You may have noticed that we have begun using black paper with white tangles. That's because we were playing around with developing a black Zentangle tile.
Well, we finally figured out the best paper, pen and pencil combination and are thrilled to share it with you!
Black Zentangle Tiles . . .
Black Zentangle Tiles are cut from our original 3.5 x 3.5" square tile die, only with black paper. After testing many papers we decided on Arches Cover Stock (pronounced "arsh"). This beautiful charcoal black paper was by far our favorite. It is 100% cotton and a perfect weight and texture for tangling. To complete your Black Tile experience we are recommending. . .
Sakura's White Gelly Roll. This gel pen glides beautifully over the Arches paper. We found that it takes very little pressure for this pen to work it's magic. By simply tickling the paper you allow the ink to flow elegantly into your drawing. We use a White Charcoal Pencil to draw strings and highlight the finished tangles. Slowly work up layers with your pencil. Feel free to blend or smudge this pencil with your fingers or a tortillion.
Tip: Be sure your white ink is dry before adding pencil.
Maria suggests: To get a feel for the while Gelly Roll pen, sign your name first on the back, and maybe tangle around it a bit.
. . . and Zentangle ATC Tiles
After many requests from the Artist Trading Card (ATC) community for ATC-size Zentangle tiles, we are introducing Zentangle ATC Tiles.
Our Zentangle ATC Tile is a standard 2 ½ by 3 ½ inch Artist Trading Card size. It is beautifully die cut and available in either our traditional white or our new black.
We are so excited to be a part of the ATC community and really look forward to seeing what you and the ATC community do with them!
Black Zentangle Tiles (Pack of 21), $13
White Zentangle ATC Tiles (Pack of 21, $9
Black Zentangle ATC Tiles (Pack of 21), $9
For the next month or so you you can only purchase these new tiles from a CZT.
There are two reasons for this: