Tuesday

Zentangled Alphabet ATCs



These ATC's represent my first attempts at "Zentangle", "an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive pattern" developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. It's lots of fun, and in the case of these letters, a bit of a challenge to come up with the balance I wanted between the letter not having enough pattern and having so much pattern it was indecernible from the background.

I started out by creating a generic blank ATC card template in Photoshop because much to my surprise I couldn't find one already available. I'm happy to share my blank ATC  template here here.  Next I played with the template and the letter "F" in different fonts, manipulating the height, width, weight etc.  Get the template for the blank letter f ATC's here. I've added a blog page with all my templates in one place, including blank outlines of each of the letters I've used here.

I print these templates out onto 110 lb.  Card Stock and it's pretty much like coloring in a coloring book. When I'm finished I use a template that I've made for an ATC back, also printed onto 110" stock, and glue the front to the back. I like the weight and stiffness of the double card stock.

Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter A

Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter B
Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter C
Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter D
Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter E
 Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter F
 Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter G
Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter H


 Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter I

 Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter J

 Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter J

 Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter J

Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter K


Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter L


 Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter M
 Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter N
 Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter O
Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter P
2012-5: Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter Q
 2012-6: Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter R
 2012-7: Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter S
 2012-8: Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter T


 2012-43: Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter U
 2012-44: Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter V
 2012-45: Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter W
 2012-48: Zentangled Alphabet ATC's: Letter X
 2012-46: Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter Y
 2012-47: Zentangled Alphabet ATCs: Letter Z


6 comments:

patricias fabric art said...

They are great I bought a book on zentangles-I tried doing a bird ,it was ok but I need to practise

Iggygirl said...

Love your inking/linework

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Love your zentangle designs. You really have a great blog
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Anonymous said...

This is really cool! I have gotten into this type of thing ever since my sister gave me some supplies especially
for zentangle.

Melissa Gundersen said...

It's beautiful! Where did you get the lettering for this?

Melissa Gundersen said...

It's beautiful! Where did you get the lettering for this?