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Tangled ATB Memory Box

Deb McCormick here from Ohio on this beautiful day May 19 2014.

Good morning, I hope you all are doing well and expect to have a great day.  

I didn't use many products for this project, I have found that sometimes less is more.  Assembling the box was quite easy.  After I did that I drew my doodle spaces with pencil so that I had individual places where I could do my doodling, when I was happy with my space, I went over the pencil with a typical pen used for Zentangle.  I use the internet to find patterns/tangles to use in my projects.  Here's where I started.

I know it doesn't look like much, but once you start filling in the small sections with doodles/tangles it moves along rather quickly.

different views of the ATB....

I doodle/tangled all but one side of the cube.  I didn't really have to doodle/tangle the bottom of the the cube but I was on a roll....
Once I completed all of my doodling, I colored in the blank white spaces. I used colored markers such as Imagine Crafts Momentos for the coloring. Here's what we have so far....


Now for the top of the box, I usually sit around and doodle/tangle, I came up with a piece that I loved, and I wasn't sure what I was going to use it for until I started the box.  

I cut the paper for the inside of the top flap about 2 and 7/8 inches. it didn't fit to the edge, I was afraid if I cut to fill the inside of the cube to the edge I would have trouble closing and opening the box.

For the last piece, I did cut the paper for the top of the ATB just shy of 3 inches it fit perfectly to the edge of the box. 

here you can see how it fits to the edge the next picture shows how nicely the box closes.

I must say I had a great time working on this project, it was challenging as I had never doodled on an object other than a piece of paper.  I found that it wasn't as complicated as I thought it would be.

I would like to thank Altered Pages for the chance to show my art.  I hope you've enjoyed seeing the process of decorating my little memory box ATB from Eileen Hull.  See the fabulous work by Eileen's Team at 

Altered Pages products used  Micron pens and doodling papers available at:

you can also check out my own blog


  1. I am in awe of anyone who can zentangle. I have dabbled (or doodled) a bit, but need practice. Your ATB box is just lovely. TFS.

  2. Thank you Barabara. Tangling is my passion. I do it almost everyday. I find it very calming.

  3. Gorgeous tangling DEB. The colored lid is amazing!

  4. You are so gracious Jean, thank you for the opportunity to show my work.

  5. Pretty box. Love the Zentangles.

  6. What a fun ATB! I love the colors, designs and the pretty topper you added to the block.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Fabulous Zentangling, I am loving the addition of all the color and how each side of the block is different!

  8. Such pretty tangles. Thanks for sharing you work Deborah. I also find zentangling very calming.


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