Tangled Journal Tiles Video Lesson




Do you love journaling? Learn how to create a dramatic "Starter" tile to inspire your journaling, using drama and fun plated letters.

1:53-hour intermediate video lesson

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 :

  • Understanding the layout and string
  • Choosing a phrase
  • Different types of lettering
  • Blocking text
  • Creating partial frames
  • Playing with "Corner Mooka"
  • Understanding Drama and Contrast
  • Shading with black colored pencil
  • Selecting contrasting tangles
  • Tangling Fracas and Tortuca (Zentangle)
  • Playing with turning grids

Materials and supplies:

• Card stock square tile -- any card stock, Bristol vellum, hot-pressed watercolor paper or other. Recommended size 4x4 inches or larger.

• Black PN Micron or other thicker inking pen (I use a Tombow Mono drawing pen 03)

• Black 01 Micron inking pen.

• Super thick black marker (I use a thick chisel point Permapaque marker from Sakura).

• Colored pencils: black and medium gray

• Journal or practice paper

• White prismacolor pencil

• White gel pen

• Regular pencil

I highly recommend this class as a way to incorporate a daily routine (meditation) of tangling with any journaling... I have been looking for a way to do both so that my ideas and the tangles work together instead of feeling as if one or the other was an add-on.

Annie Sargent via email


LOVED the Journaling Tile class! Thanks, Eni Oken!

Denise Kaplan via facebook


Loved this class. I forever have had issues when adding bold words by tangling into them or behind them. I got to the point of simple borders. I love the development or transformation of the border into the tangles around the words. Thank you for your calm affect and Clear directions. Can’t wait for the next lesson. Thank you.

Barbara, via teachable

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