This is SO made for me! I love paper. I scrapbook, make cards, design handmade books, you name it! If it involves paper, I probably have at least tried it. So I have drawer full of a variety of paper. Sometimes I will buy a sheet in the craft store simply because I like it, not because I have any uses for it. Ah well, cheap obsession, I guess.
I pulled out several pieces and ran the template on all of them, so I could decide. I have never had the experience of using "real" zentangle paper. I hope to get some tiles one of these days. Right now I cut my own tiles from white cardstock - fairly heavy type used for card making. It is not "official", but I like the feel of it and it is cheap, since I use a LOT of it.
I decided to "break the rules" with my first attempt. I didn't tangle on another type of paper, but I involved other types of paper. Maybe it is more of "bending" the rules rather than breaking them! I cut parts of the design out of scrapbook scraps and glued them on top of the template. I tangled with colored microns and some colored pencils. Then I took chalks to the outside edges of the tile. Overall I like this one, except for the pink paper in the center. I kept thinking I should tangle over top the pink, but I couldn't decide. Since I like paper piecing, this was fun.
The Bright Owl. There are lots of great entries - and ideas to try!