I’m teaching a journal class, something I’ve thought about on and off for years.
Why now? Maybe because the women in my Artist’s Way group made it so easy. Or maybe because I realized I’m no longer a beginner.
In fact you could say I’m an expert, having kept a journal for 40 years or so, and a visual journal for the last 10.
I’ve learned a lot along the way, and I’m learning even more from my class. One thing I learned right away is that new journalers want to know which tools to use for what.
If you know me, you know that I like almost any art/craft supply: pens, pencils, markers, stamps, stencils, paper, paint, fabric, yarn, clay, beads. But I love only a few.
These are the ones I keep coming back to and use all the time.
- Journal: Dylusions Journal, large
- Basic black pen: Pitt Artist Pen size S and XS
- White pen: Uniball Signo White
- Dual-tip markers: Zig Writers
- Brush markers: Marvy Le Plume II
- Glue: Elmer’s Extreme Glue Stick
- Precision scissors: Cutter Bee scissors
- Colored pencils: Prismacolor
- Water-soluble colored pencils: Inktense
- To add water: Niji water brush
- To write on acrylic : Sharpie poster paint pens (water-based)
Hope this helps, because I’m determined to inspire you to express yourself—and have fun with it!