So, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of projects being posted out in the ether used by us Stampers with Blendabilities. These are the new alcohol based markers made by Stampin’ Up! Selected colors are now available for purchase with the remaining available in August. But, why should you purchase them. Yes, the price is reasonable, each set of three markers per color are $11.95. Yes, they come in lots of great colors. Yes, they blend, but I still have been asked why should I invest in these markers when I have all the other many marvelous markers and ink pads. Well, rather then tell you why, I thought I’d share a comparison project using the Corner Garden stamp. (By the way, this stamp set is are really beautiful stamp with many many options for use. Look for more from me in the months to come). For each project I used the same colors as could be found in the Blendabilities – Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Skin tone and Cherry Cobbler.
Here is the corner garden in my usual style, watercolor. I love to watercolor and this stamp was a treat to use with that technique. I particularly like the way the coastal cabana flowers came out in the top left corner. I did use a bit of Lost Lagoon on those flowers for a darker color and used that shade of ribbon for accent. Now, here is a version with just markers and a blender pen. I will admit, that this is not my forte. I just can’t get that blender pen to do what I want it to do. So, my least often used technique is this one. My favorite portion of this card are the pumpkin pie colored flowers. I used a bit of Tangerine Tango for shading. The markers do provide a richer hue than the watercolor technique but the shading is harder to achieve. Finally, the Blendability version. You probably want to compare these versions by scrolling up and down. Go ahead, I’ll wait……. So, did you notice how much richer the colors are. There’s more saturation of the color into the paper and everything is more vibrant. How about the shading? The three shades of one color are made to blend together from dark to light. For the Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie flowers I also added some of the Bronze from the skin tone set for depth. How about the pearls in the center of the Rich Razzleberry flower. I colored those with the blendability markers also and because they are alcohol based you can color anything – one other reason for a blendability purchase. So, why blendabilities.
- richer color
- amazing shading
- color anything
- endless uses with stamping or around the home
- reasonable pricing
- great color choices
- real names, not numbers for colors
I hope I’ve given you something to think about in terms of your possible purchase of blendabilities. If you have any questions, or would like to purchase your first set of blendabilites through me, contact me anytime at StampingWithAverysOwlery@gmail.com or click to shop 24/7 here.