I am participating in a Bijou tile swap with fellow CZTs. We are all loving these tiny tiles as well as our new Zentangle® friend's philosophy on life.
Our swap was to send five Bijou tiles using tangles starting with the letters: B-I-J-O-U. To learn about these tangles, visit TanglePatterns.com.
Each of my tiles features an individual letter. Here are the tangles that I used:
B - Biscus and Birds on a Wire. This was my first time trying Biscus, and I thought it was a very fun tangle to use.
I - IX. Maybe it's because I attended my Certified Zentangle Teacher training in the IX class, but I've always loved the pattern introduced for my group. The delicate, repetitive lines really speak to me.
J - Jetties, Jilli, and Jalousie. This one was a bit trickier since there don't seem to be as many tangles that start with the letter J.
O - Ojo, Oke, Orbs-la-Dee, Onomato, Opus, and Organza - I had a lot of areas to fill and tried several new patterns. It can be a fun challenge to try to fit patterns into small spaces like borders.
U - Umble and Undling. I love the boldness of Umble. I had never used Undling before and think I'll be using that one more often. It has a subtle and effective look when shaded.
And BIJOU was his name-o!