25 Crafts of Christmas – Day 11

Day 11 revisits my new interest in pens: specifically dip pens and writing with paint.  I’ve been meaning to see if using acrylic paint as an ink is as successful as using watercolours – as I wrote about in that post.

I picked a nice bright Christmas red, and got started.  I had a couple of false starts while I tried to work out the right consistency..


…but I got there in the end.


After that I got to doodling.


I still need to work on the amount of ink/paint I’m loading on to the nib – you can see a few blobs here and there.  I plan on redoing that gift Zentangle next year, to see how my skills have improved.

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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