“Tangled Trivets” ….

Last Sunday at Icarus Creative Arts, five of us came together to tangle us some trivets ….. 7″ cork trivets covered with a Kraft-tex “zendala style” tile.  I decided to draw out the string ahead of time to save on class time as sometimes two hours is barely enough time to finish a class. I wanted to get their tiles adhered to the cork before they left.

Our pattern was quite geometric, almost bordering on the concept of “zen buttons”.  After our tangling was finished, we used Sakura Gelly Roll pens to give the trivet color.  The Kraft-tex paper is similar to the Levi jeans “tag”.  I was introduced to this medium by Wendy Gray, CZT, who shared this project with the local CZT’s in San Diego last Christmas.  The Kraft-tex, when used with the Sakura Micron pens and gelly rolls, holds up to a wet glass being placed on it – no smearing from water droplets!  (Think how long those Levi tags last on the back of the jeans – outlive the jeans themselves!)

Next up, in June, is “Found & Tangled Words” – a Zentangle spin on Found Poetry.  Should be a lot of fun.  If you’ve taken your “Basic Class” from a CZT, come join in this class.  That is the only pre-requisite.  All supplies will be provided, and Icarus is a peaceful, relaxing (and stimulating) studio to create our beautiful art!


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