I usually gravitate toward darker wood, but this trivet was made for wood burning. The slightest pressure with my tool made a dark line, really showcasing all the tangles.
Pinterest is a good place to collect Tangles, and I referred to my board as I worked. I penciled in the pineapple’s ... spines? ... scales? Anyway, I freehanded the rest, allowing me to adjust my design between open and dense Tangles.
The most fun part of Zentangle is forming the relationships between the spaces. Like here, where the bubble’s edges line up with the decoration next to it.
After finishing the piece, I worked in some butcher block oil, which gave it a nice sheen and brought out a little of the grain.
Start Zentangle - it is so much fun. Here is the blog and the upcoming events of the CZT who introduced me to Zentangle - Lynn Noga:
And here's a great resource for videos and tangles:
Conjuring summer- fruit and cheese trays with some sparkly wine!