In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Splitcoaststampers's privacy policy

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-03-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
Stampin' Fool
 
LorraineBK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 1,291
Default Blender Pens

I recall reading, somewhere on SCS but can't find it, that you can fill an empty Copic marker with Gamsol to make a blending pen for pencils. If anyone is aware of this, did it work well?
__________________

Adopt A Greyhound-Save a Life
http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/
LorraineBK is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
 
Angelnorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northumberland, UK
Posts: 5,151
Default

Interesting idea. The only thing I'd fret about is how quickly the nib would gum up with the wax from the pencils since you can't clean/sharpen as you would with a stump - be interesting to hear of anyone's experience!
__________________
Joanne x

My blog
Angelnorth is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 02:41 PM   #3
Stampin' Fool
 
LorraineBK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 1,291
Default

You're right Joanne, found this on I Like Markers:

As you can see, there are many benefits of using pencils with markers, just remember to use the pencils after you're done with your marker layers. Colored pencils are waxy, and the wax is worse than just plain graphite when it comes to clogging and discoloring your marker tips. Just to be thorough, I tested putting colored pencil down first then going over it with an old blender marker. Good thing I used an old tip because it really ruined it. No matter how quickly I scribbled to clean off my tip it was stained badly. Sure, it blended a little bit, smoothed a little bit, but it wasn't worth ruining a good marker tip over.

Guess filling an empty Copic with Gamsol is a bad idea. I read a post on another blog and she did do it but said it released too much Gamsol and was only good on small sections of the piece she was working on. Blender pencils and stumps it is!
__________________

Adopt A Greyhound-Save a Life
http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/
LorraineBK is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 06:22 PM   #4
Cardstock Collector
 
kwinkpad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6
Default

Pencils can be waxed based or pigment based.
kwinkpad is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off