Tan Treasure Video Lesson

Renaissance techniques over tan tiles can produce amazingly striking images. This is one of my all time favorite tiles, and in this lesson I show you EXACTLY how it was created. 


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In this lesson You will learn:

  • How to use Zentangle® Renaissance techniques with brown and black pen

  • How to use add white higlights and dark shadows

  • How to produce an antiqued, treasure map look

  • And so many tips and tricks!

The lesson you were waiting for: how to create STUNNING RENAISSANCE TILES over tan paper!

Materials and Supplies needed

Most of the supplies you probably already have. The unusual items are: tan paper tile, white pastel or charcoal pencil, brown pen and orange ink (or watercolor). 

Tan paper and tiles:

Optionally, you can also use: 

General pens, pencils and supplies:

  • Sakura Pigma Micron 01 (0.25mm) in Black and Brown

  • Copic Sketch gray marker N2 and N4 (you can also use just a graphite pencil if you prefer)

  • Graphite pencil for shading (my favorites for this project are F and 2B)

  • Rust dark orange ink or watercolor. I use distress ink Spiced Marmalade in the video, but even better is Rusty Hinge by Tim Holtz. Also a Paintbrush and water.

  • Raw Umber Pan Pastel (or you can use dark brown colored pencil, just takes longer)

  • Light gray and dark brown colored pencils

  • White gel pen. I use Sakura Gelly Roll.

White charcoal or pastel pencil: 

You will need a white pencil made of pastel or charcoal. My favorite is the Pitt Pastel, but you can also you can also use any white charcoal or pastel pencil. Do NOT use colored pencils, use only charcoal or pastel. 



This lesson is an intermediate/advanced lesson. 


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