Today's post comes from Kathy Baker. I was so excited when I went to Facebook and saw what she had posted. And since I'm away, taking care of grandbabies, it couldn't have come at a better time!
Kathy used the very first tangle pattern that I named and posted the step outs to. It's the tangle 'Coil'. And HOW she used it - well WOW!
Thanks so much Kathy!
There I was getting rid of the pretty old mailbox post that had rotted away after 20 years. I bought the replacement at Home Depot and carried it home, painted it with three coats of exterior house paint that matched our house trim. But, it still seemed so plain.
I was trying to think of ways to dress it up...a stencil? Add wood finials? Then I found Sue's coil design. It was perfect! I watched her video and practiced while I watched it.
Then I went out to the old mailbox post with a big purple marker to see if I would like it. I did a rough sketch right on the old post in purple marker. It looked great on the post!
I came back to the new post and measured off three inch dots. I started doing the lazy s curves free hand and realized that I needed help working on such a big area, so I made a curve stencil by tracing one of the lazy s curves that I particularly like from the rough sketch on the old post.
I had tried with transfer paper to put the design onto the new post but it was a rough surface, so it wasn't working. Then I got on old cereal box from the recycle bin and cut a lazy s curve out of that. I penciled the s curves and added the rest of the pattern as Sue showed in her video. Then I got out my old tole paints and brushes. I just painted along my pencil markings and did some shading with diluted paint. I bought some 10 minute dry clear spray for indoor/outdoor and sealed it in place. The rest is history!
Hope you find a Zentangle pattern you like to add to your mailbox post!
Sending kind thoughts your way,