Today is my Mom's birthday. The family trip that we took to Hatteras a few weeks ago was her birthday gift but, of course, I still had to make a card for her. Since Zentangling was the craft even of vacation week I had to Zentangle her card too.
I know it's not necessary or traditional to do Zentangling on fabric but since my practice is to make fabric postcards I'm did this drawing right on fabric. The only sewing is for the edge. I thought you might be interested on the progression of the design so I actually took time to take some in process photos.
I had two pieces of fabric that already had fusible on them so fused them to the interfacing base and then drew out the letters. The inspiration for these letters came straight from Flickr and Google. Just Google "zentangle letters" and you will find lots of great ideas.
Next I drew lines to create some sections for drawing.
My SIL, Carol, introduced me to this site and that's where I find the patterns that I use. I just focus on one section and one design at a time. I don't think about any sort of overall plan.
Here's the last in process shot. After I finished all of the sections I went back and outlined the letters again to make the lines heavier. I fused on a back and satin stitched the edges and it was done.
I'm enjoying this so much that I wanted to continue practicing so I decided to make Christmas postcards until I get tired of it. I make about 80 Christmas postcards every year so I figured I'd use my practice sessions to make something useful.
Here are the first 6 and they are in the order that I made them (1,2 and 3 on the top row and 4, 5,6 on the bottom row). I think you can see the progression of how I'm becoming more comfortable. #5 is the one I worked on while I was on hold with the internet customer service people. These are a lot of fun and I'm sure I'll keep making them. I made 10 card bases with white fabric and after I finish these I'll probably switch to some hand dyed fabric for the background.
Today I'm linking up to Freemotion By The River. Be sure th check out what everyone else is doing.