Since the challenge this week was to do ornaments in colour, I figured it was a good time to try out a couple of Zendalas (outlines downloaded from The Bright Owl), which look like ornaments to me already. I didn't know how I was going to tackle the colour part exactly, so I came up with three different methods. Here they are with my work:
1) Create the Zentangle pattern, then fill in some colour
2) Use coloured pens
Tangles: Keeko, Bales, Tipple, Knight's Bridge, Beadlines
Tangles: Purk, Holibaugh, Mooka, Tipple, Pippen, Mr.E
I did both of the Zendalas on plain paper because I downloaded and printed out the outlines. Besides they were my first one and I didn't know how they were going to turn out. My pens didn't bleed through, but I much prefer working on cardstock or something much thicker. I'll have to figure out a transfer method if I'm going to do more.
I started a few others that weren't Zendalas, but didn't get to finish them. If I do, I'll present them in a post further down the line.
I believe it's my turn to pick the challenge for next week, Dec 5. I think we should all do monotangles. That is, your whole creation should contain one tangle pattern. Yep, only one tangle pattern. That doesn't mean you have to start with one shape and fill it in the same way. You could start with numerous shapes or a string and do many variations on the same tangle in each of the spaces. A quick Google search turned up several examples if you need inspiration. I have a couple of tangle patterns that I just love, so I'm going to be playing with them to see what I can come up with this coming week.
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