All About Neocolor II Wax Crayons

Neocolors are one of my go-to art materials for art journaling. They are versatile and the colors are luxurious and saturated. They have a buttery smooth texture. Keep in mind that {like oil pastels or regular crayons} you cannot write directly on them {unless used like watercolor, dissolved} with many pens because they gunk up the nib or get wax on the fiber tip. 

With a zillion color choices, how many do you need? It depends how you plan to use them, but my suggestion is to keep it simple. A small set of 10-15 will be more than enough for art journaling. 

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Stacks of Color + Pattern: Sweet Collage Technique

Hi daisies! This is an easy peasy collage technique that brings together papers you've painted, found papers, magazine clippings, gelatin prints, even mop-up pages! Once you start looking you will find interesting patterns and marks everywhere:) Try this on loose watercolor paper or a watercolor journal, and use watercolor or gouache as your painting medium. Or make a MINI version on an index card!


I was looking through videos from my
"vintage" workshops looking for gems that you guys might like! 

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31+ Notes Re: Doing Art Every Day for 31 Days

If you're a long-time reader [thank you ๐Ÿฆ‹ for that] you already know that I work in my own little world called Tammyland. From my little art desk I watch the squirrels scurrying up tree branches, defying my understanding of gravity, and I draw or paint or collage or whatever strikes my mood on that particular day. This is my official wrap-up, my lessons learned from creating a series of square inked cards every day for a month.

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Inktober: Mandalas, Polaroids & Positivity.

This series ranks No. 1 for patience and dedication this month - I drew the mandalas with a dip pen and black india ink and then later that day painted each mandala with one color of J. Herbin Fountain pen ink mixing only with black to achieve these monochromatic mandalas!

Admittedly, I'm tempted to add a few more fountain pen inks to my collection... a holiday give to myself? Just a few. But oh my gosh, what color(s)? ๐Ÿฐ So many options. 

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