Friday, April 9th, 2010

Pens, Pencils, Markers, Watercolors… What kinds of media do you use in your journals?

Stephanie

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?

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24 thoughts on “Pens, Pencils, Markers, Watercolors… What kinds of media do you use in your journals?

  1. For my it’s almost always a fountain pen unless I’m on the road. If not a FP lately it’s been the Pilot V5 RT.

  2. For my it’s almost always a fountain pen unless I’m on the road. If not a FP lately it’s been the Pilot V5 RT.

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