Inchie + Square
We are frequently asked to compare...or illustrate...how you might use our three different size products in the same manner. And...to share ideas for what to do with the black or dark gray squares.
You know we like to doodle, and if you have ever taken one of our classes you have probably joyfully - or not(!) - participated in a doodling excercise.
If you want to take your inchie doodling to a whole new level it's all about the Zentangle. With a bit of research we discovered that there is an entire genre of art dedicated to this random, but purposeful art form. Fluid...yet geometric...graceful...yet arresting. We are quite the novices at Zentangling, but with our Metallic Silver and Gold Sakura Gelly Roll pens in hand it is pretty dang addiciting to let your pen just go!
(you can click on any image to enlarge it...you can see the metallic quality of the inks a bit better)
The size and material is perfect for this art medium. From left to right is our 1" Inchie Square, 1-1/2" Inchie + Square and the 2" Twinchie Square. We refer to our black board as a super black. Did you know that it is actually made of cotton...not trees. And the reason it is so opaque black is because it is not colored by dye, but rather, powdered ebony - it's the real deal! The slight amount of 'tooth' of the surface makes it perfect for gel pens, just enough texture to 'grab' the ink, but really smooth for that finished quality.
And when you put them all together with some fun papers
(check out the corrugated silver metallic paper from Creative Imaginations!)
they make a neat set of notecards
If you want to learn more about Zentangles there are many, many resources to be found by searching on the web. A good place to start might be be Zentangle.com!