I visited a Stampin' Up demo yesterday and got a chance to play with the new Stampin' Up Blendabilities alcohol markers. The markers come in trios which is nice for blending. They have twelve color trios so far, plus a set of skin tones. They are smooth to work with just like Copics. To me, the trios seem a little on the dark end. I only played with the Olive, Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana trio. I really struggled with the Rich Razzleberry trio - I'm not even going to show you that flower because it's so dark it is hard to see the detail. I didn't even use the darkest Coastal Cabana on my card below, the lightest seemed to match exactly and I wish the trio had that color in the middle with an even lighter option. It's probably user-error!! I am wondering if they work slightly differently than Copics. With Copics, you lay down your layers of colors, then I tend to color over the entire thing again with the lightest color to blend it all together. That seems to be too much color with these Stampin' Up markers. I'm sure I'll still end up with most, if not all, of the Blendabilities because I'm nothing if not "matchy-matchy"!
(Be sure to download the new Stampin' Up charts on my sidebar - they include the brand new In Colors and I have added spaces for the Blendabilities colors. You can download the complete chart, or the In-Color Only chart if you have used the charts before and don't want to color everything in again!)
- Stamps: Stampin' Up
- Paper: Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, black and white
- Ink: Memento Black, Stampin' Up Blendabilities lightest Olive, two lightest Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight
- Accessories: Stampin' Up Mustard button (old), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Hearts a Flutter die