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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Technique Tuesday -- Zendoodling

Hi! I am sorry this is a little late today. Too much going on! I trust you are enjoying your day. It's a little cooler here with a breeze, so I am trying to enjoy it before it heats up again!
You might have noticed that we have some new Zendoodle stamp sets here at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Zendoodle or Zentangle  has become popular in recent years. It is an art form of glorified doodling.  I remember doing a lot of this when I was a teenager. Today I am showing you how to do your own Zendoodling starting with a Zendoodle stamp. It really is easy and there are no real "rules' you have to follow.

  1. Zendoodle  Rainbow set 462
  2. black fine point permanent felt pen
  3. markers
  4. white cardstock
Stamp the birds on white cardstock.

I decided I wanted the two at the bottom on a limb, so I drew a limb with leaves and drew a swirl at the end.

Then I started sectioning off the bottom  of the card to do more doodling.

Then I started doodling in each section. Your doodling does not need to be elaborate.

Stamp the rainbow at the top -- the rainbow is already doddled, but I added some more interest by doodling the shape of the cloud several times.

I like the look of the black and white doodling, but I wanted some color, so I just colored a few things to bring them out. I left a lot of areas blank because I wanted the birds to stand out , but you can cover the whole background like Marie did on hers here. She did a wonderful job!

Now it is your turn! It is easy and fun. Just let your doodles flow. Have fun! Thanks for stopping by!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Zendoodle Rainbow set 462
  2. Waterscape Glitter G1108


Brenda said...

What a fun summery card! Your doodles really make it come alive and the birds with their beautiful bright colors too!

Donna Ellis said...

I love the way you are zendoodling with stamp images, April! The technique has been posted to the SNS T&T page! Your colors are so pretty!

Katy said...

This is awesome! Very happy! :)

E. Marie said...

I am so glad you showed me this technique. It is so fun!! This is an adorable card!!

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