Well, Scribble Sticks are finalllllly shipping out from the Ranger Warehouse and will be at your fave store SOON, if they're not there already. I just love them. I really do.
What they look like: a crayon.
What they are not: a crayon. Why? Because Scribble Sticks contain NO wax. They're more like a woodless colored pencil. They're heavy and you can lay down lots of pigment by pressing hard, or you can color lightly for a soft effect.
And two of the BEST things about them is 1) they are water-soluble, and 2) they write on dried paint. YESSSS!!! Finally, a medium that will write will on dried paint.
What can you do with Scribble Sticks?
- Use them dry to color in images and coloring books.
- Color in dry and then wet the pigment so it looks like watercolor.
- Lay some pigment down on paper and then dissolve it with water to make a background.
- Try it on both primed and unprimed paper. You'll get a different result depending on if you've used gesso, and what kind of substrate you use.
- Draw with them! Scribble, sketch!
- Create shadows with them around collage.
Here's an assortment of art that I've done where I've used Scribble Sticks.
On the piece below, I used the sticks to color in the stamped image.
On the piece below, I used them to draw on both the canvas in the journal and on the watercolor paper in the journal.
I used them to color the flower on the tag below.
I used them on the Kraft pages below and on the Media Tape.
I used them to draw all of these faces on old ledger paper:
Don't let the Scribble Sticks intimidate you. Think of them like a stick of paint. Use them wet, use them dry, use them to color, use them to accent, use them to shadow and shade, use them to draw.....and have a blast!