Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Tangles

I made two more "Royal Wedding" bracelets yesterday and I'm hoping to be able to take photos of them later today. In the meantime, here are a few more tangles to inspire you to give Zentangle or Creative Pattern Tangling (CPT) a try.


"Backsplash" is by Carrie Leffel and her pattern is HERE at Pattern-Collections.com. There is also a video by Dawn Collins, HERE. To give my example a little more interest, I rotated the "tiles" so that they face toward the center.


You'll find Sarah Fowler's "Harvey" pattern HERE at TanglePatterns.com.


"Hi-Cs" is by Oil City Anita (
Anita Roby-Lavery CZT) and her step-out is HERE at TanglePatterns.com. There are four video links HERE at Pattern-Collections.com for this pattern.


This pattern by Kim Aarts is called "Joki" and you'll find it HERE at Pattern-Collections.com. You'll also find a few video links on that page.


"Nivana", by Smita Toke, is posted HERE at Pattern-Collections.com.


This one is called "Planateen" and is by Molossus (Sandra Strait). Her step-out can be found HERE on her Life Imitates Doodles blog. There are two video links about this pattern HERE at Pattern-Collections.com. I drew mine using a different method than either of the videos. I started with a regular square grid and placed a small horizontal dash in the center of each square. I then connected the dashes with diagonal lines. I drew everything with pencil first so that I could tweak as needed before going over the lines with a pen.


"Unbatz" is by Sandy Hunter CZT and her pattern can be found HERE on her blog. Once again, I drew mine in a regular square grid. I drew a "U" shape in the center of each square but didn't draw it all the way to the edges of the square. I also tried to draw them as close to the same size as I could. I thought the design looked a little too plain so I added some shading and then accented the little crosses with white and gold gel pens.



I've blogged about Yvonne Pranschke-Fleer's "V-Snail" pattern before HERE. I used a black tile this time and drew the design with white and metallic gel pens. Get the pattern HERE at Pattern-Collections.com. You'll also find two video links on that page.

 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Today's Tangles


This fun and funky tangle called "3D Block'd Screen" is by Ina Sonnenmoser and her pattern is HERE at Pattern-Collections.com. Dawn Collins has a YouTube video about this tangle HERE. I liked the way that Dawn drew random size boxes so that's how I drew mine.


There is no step-out for Melinda Barlow CZT's pretty "Amily" but you can watch her video HERE. You'll find a few examples of this tangle HERE on her blog.


"Cadent with a Twist" is by Norma J Burnell CZT. The step-out is HERE on her Fairy Tangles blog.


The pattern for "Candor", by Connie Green CZT, is HERE on her blog. Melinda Barlow CZT has a video tutorial HERE.


"Floflower" is by YuRu Chen and her pattern is posted HERE at Pattern-Collections.com and also HERE on her blog. You can watch Mimi Xy's video tutorial HERE and Dawn Collins has a video HERE.


"Lap" is by Lizzie Mayne and her step-out is HERE on her blog. I found a video tutorial HERE at Bunte Galerie.


Amelie Liao CZT's "Pea-Fea" pattern can be found HERE at TanglePatterns.com.


"VIVI" is by Hsin-Ya Hsa CZT and her step-out can be found HERE on Damy's blog. I remember trying to draw this tangle back when I first started tangling and it came horrible. I'm quite happy with my results this time around.


"Zipclurve" is by Cindy Angiel and her pattern is HERE on flickr.

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

A Tangled Birthday Card

After trying Alena Light's "Zefirki" pattern recently, I realized that it would be a pretty design to use on a birthday card that I was planning to make. Below is the first tile that I drew when trying out the pattern. You can see that I embellished the design elements in a couple of different ways. You can get Alena's step-out HERE at Pattern-Collections.com.


I had a lot of fun drawing the first tile so I tried out some more variations on the tile below:


I knew that I wanted to use some of those designs on the birthday card but I didn't want to leave the background blank. I also didn't want to use anything too busy so I had to find a background pattern that wouldn't overpower the main designs. I looked through my collection of patterns and "Raindotty" seemed the perfect choice. You'll find "Raindotty" HERE.

