A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Ana ordered 2 sets of Archer and Olive Acrylograph Pens. She reviewed the Warm Fall Color palette here. Today I get to review the Cool Fall Palette.
I should start by saying that my speciality is needle arts, so I know next to nothing about paint pens. This is a set of 10 water based acrylic markers – 8 colors (Cool Fall), plus a white pen and a “blending pen.” While I’m a bit of a dunce at figuring out how to blend (and it looks like Ana didn’t have a lot of success) I did have fun seeing what the colors are.
They don’t come named, but I think they correspond to all the colors of fall leaves – red and orange, green and brown. And there are a few cool blues thrown in there for good measure. In fact, the collection reminds me quite a bit of a crocheted blanket I made last year in an autumn palette.
While these markers worked just fine on my Maruman Mnemosyne paper, I also tried them on black and kraft paper in my Night Sky journal (also from Archer & Olive) with mixed success. Some colors showed up super brightly, while others were paler. Maybe I didn’t press hard enough on the tip to get enough ink flow?
I would say these pens were a middling success, but they were fun to try out!
DISCLAIMER: Some items included in this review were provided free of charge by JetPens for the purpose of review. The Acrylograph pens were purchased with Ana’s own funds, and Laura purchased the Night Sky Journal with her own funds. Please see the About page for more details.
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Is that a temperature blanket? (it’s lovely)
It’s not but it does look a bit like it. The pattern is from Lucy of Attic24 (https://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/woodland-blanket.html)
What do the tips of the pens look like? I don't think these are my cup of tea, but that blanket! It's just gorgeous. The tones are lovely and the way the colours flow from the cool to warm makes me feel as if Autumn were coming in like a tide. You have such a gift.
They look like felt tip markers.
I’ve been tempted to try these out and I love the fall colors. But I’m not great at blending. We’ll see!
Neither Laura or I had very good results trying to blend the colors either but the marker colors are pretty and can be layered when dry.