Enthatching technique from Zentangle

Sorry about the last few empty posts… learning curve….

I was watching the  Project pack #2 YouTube video on the tangle Rumpus again and caught a technique I had never heard of before.

Enthatching Technique


Oh, what’s that?

Rick and Maria are calling this technique Enthatching…..a way to add color and interest to the tangle.  Rick indicates that starting with more pressure and as you come away lifting the pen up is the technique.

So I tried it and it works wonderfully. Here are a few more of my tiles with enthatching.

Here are a few more of my tiles with enthatching.

The next few points will be about a technique that I am loving!



How did Rumpus tangle get its name? 
Rick and Maria’s granddaughter asked that the next tile be named Rumpus.

I wonder if she knew the story, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak ?
In this lovely childrens book he writes “let the wild rumpus start.”   Can’t you just see the children running around, in and out of the ribbons in this tile.
Too fun.  A great name.
This story of only 338 words focuses on a young boy named Max who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks such havoc through his household that he is sent to bed without his supper. Max’s bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the “Wild Things.” After successfully intimidating the creatures, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects. However, he starts to feel lonely and decides to return home, to the Wild Things’ dismay. Upon returning to his bedroom, Max discovers a hot supper waiting for him.

Check out Project pack #2 YouTube video for more on the tangle Rumpus and learn to draw this beautiful tangle.
“Sprinkle the orbs around” is Maria’s first comment to get started with the first step. Watch Rumpus unfold from there.
In the next post: the enthatching technique. Have you heard of it? 
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