Lets do a giveaway!!

How to draw FLOURISH « TanglePatterns.com

Zentangle: New Tangle "_____"

Rick and Maria Thomas have posted the latest issue of the Zentangle Newsletter.  New tangle with a prompt and a challenge to name it! Zentangle: New Tangle "_____".

Roundup of Tangle Patterns

I am back from my seminar in North Carolina but still playing catch-up.  I found a few patterns and posts of interest while I was gone, but I know I missed a lot.
Fortunately for you, Genevieve is on the ball, so I'll send you to her site to catch some of what I missed:

Geneviève Crabe's Weekly Round-up


I don't think the following are on her list:


At Tangle Patterns.com-STORIES: Overcoming panic attacks
How to draw CACK by Adele Bruno

By Margaret Bremner, CZT:Dentri,
CADOX 
FUNLSA cool Paradox variation

And hey!  While I was gone I reached 1,002,079 views at my Flickr account!  Wee hah!  Thank you everyone that follows my Flickr account!


Stamping and other crafting tips from Susan M Brown

Susan M Brown has posted a video with some fantastic tips about:


...labeling and storing unmounted Viva Las Vegastamps! rubber; cleaning stamps, stamping on my secret weapon or mousepad; cheap and easy watercolor, making a mist using Sakura 3d Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers.

New Tangle Pattern Swatch/Round 6 Page 3 of the Rhodia Journal Swap

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For every round of the Rhodia Journal Swap, 12 journal-ers are sharing their 'Favorite Thing's.  This round I'm sharing my Zentangle®-inspired pattern steps. Because the swap is done in a Rhodia dotWebbie, I'm taking advantage of its grid of light gray dots and sharing patterns that are difficult to draw freehand.  Any of these patterns can be done without grid paper but are much easier to do with some guide for the eye.

This has been fun!  I may do the same thing for the next round.



You can see my patterns PywakitProwReel , Wormhole, Circle-In and Fortified in earlier posts. See what others are doing in their Rhodias for the swap on Tumblr.

New Tangle Pattern Fortified/Rhodia Journal Swap

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For every round of the Rhodia Journal Swap, 12 journal-ers are sharing their 'Favorite Thing's.  This round I'm sharing my Zentangle®-inspired pattern steps. Because the swap is done in a Rhodia dotWebbie, I'm taking advantage of its grid of light gray dots and sharing patterns that are difficult to draw freehand.  Any of these patterns can be done without grid paper but are much easier to do with some guide for the eye.




You can see my patterns PywakitProwReel , Wormhole and Circle-In in earlier posts. See what others are doing in their Rhodias for the swap on Tumblr.

New Tangle Pattern Circle-In/Rhodia Journal Swap

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For every round of the Rhodia Journal Swap, 12 journal-ers are sharing their 'Favorite Thing's.  This round I'm sharing my Zentangle®-inspired pattern steps. Because the swap is done in a Rhodia dotWebbie, I'm taking advantage of its grid of light gray dots and sharing patterns that are difficult to draw freehand.  Any of these patterns can be done without grid paper but are much easier to do with some guide for the eye.




You can see my patterns PywakitProwReel , and Wormhole in earlier posts. See what others are doing in their Rhodias for the swap on Tumblr.

Comparison of the Stillman & Birn Sketchbook Series

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Last Friday, I received a package of Stillman & Birn sketchbooks.

hardbound Alpha Series 8.5x11 in (21.6x27.9 cm); wire-coil Beta Series 7x10 in (17.8x25.4 cm); hardbound Gamma Series 5.5x8.5 in (14.0x21.6 cm)wire-coil Epsilon Series 6x8 in (15.2x20.3 cm)

I already had a wire-coil Delta series 7x7 in (17.8x17.8 cm).  I reviewed this sketchbook a couple of weeks ago.

You can see that the sketchbooks come in many sizes and I was very excited to receive a couple of the hardbacks to review.  These are new

I'm at Writer's Camp in North Carolina to give a presentation and help out so I didn't really have time to do much artwork this weekend.  However, I wanted to post something, and I've seen many questions about the differences between these various sketchbooks.  So I decided to write up a quick post (quick for me--it's pretty long for you, lol) that highlighted the differences.

