Daily Zen 2017042501

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Distress Inks.

This tile is a combination of techniques beginning with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Spray Stains, and markers. In addition, several other products were used including Polychromos colored pencils, a variety of gel pens, Sharpies, and Zig markers.

The techniques used are from Eni Oken‘s ebook, “3D Tangle: Tangling over Distressed Tiles.” While this technique still involves drawing tangles on a small piece of paper, it is far from the original Zentangle Method.

The tile began by coloring the background with the Distress inks and stains.

Next, I used a brown Micron Pigma pen to draw the basic tangles.

I added more detail to the main tangles and background tangles with Zig Memory markers.

I used Sharpie and Distress markers to add depth to the tangles.

Finally, I used more marker, colored pencil and gel pens to add more shadowing and highlights to the design.

I‘m not totally thrilled with my final results, but I think some of that has to do with the choice of tangles. I do think that, with practice, this method can produce stunning, small works of art!

Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum.

Tangles: A-Dalfa Cockles 'N‘ Mussels Echo Lines Gourdgeous Joki Prestwood