Tangled Up!: More Than 40 Creative Prompts, Patterns, and Projects for the Tangler in You

Author(s): Penny Raile


"Tangling" has become one of the most popular new design styles, with its intricate patterns and free-flowing, creative style. What often begins as a doodle on a page, beautifully detailed tangles can be spotted "growing" their way across a blank wall, embellishing a decorative pillow, or simply filling the pages of an art journal. With All Tangled Up, now young adults and tweenscan discover this innovative art form in a colorful, inspiring, and guided exploration through the world of tangling. After reviewing a few basic tools and materials, along with basic techniques and embellishments helpful for getting started, tweens will embark on a creative journey through a variety of prompts, patterns, and projects guided by talented artist and teacher Penny Raile. Featured subject matter includes developing a tangle and working unique patterns into flowers, fish, butterflies, peacocks and other animals, as well as interactive fun tangling on large canvases such as on walls and with sidewalk chalk.
Aspiring artists will learn to create expressive, personalized art pieces relevant to their daily life, including monogrammed wall art in their chosen initial, tangled notebook and photo album covers, and even a decorative pillowcase. An index grid featuring a selection of popular sample patterns is included at the back of the book, for inspiration at a glance throughout the learning process.


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Talented Zentangle(R) artist PENNY RAILE is known among the art community for her whimsical designs and spirited use of color. As part of her work with a Los Angeles nonprofit organization, she has taught children's art therapy classes. As one of the four authors of The Art of Zentangle, Penny's publishing debut has enjoyed combined sales of 61,058 within the first 7 months of release. A "maker of stuff," Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) and artist Penny Raile is known for her whimsical projects that range from cardboard cuckoo clocks to WhimBots crafted from thrift-store finds. Penny loves color and things that make people smile. She brings her special brand of creativity to all of her professional pursuits, including her many years in fundraising and development for nonprofit organizations. Her projects and events have delighted countless children for whom art is a rare experience. Visit www.tangletangletangle.com and www.railetypepad.com.

General Fields

  • : 9781600584749
  • : Walter Foster Publishing
  • : Walter Foster Publishing
  • : April 2015
  • : 296mm X 222mm X 0mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Penny Raile
  • : Paperback
  • : 741.2
  • : 128