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Zentangle Project Pack No. 16 - 12 Days of Zentangle 2021 - Day 02

Zentangle Project Pack No. 16 - 12 Days of Zentangle 2021 - Day 02

In life, and in Zentangle art, we often grow when we share our experiences with one another. Nomi was so happy to see today’s video and ever so grateful that Rick shared his experiences and discoveries while exploring this project with us so we could navigate it better. Nomi was over the moon when Rick gifted him his most beautiful ornament. Nomi also recommends watching the video through first before following along.

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Welcome to the Zentangle Project Pack No. 16 and the second day of the 12 Days of Zentangle!

This Zentangle series offers us a moment to pause and reflect on the past year. 2021, like all years, has proven to be a time of growth. As each one of us continued with our journeys we persevered with strength, courage, resilience, and trust. In a year of rebuilding, we were given the opportunity to choose what we wanted to keep with us and what we wanted to leave behind. As the year unfolded, we hope you were able to lean on your Zentangle practice and focus on the beautiful things that came through. Together, in this series, we will in-crease our skills while navigating this part of our journey one stroke at a time. In this year-end series, we will be looking closely between the layers and folds of our Zentangle practice. As we score some new tools for our tangling toolbox, we will dig into some creative, tangled ways to celebrate and illuminate your Zentangle art.

We will be working with the materials in the Zentangle Project Pack No. 16, but we encourage you to follow along with whatever materials that you have.

Day 2

Project Pack No. 16 materials are available here

Please share your creations on the Zentangle Mosaic App using the hashtag #PP16Day02 and #12DaysofZentangle2021

Let Alfie know your thoughts and each day we will pick a commenter at random to receive a Zentangle Surprise! 

The winner from Day 01 is Donna Pilato! Please send your snail mail address to



  • These are going to be used as candy holders this year, holding mom’s homemade taffy 😋

    Kathy Y. on

  • Oh what fun! I now have a new skill – making Christmas ornaments for everyone I know. I am so excited and had such fun creating this little jewel along with the video. Can’t wait to see what’s next. Have a wonderful Christmas.

    Joyce Schieltz on

  • Thank you to Rick for reinforcing the no mistakes philosophy. He could have easily edited this section out of the video. I appreciate his problem solving techniques.

    Marty Greiner on

  • I love settling in with a cup of tea and watching the videos. Thanks for creating these.

    Llynn Huntley on

  • I love settling in with a cup of tea and watching the videos. Thanks for creating these.

    Llynn on

  • What a fun box! Can’t wait to make more!

    Nancy Ellenson on

  • I like working on the box. I added some gold gel pen lines to jazz it up a bit and a string to hang it on the tree. You could put a chocolate inside and add a name to the outside and make one for all of your Christmas guests.

    Myra on

  • Absolutely loved the flipper from yesterday. So much playfulness.

    Andrea K Saxton on

  • I’m really loving this Project Pack so far. So very creative!

    Patti A. on

  • Really accurate…and funny to see that sometimes things go wrong, even to professionals

    Magali on

  • I love Paradox, so I really enjoyed this day a lot.

    Yvonne Li on

  • I love the way paradox is used here and as a Origami fan I also love this ornament, so thank you very much for sharing this with us. A tip, if you don’t want to use the mod podge, you can also use nail polish as an alternative

    Anneke de Reijke-van Bakkum on

  • As always a delight and so much fun to watch you two, tangle one stroke at a time and with no mistakes! Already in love with this Project Pack!
    Warm holiday greetings from Holland! 🐭🎄

    Doris Bisschop on

  • Love the ornament, and that Rick was able to get Paradox into this Project Pack!

    Just one caution though, if you live in a humid climate the mod podge has to be sealed. I have had many things (that I put lots of time into) ruined when they stuck together in storage or onto the wrapping paper. They feel dry, but will reabsorb moisture and become glue again….

    Susan L. on

  • Such good advice to watch the video before diving head first into the project. I’ll have some tools handy.

    Barbara Christmann on

  • The resulting tangles are stunning but the crafting was hysterical. No mistakes! Love it!

    Donna Pilato on

  • Paradox makes the perfect ornament. Thank you for the great video.

    Jackie on

  • I love how you are taking Zentangle into three dimensions with this project pack. And Paradox is just the perfect tangle for this. I’m really excited to see what’s next.

    Patricia on

  • Okay, I just finished the tangling, and realized, although the two Zendalas have a different metapattern, when assembled together as a box or ornament, the flat sides look the same. So I am going to make one as instructed, like a box, and have one set glued front to back to hang as a flat ornament. And if you supersize this and don’t use too much glue or too many rubber bands (LOL), it would make a cool pinata.


  • I love the sense of playful fun in this & day 1! Yes, it’s art, but your ability to say “oops! No mistakes!” Is what I love about Zentangle. Thank you!

    Lucinda Mathews on

  • Gifting this ornament is a lovely way to share Zentangie art.

    Rosemarie Crawford on

  • This nearly brought tears to my eyes (not just from laughing, LOL!). You guys are so creative and fun, but this is over-the-top sharing of a “simple” craft that would bring so much beauty to anyone’s holiday decor, and delight to those who claim to be untalented. I can’t wait to try this. And I think this project alone would encourage a huge number of new “tanglers” that incredible beauty can be created, one stroke at a time (plus rubber bands, plus screwdriver. I have a corkscrew handy just in case.) Thank you for this one; can’t believe it can get any better.


  • No offense, Rick! But I can see that this was done by a man with a beard!!!!! LOL! If one of the ladies would have done this, when it got to the point of applying the Mod Podge to the outside of the ornament, there would be glitter being sprinkled!!! Men with goatees usually skip that step! LOL!!! I am glad that Nomi suggested that I watch the video all the way through before I tried to do it myself. I appreciate the fact that you showed what happened if you used too many rubber bands, and the solution to the problem. Congratulations on another tremendously creative, meditative, Christmas craft! I’m envisioning a tree covered with Zentangle ornaments! Thank You so very much!

    Linda Stephens on

  • This will take some practice on my part….maybe the screwdriver should be part of the Zentangle project!

    Cathrine Nicols on

  • I love watching your videos. I hope you will continue having project packs for a long time!

    Debbie J on

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