I am crazy about craft supplies! Yes, I am. Yes, I am. Yes, I am.
I would like to share the tools & supplies that are My Favs. (Clarification: This is purely based on my use and experience with the products for quite some time. I have not been asked to do this by any company or store. .).
EK Tools – Precision Scissors (Small )
This scissors is very sharp and has a precision tip that allows for detailed cutting. Not only for small detailed and precise cutting, I often use it to cut even 12×12 sheets and it does a good job.
I like that it is non stick and comes with a safety cap since, its tip is really sharp and pointy.
The grip too is not hard on the fingers and allows for longer use.
Tip : I use alcohol swabs for cleaning all my scissors.
MISTI Stamping Tool by My Sweet Petunia
MISTI stands for – Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented and that is true. It allows for precision stamping and re-stamping for clear and crisp images. It is best for layered stamps. It comes in a variety of sizes and works for both clear and cling stamps.
I craft a lot with my son and other kids (sometimes even specially abled ones) and the best thing about MISTI is that it is 100% kid friendly.
Tim Holtz Distress inks and Distress oxide inks by Ranger
Distress inks are basically water based dye inks that react beautifully with water. These inks are the best for the countless number of techniques they support be it – ink blending, stenciling, ink smooshing, distressing, water coloring or just stamping. These inks coordinate perfectly in color with a huge line of Distress products such as markers, stains, glitter and paints. They come in two sizes – mini and regular.
Its when i thought it could not get better than this that the Distress Oxide inks got launched. These inks take the fun to next level. Distress Oxide inks are water based inks that are a fusion of pigment and dye ink and create an oxidized effect when sprayed with water. These inks dry with a matte chalk like finish and the best thing is – they blend like butter – soft melted butter – really really smooth! Another great feature is they allow layering of colors beautifully and work wonderfully direct on the surface.
To play with either of the inks one would need blending tools – there are many varieties available in the market. Known for their versatility, both distress and distress oxide inks are very addictive, work on multiple surfaces and are a must have for endless crafty fun.
Tip : Try old make up brushes for achieving soft blended look.