Well it was good to see our first group of ladies again last night after the Christmas break! I think a lot of them were a bit 'dubious' about our choice of theme - some had never heard of Zentangle and only a couple had ever tried it before, but they they are a group of ladies who are always game to try what we 'throw' at them!
I'm sharing today a few cards made by some of the ladies on my little group. Not all of them made cards, some were happy just to try tangling with different stencils and take their work home to finish off. Looking at these cards..ALL..by ladies who had never Zentangled before, will show you why you should give it a go! The cards are (in my opinion) beautiful and I don't think that anyone but the most expert tangler would know they were all beginners. The thing about Zentangle for the first time, is that you might be faced with your outline and wonder 'what do I do now?', but there are lots of examples in books and on the internet, which can get you started and once that first section is complete, the rest just seems to flow naturally!
|Super design and love the backing paper, which looks a bit like chicken wire!|
|Really good idea to 'frame' the image this way, very effective|
|The backing paper used with this one actually looks Zentangled doesn't it?! Super faux stitching too|
|Love the Zentangle at the side here, it really completes the card|
I was both surprised and -not- that the cockerel stencil was such a popular choice last night and I think the reason why is because it's a large area. You may think that would make it take longer to work on, but having Zentangled quite a few images over the past week, I felt far more comfortable and satisfied working on a larger area, where there is more 'scope' for a pattern.
Anyway, suffice to say this was a very successful class and I'm sure we will return to Zentangle at some point..it's not over yet though; we run 2 groups a month using the same project, so our second group of ladies will be tangling at the end of the month!
Bye for now and thank you for stopping by!
Love and Hugs,