A Brushmarker is a pen (well done Amelia…) with a brush tip (really…) the ones I have are made by a brand called Winsor and Newton (they used to be Letraset but they were rebranded). Unfortunately they aren’t the cheapest markers, but fear not Amelia is here to save the day! I like to get mine from a store called Cass Art, not only can you get them in the UK but also for a great price.
The markers are alcohol based meaning that you can layer them without tearing up the paper like water based markers would. The pigmentation (colour quality) of the ink is spectacular, with just one coat of ink you can create a solid base with no white peeping through.
The markers are dual ended, one end being a brush nib the other being a chisel nib. Personally I prefer the brush end as it is way more fun and you can create a good variation of line weight. The barrel is nice and firm and has a sticker covering it with the colour name and colour number. E.G Maroon M544. The caps are shaped differently on both sides, the brush end having a pointy cap, and the chisel having a round, flat cap. This helps because you will quickly learn which end is for what. On the flat end there is a sticker with the colour number and it says brush underneath so that you know it is a Brushmarker. On the pointy side there is a tip sticking out to help stop your pens from rolling away.
There is another variation of this pen and that is the Promarker, it started off just being the Promarker and then later extended to Brushmarker too. I own a few Promarkers in the colours that aren’t available in the Brusmarker. Promarkers come in 148 colours and Brushmarkers come in 72. I own 31 coloured pens including Promarkers and I own one Brushmarker blender pen. Both types of marker also come in sets if you want to buy in bulk.
I have always wanted Copic markers (I have 5 pens and 1 liner) but they are very expensive and It is difficult afford them, however these markers are an amazing alternative, the only downside is that you can’t refill them.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! One of my Christmas pressies was an Instax mini 70 camera. This is a special type of camera that prints your photo as soon as it has been taken. I have the latest camera and mine is a matte white (Its called moon white on the packaging), one of my favourite things to do is take pictures and film things because I simply love photography so this was the perfect Christmas present. The camera has different modes including Selfie mode, there is a tiny mirror that you can look into as you do have to take the photo the old fashioned way by turning the camera to face you. The photos come out white at first but you have to let them build using the light of the room- this usually takes around 90 seconds.
There are a bunch of different settings, they are:
I tend to use selfie mode and normal mode the most but the others are cool too. Most people like to get these cameras because the photos look cool in other photos and so does the camera itself. These are great cameras and will teach a lot about photography as you have to get the photo right first time. The film is quite expensive so be careful! I hope this has inspired you to maybe think about purchasing this for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Click here to visit the official fujifilm website.
Thank you to all of the kind people who teamed up and bought this camera for me!