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Day Thirty Six, Creation Thirty Six

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Just seven days left in my One Zentangle a Day self-imposed challenge and what a trip it has been so far! I can’t believe I have completed Thirty-six tiles and almost just as many practice journal entries. It has been great to go back and review all the tiles I have made over the past couple of months. It has been an amazing journey.

This section of the book from “One Zentangle a Day” explores all the creative ways you can continue your Zentangle journey and day thirty six marks the first day of this creative exploration. Today’s tile(s) explores the possibilities of creating “Ensembles”. Ensembles is simply a group of tiles placed together like a puzzle to create one larger Zentangle tile. Traditional ensembles uses nine tiles, however my approach to creating my ensemble was to limit it to just four tiles placed side-by-side.

To start, I used temporary glue dots under each tile and placed them side-by-side to keep from moving around too much as I drew ‘string’ across all the tiles. I then proceeded to fill each area of the individual areas of all the tiles and was careful to carry tangle patterns over to the next tile. In selecting my tangles, I was encouraged by the book to use two somewhat new tangles “Zander” and “Stickers”. Stickers was an entirely new tangle for me to learn, but Zander was something that I used in the past when I first began tangling. Since this was my first ensemble group, I wanted to keep the accompanying tangles I used to be very simple. I choose easy tangles like Knightsbridge, Holibough and Isochor to fill in the larger areas and filled in smaller areas with Tipple. To finish, I took the most time to shade each area to give illusion of depth and character.

At the end, I was very excited to put all of my tiles together to complete this Zentangle ensemble art puzzle. I loved the final result and this technique of creating “Ensembles” will definitely add to the many different ways I can create Zentangle artwork.

Until next post…

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Day Thirty Five, Creation Thirty Five

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What an awesome Zendala challenge this was! The last two Zendala creations focused on two very different template styles. The first one had an organic style and the second one was very geometric in nature. Today’s creation  incorporated both organic curves and geometric shapes for one awesome combination.

To start this tile, I knew I wanted to use color, so I brought out my relatively new Gelly Roll Sakura pens and started tangling away. I began with a favorite tangle call Isochor and added Tipple to the smaller open areas. I then used my absolute favorite tangle Betweed for the center area. For shading I used my Derwent Inktense pencils and added water to each area to awaken the ink.

The colors I choose was in hopes that spring is around the corner and that this perpetual winter will soon end. I encourage you to create your own creation in honor of spring. Together we will put an end to winter! YAH!

Until next post…

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Day Seven, Creation Seven

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I had a great time with today’s theme: Tangleations! What is a Tangleation you ask? It’s where you take already learned tangles and combine them to make a new tangle variation. It’s like a music mash-up without a melody.

At first, I thought this challenge would be hard- deciding which tangles to combine, how I would combine them, etc. However, once I started creating one, more followed quickly. Before I knew it, I had 6 new Tangleations under my belt!

Here is the list of tangles I used to create each new Tangleation: Fescu, Knightsbridge, Nekton, Crescent Moon, Static, Hollibaugh, Pokeroot, Festune, Scoodle, and Isochor. Can you guess which ones I combined together in the tile above?

As always I hope you “like” this post!

Have an awesome evening!

Denielle Noe

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Day Five, Creation Five

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Another day, another creation. Today’s challenge from day five’s from “One Zentangle a Day” incorporated two tangles I was already familiar with and a new one I fell in love with. The first two tangles used were “Scoodle” and a “Fescu Variation”. The new tangle I learned from this day’s challenge was called “Isochor” which balloons off the tile with well placed shading and tightly placed lines. Hope you like this one as much as I do. Until we meet again tomorrow…

Denielle Noe