Distressed Tiles Lesson
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.
Learn to understand and control color like never before
• 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.
WHY THIS LESSON IS IMPORTANT!
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.
Advanced 1-hour 11-minute long video lesson, including the best-seller ebook and bonus PDFs
LIST OF SUPPLIES
I use a variety of different brands, not hesitating to mix different types of media - with varied degrees of success! I've included links to Amazon or Blicks.com for you to find them easily (there is no additional cost to you). Some of these belong to sets and will not be found individually so feel free to adapt and change the colors or brands!
- 4-inch Strathmore Bristol Vellum tile
- pencil - any type, just for string and correcting highlights
- 01 Sakura Micron brown ink pen (nib is actually 0.25mm)
- Distress Ink pads or stain in spray bottles: at least 3 colors plus white "picket fence". You can also use Dylusions Spray Ink.
- A large plastic box or drawer
- Plastic food wrap
- A small spray bottle with water
- A small spray bottle with alcohol
- Paper towel
- Hair dryer or heat gun
- Sharpie pens ultra fine point in various colors (waterproof)
- Distress Ink Watercolor brush pens in various colors (or any other type of water-soluble brush pen, Koi, Tombow, etc).
- White gel pen
- Waterbrush (or regular paintbrush, a container with clean water)
- Red Uni-ball Signo gel ink UM-151 DX pen
- Optional: White prismacolor pencil
- Gold metallic Sakura Gelly Roll
Learn to combine water-soluble and waterproof media to form deep, gorgeous colored tangles, from beginning to end.
Hi there! I'm Eni Oken, artist since the age of 8, art instructor and teacher for almost 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, the 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 April 2016
Frequently Asked Questions
Includes the best seller 44-page ebook Tangling over Distressed Tiles
"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."
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