If you're interested in the evolution, keep reading. If not, by all means, cut to the chase and scroll to the bottom for the final tile.
Take 1: Thrilled with our cooler temperatures and the arrival of autumn, I thought, "Pokeroot, Pokeleaf and Frostflower." I started out, and almost immediately got distracted. The graphite paper used to trace the template was too dark and had left a waxy residue that was getting on the pens. I totally lost the balance and symmetry needed for a zendala. I took a deep breath and decided to continue anyway. The result was an un-dala!
Take 2: With no more blank Renaissance zendala tiles, I decided to try again on a square Renaissance tile. I wanted to keep the tangles I had chosen and try to follow the template. I put graphite on the back of the template I had printed out and traced it onto my tile. Too light! But I could see the impression from my pencil. I managed to recover the mandala balance and symmetry, but the template really didn't appear.
Take 3: Blessings if you are still with me!! Back to the basics on a Strathmore artist tile with black ink. I placed the template beneath this thinner paper and traced it. Then I took my icosahedron, as I had learned that my "autumn tangles" were not the best for this template. (I used Rixty, Florz, Xircuss,Purk,Crescent Moon and Zander.)
If you're still here, I have two questions: How do you usually get the template onto your tile? Have you had any problems with the Renaissance paper being particularly soft in humid weather? Thanks for your feedback!