Saturday, 21 October 2017

Get Arty and Crafty with John Adams Craft Club ft. Pixelo Neon Kit


Have you heard? John Adams has launched their craft club on Facebook - JA Craft Club, which will feature craft tips/ ideas, competitions, reviews and more! It'll be the perfect place to get great crafting inspirations (their latest one is a video on how to craft with pumpkins for Halloween, and it's not just by carving them!), win some crafty prizes, and learn more about craft products before you buy them.

To celebrate the launch, we are invited to review some of John Adams newest and best craft products. First up is their Pixelo Neon kit, which gives drawings a very arty effect in a much easier and fun way!


John Adams Craft Club Facebook page, John Adams Pixelo Neon kit, dotting art effect using Pixelo pen

John Adams Pixelo Neon Kit (RRP £18.99, suitable for 6 years+) comes with a Pixelo pen (requires 1 AAA battery), 7 markers in neon colours, 10 colouring sheets and instructions.

To attach a marker to the Pixelo, simply remove the cap of the marker and push it (while avoiding pressing on the tip) all the way into the Pixelo until it can't go further. There is resistance in the middle, just push it all the way in until you only see the tip of the marker (see video and pictures below).

There is an on/ off button on the Pixelo pen and when it's turned on (you don't have to press and hold, which is a relief!), it will move up and down like in the following video:


When you gently place the tip of the marker on a paper (don't press too hard or it will ruin the marker tip), it will create lots of dots. Simply move the Pixelo around the paper to fill an area. The longer you hover over one area, the more dense it gets, so you can easily create a shading effect (less dots on lighter area and more in shadowed area) for your art, even with just dots! Just make sure you keep moving or it might eventually dissolve a hole into the paper!

You can hold the Pixelo pen straight up or slanted to create different effects too:

John Adams Craft Club Facebook page, John Adams Pixelo Neon kit, dotting art effect using Pixelo pen

With 7 neon colours (black, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue and green) and the 10 colouring sheets included in the kit, you can dot some really pretty pictures:

John Adams Craft Club Facebook page, John Adams Pixelo Neon kit, dotting art effect using Pixelo pen

You can also colour in certain parts or draw your own pictures to accompany the dotty effect of course. I also tried mixing 2 colours in the same area.


John Adams Craft Club Facebook page, John Adams Pixelo Neon kit, dotting art effect using Pixelo pen

The kids had fun having their go as well, it's so easy. Just make sure that you don't stay on the same spot too long, and don't press the marker down too hard, and you'll be creating some impressive artwork in no time.

You will probably need a Pixelo pen for each child though, as Abby was a bit sad that she had to wait for Clay to finish! Or you can use this opportunity to teach the kids to take turn, and find some other crafty fun with John Adams instead while waiting for the Pixelo pen.

Stay tuned if you want to find out what we think of John Adams' Blopens Glitter Studio and eZee Beads 3D Mini Scenes!

Don't forget to join John Adams Crafts Club for other fun and prizes too!