Art trends are so interesting and along with the Adult Coloring Book Craze…. this doodle idea of Zentangle has also become ridiculously popular but what do they all mean. It sort of sounds like a new language and it kinda is.
What is Zentangle?
Zentangle is an official trademarked name for specific “Tangles” that the creators and official CZT’s (Certified Zentangle Teachers) have created. You will see the name of the CZT or Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas the couple who are the creators of this new art trend. I really am attracted to these very detailed and organized designs but the whole idea behind Zentangle is the “ZEN” part of it.. to be able to relax and create something quickly and inexpensively that turns into a piece of art.
Favorite YouTube Zentangle Resources
A Little Lime is another favorite and you get to hear her Aussie accent (We Americans love that)
And there are a few on the Official Zentangle YouTube Channel here.
Maria teaches Betweed which is one of my very favorite tangle patterns.
Zentangle Mooka Video
Non-Official “Official” Zentangle Supplies
Tools I have purchased and loved to be ZEN with my Zentangle Art
Gelly Roll Pens I Love
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Sakura 10-Piece Gelly Roll Moonlight Gel Ink Pen Set – Fluorescent Moonlight colors are not fade-resistant, but no smears, feathers, or bleed-through on most papers. Best effects on black paper and can be used on white paper. I haven’t played with these very much since I tend to use white paper but they are on my next thing to try list. CLICK HERE TO BUY
Sakura 10-Piece Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Ink Pen Set – LOVE love these pens It’s really hard for me to decide if I like the glitter pens (aka Stardust) or these metallic ones best. Metallic colors include: silver, copper, blue, red, green, purple, pink, emerald and 2 golds.
My Favorite Zentangle Books (So Far)
You can purchase several official small Zentangle kits on Amazon
The Rennaisance Zentangle Pack $13.99 ($19.99 on Zentangle.com)
The Mendala Zentangle Pack – $15.07 ($19.99 on Zentangle.com) Sometimes called Zendala’s this is Zentangle done on a circular tile.
The Black Zentangle Set – This set contains: 2 each Gelly roll white; 1 each Pigma Micron 08 black; 1 each white pencil; 1 each tortillion; 5 black Zentangle 3.5″ tiles. $13.35 ($15.95 on Z)