Whatz-Its Online Course

by Debbie New and Stephanie Jennifer

Inspired by Zentangle creator Maria Thomas, "Whatz-Its" is a drawing technique developed by Debbie New, CZT18. This easy to follow tangling course will equip you with an easy way to create visual layers in your tangled art.

Read more about the Whatz-Its technique on our blog: http://bit.ly/WhatzIts

Whatz-Its Online Course

  • 2

    Introduction, Example Tiles, Materials Needed

    • Inspiration and what you will need to draw along with us.

  • 3

    Whatz-Its Lessons

    • Part 1 - Tiny Treasures

    • Part 2 - Blooming Garden

    • Part 3. Section 1 - Trio of Fun

    • Part 3. Section 2 - The Journey's End

  • 4

    Share Your Tiles With Us

    • 7F5R Studio - Other Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the preview really free?

    Yes, it is. It shows a short project that features our Whatz-Its technique and is a teaser for the other videos in this online series. All you will need to do is create a Thinkific profile, if you don't already have one.

  • I tried watching the preview video but it says that I already registered for the course. What do I do?

    You should already be logged into your Thinkific account. At the top of the page, you should see "My Dashboard". Click on it. Once your dashboard shows up, you should see the Whatz-Its course and the button to "Resume Course".

  • What will I get if I buy this Whatz-Its course?

    You will receive the full course content, which includes more examples of tiles featuring the Whatz-Its technique and an additional three full-length projects.

  • After I purchase the course, will there be a time-limit on how long it will be available for viewing?

    No, there isn't a time-limit. Once you purchase the course, you get lifetime access to it.

  • How long are the videos?

    The free preview is 20 minutes long. The other three videos are three hours, not including the introduction video, so you get a lot of content and ideas for what you can do with this technique.

  • I have a question that is not answered here...

    You can email us at [email protected]


Jem Miller

I've admired Debbie's Whatz-Its tiles from a distance for a long time, and so I'm thrilled to get a chance to learn the technique, even though I'm a long way from Singapore!

I created a tile using the careful guidance in the free preview lesson that 7F5R generously provided. A great lesson in itself, it also gives a taste of the quality of the course materials, and has inspired me to buy the full course.

I'm buzzing with ideas for how to use this technique alongside my own tastes and style.

Mary Riley

I found this Whatz-Its course when I saw someone else's post about it. I was not so happy with how my first tile was going. Then I realized the Bijou size tile I was using was not a Bijou size tile. I also felt like working with color. So I modified my tools a bit.

I bought the full class and have only done the first one. It's very easy to follow and I love the results. It is a bit of a new way of thinking about composition for me. Great class, ladies!

Stephanie Bordeau

It's a beautiful project. The videos are superb. I will be able to adapt this in my Zentangle practice. I love this technique because it offers endless possibilities.

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We really appreciate your support!

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We would also like to invite you to our friendly Facebook group, 7F5R Challenge. We host bi-monthly themed and Tuesdays Tangle of the Day challenges.

You can also find us on Instagram, @7forests5rivers. We host fortnightly Instagram Live sessions on Tuesday, 2pm Singapore Time.

If you have any questions about this course, please send an email to: [email protected]