Happy National Crayon Day! Here at bluebird chic we are celebrating this day devoted to the medium that brought so many of us our creative starts, by sharing some of our ambassadors’ artwork and their favorite mediums and tools they use to create.
Let’s have look shall we!
Essential Tool#1 – Watercolors – Mission Gold
Marie-Pierre of Pretty Please says,
I have many kind of watercolor but this palette is one of my favorite, if not my absolute favorite! It’s Mission Gold watercolor and you can find it on Amazon. It has 36 beautiful colors and a great palette with lots of space to mix colors. The paint comes in tubes and the tubes are big enough to refill your palette many times. I love that this paint holds a lot of pigments.
The colors are bright and vibrant! And you get a lot of different shades of each colors. They also don’t dry “chalky” like many other watercolor paints I have tried. If you would like to buy only one watercolor palette, this is the one I’d recommend.
Essential Tool #2 – Copic Markers – Artist Loft
Tricia of Made Love Crafter says,
I just recently started using alcohol based markers for my sketching and I’m never turning back! They are so easy to use and have such rich vibrant colors. I decided to start with a cheaper brand to test them out before spending a lot on the Copic markers and I’m very happy with them! The Artist Loft brand markers from Michaels are great quality and when you use a coupon they don’t break the bank either. I think they are a great way to try a new medium. Alcohol markers give very vibrant colors and they use a lot of ink to do that. Make sure you have a sketchbook that can hold the ink because they tend to bleed through most pages. I use a Render brand sketchbook that is a no bleed through book so I can use every single page. I’m having a lot of fun with these markers and I don’t see myself switching anytime soon.
Essential Tool#3 – Drawing Tablet – Wacom
Anna of Anna Aspnes Designs says,
Using a Wacom tablet and pen provides a more intuitive approach to creating artistry using my computer with the use of a pen instead of a mouse. It’s a matter of creating fluid brush strokes in Photoshop as opposed to wielding a heavy mouse. I would be lost without it.
Essential Tool #4 – Glue – Glossy Accents
Amy of My Letter-Sized Life says,
As a scrapbooker it was hard to choose just one “favorite” tool, as I use so many, but I guess I would have to go with my trusty Glossy Accents by Ranger Inkssentails. Not only does this glue help my sequins charms and other charming details stay put on my layouts but I also love using it to create my own enamel dots. My fave are just plain old clear ones like I’ve used in the layout above–such a subtle way to add charming details to a page about rain!
Do you have any creative tools that you just love? Share them with us in the comments below!