I did a test page with swatches of different media that will hopefully help you determin…

New Tangle Pattern Wormhole/Rhodia Journal Swap

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For every round of the Rhodia Journal Swap, 12 journal-ers are sharing their 'Favorite Thing's.  This round I'm sharing my Zentangle®-inspired pattern steps. Because the swap is done in a Rhodia dotWebbie, I'm taking advantage of its grid of light gray dots and sharing patterns that are difficult to draw freehand.  Any of these patterns can be done without grid paper but are much easier to do with some guide for the eye.




You can see my patterns PywakitProw and Reel in earlier posts.  See what others are doing in their Rhodias for the swap on Tumblr.

I won a really cool Elmer's & X-Acto prize package!

If the earth seems to be shaking, it's because I'm dancing a jig! 


I won Joe Rotella's 'Under the Sea' Elmer's & X-Acto giveaway! It's too late for you to enter, but you can still watch Joe's fantastic party invitation tutorial and video that shows what I won. Elmer's has some wonderful products--they aren't just about glue!

I am the diva - Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®): Weekly Challenge #75

Monday Morning Review Round-up | The European Paper Company

Viva Las Vegastamps!: Tropical Toucans with a "Tangled" Resist Background

The first set of stamps based on my artwork have shipped out from Viva Las Vegastamps! and people are starting to use them.  Today's post from Susan M. Brown is a wonderful example of  using a couple of them as resist backgrounds.  

Viva Las Vegastamps!: Tropical Toucans with a "Tangled" Resist Background

Links to tangle patterns Spandex and Zilly

Sheridanwild has posted steps to:

Spandex 
Zilly 

Daycraft Cookie Bookie Review « No Pen Intended

Shoplet & Esselte Product Review

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Thismonth's office supplies review package from Shoplet and Esselte was a handy one.  You can never have enough File Foldersor File Jackets and even though I have other Daily Planners, the one included in this package has a great layout--just in time for me to use it for a trip to North Carolina.


The package included:

Ampad Project Planner
Esselte Copysafe File JacketPendaflex Divide it Up File Folder Pendaflex Ready-Tab Lift Tab Reinforced Hanging FoldersWe're asked to review three of the items, and I chose the Project Planner, the Copysafe File Jacket and the Divide It Up File Folder. Ampad Project PlannerThe Ampad Project Planner comes with a double front cover (pink, because a portion of the profits go to benefit breast cancer research), and a sturdy cardboard back.  The page is a bright white with Teal and Rose print.  The pages are a thin, but the planner weighs more than I expected it to. 

The layout has headers for identifying and dating the subject and the page is broken i…

Links to 5 new patterns from Simone Bischoff

Simone Bischoff has posted the steps to her tangle patterns:

Schwarm/Flock (Honeycomb pattern 08) http://kunstkramkiste.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/neues-muster-schwarm-wabenmuster-08/

Vita (Honeycomb pattern 09) http://kunstkramkiste.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/neues-muster-vita-wabenmuster-09/

Wabenspiralen/Spirals honeycomb (honeycomb pattern 10) http://kunstkramkiste.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/neues-muster-wabenspiralen-wabenmuster-10/

KasCade/Cascade (honeycomb pattern 11) http://kunstkramkiste.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/neues-muster-kaskade-wabenmuster-11/

Netzwerk /Network (Honeycomb pattern 13) http://kunstkramkiste.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/neues-muster-netzwerk-wabenmuster-12/

Splitter (Honeycomb pattern 13) http://kunstkramkiste.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/neues-muster-splitter-wabenmuster-13/

TanglePatterns String 005 « TanglePatterns.com

Weekly Zentangle Roundup | Tangle Harmony

Links to six new tangle patterns by Simone Bischoff

Simone Bischoff has posted steps to:

Erntedank/Thanksgiving (honeycomb pattern 02)
Sonnenkristall/Sun Crystal (honeycomb pattern 03)
Triomino (honeycomb pattern 04)
Pinie/Pine (honeycomb pattern 05)
Ananas/Pineapple (honeycomb pattern 06)
Wabenwelle/Honeycomb wave (honeycomb pattern 07)

Link to Tangle pattern Leashed Hart

Linda Rea has posted steps to her tangle pattern Leashed Hart.

