What is a Zentangle? 8

A sneak preview of what I have been working on – coloring Zentangles with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. What is a Zentangle®? It is basically a doodle – a doodle that reduces stress and improves your focus while you create a beautiful piece of art. Traditional Zentangles® were developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. They use Zentangles® as a ritual way to meditate and give you a sense of well being. Their mantra is “Anything is possible one stroke at a timeTM”

Although not a traditional zentangle technique, I love to color the Zentangles® with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Tombow offers 96 different colors and a colorless blending pen to provide an endless array of color combinations and shades. I used a permanent black pen to create the tangles and then choose my colors.

The Dual Brush Pen palette used in this Zentangle® are:

173 – Willow Green 195 – Light Green 245 – Sap Green 451 – Sky Blue 452 – Process Blue 493 – Reflex Blue 761- Carnation 723 – Pink 743 – Hot Pink N00 – Blender

All this week the design team will be posting their take on Zentangles and the many ways they were inspired by this simple, relaxing process so check back often, you’ll be amazed at all the different ways Zentangle can show up in your everyday creations!

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