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  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.


  1. Such a beautiful card! Your zentangle background looks great. And I love the zentangle inspiration pieces! So amazing! I should give this a try!

  2. I just bought 3 Zentangle books, tiles, pens, pencils .... now to sit myself down and just do it .....
    gorgeous work! Such talent!
    diane @ thoughts & shots

  3. Zentangle background looks amazing, great creation. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  4. This is gorgeous Jennifer! I love how you've added the lace along with the zentangle background!
    Tammy x

  5. Hello Jennifer! Thank you for visiting my blog from the GYB party! It has been nice to follow you back to your blog which is lovely! I don't papercraft much but I do love to see papercraft and what you make is beautiful! Love your tags and cards.... I am also very interested in Zentangle! Lovely visit, thank you! :) xx

  6. Hello Jennifer!!Just letting you know that you won the Giveaway on my last post.You win a little heart and 2 tags!! Please contact me with your address and I'll send off on Monday.
    Congrat's!! notice the underscore in the address.

    Judy c