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JetPens Haul – Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens


Hi Everyone! Kristina here. Welcome to another
video at my YouTube channel. Today I’m going to be using this pen set. This is the Akashiya
Sai Water Color Brush pen set. I was given some credits from JetPens.com and I asked
on Facebook what you guys would like me to try out and this was one of the suggestions.
I’ve played with these a little bit before this video. Not a whole lot. Just testing
them out a little bit. So I thought I would play with them on camera and give you my thoughts.
So the pens or markers have a really fun detailed cap like this. The thing that’s really really
nice about these is that when you uncap them and go to cap them they go on okay and then
you have to really press down until it kind of snaps. It also will only fit back into
this tray if the cap is on completely. So that’s a really great feature to make sure
they don’t dry out. So, most of the time when I’m doing coloring on this YouTube channel
I’m showing you haw to color stamped images. So I thought I would try that out first. I’m
using the brown marker and I just added color to the areas on this image that would be the
darkest. Now I’m adding water and kind of painting that all in. This image in from Mama
Elephant. It’s from the Bear Hug’s stamp set. I’ve stamped the image in some waterproof
ink. This is StazOn JetBlack Ink. So that I can add water on top of it. The thing that
really stood out to me while I was coloring this image was that the color from the pen
or the marker stays very very vibrant. Unlike other water color mediums that tend to dry
back and they kind of fade as they dry this one stayed very intense the entire time I
was painting it and then even after it dried. I did attempt or try doing some coloring onto
a laminated piece of card stock, so it was a slick surface. I just colored that on there
and then pulled the color in from there. So you can see that bear in the top corner. That
is completely dry and I love that the color stayed vibrant and was very smooth. They’re
kind of really fun. I didn’t try a whole lot of mixing colors on an image, I did a little
bit on that flower, but I really loved that effect on that brown. So I think for the most
part what I’m going to be using these markers for is for writing. You can add a little bit
of water on top and kind of fade out the color around that writing and it gives you a different
effect. You can also color onto a slick surface and then pick up that other color with a different
color, which is what I did with these two blues here. I picked up the darker blue with
the lighter blue pen. So, I’m going to do a little saying here that says “do something
creative every day”. Of course as you can tell all of this is sped up, it’s not in real time.
This definitely takes a little bit longer, but I wanted to try using some different colors.
I really love the look that this gives. These markers just don’t have a felt tip brush tip
it’s an actual brush tip, like with bristles and things like that. So you to get that skip
on your letters or as your drawing which is really really cool. It really does look like
you’re using an actual brush that you’re dipping into ink or into paint. The thing that is
also really cool is that because this ink kind of reactivates or actives with water
you can go over your letters with a water color brush and kind of get some different
variations and color. So that is what I’m doing here. I’m smoothing things out. I think
it gives it a real water color look. It looks like I’ve actually used water color paints
to write that quote. So I’m doing that thing here with that I showed you earlier with the
blues where I added some purple to this pink pen and then as I draw and write it pulls
the purple out and you get a gradient look. I think it looks really really cool. It’s
particularly fun when you’re writing out words or small sentiments like this. I thought I
would just pick up some of that color and paint it on with a regular paint brush so
the last thing I’m going to show you guys is the alphabet. I’m just going to write out
A to Z really quick. Just really casual. This isn’t anything in particular. I just thought
it would be fun to do the alphabet all together and show you guys what it looks like after
I add a little bit of water to it to smooth out all of those skipped edges with the brush.
I think the brush gives a really cool look. But you do want to have a little bit more
color and make it look more like a water colorey, you can add water to these. I think it looks
really really neat. So the thing that’s really different about these pens in comparison to
like Distress Markers or Tombow Markers is the tip. It’s an actual bristle brush tip.
It’s really really neat. I also feel like the ink color kind of stays on the surface
of the paper a little bit longer. So you get a little bit more variation in color when
you start to add water. I think it’s a really cool set. Kind of fun. It would be great for
travel. If you wanted to travel and want to add some water color to your kind of on the
go painting kit. So there is the Akashiya Sai, I think that’s how you say it, Watercolor
Brush Pen set. Hope you guys enjoyed. I will see you guys on Monday for a new Make a Card
Monday video. Thanks for watching.

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100 thoughts on “JetPens Haul – Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens

  1. Are these pens expensive? Where can I purchase them?   I love how the bear looked shaded.  Doing that with Copics or other markers would require 3 different colors and much more work from what I can tell.  Jealous of your handwriting.

  2. Thanks for posting a video using these pens. I actually own them and had no idea what to do with them! P.S. Your penmanship/cursive is ridiculously beautiful.

  3. I am truly AMAZED by your writing, I LOVE your handwriting!!!!!!!!!!! I would LOVE to have your writing any day!!!

  4. Hi! I´m from Brazil and just received these pens as a gift from my boyfriend. I thought they were normal colored pens and just found this video teaching how to use them. Wow!! It looks sooooo great!! Now I´ll be able to use them properly. Thanks for the video! 🙂

  5. can these be used as regular markers too? i like to draw manga and am looking for some good markers for a decent price, i dont paint so if these are just for painting and that kind of stuff it wont be useful to me.Also, do they leak?  sorry if i dont make sense

  6. when you mix/blend the ink, does the tip of the pens get stained with the 2nd ink you are blending with?

  7. I really like the ombre with these pens, but do you think it's possible to do ombre with two different colors? Like purple to green, would that work?

  8. the whole thing where you wrote with the waterbrushes and then blended the pigment to create a "shadow": do you think that you could create a similar effect with the sakura koi field watercolour palette? I really like both items but I would rather get one over the other since the AUD exchange rate to USD isn't the best, and figured the koi field palette would be more versatile.

  9. I'm grateful you did this comparison Kristen , those Zigs are way to expensive for me so this is a great option.

  10. I love your videos! I have been totally obsessed with them!
    Can you show us all of your watercolor markers or watercolor mediums?

  11. So… you can actually use water!
    I did not know that. The effects are super smooth: the transitions, the color mixes. You make it look so easy.
    Thank you.

  12. Thanks for showing us some mixed examples. I saw a different brand of these pop up in my local art store and was curious about how they might work before buying them myself. Great work! 😀

  13. Thanks for the cool review! Ive bought myself 4 different akashiya sai brush pens and i didnt even know it was water-soluble! im so excited to use these more.

  14. Do you think you could send me the "do something creative everyday" paper you did? I would love to hang it up in my room! I am thinking about getting these markers too 🙂 but I can't write like that

  15. How much will they bleed through on regular paper? I thought about getting these for my bullet journal but I'm afraid they will bleed through 🙂

  16. I just got mine today! 💕 It’s lovely, I bought a set to try it for myself after watching your review thank you so much 🙏🏼

  17. I got a set of water color pens from amazon that my mom bought me for my birthday, but seeing this, I realize that my mom got scammed into buying a fake set.

  18. Do you know the name for your penmanship/calligraphy style? I have see it often before. Is there a tutorial you can recommend for this type of calligraphy?

  19. Btw u can get these same pens on amazon for way cheaper. Theyre literally the same, and come with a blending water pen. Called ohuhu 20 watercolor brush pes.

  20. Not sure if you were aware of this or not, but a company is using part of this video to sell a different product on Amazon. It's currently being used for an Amazon giveaway. "21 Brush Pens by ARTADEMY"

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