I started out try to do the Zentangle Technique in MDS for a challenge at Sudsol last week. The problem was that I could get my line to go the way I wanted or to be thin enough. So I ended up just adding a bunch of dots, which the samples that I saw did have those, too.
I’ve seen cards before where the creator would add little dots around the stamps to give it a different look. I’ve always really like the way they looked but never really tried doing it before. I’m glad I finally tried it out with this card because I like the way it looks. I’m going to have to do that some more.
First, I took the three flower stamp from Betsy’s Blossom’s, colored the center darker than the outside, then added a Freeform Layer to add the dots I wanted on and around it. Then I grouped those two layers together. Next, I added the leaf from the same stamp set, added a Freeform Layer to color it it and then another Freeform Layer to add the dots. I grouped those three layers together. Then I added the larger flower from the same stamp set. Once I had it the color I wanted to use, I double-clicked on it so that I could add some colored dots directly to the stamp since I wanted them to just add some color to the flower and I wanted it to stay in the lines of the stamp. Once I had everything done, I just started copying and pasting each stamp and placing them where I wanted them. That’s one of the nice things about doing it digitally is that I only have to do the small details once and then just copy and paste however many times I want.
- MDS – Disc – 130647, Download – 130646, Trial – 130910
- Betsy’s Blossoms Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download 127210
- File It Fun Kit – Digital Download 130062
- A Little Birthday Cheer Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download 119098
- Baker’s Twine Add-On Pack – Digital Download 127165
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my Zentangle attempt.
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