Saturday, February 28, 2015

Class project: 3-D tile

Decided to do a different take on Randall Taylor-Craven's 3-D Zendala. It was in preparation for doing the 3-D Zendala. I also was curious what it would look like if you used different colored tiles. Did not get pictures of the ones from the class. This is the one that I did. This is labor intensive in that you do a lot of tangling.  Here are pictures and I will type more after the pictures.

This is only 4 layers. The largest one is a full size original Zentangle® tile. The next is a Renaissance tile with about an inch cut off. Did this by measuring in from the corner and then connecting the corner dots like you would make a border on a regular tile. The next is a Bijou tile. The last is about a ¼ of a full size black tile.  The ones that were cut, I used as a template for the second one. 

I did not tangle the whole tile except for the black one. I arranged them  on the tiles and traced lightly around the one on top. I then tangled just beyond this line.  To keep them consistent, on both sides, I used The same one on both sides and put a small arrow on the back to indicate the top of each tile. This helped when I was putting them together.

The last step was using the double adhesive foam circles to put it together. I used the circles and them cut them in half or quarters depending on the size of tile I was using. 

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Go Tangle !!


  1. Love this idea. I will definitely put it in my pocket of possibilities.

  2. This is very beautiful, Donald. If you lived not so far away, I would come and learn from you.

  3. Diese 3-D Fliese sieht super aus, man kann erkennen wieviel Arbeit das war aber es war die Mühe werd. Klasse

  4. Wow, I love how it turned put, I have to try this one time :)

  5. This is so beautiful. I will have to try one myself. Thanks for the great explanation.


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