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Zentangle Project Pack No. 16 - The 12 Days of Zentangle 2021 - Day 05

Zentangle Project Pack No. 16 - The 12 Days of Zentangle 2021 - Day 05

 One word that comes up often in the Zentangle community is, “inspire." We thrive on the inspiration we get from each other and the world around us. What is so awesome about inspiration, is that it fuels our artistic souls. The Zentangle community and the world around us, that we now see so differently, offers an endless source of inspiration.

On this fifth day of the Twelve Days of Zentangle, Alfie and friends were delightfully surprised and inspired by Maria’s unexpected and unusual idea for adding dimension to her tile. Using a little water and a spoon, she shows us how to create a raised surface on a tile. Curious? Follow along and see for yourself.

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Welcome to the Zentangle Project Pack No. 16 and the fifth 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 5

Project Pack No. 16 materials are available here

Please share your creations on the Zentangle Mosaic App using the hashtag #PP16Day05 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 04 is Yvonne Li! Please send your snail mail address to



  • Thank you so much! I’m really curious to see what’s coming my way… :-)
    Loved this day and the idea. Normally, I try to avoid those bumps best I can when using watercolours, but this does give an Interesting 3D effect! I’ll incorporate that into my repertoire. :-)

    Yvonne Li on

  • I need Rick to write me a note to get out of work so I can keep up with the daily videos!

    Marty Greiner on

  • Wow! Love this effect… great & original project pack… waiting for the next video and meanwhile adding this or the tools in my Xmas Wish list 😜

    Meritxell on

  • Zentangle and 3D…a match made in heaven!

    Patti A. on

  • Zentangle and 3D…a match made in heaven!

    Patti A on

  • Looks like fun. Can’t wait to tangle this.

    Myra on

  • This technique is really great. I always like the idea that I do not need a lot of material (expensive colors f.e.) and can use things I have at home usually. Thanks for that!

    Claudia on

  • This has been my favorite so far! I love the ‘piping’ and the poke leaves. I’m feeling so inspired! And where can I get a little cat like the ones the elves have today? I need him!

    Llynn on

  • What an interesting technique. In past I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to create a dimensional effect on some of my tangles. It did create the illusion of some dimension, but does have a shiny/gloss effect. I like your technique better as it creates a true 3-D image.

    Deborah R on

  • Love this raised surface look!

    Nancy Wilcox on

  • Yep….totally lovin’ the center-ish puff…nicely done. ~ Rose

    Rosemarie Crawford on

  • What a fun technique to add dimension and interest!

    AndreaR on

  • Wow, those are all stunning. The dimension of the raised part is hard to believe.

    Andrea on

  • Love the puffy center. Want to combine a “puffy center” with some embossing around the edges. Enjoying the new techniques in this Project Pack and not even half way through the 12 days. Can’t wait to see what Day 6 will offer!

    Johnifer on

  • This one blew me away! I love the three dimensions not only from working the paper but with the design and shading! My favorite so far, cannot wait for day 6.

    Ellen Weinman on

  • Another day of inspiration from Zentangle. Thank you!!!

    Jennifer on

  • I always watch in awe when Maria tangles. And for just a second the thought that I could never do this will cross my mind. And just a second later I remind myself that I can do this too! In my own style, my own pace and one stroke at a time! I am grateful for all the tools we are given to accomplish such beauty!

    Doris Bisschop on

  • Love this new 3D technique. Another way to make a tangle pop out. This will look lovely on a card.

    Mary Ann Wren-Jarvis on

  • I loved watching this video, it is so dimensional, but here it is already bedtime, so I will give it a try tomorrow

    Anneke de Reijke on

  • Oh my! I love every detail in this tile!!!!

    Debbie J on

  • I am so mind blown by all of the ideas you guys come up with!

    Viola Dean on

  • Another interesting technique….thanks

    Cathrine Nicols on

  • It really does look like the surface is raised and three dimensional. Thanks for showing all the details on how to create it.

    Jackie on

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