Got any October birthdays coming up? How about packaging up some monsters to give them?

Clean Color Pen Tips

The new Monsters set from Avery Elle made me smile just looking at it – and I just had to color up these little guys! I also decided to attempt another background – and maybe answer a question about these Clean Color Pens that lots of folks have asked: Are my markers defective if they go on “dry”? Probably not, but it depends on the paper you’re using. If it’s textured, then a light touch with the markers will make the pen “skip” over the raised bumps on the surface of the paper. Try slower strokes, holding the pen more vertically, and press just a little bit harder. (Try each separately and see if just one works – I find that the “slow” tip works best for me.) To see more tips, watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

I hope my crazy background helped to explain a little more about how these pens work – and how you can repair an image with water, using an aquabrush or a brush with water and a paper towel.

And I might have neglected to mention I added fun water drops with Glossy Accents – it really adds to the crazy fun effect!

Sandy Allnock Clean Color Monster Card

The stamp set comes with a bunch of different sentiments to put on the box – so you can make this for a variety of occasions!

Periscope today…maybe!

I’m planning to do a Periscope broadcast today if I can – and will color something else from the Avery Elle release. The only thing possibly stopping me – I need to be practicing my Toastmasters speech, as I’m on a tour of all the local clubs so I can get feedback and improve the speech before I have to compete again next week! eeep! In case I’m able to do it, check my Periscope page HERE for the link to download the app….and watch Instagram and Twitter (as well as the app) to find out when it’s live! If not today, it’ll be tomorrow! Let me know in a comment which of the new release you think I ought to color up!


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