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9 April 2021

This past month I worked on a couple of my “challenged” tiles adding to my #nomistakes collection. However, most of my time has been spent working on Zentangle® Project Pack #13. You can check out the process of one of my #13 tiles here and all of the series in my portfolio.

Project Pack 13 Day 7
Project Pack 13 Day 7

Project Packs are a little like a surprise package or subscription box without a subscription. To loosely quote Forrest Gump “….you never know what you’re gonna get,” until you either order the pack or wait until after the Project Pack and free video has been launched and gather your own supplies. We are encouraged by the folks at Zentangle® to be creative and find a way to create even when it comes to project packs. This is one of the reasons I became a certified teacher (CZT®).

Each pack contains something to draw on such as Zentangle® tiles and the tools needed for the various projects related to the theme for that pack. They are created as a limited series… once they’re sold out they’re gone. However, the great news is, you can and are encouraged, to gather the supplies in each one and follow along with Rick, Maria, Martha and Molly with their free video’s.

The theme for Project Pack #13 was “Transitions.”

“Times of transition challenge us, make us stronger and create beautiful seams in the space between what was and what is to be. As we embrace all the stages of our journey one might also notice that our lives are not linear but rather filled with over lapping layers of experiences that are constantly changing and morphing.”

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In my case, I chose to use what I had on hand because I had everything needed but a Generals Sketch & Wash pencil and was out of Phi tiles. I created my own tiles using watercolor paper and used a watercolor pencil instead. In this project pack transitions were expressed by moving from a background to foreground and from one tangle to the next. While waiting on my student to arrive for a black tile class, I was working on the tile shown here:

Project Pack 13 Day 3
Project Pack 13 Day 3

When my student arrived, she was excited to see what I had been working on and wanted to try making a variation. We explored the transitions between layers and use of the different tools and colors, transitioning from brown through yellow using a Sakura Glaze gel, watercolor pencils, and Sakura micron PN to create our sunflowers.  

Project Pack #13 Day 3 Class
Project Pack #13 Day 3 Class

While we waited for our “sunflower” tiles to dry we worked on black tiles as we’d planned using Sakura white gel, and white chalk. Tangles used were a type of Diva Dance, Hollibaugh, Tipple and Tortuca.

Black Tile Class 2

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