Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Something new (and very helpful)

A small package was delivered today.  Inside the package I found a new product that I have been eager to see.  LetraSet sent me a few of the new ultra-fine tip nibs for the Promarker pens to try out.

 These handy little attachments turn the two-tipped ProMarkers into three nib markers with just a click.

A Promarker usually has two tips - a broad chisel  tip under the round cap...

...and a fine bullet nib under the pointed cap.  The additional nib has a pointed cap as well and snaps directly on top of the existing bullet nib.  In the photo above you can see the extra ring on the blue marker cap when the ultra-fine nib is not in use and the extra length on the pink marker when the ultra-fine nib is in use.

This photo shows how the nibs stack together.  You do want to be sure that they are snapped together tightly to prevent your markers from drying out.  Within a few seconds of snapping the nib on to the bullet nib end of the marker, the ultra fine nib is ready to use.  You can leave both nibs on and store your new "three-tipped" pens

I first tried the ProMarkers last November (you can read that review HERE).  I enjoy using them, however, the detail in a rubber stamp is sometimes so fine that it can be difficult to do a neat and complete coloring job.  This new ultra-fine tip solves that problem.

I was working on a project using a stamp set that I recently bought from Taylored Expressions.  The set  includes a wreath stamp with flowers and these tiny butterflies with a very thin outlined area on their wings. I was able to color this thin line easily.

Right now, Letraset is giving away a free ultra-fine nib with each single marker purchase.  You can also purchase a set of three ultra-fine nibs for £1.99 (about $3.00 US).  This LINK will take you to the Letraset site where you should be able to get more information about the nibs and  the markers.

I used the ultra fine nib for some of the leaves in this stamp.  I'll share the card I made with this sweet wreath in a day or two.

I think I may do more coloring now that I have this very fine tip for coloring the tiny places and making them look great!  Of course, I will need a lot more to top off all of my markers!  Have you done any coloring lately?

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  1. These tips look like such a perfect addition to the ProMarkers! TFS

  2. Hi Diane,

    What a great idea for those tiny areas where the fine nib is too big to color. Thanks for the info.

    Also, love the colors that you used in your examples. Very pretty.


  3. interesting concept.I'll bet it could save money for a serious color artist

  4. wish I didn't have so many copics (that I don't use)....

  5. I love to color. It reminds me of all the coloring I did for hours and hours as a litte girl. Now that I'm a big girl I use Stampin Up! markers and inks. The colors are so bright and vivid. I have a few Letraset markers I won from Enfys one time but I don't have enough variety to color a full picuture.

  6. These look really cool. I remember when you first got your markers. Are you still liking them as much as Copics?


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