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Product Review :: Watercolor Pencils with Travel Case

Product Review :: Watercolor Pencils with Travel Case

 

watercolor colored pencils with carrying caseNo doubt about it, I love to color and so of course, love colored pencils and watercolor pencils. This is a nice set that is marketed as both colored pencils and watercolors, I use other pencils both ways so didn’t know there was something special fabrication to differentiate. I do know that some sets are more successful than others, and this is VERY SUCCESSFUL at playing both roles.

PROS:
* These blend like butter!
* Works wonderfully with water
* Extras included: Pencil case, brush, eraser, and sharpener *see notes about them below
* Six sides to the pencils so they don’t roll
* Coloring is effortless, you don’t need to press hard
* Easy to get a light shade and a dark shade with the same pencil
* Nice colors, 48 pre-sharpened pencils with no repeats. This set has every color you would need for most coloring projects. If it isn’t included, it is so easy to just blend it yourself!

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watercolor colored pencils with carrying case
watercolor colored pencils with carrying casewatercolor colored pencils with carrying case

CONS:
* Once you start using them, you will need to make sure you have your pencil sharpener on hand. They are so soft that you go through them very quickly.
* For good coverage, you may need to go over the same area two times unless you are pressing hard

EXTRAS:
* This great pencil case makes these pencils easy to take with you anywhere. The case is made of canvas with a PU leather pencil guard and trim. The case is very well sewn and the buttons are strong. You can actually roll this up completely or use the extra button and use the extra strap length it gives you to make a little carrying purse. Roll up your coloring books and it will rest inside of your new little purse and you are set to go!
* The eraser that is included is really nice. When I have used it I can’t even see any marks left over! It wipes away cleanly and easily. I am very impressed with it.
* The brush and the pencil sharpener are just your average tools. They work but there isn’t anything special about them. I do have a tip for sharpening pencils, though: Hold your pencil steady and turn the pencil sharpener. You will have less waste of your pencils that way and get a sharper tip quicker.

This is really a great set for beginners to advanced hobbyist. I have certainly been impressed with it and I am very picky about what I use to color with. No two brands that I have tried have ever been the same. The pencils are above average and the case and eraser take this to a 5-star rating!

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this Artustry Colored Pencil Set PLUS Watercolor – Includes: 48 Pencils, Protective Roll Up Canvas Case, Watercolor Brush, Eraser, and Pencil Sharpener on Amazon and received it at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. (This review was originally published on Amazon before the changes in TOS.)

Product Review :: #AmazaPens 20 Pack Super Glitter

Product Review :: #AmazaPens 20 Pack Super Glitter


AmazaPens Gel Pens, 20 Pack Super Glitter | 150% More Ink than Other Sets | Best for Adding Sparkle to Your Adult Coloring Books and Art Projects


5 Star Glitter!

 

This set of glitter gel pens really is spectacular! They are incredibly smooth, much smoother than you would ever expect from a glitter gel pen. I go through a lot of coloring supplies, especially gel pens. After all, what girly girl who grew up in the 80’s could resist gel pens, especially ones with glitter? Along with a video review, I will be attaching a color chart, some blending examples, and a mandala I colored with these along with actual images of the gel pens themselves.

Advantages:

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* Smooth, even ink that fills the fiber of the paper with deep color
* Medium point tip keeps the glitter and ink flowing without clogging
* 20 unique colors
* Nice comfort pen grip to help ease any strain from coloring too long
* No bleeding through to the back, a huge plus for these pens
* Ink dries quickly so no smearing under normal conditions BUT not so quickly that you can’t blend if you want to.
* Colors identified by the cap and by the end of pen
#amazapens gel pens* Write on a variety of different paper types including glossy paper
* Non-toxic and acid-free so can be used even for scrapbooking and anything else heirloom-related

Disadvantages:

* Like with most pens you use to color with, these will leave some lines on the page with some impressions so if you have something on the back of the page you want to preserve, you might want to make a copy of what you want to color instead of coloring in the book.

