Daily Prompts – sometimes you just need a bit of a push

The Tangle It Pattern Club on Facebook is a great place to find the latest, or buried and long forgotten patterns.

Not only will you find weekly challenges, we also add a daily pattern for you to try. Sometimes one needs a little push to start trying something new.

I finished this artwork including 2 daily prompts from that group: Chechain by Lila Holter and Box it Up by Alice Hendon. Both these patterns have been around for many months. Unless you are lucky, you may never find these step by step instructions.

The Tangle It Pattern Club on Facebook is not only to show off the patterns that I am releasing from my huge pattern collection. It is open to ALL artists. Share your artwork or your patterns with the group. The group is growing at a rapid rate!

Artwork by Ina Sonnenmoser


New pattern/tangleation: Tripple Tipple

Hello again.

I love playing with dimension; using different line thickness to get instant effects. Todays pattern is more or less to show you how to add depth to your work by doubling the thickness of lines here and there.

So, I called it Tripple Tipple (it rolls of the tongue so nicely!) Possibilities are endless: just orbs, overlapping orbs, big orbs, and small orbs. Allowing a background pattern to show through will give the impression of a donut. Well, you try yourself!

Just one more piece of advice: Using a stencil for drawing orbs is one option, but remember that art is drawn by humans – not machines. If your orbs aren’t ‘perfect’ it does not matter. Your art is not computer generated!

PS: I just found out that a similar tangleation has been posted before. Suzanne McNeil called her variation Bubbles. Here is the link to Bubbles.

Tripple Tipple by Ina Sonnenmoser

Here I used the pattern Unite as a background and had fun with color.


New Pattern: Mesmer

Ufff, I am so so so so busy – and then I come across a pattern like this and spend way too much time on the artwork 😉

I hope you enjoy Mesmer (short for mesmerizing)

Mesmer by Ina Sonnenmoser

Mesmer Artwork by Ina Sonnenmoser

Mesmer Artwork by Ina Sonnenmoser




New Pattern: Grapes

And another nice pattern for you. It can add quite some pep to your background! Of course, using different colors on the ‘grapes’ is another possibility. Looking forward to seeing how you apply this pattern!

Grapes by Ina Sonnenmoser

Ready for another challenge?

We just announced Challenge #2 in our Facebook group that is dedicated to new patterns.
Tangle It! Pattern Club
Tangle It! Pattern Club Halloween Challenge

As an additional twist to the Challenge, my co-admin, Lila Holter, added the following:
Tangle the string and include the new patterns Dice 2, Joyride and Coroline.

We would love to see your artwork. Either join us on Facebook or include the link to your blog in the comments below.

New Pattern: andHOP

Yeah, another funny name. But it is simple to figure out how the pattern got the name .. draw straight lines .. and hop over to the other side  😉

andHOP by Ina Sonnenmoser

You are required to draw pencil lines, which will then used for shading.

I wanted to create a bookmark. It is not quite finished yet as we were discussing how to protect the artwork. One possibility is to use resin. And this is exactly what I am going to do once my resin order arrives. I probably draw another one as I am not quite happy with the shading. Rushing things is never good and you can clearly see that I was trying to emphasise to much on hard shading for the step out. Add some color  this will be cool.

andHOP Artwork by Ina Sonnenmoser

New pattern: Savage

InkTober: One new pattern a day brings you Savage!

I have no idea where I got the name for this pattern from. One of our Facebook groups challenges this week is to create bookmarks. This pattern on it’s own just screams: “Turn me into a bookmark please”!

Normally I don’t draw patterns that have so many steps involved. However, this pattern is worth every step! After you practiced it, it all makes sense and falls into place. So the second time you won’t need to look – it will just be logical to place the lines where they belong.Savage by Ina Sonnenmoser

I just thought I mention here that Simona has started a new Facebook group dedicated to Mandalas.

You will find Mandala templates to tangle, tangled Mandalas for you to color and you can share your own designs. Maybe you want to provide other members with YOUR templates?
Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tangleitmandala/

The development of our other new Facebook group dedicated to patterns is wonderful. Other artists have joined in and began to share their patterns with all of us. We are exchanging hints and tips and post artwork. It is a lovely group of people. If you want to join us, click here:

And more news:

Ellen Wolters has made a YouTube video flipping through her 2016 Coloring Calendar.