Learn to prepare a distress ink tile using a variety of different media, watercolor markers, gel and ink pens. Tons of secrets on how to choose and tangle over distressed tiles, creating luminous effects.

Advanced 1-hour 11-minute long video lesson, including the BEST SELLER 44-page ebook and bonus PDFs

Includes video captions!

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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Topics covered:

• Prepare and select distressed tiles

Not only will you learn how to prepare distressed tiles, but you'll also learn what to look for when selecting the right tiles for tangling.

• Learn to enhance the features of a distressed tile

A distressed tile is a magical thing: it contains a random and chaotic string, probably one of the most intuitive ways to tangle. The results are, in line with Zentangle method, highly unexpected and surprising.

• Understand how to use different media

You'll combine a variety of different media in this technique, including ink pens, watercolor brush markers, alcohol pens, permanent ink pens and gel pens, in a deep, exploratory process.

• Understand how to create luminous colorful shading

Shading and coloring a distressed tile is a matter of understand the order of the media, from waterproof to water-soluble, to dry media. The lesson includes tips on surprising types of media which can enhance and create luminous shading.

• Create soft and sharp highlights

Using a white gel pen to create highlights over tangled material is a favorite technique amongst tanglers. Understand how to create soft and sharp highlights, including "twinkling highlights"!

• And so many tips and tricks!

Every lesson is packed with tips that can help you with ALL of your projects and make you a better artist.


Deep, rich coloring is a result of layering

In this lesson, you'll learn how how to create ASTOUNDING coloring over distressed tiles. You'll understand that beautiful, rich coloring is the result of careful layering of different media in the right order, respecting the limits and potential of each media. A time consuming technique, but the results are worth it! You'll create colorful Zentangle like never before.

Learn to combine water-soluble and waterproof media to form deep, gorgeous colored tangles, from beginning to end.

What people said about this lesson...

"This was an amazing crazy video... Your result is AWESOME, Eni!"

Sallie Binder, via Facebook

"My head feels like it's going to explore after watching that video! So much to try! (This from someone who already regularly creates Distress tiles.)"

Jenna Black, via Facebook

"Oh, WOW. There is so much great information in that video, my head is spinning. I am so glad I have the book too. Thanks so much. I must go play now. Excellent video."

Sarah Boblit, via Facebook

"This was an absolutely amazing video and so glad I purchased it along with the ebook! The video gives you many details or better explains them in addition to the book. Eni you are a gifted artist and instructor and I just happened to become obsessed with both Alcohol Inks (which I am not sure what to do with yet with respects to Zentangle) and Distressed Inks by Ranger. Now I have a plan at least and can definitely work with the Distressed Inks. I found this lesson to be extremely satisfying and look forward to applying all the techniques. You also introduced me to some new Tangles. Thank you so much! I look forward to making some beautiful artwork with you."

Melissa Dare, via teachable