As promised, I have a stamp tangle tutorial for you today. Check it out below.
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Now on with the tutorial. . . . .
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! I (heart) Hearts
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! heart punches, Rhinestones, Micron markers 01 & 08, number 2B pencil
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A little about how you start a Zentangle. Take a 3.5″ Whisper White card stock square and with a pencil put a dot in each corner.
Loosely draw a line from one dot to the next.
Imagine that you dropped a string on the card stock. Now draw a string. This could be an “X” going across the card stock or any shape for that matter. My string below has a simple loop. You would then proceed to put a different tangle pattern in each section on the card stock using a black marker.
Okay, got that? Clear as mud?
Now here is how I start my Stamp Tangle.
Stamped the heart from the Stampin’ Up! stamp set I (heart) Hearts using Stazon Jet Black ink in the middle of a 3.5″ square piece of Whisper White card stock. I put a dot in each corner with a pencil. Loosely drew a line from one dot to the next. Added 2 strings with simple loops. When I drew my strings I skipped over the heart so it would empty. Now I’m ready to start tangling in each section.
I like to work with a 01 Micron Black marker to make my tangle patterns and an 08 Micron Black marker to fill in areas and to clean the edges up of my design. The 08 has a much larger point then the 01 which has a very small point.
I like to outline the section that I am concentrating on.
Let me tell you there are a million tangle patterns that you can use. Also keep in mind that you can leave a section plank or only partically fill it in. Anything goes here.
I started by putting a small tear drop in the loop and then added 3 more using the 01.
Added circles in 2 of the sections.
Added lines in one of the sections having them skip over the loop.
Added lines going the other direction, skipping over the loop.
Added 3 crescent shapes in another section. Inside of the crescents, colored in a small crescent and then filled in the background around the crescents using the 08 marker. Also filled in 2 sections in the loop.
Filled in the other small loop with 2 circles and a dot.
Outlined the large section at the top.
Colored in the middle section using the 08.
Repeated the tangle crisscross pattern that I use in the large section at the bottom of the card stock in the large section at the top of the card stock.
When I put in shading I like to use a 2B pencil. The 2B stands for the softness/hardness of the lead of the pencil. You probably remember having to have a #2 pencil in school right? There is a range of hardness-es in art pencils.
I want my heart to stand out so I am going to put shading around the outside of the heart so the background looks like it is receding.
I want to give my heart some shape so I am shading the top of the heart. To smooth out the shading I am going to use a paper stub to rub it. This will smooth the shading so it doesn’t look as scratchy.
Added shading to recede the upper background.
Smoothed it out. See the difference?
Added shading to the bottom of the crescents and around the circles in the loop so the circles stand out more.
Added shading to the right side and the bottom of my piece. Also added my initials. Don’t even ask me what the “L” stands for, lol.
Cut 2 Basic Black card stock layers and 2 Cherry Cobbler card stock layers. The measurments are in the photo.
Using Stampin’ Up! heart punches, punched 2 large Cherry Cobbler hearts and 2 small Basic Black hearts.
Assembled my card front.
Added some bling. Do you believe it!!! Me using Bling! Feel my forehead and I running a fever or what!
Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″. Now these stamp tangles can be any size or shape. I’m keeping it simple for the tutorial.
I hope you enjoyed this venture into the world of stamp tangling. I love it. I cut multiple 3.5″ square pieces of card stock. Stamp a different image on each one and have them in my purse with my 2 markers and my pencil and that is all I need to stamp tangle anywhere I go. I find myself stamp tangling in restaurants, doctors offices or wherever I am that I have a few moments. It’s also a nice thing to do in the evening when your family is watching TV. You can be in the same room doing your own thing, lol.
Just know that you can add color to your stamp tangles. Go ahead and go for it!
Do a google search for tangle patterns and you will be amazed at the number of tangle patterns out there. I used just a couple very basic patterns in today’s project.
Also, don’t forget the therapeutic feeling you get from this process. While I am stamp tangling my mind does not race. I find myself in the moment and very relaxed. Give it a try!
May your day be filled with exciting new adventures.
Until my next post. . . . .
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