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Old 09-06-2004, 04:50 AM   #1
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How fast do your Blender Pens dry out? I've had mine only since March and haven't used them all that much and now they seem dry! There was one that I hadn't even used that was dry! I tried to use them with my pastels yesterday and wasn't getting much color at all!!

Do you think they were defective? If I call DS would they replace them (I'm a demo)? I really want to be able to use them - especially with the AquaPainters on backorder (mine were ordered mid-August, so who knows when I might get them).

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Old 09-06-2004, 04:55 AM   #2
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I would call DS and see what they say. Mine dried out a few months after purchasing them, but they went through several workshops and stampcamps...not to mention personal use.
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Old 09-06-2004, 04:55 AM   #3
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I've had mine for over a year and am still on the first one. I have only used them with markers, for watercoloring, and with the watercolor pencils, though. I think I'd give DS a call.
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Old 09-06-2004, 06:59 AM   #4
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I don't know if this works but I've had good luck with my markers and blender pens staying juicy. I make sure to store them flat, same as with the markers.

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Old 09-06-2004, 07:05 AM   #5
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My experience with Blender Pens is similar to Sue's... my pens are over a year old and still fine! I find that the tips wear out before they dry up.
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Old 09-06-2004, 07:53 AM   #6
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My blender pens dried out super fast, so I refilled them. I did the glycerine, water, alcohol refill recipe.
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Do you have that recipe?
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:22 AM   #8
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I agree, my pen dried up very quickly as well but then I got the recipe and I have been refilling it ever since. Works great.

Make 1 oz
1/3 glycerin
2/3 distilled water
1/4 teaspoon alcohol

There it is, good luck.
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:22 AM   #9
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One thing you can do with the dried up pens is use them for beaching. Just dip the end in bleach, and color with it.
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:27 AM   #10
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That is a great idea, about the bleach. Great use of an old pen. Thanks.
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:35 AM   #11
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Thanks for the recipe and the bleach idea!
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:42 AM   #12
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This is my own personal opinion, and I might be wrong, but I think that the blender pens tend to dry out faster when used with chalks.
I think the chalk tends to absorb the liquid in the pen.

But thanks to SCS I can refill my own pens!

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Old 09-06-2004, 01:52 PM   #13
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How do you refill the pens?
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Just take a tweezer and pull the white tip out, fill and replace the tip. They sell tips in ACMoore, I am not sure if they fit the blender pen from SU or not. I have SU blender pen and Dove's blender pen. Dove's blender pen, you can order tips anytime you want, keep different tips for different colors or techniques. I ordered it online and really like the fact that I can do that with the tips.
So just pull the white tip out and your set to go.
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Thanks! I didn't realize that you could refill these pens.
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