Fellow Aussie and friend Kass Hall has just released her new book 'Zentangle Untangled' with North Light Books. Zentangle has always fascinated me with it's 'doodling' and forming of patterns. I've seen Kass demonstrate it at craft shows and her talent in forming new ideas, shapes and patterns is always so inspiring!
What I love about "Zentangle Untangled' is how Kass has taken Zentangle one step further - to include it with rubber stamps, art journals and adding colour. Being a rubber stamp artist I was keen to see how it could be used with rubber stamps! Kass used the Darkroom Door 'Trees' stamps in one of her examples, creating a Zentangle frame around her stamped artwork.
I've never tried Zentangle before, but I wanted to give it a go with some of our other stamp designs. Here's an example of what I came up with using Darkroom Door Frame Stamps as a base to start with. Here's the stamp I used:
Then using some of the techniques that Kass outlines in the book, I filled each square of the stamp with a different Zentangle. I quickly realised how addictive this can be! Here's my finished Zentangle:
Once I finished, I thought it would look great as a card... so I mounted it onto some cardstock and used a word from the Paris Vol 2 Wordstrip to finish it off. Nice!
Giveaway - Giveaway - Giveaway!!
Now that I know how cool our Frame Stamps are for Zentangling, how about a giveaway!!! Leave a comment here and tell me about your experience with Zentangle. Have you seen it before? Have you tried it? What would you make? I'll pick 3 winners who will each receive one of our Postal 6up Frame Stamps! Comments will close 4th August at the end of the blog hop. I'll announce the winners shortly after!
Here's a complete list of the blog hop that is happening over the next 2 weeks:
Monday July 23 – START – Kass Hall
Tuesday July 24 – Jill Berry
Wednesday July 25 – Rachel Greig - you are here!
Thursday July 26 – Sandra Strait
Friday July 27 – Melanie Testa
Saturday July 28 – Ingrid Dijkers
Monday July 30 – Pam Garrison
Tuesday July 31 – Genevieve Crabe
Wednesday August 1 - Traci Bautista
Thursday August 2 – Fran Meneley
Friday August 3 – Jane Davenport
Saturday August 4 – FINISH – Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)
Some of these blogs will be hosting giveaways and sharing artwork, so be sure to have a look around! To continue the blog hop, please head on over to Sandra Strait's blog!
Kass is also hosting a big giveaway on her blog, including a Darkroom Door Trees stamp set, click here to visit Kass' blog and see more of her amazing work!
Have fun checking out all the links and untangling Zentangle!