Schpirerr Farben Colored Pencils – A Review

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share today’s video with you because I found an affordable oil based colored pencil option!! I have tested a new to me brand – Schpirerr Farben – colored pencils for a few months now and I am finally ready to let you know my opinion on them. Before I start the review I do want to mention that these pencils were bought by me with my own money, this is NOT a sponsored review! With that, you can watch the review below!


Let’s do an overview of these pencils first.

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Here’s a look at the full set of 72 pencils and a closer look at each individual tray and the color selection offered!

One little perk you get with these pencils is a free downloadable swatch sheet from the Schpirerr Farben website. You can find it HERE. I LOVE this so I don’t have to make my own and if I happen to have some spillage. There’s also a color scheme sheet. You can find it HERE.

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These pencils are a standard size with a 3.3 mm lead size. Also, that lead is an oil based lead instead of wax based.

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Each pencil comes labeled with a number and color name for easy recognition! This is a major PLUS in my book, especially when you love swatch sheets as much as I do.

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Now that I’ve done the overview let’s get into how these work. To see me color with them, be sure to watch the video above! But let me say, I have colored with these quite a few times. In the video above I use ONLY the pencils and they blend nicely without a lot of time and effort. But, I have used these with my OMS/Gamsol and blending stumps and these blend out BEAUTIFULLY!! However, one point I want to mention, there is a smell. I didn’t notice it when I just used the pencils, but when I started blending with the OMS I could really smell it. You should be using OMS in a well ventilated area anyway, so just be sure to follow those rules! It didn’t cause a migraine for me (which is super easy to do), but just a little heads up!!

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Colored pencils are what I reach for when I want to color on different mediums and also different colors of card stock. I wanted to be sure to test these pencils on both kraft and black card stock to see exactly how they performed.

On black cardstock, I wasn’t impressed. I felt like the pencils were still a bit transparent and just didn’t give enough coverage. However, if you want a bit of a transparent look then these pencils would be perfect!

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On kraft card stock these worked great! They didn’t look nearly as transparent on the kraft paper. I do want to mention that the ink I used to stamp on both the kraft and black card stock is the new Staz On Pigment Ink in Snowflake. Find more about those inks HERE!

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Onto pros and cons of these pencils

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So would I recommend these pencils? ABSOLUTELY! Especially if you want to try an oil based colored pencil, these come at a great price point. And they aren’t just “cheap” they work GREAT! I also love that these are available on Amazon, especially because I can get Prime shipping for free!! And just a little reminder, I bought these myself because I wanted to try them and I have continued to use them and will keep using them!

If you want to try these pencils, too, you can find them HERE!

 


 

I hope you all enjoyed today’s review and until next time, happy crafting!!

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