What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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An easy and elegant technique for creating hand-made greeting cards

Zenspirations Greeting Card

Just in time for Mother’s Day! Many of us love the Zenspirations dangle designs and patterning techniques of calligrapher and artist Joanne Fink and her earlier videos are very popular viewing. In this video Joanne demonstrates how to use her Zenspirations dangle designs and Sakura pens to create a lovely hand made greeting card.

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Ideas for tangling and decorating plastic Easter eggs

Angie Vangelis decorates plastic eggs

In this video, CZT Angie Vangelis demonstrates three easy ways to decorate plastic Easter eggs with tangles and flowers using Sakura Micron, Moonlight, Glaze and Watercolor Brush Pens.

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Zentangle® Birdies

Zentangle Birdies

A new video from CZT Suzanne McNeill – “Another great way to incorporate tangles into your crafts. Wooden bird forms with wire legs become cute little table accessories or the perfect gift item.”

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Rick and Maria interviewed at their current gallery showing

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Charter3 TV of Worcester MA recently aired this interview with Rick and Maria recorded at their current showing at the gallery at Alternatives in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, by reporter Mike Cronin. The exhibit includes most of Maria’s original art for “The Book of Zentangle”. With many thanks for the heads up to CZT Bette Abdu who teaches in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

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How to draw a free-form bird and fill it with tangles

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Video – CZT® Suzanne McNeill shows how to draw a free-form bird and fill with 6 tangles from “Zentangle 8″: Fins, Maize, Ocean Spray, Pinball, Chatter, Coral Seeds.

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Sakura’s calligraphy tips for beginners with Maria Thomas

Sakura Pigma Calligrapher video with Maria Thomas

Here’s a brand new video from Sakura of America with Zentangle® cofounder Maria Thomas demonstrating their Pigma® Calligrapher™ pen and giving a few tips for beginners interested in the art of Calligraphy.

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Zentangle-inspired holiday ornaments

Zentangle-embellished ornament

In this 13-minute video, publisher and CZT® Suzanne McNeill demonstrates how to add beads and tangled cardstock flowers to add a Zentangle® flair to purchased tree ornaments.

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How to draw FUNGEES

Zentangle pattern: Fungees

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Leslie Crumpler’s Zentangle® pattern: Fungees and her video demonstration.

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How to draw SNOOD and how to tangle a mandala or Zendala

Zentangle pattern: Snood

CZT® Suzanne McNeill demonstrates how to draw a 6-petal flower shape to tangle a Zendala and shows how to draw her Snood tangle pattern from the new Zentangle 7 book.

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How to tangle a pumpkin

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In this video, CZT® Suzanne McNeill demonstrates how to tangle a pumpkin using oil-based paint markers.

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Embossing metal with tangle patterns

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In this video, CZT® Suzanne McNeill demonstrates how easy it is to emboss metal with Zentangle® patterns.

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How to draw AURAKNOT

Zentangle pattern: Auraknot

Online video instructions for drawing the official Zentangle® pattern: Auraknot.

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Creating colorful Zentangle-inspired mini canvases

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Here’s a fun new video from Sakura’s Leslie Crumpler, also a CZT®, on creating bold, easy Zentangle-inspired mini canvases with colorful neon pens and markers. This could be a great summer project to share with kids. Young and old!

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Maria Thomas creates a monogram decorated with Mooka

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Can’t get enough Mooka? Watch Zentangle® founder and world renowned lettering artist Maria Thomas as she creates a monogram decorated with her tangle.

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Joanne Fink tutorial on her Zentangle-inspired dangle designs

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More Zentangle-inspired fun from calligrapher and author of the very popular “Zenspirations”, Joanne Fink. In this video Joanne teaches another of her creative ways to embellish your art with dangle designs.

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Tangling on fabric

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I’ve received several emails recently inquiring about the best pens for tangling on fabric. I haven’t explored this myself yet but there are many fellow Zentangle Zealots with good experience using fabric gel pens and I thought I’d share some of the ones recommended. Also in the video featured, Suzanne McNeill tangles an apron and a quilt block and explains her experience with various pens and fabric weights.

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Zen-sational Stitches for Quilting

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As announced earlier this week, CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s new “Zen-sational Stitches for Quilting” book is now available and in this video you can follow along with Suzanne as she demonstrates how to add Zentangle® inspired stitching to your quilts and appliques using templates and stitch patterns from the book.

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Video of 7 official tangle patterns

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In this video CZT® Sue Jacobs demonstrates 7 official tangle patterns, including one for which you haven’t seen online instructions until now. Recorded at the CHA Summer 2011 meetings in Chicago.

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Zentangle Jewelry

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Want to get your seasonal gift-making underway with thrift and style? Suzanne McNeill shows examples of Zentangle®-inspired jewelry, from bottle cap earrings to polymer clay bracelets and shows you how to make a simple tag necklace.

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Suzanne McNeill demonstrates her process of creating a tangle pattern

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In this video CZT® Suzanne McNeill demonstrates her process of creating a new Barbed Wire tangle pattern.

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Joanne Fink’s Zenspirations patterning techniques

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Here are four video tutorials by Sakura’s Joanne Fink on patterning techniques, shape and edge patterning, monograms, and borders and frames. More fun techniques and ideas for your inspiration!

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Continuous line tangling on fabric

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Using a continuous line while drawing tangles is similar to the process of stitching on a machine. Suzanne McNeill demonstrates how she uses this style of drawing to achieve great results on a canvas tote bag and recommends the pen she likes for tangling on fabric.

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Tangling on Silk

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Earlier this year Suzanne McNeill participated in a weekend art retreat taught by her CZT® colleague Angie Vangalis. This 4 minute video shows Suzanne creating colorful hand dyed silk scarves incorporating tangle patterns.

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More free videos about Zentangle

Tips, Tools, Techniques

CZT® Suzanne McNeill recently filmed several videos for Jerry’s Artarama demonstrating how to get started with Zentangle and how to add various techniques to Zentangle-inspired art. All five are available for viewing free on Jerry’s Artarama site at the links below.

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How to draw MOOKA – a Zentangle video

Zentangle pattern: Mooka

A video from Zentangle® originators Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts showing how to draw their latest tangle pattern: Mooka.

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