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Fraternal Twins - Tangle Swap

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Swap Coordinator:Cristin91 (contact)
Swap categories: Zentangle 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:April 30, 2013
Date items must be sent by:May 15, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap, we’ll be sending 2 tiles to 1 partner. But there’s a twist, because I’m fascinated by how different people’s tangling styles vary.

Step 1:
Take two 3.5 x 3.5 inch tiles (official Zentangle tiles or tiles made out of good sturdy paper like Bristol board or something similar).

In pencil, draw the same string on both tiles. The strings don’t have to be painstakingly exactly the same, but should be easily recognizable as the same string.

Step 2:
Pick one section of the string and fill it with the same tangle on both of the tiles.

Please stick to traditional black & white for this swap, and do not do any shading yet.

Please use only official Zentangle patterns and/or any of the patterns that are listed on the TanglePatterns.com site. Recognizable variations on those patterns are also okay.

So at this point, you’ll have two incomplete tiles that are close enough to be identical twins.

Step 3:
Write your name on the back of one tile, and then set it aside. You won’t be doing anything else to it. (Except mailing it later.)

Complete the other Zentangle tile, shading if you wish. Please do your best work, erase stray lines, etc.

Sign the back of the finished tile with your name and the date.

Place it in its own individual sleeve or small envelope, so that your recipient won’t see it inadvertently.

Step 4:
Send both tiles to your partner. Please put something stiff in the envelope with them to help protect them on their trip.

Step 5:
When you receive the tiles from your partner, it’s up to you whether you want to see the finished “twin” right away, or whether you want to finish tangling the other tile before comparing the two “twins.”

If you can’t complete the string right away: Please take a peek at the finished tile, so that you’ll be able to rate promptly. Then you can tuck it out of sight again, so that it doesn’t influence what you do with its “twin.”

Step 6 - Optional:
It would be cool if you could take a picture of both twins together when they’re done and share it in the group forum.

I have a fraternal twin, but honestly, neither of us looks anything like a tangle. ;-)


Cristin91 04/12/2013 #

I will get photos up this weekend to help illustrate the different steps.

I think it's pretty simple, but hard to put into words. :)

Looking forward to seeing the tangles!

PinkLotus 04/15/2013 #

wonderful swap idea!! thanks for hosting this!

Cristin91 04/16/2013 #

Thank you, @PinkLotus

LizzyJo 04/17/2013 #

What @PinkLotus said. :-)

LizzyJo 04/18/2013 #

Are border lines mandatory, or can we fill the whole tile?

Cristin91 04/19/2013 #

You can draw a borderless string. Half the time, I end up ignoring my border on at least one side. :)

LizzyJo 04/19/2013 #


PrairieKittin 05/12/2013 #


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