Tangle Refresher 27 « TanglePatterns.com

The Bright Owl: Zendala Dare #10

Link to tangle pattern Leashed Hart

Linda Rea has posted steps to her tangle pattern Leashed Hart.

Tips on How to Use Your Academic Planner for Travel | The European Paper Company

New Tangle Pattern Reel/Round 6 Page 3 of the Rhodia Journal Swap

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For every round of the Rhodia Journal Swap, 12 journal-ers are sharing their 'Favorite Thing's.  This round I'm sharing my Zentangle®-inspired pattern steps. Because the swap is done in a Rhodia dotWebbie, I'm taking advantage of its grid of light gray dots and sharing patterns that are difficult to draw freehand.  Any of these patterns can be done without grid paper but are much easier to do with some guide for the eye.



You can see my patterns Pywakit and Prow in earlier posts.


See what others are doing in their Rhodias for the swap on Tumblr.

Shelly Beauch: A ZIA Spiralation Celebration

CZT Michele Beauchamp is having a giveaway to celebrate 200,000 views on her site!
Shelly Beauch: A ZIA Spiralation Celebration.

BLOG.SUZANNEMCNEILL.COM: Zentangle® Peek-a-Boo Card

The steps to Suzanne's tangle pattern Nails have been posted.


BLOG.SUZANNEMCNEILL.COM: Zentangle® Peek-a-Boo Card

Link to tangle patterns Trailin,Slapdash, Zangwill & Alpz

Linda Rea has posted steps to her tangle patterns:

Trailin 
slapdash
Zangwill 
Alpz 

Viva Las Vegastamps June Newsletter

Free shipping code!  30% off Terri Sproul Mixers! and more... June release + Free shipping.

New steampunk tangle pattern & Children's book

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Currently I'm part of a DotWebbie journal swap that is being hosted by Rhodia.  There are 12 of us and the overall theme is  'Favorite things'.  Each month, I've chosen a different Favorite Thing.  I currently belong to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team, and of course, sooner or later I had to visit the subject of rubber stamping!



For this month's round I decided to recreate a little book I'd done for a friend's child, using my stamps, Zentangle®-Inspired patterns and bad poetry.  Some stamp pad inks do go through on Rhodia paper (which is strange, because even fountain pen ink doesn't!) and we're in the middle of our journals, so the curve of the paper made stamping more difficult.  Normally, I work with this rather than avoid it, but I had something specific in mind this time.  So I stamped my images on a Rhodia 'R' pad, colored them with Verithin colored pencil, and cut them out.  I used Miracle tape to adhere the cut-outs to the dotW…

Giveaway: The Collage Workbook and an original signed collage by the author Randel Plowman · Recycled Crafts | CraftGossip.com

Link to Steampunk video and crafting downloadable Freebies

Like Steampunk? Not sure what it is? You have GOT to watch this video! Lots of downloadable freebies at the site, too. 

1st FLOOR FLAT: Freebies

Link: Free Downloadable Vintage Bike images

New pattern with many variations: Honeycomb RELIEF "KunstKramKiste

Link to tangle pattern S wich Blade…. « Carol Ottaway

How to draw LINQ « TanglePatterns.com

Link: Budget-friendly Storage Tips | Paper Crafts Connection

New pattern Prow/Rhodia Journal swap

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For the the sixth round of the Rhodia Journal Swap I decided to share my 'Favorite Thing' of creating steps that deconstruct designs and make them easier to draw.  My work is Zentangle®-inspired, but for the patterns I'm creating for this journal, I'm departing even further from the Zentangle method. (Tomorrow, you'll see the Children's book I did in the 5th round of the swap)

Because the swap is done in a Rhodia Webnotebook, which has a grid of light gray dots I decided to share patterns that are a bit difficult to draw freehand.  They can be done without grid paper but are much easier to do with squares.

Prow can be varied by the way it is shaded.


You can see my first pattern Pywakit in yesterday's post.