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Project Pack .04 -- 12 Days of Zentangle - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Zentangle!


One of Alfie's favorite Zentangle steps is shading the shading with a tortillion. 

He is particularly thrilled with his new tortillion which he discovered in the laundry room. Someone left a tortillion in their pocket and it went through the wash. It's a little blunt, but it works wonders to smooth out the graphite on your tile.

Apparently, Alfie felt that what Rick created yesterday needed a bit more contrast!

On this third day of Zentangle, Maria prepares a wadical plate of festune before she ventures to tripoli to see the fabulous florz.

Project Pack #04 -- 12 Days of Zentangle - Day 3
Project Pack #04 -- 12 Days of Zentangle - Day 3

Deutsche: See video with German subtitles here.

中文: See videos on a China platform here.  
You can find the "12 Days of Zentangle" supplies in Project Pack 04 which is available at this link.

To see spinners that tanglers post on the Zentangle Mosaic app, search on hashtags:



We'd love to read what you have to say and each day we will randomly pick a person from the list of commenters and send that person a gift from Zentangle Inc

Our winners from Days 1 and 2 are:

Day 1: Jane Westbay
Day 2: Martina Fegeler

Please send your snail mail address to so we can send you your surprise!

Julie Willand


  • Two tangles that I haven’t used in a long time and one I have never used (Wadical) made today’s tangling extra fun. I love today’s take on Tripoli, a bit more organic.

    Thank you for another relaxing chance to tangle.

    Lesley Goldberg on

  • This project is having such a positive effect on my stress and anxiety! Nothing like learning directly from Maria! Thank you lovely lady!

    Cyndee Pelley, CZT32 on

  • Three more tangles that I rarely use—and one, tripoli, that I have recently rediscovered and love to use on my pottery. I find that using one shape to suggest the next to be so relaxing!

    Laura Oldham on

  • I wonder if they’re going to spend all 12 lessons basically just teaching tangles? If so, it would be very different from previous years that were more varied. Good to learn a new tangle I’ve never seen a step-out for before (ie., wadical).

    Pat Floerke on

  • Thanks for another fun day. Would love it slowed down a bit for those of us a bit more beginner level. Martha’s day 1 was just right for me; I’m in awe of Maria’s ease of pen strokes. She makes it look so fluid. Very meditative…thanks!

    Molly on

  • Florz and festune were two of the first tangles I learned almost 4 years ago. This project is a welcome reminder to revisit the basics and put a new twist on them!

    Valerie Hayes on

  • How have I missed ‘Wadical’????Easy, simple and great filler. The white chalk pencil for accent is a great addition Maria!

    Heather Toswell on

  • Totally mesmerised watching Tripoli evolve with so much character & Festune was magical. Nice to see Alfie getting involved with shading but had to smile over the Tortillion finding it’s way into the washing machine!

    Evy Browning on

  • LOL, I was wondering what Alfie was holding. I am predicting that tortillons will be left in pockets all over the world for the next wash cycle. 😂🤭

    Kim Kohler on

  • My prepped spinner apparently looked so much like a “radioactive” symbol, that my husband quipped, “don’t bother the tangler”. My muse-bear Roosevelt is watching each day’s progress, as excited as I am to see the results!

    Ginger White on

  • This will be my first time drawing Wadical!

    Andrea Roderiquez on

  • I look forward to your blog post and tangle instructions every day and am enjoying working on the fabulous spinner project.

    Jennifer on

  • My tangle collection is growing so fast. Thank you for this project!

    Elena Nekrasovskaya on

  • I am loving these lessons. I fill each afternoon with a cup of tea and a zentangle wedge

    Brenda on

  • I discovered the fun of drawing Wadical a few weeks ago, and have used it in nearly every tile since. Very glad to see it here.

    And Festune, too! I’ve seen it drawn so many different ways that I’m glad to see the original Zentangle Official version!

    KEM on

  • Love practicing those fun tangles.

    Diane ross on

  • I was sitting on the couch gazing at my finished spinner after day 2 and notice that it looks like it’s coming alive—that the pie shape opened up and beauty appeared. I can’t believe I made those beautiful designs. I’m loving day 3’s designs and can’t wait to do them tonight. I recently bought project packs 1-3 also and an having fun doing 1 or 2 (or more) each day. I’m thinking of hole punching them and using them for Christmas ornaments. I haven’t been able to figure out how to do the app. It wouldn’t download on my nook or computer and I have trouble seeing as small as my phone.

    Vickie Stamper on

  • Woohoo for Day 3!! Love all the tangles you chose for this wedge!

    My husband glanced at my desk last night and wondered why I was making the old TV sign-off symbol 😄

    Beth Lovelle on

  • Wow! This is looking so amazing. :)

    Tisha Cabral on

  • Another fun video ! Thank you !

    Jackie on

  • I love watching this project!

    Nancy Wilcox on

  • Just watched the video during my lunch hour from work. It’s just as relaxing to watch others tangle as it is to do it!! I almost want to reschedule my dinner plans to come home and work on day 3!! 😉

    Denise Fairbank on

  • I am housebound recovering from hip replacement and SO look forward to 12 Days each day! I love time with Rick, Maria, Molly, Martha, and being in touch with HQ. It just makes my day so much brighter! With gratitude, Ginny

    Ginny Lockhart, CZT 15 on

  • I’m so happy to start Day 3. I must admit I am saving the video for this evening when I can stream it onto my TV and then work along with you. P.S. Loved the prep idea. The watercolor wash give the spinner added interest and good separation.

    CINDYAr on

  • How nice to have Alfie there to enhance the Zentangles!
    Congratulations to Winners from Days 1 and 2

    Delores Azary on

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