What Do I Use for Bible Journaling? Part 4

A Review of Products for Use in Bible Journaling

This is the fourth in a series of product comparisons.  In this review, I looked at Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Dylusions Fluid Acrylic Paints.

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 used the foam blending tool to apply the Distress Inks.  I used my finger to apply the Dylusions Paint.

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Prima (1): The Distress Ink went on smoothly.  The colors remained bright.  The Dylusions Paint went on smooth, blended well and dried quickly.

Ranger (2): The Distress Ink went on smoothly.  The colors remained bright.  The Dylusions Paint went on smooth, blended well and dried quickly.

Liquitex  (3): The Distress Ink was a little rough to apply. The blending foam seemed to catch on the rougher gesso.  The colors were not as bright.  The Dylusions Paint went did not go on as smoothly. The colors did blend well and dried quickly.

Naked (4): The Distress Ink went on smoothly.  The colors remained bright.  The Dylusions Paint went on smooth, blended well and dried quickly.

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Prima (1): The Distress Inks did not bleed through and there is no ghosting. The ink that shows was accidentally applied while inking the front.  The Dylusions Paint did not bleed through, but the rich colors did show through a little.

Ranger (2): The Distress Inks did not bleed through and there is no ghosting.   The Dylusions Paint did not bleed through, but the rich colors did show through a little.

Liquitex  (3): The Distress Inks did not bleed through and there is no ghosting.   The Dylusions Paint did not bleed through, but the rich colors did show through a little more. The paint that shows was accidentally applied while applying the paint to the front.

Naked (4): The Distress Inks did bleed through a little.  The Dylusions Paint did not bleed through, but the rich colors did show through.

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.

What Do I Use for Bible Journaling? Part 3

A Review of Products for Use in Bible Journaling

This is the third in a series of product comparisons.  In this review, I looked at cake watercolors (Winsor & Newton), a Sharpie fine point marker, and a Sharpie writing pen. I also tried a new product, Kirarina 2win. It has two ends, a chisel and fine tip with two shades of ink. It is also scented.

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 wrote blessings at the top with the Sharpie writing pen and doodled with a green Sharpie marker down the side. I used watercolor paint to create the splash of color.  I wrote Praise and doodled with three Kirarina 2win markers.BJGesso3F.W

Prima (1): both Sharpie markers were easy to write with; the watercolors went on smooth and the colors were vibrant; the Kirarina 2win markers wrote smoothly.

Ranger (2): both Sharpie markers were easy to write with; the watercolors went on smooth and the colors were vibrant; the Kirarina 2win markers wrote smoothly.

Liquitex  (3): as before it was difficult to write with the Sharpie markers ; the watercolors went on okay and the colors were vibrant; it was difficult to write with the Kirarina 2win.

Naked (4): both Sharpie markers were easy to write with; the watercolors went on smooth and the colors were vibrant; the Kirarina 2win markers wrote smoothly.

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Prima (1): with Sharpie writing pen there was no bleed through or ghosting; the fine point Sharpie marker has some ghosting; there was no bleed through or ghosting with the  watercolors; the Kirarina 2win did not have any ghosting or bleed through.

Ranger (2): with Sharpie writing pen there was no bleed through or ghosting; the fine point Sharpie marker has some ghosting; there was no bleed through or ghosting with the  watercolors; the Kirarina 2win did have some ghosting where the flower was drawn.

Liquitex  (3): with Sharpie writing pen there was no bleed through or ghosting; the fine point Sharpie marker has some ghosting; there was some ghosting with the  watercolors; the Kirarina 2win did not have any ghosting or bleed through.

Naked (4): with Sharpie writing pen there was no bleed through or ghosting; the fine point Sharpie marker did bleed through a little; there was no bleed through, but there was some ghosting with the  watercolors; the Kirarina 2win did have some ghosting, and where the flower was drawn there was some bleed through.

 

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.

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.

What Do I Use for Bible Journaling? Part 1

A Review of Products for Use in Bible Journaling

After reading questions about what art mediums will or won’t work on thin Bible pages for Bible Journaling, I decided I would work on a product comparison.  I made a list of the supplies I want to try.  As the list grew, I realized that it would either take a very long post or I would need to several posts.  I will be posting a review each week.

First, I wanted to try the different brands of clear gesso I had available.  Prima’s Art Ingredients Clear Gesso, Ranger’s Clear Gesso and Liquitex Clear Gesso.

I marked each with a pencil before using the gesso, so I would know which brand I used.  Then I painted a thin coat on each.  I did 2 columns of each.  Left to right: Prima, Ranger and Liquitex.  I also felt each brand to compare the texture right out of the jar.

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Prima: was very smooth to the touch, brushed on evenly, was a little more opaque – the pages seemed to have a slight white cast, the pages dried with very little curling and the pages felt smooth.

Ranger: was smooth to the touch, brushed on evenly, was transparent, the pages curled a little and felt smooth when dry.

Liquitex: was gritty to the touch, I could feel the grit when brushing it on, the pages dried with little curling, and the pages felt like sandpaper.

Next, I began experimenting with different inks and pens.  I used 4 pages, one with each of the gessos and one naked page.

I tried Ranger’s ArchivaI Ink (top butterfly)and Tsukineko Memento Ink (bottom butterfly).  I colored with Copic Markers (blue wings), Faber-Castell water color pencils (purple wings), and Marvy LePume Markers (yellow wings).  I wrote with the Copic Multiliner, Zig Millennium and Micron pens.

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Prima (1):  no ghosting or bleed through with the inks;  Copic Markers colored okay with no ghosting or bleed through, but didn’t blend well;  Faber-Castell watercolor pencils very easy to color and blend with no ghosting or bleed through;  the Marvy LePlume Markers colored fine with no ghosting or bleed through;  all three pens wrote well with no ghosting or bleed through

Ranger (2):  no ghosting or bleed through with the inks:  Copic Markers colored okay with a little ghosting but no bleed through, and seemed to blend well;  Faber-Castell watercolor pencils very easy to color and blend with no ghosting or bleed through;  the Marvy LePlume Markers colored fine with a little ghosting but no bleed through;  all three pens wrote well with no ghosting or bleed through

Liquitex  (3):  was hard to work on due to the rough texture;  no ghosting or bleed through with the inks;  Copic Markers were hard to color with and had a little ghosting but no bleed through;  Faber-Castell watercolor pencils very easy to color with (I did prefer it for the watercolor pencils, it grabbed the color and had more color when blending) with no ghosting or bleed through;  the Marvy LePlume Markers were rough to color with and had a little ghosting but no bleed through; the rough texture made it hard to write, but the there was no ghosting or bleed through

Naked (4):  there was some ghosting with the Archival Ink and bleed through with the Memento Ink;  Copic Markers colored okay but bled through; Faber-Castell watercolor pencils very easy to color and blend with a little ghosting but no bleed through;  the Marvy LePlume Markers colored fine with a little bleed through;   all three pens wrote well, but the Copic Multiliner and Micron pen had some ghosting but no bleed through; the Millennium no ghosting or bleed through

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The Prima and Ranger clear gessos had consistent results.  I would use the Liquitex if I were using my watercolor pencils.

Check back next week for more reviews.  I will be looking at Faber-Castell Gelaltos and Pitt Pens.

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.