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Different Ways to Use Watercolor Pens and Refillable Pens

Posted on Feb 20, 2019


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Watercolor Pens are pretty magical! The ink is stored in the barrel of the pens, omitting the use of having to have brushes with separate watercolor palettes. Being able to use beautiful and vibrantly pigmented colors, without needing to have a cup of water to clean the brush before and after each use is one of the many perks of these pens. Space saving and easy to use, there is virtually no clean up necessary, except for just putting the cap back on. It’s as easy, if not easier than using markers. The fineline tip make it easy to add details and leave swift marks in whatever composition you want. The flexible sturdy tip also gives you great control over how you want to elaborate on your art.

Refillable Pens

The refillable pens are added charms to this set of already gorgeous watercolor pens, giving you a wealth of opportunities to use less ink to fill in the space you wish to color. 

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The construction of the refillable watercolor pens are made of 2 main parts and the cap (see photos below). The nozzle twists off to reveal an empty barrel for filling up water. The pen is cleverly connected to the water reservoir and acts as, what would be a cup of water. The water does not drip when it is not being squeezed and the cap further stops the flow of water, when not in use. You may choose to use this pen to replace a cup of water and brush or use it together with various mediums, such as water soluble pens, crayons or pencils for a different type of watercolor look. It can fill up a background of a painting or give your watercolor painting an extra boost for a dreamy and subtle blurry effect.

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Controlling Disbursement of Water 

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You can control the amount of water you want to disperse by paying mind to the strength and length of time you use to squeeze the barrel of the pen.

Watercolor Refillable Pens to Draw out Colors in other Water Soluble Mediums

You can use the Watercolor Pens, in conjunction with the Refillable Pen by making your mark and spreading the color by simply adding a drop of water to diffuse the color and spread it however you wish. Below, a tulip flower is formed by dispersing a drop or two of water from the refillable pen, which dilutes the red marking made by the watercolor pen.

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The Refillable Pens can also be used to draw color out from water-soluble crayons, like the Doodle Hog NOYO Crayons (used here in this painting) or brushing over water-soluble colored pencils, by squeezing the body of the pen gently until the brush tip is wet enough to brush over the mark.

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The watercolor pens, along with the refillable pens provided, is the complete set needed to create whatever masterpiece you like. The depth created through both layering and the use of mixed media helps make any picture more lively. The ease of use makes it the perfect tool for beginners and experts alike.

Different Shapes Brushes for Different Purposes

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For the red flower, the rounded tip brush was used carefully to draw out color from the mark the red watercolor pen made.

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The flat tip brush was used to draw out color from the water soluble crayon that was used to draw out the leaves of the flowers, as well as the grass. The two different tips of the brushes, gives the artist the capacity to choose whatever tip he or she likes for the purpose of their painting.

Using Refillable Pens to Complete a Painting

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After creating each component of your painting (flowers for example here), the refillable watercolor pens can be used to delicately brush over the background, bringing forth a more cohesive look to the whole painting. The grass in this garden filled the background space.

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CLEANING THE REFILLABLE PEN is a breeze! No sink required here.

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To clean the refillable watercolor pen:

1- Hold and let the water drip out as much colored ink as you can.

2- Dab the brush tip on the paper towel to dry it and make sure that the colored water dripping, is now clear, as it once was.



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