Welcome to BLOG Zentangle. To learn about Zentangle, visit our website, read our free newsletters, take a class with a local Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), and best of all . . . create your own!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Scrap Paper

Every kitchen needs a stash of scrap paper. We keep ours in a box on a kitchen window seat . . .


. . . and fill it with scraps from our local printer.


This box is from a dear friend's mom who gave us a bottle of wine in it. Maria tore the Zentangle insert to size and just stuck in place with double-sided tape - no varnish or anything.


[click images for larger view]

6 comments:

Rose said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I often feel the inspiration but then realize that it would be a chore to have to find a pen and paper... and here you go... right there all the time. Lovely Zentangle for the top of the box... and the box is so cool... recycled! You have such great ideas!!! I am thinking of starting some Zentangle bookmarks... using metal :) I have already gotten some encouragement from the Flickr community! The possibilities? Endless. Your Zentangles? Priceless. :)

Rhani said...

oh i will be flying throuugh my coffee this morning, cause I have a wine box just like this, and i cant wait to go and fish it out from the back of the cupboard and re vamp it !!!!!

Tricia said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, great idea. There seems to be a 'new' tangle pattern on this box......... it's at the bottom left/center of the design, and sorta looks like a four-pointed star. (Being a quilter, we call that a 'friendship star'). Are there any 'lessons' on how to achieve this design????
Thanks!
Tricia
(anxiously waiting to see you in May for the CZT workshop!!)

Tricia said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, great idea. There seems to be a 'new' tangle pattern on this box......... it's at the bottom left/center of the design, and sorta looks like a four-pointed star. (Being a quilter, we call that a 'friendship star'). Are there any 'lessons' on how to achieve this design????
Thanks!
Tricia
(anxiously waiting to see you in May for the CZT workshop!!)

Zentangle said...

Tricia --
Go to our website and go to our newsletter archive under the "What's New" tab. Take a look at the December 2007 newsletter. In that we describe our tangle "cadent" which I think is the one you mean.

It was inspired by the houndstooth weaving pattern and you can use either circles or squares to start.

We call it "cadent" as a play on words.
hound=canine
tooth=dental
canine/dental shortens to cadent

Get it? Like we've said, we have too much fun (or time).

--Rick

Tricia said...

How did I not see that???!!!!! "Cadent" is one of my favorite patterns! Oie! And I love the way you brainstormed to give the pattern its name. Thanks for your response.
Looking forward the the CZT workshop in May!
Tricia