What is Zentangle? A calming drawing technique using patterns! Here is a neat video where Suzanne McNeil shows how to Zentangle!
A pen very similar to what she uses in the video is the Copic .5 Multiliner! Need some papers? You can really use any, but Copic Papers would be nice since this pen is Copic. You could also try Hero Arts Layering Papers to add some color!
You can use color for Zentangle too!
Here are a few books full of techniques and patterns for you to try!
Look what else Suzanne McNeil did!!
Aren't these cool pumpkins?! I'd recommend using a Permanent Marker for these.
Wouldn't this make a great Valentine?
...And for a Christmas theme...
So many possibilities!!! Thanks to Suzanne McNeil for the beautiful inspiration!
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those pumpkins are fabulous. I'd try that!ReplyDelete
I have tried Zentangle and love it. It really does focus your mind. Those pumpkins look great and I love the other ideas as well. I don't know what I would zentangle necessarily but I do find that my designs end up relating to what is foremost in my mind. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
that looks great!!! i think i'd love to try zentangle on glass and make some candle holders.. =)ReplyDelete
Love all those Zentangle ideas! I'd love to try my hand at a pumpkin too! If it works out well, I'd buy one of the fake ones that will last forever!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the video and info about Zentangle! Have seen that word but didn't know what it was. The Christmas one is so pretty! I would have to start out w/ something smaller--maybe on a leaf for fall decorating?ReplyDelete
I would Zentangle art for my craftroom walls! I think it could keep me busy for HOURS!!!ReplyDelete
I don't have the attention span for Zentangle. I tried it about a year ago and got bored too easily. I see where it would be good for a lot of other people though.ReplyDelete
I actually tried to do some of this at the Yeovil Fleet Air Arm Museum a few weeks ago. My girls were colouring in some ships and I had a bit of a doodle, it certainly calmed me down!!!ReplyDelete
Hugs Ali x
I love Zentangle! There is just something wonderful about all those lines, zig-zags and curves. I find them very relaxing to do. I just do them on pieces of paper, journals. I sometimes will cover them with Tim Holtz acrylic charms if I like a particular desgin. They look nice as pendants.ReplyDelete
I love zentangles, but have never tried it myself, although I have wanted to. I would use it on my card making as a background or even as the main focal point on a card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love the pumpkins!ReplyDelete
I love the examples on the blog. I have only just scratched the surface on Zentagle, I like the finished look but not sure I have the patience for it. I will keep at it as I like the way it looks on cards or as an embellishment or even in an art journal.ReplyDelete
these all look awesome! I love the hands and think tracings of my kids hands with Zentangle would look pretty awesome hung up around the house xxReplyDelete
WOW it looks really great. I´ve never tryed it, and doubt a bit, I had the patience for it, but I would love to try a smaller piece, like f.ex a small vase or something, just to give it a try.ReplyDelete
I would try to zentangle Valentine's cards.ReplyDelete
That's amazing! I remember doing something similar at school back in the 60s, when psychedelia was all the rage, with a purple biro and scrap paper! Nothing as delicate as Suzanne's work, though!ReplyDelete
I had never heard of this - but on a boring flight recently, I was doodling on the back of my boarding card - and I now see I was really Zentangling!!!ReplyDelete
The pumkins are awesome!ReplyDelete
I think I would try to do something that I could frame and hang on the wall.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, my friends and I used to doodle like this in college back in the 90s. Didn't even know there's a name for it.ReplyDelete
I've never heard of Zentangle but love the look, especially the pumpkins! This definitely takes doodling to a whole new level.ReplyDelete
Zentangle looks very wonderful and artistic. I dont enjoy drawing so dont know if I would be brave enough to give this a try!!ReplyDelete
I love to decorate one of my kid's binders with zentangle. I used to do something similar in my notes in school. :)ReplyDelete
I am in a pumpkin design contest. I think doing Zentangle is a great idea for my pumpkin!ReplyDelete
I think it would be a great effect on some plain pottery pieces. Will have to practise more before I try it for real though.ReplyDelete
I love the idea for use on scrapbook pages for a little embellishment, a photo frame or border. The hands give me the idea of tracing our hands to preserve their shape/size and then "zentangling" them. This is really cool. :)ReplyDelete
I would love to try zentangle on some stamped images.ReplyDelete
WOW! I can't wait to try it! I think that I would start with Art work to hang.ReplyDelete
I have never tried Zentangle. But I think I would love it and addict to it.ReplyDelete
I've thought of using Zentangles in my Art Journal. Really Great for Mixing it Up! I love the Christmas Angel. Awesome Job!ReplyDelete
WOW! Amazing artwork! I would try using in card making.ReplyDelete
Who knew the doodles I used to do to make long meetings less boring had a name!ReplyDelete
I think I'd try to cover some notebooks with Zentangle!ReplyDelete
Zentangle reminds me of playing with my Spirograph as a child. I'd love to try making cards with it, and from there.....who knows? Looks fun!ReplyDelete
Zentangle would be a really good idea for Christmas cards! I think I might try that. :)ReplyDelete
I took a class in June and one of our prompts was to do a Zentangle. I had no idea what that was so off to google I went. I am now hooked. My daughter had a Tshirt w/a skull zentangle and I freehanded it and made my own design inside w/a few from the shirt. I loved it as she did. I colored it but have perferred keeping it black and white. I just did another zentangle today. I went from Art journaling to zentangles when I journal. I think I am addicted. I want to try this either on a small pumpkin or a pair of white sneakers for our 2 yr old granddaughter. I love how Suzanne applied the marker to a plastic surface then used a blending pen(which i will now need to run to Hobby Lobby and purchase one) to shade /color the zentangles. It is so relaxing and I have done some super pretty ones. Very theraputic for me. A huge stress reliever!ReplyDelete
A really relaxing art form.Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
i love the zentagle but would not honesrly know a way to use them on napkins or any such,thank you for the inspiration thoughReplyDelete
I love the look of all the projects, especially the pumpkins. I don't think I'd have the patience to do anything on that scale, though. I learned a bit about it in a class I took,so I might try to do it as a card base.ReplyDelete
Zentangle looks like it would be right up my alley. I'm sure I would fill my notebooks with the drawings. I love to collect and doodle in notebooks.ReplyDelete
Never heard of Zentangle, but does look similar to some of my doodling lol! Thanks for the inspiration videos, take careX:)ReplyDelete
Zentangle is a lot of fun. I think I would zentangle a candle wrap.ReplyDelete
Looks like fun! I'm going to try this technique in my journal. ;-)ReplyDelete
Well... zentangle. I don't know what to say xD Doesn't look like my piece of cake, perhaps too abstract and too time-consuming. In some way I already use zentangle, because crafting is my way of relaxing ;) I really mean it: I forget all worries and afterwards I feel relaxed.ReplyDelete
What an interesting technique. I think I need to wait until my kids are a bit older :-)ReplyDelete
No time to meditate right now :-)
I have tried Zentangle in the past... must try it again!ReplyDelete
Love all those Zentangle ideas!ReplyDelete
But I have never tried it myself, although I have wanted to. I would use it on my card making as a background.
What a great technique! Would love to know how to do this! Those pumpkins are to die for...lovely!!ReplyDelete