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Doodle and Lettering Challenge 2015 …


Woo ! Who’s still eating leftovers from Thanksgiving ? Luckily for me my family is pretty small just me, my Mom, my older Brother, older Sister, and Niece. So we generally don’t cook enough that there’d be leftovers. My favorite foods from the Thanksgiving meal would have to be the Mac n Cheese, Prime Rib, and Mashed Potatoes. I could eat those everyday if I could. :P

Anyways we’re down to the final days of November and then we’ll be counting down the last days of 2015. I can’t believe it’s already going to be 2016. The year seems to have just flew right by. (T ~ T) Have any of you stuck by your 2015 New Years resolutions ? I am horrible at them and never met or ever complete my New Years resolutions as I often make them unrealistic.

But anyways I had fun doing the October drawing challenge and came across these on Pinterest. Although the 2nd one says September I think I’ll mix it up and take something from either of the lists. So starting December 1st I’ll start on the Doodling and Lettering challenge and of course I’ll be posting them on my Facebook page.

I also got a product review for those who are into Calligraphy or want to know more or learn how to use dip pens. My hubby as a Thanksgiving present got me a really great dip pen set and I think it’s great for beginners and for those who aren’t but want a nice set without having to buy thing separately. I’ll post up the review soon.

Til then stay CR8TiV and may your Holiday Christmas shopping be stress-free.

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Blick Sketch Markers .VS. Copic Sketch Markers

24532-1969-2ww-mHello, today I’m wanna talk about a marker set that not too many people know about. An Art store named Blick *Formerly known as Dick Blick* has come up with their own Copic Markers called the Blick Studio Brush Marker set and it’s a bit more affordable than the Copics. The 96 color set is only $202.96 where as the 72 color Copic Sketch Markers will cost you about $350 for 24 markers less than the Blick Studio set.

(- ∩ -,) I have not quite yet been able to afford myself a set to really do a thorough review but I have told a few artist friends about the marker set and one has provided me feedback on the markers and how he was amazed at how much they feel and perform like Copics. They are dual-tipped and like the Copic Sketch markers … One end is a Chisel tip and the other a Brush nib. So my blog post is based off his feedback mainly until I can get a set of my own to do a personal review in detail.

Blick also carries their version of Promarkers/Prismacolor markers called the Blick Studio Markers. The price for these markers are about the same as the Blick Studio Brush Markers. If you have a Blick store near you they might sell single markers. I have bought a few skin tones single markers and they preform just as nicely as my Promarkers or my Prismacolor sample markers. They are very inexpensive to buy as single markers !! If I’m not mistake they cost $2.99 each which is pretty reasonable and the markers last a long time !! I have had my single skin tones markers for several years and still just as juicy as when I first bought them. They have not yet dried up or run out. My favorite one so far is the color called Camel.

If I had the money I would purchase both the 96 color Studio Marker set and the 96 color Studio Brush Marker set. When you’re on a tight budget you gotta try alternatives and sometimes the alternatives are better than the more expensive brands.

I hope that someday I’ll be able to afford these sets so that I can do a detailed review of them for you all as well as create more artwork for you to see. If you haven’t been following me on Facebook I’ve been trying to keep up with my 30 day drawing challenge off the lists I posted in the previous blog post. I’ve been incorporating one or the other or both challenges from both lists.

But if you wanna check out these markers for yourself … Here’s the links below ↓

Blick Studio Markers →
Blick Studio Brush Markers →

Leave a comment below if you’ve tried these markers and what your opinion is/are about them comparing to Copics.


30 Challenge ….


Well, it is officially the 1st of October and October seems to be the month where a lot of Artist of all different types of mediums start on a 30 day challenge. If you remember last year I participated in the #Inktober challenge which you were to draw something for 30 days in Ink. I had a lot of fun drawing something everyday for the challenge even though it’s something I do on a regular basis anyways. :P L0L

This year I thought I’d do the same but since they aren’t redoing the #Inktober challenge I thought I’d try one of the 30 day drawing challenges I’ve seen floating around the internet like the ones pictured above. ↑ I will post the daily challenge photos on my Facebook page from either of those two lists. If you can view the list each are different with 30 different things listed. The 2nd one with the Maneki Neko =(∩ᴥ∩)= seems to have more interesting challenges listed than the basic one I normally saw floating around the internet.

