Twing Jaysix Bud Exercise
Eni Oken
by Eni Oken
18h ago
A few weeks ago some friends pulled out an Art Raffle and I used some of the tangles in that raffle as inspiration to create a “bud” exercise. I used Twing (Zentangle), Jaysix (my own), Fescurus Verae (Veronica Vazquez Orozco) combined into a bud. Making a bud is an interesting Art Enhancer which requires combining tangles in a botanical way, and I’m pretty pleased with how this complex one turned out. Here is the before and after shading (shading was done partially with watercolors and partially using Procreate on my tablet). And here is another picture with a summary of the bud: Feel fre ..read more
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Flowers with Stem Popup
Eni Oken
by Eni Oken
6d ago
One more Flower Pop-up card. I guess it was the recent Mother's day that prompted me to create so many flower cards. I'm not quite done with them yet. Here is a little video clip of the popup: I created a mockup of the card first to see if the mechanism would work the way I wanted. Here is a mini-step-out with the construction of the decorated flowers: The decoration is not really any known tangle but rather a mix of Mook, Diva Dance and Tipple. Here are some other views and close-ups: Feel free to share or pin these images. Remember that all images are Copyright Eni Oken.   ..read more
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Twisted Flower Popup
Eni Oken
by Eni Oken
1w ago
Another super weird pop-up! Here I used a twisting mechanism, which rotates 90 degrees as the card opens and closes. On top of that I added a number of add-ons and the result is pretty crazy! Tangles are Twing, Crescent Moon, Printemps (all Zentangle) and also Fescurus Verae (Veronica Vazquez Orozco) and some other things that don't have names. Here is a little video clip of the popup: The twisted mechanism is strange, because it rotates the center piece 90 degrees as it opens: Here are some other views: Feel free to share or pin these images. Remember that all images are Copyright Eni Oke ..read more
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CZT After Hours with Marina
Eni Oken
by Eni Oken
2w ago
Today I participated in a lovely session at CZT After Hours where Marina Solar conducted us creating this four point star. She did it in color over black, but I just had to do it in black pen over white paper. What a fun and enjoyable session! Here's another view of the piece: I used black inking pen 01 and graphite pencil for shading. I also used a light gray inking pen to enhance the corners of the shading. Feel free to pin or share these images. Remember that Copyright 2024 Eni Oken   ..read more
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Asymmetric Flower Popup
Eni Oken
by Eni Oken
2w ago
I’ve been away on a family reunion, during which I barely had any time to draw. Here is one piece, though, that I managed to make. The challenge was to create an asymmetric pop-up composition using mostly V-folds. Not sure it’s my favorite composition for pop-ups, but it was fun to see how it came along. Here is a little video clip of the popup: Here you can see how this works with a couple of V-folds facing each other (although they do not have to be part of the same piece of paper): Tangles are Moonpie, Mooka, Fescu, Icanthis, a little Purk and Tipple (all Zentangle). Here’s a close-up ..read more
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Pop-up Mechanism Booklet #2
Eni Oken
by Eni Oken
1M ago
My second little booklet with samples and experiments of of pop-up mechanisms. Everybody needs a good reference library right! This one has mostly angle folds (V-folds), so I robbed some of the previous booklet to add here. I especially like the double V-folds that point at each other and make the extensions (arms) rotate wildly. Here are some of my favorite ones: Moving Arms, as explained by Duncan Birmingham in his excellent book and also Pop-up channel. A series of V-folds placed one inside the other forming a kind of repetitive scale pattern. Two V-folds pointing at each other with som ..read more
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Bailarine Pop-up Part 3 Class
Eni Oken
by Eni Oken
1M ago
The last Thursday Art Clubbers and I completed Part 3 of the Bailarine Pop-up class. This is the last project that I taught before closing the club and it will soon be available on my Teachable Video Shop. In Part 3, we finally glued all elements down on the card: I used a little mockup pop-up to explain the very specific way you must fold and glue pop-up elements for the card to lay flat: After gluing down the pop-up mechanisms we needed to work on the base card. We tangled on the base with black pen and white gel pen. For shading we used black watercolor pencil blended with a waterbrush ..read more
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Toodles in Pink Pop-up Card
Eni Oken
by Eni Oken
1M ago
Another pop-up card, this time using an M-fold with some attached muscled with little added feature extensions. Tangles are Toodles, Mooka, Fescu (all Zentangle) and also Garlic Cloves/Ravel (Jacquelien Bredenoord). Love this one! Here is a little video clip of the popup: The M-fold is a type of fold where you have three V-folds on a single mechanisms. It makes the card quite bulky, but offers several opportunities to add inserts and features. Here are some points of view of the pop-up: Feel free to pin or share these images. Remember that all Copyright is 2024 Eni Oken   ..read more
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Bailarine Pop-up Part 1 and 2 Classes
Eni Oken
by Eni Oken
1M ago
The last two Thursdays Art Clubbers and I have been having fun making tangled Pop-ups - the LAST class of the Art Club before I go on my sabbatical: Bailarine Pop-up In Part 1 we learned about V-folds, a type of mechanism used in Pop-up books and cards: After showing a ton of examples, then we created a large panel using Bailarine (Eni Oken) and Tink (Carole Ohl): In Part 2, we continued exploring V-folds, this time with attached features, created separately. This time we also added Toodles tangle (Zentangle): In Part 3 next week, we’ll finish adding insert, this time attaching them to sma ..read more
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Zentangle Sampler Pop-up
Eni Oken
by Eni Oken
2M ago
Continuing my new obsession with pop-ups and paper mechanics. While practicing some tangles I created this tiny 3x3 inches handmade paper pop-up card using Zentangle tangles such as Cadent, Nik (Bunny Wright) and Mooka. Here is a little video clip of the popup: Video by Eni Oken. This one was particularly fun because it was created in an intuitive way, not particularly planned or designed. I was playing with a new mechanism and just started adding pieces: Gradually it started to grow and and grow and I got more into tangling each piece, very much as if the pop-up card were the string. Here ..read more
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