Altenew Academy Zentangle Lessons 3-4

Hi Everyone, and welcome back! I’ve shared two other cards I created for lessons one and two (You can find lesson one HERE and lesson two HERE) from Altenew Academy, Zentangle For Cardmakers, taught by the incredible Amber Davis, and it’s now official … I’m obsessed! This card incorporates the Zentangles learned in lessons three and four: zinger, springkle, mooka, and dionaea (Amber’s own design). I love feeling like I can draw and add interesting details to stamped images!

Adding zentangles creates a dramatic difference and interest to stamped images. I found that adding detailed shading lines to the tangles helps cover up drawing mistakes and creates movement in the image.

I began by stamping and fussy cutting a mask of the large Build-a-flower Poppy stamp from Inkadinkadoo masking paper, stamped the flower, masked it, and finally stamped the other poppy on each side. Then I added auras (see lesson one HERE) to the underside of the petals, and stamped the large poppy leaves. Next I drew the new tangles.


I colored the flowers and leaves with Altenew Artist Markers from sets A, B, C, and D, and colored the background with Copic markers B0000, B000, B00, and B01. Then I added shadows with a light graphite artist pencil and a tortillion.


To complete the card, I covered the flowers, and splattered Jet Black and Dusk Metallic Shimmer ink spray over the panel. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed the More Than Words sentiment, and added Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.

So, what do you think? Have you started Zentangling yet? Or even better, have you registered for Amber’s class at Altenew Academy? You will not regret it! I promise. Thanks again for joining me in the craft room! Love and artsy hugs!


PS – No affiliate links were used in this post. I just like to share some of my favorite crafty things in case you are interested in trying them too. All ideas and opinions are my own.


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