Over the past few weeks I have participated in two wonderful collaborations. As an artist who works on my own most of the time, I love a collab!
The wonderful 21 Secrets Live had me drawing faces in ‘realtime’ over Spreecast. I was a little nervous about the technology, but Connie made me feel right at home, and away we went! I did an impromptu face drawing and journaling lesson.
And this week sees my Lesson for LifeBook released into the Universe. I did a lesson based on ‘Pop-Up Positives’ I have been planning that lesson since Tam asked me to participate in LifeBook again mid last year. It feels great to have created it and to see what amazing artwork it inspires in the LifeBook classroom from participants!
Here is a little sneaky peek:
I was listening to amazing music while I was filming, and this inspired me:
You can join Lifebook here: click here
If you are participating in these workshops, you will notice that I used a lot of acrylic Paint Pens. They contain a very liquid acrylic paint/ink. I am obsessed by them and have a monstrous collection of all the brands. They are all lovely and I suggest buying them based on the colours that you like/use. (You can see many brands at all different price points here.).
I notice that the ones I reach for most often are the 2mm Montana and Zig Woodcraft because they dry matte, are opaque and have the colours I want. The 2mm Montana has a Bullet tip and have the juiciest brights and the Zigs have a chisel tip and the most deluxe muted hues.
The hands-down best white paint pen is the White Sharpie Poster Paint Pen Ex Fine. It has the most opaque white ink and is the most reliable that I have found.
But, like I said, all paint pens are pretty fly ( Posca, Galaxy, Perm-o-paque, Molotow, Sharpie, Posterman etc etc). If you want to try paint pens, and you haven’t before, just make sure they are water based acrylic – not oil based. The oil based are usually super smelly and dry with a slick shine… they gunk up and run dry – I am not a fan!
My second Art Lesson for Cloth Paper Scissors was just released too, but I will do a separate post about that. I have to go and play with my sisters little twins – they are super-super-super-cute!