REVIEW: Finetec Watercolor Palette

If you are a hoarder like me, you will find a need and a purpose for every art material that exists in this planet. I mean, who could resist these pretty FINETEC palettes that has so much sparkle??? I totally need these for my Christmas cards, right? RIGHT :p

FINETEC Watercolor Palettes

FINETEC Watercolor Palettes

These colors are made from mica pigments (which is a natural source of metallic shades, based on what I read) and can easily be blended. You can use these pearlescent shades/metallics with a brush, pointed nib, or a broad edge pen.  Finetec is basically a watercolor palette so all you need to do to "activate" the color is to add a few drops of water... and voila! 

Here are the Gold palette shades: Tibet Gold, Inca Gold, Arabic Gold, Gold Pearl, Moon Gold, and Sterling Silver

Finetec 6-pc Gold palette

Finetec 6-pc Gold palette

The other palette I have is the one with 12 beautiful pearl shades: Russet Red, Bronze Satin, Diamond Yellow, Original Bronze, Regal Bronze, Mother of Pearl Pink, Metallic Indian Red, Silver Pearl, Pure Mother of pearl, Shining Pink, Shining Reseda, and Shining Aquamarine

Finetec 12-Pearl colors palette

Finetec 12-Pearl colors palette

To use this on a pointed pen (Nib + Holder), just brush (any paint brush) the paint pigment over the nib:

Here is a simple artwork I made using FINETEC.  Obviously, my favorite palette is the gold one:

 

RIGHT: Finetec + Pointed pen | LEFT: Finetec + Brush

RIGHT: Finetec + Pointed pen | LEFT: Finetec + Brush

 

If you are from the Philippines, you can order these goodies from @swirlsandstrokesph <3

 

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Color your world

My recent obsession with brush pens has led me to finding this colourful bunch: Zig Clean Color Real Brush  Pens!

The set comes in 12 colors which is sort of a breather since I always write in black ink. Now, instead of bringing my watercolor set wherever I go, I can write in whichever color I can at my own convenience with these brush pens!

The bristles of each brush pen is very flexible - just like a real paint brush! You can create thick and think lines. It's just a matter of control and applying pressure.

Apply pressure to create thick lines

Apply pressure to create thick lines

Thick and Thin lines

Thick and Thin lines

To be honest, these brush pens are harder to control than the Tombow brush pens I got a few months ago. But of course, with practice, you'll eventually get a hang of it. 

Zig Real Brush pen on Muji dotted notebook

Zig Real Brush pen on Muji dotted notebook

You can also experiment and do freehand lettering with these brushes!

Zig Real Brush pens on Muji dotted notebook

Zig Real Brush pens on Muji dotted notebook

Time to practice some more!

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Meeting new people.

I am grateful for the opportunity to share my calligraphy journey to all of these wonderful people whom I've met this October!

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at the Hey Kessy Studio

at the Hey Kessy Studio

Class picture (we missed you here, Aj!)

Class picture (we missed you here, Aj!)

Embrace your own handwriting!

Embrace your own handwriting!

Lovely swirls and flourishes from one of my students.

Lovely swirls and flourishes from one of my students.

Thank you to all my students this October (Private workshops and Group class): Macy, Kris, Lyra, Chynna, Kayan, Jac, Mariane, Nicole, Joanne, Pat, Sarah, Aisa, Jane, Chelsea, Bea, Aimee, Aj, Anj, Joy, Reg, Ria, Del, Jecx, Lolo, Alyss, Rach, Sheena, Gerly :)

KEEP WRITING! 

 

P.S: Hello to my students this November. See you all very very soon <3

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