Beginner’s Zentangle

The other day, my daughter asked me to fill up a coloring page with her,inspite of whatever pending workload I had  ,I am glad I accepted her offer.I ended up enjoying my time filling those narrow spaces with colors .Recent trend of adult coloring books  and drawing Mandalas suggests , we can all benefit from a short period of creativity,no matter how good or bad we are at it. Here is the an easy Step-by-Step instructions created to us by Natalie and Mae from Craftd Shanghai,on how to create a Zentangle. As the name suggests,it will definitely bring an ounce of Zen into your busy lives.~Kavi

IMG_3193

 

Materials : 

any type of paper

gel pens

OPTIONAL : relaxing music of your choice/or a glass of wine(whatever works for you!)

IMG_3198

1. For beginners, we recommend that you start with a doodle sheet. On a piece of paper, create as many patterns as you want. It could be as simple as dots, lines and zigzags. No rules, just doodle your heart out.

 

IMG_3197

 

2. On another sheet of paper, draw an outline of a drawing that you want to ‘zentangle’ .

 

IMG_3196

 

3. Freely divide your drawing into sections.

 

IMG_3195

 

4.Using your doodle sheet , pick a pattern. Repeat the pattern until the whole section is filled up.

 

IMG_3194

 

5. Keep going until your done. You can even color it in.
Craft’d began in February 2014 as a way of meeting like-minded people in Shanghai.As the group continued to grow, the concept of the Craft’d Studio began to form. They offer high-quality arts and crafts workshops for both children and adults as well as organizing craft birthday parties, baby showers and hen parties. Check out http://www.craftdshanghai.com
unnamed