Brush Style Painting Techniques with Genuine Crafts Watercolor Brush Pens & Giveaway!

***Giveaway closed, here are the winners: barbara a brown, gpfrench, Brandi Reed, americanartsroadtrip and Donna Brawner! Congrats! Winners are notified via email with instructions on claiming their prize. Thanks to all that entered!

Hi friends! Today I have a fun technique that will give you a bit more use from your watercolor brush pens. I’ll even be giving some brush pens away! For a chance to win a set of watercolor brush pens just leave a comment on this post and I will draw 5 lucky winners for a set of 20 Genuine Crafts watercolor brush pens. Winners will be notified via email one week after the publication of this blog post.

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Watch the video to see some fun ways to use watercolor pens!

This tutorial is sponsored by Genuine Crafts! Save 20% with a coupon code you can get on their website.

Supplies:

  • Genuine Crafts Watercolor brush markers
  • Watercolor paper (trim to 5″ circle and 4.5″x6″ for a postcard size panel)
  • Waterbrsuh (or #6 round brush and a cup of water)
  • Non-porous mat, plate or piece of plastic to use as a palette(you can use the packaging your markers come in for this)
    Your choice of rubber stamps (I use stamps from Local King Rubber Stamps)

Below are some of the practice sketches I did with the pens.

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I had so much fun playing with the technique to create other motifs. You can find a lot of inspiration online and the library by searching for Chinese brush style paintings.

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Use the many tips and tricks form the video to create hundreds of more projects of your choosing! And remember to have fun and til next time happy crafting!

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302 thoughts on “Brush Style Painting Techniques with Genuine Crafts Watercolor Brush Pens & Giveaway!

    1. What a great way to use markers while relaxing. Just started watercoloring and these markers would be great to use on the go. Thank you for sharing.

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  1. Lindsay you have been one of my favorite bloggers for years. Not only tutorials but real life craft space design and set up. Now you inspire me to take up watercolors!!! I want to try them on wood. I always learn something!!!! Thank you!🙃🖌

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    1. What a great way to use markers while relaxing. Just started watercoloring and these markers would be great to use on the go. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Are these better than the Arteza brush pens I purchased? My Arteza brush pens have unreliable brushes, some were almost empty when open the pens, and they do not feel like a watercolor pen when trying to paint. I’m looking for a better performing product!

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    1. Congrats, you are a winner, please check your email for directions on claiming your prize:)

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  3. I think that their markers are amazing. I wish to get one in the future. I haven’t played around with watercolor that much and I want to get into it.

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  4. Lindsay…I love all your watercolour videos. I’m nearly 65 and I took up painting after watching one of your tutorials. I’ve bought a lot of my supplies based on your reviews.

    Thanks for your inspiration…Sue

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  5. I’ve watched you for years. You always give the best tips, tricks and tutorials with honest comparisons of products.
    Keep Crafty ❤

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  6. I absolutely LOVE your tutorials. I can honestly say that I’ve learned more from your tutorials (even with my acrylic painting) than i have from anywhere. I get so excited when I get a notification that you’ve posted a video (more than a kid in a free candy shop lol)
    But seriously, ive learned so much from you and I have a huge appreciation for all that you do……So thank you for everything. You’ve became a big part of my daily life.

    With Great Thanks,
    Brandi R.

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    1. Congrats Brandi, you are a winner, please check your email for directions on claiming your prize:)

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  7. I love all your tutortials. You are so talented. I love the fish one you did. Maybe someday, I work work up my courage and try painting.

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    1. Congrats, you are a winner, please check your email for directions on claiming your prize:)

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  8. I would love to use these markers. I am all about easy peasy! I loved today’s video but I love all of your videos!!!😁

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  9. Wow! I’m brand new to watercolor and these pens look amazing. I love the idea of being able to use the designs as postcards without them being damaged by the weather. Your rose project is beautiful.

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    1. Congrats Donna, you are a winner, please check your email for directions on claiming your prize:)

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  10. Wow I love how those markers work. You have inspired me with your tutorials to try different mediums, a set of these markers would be a great start for my new medium journey 🙂 Thank you so much for your tutorials ❤️❤️❤️

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  11. These are some lovely watercolour brushes. Thank you for putting together this giveaway, and the awesome video.

    And if I accidentally post twice, I apologize. The page did not show where I had commented :/

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  12. These seem like the cats meow. Love what you did with them, and showing different ways. Your rose is beautiful, looks 3 dimensions.

