Reported by Patti Sokol
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Like their bigger sibling the 10″ Amplify Mixed Media Scissors that Deena looked at yesterday, the idea behind the new Fiskars 8″ Amplify Mixed Media scissors is that they are premium shears designed for cutting extra-thick mixed-media materials.
Fiskars’ brand name is synonymous with quality and these scissors live up to that and more. Sculpted thumb and forefinger loops fit the shape and the natural movement of the hand and allow you to cut through many types of media without your hand tiring. The patented technology, which causes the blades to sense separation, and then transfer the energy to a torsion bar, which adjusts the blade and allows it to shift to its optimal cutting angle is quite ingenious. All of this essentially means that you can pick up any kind of mixed media item that you can envision and use these incredible scissors to cut it into the shape required for your project.
The scissors come with a lifetime guarantee which is fantastic reassurance. The protective sheath that comes with the scissors fit them perfectly and the button that is designed on the side of the scissors prevents the scissors from slipping out.
I put the scissors through my own mixed media test. I tried to think of something quite tough and hard to cut through that I would use in making my everyday mixed media collages and then tried to make it very challenging. Here is what I came up with:
First, how well can they cut through an entire magazine?
This is an art magazine with 80 pages and a front and back cover. And here is how the scissors performed:
They cut through it effortlessly!
And next up is a piece of cardboard:
Once again, these scissors lived up to their reputation with a nice clean cut:
I can honestly say that these scissors are worth every penny for my crafting needs. And with the lifetime warranty and included sheath to protect the blades, it’s even harder to say no. For crafting and mixed media enthusiasts hoping to make their next project their best, nothing on the market outperforms Amplify Mixed Media Shears.
Fiskars 8″ Amplify Mixed Media Shears have an MSRP of $29.99, but are currently available on Amazon.com for only $10.99.