Friday, February 28, 2014

Watercolour Card

There is a lady in the Zentangle class I am taking who has done some beautiful cards on watercolour paper using watercolour and tangles.  I bought some watercolour cards yesterday and this is an idea I found on the internet so I used the bottle template and added watercolours and tangles.  It is 5" x 7".

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Tangle Petal Pusher

I tried a new tangle, Petal Pusher by Chris Gerstner.  The Zentangle just grew from there.  The colour is with watercolours.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Overlapping Egg Shapes

I found a site on the web this morning where they had overlapped bottles.  I tried a simplier version of using oval templates with Zentangles.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It's a String Thing # 29

The string is from Tangle Patterns String 027 and the tangles are:  Zinger, Z-trick, Zedbra and Zin.

Aquafleur String - # 3

I used a new green pen and tried to create texture with it in the background .

Monday, February 24, 2014

Diva Weekly Challenge # 156

This is the Diva Weekly Challenge No. 156 - "Curvy Gridlock".  I started with an Aquafleur string then added some uneven grids then filled then in with, Knights Bridge, Bales, Chard, 'Nzeppel and Moving Day.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Aquafleur String

I used Aquafleur for the string then added:  Jemz, Showgirl, Knights Bridge, Crescent Moon, Pokeroot and Printemps.  The highlights are with a white Charcoal pencil.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

It's a String Thing # 28

This is my first time at doing the challenge "It's a String Thing".  This is No. 28.  I used Tangle Patterns String 014 on some tan watercolour paper that I had put 3 colours of watercolour paint onto.  I used Jeewels, Jelly Roll, Jemz, Jessicup and Jetties as per challenge.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Beige Paper Blue Watercolour

I put some blue watercolour on the new beige watercolour paper for the background.  I started with a variation of Crescent Moon, adding sparkle and perfs.  I then drew in Arrowheads and coloured some of the sections with various blue pens I have.  I made one Showgirl then added a variation of Bales.  I then added Mooka and some fillers and highlighted the tile with a white Jellyroll pen.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


The idea for this Zentangle came from The Book of Zentangle.

Diva Weekly Challenge # 155 "A Little White Space" - #2

This Zentangle was inspired by Fish Aquarium p. 34 of The Art of Zentangle with Pennc Raile, CZT.  I used some extra 'white space' in the center as per Challenge # 155.

New Tan Paper

I picked up a sheet of this watercolor paper in Qualicum at the art store.  I used orange and yellow watercolours for the roses.  I used my white Jellyroll pen to highlight the orbs and a charcoal white pencil for the highlight on the roses.

Hollibaugh String

I used Hollibaugh for the string for this Zentangle.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Diva Weekly Challenge # 155

I used Tangle Patterns String # 092.  I tried to use lots of white space in each tangle.  There seemed to be too much white space around the outer edges so I used distress ink to try and make them appear smaller.  I also used a green pen for the background Tipple on the Poke Leaf.  The tangles I used are:  Splice, Poke Leaf, Bales, Aquafleur and Tripoli.  Marie at had a lesson way back when on how much black to use.  I think I need to review that because I feel this Zentangle needs more black.

Tangle Patterns String 092-1

I tangled in this string and then found that there was way too much white space around the edges.  I tried adding some watercolour but it still didn't look right so I added the border.  I drew this string on another tile to use and I left a lot of white space there too.  If I use this string again I will fill the tile so there is hardly any white space.  Funny that the Diva Challenge today is about white space.  I tangled this tile yesterday and added the border this morning.

Teaching Deanette

Deanette came down from Fort St. John with my son and she seemed very interested in learning how to tangle so I made up a kit for her and worked her through a tile.  This is the sample that I did while I showed her.  I added the Bunzo and Cadent after she left.  I showed her Crescent Moon, Knights Bridge, Tipple, Hollybough and Poke Root and Poke Leaf.  Deanette does scrapbooking so I told her that she could apply some of the tangle patterns to that craft.  I was impressed with her tile when she finished it.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

4th Valentine from Zentangle Class

This is the 4th heart homework for the Zentangle class.  I used part of Margaret Bremner's template and filled in the negative space with Printempts.

Third Heart from Zentangle Class

This is the 3rd heart that was given to us to tangle on by CZT Nancy Dawes in the second Zentangle class.  I used a gray Tombow marker for the background and a white Jellyroll pen and some of the white charcoal pencil.

2nd Heart for Zentangle Class Homework

This is the second heart that we given to tangle on in the second Zentangle class of 4 sessions with Nancy Dawes CZT.

First Heart Homework for Zentangle Class

This is the first of four hearts that we were given for homework for the Zentangle class.  We were also given a white charcoal pencil to practice with.

Zentangle from 2nd Class Lesson

This is the Zentangle I did from the second class with CZT Nancy Dawes.  We learned how to do Jetties, Cadent, Pokeroof and Pokeleaf and Knights Bridge variations.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

New Tangle: Phen

I used Luv-a, Phen, Betweed and Footlites and some orbs.  The colour is with watercolour pencil crayons and pens.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New paper

New Tangle WUD

I tried a new tangle, Wud and added Zedbra, Jessicup and Printemps.  The string is a 'w'.  The colour is with a Tombow marker, Cool Gray 5 = N65.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Another Valentangle

I used an Xacto template for the heart, Showgirl for the center tangle and Cayke for the edges of the heart.  It is coloured with Prismacolour pencil crayons.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Tangle Patterns String No. 091 - 2

I used Zeni by Jacqueline Janssen, Jessie Cup and Luv-a for the tangles.  The gray is with a Tombow marker and the watercolour pencil crayon is Derwent - Cedar Green.

Tangle Patterns String 091

I used Tangle Patterns String 091, Heartfully by Helen Williams, Pots and Pans and Mooka.  The colour is with watercolour pencil crayons.

Friday, February 7, 2014


I used the Tangles, Da'Deal by Nancy Dawes, CZT and Luv-a by Sharon Caforio CZT.  This is the 3rd tile on a Zentangle Tile.  It seems to be very absorbant.

Tangle Patterns String 090

I picked up a Sepia pen by mistake so this Zentangle has a brown theme.  I used Tangle Patterns String # 090 for the string.

Zentangle Class #1

I enrolled in a Zentangle Class at NIC Elder College in Courtenay with Nancy Dawes CZT.  This is the first class project.  I also bought some new pens so had to try some of them out - hence the colour.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Diva Weekly Challenge # 153:  UMT v.24 "Jailed Johnny - by Sadelle Wiltshire, CZT".  I drew some of the Jailed Johnny's with curved jail posts into a circle and they looked like petals of a flower so added some Mookas and berries.  I added some distress ink for the edges.