Friday, January 31, 2014

Zentangle Classes in Wisconsin

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Hello Zentangle Fans,

For more information about Zentangle art, please visit my new website at

I've taught art and paper crafting classes for the past 15 years, but my favorite subject is Zentangle Art. Why you might ask? Because it’s more than just an art form. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over the world and across a wide range of interest, skills and age groups.

Zentangle is...
  • Easy to learn
  • Relaxing
  • Fun
  • Creative.
  • Imparts artistic satisfaction of creating something unique
  • Develops focus
  • Reduces stress
  • Provides an increased sense of personal well-being
All of these benefits are wrapped up in an inexpensive, portable and adaptable hobby. What more could you ask for?
My husband and I have been married since 2000 and are still very happy. I suffer from multiple health complications that haven’t allowed us to add children to our family, but that’s given me the opportunity to pursue a career teaching classes regularly. I've had many opportunities to benefit from the rewarding traits of the Zentangle art method.

I currently live in Madison Wisconsin, but I travel and teach classes in many cities across the country. I love visiting new places to share the Zentangle method.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Katie Butler, Certified Zentangle Teacher

I love to share my experience and enthusiasm for the Zentangle method. To learn more information please visit my website at

Friday, August 9, 2013

Layered Circles Zentangle Frame

I love the way this project came out. I started by writing the "believe" on the bottom corner and then colored it in using my Copic markers. After that I used a template to layer the circles around the frame and filled each of them with a different Zentangle pattern.

Zentangle Frame by Katie Butler, CZT

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Zentangle Dangles and Curtains

I love Dangles and Curtains!

This is a simple sketch from my personal idea journal that shows a couple of my favorite Zentangle inspired patterns. The Dangles are fairly self explanatory and the Curtains are taught in the "Beginner Zentangle Class - Part 2 on Shading)


Friday, February 1, 2013

February Willow Heart Tree Card

This months theme at the Unique Crafters Challenge Blog is all about lace and fabric. You may create anything you would like, as long as there is some kind of lace or fabric someplace on the card. I used the Willow Heart Tree image from Cedar Chest Designs to create this Valentine's Day card. The dangly little hearts really make me happy. 

After finishing the image I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. The candy stripe pattern was from "Lime Twist" Designer Paper Pad by My Minds Eye. The little brad was from Bo Bunny and everything else just came out of my stash. For the challenge, I added a strip of lace and a sheer piece of fabric behind the image mat.

The image was colored using Copic markers. To create the dots, I simply touched up and down lightly with the tip of my pen. The trick to getting really fun dots is to vary the size with large and small. 

Copic Marker Numbers
Hearts: R22, R24, R56
Dots: R02, R05, R22, R24, R56
Tree: E18, E15, E13


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Baby Boy in Cradle Card

This months challenge at the Unique Crafters Challenge Blog is all about "New Beginnings." That means you can post anything that represents a new start or the beginnings of a new adventure. This would include themes such as baby, wedding, new year, new house, new job, new haircut, or anything that feels like a significant change in your life. Please stop by and link over your own project for a chance to win free stuff.
I made this little baby boy card for my newest little Nephew. I wanted to create a simple card that was flat and easy to mail. The little twine bow was the thickest part of the card. The title line was made with a simple piece of canvas ribbon that I stamped with baby sentiments using my brown Momento ink.  
This little image is one of my favorites for a new baby. It is easy to color it in blue, pink or yellow depending on how you need to use it. I colored this image with my Copic markers.
Blue Blanket - B91, B93, B95
Face - E11, E00, E000
Hair - YR24, Y21
Wood, YR24, E40, E41, W05
Pillow and Background - W01, W03, W05