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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Heart of Gold

I am not a gold gurl (silver is my jam), not even a glitter gurl (well, sometimes…)… BUT I am loving Robert Oster’s line of shimmery golden inks. This review is for Robert Oster Shake N Shimmy Heart of Gold! … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Aussie Liquid Gold

I love Robert Oster Shake & Shimmer Heart of Gold ink, (shown for comparison), but the wow factor in Robert Oster Shake & Shimmer Aussie Liquid Gold ink, a clear bright yellow-gold is amazeballs (a technical term)! Above, you can … Continue reading

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Tools: Robert Oster Glorious Inks

There  is nothing like the gift of color! All that possibility wrapped in glorious juicy inks from Robert Oster Signature inks!! I will be playing with  these soon, but had to at least share my newest bounty! A couple I’ve … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Midnight Sapphire

Robert Oster Midnight Sapphire might need to be renamed Blueberry, though it is a moody deep blue-purple perfect for skies! My blueberries ere built of of layers of darker color and a little linework at the end while the paper … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Diamine Festive Cheer

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … Continue reading

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Tools: WaterPROOF Inks

I had someone get a bit heated with me for insisting that the right words be used for waterPROOF and water resistant. *I can take it* The reason the distinction is important is artists need to know waterPROOF in order … Continue reading

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Tools: Fineline Masking Fluid

A few years ago Tracey Fletcher King turned me onto Fineline Masking Fluid. I tried others and found them sticky and thick and messy; not what I wanted in the ways I wanted to use a masking fluid. Fineline’s masking … Continue reading

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1584 by Hahnemühle Giveaway!

DRUM-ROLL…. And the TWO winners are: From this blog post pull: atoomre! Our winner on Instagram is stacy.hannon! CONGRATS!  EMAILS ARE ON THEIR WAY! BTW, they can be purchased at Wet Paint Art and Hyatt! To hear about classes and … Continue reading

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1584 by Hahnemühle Giveaway!

The new 1584 Journal by Hahnemühle was sent to me for review by Hahnemühle. They also sent me two journals for giveaway! I added everything you need for your first day out with your journal! To enter, sign up below … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Troublemaker’s Sea Glass!

I’ve been waiting to try Troublemaker Inks for a long time… My first bottle (there will be more) finally arrived from Cebu, a province of the Philippines after several weeks, and that after waiting to order for several months. Now … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Sterling Silver!

I’ve been asking Robert Oster to pleeeeze make a lovely silver… I am not a gold gurl, not even a glitter gurl, but I am a silver gurl… while I love Robert’s Heart of Gold (below) (and it is one … Continue reading

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Dingbats Journal, Review

I have tried three of Dingbat’s journals, two of the Wildlife and one of the Earth series, left and right, above.  A huge reason I chose them over others was their commitment to the environment, and their pretty covers. I … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Diamine Ancient Copper

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … Continue reading

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Tools: Sheaffer’s Skrip Red Ink 02

I found a great deal on a vintage ink, and have read that they often are still good. I bought it because the very cool jar it comes in has an inkwell to the side, and figured I could always … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Fire Engine Red

A couple of years ago I went on a hunt for a perfect red. Being a primary color, a “perfect red” needs to be neither leaning yellow-orange, nor to purple-blue… it needs to be that lovely middle color! My favorite … Continue reading

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Inks: SketchInks versus Super5

Just a quick review of SketchINKs versus Super5 inks… WATERPROOF! Not at all scientific as I’ve not bought ALL the SketchINKs and so cannot comment on them all… but in my limited experience with the two SketchINKs I have bought, … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Melon Tea

I LOVE complex colors — Inks (or watercolors) that are just a little unpredictable in that they change and do their own thing when touched by water! Some all it shading, but it rarely happens except in wide nibbed pens. … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Thunderstorm

Robert Oster comes in 50ml plastic bottles that are environmentally friendly. They can be tippy, so I usually put them in a more solid container to decant.  All my pens fit easily into the bottle opening to fill. I have … Continue reading

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