Zig Kurecolor Alcohol Markers & Giveaway

It seems to come up a lot lately in some of the cardmaking and coloring groups I am in on Facebook… lots of people are trying out the  Zig Clean Color Markers, but few know about the Zig Kurecolor set.  Since I am a huge fan of the Zig Kurecolor markers I have, I thought I would share this info for anyone who might be interested.

I had been struggling to find a skin tone  that suited my style and budget when I ran across these on the CraftingAbility website. I already had the set of Memory System Markers and loved the tips on those… so when I saw that Zig had alcohol markers with the same  fine tip, I grabbed some to try.

The brush tip on the  Zig Kurecolors isn’t like most brush tips I have tried, it’s a bit fatter, rounder and and not so stiff and I love it.  Add in the fab fine tip and … the fact I finally FINALLY found my color. SOLD !!!!

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I am not a huge fan of pinky/orange faces… it reminds me too much of girls who can’t find the right foundation makeup.  Just personal preference, each to their own.  I picked up 3 pens to try and get a good skin combo and  the one I  absolutely can’t live without … Pale Beige #731.

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Now Zig do two types of Zig Kurecolor….refillables, much like the Copic, Spectrum etc… and one that is not marketed as refillable.. but TOTALLY is and really would be another great selling point if they were marketed as such.  The pens are slimline, so won’t hold as much ink as the ones marketed as refillable.. but they are super quick and easy to fill, so I am not worried about that at all.

No replacement tips for these ones.. since they aren’t marketed as refillable, however that is not to say that the replacement tips wouldn’t work in these, I just haven’t had any to try… but you know I will  give it a shot when I do lol.  But they do come with my two favorite tips and so far, I have had no need to replace them anyway and I am not the most delicate of people when it comes to markers.

Zig seem to have very durable tips that have held up to my scribbling and Cricut Explore perfectly.  They also play nicely with other alcohol markers I have and I am definitely one to mix and match my pens.  So if you have other alcohol pens, but just can’t find the right skintones for your tastes, or feel like you are missing some colors you would like.. or you really just need different tips..check these out.

Me, as soon as I can, I’ll be  buying every single one of them lol.  I just have to decide between the dual tip refillables and these Manga pens I currently have…and really like.

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The Refillable version comes in two versions of dual tip.. the twin and twin ‘s’ .   I believe all Kurecolors come in the entire color range, but don’t quote me on that.

The Twin pens ( twin and twin’s’ ) also have replacement tips which can be purchases in packs of 10.  Please check the details on these as not all tips can be used on both pens .  I’m hoping to get my hands on some of these myself soon to try, and if and when I do… I’ll be sure to let you all know.  One of these, not sure which model yet, will be available on special order for anyone interested..( 10 days or less) I’ll let you all know as soon as they are listed, or you can sign up for their newsletter. Because I’ll be grabbing some myself to play with ūüôā

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and then of course there are the refills… 25ml in whatever colors  you need.  If you fall in love with the 731 like I did, I highly recommend you buy these in multiples ..lol I can tell you it’s hell when you run out and have to wait for refills.  I have 3 now and happy as a clam. I am soo not running out of that color again lol. Refills come in single color, or sets ..I believe it’s sets of 10, or 12 to correspond with the pen sets.





The color range is not as vast as Copic, but with 136 pens in the range ( 135 colors and a blender pen),  plus tip blending capabilities….there is more than enough color variety for most peoples needs …and budgets.   I just got my mits on a set of the Hair and muted tones manga pens… so  expect to see projects  and a review of those soon too.


I think I read somewhere that these inks are also suitable for paint guns.. so I’ll be giving that a shot too. I know my other alcohol inks worked in it.
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Ok and now for the fun part…. CraftingAbility.com have very kindly supplied a 12 pack set of the Manga skintone colors for one of you lucky peoples!

The set contains the following colors:

Pale Beige, Vanilla, Ivory, Champagne, Light Bisque, Rose Beige, Flesh Colour, English Rose, Blush, Pale Blush, Pink Haze and Porcelain.

You can enter  here by commenting on this post and telling me why you would like to try these. One random lucky person will get their hands on this 12 pack set.



US Only ( shipping costs again.. sorry)
Ends June 30th, 2016  –  winner will be drawn and announced July 1st.
Winner will be contacted at email used when commenting, be sure to use an email you check. You will need to respond from that email to claim ūüôā

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Kuretake Photo Tape…. I’m in LOVE..Foamtastic !!!

Some of you may recall previous posts/facebook conversations where I expressed my frustration at finding an affordable solution to my foam padding issue.  I like to use it in sheets as opposed to dots etc.  I find  using it on larger areas behind an image, provides more support and a really nice feel.

