Friday, June 22, 2012

A cool Paradox variation

As with so many good ideas, this one popped out when I was trying to do something else. I'm still working on that, but here's a cool variation - or tangleation - of Paradox that I discovered in the meantime!


Tangles: Black Pearlz, Paradox, Pearlz, Phuds, Seljuk, Shing,
stripes with highlights (yes, I use that a lot!)

 You need to begin with somewhat widely spaced sections in the Paradox. Here's how to:

Once you have all the little black triangles in place, in all four sections, you can then add an extra line in each 'blade' if you like. That's what I did in the tile above.

Here's another example, this time on a Zendala tile, some sections with extra lines, others without. Only two tangles used! Read more about the tangle Paradox, a.k.a. Rick's Paradox, in my tutorial here. I did a fractangle of Crescent Moon.
Tangles: Crescent Moon and Paradox


  1. What a brilliant idea, thank you for sharing. Your zentangle and zendala are absolutely beautiful.

    Annemarie Huijts

  2. Leave it to you, Margaret!! This is really cool. I also love how you 'mooned' inside of the 'moons'. brilliant.

  3. Very cool tangelation. I'll have to try that one out, because I really love doing Paradox.

  4. You popped on my FB radar and I am off to hang by the river, soak in some rays and play with this. Thank you so much.

  5. Love it - in fact, one loves not enough - I love, love it.

  6. Absolutely fabulous what you did with Paradox: I love him even more!!! love 'n greetz, Ellen

  7. Ohhh, I love doing Paradox, now I have something else to try with it! Thank you! Love it!

  8. doopy loopy good

  9. I started out just looking for a good explanation on how to do Paradox which I found compliments of you. But how wonderful of you to share your "and then some" creative ideas. Thank you Margaret