Arteza Watercolour Real Brush Pens

Today’s blog post is a little different from the usual. The cards in today’s post are coloured with Arteza Watercolour Real Brush pens. Arteza contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing a product review video for them. I’ve seen Arteza products popping up on many blogs and youtube channels so I was interested to try them out. They sent me Watercolour Real Brush Pens, an Expert Watercolour Pad and a set of six Water Brushes Pens.

To see how I used them check out the video below. It is a long one because I put the products through their paces with a bunch of my favourite techniques. I did speed up the footage through out the video so I could show you all that I tried. Believe me you would not have wanted me to leave it at normal speed! If you want to slow something now that is an option on Youtube.

The video isn’t a how-to for today’s cards but there is footage of some of the process included. You may find some other techniques you’d like to try in my review also. Just so you know I have two more videos in process which are more project tutorial style. I’m trying to keep the inspiration coming as we all cope with our quarantine situations.

I was very happy with the results using the brush pens, watercolour pad and waterbrushes, but the real brush pens are the main focus of my review. I was particularly impressed with the results when I did no-line watercolour with the real brush pens. It can be a tricky technique but the pens made it easier in my opinion.

The range of colours in the set of 96 is wonderful and the intensity of the colour means a little goes a long way. I have cards coloured with the real brush pens which will be appearing on my blog in the next few weeks.

Arteza gave me a coupon code to share with you in case you are interested in trying the products and there are affiliate links below. The coupon code is HeatherTelford1. At no extra cost to you I will receive a small commission. (The Arteza products appear on the list twice, top ones are first ones are US, last ones EU)


16 Comments on “Arteza Watercolour Real Brush Pens”

  1. nancystiz says:

    I am sorry I do not comment often but this is truly a work of art! I have followed your blog for years now. I thought it was a photo! My gosh your painting is exquisite. I could only wish to do this. Thank you too for the video!

  2. Patricia Rowe says:

    WOW O WOW. Thanks for your incredible inspiration. Coloring is not my strong point yet with your guidance, I feel I can go for it.
    Thank you for taking the time to explain.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Tish,
      I found these pens great for colouring and I plan to keep trying them out on different projects. They really worked well when I lay down just a little colour then followed up by blending with water.
      Take care

  3. Pat says:

    Two fabulous cards using that PB stamp and love the colours of these Arteza Brush Markers Heather and thank you for the tutorial showing their properties and how they stand up to different techniques. I think my favourite is the no line colouring and the fiery colours are beautiful, but I do love the purples and yellows too. I may well buy a set of the water brushes which with the round and flat brush shape cover everything you could possibly need. x

    • Heather says:

      Thanks for your kind words Pat, the colours on the cards are a little paler in real life but the pens themselves have a lot of intensity. I have not had the flat waterbrushes before then are very handy.

  4. Lagene says:

    Beautiful creations, thanks for all the information about Arteza pens in your video!

  5. Dianne says:

    I have also followed you for a long time. I love to watercolour. Curious, have you tried any other watercolour brushes? If so are these your favourite? Have you tried the new Altenew ones, or Jane Davenport? Would love a response to your favourite and why! Thanks!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Diane, I have some of the Zig clean color real brush pens which work beautifully. I haven’t tried the ones you mentioned. I would happily use either the Zig or Arteza. The Arteza ones are significantly cheaper so that is a plus. As for which will last longest it is too soon to say as I haven’t had the Arteza long enough to compare.

  6. Godelieve says:

    Beautiful cards! I always love your watercoloring, and I enjoyed the video. Thanks!

  7. […] them with Arteza real brush pens. I posted a video a few days ago about the real brush pens, here’s the link if you’d like to see me trying them out on my favourite watercolour […]

  8. sdelane3 says:

    Thank you Heather I have had these pens and have used them a couple of times. I found the color did not want to move as well for me, maybe I’m not using enough water? I do like how you used them on the stamp and I’m going to try that this week. Your water coloring is just beautiful!

  9. These are all just beautiful, thanks for sharing the markers and how you work it!

  10. […] the pens but waited until now to feature them on the blog because I wanted to group them with the product review I did with the Arteza pens. The review shows me trying some of my favourite techniques with the pens. Even if you […]

  11. creatingincolors says:

    What a great video! Watching you watercolor is like magic. I love the results you got with these brush pens. As always, your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the different ways to use these brush pens.

  12. […] stamp as shown above, Unforgettable from Penny Black but this time watercoloured with Arteza real brush […]

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