This or That Tuesday

It’s the last Tuesday of February.  Tell me how you liked playing This or That?  I’m going to tally all the comments and see if there were more This or That…I’ll report back Thursday so make sure you didn’t miss a post to comment on!

Today’s This or That are Watercolor Pencils or ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

I have both in my supply cabinet…one gets used a little more often than the other and if you’ve been following my blog for very long it will be an easy guess for you which I prefer.

I don’t know that it is actually a preference or just a lack of technique – I struggle with blending which is really a problem with both products.

Which do you prefer?

For the Love of Markers


One of the things that I love about Close to My Heart Products is the art of coordination.  The selection of Shin Han markers that we offer is no exception.

After a comment on Friday’s blog about “mixing so many colors to get the proper color is a little disturbing”  I decided that I needed to tell you that it’s really not hard.  It takes a little practice (all you have to do is watch a couple of you-tube videos and you’ll get some great tips).  Close to My Heart also provided this wonderful chart on their blog and recently updated it to include our new colors.

Coloring with our Shin Han markers is one of my favorite pasttimes.  I’m still practicing with our watercolors and although I love our watercolor pencils they don’t give me the vibrant hues of the markers.

Grab your markers and some white daisy cardstock and give the Shin Han markers a spin. It is super fun to see the colors transform and soon match the different Close to My Heart colors.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coloring Crazed Class


This card class will expand your love of coloring!

Learn about two techniques using your Shin Han Markers – Watercolor Scribble and Pointillism.  Class fee includes your choice of 4 Shin Han Alcohol Markers to use for coloring your cards.

  • Workshop Date:  Tuesday, June 28th
  • Times:  10 am or 6:30pm
  • Place:  Tracey’s Craft Coop
  • Cost:  $35
  • RSVP & Pay by June 5th



A Little ShinHan Fun

The challenge issued this week by Close to My Heart on Instagram at #jrlcreativechallenge was to use ShinHan Touch Twin markers.  Well, that wasn’t hard for me because I LOVE to color, but I wanted to do something a little different.

My upline had shared a handout using different techniques with the markers and Pointillism was what stuck.  This isn’t the true Pointillism technique, but it did give me a sense of doing something different.

What have you done with your markers?