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Video: More On the Clean Color Real Brush Pens + GIVEAWAY

Hi! After sharing my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen videos the other day, I received a lot of questions… so I decided to create another. I hope it is helpful!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

As I mentioned, this is my third info video on the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens… intended to answer many questions I have received. The first gives a basic intro to the pens (HERE) and the second shows 6 ways to use them (HERE). Be sure to check those out if you have not already. (And by the way – as always – I was not paid or asked to do these videos. I just truly like the product.)

In the video, I also mentioned that I store my pens in a handy, inexpensive container that is 6″x6″x6″ and can stored vertically or horizontally. I am so glad to be able to grab them and go!

Using a small hole punch, I created a dot of the color to adhere to the pen’s cap. I finished it off with a coat of Glossy Accents. This color coding makes it SO much easier for me to find the color I want. (WARNING: I heard someone mentioned that adding the Glossy Accents on top of the color dots actually changed the color of the dot. You may want to test first!)

COLORS

I purchased all 80 of the colors available so that you can get a closer look at the colors. (Scroll down for the free ink swatch download.) Please know that you don’t need all 80. (Unless, of course, you think you will use them a lot, lol. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth. These bad boys are even going on vacation with me in a few weeks!) You can get a handful of colors and mix and blend to form new colors. (Click to make bigger.)

The colors I reach for most often are: 200, 021, 025, 020, 052, 050, 041, 045, 302, 036, 031, 042, 030, 080, 082, 090, 091, 071, 064, 062.

INK SWATCH DOWNLOAD

If you would like to create ink swatches like I share here, you can download THIS file. Just print it on watercolor paper (or whatever paper you prefer), add the color and trim them down.

SOURCES + COST

There are a few places you can get the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Keep in mind – there is a high demand for them right now, so they are out of stock at many stores. Stores are waiting on the manufacturers to get them more.

  • Simon Says Stamp has packs and individual markers coming soon – very soon!
  • Ellen Hutson has packs and all individual markers.
  • Amazon has several packs. The pricing on their packs is lower than other stores because I believe they are coming direct from the manufacturer… from Japan. Shipping will take some time and the prices will flux based on demand.
  • Dick Blick (a wonderful online art store) has some packs and some of the individual markers.
  • Hallmark Scrapbook and Crafts also has a few of the packs. I have not personally ordered from them but have talked a lot with the owner and they seem wonderful and supportive of the industry. I have also spoke with many of my readers who have had great experiences with them.
  • There are a few other online art and marker stores that sell them individually. Be careful – I just had a bad experience with one. I recommend the ones I mentioned here. πŸ™‚

These markers are a little more than $3 a piece. This is much less than a Copic Marker, but more than many watercolor markers. Keep in mind that these markers can be used in mutiple ways to get multiple looks. Therefore, I feel the price is good. Purchasing the pens in packs helps keep the cost down a bit.

PACKS

Many people have asked which colors are included in each pack. Here is a list. Keep in mind that there are 80 colors available, but the biggest pack is 60. The remaining 20 need to be purchased individually if you want them all. (Click store abbreviations next to the product name for links to products – Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), Dick Blick (DB).)

