My new word for this artstyle and I'm
putting a © on it! Hahaha!
Actually spirography is a real word that has
to do with breathing measurement and
I believe it correlates to the zentangle art form
due to the relaxation and calming effect
your breathing and tangling can give.
I used my regular tangling pen -
an 0.1 micron.
(Some people use colored pens,
colored pencils, gel pens,
anything with a narrow tip.)
For paper, I just used card stock.
Nothing pricey in this art project at all!
Not as easy as I remember it being as a kid.
Or maybe we just kept right on drawing
over those slipped lines and
loved it anyway.
I had the hardest time.
The inner ring that I had my pen in
kept slipping above the top edge of the
I was getting really discouraged at this point.
But I am no quitter. Hahaha!
So I kept trying.
Today I pulled my extras sheets out of the
trashcan, seriously, and tried again.
This one wasn't too bad.
I lifted my pen too soon and moved the ring.
Then I realized I hadn't completed the line
but it was too late to figure out how to fix it.
I'm going to show you step by step
how I tangled this.
I started with some simple perfs (little circles)
around the spiro-ed section,
and made two pencil circles around the whole piece.
A couple simple lines divided this into
Then I started joining the lines together
with triangles. Easy peasy.
I turned the triangled boxes into a
somewhat version of knightsbridge.
I thought about leaving the piece at that point,
but it didn't seem finished.
So, I added another circle around the
outside and a little flying geese.