Want to join the group? Read here!

"COLLAGE PLAY with CROWABOUT" group information and signup!!

This is a fun group designed to collage play together as a group! To spark your imagination and give your muse a boost in the behind and get you inspired to create!!!

Each week on Saturday mornings, I (Crowabout) will post a printable Crowabout Collage Elements for you to create with on Flickr!

I will give you till Friday to finish your art piece, collage, journal page etc and get them uploaded to Flickr by 9PM EST!
I will then put your names into a hat so to speak and randomly select a winner using Random.org and post the winner on Flickr Saturday at Noon EST! Each weeks winner will be prompted for their email addy so that I may send them a goodie prize!!

So, if any of you are interested in joining this group please either email me or leave a comment! I will need YOUR email addy!!! You will then receive an invite via email to join the group on Flickr!

This blog will be a place to showcase each weeks winner and give them some linky love so that all can visit their blog or Flickr!!

Be sure to tell your friends!!

If you have any questions.... please feel free to email me mrmrsfritz (at) hughes (dot) net Thank you!


NancyB aka Crowabout

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pens I use...Lettering/Text...Supplies

Pens I use for Art Journaling!!

Faber-Castell Pitt brush pens

Micron- black #01, #03 and #05

Assorted Permanent Markers

Pilot V Ball Grip-Extra fine

And your everyday standard ol' ballpoint pen

I have heard it is not good to use ball point pens due to their

acidy ink! But then ask me if I follow the rules! LOL


Caran de Ache watersoluable crayons!!

Try scribbling circles or favorite shapes and then

using a contrasting color scribble in the remainder of the page..

Use a baby wipe or slightly damp paint brush

starting with the circles first then go about finishing the contrasting

color (with wipe or damp paint brush)

Oil pastels!!

I use these to outline collage elements and can also be worked into the

page buy rubbing!


There is a variety of stencils available to you!

How about using a label maker!! They have

many refill colors!!

Acrylic Stamps!!

Need I say more! hee hee

Rubber Stamps!!

So many styles to choose from!!

Inks too!! :O)

Creating your own text/lettering!!

Ahhh there is that evil ball point pen again! LOL

Do an outline of your letters...then

Then you can give your letters a shadow

using a pitt brush pen or

even a permanent marker!

Then fill in the letters if you choose to do so with
pittbrush pens or Caran de ache crayons (is what I mostly use)
If this post looks a little wonkie...you can blame blogger!! This is the second attempt at
try to post this! arghh! lol
Now! Let's here from you!! What supplies do you use in your art journals etc???
Much love and hugs!!



Lucy said...

Thank you for all the lettering tips and pen scoop! I envy those that have funky handwriting like you :) I need to practice my doodleability!!

Francie aka "mengmania" said...

Great tips Nancy and love the pictures! Thank you...and I too need to practice my doodleability!! =)

Nicole said...

Ha! GREAT timing on this post. This is something I've been struggling lately - how to get out of the same ol' script routine.

The Paris Salon said...

Great post Nancy!! I use many of the same things as you, EXCEPT the neos as I can't spend the $ right now BOO HOO.
Mostly I just have to overcome my FEAR of exposing my lettering...
Oh yeah I use good ol' Crayolas, they are ok but not nearly as pigmented as those neo's!!
artful hugs,

Lin Neiswender said...

OK, I'm dumb- what are Neo's?

Krissy said...

I would like to join your Collage Play group! Your style is right up my ally!! And I'd love to be able to play with you all on flickr! YEAH!

LaY hOoN said...

The Caran de ache crayons is in my wish list. And the sad things is I'm not able to get this is my local store here :(

Sandy said...


I'd love to join your group...I think this is a really cool concept