  • 4 pack – pale (DB): 21 Light Carmine, 036 Light Blue, 052 Bright Yellow, 081 Light Purple
  • 4 pack – pop (DB): 025 Pink, 031 Cobalt Blue, 041 Light Green, 051 Lemon Yellow
  • 4 pack – pure (DB): 022 Carmine Red, 030 Blue, 040 Green, 050 Yellow
  • 4 pack – deep (DB): 027 Dark Pink, 035 Deep Blue, 043 Olive Green, 061 Light Brown
  • 6 pack (DB): 010 Black, 082 Purple, 022 Carmine Red, 032 Persian Blue, 040 Green, 052 Bright Yellow
  • 12 pack (SSS | EH | AZ | DB): 010 Black, 022 Carmine Red, 025 Pink, 030 Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 041 Light Green, 040 Green, 050 Yellow, 060 Brown, 070 Orange, 081 Light Violet, 091 Light Gray
  • 24 pack (EH | AZ): 010 Black, 022 Carmine Red, 025 Pink, 026 Light Pink, 030 Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 041 Light Green, 040 Green, 043 Olive Green, 044 Deep Green, 045 Pale Green, 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 060 Brown, 062 Dark Brown, 070 Orange, 071 Flesh Color, 072 Beige, 080 Violet, 081 Light Violet, 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray, 092 Blue Gray,
  • 36 pack (EH | AZ): 010 Black, 021 Light Carmine, 022 Carmine Red, 025 Pink, 026 Light Pink, 030 Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 041 Light Green, 040 Green, 043 Olive Green, 044 Deep Green, 045 Pale Green, 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 060 Brown, 062 Dark Brown, 070 Orange, 071 Flesh Color, 072 Beige, 080 Violet, 081 Light Violet, 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray, 092 Blue Gray, 028 Pale Pink, 035 Deep Blue, 046 Mid Green, 047 May Green, 064 Oatmeal, 065 Mid Brown, 067 Mustard, 093 Green Gray, 094 Gray Brown, 095 Dark Gray, 096 Mid Gray
  • 48 pack (SSS | EH | AZ): 010 Black, 021 Light Carmine, 022 Carmine Red, 025 Pink, 026 Light Pink, 030 Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 041 Light Green, 040 Green, 043 Olive Green, 044 Deep Green, 045 Pale Green, 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 060 Brown, 062 Dark Brown, 070 Orange, 071 Flesh Color, 072 Beige, 080 Violet, 081 Light Violet, 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray, 092 Blue Gray, 028 Pale Pink, 035 Deep Blue, 046 Mid Green, 047 May Green, 064 Oatmeal, 065 Mid Brown, 067 Mustard, 093 Green Gray, 094 Gray Brown, 095 Dark Gray, 096 Mid Gray, 024 Wine Red, 023 Scarlet Red, 036 Light Blue, 037 Cornflour Blue, 038 Peacock Blue, 042 Turquoise Green, 051 Lemon Yellow, 061 Light Brown, 063 Ochre, 066 Dark Oatmeal, 082 Purple, 083 Lilac
  • 60 pack (SSS | EH | AZ): 010 Black, 021 Light Carmine, 022 Carmine Red, 025 Pink, 026 Light Pink, 030 Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 041 Light Green, 040 Green, 043 Olive Green, 044 Deep Green, 045 Pale Green, 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 060 Brown, 062 Dark Brown, 070 Orange, 071 Flesh Color, 072 Beige, 080 Violet, 081 Light Violet, 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray, 092 Blue Gray, 028 Pale Pink, 035 Deep Blue, 046 Mid Green, 047 May Green, 064 Oatmeal, 065 Mid Brown, 067 Mustard, 093 Green Gray, 094 Gray Brown, 095 Dark Gray, 096 Mid Gray, 024 Wine Red, 023 Scarlet Red, 036 Light Blue, 037 Cornflour Blue, 038 Peacock Blue, 042 Turquoise Green, 051 Lemon Yellow, 061 Light Brown, 063 Ochre, 066 Dark Oatmeal, 082 Purple, 083 Lilac, 001 Fl. Yellow, 002 Fl. Orange, 003 Fl. Pink, 004 Fl. Green, 020 Red, 027 Dark Pink, 029 Geranium Red, 033 Persian Green, 034 Dull Blue, 048 Emerald Green, 053 Yellow Green, 084 Deep Violet
  • Remaining 20 – Available individually and not in packs (SSS | EH | DB): 200 Sugared Almond Pink, 220 Tea Rose, 202 Peach Pink, 222 Pink Flamingo, 230 Pale Rose, 260 Deep Red, 049 Green Shadow, 400 Marine Green, 303 Shadow Mauve, 302 Haze Blue, 803 English Lavender, 068 Deep Brown, 075 Brick Beige, 098 Pale Dawn Gray, 069 Blush, 900 Warm Gray 2, 901 Gray Tint, 097 Pale Gray, 099 Cool Gray 1, 902 Natural Gray

GIVEAWAY

I bought an extra 12 pack of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to give to a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/31/15 telling me if you prefer watercolor or other forms of coloring. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), Dick Blick (DB), etc.

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1,336 thoughts on “Video: More On the Clean Color Real Brush Pens + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I am in love with the Zig watercolor brushes! I have promarkers which I do like and some of the distress markers as well as some of the SU markers. But these new Zig’s are my favorite!
    Hugs

  2. Thank you so much for these videos. They have been so informative and so helpful. I love the new Zig Clean Color watercolor pens. Love watercolor. Copecs are out of my budget.

