10 June 2011

latest journal & new flex pen

My new handbound journal is the same size as the previous one, but this one has a combination of Stonehenge all-media and Mi-Teintes toned papers. The cover is the last bit of some hand-made paper I found a couple of years ago -- I've used it to cover several journals.
And yes, this is one of those highly sought-after Noodler's flex pens that Nina Johansson spoke of on her blog! Mine arrived yesterday in the mail, an early birthday gift from Bill. Next, I need to do some test pages with it.
I haven't worked much on toned papers, so first I tested several types of media. Here, I tested gouache, watercolor pencils, and watercolor crayons. I especially like writing personal notes on these pages with a white gel pen! (click on a picture to enlarge)


  1. O I am soooo drooling over your journal and new pen! Happy early birthday!
    Love the papers you've used inside the journal too! Like your test pages!

  2. Thanks -- Now if I just find time to play! We have a granddaughter visiting from Houston so there hasn't been much time for sketching.

  3. I love the cover on the journal, let us know what you think of the pen!

  4. So far I love the pen! Need to do a page of experimenting . . .

  5. I don't suppose by chance you make and sell your journals??? :-D I love the fact you make your own and this one is fabulous with the pattern you used. I have a pen on order. Seems to be the big chat across the internet blogs.

  6. LOL! It's fun to see how many of us on-line pals are getting this pen! WE are the reason they are sold out so fast!
    And no, I don't make these journals to sell --- too time-consuming and the price would have to be too high to cover the materials.


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