Get Messy | Zentangle and String Art

Yes – it’s Thursday again, which means time to share my next round of art journal pages. I’ve got a few pages on the go at the moment in various stages of painting, drying, glueing and colouring. It’s just so much fun that my brain is bursting with ideas and I can’t get them onto paper quickly enough.

Anyway, todays pages are simple but fun. I hope you like them.


As the journalling says – I have always loved drawing, I doodle in my notebook during meetings and while I am on the phone, but didn’t realise this was an actual type of art called zentangle. This was so fun to do. I love order generally and lists and right answers, but this technique took me away from that and let me have a bit more of an abstract approach to my creativity. Pinterest gave me a lot of inspiration for this one – there are some cool step by steps for zentangle on there.

And my second page:

Art journal


I have had this idea in the back of my head for quite a while but only just found the time to make it happen. I really wanted to make a heart out of wool and hand write a quote on the page somehow. And I also knew that I wanted it to have a background using an old book. Boy was that hard to do – I love books and ripping out pages just seemed totally wrong!

The best bit about making this page was that my youngest son (Master almost 11) and daughter (Miss 15) watched me the whole time asking questions about what I was doing. They were fascinated and loved how it turned out.

In the interest of copyright and full disclosure – I found the quote on Pinterest.

I can’t wait to see everyone else’s journal entries this week.


Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.


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11 thoughts on “Get Messy | Zentangle and String Art

  1. Hey, so glad you joined our little creative group 🙂 The zentangles are so pretty. Think I have to get such a book myself and lern more about it.

  2. i love your zentangle! it’s so pretty. And your handwriting is beautiful! love that quote you used for the string art too. really loving your art journal pages and can’t wait to see more!

    1. Thank you Kellie. It turned out exactly how I pictured so I really like it to. Hubby found it after I photographed it and put it on our bedroom dresser. I think likes it too.

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