Lobster Zentangle Chalk Board- Free Pattern!

My husband and I left our corporate life two months ago, sold most everything we owned and set across the country in our motorhome to see what we could see.  It was a major life change with the purpose of living our dreams, making our life simpler, and ultimately improving our health.

Currently in Maine, I was inspired this week by the local sea life and created a Lobster Zentangle Chalk Board with a free pattern for you!

lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

This cute chalk board was made with a wooden plaque, chalkboard paint and sharpies!  Fun to draw, and with the free pattern and instructions below, easy to recreate!

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So let’s start creating!

lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

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For this project I used:

Free Pattern: Lobster Under the Sea Illustration
Black Sharpies fine point and medium point
Charcoal pencil
9″ x 12″ wooden plaque
Black Chalkboard Paint

Begin by printing out the pattern.  Use a charcoal pencil to color the backside of the pattern.  Place it right side up onto the wooden plaque and then use a pencil to trace the pattern onto the plaque.  The charcoal should transfer.  (If it is easier for you, you can also use tracing paper).  I simply traced the main outlines and filled in details later with sharpie pens.

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lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

Then grab your sharpies and start doodling!

lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

The fun thing about zentangle is that there is no right or wrong way to doodle.  Create patterns any way that you like!

lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

I used a mixture of thick and thin sharpie points and drew until I was happy with the outcome.

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lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

Now fill in the center section with chalk board paint!

Ever work with chalk board paint?  It is really easy!  Simply paint the chalk board paint on in one direction.  Allow to dry for one hour and then paint it on in the opposite direction.  Finally, allow it to dry for 24 hours before going any further.

lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

Next, we need to season the chalk board.  Lay a piece of chalk on the side and chalk the areas of the board that you will be using.  Then wipe them clean with a paper towel.

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lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

As you can see above, I decided to add in some more black contrast with sharpies in the top of the picture to balance out the drawing.  I then added gemstones, gluing them on with white glue.  (This of course is optional).

lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

My pretty Lobster Zentangle Chalkboard is now ready for notes!

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  • Erlene July 1, 2017, 8:50 pm

    You’re so talented and you took this to a whole new level by making it into a chalkboard. Love!

  • Brenda Shreves July 2, 2015, 10:06 am

    I love this project. Thank you for sharing!

  • Erica June 16, 2015, 1:41 pm

    This is so fun and so adorable! I love zentangles and I just adore how you incorporated it into a little functional menu board! So creative and clever 🙂

  • Cathy June 15, 2015, 8:34 pm

    My granddaughter recently introduced me to zentangle and I am enamored. This is really cute and I loved your addition of bling. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  • jet June 9, 2015, 9:36 am

    wooow this is such a beautiful design!!! Thank you for sharing this methode and as well your design. I really love it.

  • lorraine williamson June 8, 2015, 9:18 pm

    this is so cool will have to get this copied thanks for sharing have a great day

  • James Tanis June 5, 2015, 5:56 pm

    Suzy, I just accidentally left a comment about the awesomeness of Zentangles and forgot to leave my name and email. Not so awesome. BTW, I would love for you to encourage folks to incorporate Zentangles in their repertoire, and really appreciate that you create them and offer them to your adoring throngs. 🙂 ” Enjoy Maine,” he said with more than a little jealousy.

  • Anonymous June 5, 2015, 5:53 pm

    The concept of “Zentangling” is great for me, a “drawing challenged” dude. I discovered Zentangle books a couple years ago during one of my many hospital stints (I have MS). For several months, I faithfully drew a Zentangle in a journal every night before bed, following the designs of the first book. It was wonderfully relaxing and helped me do something I hadn’t accomplished in a long time: SLEEP. I encourage anyone who may have many talent, but drawing not being among them, to buy the first Zentangle book. If I can create these things, you can be Picasso-ish! (Just don’t cut off your ear!) 🙂

  • heather June 5, 2015, 12:17 pm

    Love, love,love this Suzy. You are so talented girl 🙂

  • Lynda June 5, 2015, 11:43 am

    OMG!! I love that!!!! I especially love the little gemstone additions. I would probably go crazy with them though and it would end up being one big blinged out lobster, LOL

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