Review-Hahnemühle Tiles for Tangling #Zentangle #Hahnemühle #YouTangle @ZebraPenUS

Here in the U.S., many of us have never heard of Hahnemühle paper. Founded in 1584, the company produces traditional, digital and industrial papers. Their distinguishing feature is the ability to combine tradition with modern technologies.  And now they tiles that are great the for Zentangle® artist and those who enjoy working at a 3.5 x 3.5 (9 x 9 cm) size.

Today I'm going to give you a look at these tiles.  Tomorrow, I'm going to hold a giveaway and give you a chance to win a tin with 25 tiles!  Thank you to Hahnemühle for your generosity!

Paper weight: 310 gsm
Paper size: 9 x 9 cm/3.5 x 3.5 inch
Paper color: bright white
No. of Tiles: 25
Description: Rounded edges, acid free and age resistant

Look & Feel
The Tin

The tin is metal with no adornment except for the Hahnemühle Rooster on the front. It has a hinged lid that opens easily and lays flat when open.

The tin comes with 25 tiles. They fit with just enough room that you can remove the tiles without di…

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Review-Zebra Zensations Mechancial Colored Pencils #Zensations #ColoredPencil @ZebrapenUS #Inktober

As an Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens, I was sent a package of several new products that will soon be in stores.  One of these was the Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencils.  I was very intrigued when I saw these, and wondered if they could possibly be good.  Read on and learn what I discovered.

Lead size: 2.0mm
Barrel: Triangular shape, plastic
Available in 24 colors
Uses Zebra refill #87103

One of the things I noticed right away was how transparent the colors were, so I drew some dark lines so you can see how show through the colors are.

Look and Feel
The pencils have a triangle-shaped plastic body that won't roll away.  I found it comfortable in my hand, a good size, though a little light in weight. The lead is a replaceable 2.0 mm stick with flat ends.  As you color the end does wear down to a rounded shape, but I still found you could get a decent line.

You don't need to sharpen these leads.  As it wears away, you click on the cap, just as you would with a mechani…

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Baobab Tree Fun and Easy Landscape Step-out #FunAndEasyLandscape #Step-out #DrawingTutorial

I had a special request for a Baobab tree.  There are nine species (you can see them here. Scroll down for the funkier ones), so I did two different versions.  These are just a guide though.  Baobabs are straaaange looking trees, so feel free to add limbs, twist them around.

I'm not sure why these came out so light.  I'm trying to get them darker, and I'll change out the photo when I do.
Fun & Easy Landscapes step-outs, step-wiselys or step-by-steps are posted every Friday!

For a full list and links to Fun & Easy Landscape Step-outs, Step-by-steps, Step-wiselys and guide rules go here.

Want to share your Fun & Landscapes or find prompts and challenges? Join the Fun & Easy Landscape Facebook Group here!

The winner of the Pigma Micron Pen Case/Tombow Fudenosuke pen giveaway is....

....Vedha S!  She has been contacted via email.  The winner of the Stonehenge Aqua paper will be announced at the Doodlewash blog this evening.

The giveaway for the Pigma Micron Pen Case/Tombow Fudenosuke pen has been my biggest ever!  I want to thank everyone who entered.  I wish I could send one to you all (really.  I wish I was rich enough to do that, lol!).  But now that I know how popular these items are, I will give away more of them in the future.

As it is, if I can get some examples done in time, I plan to have another giveaway this coming Friday for a tin of Hahnemühle YouTangle.Art tiles! The review will be on Thursday.

And since this last giveaway was to inform people about my new Fun & Easy Landscape Facebook group, I'll plug it again.  If you have been following my Fun & Easy Landscape series of step-outs, step-wiselys and step-by-steps, you can now share your work at my Facebook group.  You can also find prompts, challenges and tips that won't be posted …

Mac & Cheese Tangle Pattern #Zentangle #TanglePatterns #ZebraPenUS

I'm a member of the Zentangle All Around Facebook Group and every week they post an I Dare You challenge.  This week the challenge was Mac and Cheese on a Black Plate.  That meant to draw your Mac and Cheese patterns (your favorite go-to everyday patterns) on black paper.

I misunderstood at first, and thought we were to use a pattern called Mac and Cheese.  How cool, I thought.  To my disappointment, that was not the case.  So instead of following the challenge directions, I just came up with a tangle pattern step-out called Mac & Cheese.

As a Zebra Artist Ambassador, I feel I should point out that I drew this using Zebra's Sarasa Fineliners and Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencils.  I'll be reviewing the colored pencils on Tuesday.

Fun & Easy Landscapes step-outs, step-wiselys or step-by-steps are posted every Friday!

For a full list and links to Fun & Easy Landscape Step-outs, Step-by-steps, Step-wiselys and guide rules go here.

Want to share your Fun & …