Last night, Judy, Julie and I met for our monthly Tangle Session. At first, Judy had requested something “Valentine”, but then decided she wanted to do black tiles and white pens.
We started off doing a traditional black Zentangle tile, using a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, and white charcoal pencil for shading. I introduced two patterns that they hadn’t done before – Twing & Nymph – and added a few Indy-Rellas. The results were very simple but elegant. (I also gave them a small acrylic frame/magnet for their work, so you see a bit of glare off the frames in this picture).
Trying to add a little Valentine’s Day to the evening, I was able to come up with a “different” and “new” pattern I found on Pattern Collections. It’s a new one from Suzanne Crisafi titled “Swan Love”. Seemed appropriate for a Valentine theme on a black tile so we used black Zendalas and created a little “Swan Love” accented with a few other tangle patterns. It’s a fun, simple pattern and easy to dress-up with your favorite embellishments and a splash of color.