Zentangle Inspired Art International Swap Series

ZIA Postcard

I have been watching swaps on Swapbot as a participant for awhile now, and I decided it was time to host a few of my own swaps. I have enjoyed making Zentangle Inspired Art pieces for swaps and I often feel a tad disappointed to have to send them away to my swap partners. What started getting to me was the fact that there were very few such International swaps and/or I never got any tangled art in return, save for one swap.

So I’ve decided to start my own ūüôā I took some time to think about the requirements, because I do not want it to be just another art swap.

Any suggestions are welcome – simply send me a message on SB or email hesedetang[at]gmail.com ūüôā¬†I will gradually add to this page as I go.


Swap #1 –¬†Zentangle Inspired Art Postcard Int’l

[Last day to sign up 30 September 2014. To send out by 20 October 2014]

[Sign up via the swap page on Swapbot. You may need to create a free account if you do not already have one.]

Tangle 2 or more of your favourite tangles on a postcard blank and send it to your partner in an envelope.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes.

This is a type 3, Interntional swap, in accordance with Swapbot’s terms,¬†with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above. I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

– One partner.

– Tangle on an A6 postcard blank. [Your postcard blank may be home-made, just ensure the paper is thick enough.]

РInclude a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. a few lines explaining the inspiration behind your ZIA and D. quick list of tangles used in your ZIA.

– Send the postcard and note in an envie.

РRate your partner when you receive a ZIA postcard with a note that includes A. B. C. & D.


¬†Swap #2 – Zentangle Inspired Art Twinchies Int’l

[Last day to sign up 15 October 2014. To send out by 15 November 2014]

[Sign up via the swap page on Swapbot. You may need to create a free account if you do not already have one.]

Tangle TWO Bijou tiles or TWO twinchies with TWO different monotangles and send it to your partner in an envelope.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes.

This is a type 3, Interntional swap, in accordance with Swapbot’s terms,¬†with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above. I will angel if necessary.

The Details

– One partner.

– You will need a pair of Bijou tiles or make your own cardstock twinchies if you do not have the official tiles. [Please ensure the cardstock is thick enough if making your own.]

– Tangle a monotangle of your choice on each Bijou tile/twinchie.

– Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. a few lines explaining the inspiration behind your Bijoux/twinchies and D. identify the tangle used for each monotangle.

– Send the Bijoux/twinchies and the note in an envie.

– Rate your partner when you receive a pair of Bijoux or a pair of ZIA twinchies with a note that includes A. B. C. & D.


¬†Swap #3 –¬†Zentangle Inspired Art ‚ÄúSnowflakes in December‚ÄĚ Postcard Int’l

[Last day to sign up 15 November 2014. To send out by 15 December 2014]

[Sign up via the swap page on¬†Swapbot. You may¬†need to create a free account if you do not already have one.]¬†[Duplicate swap created for the Zentangle Zen Group titled: ZZG – “Snowflakes in December” Postcard]

Tangle up some whimsical snowflakes on a postcard and send it to your partner in an envelope.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes.

This is a type 3, Interntional swap, in accordance with Swapbot’s terms,¬†with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above. I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

– One partner.

– Tangle on an A6 [10.5cm x 14.8cm] postcard blank. Your postcard blank may be home-made, using your choice of art paper, bristol board, strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure the paper is thick enough.

– You may choose to use snowflake strings, or tangles that are snowflake inspired, or any combination of both.

– You may choose to use shading and colours in your ZIA but it is not a requirement.

– Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. a few lines explaining the inspiration behind your ZIA and D. quick list of tangles used in your ZIA.

– Send your ZIA postcard and note in an envie.

– Rate your partner when you receive a ZIA postcard with a note that includes A. B. C. & D.


¬†Swap #4 –¬†Zentangle Inspired Art ‚ÄúGenesis‚ÄĚ ATC Int’l

[Last day to sign up 15 December 2014. To send out by 15 January 2015]

[Sign up via the swap page on¬†Swapbot. You may¬†need to create a free account if you do not already have one.]¬†[Duplicate swap created for the Zentangle Zen Group titled: ZZG – “Genesis” ATC]

As we celebrate 2015 and fresh beginnings, I’d like for us to look back at the tangle that got each of us started on this artistic journey that is Zentangles.

Tangle on an ATC and send it to your partner in an envelope.

Please check that you have read the details as the requirements for each swap in the series may vary.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes. This is a type 3, International swap, in accordance with Swapbot’s terms, with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above. For interested swappers with less than 4.99, do leave me a private message for consideration.

I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

– One partner.

– Tangle the very FIRST tangle pattern you learnt whilst picking up the Zentangle method, and feature it on an ATC blank. You may choose to leave it as a monotangle, or add other tangles to beautify your work. However, it must be obvious to anyone, at a glance, which tangle was your first, ie. it should be in the spotlight.

