Thursday, February 16, 2012

February Giveaway

I love GIVEAWAY time. I have talked to many artists lately and one of the most common questions that comes up regarding supplies used is, "What white pens work the best on mixed-media collage? Any ideas anyone?" Soooooo, I am giving a pile (a pile translates to more than 10) of different white pens as the GIVEAWAY for February. Leave me a comment as to whether you use white pens in your work, or wish to, or name the ones you can't create without. The winner (sometimes I surprise and choose more than one winner) will be chosen by a number drawing and announced on Thursday, February 29th. I look forward to reading your comments. Best of luck.

Namaste,
Darlene

32 comments:

crafty creations said...

Hiya Freenie - I love white pens to highlight text in my journals but do have trouble finding one that works well. At the moment I'm using an Inkessentials one and so far so good

Thanks for the chance of winning your prize x Hilda

SimJaTa said...

Hi Freenie
I hardly dare enter again, but also interested in which are better. I invested in a pental, cant say I am doing so well with it though, also use in journal and might use it on other things if I can get to grips with it better. At the moment it has a great use for highlighting eyes.

Lynda

Anna Micciulla said...

I love white pens! I like to work with dark backgrounds and have had trouble with finding the right pen. Currently i am using opaque calligraphy ink. It seems like every time i go looking for white pens they are sold oit!

Freenie Belle said...

Yes, Lynda, you certainly can enter again. Happy you stopped by.

Freenie Belle said...

Anna, Well then I'm glad you've stopped by for a chance at some white pens. I also use white India ink.

ann said...

I love my white pen, I have looked everywhere and can't find another one. It is a uni-ball Signo.

Freenie Belle said...

Hilda, I haven't tried Inkessentials one yet. I'll have to look for it. Thanks for visiting my Blog. Hope to see you again.

Janet Ghio said...

Signo Uniball is the BEST white pen I have ever used!

Freenie Belle said...

HI Ann, Yep, I think uni-ball signo is at the top of my list, too. Always good to see you here and there.

Myrto said...

I love white pens, but seems that nothing works well over many mediums. I have a collection of them (inkssentials, sharpie poster paint, eddings, sakura pen-touch) - I've used even correction fluid when desperate! But I end-up using white acrylic most of the times.

Freenie Belle said...

Hi Myrto,
I love to use a tip pen with Golden Fluid acrylic, too. Try (or win) Uniball-Signo, or white China Marker, or Sharpie Mean Streak Marker. I find the dollar Jelly Roll Pens work great on acrylic, but if I've used oil pastel in areas it won't mark.
Thanks for entering the GIVEAWAY.

Freenie Belle said...

I agree! HI JAnet...haven't I seen you somewhere else before? HA. ha.

Freenie Belle said...

NOte: Jeanne told me she couldn't get her comment to post, so I am putting her in. Sorry Jeanne...not sure what went wrong...but you're in hte drawing.

Trece said...

My 2 favorites are the UniBall Signo 153, and the white Sakura gelly roll. I do use Sharpies, but they aren't my faves.

Freenie Belle said...

Trece,
Sharpies aren't my favorite either...they don't slide across the piece like others do, if you know what I mean.

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Darlene, I'm throwing my hat in your drawing. Great blog you have, perhaps I will follow to keep track of all your wonderful talent:) Marilou

Jeanne D said...

Hi Darlene - thanks for entering me after I couldn't get in. Turns out it was Google that was playing tricks on me, not your site. :) Seems to be working now.
Anyway, my comments about white pens are that we talk about them so much because they're important to our finished art work to give that "pop"...but if they're cold, or dry, or won't go over certain mediums, it still leaves us on the search for the one that won't let us down! :)
Must say here that I just LOVE all your little drawings. they make me smile. :)

Bev said...

Hi Darlene love giveaways and love your blog so if it was not for the giveaway i would not have found it lol white pens well dont get me started hehe they are a love hate relationship , i hate the ones that look good at first then sink into the painting ...

hugz bev

Jenna Kannas said...

thanks for the giveaway! i use a sakura gelly roll pen and also picked up a pentel sunburst gel pen that works ok too.

crafty girl said...

thanks for give away ihave been looking here in australia for a good white pen hav.t came across a good one yet but will keeep looking unless i win cheers elizabeth watson

Freenie Belle said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for stopping by.

Freenie Belle said...

Jenna,
First time I've geard of pentel sunburst gel pen. Will have to find one for the GIVEAWAY.

Freenie Belle said...

Hooray Bev for the GIVEAWAY that you found me. Thanks for stopping in.

Suzanne and Marrianna said...

I haven't used my Signo white pens but I sure want to give them a try. Winning a supply of various white pens would sure be fun. Thanks for the blog giveaway.

Marrianna

Freenie Belle said...

Thanks Jeane, I'm having a good time with the drawings.

Amberlee said...

I never seem to be able to find the "right" white pens for me, so this would be a great chance to try something else. Thanks!

Freenie Belle said...

Suzanne and Marrianna,
Oh yes, give those pens a try. I hear people commenting about these particular pens the most. I have a daughter named Suzanne. Lovely name, huh? And we made sure no one nicknamed her Suzie. Happy you visited.

Freenie Belle said...

Then I'm glad you entered a chance to win a pile of 'em. And if you don't win I will post the photos and names of pens for a resource.

Zaa said...

Hi Darlene ... By chance saw your blog on the journal page... How very nice to see your creative work...I love that you've got it out there ... I use white pencils and paint all the time while experimenting since I often draw or paint and use pastels on black backgrounds..I love the dramatic effects... so white pens would also be a great journey for me( Ha Ha)... definitely something I need to look into ..Thanks for sharing... Hugs

Freenie Belle said...

HI Zaa, Glad you happened to find this GIVEAWAY.

Freenie Belle said...

Hi JoAnn,
Got your message that you are having trouble jumping in here to enter for the GIVEAWAY. So, I've listed your name for the drawing. Thanks for letting me know.

NTW Lauren Photography said...

Hi Darlene. Lovely blog and love your art work! Very nice indeed.
I love the uniball signo and sukura. Both work great and you can trust the lines. Some of the others are kind of hit and miss.