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When I travel I like to document my thoughts, experiences and days in a journal. When I have a bit more time (or my husband needs a nap) I like to draw and record the colours and patterns around me too.  Kelly Klapstein’s new products were made for hand lettering but the minute I got my hands on them I knew they’d be great for using as a journal. Traveler’s journals are all the rage right now and Kelly’s journals and juicy pens are definitely going into my suitcase.   If you do a bit of prep before you leave you can have fun making water color backgrounds to add more interest to your documentation.   Here’s how I created my journal:  1]   I prepped my journal page by spreading gesso with an old hotel room key (a loyalty card would work too).  It doesn’t have to be smooth, actually a…

Hi everyone! It’s Kelly here, feeling a bit panicked now that Christmas is quickly approaching. I always make a handful of cards at this time of year for those special people in my life (and when you receive one, I guess you will now know you’re ‘special’) Since I am totally obsessed with lettering and watercolors, I thought I would combine the two for my card. This is an easy no-fail design that anyone can replicate. The new Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pens distributed by Canuck Crafts should be on your wish list. They come in gorgeous colour sets and are water-based AND have glitter! How perfect for a Christmas card! I actually used a set called “Winter Warmers” with the red, blue and green colours, plus a black Sparkle pen for the hanging strings and writing “Be Merry.” The paper that works beautifully for this technique is the Spectrum Aqua…

Today on our blog, we have a wonderful 5″ x 5″ Fall colouring card design for you to download, created by Betty Hung, an artist and illustrator who lives in Edmonton, Alberta. Betty is an expert colourist and enjoys sharing her colouring techniques on her new blog “Color Art.” Using Tombow Dual Brush pens, Betty layered colours to create the beautiful multiple tones in the leaves. To download and print your own “Fall Leaves” colouring card, click HERE. Here is Betty’s video that demonstrates this blending technique with Tombow pens. https://youtu.be/okF3jWAbuTU Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art with us, Betty! For more colouring techniques and project ideas. SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door! Save Save

Can happiness be found in a big box of pens? If the box has “Sakura” on it, then YES!  Just hold a Sakura pen in hand and see what happens! There are so many varieties of Sakura pens that will suit all of your arts and crafts projects.  Let’s take a look at some of them. The Gelly Rolls are very popular for hand lettering, colouring, doodling….and so on. The gel ink rolls onto paper smoothly and beautifully. There are 5 types of Gelly Rolls. The ink in Gelly Roll® Classic Medium and Fine Point pens is archival, waterproof, fade resistant, and chemical proof, making it ideal for  scrapbooks, cards, and any illustration where permanance is important. The Stardust Gelly Rolls will add glitter sparkle to your projects. There is a Clear Stardust pen that lots of stampers enjoy using to add sparkle to their stamped images. Moonlight Gelly Rolls…

The Tombow booth at the Craft & Hobby tradeshow has LOTS of team spirit! Many scrapbookers love Tombow adhesive, and their newest Xtreme High Performance Permanent Adhesive tape runner is exactly what it delivers….extremely strong bonds for all kinds of applications. Even mixed media artists are happy with its powerful adhesion! For dimension, there is Foam Tape and 3D Foam Tabs: The Tombow Adhesive Dots are packaged as individual pieces that are COLOURED!  That’s right…you will easily see your Adhesive Dot! You can also use these for embellishments, just as shown in the centre of these flowers dusted with glitter. Including all the adhesive products, Tombow also has an amazing selection of markers, pencils and pens. For anyone who loves to draw and colour, with or without stamps, Tombow has everything you need…and more! The Dual Brush Pens are water-based ink and are super popular! There is a marker/pen set…