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Tan Zentangle® Tiles

Tan Zentangle® Tiles

Pack of 21 TAN Zentangle® Renaissance tiles – $13.00

Inspired by the Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) drawing technique usually done on gray or tan paper using warm and cool earthy colors, Zentangle has added these wonderful new Renaissance tiles to their product line.

“Chiaroscuro originated during the Renaissance as drawing on coloured paper, where the artist worked from the paper’s base tone towards light using white gouache, and towards dark using ink, bodycolour or watercolour.” – Wikipedia

With white tiles, we introduced tangling in black with shades of gray. With black tiles, we introduced tangling with white and shades of white and we added layering black on top of white (on top of black, etc). With Renaissance tiles, we bring all these techniques together! – Rick Roberts & Maria Thomas

Square 3.5″ x 3.5″ (89mm x 89mm) TAN Zentangle Tiles – each tile is die-cut like the traditional white and black tiles, only this time in beautiful 100% cotton tan paper, Zentangle’s Renaissance Tile. Pack of 21.

Create stunning Zentangles using a brown Sakura 01 Micron, a traditional black Sakura 01 Micron, a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen or white Signo Uni Ball pen and “shading” with a white charcoal pencil.

Zentangle® uses a mould-made, acid-free, 100% cotton, heavy-weight fine artists’ paper with a beautiful vellum surface finish. This paper is designed for etching, engraving, woodcut and other fine art techniques such as Zentangle, and is usually reserved for special editions.

Each tile is custom die-cut, inspired by this fine paper’s original deckle edges. Our idea to die-cut their edges arose when some early Zentangle prototypes accidentally went through the laundry. While those Zentangles came out in great shape, with their patterns not a bit faded, their edges were softened and their corners rounded. This so added to its beauty that we decided to die-cut our tiles from then on. Sized at 3-1/2 inches square, these tiles are designed to fit in pockets or in old floppy disk containers. The die-cut edges also fit together nicely in a mosaic.

CZT Molly Hollibaugh demonstrates the Zentangle-original tangle Fife in a video on this page and gives some excellent tips on using the tan tiles.

Here three beautiful examples from Maria to inspire you …

Maria's beautiful Tan Zentangle example

Renaissance Tile Example 2

Maria's Tan Zentangle

Renaissance Tile Example 3

Maria's Tan Zentangle

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