Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tangle Deck by CZT, Lynn Mead (A review)

Lynn Mead/CZT  has announced that her Tangle Deck is now available to the public.  I was fortunate to purchase one at the CanTangle CZT retreat I attended this summer in Canada. 

I really love this Tangle Deck of 52 cards!

As Lynn states on the back of her card deck, she created these cards as a durable and portable reference to copy-right free tangles introduced by Zentangle® Inc.  It is a resource that includes step by step instructions, provides ideas and inspiration, and is as portable as the rest of your Zentangle supplies.

I can attest that they are very durable coated cards that appear to be as strong as a deck of playing cards. Although they are bigger then playing cards they are very portable.  I have taken them on a couple of camping trips with my other Zentangle supplies.  I also like the fact that they are bigger than playing cards!  On one side they clearly show the steps to completing the tangle pattern with a finished example.  They also show which of the 5 elemental strokes are needed to create the tangle.  Some of the cards have tips included.  On the other side of each card, is a large beautiful variation of the tangle, which is bound to inspire you.  Well, all of the art work in the deck is inspiring! 


If the cards weren't enough reason for you to purchase the deck, Lynn also added a 35 page booklet titled Tangle Deck Techniques.  It's a wonderful little book that has a host of information.  The Zentangle terminology, the materials, the steps in the processs, all about the tangle deck itself, tanglenhancers, shading, and her famous way to draw a dew drop!  All of these have pictures included!  The last section is all about tangleations and tangos.  Again, with written instructions and pictures.  Then at the very end she gives you 12 exploration exercises, which I look forward to exploring! 

All in all, I think it's a must for your Zentangle collection! 

Where can you purchase this is the link:  Tangle Deck
Note: Lynn is offering 20% off thru Sept. 30th


  1. Can I also buy it in Germany?
    Greetings from Germany, Nora :-))

  2. This is a "must have" for me. Many times I have thought I would make something similar but never got around to it. What a great idea!
    Thanks for posting about this.:)