Let’s Draw a Mason Jar & Poppy in Watercolor Pencils

Hi Friends! I was asked by several viewers to review the Mondeluz watercolor pencils from Koh-I-Noor and I recently got a set to try out. In today’s video we will try these out and paint this (follow along with whatever watercolor pencils you have.)

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Watch the video for the full review and demo:

I have tried a lot of pencils, and like many others I like them, they cost less than many of the artist brands but the quality is really nice too. If you have other watercolor pencils that you are happy with you don’t need these but they are a solid bet if you are looking to invest in some. You might be able to snag them at a big box store with a coupon and they are also reasonably priced on Amazon which is not always the case with art supplies. Have you tried these? What do you think, let me know in the comments and til next time happy crafting.

PS, because I know someone will ask, I don’t like them as much as the Spectrum Noir Aqua Blend pencils I just reviewed (those are totally rocking my world right now!) but they are still nice none the less:)

 

 

Lookie! Cheap watercolor paper and pencils that are awesome!

Hi Friends! I know I have been sharing a lot of new stuff lately. I tend to go in cycles with my shopping. I have been looking for inexpensive watercolor pencils that I can use in my kids classes but are nice enough to recommend to adult painters and stampers too and I think I found them!

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I picked up this set of 36 Reeves watercolor pencils on my last Blick supply order. I had a coupon so the set cost me only $11. I have used Reeves brand watercolor and gouache paints in my kids classes because the colors are really nice and they are non-toxic, easy to lift for beginners and a steal of a deal. Also the local craft stores carried them so people could get their hands on them easily. The paper was a new find too, I have been using the 75 sheet pads of the Fabriano studio 90# cold pressed for years and I see they now have big pads of hot press watercolor paper for the same price. The paper feels like silk and is simply lovely. I bought a pack of 75 sheets of 90# and a pack of 50 sheets of the #140 in 11″x14 size for $23 each. If you can only get one I recommend the 90# for stampers because it is plenty thick for stamping and painting and the 140# for painters because you are likely to use larger sheets and get it wetter. Hot press paper also seems to buckle more easily than cold pressed or rough papers so painters will want the thicker paper. Want to see these items in action? Watch the video:

I am not affiliated with Blick Art Materials but I do order from them regularly for my art business. I just wanted to share a deal and some inexpensive options for those looking for watercolor pencils and paper. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Make a card in less than 10! (another Inktense demo!)

Howdy folks! Want a quick and colorful card idea?

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You can paint this card and envelope in under 10 minutes. I used Inktense watercolor pencils but you can use any watercolor pencils or crayons you have or even kids watercolor paint! Watch the video to see how:

BTW the large-and-in-charge butterfly stamp is made by Tattered Angles and the smaller butterfly used on the envelope is by Stampin Up. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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