#amazapens color chartRecommendation:

* If you like glitter and you like gel pens, these are the perfect glitter gel pens for you. I love that they have 20 distinct colors that aren’t too close to each other in shade. The ink flows so nicely filling in the paper fiber and leaving great color behind. These pens have a multitude of uses for any kind of craft you are interested in.and tons of everyday uses too.

One thing I did want to mention is the amount of ink in these pens. It doesn’t exactly say how much ink is in each pen, which would have been nice since they are making the claim that they will last 2.5 times longer. I have noticed though that so far the ink levels are staying nice even though I have been using them a lot. A few of them I have even been using on a daily basis as writing pens and I haven’t had any noticeable change in the level of ink yet.

Changing the size of the tube that holds the ink was a great idea. As soon as one of them runs out I will take it apart and do some measuring for future reference. This is something that some companies may really manipulate and as consumers, we would never think to look before this.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered these AmazaPens Gel Pens, 20 Pack Super Glitter | 150% More Ink than Other Sets | Best for Adding Sparkle to Your Adult Coloring Books and Art Projects. on Amazon and received them for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised; all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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A Little Bit of Everything

A Little Bit of Everything


WelcomeI want to welcome the new subscribers to this blog, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of people signing up for updates just this month alone! I am so excited to have you all here. A lot of the new subscribers seem to be from Europe, how wonderful!

I know there are a few companies opening sites for Reviewers in Europe now. But I don’t want to assume anyone is here for any specific reason. I would love it if anyone at all, new to the blog or not, would like to share where you are from and what you are interested in. Are you here to learn about Reviewing, or have an interest in inspiration, coloring, or health related topics? Anything else, good old fashioned Serendipity?

Keep calm and color onFor those of you who like to color, I just posted 15 new Kindle books for you to download and print for FREE over on my FB blog page. Here is the link, Facebook :: A Treasure Chest of Serendipity to the specific post where the books are posted in the Comments. Make sure to double check the price before you order in case the price has changed.

I also noticed that many of the eBooks that I shared last on the Coloring for Adults page are still FREE, so be sure to check those out while you are at it.

I used to dreamOn to the topic of health, I have actually missed all my appointments this week. On Tuesday there was a mix up and the person I thought I had asked to take me couldn’t manage it. So I rescheduled for today but couldn’t even get out of bed to make it in. I am just managing to get up one or two times during the day to make it into the bathroom.  I am in such a great deal of pain and the heart medication I have started seems to have drained every bit of energy. Here’s a graphic I made last month for Twitter, it is even more appropriate now! It is a little tongue-in-cheek, my life isn’t a nightmare but it isn’t what I thought it would be.

When you change the way you look at thingsBut let’s end on an inspirational note. It is better to think of the things in our lives that are good instead of focusing on the things that aren’t. One of the ladies that runs the Grandfamilies organization that I am a member of has arranged something very special for our family this weekend and my heart is full of such gratitude and thankfulness to her. I will share more about it next week, I am just too tired right now… But the world is full of wonderful people and I am blessed.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Lynn Marie


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56 Free Coloring eBooks

56 Free Coloring eBooks

Do you love to color? Do you love free things? 

 

LIfe is about using the whole box of crayons

Note: This list has been removed as it was very much outdated, check out the Coloring for Adults page for the latest updates on free books, thanks!

If you love coloring, today is your lucky day! I double checked my list from last week and all of those are still available and I added over 30 more, giving you a total of 56 eBooks to download now.

You know how Amazon is, though, the prices can change at any time so make sure to grab them while you can. Double check the prices before ordering.  I checked all of these and they are free as of Sunday, July 17th, 3:00 MDT.

Coloring for Adults  If you aren’t sure how you download the eBooks to actually color them, the publishers include a PDF download link in them. For more information on how to do this, see the instructions on the blog’s Coloring for Adults page. Don’t forget to check out the list of Free Collections while you are there.

 

Enjoy!


