Down the rabbit hole with Knightsbridge and Echoism

This week on Tangle Time we had fun with the tangles Knightsbridge and Echoism. I hadn’t thought of this until the finishing phases of the tangle, it really made me think of “Alice in Wonderland”. In the PM session, I decided to go “Through the Looking Glass”! View this post from my site by clicking the title so you can see new pictures as they are sent in.

I’m working on a video for my new YouTube Channel – I hope you will subscribe there, to get notice when I have it posted. In the meantime – take a look at all this wonderful work!!!

Thank you all for participating! I will add pictures as I receive them. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Tangle Time: Spoken

Today, the Zentangle® tangle, Spoken really spoke to me. Hahaha! Couldn’t resist that! But it did!! It’s such a neat tangle that can stand alone or become a string where you can fill in the sections how ever you wish.

One of my goals in the Tangle Time sessions is to allow us to explore our own creativity as we wish. I introduce the tangle and we look at the step out, and also additional samples from the creator of the tangle for inspiration. Then this 👇👇👇 happens:

A weird thing happened on the way to the PM screenshot. hahaha! Just as everyone was opening up their webcams to share what they did – CRASH! Not just me, most everyone lost connectivity. I reported it to gomeet – but how weird as we had people from all over the globe, made me think it may have been something on their end. We shall see. So if you were on the evening session – please send me pictures so everyone can see! (heather@tangleaddicts.com) and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Click HERE for some extra inspiration from the Zentangle® Blog where this tangle was introduced.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT 20

10/22 Special Zentangle® Session: Autumn tangles and more…

Every year, while others are carving pumpkins, I like to draw on decorative ones – sometimes plastic and sometimes flat wood cut outs. (They last a lot longer!)

Also, every year, when doing in-person classes, I would hold a pumpkin decorating class. Had to get creative this year! So for this session, I offered the suggestion to those attending this special session, that they could tangle on whatever medium they chose. I was lucky to have my Mom, Cherie, on for at least the beginning of both sessions so she could show her wonderful work and discuss pens to use, things to consider in a plastic pumpkin, etc.

What pens work best on plastic pumpkins, you ask? IDenti-pens, other permanent markers and paint pens work best. Test them on the bottom of the pumpkin, not only to see how they write on the surface, but drying time too. For wood cut outs, I found that any pens work great and I don’t have to treat the wood first. I use the Microns and Gelly Rolls by Sakura – especially the Glaze, Soufflé and other’s that create a raised effect. Super cool!!

We went through an amazing 6 tangles in our 2 hour session. I divided them up in to 2 sections:

Autumn Tangles: Afterglo, Pendrills, and Ynix.

Spooky Tangles: Btl Joos, Inapod, and Gutz.

Here are our works in progress:

Now for some finished works: Thank you to those who emailed me their work. If you were on one of the calls, or if you couldn’t make it and want to give this a shot, I would LOVE to share what you have done – Pop me an email (heather@tangleaddicts.com) with it and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT

Tangle Time 10/29: Fassett

Picking today’s date in the #IntoberTangles2020 list by CZT Stephanie Jennifer, we find the tangle Fassett by CZT Lynn Mead. It’s a wonderful tangle, one of those – looks more complicated than it is – tangles!

This is the first time I have used this tangle, and as I was playing with it in preparation for Tangle Time, I found I needed to add a step to the beginning. Explanation of this is on my video. For extra inspiration check out the stepouts including variations and examples for Fassett on TanglePatterns.

Zentangle® is a beautiful testimony to how we are all unique and create so much beauty when we embrace our uniqueness and share it.

Here are some close up shots from those who emailed me their work. If you were on one of the calls, or if you couldn’t make it and want to give this a shot, I would LOVE to share what you have done – Pop me an email (heather@tangleaddicts.com) with it and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, BIG Thank You’s to those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT

Tangle Time: Abukas

Picking today’s date in the #IntoberTangles2020 list by CZT Stephanie Jennifer, we find ourselves looking at Abukas by CZT CharKat. This is a new tangle for me, and it was fun to learn and share!!

Before we dug in, we took a look at CZT CharKat’s post where she shared her step outs, the story behind the tangle and some beautiful work using it. One thing that struck me in CharKat’s work, was the center of the pattern. In her step out, she leaves it empty, but as you see in her work, it can be filled however you like. I decided to deconstruct one of the centers and create step outs for it. You can see that here. OH! and the tangle I used around the center is called WUD (click for the step out).

One of the extra fun things about Zentangle® is the different results with the same instruction. It’s a beautiful testimony to how we are all unique and create so much beauty when we embrace our uniqueness and share it.

Here are some close up shots from those who emailed me their work. If you were on one of the calls, or if you couldn’t make it and want to give this a shot, I would LOVE to share what you have done – Pop me an email (heather@tangleaddicts.com) with it and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT

Tangle Time: Amarin and Tortuca!

