I have recently discovered Derwent Graphik Pens, they are available in singles, small packs or the full collection of 20. They are the best value so I just had to have them...... They come in a handy storage box and have to be stored horizontally.
I started by drawing some lines to see how the ink flows, you can fill in with some colour they are very opaque!
You can also flood the nib, which is a good effect when you blow it to make a splatter.
Lines filled in splattered and then blending with Distress Inks over the top..
White card sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray then black gesso applied with a piece of cut and dry through a stencil. I have written a few words to see how they reacted with the gesso. They were fine and I did not have to wait too long, it is a super nib which does not fray or split on rough surfaces.
It seems to be made of nylon.
After a bit of practice and playing I got out my new Journal the pages are craft paper. I started with covering the pages with Liquitex Gesso and then blending some Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics for the base of the background.
When I had enough of the background covered I painted the page with Golden Fluid Matte Medium.
The reason for this was I discovered the pens will sometimes flood so if there was any accidents it was easy to remove the paint straight away....
I love to doodle and Zentangle, I find it very relaxing and it gives me time to think of my next project?
Here I quickly draw around the leaves, added some dots and lines the pens really cover over the surface well and don't get clogged up.
Just a few of my favourite products
The completed page with a quote from a Unity Stamp by Donna Downy
"Enjoy Explore Believe"
Could not have said it better myself.
Extended the leaves onto the card at the top.
By the way I do have more than 1 stencil, this just happens to be my favourite at the moment.
I tried the pens over a variety of paints, pastes gesso even Panpastel with no problems at all. I can see these are going to be my favourite Journaling pens, I would just be aware of flooding the nibs but you can see it start, usually with a bubble. Hope this does not put you off trying them out.
Going on holiday these would be great to add to your travelling kit and they will not take up too much space.
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