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Dingbatz are a fun and easy way to incorporate the fundamentals of Zentangle(R) into a wide variety of creative projects and bring attention and mindfulness to the smallest corners of your life.
- Fun complement to hand lettering, scrapbook, and art journaling projects
- Beginner-friendly, with few materials required to get started
- Techniques to practice and a world full of canvases to bring beauty and joy to others
- Author Brian Crimmins is a coach, speaker, and Certified Zentangle Teacher who uses the Zentangle(R) Method in his individual and group coaching and workshops
Use Dingbatz to add flair to whatever you’re working on—they provide a wonderful complement to any hand lettering, scrapbook, or art journaling project.
Small enough to provide a sense of instant gratification when you make them, these “Zenbellishments” require few materials, making them accessible to all skill levels from beginner to advanced.
This book will introduce you to how Dingbatz are constructed, and how to build from that basic structure to create designs uniquely your own.
Zentangle Dingbatz includes a variety of projects that will allow you to practice using Dingbatz not only as stand-alone designs, but also as accents and enhancements to other art projects.
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Endless Fun & Full of Possibility
Use beautiful Dingbatz to accent and enhance all your art projects!
Lettering & Calligraphy
Add Flair & Personality to Your Creative Projects
Dingbatz are a fun way to incorporate the fundamentals of Zentangle(R) into a wide variety of projects, bringing attention and mindfulness to the smallest corners of your life.
This book will introduce you to how Dingbatz are constructed, and how to build from that basic structure to create designs uniquely your own!
How to create your own Dingbatz masterpieces
Tips and suggestions for using Dingbatz in a variety of crafts
Step-by-step projects for cards, Weathergrams, zines, and more
48 tangles from featured CZTs & tangling artists, showcased in a visual directory
Patterns & Projects for Dynamic Tangled Ornaments & Decorations
Learn the ins and outs of Dingbatz! Crimmins breaks down this clever concept into its individual parts—design space, design placement, design purpose, shape, frames, strings, tangles and Zen-bellishments.
Dingbatz appear to be small yet complex designs. By breaking down the designs into their individual parts, it’s much easier to know where to begin!
Throughout this book you will find space and instructions to practice the elements of Zentangle art, individual tangles, and the methods demonstrated.
Every section has multiple warm-up exercises and space to practice, so you can master your Dingbatz with confidence!
Apply your newfound Dingbatz skills to the art projects inside! You’ll begin with basic Zentangle tiles, creating unique pieces of frameable art, then move on to styling greeting cards, envelopes, weathergrams, and more with your own unique flare.
Once you’ve learned the concepts of Dingbatz, you can mix and match them to suit your style and interests!
Included in this book is a handy reference to 48 tangles—Brian’s favorites!—11 of which are accompanied by step-by-step instructions within the book, with the others available online.
You’ll find tangles from your favorite CZTs like Kathy Barringer, Diana Lachance, Marie Browning, Mary Elizabeth Martin, and more!
About The Zentangle Method
The Zentangle(R) Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called “tangles.” In the handy warm-up section inside, follow the detailed steps for classic Zentangle to begin your Dingbatz journey.
You’ll quickly fall in love with the relaxing, meditative effect of tangling!
More Ways to Use Dingbatz
The projects included in this book are just the beginning of the possibilities for Dingbatz! You’ll discover lots of clever ways to incorporate this art form into your everyday life, from accenting your journals and scrapbooks to embellishing place cards and sketchbooks.
The applications for Dingbatz are truly endless!
Dingbatz only require the same 3 standard supplies used for all traditional Zentangle(R) projects: Zentangle tiles, Pigma Micron 01 pens by Sakura, and a graphite pencil. Inside, you’ll learn about extra tools you can use to enhance your tangle creations, from charcoal pencils to watercolor brush pens.
You’ll even learn how to make your own Tangle-on-the-Go Kit!
About the Author
Brian Crimmins is an artist, writer, and Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher. On the heels of graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Central Florida in 2014, he discovered Zentangle through a class offered at a local art store.
Since becoming a CZT in 2016, Brian has taught at conferences, museums, cafés, tea houses, and in private homes. In addition to Zentangle, he is inspired by typography and lettering, organic patterns, and decorative arts, which sparked his personal passion and interest in printers’ ornaments and decorations.
Brian is also a life coach, an avid theatergoer, and a world traveler.