Wow!  What a great time I had with this dare from The Bright Owl!  I’ve picked five of the 12 I did to show you.  The first one I did will be shown last, because while it is done on watercolor paper, and not a zentangle tile, it occurred to me that it doesn’t meet the “spirit” of the challenge, because it is a paper I use all the time for ZIA’s, zendalas, and even 3.5″ zentangle tiles.  Once I figured that out, I went to my 12″ x 12″ patterned paper stash, which is SUBSTANTIAL!, and did several 5 or 6 inch tiles with Erin’s pattern on it.  What a blast!  Here’s the first one:

I love this plaid paper because of the colors.  A really simple zendala with only two tangles:  Nightsbridge (two variations) and Ennies, with and without the tipple; plus a little line work.  I liked the crisp, clean look of this one.

Next I picked a heavily patterned paper, and I wasn’t sure how it would turn out.

This one has three tangles:  Afterglow (and I messed up on some of the auras) paradox, and one of Sandy Bartholomew’s flower shapes from her book, Totally Tangled.  I drew it in   Purple Ink.  I was a little surprised that I actually liked it, even though the background is pretty busy.

For the next one I used a blue Micron Pen on paper that was light blue, with white flowers. It also had some butterflies in different colors on it.  The photo colors aren’t really true, because the flowers and leaves look yellow; but they are not; they are a creamy white.  Oh, Well.

For this one I drew Hollibaugh, poke leaf, facets, and the outside triangles are either a variation of ennies, or one of Sandy Bartholomew’s flowers with an aura and tipple.  Terrible when I don’t even know what to call what I just drew.  The butterfly I cut out from a scrap of the same paper, mainly to cover up a tiny piece of a butterfly under it, which didn’t add anything positive to the tile.

This is the first one I did.  It is drawn on an inexpensive watercolor paper I use all the time:  Biggie Jr. by Canson.  It comes in 9″ x 12″ 90 lb pads of 30 or 50 sheets, and costs only about $5 or $6, depending on if it’s on sale.  It has some tooth, so will take water, but is so inexpensive and I love it.  It also takes rubber stamps very well.  Color was added with Derwent Inktense pencils, water and a brush.  This one has ixorus in the center with an aura, ennies, and two brand new tangles I just learned – Angel Fish by Marizaan van Beek,  and the border is Girlande by Simone Bischoff.  Both are great new tangles.

Here’s one last one ZIA type zendala.  While I was working on these, Rick and Maria published step- out instructions  for their brand new tangle; called Auraknot.  It only took me a minute to figure out that this zendala, which is essentially an 8 pointed star was perfect; so I drew it.

I drew it on one of the papers I had already used, only used some of the lines in the zendala, and added the flower to the center.  Basically, a monotangle.

I hope you will leave me a comment; since I absolutely love reading them, and don’t forget to grab the link on the right and hop on over to The Bright Owl to see all the great art!

Until next time, Happy Tangling!