Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Zentanga

This is Zentanga, created for the Dollstreet Zentangle challenge. I have always loved to doodle, and created many pen and ink abstract designs in the 60's using similar techniques. I prefer to draw free-form designs, but did adapt some of the designs I found on the internet. I first drew the front and back on paper using my Tsunami Butter fly pattern as a template

I then printed it out onto fabric after scanning into my computer, using freezer paper backed muslin.


                                                               Printed on fabric




                                                      Upper body is attached, and body front and back sewn together.



                                                              Finished doll, front view
                                                                  Finished doll, back view

I spent a huge amount of time on this doll, considering I don't love her!!! LOL!  Sure was fun though, and next time I think I will draw my designs directly onto a stuffed form.


                    This is a design I drew in the 60's (Yes, I am OLD!!)  I did many many of these, and this is the only one that survived, and it has some water damage and is only part of the picture.



This is a doll I made using my own drawn designs onto paper, printed onto fabric and then fused with Timtex. She is a flattie I created for Woman challenge sponsored about 7 years ago by Dianne McDonald.
She is one sided, and the designs are of a rather personal nature, and tell a story.



Doing these kind of designs is not new to me, but doing it in a structured manner is. I still prefer to use a free-form style,  which beats to my own drum.

7 comments:

Natalie said...

GORGEOUS Patti!!!

UteV said...

Your zentagle dolls are amazing! ;-)

Stephanie said...

Love the flat doll. Just amazing!

Hanni said...

Patti this looks wonderful.

Robyn L. Coburn said...

I love these, and I like the vintage picture with its aged quality too. I think it would be a nice foundation for a collage - or maybe a color copy of it - water marks and all.

michelledolls said...

You're so talented Patti, I love all your Zentangle designs, especially the mermaid..........amazing!

Karen Mallory said...

Fabulous dolls!!! Love the zentangling patterns you have done.
hugs Karen