Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

Jetpens review (+ six wreath doodle ideas!)

Hey everyone! I am starting a stationery review series here on surely simple so be prepared to see a lot of cool stationery and fun art experiments! Let’s start with a set of supplies Jetpens sent me a while ago. There’s actually a little story attached to it!

First, let’s see what Jetpens sent me…

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

Gansai Tambi paints

Zebra Fude Brush pens

Royal and Langnicket brush

Such a sweet set of supplies to make some art! So here’s my funny story…(well, atleast I think it’s funny. Or uncanny, to say the least.)

For many years, I have always wanted to own a set of gansai tambi paints. And I could never find it anywhere. When I tried to buy it online, the paints were out of stock on Amazon everytime for some weird reason. Once I got to ordering it, but somehow the order got cancelled by Amazon and.. basically I never got it. So I got a little tired of the whole expedition (haha) and I just forgot about the whole thing. Then, one day Elaine and Lily from Jetpens contacted me and said they were sending me a bunch of supplies- they didn’t specify which ones. So, I was so thrilled to see it – a set of Gansai tambi paints!

Now, coming to the brush pens- again, I am constantly on the search for a thin tipped brush pen (some others I have found are here and here) but they are elusive (you’ll know if you collect brush pens)- so these brush pens were again, such a sweet surprise!

And what about the royal and langnickel brush? Well, I’m collecting those too, and now I have..two (including this one for jetpens!) So, happy about that 🙂

Let’s talk about the review part now-

GANSAI TAMBI PAINTS

These Zig Gansai Tambi paints are really good. I mean, really nice. Here’s a little painting I made to include the colors- a swatch chart, with some balloons! The 12- set is a pretty versatile paint set- I shall do some paint mixing later, that reminds me!- it has potential to create a lot of different shades and tones. My favourite is the red one. Gansai Tambi paints are rather creamy so I would recommend this for a watercolorist who has prior experience with watercolours. You need to know how to maintain the water and paint consistency otherwise you may end up wasting a lot of the paint. Also, if I had to list something I would like about this set to be improved- I think if it had a mixing palette attached to it, that would be helpful. Small point, however this is easily rectified by using your own palette or a flat plate you may have at home! 

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

ZEBRA FUDE BRUSH PENS

These Zebra fude brush pens are so cute and good quality too. No fraying of the tips (I’ve used them quite intensively) and the ink is great! I like how they all come in bright colors- great for making a regular note fancy (especially if you’re like me and you like to practice calligraphy everyday!) and perfect for a calligraphy commission! Not to mention, they can also be used for doodling. 

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

ROYAL AND LANGNICKEL BRUSH

This brush is great for painting florals, I must say. (That’s currently what I’m doing now, haha). Highly recommend to get more sizes and brush types- this one’s on my collection of ‘brushes to own one day’.

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

Also, here are 6 wreath doodling ideas! Made with the fude brush pen (my favourite color to doodle is black, of course)

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

Jetpens review (+ a funny story!) via Surelysimple.com

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