My primary implement for use in any of my journals is a fountain pen.
I almost never use pencils.
Sometimes I will use medium nibbed Signo Gel pens,
or a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen in a fine nib.
Perhaps a palette of watercolors
and a Niji Waterbrush.
I’m not as adventurous in my journals as I am in my sketchbooks, and I know some people that use everything from sandpaper to spray paint in their journals. I think maybe I just need to learn to let go….
The other day while visiting my local bookstore, I came upon an interesting book entitled Journal Spilling– a book about “Mixed Media Techniques for Free Expression.” Part of me really wants to try doing an all out art journal, but I just don’t know…. I seem to have a heavy mental block when it comes to mixing writing and art except if it’s in a single piece.
What kinds of things do you use in your journals? Do you keep an art journal?