Wednesday, 23 January 2013

WOYWW Painting up a Rainbow today

Hello darling ones!

Ooer - better get  wriggle on!  There's not much of WOYWW left!

Welcome to WOYWW  hosted by the lovely Julia  (go here ~~~> TA-DAHHHH! to see what its all about)(Alfie).  It's the crafty equivalent of twitching the blinds and nosing at the neighbours, or walking past people's houses when its dark outside and the lights are on inside and they've not closed the curtains yet. Oh don't look at me like that - you know you've done it too!

Here's my mess for a mad dog crafting station this week.

The journal pages are the second attempt at the project of my intention.  The first attempt was truly awful and ended up in the bin.  The background was fine and I was actually happy with it.  But then I introduced a brand new black Sharpie pen  to the Pearls misted gesso page to journal the song lyrics - and said Sharpie basically, recoiled in my hand,  stuck two fingers up at my page and said that it didn't want to play so there.  I think I was either sold a dud or the background had something on it that the pen didn't like and it just refused to bliddy work.  It skated over the page and refused to leave a defined mark.  I thought I'd try my (also BRAND BLINKING NEW) Inkssentials white pen to journal the chorus on the second page which just had acrylic on it.  And that refused to work also.  **insert very sad faced smiley here along with a very angry faced smiley with a red face, blowing steam out of its ears and possibly animated and jumping up and down on two BRAND NEW pens**   It's ok, thought I, I can paint the lyrics on to the page in white acrylic.

Oh har -de-bloody-har.

I should realise my limitations and renowned caggy handedness before I embark on such delicate operations.

T'was at this point that, fueled by raging PMT and lack of chocolate, said pages were ripped out, jumped on, driven over, set fire to, buried in the garden, dug up, jumped on again, and put in the bin.  I may have stuck my tongue out at them too.

So I did em again.  I may have to sneak up on them and take them by surprise to get the journalling done.

Any pointers on pens, both black and white, that will write on anything would be mahoosively appreciated.

I thank you.

TTFN
xx


27 comments:

  1. I have a white sketching pencil that seems to draw over most things. You have to keep sharpening the point though. W H Smith. But it was part of a sketching set in a tin. No idea if it's available separately or even what to ask for if it is....... It's not a crayon. It's chalkier than that.

    Similarly I use sketching pencils a lot. Mainly because I have them. 3Bs magically arrive in my christmas stocking every year and sometimes there's even a putty rubber. Santa knows my needs. :)

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  2. Herewith:
    http://www.whsmith.co.uk/Products/WHSmith-Sketch-Set+Pencils+26597317

    Good grief! Santa was generous that year......

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    1. Thanks AJ - I've tried about three or four diferent things now including a white charcoaly thingie but that didn't work either! Will have a look at those pencils xx

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  3. Oh no...hope you find a pencil that works!

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  4. No pen suggestions but here, have a Snickers and a hug. :-)

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  5. If you don't try you will never know! So, don't be disappointed by things that don't work out - just keep on trying different things until something does! Happy WOYWW! *Rachel #159

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    1. Well said Rachel - I don't have the courage of my convictions. I need to be more experimental methinks! Thanks for visiting. x

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    1. Thanks Trisha - thank you for visiting :)

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  7. So far our Sharpie pens have behaved themselves and written over every surface, if not, we often stamp or write words on co ordinating paper and stick them on the pages.

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    1. Good idea Bears. I think I shall have to do just that :)

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  8. Hey Kim,
    I sooo enjoyed the description of your tantrum about bad pens. How cathartic! Bugger! I wish you happy rainbows for the journal, and any time you like.
    Thanks for leaving a comment. The weather is a constant marvel here. After the heat yesterday, we have a pleasant temperature, heavy cloud, and even 1mm of rain. The wind is getting up so that's a bother where the fires are.
    Cheers,
    Ros. #3

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    1. Hey Ros - thanks for the comment - I'm glad I made you smile :) It's soooo cold here right now I cant feel my feet!

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  9. I have that same problem every now and again when coloring with my copics....what I hate hate hate is doing the white spot in the pupil of the eye....yep dern pin will blob right on out. I know exactly what you are saying about stomping o it!!! LOL

    Robin @151

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    1. Oh nooo!! At least mine was only a scribble and not decent artwork. That must be very frustrating. Thanks for commenting :)

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  10. You just cracked me up! Very hilarious post, love your writing! :) Sorry about your pen trouble though. I did just see a video by Dyan Reavely(from 2013 Winter CHA) and she said that you need to wait 24 hours or so before attempting to write on colored/inked/painted journal pages or whatnot, because even though they seem dry after an hour or so, they aren't really. But if you wait a day then they really are and so you can write on them. Have you tried that? I don't journal so I can't say whether it works or not but she's a prof so I'm guessing she would know, eh? :) Well, hopefully that's a good tip because your pages are beautiful and it would be a real shame to have any lining the wastebasket. Very colorful! Great job on them. :) Deeyll #161-and thanks for getting around to me already and leaving me a comment. I'm going to look around and see if I can find a follow button because you are hilarious! :)

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    1. Aw thank you so much for that lovely comment. I'm glad I made you smile. That's really interesting about allowing it to dry properly. Perhaps that was what I hadn't done. I'll check out Dyan's video :)

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  11. I cannot help but smile. Pens and the materials they work on have been a pain to me over the years..the writing is always the last thing you wanna do huh, and yep, I share your actions in the ripping throwing tantrum stuff too...but..I wll admit that it would not have crossed my mind to try and paint the words!!

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    1. Thanks Julia - I wish it hadn't crossed my mind either!! ;) A

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  12. I love your rainbow ... I love rainbows full stop! Thanks for popping by my blog and your very kind comments ... I've not ever given up on a cross-stitch before but am coming close this time! Love Debbie xXx

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    1. It's a pleasure and thank YOU for returning the favour :)

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  13. I'm sorry that I got a good laugh at your frustration. I hope that you find a proper writing medium for your lovely journal. :-)
    April #110

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    1. Hey April - thanks for your comment. I'm really glad I made you smile :)

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  14. Oh gosh it sounds like you've been having a time of it. Hope all has improved somewhat since last Wednesday. Hugs, Jenny x

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    1. Thanks Jenny - thank you for dropping by x

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