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List Prompt #6: Crayon Colours

List Prompt #6: Crayon Colours

Last week we made a colourful list out of washi tape… Now lets bring on another “material” that I use all the time in my Art Journal; water soluble crayons! The bestests crayons ever is called Neocolor II and today, for the first time ever, it comes in list form! Want the story behind the […]

Colour Studies in a sketchbook

Colour Studies in a sketchbook

Thinking about Colour Studies in a sketchbook, this one: Two weeks ago on my art journal check in for week 4 here at the blog which means this week it is already week 6 of this year. I have been really creative taking photos and teaching my first class. And also playing a bit in […]

Owl Crayon Rubbings

Owl Crayon Rubbings

When you find an interesting texture one way to use it is to make “crayon rubbings”, in that way you make a copy of the protruding parts on a blank paper using a wax crayon. What you do is lay a paper over a textured item (it could be a glass bowl, a woven basket […]

Finding texture everywhere

Finding texture everywhere

Continuing on my crusade to make backgrounds in a fun way! I admit that I mostly used rubber stamps to make wax crayon resist when I first tried this, but now I’m making up for that because I don’t want anyone to have to go buy expensive big stamps to try this easy mark making […]

Coloring with water soluble oil pastels

Coloring with water soluble oil pastels

When I sit down with my art journal lately, which is not too often, colours have exploded into it. I am picking pinks and greens, orange, yellow, red and blue! Kaaa-boom! See what I mean? I love my water soluble oil pastels! Water soluble oil pastels Water soluble crayons are very versatile. I like the […]