Zenspirations Patterned Monograms
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Zenspirations Patterned Monograms

You don't have to be a calligrapher or a designer to learn how to draw easy and beautiful patterned monograms. Use Sakura Pigma Micron® pens to create shapes and detailed lines.  Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic® and Stardust® pens will add color and shine to these special letters.

For more ideas and instructions, purchase your own copy of Zenspirations, by Joanne Fink, at our online bookstore -- just click on the image below.

Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Sakura Pigma Micron® Pens
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic® Pens
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust® Pens
  • Strathmore® 400 Series Drawing Paper
  • Zenspirations™ Letters & Patterning Book by Joanne Fink

Project Instructions

Step 1  Using a black Pigma Micron® 01 pen, draw a 5” outline of the letter "R" on a sheet of Strathmore® 400 series drawing paper.

Step 2  Double stroke the lines to add spaces around the perimeter, and then close any open edges.

Step 3  Add weight to the strokes to help ‘ground’ the letter.

Step 4  Fill some of the spaces around the perimeter with simple patterns. (See pages 8-10 of Zenspirations™ Letters & Patterning for pattern examples; and pages 42-48 for examples of Zenspirations Patterned Monograms.)

Step 5  Add circles, loops and triangles to make the patterns more detailed. Step 6 Using Gelly Roll Metallic® and Gelly Roll Stardust® pens, add touches of color to the remaining spaces around the perimeter of the letter.