Paint Blob or Ink Blown Strings to Get Tangled Up With

Try this: create a string using watercolor or ink. Then tangle away!
One of the swaps in the ZIA Yahoo Group for July begins in this manner, by creating a string using a nice juicy blob of paint or a delicious drop of ink.
Next a straw is used to blow the liquid to spread a string around on your tile.
Once the paint or ink has dried, begin to add tangles.

Remember making these blown art paintings as a kid? Fun, fun fun!

Green Watercolor on Tan tile (3.5"x 3.5")

After moving the paint by blowing through a straw.

I decided I wanted to try another one on the tan tile using pink.

A little gentle tapping gets any puddles of paint to move along on the paper.

Samples that I completed a little bit ago.

This was done in a journal and is larger than 3.5" x 3.5"
Do I see T-Rex in there?

Have fun with this. I hope you decide to join the swap at the Zentangle Inspired Art Group on Yahoo.


  1. I DO SEE T-REX!!!! Yes!!! Patty... Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely, kind comment. You are such an amazing person and have been so supportive and encouraging to me... I really appreciate that! I LOVE seeing your art blob (love that word) technique! I think I may have to give this a whirl... Maybe it will be time to participate in another swap... hmmmm... Your work is always so beautiful and inspiring. I feel fortunate to have one of your original tiles in my collection! :)

  2. This is crazy creative. :) It's now on my "to do" list.

  3. This is SO COOL!! Thanks for sharing!