To help separate the main design elements from the background pattern, I thought perhaps I should draw auras around each of them. Here is my sample tile with auras:


Just to be sure that I wouldn't like it the elements better without the auras, I drew another sample without them. Note that I also colored the design with bolder colors this time.

 

I thought it looked nice but, just to be sure, I added another element to the tile that did have an aura around it. I drew the aura as close to the edges of the element as possible this time. I liked the look of that so that's how I drew them on the final tile for the birthday card.


Below is the finished tile that I glued to the front of the card. 




 
I printed the text on the inside of the card with my printer before cropping it to size. Before doing that, I drew one more element which I left unshaded and uncolored. This one was scanned and printed on the back of the card along with the text. That way I could do the hand coloring and shading directly on the card. Here is the element that I used on the back of the card:


This is the front of the card with the original tile glued on:


Here you can see the inside with the card opened up flat:


Below is the front and back of the card with it opened up flat:


I think you can see that I accented parts of the design with a metallic gold gel pen. What you can't see is where I've also added clear glitter here and there to add some sparkle to the card.

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bracelet of the Day: Royal Wedding Bracelet - Teal & Bronze


ROYAL WEDDING BRACELET
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • Rulla beads "Luster Gold"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Copper Teal"

Here is another elegant version of the bracelet with one of my favorite fire polished colors. Unfortunately, this color doesn't seem to be available anymore. The bronze Rulla beads perfectly match the seed beads.


You'll find this free bracelet tutorial by Sandra Halpenny HERE on her blog. She also has a YouTube tutorial HERE. If you need Rulla beads to make this bracelet, Supply Emporium has a very nice selection of colors.



 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Bracelet of the Day: Royal Wedding Bracelet - Chalk Lazure Blue


ROYAL WEDDING BRACELET
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • Rulla beads "Chalk Lazure Blue"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Metallic Suede Gold"

As you can see, this also makes a cute bracelet without the picots along the edge. It has a more casual look.


You'll find this free bracelet tutorial by Sandra Halpenny HERE on her blog. She also has a YouTube tutorial HERE. If you need Rulla beads to make this bracelet, Supply Emporium has a very nice selection of colors.



Sunday, May 20, 2018

Bracelet of the Day: Royal Wedding Bracelet - Orchid Aqua


ROYAL WEDDING BRACELET
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • Rulla beads "Pastel Bordeaux"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Polychrome Orchid Aqua"

Did you watch the Royal Wedding yesterday? I watched the whole thing on YouTube in the afternoon while taking a break after editing these bracelet photos. Tomorrow I'll be blogging about one of these bracelets that I made without the picots.


You'll find this free bracelet tutorial by Sandra Halpenny HERE on her blog. She also has a YouTube tutorial HERE. If you need Rulla beads to make this bracelet, Supply Emporium has a very nice selection of colors.



Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Tangles

If the clouds clear out this afternoon, I should be able to take photos of the three "Royal Wedding" bracelets that I mentioned on Wednesday.


There isn't a published pattern for "Articulated Molygon" but Melinda Barlow CZT has a video HERE showing how to draw this variation of the official tangle called "Molygon".


This pretty tangle called "Bluster" is by Irina Wins and her pattern is HERE at Pattern-Collections.com. Below  are a couple more examples of "Bluster"



Lindy Clarkson's "Fan-filla" can be found HERE at Pattern-Collections.com.


"Momo" was first introduced on Veena Arun's Knot Brat blog HERE. The step-out is also posted HERE at Pattern-Collections.com.


This cute rope-like tangle called "Natti" is HERE at TanglePatterns.com. It was created by Anita Aspfors Westin.


"Row Row" is by Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb and the pattern is posted HERE on her blog.


"Tipple" was introduced by Zentangle on their blog back in 2016. You'll find their step-out HERE. It's not so much a pattern as it is a filler used to fill gaps between tangles. Rather than just show you a tile full of circles, I used "Tipple" to fill some of the cells of "Vache 1". Visit THIS post for information about "Vache 1". There is also a step-out for "Tipple" HERE at Pattern-Collections.com as well as several video links.


"Tri-o-angle", by Kasturi-Das, is posted HERE at Patten-Collections.com. You will also find a link to Melinda Barlow's video about this tangle.