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  13. Thank you for always inspiring me (and many others) to create – always new mediums and new techniques & encouraging us to use what we have. You take the mystery out of the many products available – never pushing people to buy – you do the exact opposite. That is why I signed up for one of your watercolor classes – I love your videos and wanted to “pay you back a little for all your dedication to teaching others.

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    1. Congrats Barbara! you are a winner, please check your email for directions on claiming your prize:)

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  14. I loved the tips you gave and this video helped me a lot in how I paint and color. I really want to get back into art but I dont have the time. My mother and I had to leave our home and a lot was left behind including my art. I really hope to win this give away and be onto of the lucky five. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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  15. You make it look so easy…starting on some Christmas gift cards, will have to try these watercolor brushes….thanks for your tutorials

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  16. I agree totally! This technique and these pens look like some stress free fun. Thanks for showing us how.

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  17. These look like so much fun. I am very tempted to order some of these watercolor pens immediately. I do wonder, though, how you would compare these to other inexpensive watercolor brush pens like Aretha. Seems like the market is blooming with different brands of similar priced color media. Which I think is good, but it makes deciding on a brand a little more difficult. Loved this video, Lindsay. Loved that you showed an original painting and a scene with stamps.

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  18. LINDSAY You amaze me of how much painting you do. I love your show. And I am guilty ( not really) of buying so many art supplies that I have seen you using. But it’s fun. Sandr

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  19. I can always count on your vlogs to help me with techniques, product use and ideas. Thanks for the inspiration and review!

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  20. I’ve given these brushes to a friend as a gift, but I would love to have a set for myself. From what I’ve seen they are amazing.

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    1. Is a beautiful paint brush watercolor brush painting. I would love to win the watercolor brushes, I’ve never used them and I don’t have any. Thank you for all the wonderful videos and giveaways you do Lindsay. It makes it possible for someone like me to learn cuz I live in a rule area and there are no classes nearby. Thanks again for all you do.

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  21. How creative. I love learning how to use different products. I’ve been looking to get a new set of brush pens. I had sets but never used them .

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  22. Hey Lindsay – I love all of your videos, but this one has really spoken to me. I would never have dreamed that I could do a flower like yours, but this video makes me think I just might be able to. So, I’ll try.

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  23. I’m not a very good painter, but I sure have fun playing with watercolors and am always on the lookout for new techniques. I love my watercolor pencils, and am drooling over these markers!

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  24. I Stopped doing art for many years I’m 50/thing now and I just recently started dabbling in art again it’s amazing the things I get to see on your videos I’ve been out of touch for so long I have no idea what’s out there so when you show tutorials with all the New products I want to run out and buy everything but can’t do that no no no must restrain credit card is maxed aaaaaggghhhh🎨

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  25. I live how you did the koi and birds. Can’t wait to try doing the same. I have been wanting to get brush pens thus has just solidified that urge. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I think I wish I could paint those pretty roses like you! I am practicing though. I think I can I think I can,

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  27. These markers look like a lot of fun…love all the colors!! All the paintings you did looked really nice too! Thank you😊

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  28. Great video! I love that you used stamps along with your free hand painting. The birds made it complete for me… I’m tempted to try painting myself. I would love to win the water pens! Thanks for this opportunity.

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  29. I love the little fish you did! I love painting koi fish, I find painting little scales so relaxing.

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  30. I love the sketches you did much more than the stamps. I like that the brush chips on the tops match the color of the paint. That is a great bonus.

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  31. Hi…these markers look awesome! Would love to try them. Also, your earrings in this video are awesome!! Did you make them? 😁🇺🇸

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  32. GREAT JOB!!! LOVE ❤️ your style and reviews!!! Thanks sooo much for sharing everything! The markers look great!!!

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  33. Really enjoyed this tutorial/ review. Thank you for sharing your ideas. These pens look like they would be fun to create with. Love your birds.

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  34. Hi these look like so much fun! I am trying to teach myself watercolor painting by watching u and other artists, i noticed u mentioned when painting the birds that they stain, can u lift the paint? Thank u and thank u for being a great teacher

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  35. I love your tutorials, you make everything look so easy and you explain things so well. And you’re always so upbeat and truly enjoy what you’re doing. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  36. I love your videos! Since watching your tutorials I have been encouraged to try my hand at watercolor again. I haven’t done much painting since high school, 40+ years ago but I am going to give it a try.

