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More free videos about Zentangle

Tips, Tools, TechniquesCZT® Suzanne McNeill recently filmed several videos for Jerry’s Artarama art supplies 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 Artarma site at the links below.

  1. The Newest Way to Meditate: Zentangle Basics – great for beginners, demonstrating how easy it is to get started. Suzanne also recounts a little Zentangle history about founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and how they began this great new art form. (5:34)
  2. How to Incorporate Watercolors with Zentangle Drawings – Suzanne uses her “beautiful ladies” to show her method of adding watercolors to Zentangle-inspired art (6:02)
  3. Drawing Zentangles on a Dark Background Using Gel Pens – using a Gold metallic gel pen for her string, and Sakura Gelly Roll pens to add color (6:11)
  4. How to Use Markers and a Blending Pen with Zentangle – using Copic or Tombow Dual Brush Markers, Suzanne demonstrates the blending pen technique she learned from Marie Browning, author of Time To Tangle with Colors (4:44)
  5. How to Zentangle Using Clayboard and Micron Pens – clayboard, Micron pens, and colored pencils (5:03)

Check them out and enjoy!


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Zentangle Primer Volume 1 This is the only Zentangle book you'll ever need: the fabulous Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®. Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
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"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H

The Official Zentangle Kit Another great jump-starter for new tanglers is the original Official Zentangle Kit. The Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to get started properly: Sakura Micron Pens, Zentangle Tiles, pencil, sharpener, tortillion, a booklet and an instructional DVD by co-founder Maria Thomas. Click on the image for more information about the Kit and its contents.



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