Zentangle Garden and Video

Altenew, Altenew Academy, Cards, Spectrum noir

Hi all! Today I’m very excited to share something I’ve never done before…Zentangling! Do you know what “zentangling” or rather drawing Zentagles is? If you don’t, neither did I before I took the “Zentangle for Cardmakers” course by Amber Davis at the Altenew Academy.Hennah ElementsI don’t even know how to doodle, or rather I never doodled, even when I was a child. Unless you count writing my future husband’s name to see how it looked beside mine…lol! But after this course, I was able to create afew tangle patterns on my drink coasters and a card using stamps to start with. I made a video to show you how I did the card and you can find it at the end of this post.zentangle-drink-coasters.jpgWhat is Zentagles? The official definition of Zentagles by the person who patented the method (I won’t say created, cause patterns and tangles existed before) is as follows: “The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. We call these patterns, tangles.” So it’s just doodling but in a more structured form, which fits me perfectly as I’m not very good at aimlessly drawing anything!

So I was very excited to take this course and I learnt so much from it. Drawing different zentangles has allowed me to be more creative and I found myself doodling on my zentangle patterns to create new patterns! Word of warning though, it’s so meditative that you shouldn’t do it when you’re tired as you’ll be nodding off mid tangling, like I did!Hennah Elements cuAmber Davis shows how to draw the different zentangles really well and it was easy to follow. So after practising on my drink coasters, I was confident enough to create a card with my newly learnt tangles from the course. I first stamped my base elements using Hennah Elements from Altenew, and started drawing zentangles with a size 01 black marker from Spectrum Noir’s Art Liner series.Hennah Elements pinterest.pngOnce I finished drawing all the zentagles and adding shadows with a grey Spectrum Noir ArtLiner brush, I stamped a sentiment from Altenew’s “Beautiful Quotes” in red with Versafine ink and splattered red ink all over my card using liquid watercolours.

Well here’s a short video showing my process in a speed up form. I hope you enjoy it and that it will inspire you to start tangling too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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I’m also sharing this over at:

addicted to cas.jpgAddicted to CAS – Contrast

HLS CASHappy Little Stampers CAS challenge – One Layer

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything Goes

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Zentangle Garden and Video

  1. Great work, I really must give this a go some time. Works so well with the Hennah Elements set too. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge, Anita x

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  2. Gorgeous card and coaters Gwendolyn! I have never done zentangling but maybe I should give it a go!! these are stunning!! 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. You took this challenge up a notch! I love your renditions and you are now quite a skillful Zentangler! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  4. What a gorgeous creation Gwendolyn!! LOVE the striking black and white combination. Gorgeous work at Zentangling, Amber is such a great teacher!
    Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in the AECP assignment Gallery. I love your write-up and descriptions! Please keep up with your excellent work!

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