Glamour Additions, Week Eight!


We have two great techniques to play with this week in our Glamour Additions journey. And, just two more weeks to go! The trek has gone by fast! Let me show you what we have for week eight.

Let’s begin with my pages for the week. I admin a group on Facebook called Tangle All Around. It’s a fun bunch of tanglers, learning and working together. In my project called Glamour Additions we are learning techniques to take our tangling up a notch. This week we are working on Tangles Within a Tangle and Zentwining. I always wonder if I spelled that one right. Haha! Anyway, on this page I used my tangling within a tangle by adding various patterns to the overall tangle called Narwal. And yes, I did adhere it on the page wrong. It should be one turn to the left. Sorry, I am really bad about doing that. And thank you for not bringing it to my attention in the past posts. But it is definitely there.

Zentwining has always eluded me. I get discouraged with it quickly, but it looks so cool when done the right way. I grabbed six of the little 2″ squares and drew out the step by steps and glued them right into my Bristol journal. Now when I get stuck I can open my book to this page and remember what to do.

I love my journal! I made it using Bristol Illustration paper from Hahnemühle. It is a spiral book that I punched and bound with a machine called a Bind It All. Really easy to do once you have all the supplies. Now . . . straight into the lesson for the week.

Tangle within a tangle is really as simple as it sounds. Honest. The trick is to start with a tangle that has large enough spaces for you to add tangles into. Like Huggins. Many people start with huggins for this technique. For myself I used narwal this week to tangle inside the sections. Several of the tangles this week would work well for this idea. I also have a Pinterest board set up with some examples to help you get started:

Yes, I know I already showed you all these on my page two, but some people will need to read this post with a translator and you can not translate photo instructions.

Zentwining is another technique developed by CZT Lynn Mead. It begins with overlapping lines and ends up with amazing tangled ribbons. I’ll walk you through the steps, then leave you with a link to Lynn’s tutorial. You begin with some overlapping lines drawn in pencil. 

With your pen, begin drawing ribbons that wrap across and around your overlapping lines. The easiest way for me to do this is to think about the narwal tangle. That’s just how my brain works. 

Ribbons can go in all directions, overlap, extend off the page, or go under other ribbons like hollibaugh. 

Once you are happy with the placement of ribbons, take your pen and trace over the leftover pencil lines. Make sure to stop when you come to the edge of a ribbon and re-start on the other side of the ribbon. 

Start adding tangles inside the ribbons. This technique actually works well with our other technique of tangling within a tangle this week. 

Add shading.

These examples are taken straight from Lynn’s website. Here is a link to Lynn’s tutorial: where you can read even more about Zentwining.

Here are the seven step outs for the week.

And last is the string for the week. Feel free to add more sections to it if you wish. What are we going to cover in week nine? I guess you will have to check back to find out. Or you could click here and join us at Tangle All Around.

Bristol Illustration paper and other Hahnemühle products with purchase links.

7 thoughts on “Glamour Additions, Week Eight!

  1. Zentwining Really encouraging work
    Thank you for explaining all tangles in simple way. Thanks Alice madam
    Happy Teachers day

  2. Your Zentwining tutorial is a super resource in your book & thank you for your thoughtfulness with placing the images with the descriptions – my brain processes the instructions much better when the photos are next to them. Hadn’t noticed any misplacement of elements. On the contrary the Mad Hatter’s pink teacup is echoed by those pink ovals the way they’re placed so as to lead the eye from the teacup left to the ovals right plus the pink ovals above make a pleasing visual triangle with the teacup.

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