Friday, October 12, 2018

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers and Copics: #artkindnesschallenge

 Hello Crafters! 

It's late on a Friday night. 
So of course I have a card. 
haha. 
It just seems to be my go to time to get something published.

I genuinely just wanted to play around and color. No layout. No rules. No big to do. Just enjoy coloring. So that's what I did. :) 


Whenever I feel that way I immediately bust out a set of Suzy's paintables from Simon Says Stamp. She has been doing them for so long there's everything from flowers to Christmas and they are perfect for just sitting down to color. I went straight for the flowers tonight since they are my favorite.  


I decide to play around with layering my copic markers over Altenew's new Watercolor Brush Markers to see how they worked together. I started by laying down some color from the marker and then laying down some clean water. I bring the water to the color and then let it spread out from there. 


Using one color at a time worked great. I did run into some trouble when I tried to go back into my flower and add some color variation. I struggled to get the original line to move and ended up adding the shading by scribbling the marker on an acrylic block, picking it up with my paintbrush and dropping it in. I'm not sure if that's the paper or the markers, or the paper combined with the markers. 

You can see exactly what I mean in the video below. We're also going to talk reviews, sponsorship and giveaways. 
And of course spiders. Because the war rages on people. 


I can't wait to hear what you guys think about the whole thing. Also if you participate in the #artkindnesschallenge on Instagram please also tag me. I'd love to see what you're making! 


Thank you so much for visiting! 
Have an amazing weekend! 



Supplies:

Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set
Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set
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Suzy's FLOWER SENTIMENTS Watercolor Prints
Suzy's FLOWER SENTIMENTS Watercolor Prints
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Copic Sketch Marker E35 CHAMOIS
Copic Sketch Marker E35 CHAMOIS
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Copic Sketch Marker BG11 MOON WHITE
Copic Sketch Marker BG11 MOON WHITE
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Copic Sketch Marker BG45 NILE BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker BG45 NILE BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker BG49 DUCK BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker BG49 DUCK BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker V01 HEATH
Copic Sketch Marker V01 HEATH
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Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
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Copic Sketch Marker V06 LAVENDER
Copic Sketch Marker V06 LAVENDER
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Copic Sketch MARKER V09 VIOLET
Copic Sketch MARKER V09 VIOLET
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
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Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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SSS
Copic Sketch MARKER YR09 CHINESE ORANGE
Copic Sketch MARKER YR09 CHINESE ORANGE
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Copic Sketch MARKER G17 FOREST GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G17 FOREST GREEN
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SSS
Copic Sketch MARKER G28 OCEAN GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G28 OCEAN GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 SEPIA Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E37 SEPIA Brown
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Copic Sketch Marker Y000 PALE LEMON
Copic Sketch Marker Y000 PALE LEMON
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Copic Sketch Marker E31 BRICK BEIGE
Copic Sketch Marker E31 BRICK BEIGE
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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15 comments:

  1. Loved the card and the story lol. How about a Pest Control Sponsor to the rescue of the beautiful damsel and Peanut being plaques by these monsters/spiders. You can't be the only women in this situation that would love to contact the "hero" that rescued you and peanut from the plight of the Spider Invation!!!
    I'm in California desert, I've sent you some pics of what we deal with😳🐶🐍🐜🦗🕷🕸🦂😱. If that doesn't work Google Home Defense, it's a gallon spray with a wand there are YouTube videos that show you how to spray the perimeters...I do it once a month, indoors outdoors, safe for pets and peanuts too, just keep them away until its dry.

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  3. I love the colors in this card really different but really pretty. I look forward to each one of your new videos and hearing your stories thank you for sharing your life and talents with us!

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  4. Love Love your videos,artwork and stories. Good luck on the spiders!

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  5. Your card is awesome Kelly, I love the vibrant colours of both the flower and the shadow around it.
    Wow I hope the "spiderman" can help you for once and for all.
    I don't know if I would like a review or sponsor video perhaps when it is card craft related but definitely not from things that are not card craft related.
    On the other hand, it's your channel, your videos and when there is something coming on your path that it is worth showing then you do it if you want it.
    Thank for the video and the story and have a nice weekend.

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  6. Kelly, your flower is just so beautiful. I love your videos and love to hear your stories. I have this fly, spider zapper that I use for getting the spiders. It is shaped like a tennis racket and zaps them. Depending on how big they are it might take a couple of zaps. But at least they die right away. I got mine at Walmart, But you can get them at Amazon. Electric Fly Swatter, Mini Bug Zapper Battery Powered. I hate squishing them with my foot. Anyway, good luck with the spiders.

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  7. I love the colors you did. The orangish background and purple flower is stunning. I use Essential oils to control the spiders but they are mostly in the window area. I am sorry you have so many. Are there plants/bushes up close to the house that would cause this. I hope it gets solved. As far as you testing products and sharing I would love it cause I would trust you on if it was something I would want or not. I guess it's up to us if we would buy it some will and some wont but I trust your thoughts on it. I hope you post photos of your Halloween outfit along with your little one. Thanks so much for your videos. Wish I was at one of our classes. I would love to meet you.. Hugs

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  8. Very pretty card Kelly, those watercolour brush markers look like fun to use.
    As for reviews, post whatever you think is fitting and if we aren't interested we don't have to watch. We can still come back for those we are interested in. We love your work either way and I am sure you only have our best interest at heart.

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  9. Wow! That is one stunning flower! Your coloring is just jaw dropping. ☺

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  10. Love your videos, stories, and most especially, your lovely art work!! I'm always interested in craft products and honest reviews of them! I don't think I'd be interested in other products but as someone else said, if I wasn't interested, I could skip it! Hugs to you and your little guy and good luck with the spiders!!! XOXO

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  11. Right long video gets long comment sorry. Let's start at card, wonderful that you did the purples & pink, it looked very natural & beautiful, thank you. Question, what is a good paper for zigs ? Right now the rest, great idea on the promoting kindness, like you say it costs nothing but I'm surrounded by mean spirited, miserable people so at times I think it costs a fortune to smile let alone be kind.! Promotions etc, I love you are honest to the point of you won't be rude but ! So to me that r a company wants to sponsor you then go girl money as a single mum doesn't flow like a stream so benefit where you can. To me as far as review, be honest, be fair but I'm not rushing out to buy a product just because Kelly says. If I'm interested from your review then I would go check it out further myself, thank you for doing tons of leg work but you know i have my own mind, like all your fillowers. So as long as it works for you my dear then go with your food honest heart.
    Spiders, I am all for protecting & promoting life in most creatures but when it comes to spiders, if you don't want to die then leave me & my house, car, bags etc alone. You have all that outside, go live in it. Sorry to pro spider folks but then things terrifie me like nothing else.
    Enjoy Halloween peanut.

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  12. Sorry Kelly why I typed food honest heart I so meant GOOD honest heart, x

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  13. I love your videos Kelly! I have been watching for a while, I just don't comment. I have to say I really like the orange/yellow background to this stunning purple flower. I usually would have gone with blue also, thanks for showing us an alternative and helping us to think outside the box.
    I have learned a lot from watching your videos, coloring and painting is my favorite!! I enjoy hearing about your life and feel like I actually know you!
    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your super crazy, busy life to share your talents and give us inspiration!

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  14. Love all your videos, funny stories, and artsy lessons!
    You asked about how "we" feel about sponsors advertising on your YouTube channel. I say go for it. This is a job for you and I personally want you to make some money for all of your time and effort and expertise. If you find something worth sharing with us then we are winners too.

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