Paper Stump


A robust blending tool for children or beginners.

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This is a solid form of paper, tightly bound and more hard-wearing than a tortillon. When doing large scale work, I will often work with one of these.  I offer four sizes:

  • Thin – ideal for small Zentangle work. 
  • Small  – ideal for adults and those with fine control, but who work firmer than a tortillon might allow.
  • Medium – perfect for children, and those just learning pressure control.  Just a little wider than a normal pencil.
  • Large – ideal for large scale work, and big shading.

These are also available in packs of six (two large, two medium, one small & one thin).

To sharpen these paper stumps, a nail file, emery board or fine sandpaper work well, allowing you to clear off colour or re-point the tool.

Additional information

Weight 10 g

Thin, Small, Medium, Large