Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Eagle Zentangle

Hi everybody.  I have been looking at zentangling for a while and up to now have only done a couple of others which I will show at some future time and have got the  I saw an eagle with tangled feathers and thought I would try something similar.  I found a freebie outline of one and transferred it using pencil on a piece of tissue paper and then turned it on to a piece of white card and went over the lines, and although faint I managed to ink it with a black Micron Pen and it worked pretty well.

I then did the tangling just using some fairly simple shapes...dots, lines and curved shapes varying them and breaking them up with just lines on some of the feathers in between.  I think the feathers lend themselves to this treatment and I have to say I was really pleased with the result.  It is much easier with the outline to start you off, not like the clever stuff started totally from scratch, but I may progress to something more like that.

I finished by colouring it with a couple of browns and a grey to the feathers not making it too heavy but accentuated the edges of each of the feathers to give them depth, and then added yellow and orange with some brown onto the beak.  I fussy cut it out and added it to the embossed background using some silicone gel.  I already had the background made by embossing a Lavinia stencil called Laurel used for the first time, and decided to leave it white and just added a black mat and die cut sentiment backed with Stick It for ease of applying to the card. 

Thank you for joining me here today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenge:

NBUS Challenge - No. 32 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff (the stencil is new).
Allsorts Challenge - No. 649 From Boys to Men.


  1. This looks amazing with each feather tangled in a different pattern. Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

  2. What a striking image Pat, your tangling really brings the image to life and you are right to be pleased with the result. It's a perfect masculine card for our Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining us this week.

    B x

  3. This is SO COOL, Pat!! I have looked at zentangling as well, but have not tried using it on a large image. LOVE what you have done. And adding the little bit of colour really makes it even more special. Great work!! xx

  4. This certainly has impact - great to see some zentangling.

  5. WOW.... what a striking card. The eagle looks amazing, fabulous tangling and a real stunner Pat and no wonder you where really pleased with the results. Looking forward to seeing more of these Zentangle amazing cards Pat x.

  6. Well done Pat, it look absolutely amazing! I shall look forward to seeing more in the future x

  7. Ah yes, zentangling! I know about it and tried too. Years ago, I'm afraid. And gave it up.
    Your eagle is awesome! Those feathers are so beautiful! You are talented! Hope to see more, Pat.

  8. such a cool image of the eagle. I've never tried zentangle, it looks awesome with the touch of colour on the eagles beak ♥

  9. Stunning image and gorgeous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  10. Oh my goodness Pat, what an amazing piece of work, it's stunning. I love your zentangling and the colours in the beak are fabulous, it's a brilliant card, Kate x

  11. Wow - that’s a stunning card Pat.

    You know I love to Tangle, so this card really works for me. A brilliant example - thanks for explaining how you did it. I think it’s awesome.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  12. Pat this is fantastic!! I just love the dimension you managed to capture... Brilliant card!!

  13. A fabulous card Pat - I love your zentangling.
    Kath x

  14. Wow Pat your card certainly catches your eye...the zentangling is the image


  15. Absolutely stunning card, Pat. The eagle is just amazing! xx


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