Friday, December 03, 2010

Zentangle Greeting Card

These 4 designs are the first Zentangle Christmas Greeting Cards I ever made. I went on line and looked up "Avery" website and they have just about everything you can think of that could be printed on a computer printer. They even have free downloads for the type of items you buy from them. I purchased a pack of blank greeting cards (30 cards with envelopes) for under $ 15.00. I drew my designs on a piece of cardstock, scanned them and used the picture manager to set them they way I want to print them, save them on my hard-drive. Open up the free downloaded template, insert your image/ drawing/ clip art and paste it on the blank greeting cards and print as many as you like. Pay close attention how you re-insert the printed card to print your "saying" on the inside fold of your greeting card. Easy to mess up.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tangle Pattern Turtle-Love

Here's a new tangle pattern I created and posted it on Flickr under Freeform tangle Pattern.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tangle Pattern of more details instructions on Braided Rope

This is a more detailed drawing directions on the Braided Rope Tangle Pattern I published earlier.

Zentangle Greeting Card

The front of the card with the white letters that say happy birthday was unplanned, but it came out nicer than I expected. I had happy birthday written in script, then realized I left the letter "r" out of Birthday. Talk about dissappointed and a feeling of wasted time and materials. Then I took my paint brush, dipped it in my ink well and painted over the entire area you see black and covered the misspelled happy birthday. The ink didn't take long to dry and I pulled out a white Gel Pen and wrote "Happy Birthday, Mommy" on the front of the card. My Mom loves her birthday card. My Mom now understands what Zentangle is and appreciates how beautiful it looks.
The other photo is the inside of the greeting card.
I'm planning on designing some greeting cards for Christmas that I can print on the computer on blank greeting cards. I'm planning on a Zentangle Christmas this year.

Zentangle Silk Scarf in Color

This is Silk Scarf after I added color with silk ink dyes. The no-flow solution that you mix with the ink to prevent it from bleeding out of control was a god-send. Gutta would have been good to use too depending on the effect you wanted. That no-flow solution reminded me of thick mucus the way it comes out of the bottle. My Mom was blown away over how nice this scarf turned out. She wants to frame it and hang it on the wall above her flat screen TV. One more gift that became a hit!

Zentangled Silk Scarf

The first photo if the Silk Scarf was taken in a Panaramic View, but to be able to appreciate the entire scarf in view is going on flickr and viewing "Cookie's Crafts" and see the scarf in full view while spreaded on the back-rest of my couch. The other 4 photos are close ups of the zentangles. This scarf is 22" wide x 62" long. Birthday gift to my Mom for her 70th Birthday. The best markers to drawing on silk are "Identi-Pens" manufactured by Sakura. These pens have a double tip. the finer tips ran out of ink quicker than the wider tips on both of my pens, but I like drawing with finer lines when doing some tangle patterns.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Miniature Zentangle

Front side
Rear Side
This tiny zentangle will be worn as a necklace.

Zentangled T-Shirts

Side 1
side 2
When my Husband saw my yellow T-shirt, he was blown away and asked if I do one with a drawing of his electric bass going at an angle and Zentangles all around it leaving the tangle patterns up to me. That made it even funner to do. He asked one thing of me, if I add color to the neck of his bass. This bass actually has blond colored wood, but this was the lightest color fabric paint I can find. Hubby was beside himself when he saw the finished results.
Side 2
Side 1
The Yellow T-shirt is my very first one I ever Zentangled. I decided to design a yellow t-shirt for myself first. I used freezer paper ironed on the inside of the shirt in the areas I knew I was going to draw on, turned it right-side out and started drawing. I used a sharpie marker in both a fine and extra fine point. I also found a grey fabric marker to adding shading.

Zentangled Papier Mache Box

I purchased this 4" Box with a lid and painted it white gesso and gave it a day to let dry before I drew zentangles on the sides and top. I used a sharpie paint pen and dip pens. I'm amazed by those dip pens. I haven't played with those since elementary school and collage.

Zentangled Papier Mache Skull

I purchased a papier mache skull from Beverly's Crafts, painted it with white Gesso like I did with the Zentangled Box and drew Zentangles with a sharpie paint pen, dip pen and sharpie markers. The paint pen and dip pen works the best on an items primed with gesso. The sharpie markers don't work as well once you use them on a surface painted with gesso paint.

Friday, October 01, 2010


Here is one of the first small Mandela I created in my Zentangle Journal on the 27th of September.

Zentangle Challenge by Maria using one Tangle Pattern

Here is the Zentangle Challenge I did using the Betweed Pattern on Sept 28th. Sorry I'm so late at posting it. This drawing is in my Home Made Zentangle Journal I made.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


1st Zentangle Tile from the Small BeezInk Kit

Zentangle 101Class

Zentangle Tile 3
Zentangle Tile 2 turned for a different angle.
Zentangle Tile 2
Zentangle Tile 1
These are tiles from my Zentangle 101 Class. One of the tiles was photographed twice, but turned at a different angle just to see how different it looks.

Ensemble with 9 Tiles

Tile 9
Tile 8
Tile 7
Tile 6
Tile 5
Tile 4
Tile 3
Tile 2
Tile 1
Ensemble consists of 9 Tiles is used from a kit purchased from BeezInk.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tangle Pattern Tile Roof Top

I drew this pattern from a photograph I took of the Roof of an Indian Restaurant that opened up not far from where I live. Good food too if you like Indian Food. The Indian Restaurant I like a little better than this one where I live is the one in Alameda, California not far from where I work. This restaurant (Near my Home) has a neat looking tile roof that made a nice pattern.

Tangle Pattern I created

The idea of this Tangle pattern came to me of a Song I kept singing in my head call "Tore-Down" written by Stevie Ray Von, but he's deceased and he was well known for his Rock and Blues songs. I enjoy the play on words when thinking of titles for my tangle patterns, so I decided to call this tangle pattern "Tore-Up".

Tangle Pattern I created

This tangle pattern idea came from seeing this drain I pass by every day I go walking and I liked the pattern it has when drawn out.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Zentangle Journal

Back side of my Zentangle Journal.

"Me in Zentangle"

"All Heart"


"Different Worlds"

"Blackmoore in Zentangle"

Front Cover of my Zentangle Journal I created. I took up bookbinding 3 months ago to create a journal for my SWAP partner in one of my Ravelry Groups and used some PVC glue (for binding pages and books together) to bind my pages together from high quality 140 lb WC paper I had cut to 6-1/2x6 inch. I used glossy Illustration Board for the outer cover and the black end-cover is fabric with paper on the back for bookbinding.