It’s no secret – we LOVE anything NEON.
Eh, we’re pretty happy to admit that it’s probably from being a child of the 80’s (and early 90’s) that we find anything neon just so. darn. fun!
I have shared some of my favorite neon products before but, we have some new pastels in the sweet ‘house’ that I think are worth sharing too!
You’ve seen these colored pencils, right?
The brand is ‘Kol-I-Noor’ and they run about $4.00 for the 6 pack. They are bright and pretty NEON. (some colors are more neon than others – but, it’s worth buying for the 4 BRIGHT neon colors)
Today I’m also showing you the Niji Oil Pastel pack that I just picked up. I believe they ran about $3.75 for the 6 pack and I can tell you that each of these are as NEON as you can get. A really great bang for your buck! AND, lucky enough, the colored pencils match these oils perfectly! (the colors that are the same in both packs – they have some differing colors that don’t match – but, again – worth it for the 4 (or 5) that do match!)
I made this really great background using the chevron in the ‘Kiss Me’ set. I finished off the card with the banner from ‘Chalkboard Sign’ and the sentiment from ‘Eye Love’
I made a quick video showing you how easy using oil pastels can be! Don’t let art supplies intimidate you – it’s ok if you’ve never taken a single formal art class in your life – not sure what something is?! GOOGLE it! Don’t let snooty retail artsy people at your favorite art store intimidate you from buying something that you think you’d love to try!
I have taken my fair share of professional classes – and those people behind the counter at my favorite local art store intimidate me! (somehow I always feel like I’m not ‘artsy’ enough or something — then I remind myself – NICOLE, you actually make a living off your art – which is more than most can say! lol — yep, that’s my art store pep talk …. make sure to give yourself one and – print out your coupons – and go buy! (at least these $3 oil pastels … you’ll LOVE them!)
Thanks for dropping in today and watching the video! We LOVE making videos and it’s our (half year) resolution to start making them more often!