Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ball Point Pen Coloring

I just read about the technique of using ball point pens and a water brush with alcohol to push it around. (Jennifer Dove Just4FunCrafts) So, off to the store to purchase some ball point pens in colors. I used a stamp from Stampendous called Cling Bowl Bouquet, and some shiny white paper. This was a lot of fun and very different than working with my Copics. I grabbed some leftover pieces of paper and used strips to make a background on a yellow acrylic colored page of my journal. Took some leftover leaves from this morning's card making venture and added some white pencil veins. Used the negative from a die cut of "hello" and colored through it with Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn. Then, I added a hummingbird stamp that I also colored with the pens and alcohol.

This was done for Journal Workshops, "Something I have Never Done"


  1. Wow never heard of this echnique and looks amazing hun. Maybe will have to try it. Thank you so much for entering your project in our challenge this month. We do hope to see you again over at Altered Eclectics in future challenges.
    Hugz always
    Elaine aka Ellapu x

    Owner Eclectic Ellapu & Altered Eclectics
    DT - Anything But a Card

  2. Thank you, Elaine. I also have a huge thing of colored gel pens and will be trying that next. It's always fun to push ourselves, I think!