I used them exclusively without a sketch. Instead of using water with them, I used Golden Matte Medium which renders them permanent once the medium dries. This is only about 3 1/2 inches square and I am going to use it on a journal cover.
I doubt we will catch up on the January challenge but will carry on as best as we can. I say we because we (my muse and I) had a huge fight and we have been pouting. We cannot be creative when pouting. This has happened before and I can never figure out who is on which side. It all started when in an earlier post I said, "I am also challenged with my grunge journal to stay as dry as possible. In other words no paint." I don't know maybe she said that. Whatever!