‘New Ideas’ for Zentangle® and Art Doodles

View a YouTube, have some fun with stencils and tangles. Cindy Shepard CZT shows you how to make gift tags and more.

#1 cindy Barb & Annie zia bird
My friend, Cindy Shepard, had a wonderful time teaching at Bella Crafts Connections in Minnesota. Cindy had fabulous students in her classes. Inspired by designs from the book ‘Zentangle 12’, Barb and Annie had fun putting together Quirky birds, Tangles, stencils, and colors.
#2 Cindy zen notan 3
One of Cindy’s favorite inspirations for Zentangle is the process of Notan (a Japanese inspired art that balances black and white – read all about it in ‘Zentangle 12’). Pictured here is an advanced design but even ‘newbies’ can create amazing Notan art.
#3 quirky bird with Shattered SG stencil
Birds and more birds… Cindy loves quirky images of birds. She incorporates Zentangle® patterns with whimsical bird figures. Nothing beats a Micron pen for tangling and the brilliant color for the birds was achieved with Inktense pencils and Koi Water Brushes. For extra punch Cindy added a ‘Shattered’ stencil design from StencilGirl.
Zentangle pattern, enjoy and create!!
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zentangle map
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