Zentangle 101 – Exploring Tangles and Tiles with MZ

 In Creative Classes, Elevenses with MZ, Zentangle

I discovered Zentangle a few years ago and after playing around with it and falling in love I decided to go to Rhode Island for the formal training program held by Rick and Maria, the founders and inventors of the Zentangle method.

There I learnt even more about this awesome fun to do art form and haven’t looked back since then. One of my favorite things about Zentangle is the tools needed – there are very few things you need to start. Emphasis is placed on quality over quantity, so you need a little bit of paper, a pen and a pencil, but you need to use good quality paper and a micron 01 pen is recommended.

For someone who is a green crafter and a frugal person, at first the supplies felt a little extravagant and so I tried to do the same on cheaper paper and with cheaper pens. After seeing the difference for myself I decided that for Zentangle the best supplies do actually mean work that is of a better quality and considering how little you really need – the tiles are about 4 inches square and the pens go a loooooooong way – it seemed that good Zentangle tiles and micron pens were the way to go.

In this episode of Elevenses with MZ I’m going to give you a quick intro to the Zentangle method and show you some fun and easy tangles. If you feel like you’re enjoying this and would like to learn more I have a video course available here. The book I’m showing in this video is The Zentangle Sourcebook.

As always do leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of the episode and if you will be giving tangles a try. If you enjoyed this video please subscribe to my YouTube channel MZ Creates so you never miss an episode of this fun artsy show.

Hoping you’re having an awesome week,

MZ

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  • […] That is what I’m using in this episode. The acrylic skin and some paper and book covers from Zutter to create a beautiful little book. I’m going to use this book to practice my Zentangle art since the pages in this book and super close to the size of an actual tile. (If you want to learn more about Zentangle – see the episode here.) […]

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