5+1 tips to rock your Arteza Brush Pens | Video

Hi everyone and welcome back on my blog! Today I am going to show you a new type of post and video, I hope you will enjoy it. 

I got a generous package of art supplies in August from Arteza. I found lots of amazing products inside and I thought I am going to make an easy technique video with tips, tricks and nice color combos not only a video review.


I am super excited and I really hope you will enjoy that:

As I promised you can find my color swatches in the video. You need to know I am extremely in love with the water based Premium Real Brush Pens! These are very comfortable pens which are non toxic. I swatched all the 96 vibrant colors in August and put them to my shelf to avoid direct sunlight. I have used the Color Swatches Stamp Set from Waffle Flower Crafts and Bristol Smooth paper. Check these bright colors or feel free to download them in high resolution from here

Now let's see some easy tips on how you can play with these products. I prepared 3 cardstocks for these techniques. The Bristol smooth paper, which is perfect for brush markers; both sides of the Arteza Expert Watercolor paper, which is a premium quality watercolor paper; and the Neenah Solar white paper, which is absolutely not for water based markers. 


01) The first tip is dip the brush pen into the water. The easiest way to color an image is when you dip your Brush Pen to water and color. You will get a perfect blend without blending and harsh lines. This technique is perfect when you need a quick but pretty coloring on your smaller images.

02) The second tip is pick a color. This is almost the same technique then the previous one, but instead the water you dip your brush pen to watercolor, or any water based color.

03) The third is the tip to tip technique. You can use this technique not only with your copic markers, but with your Arteza markers too. 

04) The Fourth tip is Paint on your paper and add water. This technique with brush pens is not for every cardstock type. However many of you have asked about this technique and I wanted to show you how it works on different papers and cardstocks. It works perfectly on the Bristol Smooth Paper because this cardstock is for brush markers. It doesn't work on the classic watercolor paper, because classic watercolor papers are not brush pen friendly.

05) Fifth tip: use it as watercolor. Paint on a plate with your brush pen and pick it with waterbrush and paint. When the first layer dried completely then you can add a second color like before and let it dry. 

+1) I am a cardmaker, so I am going to use the Real Brush Pens for coloring my stamped images, but this product is also good for hand lettering. It has a soft brush so you can write beautiful large letters. 

I think, there are much more techniques you can play with, but I thought, these five techniques were the easiest. Now let's see how my favorite inkpads work with Real Brush Pens. There were problems only with the distress inks, but these inkpads are used for ink blending. 

In the end I thought I am going to show you a few of my favorite color combos which I LOVE. I stamped these cute balloons from Heffy doodle with black ink. If you want you can create a completely new color by mixing two or three colors together. Just don't forget to paint your favorite mixed combos to your sketchbook, so you can re-create them in the future. 

To sum up, I am absolutely in love with my Arteza Real Brush Pens. The range of colors is totally enough for me. They are super bright and I extremely love that I can use them for various techniques. I think they are definitely worth the price. I am extremely happy that I have my new favorite water brushes too. The smallest rounded one is an absolute must have. 

Feel free to check the mentioned supplies on ARTEZA EU or on ARTEZA US Use this 10% OFF coupon code at the checkout: MonaToth2 This coupon code is valid until: December 5th. 

Phew, I hope you have enjoyed this post and tutorial. If you have time please tell in a comment which coloring technique you like the most. I am really curious! If you like this post or video please share it with your crafty friends or pin it, it's free and you will make me super happy. Thank you so much for stopping by!


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