Friday, February 6, 2015
Z for Zentangle
The new challenge this week at Alphabet Challenges is "Z" for Zentangle. This fascinating form of freehand drawing uses lines, circles, doodles and more. This is the perfect art for people who think they cannot draw (like me). You follow a few simple rules to re-create a design from a pattern and before you know it, you have a really great drawing. You can color the design or leave it in black and white. Traditional zentangles are created on 4 inches square tiles in black and white. You can learn more at Zentangle.com. We hope you will give this art form a try.
I zentangled my background paper using watercolor paper and colored pencils. I added a bold flower cut with my Cameo and a little lace. The rhinestone flower center was just plain crystal so I tinted it with alcohol inks. You can color both acrylic and crystal gems with alcohol inks. Here are a few examples of amazing designs created by other artists.