This card was created using printed digital images Mansion and Boo from our digital download area.
I used the plain mansion stamp and decorated it using a Copic Multiliner. A lot of the doodles I added were modified Zentangle patterns even though the end result doesn't look like your typical Zentangle. We also provided a very similar decorated mansion if you don't want to doodle your own spookiness over the plain mansion. I printed the images on Cryogen Cardstock and used Marvy Permanent Alcohol Markers to color both the Mansion and the Boo. I had seen a Manga artist create clouds the way I did here by coloring the whole sky in purple BV738 in a single layer and then using the blender pen to remove color. I used the blender in a circular pattern repeatedly to remove the purple. I then added a second layer of purple which removed any streaks from the sky and I worked around the clouds which made the stand out more.
The background was created using the Lost Coast Designs Spider Web background stamp on the bottom with black dye ink and a Sizzix Texture Fade embossing folder on the top. I rubbed a little pigment ink over the pattern to make it stand out a little.
What is Zentangle? My definition, in a nutshell is that it is semi-scripted doodling. You can come as you are, with lots of ideas or no ideas and still create a masterpiece that's all your own. The people who coined the term "Zentangle" suggest using it as a sort of meditation. They even certify instructors to make sure it is being taught properly. Me? I just doodle, borrow some patterns and if I find a state of Zen along the way, great. I am a totally unlicensed doodler. That's the great thing you can take it as seriously as you want. We carry these great inexpensive books about Zentangle, written by a certified Zentangle instructor if you want to know all there is to know about Zentangle. They also have great patterns!