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.

Graphic. I love this paper! Using a tan paper allows me to add both high and low lights to the various designs. In addition, this combination produces a very graphic effect. I bought a large sheet of this paper for a few dollars and cut out my own “tiles. This makes using the paper very affordable. Zentangle drawn on BFK Rives tan print making paper using brown, sepia and black Micron pens.

Back Yard. Is this a view of the back yard from an odd angle? I couldn‘t resist adding the legs to the Worms and hanging the Bulb Lanterns from a hanger. And that gave the tile an outdoor feel! Zentangle drawn on Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Bulb Lantern Fescu Onamato Pods Unyun Worms

Relaxation. When I hold out this tile and squint at it, I get the feeling of a daybed, or the corner of a couch in an atrium. It feels like I could snuggle against the pillows with a good book or a sketch pad! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Chillon coral Seeds Evoke Façade Onamato Orlique Prestwood Scena Vega

Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using brown, black and sepia Micron pens. Polychromos colored pencils were used for shading. Tangles: Ambler Intersection Ixorus Knase Lobella Onamato Sand Swirl Snugz Tink

Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Strathmore Vellum Bristol. Tangles: Bales Cadent Flora Onamato Striping