Friday, November 14, 2014

A flurry of Aquafleur

If you love the classic, original Zentangle, and you're on Facebook, and you don't yet know about the group Square One, you'll probably want to join. Each week there is a focus tangle. You can participate or not. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't have time. Recently, Aquafleur was the focus tangle, and I went a little crazy.

I've done this tangle before and it's definitely one of my many favorites. Back in January, when Aquafleur was first shared, it was the Diva's challenge and I did both a black-and-white and a colored version. You can see them here.

Here's the first one I did for the Square One focus.

 Some bubbles and ribbons and spirals showed up here. This is one of my favorites.
 Here are four more that I did next.

 This one amazes me by how symmetrical it ended up. This is another of my favorites.
Tangles: Aquafleur, Black Pearlz
Recently I blotted some spilled pink wash onto a tan and a white tile. It turned out that there were Aquafleur hibiscus flowers there!
Tangles, besides Aquafleur: Seljuk, Printemps, Tipple
I tried some Aquafleurs on a zendala tile, and used Glaze ink in the background. I find the dark Glaze inks can add tremendous depth.
You can find the directions for drawing Aquafleur in the Zentangle newsletter here.


  1. These are so wonderful .. wish I had the talent!!!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

  2. Wow! You have done some amazing things with Aquafleur. I haven't been able to accomplish much with this tangle. Guess I had better give it another try because I love what I see here.

  3. Your aquafleur tangles inspire me to try again - so far I havent had any pleasing results!!