25 January 2014

Zentangle With A Difference

I hope you've all had a good week and enjoy the weekend! I had my last day at work yesterday, as my contract ended today so I am now unemployed as they didn't have any vacancies in the company to keep me on! So in between job hunting I will hopefully be bringing you a few more posts than usual! 

Today I thought I would share with you something I've been doing for a while but with a twist. My second ever blog post was about Zentangle so if you don't know what it is check out my original Zentangle post to find out what it's all about! Traditionally zentangle is done on white paper/card with a black fine liner. However for Christmas I received these black squares with a white and silver pen to try the reverse! It was so much more successful than I thought it would be so I decided to share it with you and to be honest I think I prefer the look of the white pen on black!

The silver pen is so sparkly and pretty but I think I'll use it more to define any bits of the pattern I want to rather than do all the patterns in silver as I think it might be a bit too much!

This is the first one I did. I love the overall effect and the next couple of pictures show my favourite parts closer up. The first picture shows this jagged criss cross pattern which I love as it looks so detailed but is so simple to create. The second I sort of made up as I went along with inspiration from a similar pattern. I think it really adds some depth to the look. 

I then completed this one. I had seen a wiggly line through the centre of the square in a book so decided to copy it and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. The picture below shows in detail the teeny tiny pattern I created in the corner. What amazes me is I look at this and think it would be so difficult to replicate but when the books show you step by step of how to recreate it, it's actually so simple and effective!

So there you have some zentangle with a difference! I really enjoy zentangling and find it so relaxing so if you're looking for something to de-stress yourself, this could be the thing for you!

Have you tried Zentangling? What do you think of it? Or has this post made you want to try it?



  1. I've never heard of Zentangle before, but I definitely want to try it. And I think they'll look really nice as decorations on the wall too. But do you have to follow a specific pattern or can you just draw what ever you want?

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    1. You should definitely give it a go! Yeah, they are perfect for framing as decorations and you can make them into tags for presents, cards, anything you want really! Nope you don't have to follow a pattern at all, its basically just doodling! But there are loads of websites out there on it if you just google zentangle you'll find loads of inspiration! X

  2. Oh this looks pretty interesting. I'm always up for anything crafts related and anything to help me de-stress. I just did a quick google search but it appears that I am too tired to take any of it in haha, I'll look into it properly in the morning!


    1. Mmm it's definitely quite a lot to take in when you're tired but have a good look when your more awake! But I'll warn you now, it's so easy to spend hours looking up things about it! Let me know how you get on though! X


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