Anyways I hope that you do consider taking the 30 day challenge for the month of October to do something you really Love to do for 30 days or try to learn something *new* for 30 days. B3 Inspired … B3 CR8TIV … ♥ ~ MYT CR8TiV !!

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The Artists Struggle …


Hey, Everyone !! Been awhile since I last blogged anything. So last night my husband and I went to a local event called the 626 Night Market which was pretty much a Night Swap meet sorta with many different booths and most of them being handmade items and food trucks. Being I have Social Anxiety Disorder “SAD” I wasn’t to thrilled about being around a crowd of people and when I say crowd I mean like eyelash to eyelash … canned sardines packed crowd of people. Probably over 1000 people walking around browsing the booths, checking out the foods, etc.

It wasn’t until my husband and I were just about ready to head home that we found a section that we didn’t explore yet and I kinda wanna call it the Art District as it was a small nook or section of Artist booths who were displaying and selling their Art works. It was really inspiring to see these booths as one of my dreams is to someday have a booth with my own handmade items and artwork up for display and sales.

My husband and I briefly chatted with one of the artists and he talked about the struggles he went through to get to where he’s at right now. How it took a couple years and a few homeless living outta his car moments in his Life to get there and I agree being an Artist is tough. I would have to say out of all the careers and professions you can choose … choosing to be an Artist is probably the hardest one. It’s rough mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually … Uhhh … let’s just say it’s hard on ALL levels !!

I’ve been doing art all my Life and just about a few years ago decided to try Social media mainly to just share my artwork and slowly working towards trying to make a few bucks for art supplies and personal Artist dreams/ambitions but it’s been tough to get anyone to seriously wanna pay for something you made. I am grateful enough that my Facebook page has 307 likes which I am eternally happy about. But due to current circumstances my Etsy shop stays stagnant as I am currently not in the position to ship out package like I would need to if I sold my handmade polymer clay sculptures or canvas art, etc.

Part of me did sulk and feel disappointed/discouraged that I have not made it well enough to have a Artist booth like they did but I’m not going to give up and hopefully overtime my current situations will improve to where I can start doing small local events and set up a booth to display my art and sell a few things. But only time will tell and until that day comes I’ll continue to share my art on Facebook, Instagram, and post things up on Etsy when I have a few $$$ to post something up. But the Life of an Artist although a satisfying one is definitely a struggle one of the reasons for struggle is Haters Gonna Hate. But that ain’t gonna stop me from doing what I love !!

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Back to School … (T~T) Boo Hoo !


backtoschooloUntitledWell, it’s August and that means Summer is coming to an end. The day every student dreads is coming closer and to some it’s already begun and that is … going back to School !! I don’t go to school anymore and my schooling days are behind me but I look forward to Back to School bcuz that’s the time you can go on a SUPER shopping haul of supplies at SUPER cheap prices !  Now til the end of September you can stock up on your colored pencils, markers, scissors, glue, etc. as most major Office Supply store and Target start their Back to School sales where you can grab a pack of Crayola colored pencils *50 count* for under $3 or buy backs of notebook paper for like 10¢.

I make sure to grab the coloring pencils, markers, stock up on white polymer erasers, #2 pencils, and don’t forget many stores have storage and organizer boxes on sale too. So I stock up on a couple of those plastic storage cabinets with drawers and everything else you’d need like desk lamps, chairs, etc. Now is the time to replace that craft chair that’s covered in paint, no longer supporting your back, etc. I could use a desk lamp for when I take photos of my handmade creations and just to give me a better lighting.

Am I the only one who get’s excited when it’s Back to School ? It’s like when you get excited after Halloween is over so you can snag your favorite bag of candy for 50% off or more. LOL Some Arts and Craft stores like Michaels has entire store Back to School sales so you can snag that Prismacolor set or Copic markers on discount. On my list is brush markers and a calligraphy set. If I can get my hands on the Pilot Parallel pen that would be awesome !! I’m trying to get better in handlettering and calligraphy but finding that high quality calligraphy pen or brush pen at a price within my budgets is difficult. I have tried just using one of my fine point paintbrushes and acrylic paint but I think I’m too newbie to be doing calligraphy with a paintbrush.

