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This doodling book encourages extending the “zentangle” method for doodling and illustration in a specialized direction by focusing on ornamental designs. The system uses a basic set of lines as a framework and then repeating very simple lines to create an infinite number of repetitive patterns. Whether you’re familiar with the approach or not, this well written and designed book offers a fun and engaging way to learn to create and design decorations and ornamentation with a wide variety of practical uses for them, well beyond just a relaxing doodling session.
There are several projects, and the book goes on to explain how to use these designs for tiles, greeting cards, envelopes, journals, scrapbooks, place cards, sketchbooks, monograms, name tags, calligraphy and lettering ornaments, and more. The friendly text, playful naming conventions, and full-color printing helps make the many diagrams and photography throughout into a fun and engaging drawing book that anyone would enjoy.