Tangling Stencils

Yesterday, I spent a lovely crafternoon with my artist friend Patti Parrish. We live just a few miles apart -- super convenient when we need a dose of inspiration -- and try to get together when our schedules permit. We get together in her studio and spend a few hours creating and conversing. It's good company, good art time, and good soul food. 

Patti has her own line of stencils and I was lucky enough to use a few of them while in her studio. Some Distress Inks through the stencil provided a soft look to the paper tiles.

After the ink was dry -- and it only took a few minutes -- I added tangles. Huggins, diva dance and printemps are on the tile below, all dropping "behind" the stencils.

Once the tangles were on the paper I went back and added the sepia mooka in the huggins, the sparkly copper "nobs," and lots of shading. The shading really brought out the design. 

This was a tile I didn't much care for when it started, but is now one of my favorites. Oh, the magic of Zentangle! 

Here are a couple more tiles using this same concept:

Fun, right?! I really enjoy this technique and am working on a collaborative teaching opportunity with it. Hopefully Patti and I can teach it together using her stencils!

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