– You may choose your favourite art paper, bristol board, strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure your ZIA ATC is thick enough.

– You may choose to include a sleeve for the ZIA ATC, but it is not a requirement.

– You may choose to use shading, glitter, fabric and colours in your ZIA ATC but it is not a requirement.

– Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. a few lines to share with your partner the story behind how/why you began tangling and D. quick list of tangles used in your ZIA ATC.

– Send your ZIA ATC and note in an envie.

– Rate your partner when you receive a ZIA ATC with a note that includes A. B. C. & D.


Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #5 – ‚ÄúA Tangled Garden‚ÄĚ Journal Page

[Last day to sign up 15 January 201. To send out by 15 February 2015]

[Sign up via the swap page on¬†Swapbot. You may¬†need to create a free account if you do not already have one.]¬†[Duplicate swap created for the Zentangle Zen Group titled: ZZG – “A Tangled Garden” Journal Page]

Tangle up a garden on a journal page and send it to your partner in an envelope.

Please check that you have read the details as the requirements for each swap in the series may vary.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes. This is a type 3, International swap in accordance with Swapbot’s terms, with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above. For interested swappers with less than 4.99, do leave me a private message for consideration. I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

– One partner.

– Tangle a variety of three or more flower and leaf inspired tangles on one side of a 5‚ÄĚ x 7‚ÄĚ [12.7cm x 17.8cm] art card or art paper blank. The other side is to be left blank so that it may be attachable onto an art journal, or even framed, if so desired by your partner.

– You may choose your favourite art paper, bristol board, strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure your journal page is thick enough for mounting.

– You may choose to fill the entire journal page with tangles or not, but please try to tangle a minimum estimated area of 9cm x 9cm or the equivalent area of an official Zentangle tile.

– You may choose to use shading and colours in your ZIA but it is not a requirement.

– Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. a few lines explaining the inspiration behind your ZIA and D. quick list of tangles used in your ZIA.

– Send your ZIA journal page and note in an envie.

– Rate your partner when you receive a ZIA journal page with a note that includes A. B. C. & D.


Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #6 – ‚ÄúSpring-spiration‚ÄĚ Postcard

[Last day to sign up 15 February 2015. To send out by 15 March 2015]

[Sign up via the swap page on¬†Swapbot. You may¬†need to create a free account if you do not already have one.]¬†[Duplicate swap created for the Zentangle Zen Group titled: ZZG – “Springspiration” Postcard]

Breathe in and imagine a dewy, field of flowers, hedge or garden on the verge of Spring! Tangle your “Spring-spiration” on a postcard and send it to your partner in an envelope.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes. This is a type 3, International swap in accordance with Swapbot’s terms, with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above. For interested swappers with less than 4.99, do leave me a private message for consideration. I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

– One partner.

РTangle on one side of an A6 [10.5cm x 14.8cm] postcard blank. Your postcard blank may be home-made, using your choice of art paper, bristol board, strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure the paper is thick enough. The other side is to be left blank so that it may be sent as a postcard, attachable onto an art journal, or even framed, if so desired by your partner.

РYou may choose to completely fill one side of the postcard with tangles or not, but please try to tangle a minimum estimated area of 9cm x 9cm or the equivalent area of an official Zentangle tile.

– You may choose to use flower, leaf or abstract strings, or tangles that are flower or leaf inspired, or any combination of both.

– You may choose to use shading and colours in your ZIA but it is not a requirement.

– Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. a few lines explaining the inspiration, or in this case, Spring-spiration! – behind your ZIA and D. quick list of tangles used in your ZIA.

– Send your ZIA postcard and note in an envie.

– Rate your partner when you receive a ZIA postcard with a note that includes A. B. C. & D.

Happy tangling ūüôā


Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #7.1 – ‚ÄúBorderlines‚ÄĚ ATC

[Last day to sign up 15 February 2015. To send out by 15 March 2015]

[Sign up via the swap page on Swapbot. You may need to create a free account if you do not already have one.]

Convert your favourite tangles into borders for your swap partner on a pair of ATCs.

This swap mini-series will take place in TWO stages, please read below for full details. If you cannot commit for BOTH phases, please do not participate at all.

The end goal, after Phase I and II have been completed, is for each participant to receive TWO unique pieces of art, each one created by random collaboration between different artists.

Please check that you have read ALL the details as the requirements for this swap varies from others in the series.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes. This is a type 3, International swap in accordance with Swapbot’s terms, with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above. For interested swappers with less than 4.99, do leave me a private message for consideration.

I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

Phase I: One partner. Each person creates 2 ATCs, sends out 2 ATCs and receives 2 ATCs.