But definitely excited to refresh my colored pencil bin, grab some more markers, erasers, pencils, and a pair of scissors for fussy cutting stamped images for my handmade cards. :D Be great if I get my hands on some post-it tape or more of those post-it notes with edge to edge adhesive. Those are great to use when masking your stamps and I wanna master that technique down for my handmade cards. Just can’t wait for the sale to begin !! LOL

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Recollections Embossing Kit – Product Review

UntitledHi, Everyone !! Happy Monday or Hope your Mundane Monday is Happy ! If you follow my Facebook page ** I posted that I was excited that I had purchased a embossing kit from Michaels using a 40% off coupon. The kit is by Recollections and although I’m not a fan of the color Pink … it’s cute and growing on me !

So I thought I’d post up a product review for those of you looking to dabble in heat embossing. The kit costs $39.99 at Michaels but with the 40% off coupon I got it for about $26-27 with the tax and everything included. Now I read somewhere online that the ink pads and embossing powders that came with it were no good and useless so I did pick up a VersaMark ink pad and a bottle of clear glitter embossing powder by Recollection just in case.


So the heat tool says Recollection labeled on the heat tool but it’s actually the Zap! Heat Tool *see photo above* made by American Crafts especially manufactured for Recollections brand I guess as the instructions included in this embossing kit are for the Zap! heat tool. Umm … overall I had no start-up issues. The instructions do warn that it might smoke for a minute as the protective coating on the coils burn off. I did not have any smoking but did smell the familiar smell of the protective coating burning off. It’s familiar bcuz my heater had the same smell when I first bought it.

Anyways it warmed up REAL fast maybe within 1-2 minutes it was ready to go. I turned it off and went to test the embossing powders next. The review I read about the embossing powders being junk is true. Even with the VersaMark ink the embossing powder did not stick and had a texture that did not feel like embossing powder but more like very fine craft sand.

Soon as I stamped my image in VersaMark and sprinkled on the black embossing powder it just rolled right off when I tapped the excess off. So I brushed off the embossing powder and used the clear glitter embossing powder I bought just in case and that sticked a lot better. Heat embossed it and was loving the look of it !! I may need to buy a darker colored *opaque* embossing powder as I could not see it once it heat embossed. It disappeared into my white cardstock leaving a faint glittery outline. So I couldn’t tell if I heat embossed it long enough or if I was embossing it correctly. But I think I did.

Now let me share with you a little trick that you’ll probably notice most cardmakers do in tutorials where they heat emboss. You’ll see them use a Embossing Buddy or Embossing Powder Tool before they stamp their embossed image so that the embossing powder only sticks to embossing image. I just use a make-up brush or small cotton ball lightly dipped in baby powder. You don’t really need an Embossing buddy or Powder Tool. The powder inside the tools are generally just a talc powder like Baby Powder.

I always have a blush or facial powder make-up brush in my art desk to brush away eraser crumbs when I draw and cotton balls, swabs, etc for blending. They’re cheap and can be easily found at the dollar stores. If you’re going to be using make-up brushes to apply baby powder before Embossing I suggest buying two different sized brushes. One large like blush powder brush and another for eyeshadow or shimmer dust brush as one has fine tip smaller brush and other is large round brush. The smaller tip brush can also be used to brush away stray embossing powder. A regular small paintbrush would work too.

As for the ink pads that comes with the kit … They’ve never been opened and package up tight but when I opened them to test it out … ALL the ink pads were dry and even a few drops of water or rubbing alcohol didn’t revamp them. So definitely when you buy this embossing kit from Michaels or Online be sure to grab some embossing powders and a VersaMark ink pad. I have yet to try this but I heard you can stamp an image with the VersaMark ink and use fine glitter to emboss with too. Overall I think you’re getting a good deal ! I haven’t used the tray that comes in the kit as I just use my scrap cardstock to dump the embossing powder in and out of the jar.

Umm … the box is comes in is very nice but very poor in durability. The inside has a very pretty rose pattern but just opening and closing the box twice and the corner of the box split. I had to patch with a bit of duct tape but my OCD now has to cover the entire box with duct tape as it bugged me that only that corner had duct tape. (>⌂<“) Overall I think if you’re a beginner looking to start dabbling with Heat Embossing this is a great kit to buy or gift to someone who wants to Heat Emboss. I give this 4 ★★★★☆ outta 5 ★’s

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Go Away … Pesty Pessimism !

bb52403c7ea1f9a51e1689c2745a4609(_ _) Lately I’ve been in a Eeyore-ish mood. It’s gotten to where I look at all the things I have drawn, crafted, made, etc. and think what’s the point ? I’ll never be good enough. I guess I’m just impatient ! As you know I opened an Etsy shop ** but do to current circumstances there’s no much I can sell besides my handmade cards and so far the shop is a flop.

