I am an avid cardmaker and scrapbooker and now a Zentangle artist. I am consistently working on combining my passion for paper construction with beautiful materials to showcase Zentangle. This project combines "mini-scrapbook" style construction with a little bit of designer paper and lots of Tangling.
I made a ZenFolio for myself to take my Zentangle supplies with me on my weekly trips up and down Vancouver Island. I can also use this great ZenFolio to show my Tangling to prospective students and venues for classes. Tada!!!
I know, it doesn't look like much yet, but I am planning to Tangle all over the cover with Sakura white gel pen and Metalic gel pens. Wait until you see what's inside........
Oh wait, I can't show you the inside until we talk about the construction and the closure. I found this amazing antique lock closure at a scrapbook store in a little box full of bits of this and that. I wish I could tell you who makes it but it did not come in a bag with an identifying label. If anyone knows please leave a comment and I will gladly give credit.
While I did come up with the general idea of my ZenFolio I also had lots of help from a very special designer - Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon. I used her Contessa and Foto Folios as a guide in determining what sections I wanted in my personal folio. I also used Kraft-Tex as the very sturdy spine between each section of the folio.
When the ZenFolio is first opened I have a sturdy (chipboard reinforced) clipboard to provide a solid surface Tangling. On the right I have a box with a magnet closure to hold my pens. Below the pens are little boxes, just the right size to hold regular Tiles and Zendalas.
The one designer paper you can see throughout the project is from Graphic 45 Mother Goose collection. I wanted to add a few bits of dp along with my Tangling to help draw the two mediums together.
But wait, there is more.....
Open the folio to the next step and reveal a section for showing off completed Tiles. There are four flaps that run the length of the page and hold up to 6 tiles each.
The flaps fold back and forth to show off both sides of what the flap is holding.
Underneath it all is a hidden surprise! This is a piece I did for my original Zentangle blog - Just Tangling Along which I have now folded into Crafting Passions.
Have a great day!!!