I’m very excited to tell you about a new product release called Stampin’ Blends. Starting November 1 you will be able to order these fabulous Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers.
Familiar with Copic or Spectrum Noir markers? Well these are Stampin’ Up!’s version using their colour family.
- These high quality markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours, each with a light and dark shade allowing for wonderful blending options.
- They are square shaped so they don’t roll around or off your table.
- There are two tips for all purpose colouring.
- The colour lifter maker is used to erase those little ‘going outside the line’ accidents as well as to lighten areas to create highlights.
- The ivory and bronze markers are designed to create a diverse range of skin tones.
Now you may ask yourself, why would I want more colouring tools? I already have the inks, Stampin’ Write water based markers, watercolour pencils ….. Well, each of these have their unique properties and individual uses.
What is an Alcohol Marker? give me the technical jargon
Or maybe not – jump to the the next heading.
This type of marker contains alcohol and dye ink. The alcohol, which evaporates after application, floats the dye ink onto the paper, reducing coloring lines.
You have probably noticed that when you color on regular card stock
with a water-based marker, such as the Stampin’ Write markers, within about 7 seconds of coloring in the
same area, the paper will begin to deteriorate and tear apart. If you
looked at a piece of paper under a microscope, you would find that paper
is made up of fibers. As the water-based product is applied to paper,
it actually fills the individual fibers with liquid. When they become
saturated, they burst, causing the tearing effect.
Alcohol-based markers do not fill the fibers with liquid. Instead,
the ink and fluid in an alcohol-based marker sits on the surface of the
paper fibers. Instead of soaking in, this type of marker soaks through.
The Brochure, Video and a Class
Check out the brochure here to see the specifications and details on ordering options.
I am teaching a class on November 19 to show you various colouring and blending techniques. For details and to RSVP, visit my Events page. And there’s an opportunity to get the class for free.
Enjoy the following video to get a live glimpse of this new product.
I hope you will join me in the fun and experiential class. If the date doesn’t work for you I’m open to hosting another class, just let me know your availability. Any questions about the product, don’t hesitate getting in touch with me.