Monday, October 9, 2017

Tranzending

I've been trying to get a handle on a new zentangle technique called tranzending. Essentially it's a method of laying one tangle over another, often giving a watery or glass-like effect. You can watch Rick and Maria demonstrate and chat about tranzending on this Youtube video.

I raided my stash of completed tiles and chose several to experiment with. On the first one I re-used the tangle Fleurette and did it over the entire tile.
Tangles: Drobbles, Fleurette, Knightsbridge, Spinning, Tipple
On the second I reproduced one quarter the flower in a corner. I rather like both of these.
Tangles: Finery, Lotus Pods
Next I tried placing one large Artoo over a tile that included Artoo in the original tangles.
Tangles: Artoo, Lotus Pods, Pearlz, Tipple
I tried a larger Fengle over a smaller one. Much as I love this tangle for its welcoming of other tangles and more detail, I think that what's underneath here is too intricate to take an overlay well. There's just too much going on.

I had a fairly intricate tile, but it was the same tangle all over. I decided to try a simple tangle over it, and chose Echoism. This worked quite well I think.
Tangles: Black Pearlz, (pinched) Assunta, Echoism
 Looking through some other work I realized that I'd done tranzending on a tile received from Lynn Mead in the Travelling Tangles project on Facebook. Maybe my lesson here is KISS ("Keep it Simple, Stupid").  :)
Tangles: Florz, Tipple
I'll definitely be trying this technique again.

6 comments:

  1. Great work as always Margaret! Thanks for sharing. Regards from MAdrid.

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  2. love them all. i've had fun finding the tangles that worked best over and under most of all, i love the ability to resuscitate old so-so tiles.

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    1. Yes, it's nice to take a tile that's ho-hum and possibly turn it into something more interesting.

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  3. Love this, Margaret! I was watching Rick and Maria's Youtube video the other day and thinking I must give it a try. Your examples are all lovely and so varied. The Fengle one that you were rather down on reminds me of Picasso! I think it's great!

    Shoshi

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  4. WOW always spectacular to visit your blog! Thanks for sharing! Inge

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  5. Beautiful examples, Margaret!!

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