Tangled Ink Art

Tangled Ink Art
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Zendala Class

I had the pleasure of sharing a Zendala (a Mandala made with Zentangle patterns) class with 3 lovely women last Saturday.  There are so many ways to make a Mandala/Zendala, so we used 3 of them for this class.  We started out using a stencil on a regular 3.5" x 3.5" tile and filling it with tangles to create our zendala's.  Next, we used a pre-strung zendala tile that we filled with extra lines and tangles to create our zendala's.  The last method we tried was creating a snowflake zendala (cutting shapes into a folded piece of paper) and then tracing the openings on a 6" x 6" piece of Bristol Vellum.  After the snowflake was traced, we added lines (without planning) to create our zendala template.  We didn't have time to complete the tangles on these, but I got mine done, and one of the students emailed me her completed zendalaTake a look at the beautiful work!

Zendala's made with stencils


Zendala's made with pre-strung tiles


Completed work in progress

Completed work in progress

Snowflake zendala templates

The above template turned into this beauty
by Pat Mathes/CZT!




My completed snowflake template




4 comments:

  1. Love this posting. This was so much fun. And again 4 people doing the same tile and so different. Love it.

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  2. These are fabulous! It must have been a really fun class. Good work -oops, I mean fun -everyone!
    And you've given me a few new ideas. ;)

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  3. Hi Susan,
    I love how you can use the paper snowflakes! TFS

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