Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More pages...

Here's the next batch of images from the current journal, Four of a Kind. I've had some queries about what media I'm using. I write normally with a Lamy fountain pen, (they come in other colors, too). I fill the cartridges with Noodler's Black ink, thanks to my friend, Roz, for recommending that! I am a total sucker for fountain pens, but I have to use one that can take waterproof ink. I've found that broader nibs are less likely to clog, so I use at least a medium nib. Other than that, I use Peerless Watercolors (thank you, Ricë, for sending me some), Neocolor II crayons by Caran d'Ache, and occasionally wax crayons of various sorts... Plus all kinds of markers, (Zig Memory Calligraphy Markers and Pentel Colorbrush markers) and other stuff on and off.

Ahh, here's a page with some photos printed out - onto a commercial printing paper: Fortuna Matte 80# text. One shows me doing page 7, and the other the progress of the sunset, which continues on...


...page 11. It's kind of hard to see, but on the upper right of page image you can barely see some white tabs. They're what are holding in the business cards... This is how I keep track of people and stuff. It's not a great way, really, because I have to remember when I met the people, but that just sends me down memory lane looking through old journals. On the St Patrick's pages, you can see the Neocolors being used to add the color to the margin area. I love these kinds of color schmears... Even if you can't draw, you can play with color...







 
 More Neocolor stuff here, like the illustration of my foot in the sandal, and just above it, the tab for holding the business card...

The Neocolors do smear, as you can see on page 12. You can fix them with Crystal Clear from Krylon, but probably some other less toxic pastel fixatives would work as well. I like the Crystal Clear 'cos it makes stuff shiny and that makes the colors 'pop' out, but it's stinky and gives some people a tremendous headache!

1 comment:

journalrat said...

Wendy, while Dick is still using various Noodler's inks in his 8 pens that he uses every day (in different colors in his engineering notbook/logs, I've switched over to Platinum Carbon Black in my fountain pen. It's dense, dry almost immediately, and takes washes right away. I have to clean my pen more frequently, but I don't have the bleeding problems I had on some papers when I would wash over some of the different Noodler's inks.

I love this extended peak into your journals!