This week’s Zentangle challenge over at the iamthedivaczt blog was all about the newly released to the public tangle, “Fengle“. As a CZT, I’d had a chance to play with this pattern for a couple of months ahead, but I really appreciate those Monday morning challenges.. it really helps me center down and face the beginning of my work week in a creative way.
Here’s today’s tile, with ‘Fengle’ and a few other tangles:
This is one of those tangles that requires a bit of focus and concentration, but it’s still pretty easy to learn. The fun part is all the different ways you can play with this pattern. You can make your S shapes more curvy or more shallow, short or long.. the ‘petal’ parts transparent, semi transparent or opaque, and add other tangles to parts of it, or have it ‘grow’ upon itself. Below is a bit of tangle play that I incorporated into part of a book making series I’ve been working on.. these two pages were the center piece of a book structure called a ‘shorts book’ (more on this in the next post). The two images below are actually attached to each other vertically, so that the top of page 1 continues down on the other side at the fold: