Inspired by Zentangle's Project Pack 15, transform special words and names into beautiful ornamental borders.

Advanced 1:45 hour video plus bonus PDFs!

Includes video captions!

Use a name or personal word to create a magical embedded ornamental border

Your Instructor: Eni Oken

I'm Eni Oken, artist since the age of 8, art instructor and teacher for over 30 years, author of hundreds of articles, tutorials, video lessons and ebooks online and books in print on various different subjects such as fantasy design, jewelry making and in recent years, Zentangle method. My true passion is exploring methods and tools on how a person can create something remarkable in art, and teaching it to others so they can grow artistically.

CZT® since 2016

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Learn how to use words as a string to create a richly carved border

Start with the black and white line-art to embed a word or name

Technique heavy:

• Learn to use a name or word as a string

• Leverage the letters to create a solid structural frame

• Learn to use contrasting fillers and balance out drama

• Understand how to use low contrast background to enhance the foreground

• Use gray shading combined with watercolor tinting for delicate coloring

• Everything meticulously explained, step by step

• So many tips and tricks!

Create beautiful 3-dimensional gray shading first

Soft tinting on the background and low contrast keeps the main piece in focus

This was a fun class and slightly addictive! I have already done more than one and I expect that I will be doing much more of this kind of work.
Norma via Teachable

Fantastic class, Eni. I didn't think I could do an advanced class yet, but it was smooth sailing.
Theresa Caillouette via Teachable

What a fun lesson. I have to admit my water color was a hot mess, but for the first time, I really enjoyed the process. I just dabbled away and learned from my mistakes. Water color is not my forte, but this inspired me to forge ahead and make more of these bookmarks. I have always enjoyed the alpha lessons from Zentangle but this really took me to a place I had been striving to go. Thank you for such a detailed lesson and once again breaking down seemingly impossible tasks to an understanding of how they can be accomplished.
Kathleen Wiktor via Teachable

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