zentangle1Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week and have fun things planned for the weekend. 🙂

As I am still in recovery mode and can’t make it down to the craft room, I’ve recruited my daughter Meghan to post today. Meghan is a big fan of Zentangling-creating abstract art through doodled patterns.

Giving her some vintage lace as inspiration, I asked her to come up with, what we’ll call “Vintangles.” Vintage inspired doodles that will make for great trim to any project where you need to add a bit of texture. And, a lot of whimsy, as these loose, free flowing doodles are very whimsical!




With lace as inspiration, Meghan created this first one which she calls “Parisian Cafe,” as the spokes remind her of cafe umbrellas and the lattice, of a tablecloth. Each step appears below. You can complete each step, or stop at whichever point. The key thing to keep in mind, is these are truly “loose” doodles. No measuring required. Just fun drawing. I think this one would look really fun drawn on colored cardstock, trimmed out, and attached to the edge of a card. Maybe even make each step a different color?


parisian-cafe-1parisian-cafe-2parisian-cafe-3parisian-cafe-4parisian-cafe-5This second “Vintangle” Meghan calls “Flower Lace.” This one is very whimsical. I really like step 3. What a fun trim that would be! Very retro looking with the dots and lines.


flower-lace-2flower-lace-3flower-lace-4Maybe this weekend, you can try a bit of “Vintangling” yourself. Peruse your stash of lace trim and see what inspires you. Be sure to doodle lightly in pencil first, then go over with a Micro pen.

We’ll have some finished projects soon showing some Vintangled applications. 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Creating!!

Michelle & Meghan


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