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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge#28: Zentangle - Black and White

Well, as  member of the DT at Crafting with Dragonflies, my creativity gets tested regularly by Hilde's wonderful challenges. With the current one, she has required us to 

Zentangle - Black and White

What is Zentangling you ask?  Well, you can go HERE for a video and HERE for a definition and some examples but basically it is a form of art where you 'doodle' or free-draw patterns into black spaces, using predominately fine black pens. Hence the black and white theme - although I have seen some beautifully coloured tangles too. I have been playing around with Zentangling myself, trying to teach myself from the internet - it is very therapeutic and calming and I enjoy it greatly. I had to laugh - this has been on our list at CWD for all the year, and then just when we are about to go live with it, Splitcoaststampers has a tutorial on it HERE! There is a warning here - it can become highly additive!

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I used an image from Bugaboo that they supplied to me - a butterfly - and printed it off five times in varying sizes. I then 'tangled' in each one with a fine black pen.

A middle size

the smallest

the biggest

a middle-sized one!

I added some black gems and a bit of Wink of Stella pen for shimmer on the wings of some - hard to see in daylight.

I used an 8 x 8 pad of black and white from Kaiser - that's where the sudoko background DP came from -  and a black card from SU and a commercial card blank from Regal Craft. The ribbon is a shoulder strap from a piece of clothing and the three lace flowers are from Tara. The sentiment is a Kaiser rub-on - I should have dropped it down further on the page.........

I will enter this in the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes - closes 24th June
Aurora Wings Challenge: butterflies - closes 13th June - my hand colouring here is the tangle pattern in black ink!
Crafting from the Heart: Anything goes - closes 16th June
The Paper Girls: use a rub-on - ends June 13th: the word is a rub-on from Kaiser


Anonymous said...

What a great effect with just black and white. I didn't know there was a name for this. Miss 14 does this sometimes when I have taken away the IPad.

Wynn Walton said...

Wow Susan all that Zentangling. Think we might just be hooked don't you? Great job! Hugs Wynn x

Wynn Walton said...

Wow Susan all that Zentangling. Think we might just be hooked don't you? Great job! Hugs Wynn x

Taniaj Scott said...

Super images and Zentangle hugs txx

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW this is fabulous! Have always wanted to try Zentangle. Love how you've "tangled" each one differently. thanks so much for sharing at Aurora Wings. xxD

Merry said...

Wow...lovely work Susan. Great pentangle designs....something I still have to try out. Finally found some time to visit my favourite blogs. I am so glad that you took over Unstampabelles. Someone hit my fast forward button hard. :-) My life seems to have headed off on to different tangents. Gardening, backing up photos etc. Take care.