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sassybird
09-16-2000, 06:12 PM
Just a little update on the Aqua Monlith woodless watercolor pencils. I am havine a wonderful time experimenting with them. They go down well dry and blend nicely with a wet brush without showing the lines from putting the color down. Wet they work in a unique way from other watercolor pencils, because they go down creamy on the wet paper and look almost as though a liner brush was used.
I have also sharpened them and used the shavings to scatter across the paper both wet and dry. When I put them on dry paper I spritz them with some water and then brush away the excess when it dries. The resulting effects are very nice. This is the best investment I have made in supplies in a long time.

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sass

Lady Artist
09-16-2000, 09:20 PM
Well, Sassybird, you went forward with your new "toy" and I went "backwards" with mine today -- adding "crayons" to my watercolor! LOL!

arlene
09-17-2000, 07:25 PM
I never heard of these. Who carries them? Sounds like a toy I'd like.

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sassybird
09-18-2000, 12:35 AM
Arlene,
They are carried by Daniel Smith. I am sure you have done business with them before, but just in case you can find them at www.danielsmith.com (http://www.danielsmith.com)
The Aqua Monolith are made by Cretacolor out of Austria. I bought the 72 pc set, but Malarkey told me that she saw an offer for the 12 pc set for $10. That is a very good deal.

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sass

oleCC
09-18-2000, 05:50 AM
I wanna try these too Sass...they sound like something I could get a lot of use out of.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

Lady Artist
09-18-2000, 07:34 AM
Sassybird, I have a set of watercolor pencils (24 colors) called Karat Aquarell by Staedtler (made in Germany).

Too chicken to try them! You've given me a nudge! :-)

However, they aren't "woodless". I'll get a smaller coverage area. Might be slow-going if I do anything larger than 4"x5". Chuckle.



[This message has been edited by Lady Artist (edited September 18, 2000).]

ameliajordan
09-18-2000, 10:40 AM
I've been wanting to try these and think your note will push me over the edge to get some. Thanks

sassybird
09-19-2000, 04:21 AM
I don't think anyone will be disappointed that decides to try these. I am happy as a clam ;o) If nothing else the $10 set that Malarkey saw advertized in a magazine would be the way to go to try them out.

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sass

Dennis
09-20-2000, 12:02 AM
Could we get more info on the $10 starter set? Like where can one obtain them. Thanks, Dennis

sassybird
09-20-2000, 05:20 PM
Dennis, I believe that Malarkey saw them in Artist Magazine, this months edition, maybe last months. I am going to talk to her about scanning and emailing the offer out to anyone interested.

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sass