MY TIKTOK OBSESSION
So, lately I’ve kind become a bit obsessed with TikTok – mainly the BookTok side of the app. I’ve gotten pretty obsessed with the fantasy and sci-fi section specifically but needless to say – while perusing through my usual BookTok content – I stumbled upon a watercolor video that I have to say peeked my interest.
HOW I FOUND THE ERASABLE PEN
In this video – an artist who goes by the username wolfcatworkshop – I’ll make sure to link the TikTok video as well as his Youtube channel below. He made an entire painting with this erasable pen.
So after watching the video – I did what any normal person would do – immediate go to their computer find the item used in said video and click the purchase button as quickly as possible.
LET THE TESTING COMMENCE…
After waiting for about a week – the item finally arrived at my doorstep and was promptly opened ignorer to commence testing.
TEST ONE: ERASABILITY WITH HEAT GUN
So the first thing I wanted to test was how well this thing erased – especially with a heat gun as shown in the TikTok video.
RESULTS: I think the results speak for themselves – with a quick blast of heat the ink disappeared with little to no effort.
TEST TWO: ERASABILITY WHEN PAINTED OVER
The next thing I wanted to test was how well this ink erased after being painted over.
RESULTS: And it still erased really well. I will say the pen does leave indentations or scoring on the paper so there are these microscopic lines or indentations when you erase the ink but nothing too visible. In reality you would see these from your pencil marks anyway – so it’s not that big of a deal. But do be aware there will be slight indentations on the paper – after you erase the ink – which actually you could probably use as a texture technique in your paintings. One idea that popped in my head is like bark for trees – when you score the paper to allow the paint to flow into those grooves and create darker lines naturally. So something to keep in mind.
TEST THREE: ERASABLE PEN IN A PROJECT:
The last thing I wanted to test is this erasable pen in an actually project. SO I wanted to create this easy abstract basically triangle pattern – and then paint multiple layers over and over again on top of this ink and see if the ink bleed over time or smudged or even became more difficult to remove after laying down I would say over 8 to 10 layers of watercolor glazes.
RESULTS: And for the dramatic reveal… As you can see it worked. No smudges or blurring and it erased just fine even after all the layers I placed over it. So – yeah – this was a fun product to test out!
So thanks WolfCatWorkshop for sharing this little gem I will be using this in the future – especially for illustrations where I want the paint to shine more than my line work.
So yeah – that’s my findings. I hope you enjoyed this little post 😃
supplies used in video
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Looking back -it’s hard to believe this shy and quiet girl went on a whim to upload her first video to YouTube. I honestly didn’t think I’d get a lot of views and just wanted to share my artistic journey during a rough time in my life. Fast-forward to when I’m writing this – that small little channel has over 9.4 million views and a community that is beyond supportive. It’s crazy to reflect back and think what started out as a weekend hobby soon developed into my full-time job. At the moment, I have over 180 videos on my Youtube channel and 15 full-length watercolor courses on my own teaching site plus more to come! It’s really remarkable how much can change in such a short time. Currently, I live in South Carolina with