I honestly envy those who open up a Etsy shop and it immediately takes off with sales and products going in and out more than the artist can keep up with. Many of them said it took them years before their shop even took off but I know some that are like me and moved from private sales to public via Etsy and eBay and they got enough sales that they quit their full-time job(s) to do their business.

I guess you have to get known more and have more people know who you are. I’m still a nobody even thought my Facebook page ** has almost 300 likes. But lately the pessimist bug has bit me to where I feel like giving up on my passion of arts and crafts. The pessimist bug keeps whispering in my ear that I’m just not good enough and worthy of anything.

Hopefully this pesky Pessimist bug will GO AWAY so I can get back in the mood and groove of creating things that I make best and put me in a better place mentally, emotionally, and spiritually !!

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White Stamp Ink Comparison …

k14692911Hi, CR8TiV Cats !! It’s Friday and I hope you’re working on something CR8TiV or doing something CR8TiV over the weekend. (ⁿ×ⁿ) Today I wanted to share my comparisons on White stamp ink pads. As you know from my previous posts I’ve been doing a lot of cardmaking and really getting into the craft of making handmade cards. I currently have some posted up on my *newly* opened Etsy shop but I recently came across some Recollections 11×11 Cardstock at my local 99¢ only store. It’s brown craft paper like the color of a Paper bag.

I generally been using my white Sakura gel pen to make cards out of it but I really wanted to use some of my slowly growing stamp collection stamps but wanted something other than black ink. I always like the look of white on dark so I started shopping for white ink pads. The first one I bought was the Memento Luxe “Wedding Dress” and it didn’t give a very crisp or clean stamped image. It was rough and blotchy like a chalkboard mark. So I continued to look for a better white ink pad.

I had heard the Colorbox “Frost White” was the best one. But I was unable to find that in any of my local craft stores. But I found a Tsukineko Brilliance Dewdrop set with a “Moonlight White” and CraftSmart White at Michaels. For those of you who don’t know what Dewdrop set is they are a set of mini Tsukineko ink pads in teardrop shapes. Each pack general comes with Four(4) different colors.

So with the help of craft store coupons I was able to gather a small set of white ink pads to share my results with you. The set of white ink pads I now have is the … Memento Luxe “Wedding Dress” ~ Tsukineko Brilliance “Moonlight White” ~ CraftSmart *Michael’s storebrand* “White ~ and Colorbox Chalk “Popcorn”. Now for the Colorbox Chalk I dunno if maybe I bought a defective ink pad but it does not show up on ANYTHING !! It’s like it’s a transparent ink pad. I’ll post pictures of each on the brown craft paper and black paper in a minute.

But in Google image searches it shows that the Colorbox Chalk “Popcorn” shows up nicely on Black. For example in this image I found … *See image below*
Swan Lake Chalkboard 001The picture description says they used Colorbox Chalk “Popcorn”. So I dunno if it’s my stamps or the ink pad I got is defective but you’ll see in the examples I posted below they do not show up at all like that in the picture. So below is the sample chart I made comparing each of the white ink pads I got.

11653369_10155679489050307_1790195877_nHere is the Black cardstock with a sample of each white ink pad. The CraftSmart is really affordable I think it was like $4 for the ink pad and it gives very bright, opaque, and clean stamped image *That’s the one in the upper right corner*. The Memento Luxe “Wedding Dress” is blotchy and transparent. You can’t really see it unless I took a up-close shot *Sorry for the poor image quality* but the stamped looks more like a chalkboard impression. The Tsukineko Brilliance”Moonlight White” is good but still not opaque and bright. If you look at the Colorbox Chalk “Popcorn” it’s like a ghost image barely even shows up at all.

11667105_10155679489105307_883248674_nHere I tested out samples for you guys on a strip of the brown paper bag colored Recollections cardstock. Tsukineko Brilliance is okay but still pretty faded white … Memento Luxe is better but still like I said blotchy … the CraftSmart I think is the winner in all of the Four(4) white ink pads I got as it’s opaque, bright, and gives a good stamped image. (>~<“) Except on this one I might of pressed down too much on the ink pad so it got over saturated so the detail of the inner flourish didn’t show up.

But ColorBox Chalk “Popcorn” is definitely a fail ! I dunno if it’s bcuz the stamp I was using or if the ink pad was dried up/defective but it just always shows up as a ghost image or completely invisible. When I press the stamp onto the ink pad the stamp is covered by the ink pad color but when I press it down to the actual paper it doesn’t seem to transfer anything onto the paper.