 

Product Review : US Art Supply® Jewelescent® 120 Gel Pen Set

Product Review : US Art Supply® Jewelescent® 120 Gel Pen Set

Jewelescent Gel Pens USART SupplyThis is the second time I have ordered gel pens from US Art Supply. I spend most of my time in bed due to my health and so have a lot of time on my hands. I like to keep myself occupied and one of my favorite things to do is color. I find it to be very relaxing and stress-free. There is nothing hard about it except choosing what to color, what to color with, and then what specific color you will use! To some, 120 pens might seem overkill but if you color a lot, you will go through a lot of pens, colored pencils, markers, crayons, and whatever else you use.

The first set of gel pens I ordered from US Art Supply was a 48 pen set, US Art Supply Jewelescent 48 Color Gel Pen Set Professional Artist Quality Gel Ink Pens. My review is basically the same but I do have a few different points to make so they are both worth reading for more information. At least my hope is that you find them useful 🙂

These are some really nice gel pens. I would say they are for anyone who is entry level to being a fairly serious colorist. Some of the colors, especially the Glitters, would be appreciated by professionals.

Of all the sets I have ever used by any manufacturer, no two are the same.
This set is one of the better sets that I have used.



PROS:
* 120 colors to choose from, tons of options which I love! *see complete list of colors below
* You are able to naturally blend with some of the colors if you do it quickly
* You can completely color over another color, not always possible with other setsDSC00545
* Fine tips, excellent for tiny areas
* You can actually use the case to store the pens in if you are careful
* The ink dries quickly, hardly any smearing
* Minimal color bleeding to the back of the page, only dark colors
* Color-coded tips and caps that are accurate
* Non-toxic, acid-free, meets ASTM D-4236 standards
* Great for coloring, doodling, writing letters and cards, journaling, scrapbooking, or any number of other possibilities
* I was able to write on greeting cards and shiny slick paper with these which is a bonus since a lot of pens won’t do that
* Lifetime Guarantee! If you have a problem with them, contact them and they will give you your money back. A Lifetime Guarantee is something not seen a lot anymore and something that can be very nice when you run into trouble.

CONS:
* The ink itself is not consistent, more or less can come out of a pen requiring shaking during use if not enough, bleeding out of the intended area if there is too much.
* The tips are almost too fine, leaving line marks instead of flowing into the fibers
* The tips will mar the back of a thin caliper paper such as copy paper and many coloring books


COLORS:

Jewelescent Gel Pens Glitter

24 Glitter: 2 each of Purple, Dark Red, Medium Pink, Red, Dark Orange, Light Orange, Yellow, Green, Light Blue, Blue, Grey, Black

Metallics and Blacks

20 METALLICS AND BLACKS : Teal, Dark Blue, Purple, Red, Lilac, Orange, Green, Silver, Gold, Dark Grey, Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 Pastel: Lighter Blue, Pale Blue, Lilac, Pink, Bright/Light Green, Yellow, Pale Pink, Light Orange/Melon, White

18 Pastel: Lighter Blue, Pale Blue, Lilac, Pink, Bright/Light Green, Yellow, Pale Pink, Light Orange/Melon, White 6 CLASSICS: Red, Green, Blue

 

Glitter Neon

24 GLITTER NEON: GN Light Green, GN Pale Pink, GN Medium Pink, GN Medium Green, GN Purple, GN Green, GN Bright Yellow, GN Light Orange, GN Orange, GN Red, GN Pink.

* 18 Pastel: Lighter Blue, Pale Blue, Lilac, Pink, Bright/Light Green, Yellow, Pale Pink, Light Orange/Melon, White * 12 Fluorescent Neon: Neon Purple, Neon Pink, Neon Medium Green, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, Neon Pink

18 PASTELS: Lighter Blue, Pale Blue, Lilac, Pink, Bright/Light Green, Yellow, Pale Pink, Light Orange/Melon, White 12 FLORESCENT NEON: Neon Purple, Neon Pink, Neon Medium Green, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, Neon Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jewelescent Gel Pens

These are a really good set of pens that I do recommend. The Glitters are by far my favorite group, with the Metallics coming in a close second. I have really enjoyed using them and have found them to be fun to work with. Out of 120 pens, I have only had one that broke after shaking it when it wasn’t writing very well.

