|Journals by Mary Ann Moss|
All this for $1.30! - yes you read that right!!! I will be able to bind a lot of journals with this lovely haul - mainly upholstery samples.
Now for the new supplies. I finally spent my art supply vouchers which I got for my birthday....I thought really hard for a very long time about what to get. Wasn't a hard decision to buy my own stamp carving tool - I've had so much fun doing that I am sure I will want to do more....
The other supplies I got are a real treat - which is what birthdays should be about after all.
A set each of Derwent 12 Graphitint and 12 Inktense Watercolour pencils. I've done a colour chart of both for you to see what I'm going to have to play with. This was done on good quality 300gsm watercolour paper so the perfect substrate for them.
The Inktense pencils are gorgeous colours and can be used on fabric as well as paper. Once they have been wet once, they are not soluble again...this will be a useful feature to play with. Linda Kemshall has been doing some lovely Iris Quilts lately - she uses Inktense pencils for shadows and flower detailing.
The Graphitints are more subdued, but very beautiful as you can see. I am a great admirer of DJ Pettitt's books, so when I saw a needs list for one of her classes with both types of pencils listed, that was another justification for me.
I could also use them for colouring black and white images before including them in journals.
I'll show you as I find ways to use them in my fabric and mixed media art - how do you use your watercolour pencils? Would love some more ideas.
Hope you have a lovely weekend. Talk to you again soon.