Overall Memento is currently my favorite ink pad brand as I have the Memento Tuxedo black and it gives great crisp images. The Tsukineko I’m still iffy about whether I like them but I have developed a small collection via their dewdrop sets. So I think I’m liking the CraftSmart “Michael’s brand” the only thing I would advise is to stamp very lightly onto the ink pad. The ink pad is SUPER saturated and wet so even a gentle press would cause the ink to ooze out and your stamp impression will be ruined. A very feather almost not even touching the ink pad coats your stamp better.

Before I end this blog I wanted to show you the really nice results you get from the CraftSmart white ink pad with the feather touch tip I just explained. I found this beautiful cling stamp in the clearance bin for $2.50 and what’s funny about this stamp is after I had stamped it and admired the beautiful bird and flower which are two of my favorite things about Nature. I noticed the time stamp there in the corner behind the bird says 10 SEP. 10th of September is my husband’s Birth date and the day we got married. So now this stamp will have an extra sentimental value added to it. As it includes many things I love … Birds, Flowers, and my husband.


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Slowly Growing … (ñ w ñ)

11429638_10155652400795307_1066063042_nHandmade by : MYT♥CR8TiV™ – 2015©.

(=~=”) I really need to get into the habit of blogging more often but Life always drags you away from doing what you wanna do to doing what you have to do. You don’t wanna but you have to ! :P Guess that’s why people always say … Do what you gotta do.  But I do create on a daily basis and making things or drawing something everyday it’s just sometimes I procrastinate or too lazy to post them up. L0L

Above is a impromptu handmade Thank You card I made last night for my husband’s coworker who gifted me a very cute and delicious mini banana bread loaf. I felt her act of Love and Kindness deserved a Thank you card. It was also my chance to try out some *new* stamps I had bought.

I know in a previous post I was talking about no always needing to go out and buy stamps when you can draw/create your own image on a card and it’d look just as good as a stamped card. But it’s a lot of work to think of an image to draw, draw it out, outline in, add in details, color it in, cut it out, and then mount onto your card base. As that favorite quote floating around the internet goes … Nobody Got Time for That !!

With the help of a gift card I had gotten for my Birthday to JoAnn’s I had bought my first few stamp sets from JoAnn’s and I was loving the stamp sets I got which were the Fiskars Teresa Collins Flora which is this one here … and I got a stamp set that has sentiments.

The Teresa Collins Flora stamp set has to be my favorite stamp set in my slowly growing collection. Thanks to JoAnn’s coupons I was able to expand my stamp set a little bit more and now I have enough that I need a small bin to store them in. I do still need to buy more sentiments and animals stamps.

The owl stamped on the card is from the Inkadinkado Pattern Birds and Bugs stamp set which is this one here … and the flowers that I added are from the Teresa Collins Flora stamp set which I linked above and the Fiskars Petals from Scratch stamp set which is this one here …

I’m using Amazon links as references but I bought all these stamps at JoAnn’s. I highly recommend going to the JoAnn’s in Covina on Azusa Ave. *1460 NORTH AZUSA AVENUE, COVINA CA 91722* That is my JoAnn’s store now. It’s a bit of a drive from where I am but my previous post explained the reason I now drive further to go to a JoAnn’s. Totally different environment here then there !! Super friendly and helpful workers compared to the rude, unfriendly, bad attitude, inaccurate prices of the previous location. Also the Azusa Ave. location is SUPER organized and clean !!

Anyways where was I ? Oh yeah the card is generally a mix of stamps from my slowly growing collection of stamp sets. I wish that stores sold more recognized and wanted brands like LawnFawn, MamaElephant, BoBunny, etc. But most of the craft stores I know of like JoAnn’s and Michaels just has Fiskar stamps and a few small selections.

Like my previous post … Just make do with what you have. Maybe I’ll post up a picture of my stamp collection so you can see what I have available. Most of the cards I create I try to post for sale in my *newly opened* Etsy shop … I am only posting up a handful at a time until I start making enough profits to be able to post up a lot more stuff.

I know it only costs .20¢ each to post an item up but I have A LOT of stuff and eventually I’d like to get my clay creations posted up as well but until I start reeling in some sales and profits I can only post up a handful at a time within my budgets allowance.

