This is a compilation of what my 'finished' Zentangle tiles look like before attaching to cards.
I really enjoy Zentangle and find it relaxing. Although I tangle on white paper with black pen, I also enjoy tangling on coloured paper, or using coloured gel pens, or both. Here are some of my creations. Most of these are squarish or approaching a 2:3 rectangle, around 2-4 inches on a side (8-15 cm).
The Zentangle Inspired Art I do is generally done on paper or card. Cards are made from high quality cardstock - often glossy, pearlised, or textured. To do the main Zentangle drawing, I use many different types and sizes of paper and card - basically, anything I can get my hands on!
Pens used are 0.1 mm to 0.3 mm black, 0.4 mm blue and red, and 0.7-1.0 mm gel pens including white, 'classic hues', 'neons', 'metallic', and 'glitter' colours. Glue used is PVA, woodworkers PVA if I can get it - which is generally stronger than the timber one would put together with it!
*On this site, use of the word 'Zentangle' implies specifically 'Zentangle Inspired Art', drawn using methods pioneered by Maria and Rick at https://www.zentangle.com/.
This is a compilation of several 'colour blocks' of cards, which are generally finished in a set of each colour, from piles of tangled tiles of the appropriate colour and matching colourways of papers.
A newer line, Zentangle Inspired Art bookmarks are made from various weights of paper and card, including card that had previously been marbled with paint. I found this was great fun to do! All bookmarks are hand drawn and unique, look at the marbled ones (starting with the same colour and type of base!) to see how nothing goes the same way twice... and that's a good thing!
These are 0.3 mm black pen on wooden pine branch discs, thin layer of bark on some. Sprayed with a fixative for protection against water. Pen did not run when held under the tap for 5 minutes! Gold brooch pin on back.