Koi Coloring Pens As Watercolor

Grace Mendez Koi Coloring Brush Pens

I’ve been using Koi Coloring Pens as watercolor in my art journals. The technique that I use with the Koi Coloring Pens: sketch the face with a pencil add the Koi Coloring Pen wash the ink with the waterbrush wait until dry erase any extra pencil You don’t need very much ink from the pen […]

Playing With Surface Design

Grace Mendez Gelli Arts Printing Tutorial

My friend, Courtney Cerruti, has written her third book, Playing With Surface Design. The subtitle is: Modern techniques for painting, stamping, printing and more. It’s an excellent collection of mixed-media art projects. When I talked to Courtney at her book signing, I asked her what her favorite project from the book was. She pointed to […]

Playing In An Art Journal

Grace Mendez Art Journal Page

Playing in an art journal by drawing, painting or sketching makes me happy. My page was done with watercolor and a Gelly Roll pen for the hair details. There is no problem going over the watercolor with the pen once the page is dry. The Gelly Roll pens come in many colors, thicknesses and qualities, like […]