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09/08/2013


PRODUCT :: Sharpie Accent Gel Highlighters


Sharpie Accent Gel Highlighters
Review by Jenny Doh

sharpie gel highlighters

I really love using neon colors in my art. These gel highlighters have the punch of highlighter neons with a very unique crayon-like application that is super cool! It's a great addition to my marker collection for art journaling, doodling, and assorted paper arts.

Find Sharpie Gel Highlighers here.

Petal stamp is part of the You Taste Like Birthday set here.

09/01/2013


PRODUCT :: Martha Stewart Accessory Pouch


Martha Stewart Accessory Pouch
Review by Jenny Doh

martha stewart accessory pouch
When it comes to organizing all of my art and crafting supplies, I have found that I can never have enough pouches. Another thing I've learned is that the pouches need to be see-thru so that I can remember what I have stored in them.

I really love these pouches by Martha Stewart, which come in assorted sizes. They are well made and take a beating with all of the things I store in them. The zipper on the pouches are made of her signature blue—a color that makes me happy when I see it.

Find the pouches here.

07/28/2013


PRODUCT :: Bic 4-Color "Fashion Colors" Pen


Bic 4-color pensI've used the 4-color pen by Bic for many years but I recently found a new version of that pen that now comes in what they call 4 "Fashion Colors."

Just like the original pen, this new fashion version is high quality ... with a body that's easy to hold, and colors that write smoothly. Love em.
Bic 4 Color Pens

02/24/2013


PRODUCT :: Stabilo All Marking Pencil


Stabilo All Marking Pencil
Review by Jenny Doh

stabilo all pencil
The Stabilo All Marking Pencil feels kind of like a graphite pencil when you first use it. It makes a nice thick, black mark, as shown in the little penciled heart above.

stabilo all pencil
stabilo all pencil

You can use this pencil to make marks on practically anything like paper, glass, plastic, and metal. The other thing about this pencil is that it blends really really nicely with just a bit of water. A wonderful feature when you need a bit of forgiveness when sketching faces or other things.

One thing to keep in mind is that the pencil is water-soluble so once you are happy with the way things look, if you want it to not smudge anymore, you need to spray it with a workable fixative like this one.

stabilo all pencil
Happy creating. :)

11/25/2012


PRODUCT :: Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Pencils


Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Pencils
Review by Jenny Doh

derwent inktense pencils
Derwent Inktense watersoluble pencils perform much like other watercolor pencils but with greater color intensity. You can use them to mark directly onto paper and then use a brush loaded with water to blend the mark ... like this.
derwent inktense pencilsYou can rub a wet brush to the tip of the pencil like this ...

derwent inktense pencilsand then use the brush to add marks to a paper like this:

derwent inktense pencils
You can dip the pencil into water like this ...
derwent inktense pencilsand then use that dipped pencil to make a mark onto paper like this.

derwent inktense pencils
Two thumbs WAY UP for Derwent Inktense Watercoluble Pencils. Perfect for art journaling and other paper crafts.

11/18/2012


PRODUCT :: Art Prints & Cards by Studio Lila


Art Prints & Cards
Studio Lila
Review by Jenny Doh

studio lila

I'm a big fan of Robyn Thayer's art. She offers originals on her site but I also love that she offers more affordable prints and also greeting cards. They are filled with super wonderful messages drenched in luscious colors. Great for collecting and for giving.

View her complete line here at Studio Lila.

studio lila

10/28/2012


PRODUCT :: Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Scissors


Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Scissors
Review by Jenny Doh

Fringe Scissors
I love these scissors. It's like cutting with five pairs of scissors in one fell swoop. The blades are sharp and make clean cuts on paper every time. There are some mixed reviews on Amazon by folks who have tried this on fabric. I agre. These scissors don't perform well on fabric. But on paper, they're great. Perfect for all sorts of paper crafting and paper tassel-making.
Fringe scissors
Learn more about Martha Stewart's fringe scissors here.

09/22/2012


Product :: ArtBin 1-Compartment Prism Box


ArtBin 1-Compartment Prism Box
Review by Jenny Doh

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I've been a fan of the ArtBin 1-Compartment Prism Box for many years. It measures 11.5 x 6.6 x 1.8 inches. ArtBin makes other prixm boxes that is divided into compartments but this one, which has no divisions, is my favorite. I use one to store all my crochet-related tools, and another one to store all of my lettering instruments.
IMG_5899Because they are transparent, I can see quickly what is in the box. The lid opens and shuts easily, and they are easy to transport. I have other ones I use to store certain types of markers and other crafting supplies.

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Learn more here.

09/02/2012


PRODUCT :: Montana Acrylic Marker 15mm Standard Tip


Montana Acrylic Marker 15mm Standard Tip
Review by Jenny Doh

montana acrylic markersMontana, makers of high-quality art spray paints has released these incredible Acrylic Markers. They are fantastic. They are all water-based and the pump valve system allows the paint to come out of the nib with ease, lots of juice, and very evently. 

montana acrylic markersMontana also sells the water-based acrylics that can be refilled. For those who dare, the refillable acrylics can be mixed to come up with different colors. Also, the markers come in assorted nib-widths but my favorite is the large 15mm nib. Perfect for art journaling.

montana acrylic markersThe markers can be used on almost any surface including paper, canvas, wood, metal, and glass.
montana acrylic markersAwesome markers.
Learn more here.

08/19/2012


PRODUCT :: Triplus Fineliners by Staedtler


Tiplus Fineliners by Staedtler
Review by Jenny Doh

staedtler triplusI was recently turned onto these 0.3mm fine-point markers by my buddy Cori Dantini. When I heard that they are made by Staedtler, I knew they'd be terrific. You might remember my review of their Lumocolor pens here. And just like the Lumocolors, the Triplus fineliners have fantastic, bold colors that come out in a super thin line ... and the best thing is that even if you forget to put the cap back on (for days), the pen will not dry out.

staedtler triplus fineliner
Perfect for journaling, doodling, and more.
Love my Staedtlers.

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