July 25, 2012

New Art journal Goodies...

Happy news for all you budding art journalists - we've got some great new products to try out!
First, a great new template to use for figures on your pages. This will work great with paints, sprays, pencils... pretty much any medium you'd like to use:

We also got in a great new mixed media journal from Strathmore - it is 5.5"x8", and it has a thick, sturdy cover to help it stand up to a lot of use. The spiral binding allows the book to lie completely flat and rotate it 360 degrees while you're working on it. There are 68 pages of medium-weight paper that can be used with water color and acrylic paint, pen and ink, pencil and crayon, charcoal, marker, and collage - just about anything, really. This is the perfect size for trying new techniques and practicing things you've learned.

Last but not least - certainly not least, as this is one of my favorite new mediums to work with, is Faber-Castells big brush Pitt artist pens. These amazing artist pens are filled with India work, which is moveable and blendable when wet but dries to a permanent finish, allowing you to add layer after layer without altering what you've already done.

Here's a great tutorial video on how to color with the big brush Pitt pens:

Make sure you pick these little beauties while they're here, and keep your eyes peeled - there's a lot more arty goodness coming in!

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