So it would actually benefit you if you shopped at my Etsy store bcuz the more you shop the more profits I will gain which will allow me to post up more things and eventually post up some craft supplies at a tad cheaper price than a craft store. I have two(2) Memento Dewdrop ink pads that are up for sale that I haven’t posted up on Etsy as it’s not in my budget at the moment. It’s Pea Sprout green in color.

I encourage you please shop my store and help me grow. Eventually in the future I plan to do YouTube tutorials and do a lot more with MYT CR8TiV™ but I am fairly limited at the moment. But it will get better in time … I promise you that !!

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Doing with what you have … Making with what you do best

Quotation-Haruki-Murakami-age-happy-Meetville-Quotes-58834Hello my CR8TiV Kats !! Lately I’ve been making handmade cards on a daily basis trying to create a good enough amount of inventory to sell in my Etsy shop ** There are soo… many things I would like to post up into the shop but lacking knowledge in secure packaging, money to ship it, and time to getting them shipped in a timely manner all hinder me from posting up anything besides handmade cards at the moment. So please forgive me for not having a large variety of items in stock as I get situated and learn to cover the areas I am lacking in.

Anyways I’ve blogged about this topic before about being content with what you have and stretching your means with what you have. Well, if you’re a cardmaker you know that Stamps are a crucial part of cardmaking and that many of the YouTube cardmaker like Kristina Werner, Jennifer Mcguire, Nichol Magouirk, etc. all have wonderful stamp sets that they use in their cards.

I could only wish to have their stamp collection but I use my artistic skills to create my own handrawn images which I used in my cards. You’ll see many of them on my Facebook page ** and a few are posted up in the Etsy shop. So now when it comes to handrawing you want the best and highest quality art supplies. I always made due with what I could afford like Crayola markers, Colored pencils, etc. I was lucky enough to get a 48 color Prismacolor set but I gave it away to my nephew.

Originally my thoughts about Prismacolor weren’t so great. I had used Crayola colored pencils for so long and I loved how they were under $6 at Walmart for 50 colors and loved them more than Prismacolor colored pencils. I know right you’re thinking … (o ⌂ O) Are you insane ? But I recently got myself a 12 color Prismacolor pencil set from Walmart for $15 and I’m a huge addict to color variety so I wasn’t happy about only have 12 colors. I really wanted the 150 color Prismacolor set but that’s still a bit out of my budget.

So again I made do with what I had. Now that I had the chance to get to know Prismacolor pencils a bit better. My previous thoughts of it has changed. Crayola colored pencils aren’t what they used to be. Before they were highly pigmented so the colors were bright and lay out nicely. Now the colors are more or less faded and less pigmented. So I started to do some research *mainly YouTube based* on blending with colored pencils and doing more with them. I found tricks I already knew where used to tweak the colors of colored pencils like the baby oil and rubbing alcohol trick I blogged about awhile back.

Now there’s a solvent called Gamsol ← Not the name of actual solvent but the brand … the solvent is called Odorless Mineral Spirits some call it Turpentine/Turpenoid. I have heard about Turpentine when my Sister was studying art in college and know what it does for paint but did not know you can use it for colored pencils. I haven’t been able to get some, yet but will blog about it when I do.

Currently I’m using my blender marker that came with my Promarker set on my Prismacolor pencils and it blends beautifully. Now what I found in that my 12 color set is actually just as great as a 150 color set. Now I know you’re thinking … (¬~¬) How can a 12 color compare to a 150 color set ? Well, simply bcuz Prismacolor pencils blend together beautifully !! If you learn your color wheel and what colors mixed together make what color like Red and Blue makes purple then you really don’t need any more colors than the 12 in the set.

I needed pink for the nose, cheeks, paw pads of my animals but my 12 color set doesn’t include a pink. I simply just lighting colored in red then went over with the white til I got pink. :D I did the same for the peachy pink I needed for a hamsters hands and feet. I mixed orange with white til I got a pale peach color. It made me giddy to see that I can make *new* colors by blending the 12 colors I already have. The 12 color set comes with Red, Orange, Yellow, Light Green, Green, Light Blue, Blue, Purple, Light Brown, Brown, Black and White. Now those aren’t the exact names of the colors as they each have fancy artists name like Ocean blue or Phthalo blue.

But it made me realize that if you have a high quality art supply you really don’t need to get all the colors. Just your primary colors and a white/black is all you need to mix and create your own colors you need. Just make do with what you got !!

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