Zentangle 7: Circles, Zendalas & Shapes
Zendalas combine the inspiration of the Mandala with Zentangle art.
Bring your Zentangles full circle with 40 new tangle patterns and ideas for making these beautiful sacred circles.
What is a Zendala? It's a Zen mandala! A Zendala is an inspired form of mandala that is drawn using tangles to fill each section of a circle. Make mini Zendalas on metal rim tags or create a Zendala spinner. By following the step-by-step instructions inside, you'll find the process of Zentangle to be simple and truly relaxing.
- Learn from Talented Certified Zentangle Teachers who share their tips and designs for using watercolours and circular stencils to make relaxing Zendalas.
- 40 original tangles with step-by-step illustrations to get you tangling in no time.
- This Expanded workbook edition offers 14 interactive bonus pages to help you practice your tangles
- Beginner-friendly creative art, with no special artistic talent required to get started—just some paper, a pen, and a pencil.
- Decrease stress and increase your creative focus with this meditative hobby
"First, I’m a very casual Zentangle maker. I pick it up every few years. When I do, I usually add a “how-to” or inspiration book to stimulate my efforts. This one fits the bill quite well, especially the addition of “Zendala’s,” something new to me. Also elementary illustrations on adding color. The illustrations and text are easy to follow and understand. I’m happy with the book because it has come into my life at just the right time and skill level."
Zentangle (R) is a popular doodling meditation that turns drawings into artistic designs while reducing stress and improving focus. With this step-by-step guidebook, you can create your own beautiful tangled art with Zendalas!
For centuries, mandala circles have been used to connect the spirit with the divine, offering symbols found in nature as subjects of contemplation. Drawing a mandala can help you discover your true inner self and balance. These special circles provide a unique opportunity to explore ancient teachings.
Inside this book, talented artists share their secrets for creating sacred circle designs, and show you how to add color, resist, layers, and more. This book includes 40 original tangle patterns, plus a bonus 14-page interactive workbook section where you can get started with tangling Zendala designs, adding color, practicing techniques, and drawing step-by-step patterns. Use your finished Zendalas to create meaningful handmade greeting cards, bookmarks, gifts, fine art, jewelry, home décor, and more!
Zentangle is easy for beginners! You don't need to be a calligrapher to create awesome Zentangle-inspired art with the sacred circles and original patterns inside this book. Using minimal supplies—only pencil, pen, and paper—you'll learn how to draw 40 tangles and discover inspiring ideas and tips for incorporating Zendala designs into your Zentangle-inspired art.
With benefits including stress relief, inspiration, and improved self-esteem, this relaxing craft can be done anywhere, and no special artistic talent is required. Tangles can be used to decorate wearables and home decor objects as well as to create personalized greeting cards and embellish scrapbook pages and journals. There is really no limit to the creativity!
Best of all, you can tangle even if you have never drawn anything before. Zentangle 7 will show you how!
About the Author
Suzanne McNeill is the author of 230 craft & hobby books and 15 Zentangle books. Suzanne McNeill has been called "the Trendsetter" for arts and crafts. Dedicated to hands-on creativity, she constantly tests, experiments, and invents something new and exciting. Suzanne is the woman behind Design Originals, a publishing company dedicated to all things fun and creative. Winner of the Craft and Hobby Association's Industry Achievement Award, she is a designer, artist, columnist, TV personality, publisher, art instructor, author, and lover of everything hands-on.
Published by Design Originals on July 1, 2014
Paperback, 32 pages, English
Dimensions 8.47" x 0.14" x 10.69"