Zen Linea/Glow on Black Mosaic

  • $35

Glow on Black Mosaic

    Combine exciting supplies and elements on black background - string, tangled lace, glowing tangles. 
    Draw a single tile and learn to use free phone apps to create different mosaics. 
    Get a video class with unlimited access (total length 1h 46m) and an eBook with instructions.
    This is a unique combination of a special string, lace design, interesting tangles and different supplies that result in a glow on a black background. I'll also explain what apps and how I use them to make beautiful mosaics of a single tangled tile.

    You will get an unlimited access to videos (total length 1h 46 m) and a downloadable and printable PDF eBook which contains step by step instructions to finishing the project, tips and tricks and step-outs of the tangles used.

    You can also combine this class with Tranzending on Black lesson. If interested, please check out the bundles.


    • black square paper tile
    • 0.7 bullet shape black Posca pen (a thicker Micron pen, like PN or 05-08 or Pigma 05 can be used instead)
    • Gelly Roll - gold Metallic and white 08 and 10
    • pastel pencils (I use turquoise, violet, yellow, orange, blue)
    • color pencils (various shades of colors listed under pastel pencils and gold/copper pencil)
    • white charcoal and color pencil
    • blending stumps
    A note on supplies:
    • PASTEL PENCILS: I'm using Conte a Paris pastel pencils. I've also tried other brands and they all work fine, but I prefer Conte a Paris for this particular task as they are really soft and vivid. Try using whichever pastel pencils you have on black paper and blend them with a paper stump into the background. I experimented with each brand I own and found that they all can look beautiful - see the video below. For more info you can visit my blog post about the pastel pencils.
    • PAPER: I strongly recommend using original Zentangle's tiles for these projects. The structure of the paper surface is great for pastels. If you would like to do this with another sort of paper, try getting some pastel paper. It is really important that the paper has some tooth - smooth surfaces will not hold enough pigment and colors will not look vivid. For more info about the paper I like using for Zentangle, visit my blog post.
    • PENS: As mentioned in the above list, I really love using Posca pens for this particular task. They work on all surfaces and tangling with them is smooth and quick. You can use Microns, as well, just not the thin nibs as they will get clogged really soon and they don't produce bold enough lines. Poscas are widely available and affordable so getting a PC-1MC 0.7 (bullet shape) black and white pens is the best option.
    Students' artworks

    1 Intro
    • 1 min
    • 79.7 MB
    2 Prepare the Tile
    • 11 mins
    • 1.12 GB
    3 Lace Linework
    • 12 mins
    • 1.2 GB
    4 Finishing Lace and Adding Pastels
    • 13 mins
    • 1.32 GB
    5 Tangling on Pastel Background
    • 10 mins
    • 1010 MB
    6 Linework - Part 2
    • 11 mins
    • 1.07 GB
    7 Linework - Part 3
    • 8 mins
    • 856 MB
    8 Adding Gold
    • 8 mins
    • 788 MB
    9 Coloring
    • 12 mins
    • 1.26 GB
    10 Finishing the Drawing
    • 12 mins
    • 1.25 GB
    11 Creating the Mosaic
    • 8 mins
    • 780 MB
    Glow On Black Mosaic eBook
    • 5.53 MB