Last week at this time, I was sitting in Providence, Rhode Island getting my certification as a CZT (Certified Zentangle® Teacher). A brand new tangle was introduced called IX, which is the Roman Numeral for 9, and we were the 9th group of teachers to get trained. One of our trainers, Maria, said it was a gift to us, and she gave me permission to post it when I talked to her on the phone today, just in case anyone is curious. Some of the previously trained CZTs have asked us in group 9 to share how it is done, so here is my step out. This is only the second time I have ever drawn IX or a step out of any kind, so it isn't an exemplar, but I think it is close enough to get the hang of it. I have two layers in each direction, but we did three at training. I believe we were told we could vary the number of layers and the number of auras each time. When we originally did it at training, we did more than one IX on our tiles and added on some extras. The bottom photo is my original zentangle®. These are not all shaded, but we were told that the shading could be done on the final diagonal red lines as well as where lines cross over one another in the final X shape.