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Old 10-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default SU aquapainter vs Blender pen

I am new to SU and will be getting the markers. I have seen some videos on blending similar to copics with the aquapainter. What is the difference between the aquapainter and the blender pen from SU? Is one better for blending with markers? Also, how is SU watercolor paper, can I get something similar at a local craft store? And last question (I promise) do you use water or rubbing alcohol in the aquapainter. Thanks a million '

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Old 10-08-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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Aquapainting is my favorite technique! The aquapainter is much wetter than a blender pen and gives much more translucent color. The blender pen is more like a marker in the intensity, yet you can blend with it.

My favorite medium is the Watercolor Wonder Crayons, but you can also use both those tools with markers, ink refills, or ink pads, just by touching the tips to the color and then to your project.

Watercolor paper is best because it hold up to the water better, but you can use Whisper White or Very Vanilla as well. Try Shimmery White for a really stunning look--plus it holds up to the water better as well.

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