Hi friends! Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans! It’s pouring rain here in Maine today which is weird for Thanksgiving but I think we can agree it’s a weird year so I guess it’s par for the course. Today I have some beautiful and funky Christmas cards to share.
We will use some new and old supplies and play with lot’s of techniques that you can adapt to your next card projects.
This is a live narrated video so join me for laughs, mistakes and a lot of fun!
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Hi friends! Today we are going to make some fun poinsettia themed projects! These are great for a beginner because the drawing and painting are easy if you follow the steps!
First we will do a 5″x7″ painting perfect for a greeting card but if you want you can paint it larger and hang it on the wall!
And then we will make some lovely gift wrap!
Watch the video and have fun!
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Hi friends! I have realized that many of my art supply reviews never make it over to my blog, I’m not sure why, probably because I have a bit of a back log and I record them pretty far in advance sometimes and schedule them to YouTube and then I can’t remember when I set them to publish so I can write the blog LOL! If you have wondered if I have reviewed a product in the past you can search here on my blog and if nothing pops up you can use the search bar on my YouTube page, it looks like a little magnifying glass. I will be posting reviews a bit more frequently over the next couple of weeks because I know people are looking for gifts for their kids, grandkids or even a treat for themselves (or something to ask Santa for!) Hopefully this is helpful in your quest for high quality, yet reasonably priced, art supplies. Today we are going to look at a couple of pencil sets from the company Pagos. I had not heard of this company prior to reviewing these pencils but they were surprisingly good especially considering the price! They offer a 72 set of colored pencils, a 72 set of watercolor pencils and a combo set of both which makes the per set price a couple of dollars cheaper. The colors match across the sets meaning a #34 will be the exact same shade in the watercolor and regular wax pencil version which is a neat quality usually only seen in pricier pencils. They are available at Amazon and are under $30 a set at the time of recording my review. Affiliate links used.
Color selection Colors match by color and number with the watercolor line
Price (about 33 cents a pencil)
Layers well Saturated colors (although white is weak)
You can learn or practice with these with no hindrance of performance
No lightfast info
No open stock options
Pencil end color is not a perfect match to lead color
Bottom line: I recommend these pencils, they layer well and produce beautiful art. These would be suitable for beginners who want to learn on a less expensive supply before investing in a professional set or experienced artists who want a cheaper set for sketchbook work. At under $30 a set they are a super buy!
Color selection Colors match by color and number with the colored pencil line
Price (about 33 cents a pencil)
Activates with water easily/dissolves easily
Lots of color payoff with a light touch
Saturated colors (although white is weak)
Lifts and blends easily
No lightfast info No open stock options
Bottom line: The colors are bright and beautiful. I recommend these to beginners and crafters such as cardmakers who are not concerned with lightfastness as well as sketchbook artists. The only downside to these is not knowing if they will fade when exposed to light so as long as you keep that in mind I recommend them. For under $30 for a set of 72, I am extremely impressed with this product.
I hope you enjoyed this review and til next time happy crafting!
Hi friends! I hope you are having a great weekend! It is nice out today so we are going to finish our outdoor Christmas decorating. I’ll share a pic after it snows:) For now tho, here is this weeks Sat Chat!
It’s a crazy year, I hope however you spend Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it) is lovely, healthy and safe. You know what is best for you and your family. I hope you have a beautiful day! If you want to make sure you have the info about the Christmas Craft along be sure you follow me on CraftWorld as info will be up there first. Til next time happy crafting
PS In lieu of Sketchbook Sunday tomorrow I have 2 colored pencil reviews. I plan to have a new lesson up in Critique Club later in the week. That’s all for now!
As you can see from the comparison these new woodless watercolor pencils are very similar to others on the market. I suggest going with the set that has the colors that you want that fits your budget. They are all so similar and they all work great! I just don’t want you to buy the same ting twice without knowing. Happy crafting!