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Hey, everyone, welcome back! I was recently contacted by Arteza, an online company that sells affordable art supplies, and they asked me if I would be interested in reviewing some of their products. And of course, I said yes! I’m very slowly getting back into drawing and using different art mediums, and Arteza certainly has an array of supplies to choose from.
They were kind enough to send me three items to try out. I was really excited to try out the Real Brush Pens. They have water based ink, so you can basically use them like watercolors. They also have a brush tip instead of a felt tip, and that made them really fun to use. It was very easy to get a thick line but also use the point to get a very thin line. What was nice was that, while using them, the tip didn’t seem to spread apart like some cheap brushes tend to do, and it placed down a lot of color. And these colors are beautiful and vibrant!
Only a couple of them seemed similar to another, but overall, I really loved the assortment of colors to choose from. Even using a water brush, they spread and blended very smoothly. So you could use these as regular markers, or add some water to get a watercolor effect- or do both!
The only thing that I didn’t like was that each pen didn’t have a name, or at least a number to indicate the color. But overall, that isn’t too big of a problem for me.
Next, I tried out the rotary cutter. I tend to cut layers and layers of paper, mainly for my fauxdori inserts, so I was happy to receive this. It was sturdy and comfortable to grip, and changing the blade was super simple. I didn’t have any fabric to test it on, but it cut paper and craft foam easily enough. It’s definitely a great item to have in your crafting arsenal!
The final item I tested was the self-adhesive vinyl. It came in bundle of 42 beautiful, bright colors, and I knew right away what I was going to make. You can cut the vinyl by hand, or use a cutting machine, such as the Cricut. And that’s exactly what I did! Choosing my favorite blue, I loaded it into the machine and cut out my little fox logo. It was easy to weed and lift with transfer paper, and stuck onto the wall just as easily. I was afraid the very thin, intricate lines would not survive…but it came out perfectly!
All in all, I really loved these products, and what I love more is how affordable they are. I would definitely recommend them, especially if you’re a beginner with a smaller budget. I’m already making a list of other supplies I’d like to try! Water brush pens, anyone? Yes, please!
So if you’re curious, head on over to Arteza’s website; they really have a lot of different art mediums for purchase, and so far, I am in love. Also, stay tuned for an upcoming video where I use the real brush pens on a quick drawing I made! It’s been awhile since I just sat down and doodled, and I got to really mess around with the brush pens. 🙂
Thank you, Arteza, for sending me these supplies to try out!
To see the video of my review, check it out below! Thanks for stopping by.