Soul Journaling 201

LYRA Water-Soluble Colored PencilsFeeling a little more confident in your skills with the waterbrush?  I’ve found some great little products (at good prices) to extend your talents.

Here are water brush pens, paper, blank journals, paper brands and a video about using water color pencils with a plain-water brush.

Yeah, i need this. now.

I look for items that are either free shipping or Amazon “PRIME” because the Prime account is one of my family’s favorite ways to shop.  But, if you don’t have a Prime account, you could browse by searching for “strathmore mixed media” and that will bring up the requisite plethora of journal and paper options.  Here are my favorite Prime picks.  I considered price, paper weight/type and the overall product.  There are so many more for you to try, depending on your criteria.  Don’t get overwhelmed, just keep on Soul Journaling!

Pens, Paint and Brushes

Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pen$37.88 Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pen – 20 Color Set
A set of pens filled with colors (could be great for travel)



$14.30 Derwent water brushes including a chisel tip brush
See a video of watercolor pencils used with a plain water brush pen.



lyra-aquacolor-crayons$13.27 LYRA Aqua Color Water-Soluble Wax Crayons
draw and then paint over with plain water to smudge them. Intense color!

Look for Lyra water-soluble pencils, too!


$3.99 Pentel Japan Aquash Waterbrush Water Brush Pen, Medium

$7.91 Jack Richeson Student Semi Moist Watercolor, Set of 12
These also come in Set of 24 or other Jack Richeson sets with different palettes.  I do like the 12 set, because it is simple and has the white paint.  Plus it fits in my Soul Journaling Pouch.  Also search for “Jack Richeson moist”

$12.20 Sakura 50038 6-Piece Pigma Micron-05 Ink Pen Set, 0.45mm, Black
Stock up and share with friends!  These are all the same size as the original for Soul Journaling.  If you want a set of various sizes, those are available, too.

More brands for brushes:

  • Yasutomo or Niji for water brushes
  • Derwent
  • Sakura or Koi
  • Kuretake
  • Akashiya

paper and journals

$7.15 Strathmore Mixed Media Cards with envelopes
Folks, that’s 70 cents per card.  Have you looked at the price of cards in Hallmark or Target lately?  They are expensive!  $5 per card.  Take a photo of the card you like with your smartphone, go home and paint it.  Write the words in there yourself, like you mean it!  We can do this!

$6.42 Strathmore Visual Journal Spiral Bound 5.5″X8″-Mixed Media Vellum
Spiral bound at a lower cost.

$12.02 Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal, 5.5 by 8.5-Inch, 64 Pages
“The Soul Journaling 101 Original”

$11.80 Pro-Art Strathmore Softcover Mixed Media Journal, 5.5-Inch by 8-Inch, 64 Pages
Softcover similar to the hardcover we started with in Soul Journaling 101

More brands of paper

Want to paint a landscape on a wide paper?  Want to graduate to a larger paper size in a spiral bound book?  Want 100% cotton paper?  Search on Amazon or Google for these brands:

  • Aquabee
  • Canson
  • Strathmore and Jack Richeson (as above)
  • Target stores have the Kid Made Modern brand of paper that is cost effective for practice sheets.

3 responses to “Soul Journaling 201

  1. I have updated the link to the Derwent brush video. Click on the pink flower picture above to see the watercolor pencils used with a plain water brush pen. Please do let me know if any links don’t work for you!

  2. Can’t see the video!

  3. Love love love your card making idea. Can’t wait to put it into practice! 🙂

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