Tangle ONLY THE BORDERS on TWO ATCs [6.4cm x 8.9cm]. You may choose to be creative with the background space, add colours, layer on paperie, use paints, glitter, etc., as long as your tangles form a distinctive border. The MIDDLE of your ATC should be left BLANK for your partner to complete the ATC with their own tangles, for Phase II. You can use any amount of tangles in your border as you please.

Write this on the back of the ATCs: “Borderline tangles by your ID/name”. You may include contact details if you like, but please reserve enough space for your partner to fill in his/her name later.

Your ATC blanks may be home-made, and you may choose your favourite art paper, bristol board, strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure your ZIA ATC is thick enough.

You may choose to use shading and colours or include sleeves for the ZIA ATCs, but it is not a requirement.

Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. quick list of tangles used in your borders.

Send your 2 ZIA ATCs and note in an envie.

Rate your partner when you receive 2 ZIA ATCs with a note that includes A. B. & C.

Remember to sign up for Phase II!!

Have fun!


Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #7.2 – ‚ÄúCross Borders‚ÄĚ ATC

[Last day to sign up 15 February 2015. To send out by 15 March 2015]

[Sign up via the swap page on Swapbot. You may need to create a free account if you do not already have one.]

This is Phase II of the ZIA Int’l Swap #7 Borderlines ATC swap. Complete and send both ATCs from Phase I to your new partners.

This swap mini-series will take place in TWO stages, please read below for full details. If you did not participate in Phase I, please do not join Phase II.

The end goal, after Phase I and II have been completed, is for each participant to receive TWO unique pieces of art, each one created by random collaboration between different artists.

Please check that you have read ALL the details as the requirements for this swap varies from others in the series.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes. This is a type 3, International swap in accordance with Swapbot’s terms, with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above. For interested swappers with less than 4.99, do leave me a private message for consideration.

I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

Phase II: Two partners. Each person completes 2 ATCs which where received from Phase I. Sends out 1 ATC each to 2 partners, and receives 2 ATCs from different partners.

Tangle ONLY THE MIDDLE on TWO ATCs [6.4cm x 8.9cm]. You may choose to be creative with the background space, add colours, layer on paperie, use paints, glitter, etc., as long as your tangles are bordered in by your previous partner’s tangles. The borders should have been completed by your partner from Phase II. You can use any amount of tangles as you please.

Write this on the back of the ATCs: “Inner tangles by __your ID/name_”. You may include contact details if you like.

Your ATC blanks may be home-made, and you may choose your favourite art paper, bristol board, strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure your ZIA ATC is thick enough.

You may choose to use shading and colours or include sleeves for the ZIA ATCs, but it is not a requirement.

For each partner, send an ATC. Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. quick list of tangles used to complete the ATC.

Rate your partners when you receive 2 ZIA ATCs with notes that include A. B. & C.

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Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #8 – the “Ultra Leafy” ATC

[Last day to sign up 15 May 2015. To send out by 15 June 2015]

[Sign up via the swap page on Swapbot. You may need to create a free account if you do not already have one.]

Tangle up a bunch of leafy tangles on an ATC and send it to your partner in an envelope.

Please check that you have read the details as the requirements for each swap in the series may vary.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes.¬†This is a type 3, International swap in accordance with Swapbot’s terms, with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above. For interested swappers with less than 4.99, do leave me a private message for consideration.

I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

– One partner.

– Tangle at least 3 types of tangles that resemble leaves, or make regular tangles look like leaves.

– You may choose your favourite art paper, bristol board, strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure your ZIA ATC is thick enough.

– You may choose to include a sleeve for the ZIA ATC, but it is not a requirement.

– You may choose to use shading, glitter, fabric and colours in your ZIA ATC but it is not a requirement.

– Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. a few lines to share with your partner, and D. quick list of tangles used in your ZIA ATC.

– Send your ZIA ATC and note in an envie.

– Rate your partner when you receive a ZIA ATC with a note that includes A. B. C. & D.

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Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #9.1 & 9.2 – ‚ÄúBorderlines + Cross Borders‚ÄĚ ATC

Second iteration of the same mini-series as #7.1 & 7.2:

9.1 Borderlines

9.2 Cross Borders

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Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #10 – RAK + “Old into New” ATC

Everyone has old printed papers, old book pages, old magazines and old newspapers that get thrown out everyday. Sometimes if we take a second look, the printed word can actually morph into something beautiful!

Tangle on an old printed page and mount it onto an ATC and send it to your partner in an envelope.

Please check that you have read the details as the requirements for each swap in the series may vary.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes. This is a type 3, International swap with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above in accordance with Swapbot’s terms. For interested swappers with less than 4.99, do leave me a private message for consideration.

I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

– One partner, one ATC

– Select from your choice of old papers, old book pages, newspapers etc, the older the better! Magazines are also possible, but do note that they might be harder to tangle on if they are too smooth and colourful.

