It has been a while since I’ve come up with and/or submitted a new pattern to This one I love doing. It can be done various ways and there are so many embellishments that look amazing that this may be my new favorite.

I would love to see what you do with this one!

Tri-Fleur tangle pattern
Tangle Pattern Tri-Fleur


This year Mike and I celebrated our 30th anniversary by taking a trip to St. Thomas. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed every minute. We took a tour of the British Virgin Islands and enjoyed white sandy beaches, meeting new friends and relaxing. Unfortunately vacations come to an end. Sitting in the airport waiting to leave St. Thomas I noticed a design on the bottle of water I was drinking. I deconstructed the pattern but then went on to make it my own. This pattern only uses 2 shapes, an S shape and an O shape. The name became “So” for that very reason.

I’d love to see how you use this pattern.

Zentangle pattern - So

Zentangle Background Tutorial

Idea #20 for Zentangle: Tangled & Journaled Too, Facebook group. Jane asked me to post a tutorial on using Tombow markers and salt. I’ve also used Dylusion sprays with salt on the last two images.

1. Gather supplies: Salt, Water mister, Tombow Markers and/or Dylusion sprays

2. Using your Tombow markers color several colors in any way you’d like.

3. Spritz water with the mister or a spray bottle and let your paints run or move around.

4. Sprinkle paper with salt. I tried several different salt, coarse, fine, whatever I had on hand.

5. Let the salt make move the paints around.

6. If there is too much water dab it with a paper towel or use a heat tool to dry your paper.

7. When dry, wipe the salt off the paper.

8. Use the paint lines as strings and tangle away.

9. Use Tuesday Tangles for some added fun.

Gather salt, mixed media or watercolor paper, Tombow markers, water mister or spray bottle
Color paper with markers.
Spritz water over colors, let run or drip. Add more color and water as desired.
Spinkle salt over colors and let sit for a while.
Try different colors on other papers if you want to play around some more.


Try the same technique using Dylusion sprays. I did the spays on on sheet and placed another sheet on top then added salt to both sheets. This made a cool reflection look for the pages.
Mirrored images


4 sheets all using the same technique with different painting medium.
Add tangles – have fun!






In 2015 around Valentine’s Day there were many posts and patterns that included hearts. As I was playing around in my Tangle a Day Calendar I wanted to use a heart but create something that felt light and airy to me. This is what I came up with. It made me think of love getting caught in a net.

Zentangle pattern: Caught. Image © Christine Reyes