One improvement I might recommend would be to add some kind of comfort grip. Whatever your favorite artistic hobby is, though, I think that you will really enjoy these gel pens. In my first set, I had a problem with the silver metal tips not being screwed on all of the pens correctly. I did not have that problem with this set.


In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this US Art Supply® Jewelescent® 120 Gel Pen Set – Professional Artist Quality Gel Ink Pens in Vibrant Colors – Classic, Glitter, Metallic, Neon, Pastel & Swirl Colors – 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on Amazon and received it for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

20 Free Coloring Books Just for You!

20 Free Coloring Books Just for You!


LIfe is about using the whole box of crayonsYou can get these FREE Coloring eBooks on Amazon, I just ordered mine not even an hour ago.

Anyone and everyone can download the Kindle App and then once you have downloaded your books, you can pick and choose which pages you would like to print. These coloring books are made specifically as eBooks by the authors and their publishers, to be downloaded and printed.

You can print them 1 time or 100 times, the book is yours once it is downloaded! For more instructions on the Kindle App and how to make this work for you, head on over to the Coloring for Adults page and the directions are there towards the bottom of the page.

Make sure to ALWAYS double check the price before ordering. Amazon can and does change their prices frequently.  I can only guarantee these at the time that this is published. If you accidentally order one, no worries, you can always return it with no problem.

color my lifeThese books are FREE for you to enjoy, with no strings attached. They looked good to me and they are part of what I downloaded today. I have not had a chance to look at all of the books completely, but I have high hopes for these. Ignore the ratings, it looks as if there are only a few on most of these and one person has gone through and put the same negative comments on almost every book I looked at today, crazy huh?

If you don’t like these, who knows, maybe I will post some more soon 😉

Note: This list has been removed as it was very much outdated, check out the Coloring for Adults page for the latest updates on free books, thanks!

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Announcing….

Announcing….

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….the winners of the  Serendipity Love and Friendship Contest
congrats to our winners

Well, of course you know I am going to make you visit the actual Coloring Books for Adults page now, but I did want to say a special thank you to everyone who participated.  I also would like to thank our wonderful sponsors CulaLuva and Coloring the West, An Adult Coloring Book.



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Gel Pens and Coloring Books :: Contest Ends Sunday at 11:59 pm MT!

Gel Pens and Coloring Books :: Contest Ends Sunday at 11:59 pm MT!

oh snap it's giveaway time

Have you entered? Well, why not?
This is so easy, just click a few buttons
and you are on your way to
winning some fabulous prizes!

 

You can enter just the general Rafflecopter Contest or you can submit an entry into the Coloring Contest.  It is not too late to even start a coloring entry now. Three great options to choose from!

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 Win one of 3 sets of Gel Pens from CulaLuva along with 5 other coloring books for adults, including Coloring the West An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers.

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Just for you! Thanks, Relaxation and a Contest

Just for you! Thanks, Relaxation and a Contest


Life isn’t all about Reviews….

Did you know that coloring is the new meditation?  I hope you all come and check out what I have set up! Anyone out gel pens in cupthere like Coloring Books for Adults?  I have compiled a whole page of links to countless collections and some free Kindle downloads with instructions on how to print them.  I am also starting a Contest with some fantastic prizes that include 3 sets of 60 gel pens, 2 copies of a newly released coloring book along with three other coloring books for adults.

 

 

 

You have 2 ways to enter. You can do a quiz that I know square w'syou know all of the answers to or you can enter the coloring contest. 

I am not exaggerating when I say there are countless printable sheets for you along with all of the downloads! I was amazed at everything that I was able to find.  I want you to be able to relax and enjoy yourself, you all deserve it!

Brought to you by CulaLuva, Donna Hull and my own personal Valentine, Mr. White.

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