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New Product Playtime/Review + New Blog Post Schedule

Hello everyone! This week is pretty excting since it was my birthday last week! My family took me to the beach for a few days and it was glorious! Now, for my birthday my sister got me the Wink of Stella blue glitter brush pen! I have had my eyes on these for awhile and let me say, I’m not disappointed one bit! I spent awhile playing around and experimenting with them and I’, eager to tell you all what I think! So, let’s dive in!

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I truly love the pen itself, it’s easy to control and it’s not so hard that if you had a tighter grip it wouldn’t hurt. When you initially get the pen you have to take out this black ring around the inner twisty part before you can fully twist it back together and use the pen. Once it;s ready the pen didn’t take long to prime and get the product flowing.

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Once it’s fully dry there is no texture on the paper, but that is only with one coat, I’ll talk about building up the color later! There is also no bleed through on the paper and I’m using a 65# cardstock which is pretty thin. Now it was time to experiment a little!

I stamped a few stamps from a couple of sets with black waterproof ink. The rose I simply colored once with the pen, the small ribbon I colored in the middle and tried to blend it with my water brush, which worked a little but not enough to really use it as a technique. The butterfly I went over twice with the pen to see how dark it could get. Now with this there is some texture on the surface, but nothing comes off when I rub it. There doesn’t seem to be a difference in the glitter, it seems the same amount no matter the layer but the color is darker with the two coats.

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For the last one, I stamped the elephant in the same black ink but onto some watercolor paper, thinking it would aid in trying to watercolor it. The head and trunk are just colored in while under the ear and the line between the legs are colored in and blended with water. You can tell that it didn’t work well, some of the color did blend out but there is barely any glitter. I tried another method by wetting the paper along the back first, then touching the pen to the area and that blended out the color and still left more of the shimmer.

This was simply some play time, and I love to use products in different ways to get the most out of the product, whatever if may be. Before I ended this post, I wanted to say that I’ve rescheduled my blog post schedule. I originally had it come out on Tuesdays, with new cards going into the shop Monday, Wednesday, Friday. That was just too much in the beginning of the week and my blog suffered. The new plan is to blog every Thursday now, which I’m sure will work better for me and get more consistant blog posts out. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!

<3. Em

SUPPLIES:

  • Wink of Stella glitter brush pen in Blue
  • Core’dinations 8.5×11 smooth cardstock in great white
  • Cansen XL watercolor paper
  • Avery Elle clear stamp set in Ellie the Elephant
  • Avery Elle stamp set in Party Animal
  • Inkadinkado rubber cling stamp in Butterfly
  • Downton Abbey Stamp collection from Crafter’s Comapnion Clear stamp set- Elements 1
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