In the spirit of Inktober, looking at the tangle recommended for today, Amarin, I decided that I needed to continue what I am calling my “planter phase” where I pair an organic tangle with something that could look like the outside of a decorative planter. I chose Tortuca to be the planter tangle. Both tangles are rewarding and easy! Great combination!! Click on the tangle names above to get to the stepouts and have some fun of your own.

Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Fellow CZT, Stephanie Jennifer has put together a challenge list for tanglers. Here is a link to all of the tangles, which includes links to step outs. Have fun with this!!

One of the extra fun things about Zentangle® is the different results with the same instruction. It’s a beautiful testimony to how we are all unique and create so much beauty when we embrace our uniqueness and share it.

Here are some close up shots from those who emailed me their work. If you were on one of the calls, or if you couldn’t make it and want to give this a shot, I would LOVE to share what you have done – Pop me an email (heather@tangleaddicts.com) with it and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT

Tangle Time: Struzzle!

As we move towards colder weather here in Michigan, I get to thinking about fun indoor activities such as doing puzzles. So why not create our own puzzle – with this super cool tangle, Struzzle, by Jo Newsham

This is a neat grid based tangle with tons of creative ways to have fun and put in your own unique touch. On the Tangle Time calls we explored different ways to shade it (I need to update the stepout now. :)) and even had fun adding a gem!

Take a look at the pictures and if you weren’t able to be on the call, click the link above to get the stepout and give it a try!!

Here are some close up shots from those who emailed me their work. If you were on one of the calls, or if you couldn’t make it and want to give this a shot, I would LOVE to share what you have done – Pop me an email with it and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge. (Loving the variations!!)

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT

Tangle Time: Twing!

Add a bit of Twing to your Tangle! Wow, what a nice line/border tangle this is!!

A line or border tangle is one that is primarily just that one that goes in a line versus one that fills a space. Now, you could repeat it as we did last week with Zander and create something neat! You can also use this as a border, partial – or complete as you will see one of our tangler did just that in the photos below.

Every piece of art here is AMAZING!!!

Here are some close up shots from those who emailed me their work. If you were on one of the calls, or if you couldn’t make it and want to give this a shot, I would LOVE to share what you have done – Pop me an email with it and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge. (Loving the variations!!)

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT

Tangle Time: PokeLeaf in the Zander

With the end of Summer approaching, I felt the need to do some Nature-y/Organic tangles. Picking an old favorite, PokeLeaf, and one I enjoyed but hadn’t used in a while, Zander.

In my mind, I had set out how I wanted to place these two tangles. Similar to times before where we had a weave type pattern and then an organic one growing out of it – like a planter. In the sessions, share the stepouts that I plan to explore so everyone can see them and form an idea of how they might want to place their string and tangles – or, they can follow along with me. Everyone works different and my aim to appeal to everyone. This is why some may look completely different. All are completely amazing!!!!

Here are the screen shots from the two sessions.

Here are some close up shots from those who emailed me their work. If you were on one of the calls, I would LOVE to share what you have done. Pop me an email with it and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge. (Loving the variations!!)

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT

Zentangle®’s Waybop!

Waybop is such a fun tangle! To be able to draw interlocking rings, is amazing. We use one stroke, the curved line, and two techniques, auraing and hollibaugh. The results are fantastic!

Because I am not an artist, I found that I needed to add one step before the official Zentangle® stepout starts – I have to start out with very light dots before the seeds. If you remember Munchin, it’s like that except that the dots are specifically placed versus randomly placed. Click here for my stepout. Be on the lookout for a video from me on this. Sometimes it helps to talk through it.

Here are the screen shots from the two sessions.

Here are some close up shots from those who emailed me their work. If you were on one of the calls, I would LOVE to share what you have done. Pop me an email with it and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge. (Loving the variations!!)

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! For some extra inspiration, check out the Zentangle Blog where Waybop was introduced. Also, click here, for an additional blog post where they show how to make Hearty Waybop. I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT

Tangle Time: Well!

Well, getting caught up on the blog. Hope you are well!! On our last Tangle Time, we focused on the tangle Well – and what a fun time we had!!!

Another great grid tangle brought to us by the folks at Zentangle®. This one has SO MANY options. Some that we found by “accident”. hahaha! This one has quite a number of steps, but Well worth it! When you look at the stepout, if you stop at the 8th step you have the variation that I put in the last step (which I still need to redo – look at my work to see how to do those stripes better.) ALSO, this one has the challenge of having to flip/reverese/mirror the direction of the curved lines in the 3rd step in each grid box. If you end up with an oops, (Occasional Opportunity Presented Suddenly) just go with it. It will turn out neat in any case.

Just look at how different some of these turned out. The creativity here is inspiring!!

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT