What Do I Use for Bible Journaling? Part 2

A Review of Products for Use in Bible Journaling

This is the second in a series of product comparisons.  This week I looked at Faber-Castell’s Gelatos, Pitt Artist Pens, and Big Brush Markers.

I used Prima’s Art Ingredients Clear Gesso, Ranger’s Clear Gesso, and Liquitex Clear Gesso to prepare my pages.  Click here to check out my review of these products.

On these pages I applied Gelatos, then blended them. The colors at the top I blended dry with my finger. The middle I blended with just a little water on my finger. The bottom I blended with a baby wipe.BJGesso2F.W

Prima (1): blending was easy, the colors seemed a little lighter (maybe due to a slight white cast from the gesso), there was no bleed through or ghosting

Ranger (2): blending was easy; there was no bleed through or ghosting

Liquitex  (3): blending was difficult due to the rough texture of the gesso;  the colors were darker due to the rough texture of the gesso; there is a little ghosting but no bleed through

Naked (4): blending was easy; there is a little ghosting, but no bleed through

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On this set of pages I used a variety of Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Big Brush Markers.  I stared with the XS Black, then used S Blue, M Orange, B Pink, 1.5 Metallic Gold. Then I finished with a flourish using a Big Brush Marker in Brown.  Before writing, I colored the left side with the white Big Brush Pen. It covered the page smoothly and left a slight white cast but it was still readable.

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Prima (1): it was easy to write on the page; the marker colors were brighter on the side with the white Big Brush Marker; there was no bleed or ghosting on either, even where I colored heavier on the music notes

Ranger (2): it was easy to write on the page; the marker colors were brighter on the side with the white Big Brush Marker; there was no bleed or ghosting on either side, even where I colored heavier on the music notes

Liquitex  (3): it was hard to write on the page with the gritty texture; the marker colors were brighter on the side with the white Big Brush Marker; there was no bleed through on the page, but just a slight ghosting on the side without the white Big Brush Marker

Naked (4): it was easy to write on the page; the marker colors were brighter on the side with the white Big Brush Marker; there was a little bleed through on the side without the white Big Brush Pen, but just a slight ghosting on the side with the white Big Brush Marker

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The Gelatos and Pitt Pens had consistent results with the Prima and Ranger clear gessos.  I would not use them with the Liquitex gesso.

Check back next week for another review.

FINE PRINT: The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own opinion. I did not receive any compensation (product or money) for my reviews. I was not asked by any company to create this post.