Wednesday, April 26, 2017


I am moving right along in this journal.  Only eight pages to go and then I will need to decide if I am going to continue reporting in a new journal.  I THINK NOT!  To tell the truth, I am ready to move on to something else…maybe painting abstracts and using acrylics.  I love the Dina Wakley acrylics and can't wait to start experimenting with them.

If you haven't tried Dina's paints yet, do yourself a favor and buy a tube.  They are different from other acrylics as they are highly pigmented and can be watered down and used like watercolors without losing their intensity.  Plus, the colors are scrumptious.  Love, love, love!!!  And…did I mention that you can buy a writing tip that screws onto the end of the tube so that you can draw and write with them? lol…I guess that I can't hide how excited I am about them.

Here are more pages from my journal using the Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush pens and finishing with splashes of watercolor.  I am really loving the india ink in these pens.  The ombre letters below were made by first outlining the letters with a waterproof black pen, using a brush to wet the interior of the letter, and then inking the bottom of the letter while blending the ink with a paint brush.  Yes, the india ink can be watered down with a wet paint brush if you are quick.  Once the ink dries…it is permanent.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time….