Last night, as "practice" for the larger mandala, we did two mandalas on Zentangle tiles. Both mandalas begin with a simple pencil string of a large circle and an eight-pointed 'asterisk'.
I went through a few tiles planning what would look nice and was relatively easy. Here are some of my trial tiles, where I was working things out.
|I ended up not using Fohbraid, Coaster, Seljuk, |
or 'beach balls' in the outer circles.
These are the two mandala designs I finally decided on for the class. In the first one (on the left) people could choose whatever two tangles they wanted for the eight main sections.
|Tangles on the left: Crossview, Flux, Perfs, Rain, Tipple|
Tangles on the right: Black Pearlz, Not-a-Knot, Ogen, Tortuca, stripes with highlights
It's a school holiday week so one student was out of town, but here are the lovely pieces (one unfinished) done by the other two lovely folks in my class!