One of the teachers for July is Sadelle Wiltshire. Click here for her website. She is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and her teaching style is wonderful.
She was very generous and created 3 separate lessons - one basic Zentangle tile, a journal page and then a bonus tutorial for creating our own labryinth.
I did start doing some Zentangle a few years ago, but it had literally been pushed to the back of a cupboard, so it was wonderful to be tangling again.
Here is my basic tile (the tangles are Hollibaugh, Twiggee, N'Zeppe and Sampson).
I have also started the journal page (our theme for July is Sanctuary & Silence). I will be returning to add more details/colour/shading - but it is ok for now.
Sadelle showed us the Smashed Background technique, where you apply a medium directly to your craft mat, spritz with water and then press your paper down onto it. I used watercolour pens to put the colours down.
I then started to use a Micron pen to create areas for tangles.
It felt great to be back working in a journal. but I do tire easily and that is enough for today. I know that I will be doing Zentangle regularly from now on.