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Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Inspiration: Do you Zentangle?

Monday Inspiration: It is fun. It is easy to do. It is Zentangle. Let yourself go and create a card using Zentangle.

No idea what Zentangle is. Me neither, up until recently. Here's some background on this technique:
"What is Zentangle? Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest. We believe that life is an art form and that Zentangle is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life. "

After seeing a few samples, it hit me: Wow, I use to do this as a kid. In fact, I loved doing it as a kid so why not try again. Here are my first attempts at this.

This one I just took white card stock and started to doodle. Used Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker.

Then decided to try it with images cut out with the big shot:

Butterflies were my favorite so far. I used both the fine and bold tips of the Stampin' Write Basic Black Markers on the butterflies and the following cards.

Star shape Zentangled.

This one is two of the Big Shot Scallops Zentangled and then layered. Thought it looked a bit like a flower.

If you got to YouTube, you will find many videos on this technique too. There is no right or wrong way to create a Zentangle. They are fun too to incorporate into a card. Hope this has inspired you to try and make some too. CLICK HERE for videos on YouTube.

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