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Embellishing Embellishments
By Julie McGuffee

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There are so many ways to embellish a page, or card. Embellishments are available in a variety of materials, colors and sizes making it easy to find the perfect accent for your project. Sometimes however, it’s fun to add a little embellishing of your own. Ribbons added to chipboard shapes and letters for example, or maybe a name or even the title to your page with a pen or marker.

Markers are fun to work with and provide us with endless possibilities. There are so many colors and styles to choose from and they are the perfect tool for doodling anywhere and everywhere. However, it’s important to remember to choose the marker or pen that will work best on the surface you have chosen to embellish. Here’s a guide that you may find helpful, but always test the marker or pen on your embellishment first.

Micron Pigma® Pens: For most absorbent surfaces like paper and fabric.

Pen-touch® White and Metallic Markers: Works well on non-porous surfaces, coated cardstock, paper and wood.
Permapaque®: Vellum, papers, wood, metal, plastic, glass and ceramics.
Identi-Pen: Non-porous surfaces like plastic, metal, glass and ceramics.
Gelly Roll®: Pens work well on many different types of paper. There are lots of different colors including glittered inks and neon colors.
Glaze™: Creates raised, glossy lines on most surfaces.
Soufflé™: Creates 3-D lines in opaque pastel colors on most surfaces.

Julie McGuffee

Sponsor: Sakura Color Products of America

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