A couple of months ago, when I asked you guys for suggestions on a new craft to try, Rachael mentioned Zentangle.Â I had never heard of such a thing, but when Chica and I were at CHA Summer 2010 Show, we visited a a Zentangle booth and learned all about it.Â
Zentangles are basically patterned doodles, and when applied in random styles, they create a really amazing effect. We got to do a little bit of Zentangle at the show and thought is was a lot of fun!Â Since then, I have been thinking about a good project to do to share the technique with you.Â After teaching my scrapbooking class at Michael’s last Sunday, I noticed the white pumpkins on sale.Â Oh, this would be really neat!
Some of the patterns look like they would be hard to do, but the Zentangle pattern books break them down for you in a way that makes them really simple.Â You can make up your own patterns as well or alter the ones you see in the books.Â There really aren’t many rules when it comes to Zentangling.Â Just use your imagination and go!
The only other tool you will need to get started is a micron black pen.Â I really do find myself zoning out while doing Zentangles.Â It is a great way to relieve a little stress.Â If you have a small notebook that you can carry around, you can do Zentangles anywhere for a moment of crafty relaxation!
My white pumpkins look really great with the black Zentangle designs all over them. I really like the alternative pumpkin color and decoration.
P.S. Check back next week and you might find us giving away some supplies to create your own Zentangle creations!