Zentangle headquarters ran a special Christmas challenge this month counting down the days til Christmas and introducing their new 3Z tiles.
12 Days of 3Zs
The challenge consisted of creating a tile, paper or journal page with the tangle of the day. People from all over the world participated in the challenge and at the end Rick and Maria gave away packages of 3z tiles randomly drawn from all the posted artwork.
You can see all the fabulous entries at #1stdayof3zs, #2nddayof3zs, #3rddayof3zs. #4thdayof3zs, #5thdayof3zs, #6thdayof3zs, #7thdayof3zs, #8thdayof3zs, #9thdayof3zs, #10thdayof3zs, #11thdayof3zs, #12thdayof3zs.
My 12 Days Challenge Entry
Not having any 3Z tiles at hand, I decided to create my challenge entry in my Zentangle Journal. This is a lovely, high quality, hard bound journal with paper suitable for drawing, pencil crayon colouring, markers and a little bit of watercolour.
Day 1, 2, 3 in my Zentangle Journal
The first three days were pretty easy with familiar Tangles that we all like to do.
Day one is Tripoli......
Day two is Tripoli and Diva Dance ....
Day three is Tipoli, Diva Dance and Shattuck ...
Day 4, 5 and 6 Journal Page
When I got to the next set of Tangles I decided I needed to add a little drama. The best way to add drama is to blacken in small sections being sure to balance the dark colour across the art piece.
For this page I decided not to draw every Tangle on each tile, but to do a combined effort across the three tiles in my journal. I tried to link them together with Marasu running through all three tiles.
A Christmas Zentangle Poem
Throughout the 12 days the Zentangle blog built the words to the familiar song 12 Days of Christmas with new tangled words......
On the last day of 3Zs, Bijou showed me,
And a tile full of tripoli!
Head on over to the Zentangle bog to see the list of winners and a great mosaic of the tiles created by the Zentangle team.
Until next time, Keep Tangling!