YouTangle, Inktober Review!

I have one regret… I didn’t find these before Inktober!

I know why… I’m not an official zen-tangle person so I would not be looking.
But I doodle, and these are great for that!

These are perfect for Inktober — 9 x 9 cm/3.5 x 3.5 inch
(310 gsm) cards made for ink, small enough that you can easily do a drawing a day!
Except, 25 cards to a tin… dang, have to buy TWO.
*i would so hate to have to find a use for two tins… sarcasm, see bottom*

They are lovely for use with fountain pens, shown here in a sketch yesterday at PSU.
The smooth bright white paper shows off pen and ink!
Day 15 Inktober sketches — actually, all of these!

I tried watercolor over a second sketch of carrots…
The traditional watercolor didn’t love the paper, and what might be bright paints
ended up a bit washed out because the paper absorbed the paint.
*nix wet watercolor…. oh well, I didn’t think that would work!*

Then I tried liquid watercolors and inks in a waterbrush.
This worked better — maybe the even delivery of saturated color?
This is one way I might color them if I am doing middle-of-the-night drawings.

Markers, in this case Pitt pens and Tombow, worked wonderfully on the paper.
With rounded edges, acid free and age resistant paper, it has no printing on the back so both sides can be used for mark-making.  And, the surfaces appear identical front to back.

*i can imagine using the tiles to make love-notes for mitchell,
stashing them in a book he is reading or on his keyboard or in his guitar strings… 
hearts and a salutation on one side, image on the other!*

Lastly, I tried a children’s crayon product on the paper…
IF the dang thing had a point I would have liked how this one turned out.

I clip them at the edges so they stay flat when I am
using wet materials — then they dry flat!.

*oooooh, then there is the tin… i popped 15 full pans in the tin…
did i say i loved to make home-made tin palettes?*

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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8 Responses to YouTangle, Inktober Review!

  1. loisajay says:

    Love notes for Mitchell–you are such a romantic! I love how the little pans fit into the tin. Yes, I caught that little sarcasm, Katie….. 🙂


  2. Fantastic review. I know that a lot of artists, who are not into Zentangle, would still like these tiles for doodling and small sketches. I hope we manage to get the word out!


  3. Thanks Kate!
    I knew you would find a use for those tins 🙂


  4. I love the way you play!


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