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  37. These pens look like they’re a lot easier to manage than the Arteza ones, I have a small set of those and the nylon bristles are really really long… have you ever tried trimming them? I’m so tempted because it makes these things almost useless unless I want to scribble off on a palette and pick them up with a brush… in which case, I can use my crayola supertips or any other water based marker the same way, so why would I need them? I don’t know, I have been pretty disappointed with the Arteza ones after the initial rose colored glasses.
    Nickie Huennekens

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  38. Hi Lindsay, As ususal, a wonderful tutorial from you.  I’m so thankful I found you on tube!!  Good Luck to Me! Thank you, Marion Connors

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  39. I don’t have any brush markers, but they do look like fun. I love your videos on watercolor. They are so down to earth!

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  40. Lindsay thank you for sharing this review. I would love to try this type of water based /watercolor marker. I have been following you and loving all content for years now. I am excited about art again!!! Thank you!!

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  41. I love the rose painting that would be my favorite, i will have to try this. Thank you for the video 😁

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  42. Such pretty colors! I’ve never used watercolor brush pens before but would absolutely love to give them a try!

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  43. Thank you Lindsay for yet another fun and inspiring video. I turn to your channel almost daily to fuel my enthusiasm! And of course, I would love to win, but best of all, the giveaway nudged me to send you a note!

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  44. I love to water color although I’m. Extreme new to this. You are my first inspiration and I would be thrilled to receive a set of 20 brush style markers! Thank you for all that you do and thank you Genuine Crafts for this sponsorship!

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  45. Wow I Love this and You! I’ heading down east on Friday. I am taking my paints too! It’s all Your Fault 😘 Delilah

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  46. Hi Lindsay! I love the rose painting! Thanks for another chance to win something – watercolor markers. Have a great day!

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  47. Hi Lindsay, nice review you did, I always find them helpful. I was surprised when you said your daughter could work in an adult coloring book with those brush pen/markers because I was going to ask that question. But when you said they’d help with learning brush control, I said that would be heavenly for me. I also loved that you said you could do the projects sitting on your couch while watching TV. I have very limited space and time to work on much projects. I’ve never got to use any brush markers – do they feel like a regular brush? I would love to win a set of those, but you must already have thousands of comments on this blog post already. Anyhow, you always give great information. Thanks so much. Take care and God bless.
    Rebecca aka Becky B from Arkansas

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  48. I love learning new art techniques! Those brushes are awesome!!! I run a small art business and those would be a great new tool to improve my art! I love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. I love what you have accomplished with these brush pens! I would love the opportunity to try them as well! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  50. You make it look so easy, but it looks like fun to give it a try. I would love to try more water color in my card making.

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  51. Lovely brush pens. So glad the end caps show the correct color. Love a good simple rose tutorial. You make it so easy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. Awesome technique with a beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing!!! Looking forward to using your tips to create my own painted picture!

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  53. I really enjoyed seeing you make a rose-like flower so simply and the buds were a treat too. And using the ink pens on the stamp then filling in the bare spots was a fun technique, especially for those of us who draw glacially slow.

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  54. You all ways do a bangup job watch everyday. Trying to teach myself watercolor. And what was the mat your working on and where would you get it? Keep up your lovely work!

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  55. I really enjoyed watching your sumi-type brushstroke painting with these markers. Both paintings are lovely, but I really like what you did with the one using rubber stamps. It truly looks like an oriental piece of art. Thank you for sharing this process.

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  56. I have arteza brush pens and whenever I search Youtube for tutorials in how to use them I only find reviews which has been frustrating so thank you for this!

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  57. The colors of the Genuine Crafts watercolor brush pens are vibrant and beautiful. Any project done with these pens would look amazing. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway. 😊

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  58. I just bought a book on Chinese Brush Drawing from a thrift store. These pens would be perfect to try it out with.

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  59. I didn’t have much luck with the brushes I bought last year but this tutorial has inspired me to try again. Like many of the other commenters, I buy all my “art supplies” based on your reviews! It would be wonderful to win these and give it another go!!

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  60. What a great video! I am inspired to try these brushes. The way you combine them with the stamps is so unique. Love it. Thanks!

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  61. These watercolor brushes are intriguing and look so easy to use. Would love to give them a try for rubber stamping.

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  62. First I love you new haircut! Thank you for all of your tutorials. I learn so much from watching you. I trust your reviews and know that if you like a product so will I . I believe you are honest about all the products. It would be great to win these so I can try this technique. Thank you and God bless

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  63. Thanks for sharing this – I love the stamps you used and would have never thought about using watercolor brush pens with them!! Awesome!

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  64. I would love to play with those brushes! It looks fun! Your video lessons are fabulous and much appreciated! I just watched your lilac video from May 16, 2012!!
    Hugs Janet

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  65. I love your videos and that you make projects seem so “do-able”. I appreciate your enthusiasm and great tips. These brushes look like a fun tool to try.