Wet glues.. too wet… large areas=wet warp ….ugg, my other tape runner… ¬†love it… but not strong enough for the foam. ¬†But NOW…. I think I found one solution, well …. technically….it found me…. Kuretake ¬†Photo Tape.

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I got this sent to me to play around with by my friends at ImageAbility. ¬†Over the months we’ve discussed various crafting frustrations I have, they have a ¬†wide selection of products through the various departments… ¬†and I’m crazy enough to find a solution where it wasn’t intended lol. ¬† I’m not sure he had this particular issue in mind when he sent it… but I am sooo glad he did.

At first glance I thought this was going to be another one of those 3 swipes you are out kinda little tape runners. ¬† But on closer inspection… it ¬†has as much tape as my big Mega Runner ….¬† 32 meters (about 105 feet!) of 10mm wide tape.

The Kuretake Photo Tape dispenser is one of the small “in your hand” variety, but don’t be fooled… it’s got staying power.

I was convinced when I saw it that it would be just as hard to get it to work on foam as everything else I have tried… but I guess either the mesh design makes a difference, or the tape is stronger than I am used to. ¬†I did a test piece when I first got it and ¬†it’s stuck on their real good.

If you have been struggling with specific papers, card or ¬†materials… and ¬†your everyday tape runners just aren’t cutting it…. you might want to give this a look see.

... don’t forget to ¬†grab your codes below.

KuretakeAlso ¬†in my latest box of goodies..and I will go into more detail over the next couple of days as I get to play with them all….

  • Kuretake 2 Way Glue.. apparently great for re-stickying old cutting mats too… can’t wait to test that out on my Cricut Mats, I have a tonne of old mats I keep for various purposes once they outlive their usefullness as cutting mats ¬†ūüôā
  • Kuretake Zig Kurecolor Hair and Muted tones 12 pack ( I can already tell you … LOVE THESE !!! )
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors, the new 6 pack of pearlescent /metallic water colors…. dying to try those !!!
  • ¬†Kuretake Zig Kurecolor refill pack for Pale Beige No. 731 ¬†WOOT !!!

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In Stock ! New England Slate & Gansai Tambi Pearlescents

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You may have seen my recent DT project featuring  the New Hampshire Slate & 3D layered image wall plaque…  (which incidentally won first place in the  anything goes challenge over at getcreativechallenges.blogspot … woot!) ….well Fab news, this slate is now available for purchase at CraftingAbility as a 3 pack. It comes in 12×8….  drilled or, undrilled depending on your needs.

These hand split slate panels are fantastic for all sorts of projects and this is a fantastic price for a 3 pack.  When you figure in the coupons listed below… EVEN BETTER !!

oh and did I mention… there is also a $15 coupon up for grabs at CraftingAbility if you send them a product/ project review and they publish it.  How cool is that.


“HOW DO YOU DO CRAFTING?

We will provide a $15.00 coupon if we publish your story on how you use your crafting products.

Stories should be a minimum of 250 words, no maximum. They should include a photo or a video showing how you use them, or your artwork or decorated item.”

 

“Use code Craft20 to save 20% on all orders! Or, for orders $75 and more, use CraftShips to receive free shipping!
Coupon codes CANNOT be combined. Only one coupon code per order.”

Undrilled Real Slate Art Board Set

Undrilled Real Slate Art Board Set

Worried you won’t spend $75  on slate  and the shipping would be too much….. haha don’t… because I have another snippet of news. First of all..their shipping is always reasonable and secondly, CraftingAbility sell a lot, LOT more than just slate. How about some Wink of Stella… we all love that little bit of Bling Bling… or some of the markers like the ones in my memory system set…2 way glue… it’s all there and more product is being added to the catalog all the time.  These guys are an authorized Zig dealer… if it’s not on the site yet… just email them.

6 Starry Color Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paint Set

6 Starry Color Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paint Set

 

 

Including the new 6 Starry Color Gansai Tambi pearlescent Watercolor Paint Set everyone has  been talking about in the cardmaking groups.

This is also the place I get “THOSE” pens everyone is always asking me about on the facebook groups….  that skin tone you all love… yup, it’s here too along with 135 more  fab alcohol pens in the range.

 

 

But before you rush off….stay tuned.. coming up soon my post on Zig Kurecolors.  I had it drafted up and ready to go…. but  held off publishing it because I have ..ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!! ….  yes  I do! Courtesy of CraftingAbility, One lucky winner will be playing with a 12 pen set of Zig Kurecolor skintones, which includes my favorite skintone No. 731 Pale Beige..and it could be YOU !

Make sure you  come back later for those posts… you won’t want to miss them.