– Once you select your type of old printed paper, tangle at least 3 types of tangles of your choice and mount it on an ATC

– You may choose to buy or create your own ATC from your favourite art paper, bristol board, strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure your ZIA ATC is thick enough.

– You may choose to include a sleeve for the ZIA ATC, but it is not a requirement.

– You may choose to use shading, glitter, fabric and colours in your ZIA ATC but it is not a requirement. Only the old printed paper (your choice) is a must.

– Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. a few lines to share with your partner, and D. quick list of tangles used in your ZIA ATC.

– Send your ZIA ATC and note in an envie.

– Rate your partner when you receive a ZIA ATC with a note that includes A. B. C. & D.

‘*~. RAK .~*’

As a special thank you, for sticking around with me for all 10 swaps in this series, and also to celebrate the completion of my CZT training [April 2015], I have decided to do a RAK [ random act of kindness ] ! ūüôā

I will send a special gift that includes Zentangle official supplies to one of the participants in this swap ūüôā I will draw lots on 20 July 2015 and notify the person through private message ^^

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Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #11 – “Cabbit” ATCs

Tangle up my new tangle Cabbit onto an ATC and send it to your partner in an envelope.

This is the link to my step-outs.

Please check that you have read the details as the requirements for each swap in the series may vary.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes. This is a type 3, International swap with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above, in accordance with Swapbot’s terms. For interested swappers with less than 4.99, do leave me a private message for consideration.

I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

– One partner, one ATC

– Tangle up at least half, if not the whole ATC with Cabbit, my new tangle. Step-outs are located in the link above. If you have space left over on your ATC, you are free to use other tangles, or tangleations of Cabbit. Examples are also at the same link. [ The idea for this swap is to feature Cabbit prominently on your ATC, and not to dwarf it. ]

– You may choose to buy or create your own ATC from your favourite art paper, bristol board, strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure your ZIA ATC is thick enough.

– You may choose to include a sleeve for the ZIA ATC, but it is not a requirement.

– You may choose to use shading, glitter, fabric and colours in your ZIA ATC but it is not a requirement.

– Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. a few lines to share with your partner, and D. quick list of tangles used in your ZIA ATC.

– Send your ZIA ATC and note in an envie.

– Rate your partner when you receive a ZIA ATC with a note that includes A. B. C. & D.

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Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #12 – “Autumn Aura” ATC

Autumn is a lovely time to enjoy and capture on an ATC the gorgeous colours around us.

Please check that you have read the details as the requirements for each swap in the series may vary.

This is a sender’s choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes. This is a type 3, International swap with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above, in accordance with Swapbot’s terms. For interested swappers with less than 4.99, do leave me a private message for consideration.

I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

– One partner, one ATC

– Tangle up at least half, if not the whole ATC with an autumn theme. This can mean that you tangle with gold, brown, orange or red (autumn colours) ink, or have the autumn colours on the ATC background as a wash. Or even both. The main requirement is for the theme for the overall tile to be identifiable at once.

– You may choose to buy or create your own ATC from your favourite art paper, bristol board, strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure your ZIA ATC is thick enough.

– You may choose to include a sleeve for the ZIA ATC, but it is not a requirement.

– You may choose to use shading, glitter, fabric and colours in your ZIA ATC but it is not a requirement.

– Include a note containing: A. your SB moniker, B. swap name, C. a few lines to share with your partner, and D. quick list of tangles used in your ZIA ATC.

– Send your ZIA ATC and note in an envie.

– Rate your partner when you receive a ZIA ATC with a note that includes A. B. C. & D.


Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #13 – String-spiration I ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #14 – The Gratitude¬†ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #15 – The Snowflakes in December¬†ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #16 – The Valentangle¬†ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #17 – String-spiration II ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #18 – Zentangle ‘Gems’ ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #19 – Molygon-al ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #20 – Terrific Tints ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #21 – ‘Tea & Tangle’ Postcard

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #22 – ‘Zen Gems II’ ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #23 – Summer Sizzle ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #24- Dancing Dealys ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #25 – Angeleafe in Autumn ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #26 – The Gratitude ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #27 – The Snowflakes in December ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #28 – The Genesis ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #29 – The Jewel Garden ATC

Zentangle Inspired Art Int’l Swap #30 – Dreaming of DreamDex ATC

 

Zentangle Resources Online

Zentangle Рofficial site created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, Zentangle creators.

Tangle Patterns – an indispensable site by Linda Farmer

Dedicated, shared Pinterest board for Zentangle swappers from Swapbot.

.. and just for fun.. Debbie’s¬†Zentangle album on Flickr. [May contain the occasional¬†spoiler!]

Debbie’s CZT site: http://www.tangledpursuits.com

 


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