I like this whole What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday thing....even though I don't have a work desk... I usually just stamp on a tv tray! Well...here is what I am working on this week. I decided to play a bit with my new Copic X-Press It Blending Card sample pack that I got from All That Scraps.
Here I have stamped Sweet November Stamps Fathom Calmsea in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a sheet of X-Press It on the left and a sheet of PTI Stampers Select White cardstock on the right...which has been my go to cardstock for copic coloring for a while now. PTI cardstock is a brighter white and has more of a tooth than the X-Press It... it is also heavier cardstock 110 lb as compared to X-Press it which is 92 lb and very very smooth...reminds me of SU! Whisper White in smoothness.
LEFT- X-Press It Blending Card RIGHT- Paper Trey Ink Stampers Select White
I chose some colors from different color families (B0000 BV02 and BG05) to test out the blending capabilities of this new cardstock....
I used the mostly the feather blending technique on the tail to blend these three colors and as you can see from the results... the X-Press It Blending Card makes blending pretty easy. I had to work on the PTI a lot longer to blend these three colors together and you can still see a strong line of demarcation between the colors in the mermaid tail. If I had used anymore ink it would have bled way outside the lines.
On the X-Press it, I was able to go back in after I had let it sit and blend it even more. Blending colors the other colors (YG21 YG23 YG25 and Y13 Y15 Y19) on the starfish and seahorse was a cinch...I barely had to use any strokes or any ink...
Since I am very short on crafting time and energy... I like anything that makes my life a little easier. This cardstock makes blending quicker and easier for me. Plus using less ink is also a bonus! Even though it is a bit pricier than what I am used to, I will definitely be ordering some more X-Press It Blending Card! (*PS- I still love my Paper Trey Ink for clarity and vibrancy of the image*)
If you would like to get some X-Press It Blending Card of your own to try...here are some places that carry it:
Allthatscraps- $5 10 Sheets
Papermaniac- $4.19 10 Sheets
oozak.com- $44.95 125 sheets (free shipping on $50+ orders)
icopic.com- 57.99 125 Sheets, $15.99 25 Sheets, $42.99 65 Sheets (SCS2010 $8 off coupon code)
7kidscollegefund.com- $9.99 24 Sheets
iheartpapers.com- $5.25 12 Sheets
thebearyscrap.com- $9.99 25 Sheets
ellenhutson.com- $5.49 10 Sheets