We blog, we bake.
We craft, we create.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The finished journal

Hello there, just a super quick post from me today, for those who were interested in the Moleskine I was decorating for Wilbear, here is the completed version. After my acrylic attemps were thwarted, I thought I would try to colour the image with Spectrum noir pens instead. As you can see from the uneven finish, this was not an easy task. I guess Moleskines were not made to be coloured!

I wanted to achieve some really vibrant hair colours. But the end result is rather washed out. Oh well, next time I shall draw on paper then glue the results on.

Back view

And a few supplies I gathered ready for him to start his course.

With love from the bears


  1. Well - you did a marvelous job for 'moleskin' !! :-) I must admit I have never tried it and it looks like very tricky stuff !

    The lady making the Bear at WOYWW 225 was #65 - did you see her ???? I think you should protect the 'younger' Bears from seeing it though :-)

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Maybe there's something you could have painted it with beforehand to give a better surface? I know nothing useful here - I'm speculating.

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. I rather like the muted colours - and the pastel background is very pretty indeed. I find the only thing that can hold its own on gesso is paint - anything else will get that slightly faded look - but generally I'm in favour of that! I think this is a great RAK, and fab supplies, to set Wilbear off on his course.
    Alison xx


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on our blog. We read and treasure each and every one and always try to return visits. Please don't post spam, it will be deleted as bears much prefer chocolate! :)