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Old 05-04-2012, 10:08 AM   #61
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Am trying to resurrect this thread because there must surely be enough of us stamping art journallers who want to chat and share ideas? Well I'm one! I work in A5 spiral bound books with a gesso cover, and I decorate each one differently - I'm on my 5th. A5 seems to suit me best - I've worked in A4 but found it a bit big, and in a small one which was too limiting. A5 is like porridge - just right. I'm not really a paint person, although I am trying to push myself a bit more, but I LOVE my Caran d'Ache neocolours and have recently traded in my set of 30 for the big set of 84 . What I love about it is the way you can use different media and techniques - so a painted background might have watersoluble crayons on the top, some stamping, lots of writing a doodling and maybe a bit of collage for good measure! I never wanted to specialise in one material and this allows me all the freedom I need. How about you??
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:37 AM   #62
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O bought the caran d'ache crayons at xmas for myself but just the 30. Love them for BG and I tend to use watercolour pencils for smaller bits. I love acrylic paint too and just discovered you can water it down! I have also just bought chalk finish fresco acrylics which have a matt finish so I am thinking they will be easier to write on!
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #63
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I've done a couple of AJ workshops at The Craft Barn, with Neil Walker, learning different background techniques. Done a couple of pages on my 'own'. I'm a paint lover, but I have some Portfolio pastels. I love watching Donna Downey & Paula Phillips (JournalArtista) on Youtube. Here's a link to Donna's inspiration wednesday, if anyone's interested.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHAuh...re=uploademail
I don't know if anyone follows Paula's UStreams, but she's been using artbars etc. lately.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/journalartista
I've only got A5 books, & these seem a good size to me too. Hope to do more journaling soon.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #64
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I love doing art journalling too although I'm struggling at the moment to be happy with what I'm doing. I use all kinds of media to colour my pages and love Donna Downey's work too.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #65
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I love acrylic paint too and just discovered you can water it down! I have also just bought chalk finish fresco acrylics which have a matt finish so I am thinking they will be easier to write on!
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I love using watered down acrylic paint and find it is a great surface to write on, in fact here you can see I've used Windsor & Newton white ink.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #66
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My latest fettish is also for Windsor and Newton inks and Faber Castell Pitt pens. I've just ordered a box of 28 Gelato's from US and I'm waiting for them to arrive. They just don't seem to exist in Europe.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:47 AM   #67
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I'll be interested to know what you think of the gelatos Jaine - another friend has mentioned them, but I still haven't tried them. The inks sound intriguing too - that's not something I've tried, although I've seen them used on You Tube videos.

I've recently discovered the Pigma Micron pens - and they are better than anything I've tried although rather more expensive. I've got Letraset in various nib widths, and also Pilot Drawing pens, but the Micron seem to flow better that these.

Wonky Kaz, just keep plugging away and experimenting and you will find your voice - I still make pages that don't work, and I even tear one or two out although more often I just cover them up with something else. Its only by exploring that you'll find what works for you.
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Old 22-06-2012, 01:39 PM   #68
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My latest fettish is also for Windsor and Newton inks and Faber Castell Pitt pens. I've just ordered a box of 28 Gelato's from US and I'm waiting for them to arrive. They just don't seem to exist in Europe.
how do the pitt pens hold up on a painted surface?
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:52 PM   #69
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I started an Art Journaling for Women group on Facebook and so enjoying this great form of expression....I started AJ after a trauma 7 years ago
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No good for me, not on FB
On another note, found some white Sharpie pens in Hobbycrafts sale
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