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Old 01-26-2006, 04:07 PM   #1  
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I really want a blender pen & am unsure of which I should get. What do you all use??? Is SU's pen better than the one at Michael's?? I've heard a lot of references to the Dove blender pen ~ is this different than the others??

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I love the SU blenders way better than the ones from Michaels! They have a softer blending tip and they last FOREVER! I bought my first set 8, count em, 8 years ago and I just this year refreshed them with the solution someone gave her on SCS. So my blenders live on, and on. (Also you get 3 which is actually 6 tips if you want to keep your reds,blues, greens, yellows, browns, etc separate, which I don't, I just grab one and wipe it til it runs clear. The ends don't look so hot but they still work fine).
Edited to add: I should have said that the one I got with a coupon at Mikes last year when I thought I need new ones is already dried! Plus the end is too hard for watercolor looking blending.
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:39 PM   #3  
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The blender pen I bought from Michaels was awful, never did the job properly. When I tried the SU! blender pen, I was sold! It is an awesome blender pen, does the job great. I wouldnt waste my money on the Michaels one. As for the Dove blender pen, I have no experience with that, although a friend of mine who has tried it, also said that the SU! one was the best that she's tried.
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SU!'s blender pens are INFINITELY BETTER than the ones available at Michael's. Work better, last longer. Very cost effective in the LONG RUN.

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Love my SU blender pens!! I recommend them 100%
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SU blender pens are the best I've ever used.
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The blender pen I bought at Mike's doesn't even work! I can't even come close to getting the look I want. SU blender pens are the best. I'm just trying to decide if I want to replenish my supply or buy the Aqua painter. Maybe I'll just get both
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I bought the Dove Blender pen years ago. Hated it and couldn't understand what the deal was. Then got the SU ones and they are great.
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I love mine. I split the pack with 2 other friends several years ago. I 've just used the one all of this time.
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"I bought my first set 8, count em, 8 years ago and I just this year refreshed them with the solution someone gave her on SCS"
Anybody know the solution referred to? I just threw out my first blender SU blender pen..it was about a year old, and i did use it to make 75 Christmas cards..but it was bone dry, I am well into the second one, and just broke out the third one last night..am I doing something wrong to wear them out so fast? Was thinking pf picking some up at the craft store..but the general consensus here is that SU! is so much better..any advice appreciated
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I love my Dove Blender pens. You can buy refill fluid and tips. One bottle will last you forever. I bought mine from Marco's Paper.
http://www.marcospaper.com/doveblenders.htm
You can get a pen, refill tips, and a bottle of fluid for $9.95.
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I have both Tombow and Marvy blender pens and they've worked fine for me--lasted a long time and a tip that's not too firm but not too soft. I use them quite frequently.
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I bought a Marvy blender pen at Michael's and it really doesn't compare to SU's pen.
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Mine are from Michaels and I don't like them. The smaller tip is just too hard to use for the smaller detail so I have to really work with the larger tip to get anything fine and the final product doesn't really look as good as it could. Have been thinking for a long time about getting the SU set.
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I bought the Dove solution and use it to refill my SU pens when they get dry. I agree....the SU ones are awesome and last a long time!
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I'm way behind in my reading the forum. Just came across this thread and noticed that no one has ever really addressed bsktcase27's question regarding how to get the most use out of her SU blender pen.
Refer to Refilling your blender pen UPDATED!
and there is a recipe for the blender pen solution.

Oops. I don't think I copied and pasted correctly. I am computer illeterate. Can't spell either. But do a search under "blender pen solution" and you will find it.
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I am pretty sure I've used (probably even own!) them all, and there is NOTHING better than the SU brand blender pen. I have no idea what makes them so different, but they work so much better than anything else.

As for refilling them when they get dry, be sure you don't overfill them...boy, what a mess!
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I think the SU blender pen is the same as the Tombow blender pen. If you want to try just one( SU's comes in packs of three) you can purchase the Tombow at a craft store.
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That must be why I like my blender pen. It is Tombow and my Mom gave it to me when I started stamping about a year ago. I love it, but I was thinking I needed another one just to have a spare... Guess Su is definitely the way to go!
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I got the ones at Mikes, and both pens were dry as bones, I have never really found a need for a blender pen, but I guess that once I get it I will love it?? BTW, checked out the link for the solution on the site, I have the 3 watercolor pens that they have in the set, and love them, they work really well, I have been using them for over a year now with no problems, not as good at SU, but worth having on hand for other uses (I use one for bleach, and one for future floor wax).
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