  3. I love watercoloring…but I also really enjoy many other mediums also….everything is fun when you are crafting and creating…thanks Jennifer!!!!

  4. Thank for all this information on the zig pens. I was searching on Amazon and found these pens: Kuretake ZIG clean color 36 color set TC-6600/36V (japan import). Do you think they are the same? The price is significantly less.

  5. I purchased these zig pens and I really really like them. I first saw them at a stamp convention. Thank you for your videos. They really helped me to get learn the pens and the many ways they can be used.
    I am curious is there some reason why the markers could not be stored with the bottoms
    facing outward? I like you storage but noticed that you made color dots for the tops.

  6. Thank you so much for your videos. I have learned so much, and I am ready to make the investment. Actually I love all your videos, thank you so much for sharing all this, specially for sharing your talent

  7. I am in love with these Zig Clean Color Real Bush Markers!! You make them look so easy to use and I love that!! Thanks so much for all of your great videos!!

  8. Jennifer,
    You are so generous to spend all this time preparing and sharing the info on the markers. The download looks incredible. I value your honesty and integrity. Thanks so much.

    Gail

  9. I bought these with a birthday gift card without really knowing what to do with them. They arrived yesterday. Now I’ve sat and watched 3 of your videos and feel happy with my gift. ha ha! Thanks as always for sharing all the info with us!

  10. I couldn’t find more informative and structured review of these markers anywhere on the internet. So helpful! Thank you very much!
    (Greetings from Russia)

  11. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for all of the great info.
    When I download the Zig Clean Color marker swatch pages, they don’t look like the ones in your video. Is anyone else having this problem?

  12. Clearly, I am WAY behind everyone else in accumulating these newer (more expensive) products like Copic & Clean Color Pens but I am getting there. LOL I am trying to learn how to use Copics but right now my collection is still very small. Also I am trying to learn watercolor techniques and hoping to do more on my cards.
    BTW, I tried to download the file for the Zig color swatches but was unable to do so. Said there was an error and it could not be found? I tried a # of times. Is it not still available for downloading?

  13. I just downloaded your template for the Zig color Swatches. Thank you so much for doing this. I love your work and I appreciate all the techniques and videos you are willing to spend your time on and share with us. Blessings to you.

  14. I haven’t tried these yet i see so much creativity and it so beautiful. i have invested a lot in my copic markers un- decided

  15. I have been looking for a great watercolor way of coloring. I would love to give this a try. I’ve tried watercolor pencils, waterbased markers. and marker scribbles onto a pallet and spread with a paint brush. All are troublesome as most are not very vibrant without layering layering layering. Like I said, I am so ready for something that works for me. What I have tried makes me feel so NOT artistic. I watch video after video but without the product to practice, I am no where.

  16. Thank you SO much for taking the time to do videos on the Zig watercolor markers! I was on the fence about them because I have the distress markers, but am ready to take the plunge! !LOL! ! I’m thinking that I’ll have better luck with my watercoloring. Again, thanks for ALL the AWESOME videos. I enjoy and learn SO much from them πŸ™‚

  17. These water color brushes are the best! I have little control of my hands but these brushes make everything look wonderful and intentional. My best work has been done in 3 colors. The pens are too expensive for me to buy sets at a time. But what I have produced I’ve absolutely loved! I hope that one day I’ll win something to expand my art space I hope it’s this! Thanks for the awesome ideas too they are so great! πŸ˜ƒ

  18. I have some color pencils and some Copics. I watch these videos to see what is out there, so thank you. And thanks for doing the give-away.

  19. Can these Zig Clean Color pens be stored horizontal with the brush point down – in which case you wouldn’t need to make colored dots for the tops of the pens? Thanks for your detailed info on these great pens!

    Colleen

  20. Thanks for the videos on the Zig Clean markers. I didn’t even know they existed. With so many marker choices out there it is hard to know what to get for what.

  21. Hi Jennifer,
    Just a quick note to say thank you for the ink swatch stencils. Love it! Will make my momma happy tonight πŸ˜‰
    Regards,
    Ilona

  22. I’ve been using tomboy markers for years for watercolour. I’ve tried others but keep going back to them. I would really like to try the zigs. The blending capability seems to be fantastic. Your videos give me a good overall view of the product. Thank you πŸ˜‰

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