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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for almost twenty years now. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for stopping by!

-Kelly

Saturday, June 01, 2013

16 April 2013 Journal Page


One quick note that I'd like to add regarding yesterday's post. Folks often complain about the white Sharpie water-based paint pens. Over time the white in the pen will start to separate and act very watery. It's the ONLY one of the Sharpie paint pens that acts repeatedly like that no matter what you do. I have been telling folks for years NOT to stock up on the white pens. You can shake them vigorously and keep them on their side but once in a while, the white pens start to act up no matter what you do. Just a heads up for folks who are thinking of buying multiples of them. The other Sharpie paint markers do not act like that at all.

One last bit of advice, I only use the water-based markers. I do not use oil based anything at all. If you use oil based markers (or crayons) on a surface without gesso or dried acrylic, you run into the risk of the oil in the product eventually eating through your paper. Just an FYI. Not to mention the smell and toxicity get me every time. Yuck! For me, it's always water-based (even when I was using acrylics and various products.)

Off to day two of Becoming! Having a great time!!! Happy weekend, folks!

1 comment:

melissa said...

Oh that's funny, I didn't even think about the oil paint/ gesso connection with the pens.