Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Today's Tangle - Plaited Star


"Plaited Star" is by Diana Marshall and you'll find the pattern HERE at Pattern-Collections.com. This is the kind of pattern that I enjoy drawing simply for the challenge but not so much for using with other tangles. I made my grid according to the step-out but mine came out looking kind of squished vertically. I'm not sure what I would need to do differently to get the stars to come out evenly shaped like Diana's example image on the pattern. The only thing that I can figure is that there must need to be more space between the rows than is shown on the step-out. If anyone has an idea for how to accomplish this, please let me know.

Ellen Wolters has a video about this pattern HERE.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Today's Tangle - ReKozia


"ReKozia" is by Smita Toke and you can find her step-out HERE at Pattern-Collections.com. I found three videos about this pattern HERE, HERE and HERE.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Classic Zentangle® - Courant, Ratoon, Tipple & Xircus


There was no prompt for this tile. I just wanted to do a Zentangle on my own featuring "Ratoon" along with some other official tangles. I kept "Ratoon" pretty simple but filled it with "Tipple".

These are all of the tangles that I used:

Courant - I blogged about "Courant" HERE.

Ratoon - I blogged about "Ratoon" HERE.

Tipple - I blogged about "Tipple" HERE.

Xircus - I blogged about "Xircus" HERE.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Today's Tangles - A few more Ratoons


Read my original post HERE for more information about this official Zentangle pattern called "Ratoon".

I went a little crazy embellishing the tile above. The tile below has some of my experiments with this pattern. I don't like the one in the lower right corner all that much but I really like the one on the left. You can see that teardrop shapes work great for around the outside of the "Ratoon". They don't work for the inside though. I tried it once and the loopy strands don't connect right.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Classic Zentangle® - Ambler, Beelight, Diva Dance Waltz, Printemps & Schway


The prompt for today's tile was to draw a string that divided the tile into thirds with a sort of letter "H" turned on its side. It looked like this:



These are the tangles that I used:

Ambler - I blogged about "Ambler" HERE.

Beelight - I haven't found an official step-out for "Beelight" but I found one HERE on Flickr. I also found videos HERE, HERE and HERE.

Diva Dance Waltz - The official step-out for "Diva Dance" is posted HERE on the Zentangle blog. You will find a larger version of the step-out HERE on Laura Harms's blog. "Diva Dance Waltz" is the basic version where the lines all go in the same direction. There are a lot of videos about "Diva Dance" but I only found two that feature the "Waltz" version. They are HERE and HERE.

Printemps - I blogged about "Printemps" HERE.

Schway - I blogged about "Schway" HERE.