Thursday, July 21, 2011

Doodle Monogram

When I first started blogging, I shared something called Zentangle. It’s basically art doodling that repeats a series of patterns and is done primarily in black and white. I haven’t taken any of the formal classes but just kinda started doing my own interpretation of it and it’s very addicting!

One of my son’s friends was over visiting last week and my sketchbook was out and she was enthralled by my doodles. So I thought I’d do her initial in a doodle!

Zentangle Monogram (2)

I didn’t just want to tear it out of my sketchbook to give to her so I painted an unfinished frame from Ikea, then dry brushed it and applied some rub ons that have a similar doodle pattern and some words from the same pack.


I also thought I’d try out Big Huge Labs photo editing which I learned about from Viv at the V Spot Blog. I used it to create the mosaic of pics seen above.

Of course I had to finish the frame off with some strategically placed bling. Just a rhinestone in the middle of each flower. Got the stamp of approval from my son.


Amanda Joy Petersen said...

I need to look at that zentangle website. I think this turned out fun and cute. this is a very thoughtful gift:)

Netty said...

Terrific and very special gift. xx

sugar Creek said...

that's great! I've been zentangleing myself, I take a journal with me to doodle in when I go on errands with my husband to the bait store, he stays in there forever!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

How very fun! I love doodle drawings like this. I bet she loved it!

Suzy Myers said...

Very sweet. Love this!


1CardCreator said...

Beautiful Zentangle, thanks for the link to the Big, huge labs, I may try it out.

Lori said...

This is AWESOME! Haven't tried that seem to have quite the knack for it!