Thursday, November 24, 2016

Brutus Monroe Chalk Ink Test Lab - Part 1: Stamping, Watercolor, Markers **Giveaway**

Ever since I received the Brutus Monroe Chalk Inks I have heard they can replace all my ink types in this amazing all in one ink pad.  I had to test it out.  So here is my first of a few tests to see how it holds up!!

So for these tests I did a video to show how all the inks compered against each other on various trials.  Brutus Monroe is offering an amazing deal for all Chalk Ink Pads plus Chalk Ink Re-inkers for the next couple months - a 20% off your ink purchase

coupon code: erinreed 

Plus here is the best part, you have a chance to win a set in mini chalk inks for just subscribing to my YouTube Channel.  All you need to do is
1) Subscribe to my video - if you are already a subbie awesome!!
2) Leave a comment on this video that you have subbed and would like to win the prize!!

There will be 4 winners, each receiving one set of 4 mini chalk inks- see pic below!!  Amazing!!! Here is my video.

  Here is the prize and there are 4 winners!!!
**colors may vary for prize**
I tested the ink against a variety of other inks:
Brutus Monroe Chalk ink in Wagon
Ranger Distress ink in Fired Brick
StazOn in Pumpkin
Dare 2B Artzy in Red
Studio G Chalks in Red
Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Tangerine
Prima Quick Dry fluid chalk ink in Brick Wall
Prima Resist Chalk Edger in Rose Bud

I kept all the color as close as possible in the range of red and oranges.  First I tested the ink on plain white cardstock to see how easy it stamped and if it smeared when applied.  I then tested if the ink has the ability to act as a watercolor.  Refer to the video for full results.

I then tested each for the 8 inks on glossy paper and tested how well it stayed to the paper.  Since stampers love to color in their stamped imaged I also tested each of the stamps with 4 types of markers:
Spectrum Noir in CG2 (light green)
Tombow Dual Brush Pens in 055 (yellow)
Copic Sketch in Y17 (yellow)
Faber-Castell PITT artist pen big brush in Dark Naples ochre 184. 
For results please see with video above.

I will say that the Brutus Monroe inks were amazing for all these tests.  I loved that they held up to different kinds of papers, that I could watercolor with them, and that they held up to 4 different kinds of markers without a fail!!  Amazing inks!!


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