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The Zentangle® Method, created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

2-for-1 Tuesday!

The Diva Challenge #237, by guest blogger Charlotte Carpentier, had us make a string using a stencil. Joey had to come up with a "Q" tangle this week. ("Queeries" was cleverly conceived around question marks!) 
I have neither stencils nor spray bottles. I took apart my cafetiere and brewed some strong orange spice tea, threw in some oolong leaves for good measure, grabbed a plant mister and spritzed my tile. Whoa, Nelly! A mister is not a spray bottle, Jennifer! Blot, blot, blot! Where's my hairdryer??!? Blow, blow, blow!
You can KIND of see the tea stain, can't you?





Although I probably won't be displaying this "experimen-tile", I did want to show you the coolest frames ever by our String Thing goddess, Adele Bruno. My wonderful husband bought two of these for my birthday. They are sturdy steel, with a satin black finish. Your tiles are held in place by two powerful magnets. (You can put up to 4 tiles on the back--with a magnet--while they wait for their turn to shine!) Great gift idea! Take a closer look here!

30 comments:

  1. Loooovely tile and yes the teastain does come through quite delicately and is all the more lovely for it :-)

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    1. Thank you, Rose! I'm glad you can see it!

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  2. I like the delicate stain and the way you have used sepia pens to go with it. Your decision to use only a little solid colour is good too. I think this is very pretty.
    I wonder if those frames are available in the UK...

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! Hope you can find the frames. They work really well. Adele is brilliant!

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  3. A really lovely tile. And thanks for the link to the frames. That will definitely go on my wish list.

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    1. Thank you, Karen Lynn! Hope your wishes come true!

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  4. Very pretty with the matching pen on your tea stained tile. That's a pretty neat frame too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jean! I always appreciate your comments.

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  5. Love the color and the faint delicate stenciling.

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  6. What an ingenious idea with the stencil, and I love the result. I am so envious of your string theory frame as Sadly Adele doesn't ship to Ireland.

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    1. Thanks, Yorkshire Tortoise! You know what they say: Necessity is the mother of invention! Who knows? Maybe you'll be creating frames for sale in Ireland....

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  7. I love the way you figured out what to use for the stencil and for the stain. Very clever and a well-done tile.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Devin! Necessity is the mother of invention!

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  8. I think your tile is pretty cool. I like the way you can still see some of the color on the background from the tea! And what an inventive stencil!

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    1. Thanks for a fun challenge, Charlotte! I just had to do it!

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  9. I like your tile a lot and the 'thing' that your husband bought you is awesome.

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    1. Thank you, Anne! It's nice to have a frame to hold the tiles now. Before, I had them on a shelf. They fell off a lot!

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  10. Haha, funny description of how you've created this lovely tea tile :-)

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  11. Pretty and what inspiration for a stencil and mister:)

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    1. Just remember: a mister is not a spray bottle!

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  12. Great color. Especially for autumn. And the drawings were done so carefully and arranged nicely. Sarah.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah, for your visit and kind comments!

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  13. I love the way this tile came about and it's just so pretty! You did an amazing design with "Queeries" which I found to be a very difficult pattern to work with. I was inspired when I came through and looked at this earlier in the week, because of your template. As I was searching for my french press (I retired it awhile back) thinking I'd do something similar but with coffee (natch) I noticed my refrigerator magnet and went all ADD;-) Thanks for your regular visits to my blog. Your generous and thoughtful comments inspire me.

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    1. Thank you, Michele for stopping by and sharing your insights! Queeries was definitely one that had me scratching my head!

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  14. Dear Jennifer,
    your post made me smile - I could literally imagine how you fighted with your tile :-)))
    You chose very nice tangles and the drawing is very elegant.

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    1. It was definitely not the most ZEN moment of my zentangle journey!

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