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  66. Now I have a hankering to take up Chinese Brush Painting because of your review of these brush pens and your practice piece of birds and fish. You keep inspiring me.

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  67. Dear Lindsay, What a delightful pair of “faux” watercolors using these brush markers. It would be great fun to try these pens with the dye-based paint. The Japanese-looking building stamp looks great! I can almost hear those birds chirping! What a great way to “paint”watercolors! Best wishes, Dianna

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  68. Love all your videos, you make art fun and easy, I always want to make something after watching, thanks so much!

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  69. Thank you for this fun giveaway! I will be crossing my fingers and toes. I will be trying these techniques with brushes since I do not have any of the brush pens/markers. Fun video!

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  70. Thanks! I really like watercolor brush pen tutorials because I still haven’t quite got the knack of using them. Thanks also for the giveaway!

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  71. These pens are interesting. Almost seems it would be easier for people like me to paint with them because the color stays put. I’m still trying to be artistic! LOL Thanks Lindsay. Always love your videos.

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  72. I love the video art and your sketches are even more AMAZING. Love the goldfish. I don’t have any water brushes or brush inks so these would be fun to try. Thanks, Lindsay. 💞

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  73. I love the look you’ve achieved here – I’ve got alcohol markers and watercolour pencils but never tried watercolour brush pens although I’ve thought about it for a while now.

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  74. Wow, this looks like so much fun, I want to try it too! Please enter me in the generous giveaway. Good luck everyone!

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  75. I don’t know if this giveaway is available for the United Kingdom but on the off chance it is I’d love to win so here I am 🙂 only just found your channel on youtube a few weeks ago as I’m new to watercolours (and any art) being erm middle aged I’m a late starter, but loving it all, your video’s make alot of sense to me and are easy to follow, thank you!

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  76. So cute and nice! I’m always looking for more advice and examples on how to use watercolor brush pens and markers. Thank you for sharing!

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  77. These pens look like great fun. It would be good to hear what you think of their quality verses say the arteza or zig. Everything is so expensive in oz that I would like some info on where to best spend my dollar. Or am I better off just using the watercolour supplies I already have ie tubes, pencils and inktense.

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  78. Brush markers are tons of fun and take away any of the pressures of traditional watercoloring. Painting in the car, imagine!

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  79. These look so pretty and vibrant, look forward to trying them out!!! I think they may also be a fun way to share my watercolor love with my kiddos. Thanks for posting! 🌷💜🌼🍃💙

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  80. Thank you Lindsay for another great video! And also for the chance to win a set of these watercolor brush pens. I love how you mixed rubberstamps with watercolor painting. I will have to give this a try. Looks great!

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  81. I really like how versatile these are!! You could get watercolor look even on the go!!
    Thanks so much for including us in the fun!!

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  82. Love the beautiful colors and the techniques today. This is something that I might actually be brave enough to try! Thank you.

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  83. Thanks for all of your wonderful tips and inspiration! I would love to try watercolor brush pens along with my other materials. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  84. Ooh! I stumbled across your web page and I am so excited to try out these watercolor projects now! I always wanted to learn how to do it, but never knew where to start.

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  85. Ooh! I stumbled across your web page and I am so excited to try out these watercolor projects now! I always wanted to learn how to do it, but never knew where to start.

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  86. Holy cow! You have such a beautiful style of using the brush pens. Thanks for the giveaway and hope to win!

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  87. A friend recommended your videos several years ago and just love them. I am really struggling with watercolor so I watch all of yours. I bought the Colorit watercolor markers that you recommended and I am still struggling. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent.

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  88. These are just gorgeous paintings you made Lindsay! I love this style! Awesome pens, thanks for the chance to win a set! It looks like so much fun! 💜

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  89. I watch you faithfully in order to get inspired by you. You are an awesome artist. Thank you for sharing your never ending creativity in all of your videos. You are an inspiration. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!
    Roseann Henderson
    10henderson05@gmail.com

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  90. Really good review I love using watercolours there so simple in my opinion yet you can make such complex looking art. Would love to win a proper brand of these xxxx

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  91. Love the look of these beautiful colours on such beautiful projects. Great for the time poor. As ever, thank you for sharing all your knowledge and skills!

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  92. There brush pens and paintings look wonderful, espesially the one with the fish. Thank you for sharing all your tutorials!

