|22 April 2014 Journal Pages and Pockets|
2. If using watercolors or watercolor crayons, go over the surface (when you are finished and everything is dry) with a thin coat of gloss medium to seal the watercolors and give it a surface that has some tooth. Keep the application thin and you may have to work in small sections so that the watercolors don't mush around.
3. Keep an even hand. I've noticed that a LOT of folks are heavy handed with their pens. The ink should flow from the pens.
4. Keep a piece of scrap paper that is uncoated nearby so you can test your pens on it.
5. Test your pens on similar color/kind of paper before you use it on your artwork that way you can see if the color is what you want and if the pen/marker does what you want.
6. Keep your pens capped and stored flat when not in use.
7. If you are using a paint marker, shake (always with the cap on) the pen and pump the tip up and down on scrap paper to get the ink flowing.
8. Keep the pens in a cool, dry place (away from heat or anything that will dry them out.)