I first saw this type of idea from Chris Titus, a CZT in the United States and major organizer of the Square One groups on Facebook. Her idea involved using a paint-spinner gadget to create concentric color streaks that could be developed into tangled mandalas. She calls them spundalaz. More on that in a future post.
Marguerite Samama, a CZT in the Netherlands, has a zenbuttons tutorial on tanglepatterns.com, here. As I don't have a paint-spinner gadget, Marguerite's tutorial inspired me to try the zenbuttons.
Zendala tiles seemed like the right thing to use. Here's my first try:
|Tangles: All Boxed Up, Lanie variations, Puff, Tipple, Tripoli, Well|
The second try turned out better. There's a little more dimension to the rings but still not enough for my liking.
|Tangles: Boucle, Jalousie, Lanie variations|
|Tangle: Ginili adaptation|
I had a wonderful eco-dyed tile, a gift from Chris Titus some time ago. The rusty circle was so lovely as-is I didn't know what I could add to improve it. Aha! Zenbutton! Here's the tile, with the concentric rings I drew to begin.