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CHA Summer 2013 | ClearSnap

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Yana Smakula is a newlywed from Ukraine (which is in southeastern Europe) with no kids but two black cats. She loves to travel across the world and meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. So far together with her new husband she’s been to a few places in Europe (Poland, Check Republic and UK), Africa (Egypt, Tunisia and Israel), Asia (China and Sri Lanka) and USA. Their next dream destination is Madagascar, because they hear the nature there is simply breathtaking! Yana fell in love with the U.S. while living here (in Las Vegas, NV) as a high school foreign exchange student when she was a teen. She enjoys scrapbooking, mostly about her travels. Her other passion is cardmaking – she enjoys trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. She’s also very much into stamping (although she didn’t realize it until she took a close look at her cards and noticed almost all of them use stamps!). To learn more about Yana, visit her website.

One of the new exciting products from ClearSnap this summer is the all new permanent ink with a fun name – Surfacez.

New ClearSnap products

This solvent ink will stay on just about any surface one can possibly think of! I myself had some fun time playing with it. I tested it on paper, foil, fabric, acetate, ceramics and metal. Every time I got a permanent impression.

There are 12 different colors including black, brown, red and nine others. There are also refill bottles available for the ink pads, and a special stamp cleaner solution to keep your stamps clean.

New ClearSnap products

New ClearSnap products

New ClearSnap products

Surfacez is not the only new product from ClearSnap this summer, though. The company also introduced six new colors to their archival ColorBox ink line: suede, geranium, wave, blossom, irish and imperial. There are also refills available for those new inkpad colors.

New ClearSnap products

New ClearSnap products

New ClearSnap products

Another new product from ClearSnap is called Spritzers. Spritzers are new dye ink sprays which for the moment are available in 8 beautiful colors.

New ClearSnap products

I had some time to play with them a few days ago. Here’s a short video on doing a watercolor background for a layout using Spritzers:

There are also some new tools from ClearSnap such as the Art Daubers for inking and blending, ColorBox cleaning pad, ColorBox Color Blender and foam refills for applying ink and blending, and ColorBox screens which I think will work great with ClearSnap sprays.

New ClearSnap products

New ClearSnap products

New ClearSnap products

New ClearSnap products

They also have some new Rollograph items – Art Wheel and new jumbo and standard wheel designs.

New ClearSnap products

New ClearSnap products

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9 Responses to CHA Summer 2013 | ClearSnap

  1. Elaine Allen July 25, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    Yana -

    Thanks for showing us all the new ClearSnap products. I’m in love with the Spritzers and stamping ink colors.

    Elaine Allen

  2. Cassandra Darwin July 26, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Great to see an alternative for stamping on slick surfaces now!

  3. Kathy H July 28, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    Yana, what a beautiful layout! Love those new inks and sprays. Interesting that you put water down first and then the color-it just flowed onto the page so perfectly! Tell me did you put that music together with the video? I really love it, do you know who is singing?

    • Yana Smakula July 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

      Thank you, Kathy!
      I added music to the video directly on Youtube website, so I don’t really know who the singer is, sorry!

  4. Mic July 29, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    How does Surfacez compares to Stazon?

    • Nancy Nally July 29, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      They are both solvent inks designed to be permanent and work on a large variety of surfaces…how they specifically compare? Well, you’ll have to wait until we get our hands on some here at Craft Critique and do a side by side test!

  5. Katie K. July 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Ditto on the music playing.
    While the layout demonstrated suggests otherwise, I was wondering if sprays are permanent after heat setting so could use on mixed media canvases, etc..

    • Yana Smakula July 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

      Katie, here’s an answer I got from ClearSnap representative regarding your question:
      The new ColorBox Spritzers are a non-permanent spray so that they can be used for various water coloring and blending techniques. Unfortunately they will not be permanent after heat setting either. Although, most of the coloring will come from the spray simply staining the surface it is sprayed on, so it might work.
      You might also try the Smooch Spritz. Some of our designers do mixed media creations and have used Smooch Spritz in them successfully. Of course I recommend testing on scrap material first for either product, just to make sure you get the effect you are looking for.

  6. Jessica Shelton-Buffa September 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    Absolutely breathtaking and wonderfully inspiring!

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