Tangling on black Zentangle tiles can have a dramatic impact. While at CZT training, we practiced tangling on a black tile using tangles Tipple, Meer, and Indyrella. We used a white Gelly Roll pen, a white graphite pencil to shade, and a for-white-graphite-only tortillon to smudge. It was fun, but I haven’t reached for many black tiles since seminar.
Then, this week, Molly Hollibaugh (daughter of Maria and Rick), demonstrated her original tangle Munchin on a black tile. Take a look, and watch the end when Molly adds a fun technique using a black pen:
I got my supplies ready and played with the same shark technique used at the end of the video. I added some Tipple (because it’s one of my favorite filler tangles), and I added a few shark teeth. (I found it really hard to get the black ink to cover the white Gelly Roll ink — it just wouldn’t stick and my pen skipped over the ink. I finally tried a Sharpie, which worked a hair better.) Here’s the result:
What do you think? Do you enjoy tangling on black tiles? I’m definitely going to try it more often!
Be sure to click over to I Am the Diva to see how other tanglers used Munchin!