If you haven't come across Zentangle yet it is a brilliant name for doodling & was brought into this state by an American lady who just sat & doodled in a shape & found it relaxing. So Zen - for relaxing & tangle instead of doodle. Mind you I think Zendoodle would have caught on too :)
I have dabbled a bit over the last month or so & took some designs away on holiday with me - some from stencils & some stamped designs. For zentangling with stamps the outline designs are best.
Anyway the local craft shop where I run stamping workshops had a lady coming in to teach basic zentangle so i thought I would leave my teachers hat at home & don my pupil hat for an afternoon. Very interesting it was too. Liz took us through basic pattern building & encouraged us to branch out from those basic designs. We then decorated a little card heart which Liz had painted & prepared for us & also a Christmas card which she had pre-stamped for us.
Here is the card;
The letter O already had the snowflake in it as part of the design - so I did a little border around the edge of it. On reflection I find the pattern on the W a little too "black" heavy. I ended up purchasing the stamp so will be making some more of these cards & will pattern the W a little more delicately. All in all - thrilled with it & can't wait to do more. To which end yesterday I sorted out some stamps that were just right for this technique & found I could give a new lease of life to stamps that hadn't been out of the draw for a while.
So watch this space! Of course there will also be some "standard?" stamping as well.
Thank you for stopping by - I am sorry it has been so bitty recently - but I have had a busy year. Now it is time to settle down to more creativity.