IMG_20160827_153307I recently found myself working on a an art journal page and had come across a recommendation for using a neutral pitt pencil to draw over acrylic ink. Living in NZ its an expensive exercise trying to buy all the brands recommended and time consuming sourcing them. So because I wanted to get my image finished in a hurry I paid a visit to my local dollar store and picked up several pens I thought I would try and was pleasantly surprised when they gave the same effect as the expensive pitt pencils and they cost me a fraction of the price.

The pen I ended up using to draw on the acrylic ink is a this and that pen in white with a medium gel tip. It doesn’t appear that this is a well known brand but that doesn’t matter because it worked for what I was working on. So dont ever feel that you need to use expensive brands because others are. Some pens will work better than others but with some experimentation cost need not be a barrier to your art. Read More →