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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Product Review - Sakura Souffle 3D Opaque Puffy Ink

Whenever I see I products I haven't used, I buy them just for the purpose of experimenting with it. I bought this pen set that I saw at JoAnn's which I've never seen on their shelves before. It's a 3-D Opaque Puffy Ink and I expected it to be "puffy" similar to Liquid Applique. Instead, the result is more of an embossed appearance. What I do like about it is that you can highlight areas of your image to appear embossed without having to deal with a heating tool. You can also write a message and it'll appear embossed. It works great both on dark and light colored paper and works best on non-porous surfaces such as plastic, vellum, acetate, coated paper and such.

I used it on regular card stock to highlight a stamped image and it worked fine. As you can see in the picture the pink outline of the flower has an embossed appearance. I think it would work great for "faux stitching" because of the embossed appearance. I'll try it out on my next card project.

I'll experiment a little more and see what it can do on other surfaces. Overall, I highly recommend it and it's sold at JoAnns. ****It's pricey so I would not recommend purchasing it unless it is on sale. Regular price is $19.99 - because there's only 10 pens in the set, it's not worth it for that amount but it's worth it at 40% off. Wait for the 40% off coupon before purchasing it at JoAnn's.

Until later. . .


Michelle said...

well now, those are cool!

Leslie Brown said...

I purchased these on Friday and have not played with them either. I have the Sakura Glaze pens that I love. I asked the lady at the counter, (scrapbook store) about them and she offered 2 suggestions: Ink the area slowly and do not go back over it. She also said it will look like nothing is happening, but give the ink a few moments to day and it will look great. Thanks for the updates of them. I will definitely use them tonight!