Hi there!

I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Rectangular Frame for Square Tile

Rectangular Frame for Square Tile

It's so difficult to find good square frames for small square tiles. I've been at loss trying to find fun frames for my tiles. Today I was at the store, so frustrated because I couldn't find anything I liked in square frames, other than the traditional art gallery black frame with white mat. "If only there were a way to frame the square tile in a rectangular frame, in a way that looked interesting", I thought.

Then it dawned on me: why not create mat that framed the square tile in a purposeful way, matching the tile?

Here's my first attempt, what do you think? The original tile is 4x4, and the frame fits a 5x7 picture.  

Learn how to create great shading with Eni Oken's ebooks • enioken.com
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I cut the mat out of Bristol smooth paper. The opening fits perfectly so that the tile can show through exactly the way I want it to. After cutting, I trimmed the opening with gold pen and inked tangles matching the ones in the tile.

Learn how to create great shading with Eni Oken's ebooks • enioken.com
Learn how to create great shading with Eni Oken's ebooks • enioken.com

I'm super happy with it -- now I can use all those gorgeous frames for 5x7 pictures to frame my square tiles!

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3DTangle Vibrant Color Shading book now in print!

3DTangle Vibrant Color Shading book now in print!