Zentangling on Canvas

I’ve seen around the internet quite a few beautiful pieces of Zentangle on canvases, and I wanted to do one so much that I added “Zentangle a canvas” to my Bucket List (#248).

And I finally got around to doing it.

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Isn’t it pretty?

I like it, except that I have a few quibbles with it.  Firstly, I shouldn’t have drawn the outline in pencil first.

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Also, I’d meant to combine it with item #188 on the Bucket List: “Make a time lapse video of one of my art pieces”, except that I forgot.  So I determined to make a second Zentangled canvas at some point in the future.

Then, in a twist of wonderful fate, a swap partner sent me two canvases in a package crammed pack of crafty bits and pieces!  So I made a plan.  I put two pieces of tape on my desk, so I could position the piece in the same place for every photo.

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And I tested all my pens on the edge of the back…

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…I draw out my string…

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…and I got started.

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Which is when I encountered a problem.  Without something solid beneath the fabric of the canvas, it’s hard to get a decent line.  Not solid enough, and over the tiny bumps it’s hard to get a straight line.

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So now I’m not sure what to do.  I could use the pen I used for the first piece, but it’s far too thick to do detail.  Do I need different pens?  Or a different canvas?  I have absolutely no idea right now!  But I’m working on it.

I’ll keep you posted.



About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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