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Technique Tuesday: Popping Popcorn Pens

These pens have been on my Amazon Wishlist FOREVER. I recently saw a Youtube Video from Banana Peppers(nee Graveyard Girl) look at a similar product and decided to bite the bullet and buy them on Amazon. I expected them to work the same as the Marvy Snow Marker, for those outside the world of the snow marker, it's a pump felt based paint marker that puffs up in the presence of a heat tool.

So I did the next best logical thing and got to swatching:

For the heart stamp I used what was on my desk, Trinity Stamps Crafter's Heart. The pens are Korean and sold by the brand Dong-A. The pens have a smooth roller-ball and were not very hard to control compared to the snow marker that tends to flood the paper.

I used a Wagner heat gun and went a little crazy, as is visible from the toasty marks on some of them. If I did it again, I'd use my cheap heat gun that radiates a less vibrant spectrum. The more pigmented colors had a very consistent, stable restrained popcorn-ing. The light colors went delightfully mad.

The Marvy Snow Marker was a more marshmallow puff and different in texture than the Popcorn Pens.

While enjoyable, I don't immediately have plans for them, but it's always nice to have something in your craft arsenal, just in case a popcorn based pen emergency happens.

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 Sassier Glasses designs greeting cards in her spare time, loves photopolymer clear stamps, Distress inks and Copic coloring.  This is the place to learn new craft techniques and see the steps behind the cards.  Reach out to me at SassierGlasses@gmail.com 


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