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Old 06-29-2019, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default DIY Wink Of Stella

This may be old hat to someone else but I just saw this video and thought I would post it because it was new to me:


And here is another one:

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Old 06-29-2019, 07:29 AM   #2
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Thanks for the links. The first video shows using a product that I happen to have in my stash, the Windsor Newton sparkle product, so it would be cost effective for me to DIY my own wink of Stella pens.
That being said, having to buy all of the products she used to make the DIY Stella would be more expensive than just buying a couple of pens. Considering that my 1st Wink of Stella is still going strong after several years of use, I think that buying the real thing is the most cost effective solution for most of us.

I do appreciate you doing the research on this and providing the video links. I intend to pull out the WN sparkle product and use it now!
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LOVE THIS! THANKS Agust29! I ALWAYS ENJOY seeing HOW we can make our own product! Now, I know what to look for in the stores! LOL <3
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I've also seen a yt video where you can pull the pen apart and put in a bit of isopropl alcohol to get the last bit of sparkle out of the pen I tried it, it works!!
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In the long run, both these formulas would definitely save money over the WOS pen if you were only looking for irid. shimmer. But what I buy it for didn't show up in either of them and that's glitter. The newer superfine glitter in a clear suspension that dried quickly without bleeding out the subject's color hasn't crossed any of my info spots yet. Sure would be great if it did!
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:04 PM   #6
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I realize that when doing crafts we all have different needs and expectations concerning supplies and consumables. I am just an average card marker... I do not sell my cards, I just make them for the pleasure to make them.Then I pop them in the mailbox to send happy mail or a little bit of cheer to my friends and family.
I have used Wink Of Stella pens in the past and love them but they are expensive at 6.00 a pen (with a coupon at Michaels) and I usually make 15 duplicate cards at any one time. Then add in that I live in a tiny town and over 80 miles from any kind of craft store. So if I run out of supplies I either have to order them and pay shipping or do without.
The video I linked showed an alternative for anyone interested....will it work for everyone, No but it works for me.

I ordered a bottle of the Winsor and Newton Iridescent Medium from Amazon and it cost me 8.50 for a nice sized 2.5 Fluid Ounce bottle (not much more then 1 Wink Of Stella Pen). I put a few drops on a paper plate and spritzed it with a little water to dilute it. I had an empty Wink Of Stella pen and I dipped it in the concoction I made and tried it out. After it dried i couldn't tell the difference between the real Wink of Stella and the iridescent medium.
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I seem to remember a video from the Frugal Crafter where she just added more water to extend the life of her Wink of Stella pen.
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I wonder if the iridescent watercolour ink by Hero Arts would also work. Many of us have that as it came in a recent kit. And maybe iridescent watercolour like Finetec too! Just mix it up with lots of water in the pan then pour it out and further dilute it. We used to add Perfect Pearls powder to mini mister bottles for a spray but I bet that works in a pen too. Maybe different looks but still shimmery goodness!
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I think i saw a video where they added rubbing alcohol to extend the WOS when it was running out of liquid.
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