I made a real 'school girl' error while doing my latest coloured pencil portrait. I merrily coloured her hair black and picked up some residue pencil on my hand and then rested it in the middle of her cheek. I tried to rectify it but not very successfully.
coloured pencil on cotton rag handmade paper
I have been reading and watching a lot of coloured pencil reviews lately and I am thinking of possibly getting some other brands of coloured pencils to add to my collection. I am looking at the Faber Castell Polyhromos which are oil based pencils as apposed to the wax based pencils I have and also the Derwent Drawing Pencils which are thicker coloured pencils in lovely subtle colours. First I think I will try out some singles to see if I like them before investing in a set. I will post my thoughts on them some time in the future.
Over the weekend I went to an Antiques and Collectors Fair and came across some great finds.
A couple of pieces of vintage papers and a wooden cotton reel. I bought the cotton reel with the idea of making a spool book. Something I saw on Pinterest.
I also found something I have wanted for a while now. I have been wanting a Russian doll but not a new one. I wanted one like I used to have as a child and I found one and it was complete with all the sizes right down to tiniest one you've ever seen.
So I was very pleased with myself.