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  93. Thank you for all your tutorials! I’m so glad you explained how You Tube has changed viewing artists that I want to see thrive. I appreciate all efforts to maintain an awesome channel!
    Best
    Ann

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  94. I love these and your art! Amazingly vintage looking! I’d love to win, thank you so much for the giveaway! – BuzzyBarbee.blogspot.com 🌺🍃🌸💖❤️🥰😍🤗

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  95. Wonderful artist! I wish I could sketch, color and paint like you! My brain does not let me see, can’t think of the words to explain. But I’m going to keep practicing!

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  96. Hi Lindsay, I love to watch you paint! You’ve inspired me to start watercolors! Those pens look so juicy and fun! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  97. Oh these look like a lot of fun but they will kind of thane some of the guesswork out for a beginner! Thanks for all you do!

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  98. Hi, thanks for this tutorial and all the tips and tricks. I get better and better by following all your teaching and reviews. Have a nice day and keep on smiling!!

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  99. Never tried a watercolor pen but it looks like a fun alternative to regular watercolor painting. Would love to try! Thanks Lindsay👍

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  100. I loved the ideas and inspiration! Especially the Chinese brush painting, it makes me want to go and work with my water based markers!

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  101. Wow these watercolour brush pens are just so incredible, they soo look useful and effortless. I would love to win one of these sets I think they would help me a lot with my Art calsses that I attend in school , since I am aiming on high grades these would help me to add that extra detail to my work that would give me those extra grades, I’ve always kinda hated using brushes but these look so useful and handy.
    Lindsay I’ve been watching your videos for a long time and your Art videos have helped me a lot with art and and you are probably the main reason why I choose art for my school options, idk how you do it you just make everything look so easy to do and the work you make is also good. I might’ve taken some ideas for my own work and they’ve turned out to be great I I for high grades for them Ive loved drawing and painting since I was young but I’ve never really had the right equipment to use and I genuinely think these sets of brushes would make it easier for me to do works using watercolour ( something I’ve always wanted but thought was hard).
    I hope 🤞🏼 I win this and if I did I would be super glad because even tho this isn’t a lot it still would help me a lot with everything.

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  102. I love the tips you give about using these pens. Your videos are always inspiring! Thank-you, Lindsay, for sharing your art & ideas with us. ♥️

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  103. The brushpens and colors look great and I love the things you’ve painted, it’s so pretty and pleasing to the eyes. Thank you for sharing this with us~

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  104. Wow love these! You make everything look so easy! I really would like to try these. They are going on my wish list.

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  105. Love your videos! You have inspired me to try so many new techniques, materials and projects. Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

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  106. Yay! A giveaway! I have been wanting to try these type of markers! Fingers crossed…thanks for this opportunity.

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  107. Thanks for the info – I’ve got a set of Arteza brush pens and didn’t know how to start. You always help me take a leap forward. Thanks so much.

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  108. This looks like so much fun. Sometimes I feel like painting while relaxing in my armchair, but watercolors aren’t really conducive to that setting. These would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  109. I love all of your work and so enjoy your teaching style. I’m so new and I’m having trouble just jumping in. I keep talking myself it just paper like you say. I also love the fact you teach all kinds of art.

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  110. Wow these beautiful colours are so bright!
    Thanks for brightening up my Sunday with this lovely video!

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  111. I’m TRYING to get into watercolor markers but still trying to make decent paintings with regular water colors. I will say this …everything I’ve learned I have learned from you and your videos!
    Thanks for your teaching skills!!!!

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  112. Lindsay, I love how you were able to get the Chinese brush stroke effect with these markers. I would love to give them a try but they’ll
    have to be added to my wish list for now…unless you happen to draw my name of course!😉

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  113. As for me itself, i will be a begginer for the markers, i liked your tutorial and i will use your tips for my future drawings, Thank you!

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  114. I watch your videos all the time. I’d really like to win these. I’ve been wanting to try markers for awhile.

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  115. Beautiful and everything to easy looking! Love all your work – my go to all things creative, inspiration, ideas and how to… Thanks for a chance to win!

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  116. Thanks for showing us these! I’ve been watching your videos for about 10 years! Have you been posting them that long?!

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  117. I’ve been wanting to try some watercolour brush pens for ages. All your pictures look gorgeous 😀 I will add som3 to m6 arsenal one day 😂

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  118. I think I’m a day late for the drawing darn it. But I love how easy you make it look. I’ve been wanting to try a brush pen.

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  119. Man ever since seeing Juicy Ink use these I’ve been fascinated by watercolor brush pens – I love the drawings you made, especially the birds ❤

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