Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Splitcoast Tutorial: Zentangling

This week's tutorial is brought to us by Lydia Fiedler - she's sharing her love and technique for Zentangling! I hope you'll watch her video and catch a glimpse of how relaxing this technique can be.

I have to confess that it actually stresses me out.

It's just not my thing... but I did it for Lydia. I told her I'd much rather spend an hour layering colors than trying to come up with unique black-and-white patterns. In fact I did that on my card after Zentangling, just to calm myself down!

I placed an order with My Favorite Things last month - I'd been meaning to get their cardstock sampler for a while, but had been putting it off. When I saw the die they were offering free with a $60 order in May, I knew my time had come. I love this one! It's such a great size, and a sweet message, and I love the cut-out globe. Beautiful.

Here's my card...

I used the die to deboss my main panel, then set to work outlining, sectioning off, and then doodling in each land area.

I shaded the ocean with Prismacolor pencils.

Whether it's your style or not... we hope you'll give this a try!
Thanks for stopping by!


JD/ Jill said...

I can appreciate where you are coming from...I have mixed feelings too with zentangle. I'm not good doing zentangle...but I do enjoy the me it can be relaxing.

But your card knocked my socks off! You rocked the technique!

Bridget said...

Oh my gosh, a zentanled world! Quirkily fabulous! I just got this die too - won one of the $75 Release Teaser prizes last month and this came with it - love your zentangling!

Jan Castle said...

I know everyone says it is relaxing...I find it stressful, but only tried it once! May try it again sometime. Yours looks great!

gobarb26 said...

For those of you who find Zentangle® to be stressful, I have a suggestion...Try taking a course and find out what, exactly Zentangle is. There is a specific teaching method that is trademarked. I don't want to ruffle any feathers, but a Zentangle is a noun and tangling is a verb. (I have been tangling all day and I want you to see my Zentangle.) There are specific tangles that make a Zentangle. Doodling is just not the same as tangling. There is nothing wrong with doodling, but it is entirely different than making a Zentangle or Zentangle Inspired Art. If you go to the website:, you will be able to find a CZT near you. It really is a lot of fun and should not be stressful! HTH! ��
Barb Burgess, CZT