Tangles can be used in various ways from filling a background to creating a focal point. Here, I wanted to use Onamato in a circular focal point so that it looked like a Southwestern beaded ornament. The ribbon behind it is the more “normal” way to use this tangle.
I tried to make the “beads” look like a version of turquoise with fool‘s gold inclusions and polished carnelian with a few gold beads in between.
Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using blue and red Pigma Micron pens. Coloring done with Distress Inks, various colored pencils and white gel pen.