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This set is vegetable themed. You can buy them on Etsy!

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Coloring has been a low-stress way for me to get back into art, I've been wanting some brush pens, then I saw the types of pens in your product photo, and... well... heh. I poked around your sites a bit and was wondering, do you have any tips for using the Pitt pens? In order to blend and get nice even tones, is it mostly practice? The paper used? Sacrifices to Faber-Castell?

A combination of practice and type of paper. Your standard printer paper is going to absorb the ink pretty fast, which doesn't allow for smooth blending and makes it more prone to bleed (both through the paper and inks into each other) as you layer the ink.

I don't know how well marker-specific paper would take to your standard inkjet printing. It would definitely take a little longer to dry after printing before you'd want to do anything with it.

Switching to marker-specific paper made my ventures with makers of all types less frustrating! Ursula may have more and better insight.

Thanks for the tips! I've been practicing with the Pitts on a coloring book in the Vive Le Color! line. Paper is a bit thicker, and very smooth. Seems to soak up the ink fairly quickly, but at least it doesn't bleed.

You're welcome! Paper that soaks up quickly doesn't allow for good blending effects and tends to "streak," but having the colors stay where you put them is nice!

I've noticed different effects with different paper. Try doing the same things on a variety of papers to see how it works for you. Some inks also behave a bit differently. Some seem thinner, some thicker. I'm trying out my new brush pens. It's a very different feel when you have a flexible tip. I like it so far, but I'm having trouble with keeping lines even. I need more practice. I've always been a lot less comfortable with ink than I am with pencil.

My goodness, what lovely coloring you've done!

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