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Promarkers .vs. Prismacolor : Marker comparison

prismacolor-marker-single-bHappy Friday !! The wonderful people at Prismacolor sent me a sample of their markers so I can do a comparison for you. Of course the #1 difference between the two markers is Price ! Promarkers are alot more affordable than Prismacolor markers. Equally work beautifully. I’m going to start by writing about Promarkers.

So Promarkers are made by LetraSet and they come in a vast varieties of colors. The best value in my opinion is buying the 12 color Sets. There’s a Set 1 and Set 2. If you purchase both set 1 & 2 you will have 24 colors to work with and Set 2 seems to be the most popular that is often goes OUT OF STOCK quickly.

In the Set 1 are the following colors : Henna ~ Ruby ~ Bright Orange ~ Canary ~ Lime Green ~ Forest Green ~ Sky Blue ~ Indigo Blue ~ Amethyst ~ Rose Pink ~ Cool Gray ~ Black and a Colorless Blender pen.

In Set 2 are the following colors : Walnut ~ Umber ~ Soft Peach ~ Primrose ~ Lemon ~ Artic Blue ~ Cobalt Blue ~ Fuschia Pink ~ Cerise ~ Pale Pink ~ Almond ~ Sun Kissed Pink and a Colorless Blender pen.

Promakers color layout is very smooth and what I mean by color layout is when you color with them you will not see streaking like you would with Crayola markers or Roseart. The only trouble I have had with Promarkers is that they were dried out. My 1st set I bought was the Promarker set 1 and the Indigo Blue marker was dried out. I had to exchange the pack hoping the 2nd one didn’t have any dried out markers. So be sure to check each marker in your packs.

Recently Promarkers had a sale on their 2013 Seasonal 24 color marker set and to my disappointment I found another dried up marker and one that was saturated in ink that it was dripping out the tip. Promarkers were nice enough to send me replacements. Other than the fact that I kept finding dried out markers they color very smoothly and blend well. They do tend to bleed through the paper so be sure that you use a thick paper.

Now with Prismacolor markers they sent me a Carmine Red, Crimson Red, and Tan. The Tan marker had a brush tip and Fine tip. The Carmine Red and Crimson Red has a Chisel tip and Fine tip. The first thing I noticed when I tested these sample markers out was the strong nail polish like smell. I definitely would advise using these markers in a well ventilated room as they are pretty strong smelling markers.

The color layout was flawless similar to the Promarkers. I do like the feel of the marker in your hand it feels comfortable to hold where as the Promarker kinda leaves your hands tired after awhile. I can’t really tell you if there’s any BIG differences between the two markers beside price but I think if you have the money I would go with both brands of markers. Colors vary with both brands so colors that Promarkers don’t have Prismacolor probably does and vice versa. Promarkers offer 148 colors to chose from and Prismacolor has 200. I would be satisfied for a very long time if I had 348 colors to chose from.

Overall I think if you can afford them get Prismacolor markers but if you’re on a budget Promarkers are the next best thing. My opinions about the Prismacolor markers is different than the Prismacolor Colored Pencils. I actually like the colored markers just wish I could afford a set. 😛

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Paracord “Survival” Bracelet uses …

Snoopy_and_Woodstock_campingIf you read my previous post I was talking about how I am trying out a *new* craft expanding my never ending repertoire of Crafts which was Paracord bracelets. You know you are deeply addicted to a craft project when your hands end up with calluses and you’ve burnt your fingers a few times. 😛

I really enjoy making these Paracord bracelets and I intended to … 1.) Learn a *new* craft – 2.) Make some for myself – 3.) Use them as gifts for Birthdays and such. I never imagined the BOOM it would become when my husband goes to work making a Paracord bracelet I made him and end up getting orders from co-workers who also wanted one !!

(ñ~ñ) It felt like I was getting non-stop orders for like a week which was quite fun since making these Paracords are quite simple and making one only takes me about 15-20 minutes. Things are finally starting to settle down and everyone is happy with their Paracord bracelets. One of my co-workers though asked why they’re called Survival bracelets and if I can provide him a list of ways to use them for survival.

I starting writing up a list to include in each Paracord bracelet order. I found 10 ways a Paracord Bracelet can save your Life on a website @ http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/survival/wilderness/10-ways-a-survival-bracelet-save-life.htm Some of the ways kinda seems dumb to me like the flossing for example. Who would think about flossing when they’re lost in the wilderness ? I tweaked the list a bit adding my own ways.

But before I post up my list. Let me explain to you the different Paracord string numbers. I’m sure if you’re making Paracords  yourself you’ve purchase Paracord strings and wondered what the 325 and 550 meant. Those numbers determine how much weight the Paracord string can stand. I haven’t exactly tested it myself to see if it’s true but apparently 325 means it can withstand 325 lbs. and 550 can withstand 550 lbs.

Each Paracord bracelet depending on the length of it has 8-20′ feet of rope. That’s enough rope to help you hike a small cliff or climb up a tree for a higher view of your surroundings. So with that being said here is the list of the 10 ways a Paracord Bracelet can save your Life with a few of my own ways added in …

  • 1.) Make a Shelter : You can use the Paracord rope to tie branches together to make the frame for a tent and use leaves to fill in the walls.
  • 2.) Go Fishing : The inner threads of a Paracord bracelet can be tied together to make a Fishing net to catch fish and if you have a hook or any metal that can be bent into a hook you can attach it to the Paracord. Bait wise find bugs or dig for worms.
  • 3.) Trap Food : Make a snare trap using a branch and catch any animal that happens to be passing by.
  • 4.) Start a Fire : If you have a lighter the interior of a Paracord bracelet make very good fire starter. But if you don’t have a lighter you can create a bow using the Paracord rope and twirl a stick til friction causes a fire.
  • 5.) Make a Tourniquet : There are many poisonous plants and animals in the wild. If you happen to get bit or hit by one you can wrap a Paracord rope around your arm/leg to make a tourniquet to cut off blood flow.
  • 6.) Mark a Trail : Mark your path by tying a piece of Paracord around a tree so you know how to get back the way you came.
  • 7.) Repair your Backpack/Shoes : If you happen to break your shoe laces while wandering the wilderness … a Paracord bracelet rope can be used as a shoelace replacement and if you rip a hole in your backpack you can sew it back up using the interior threads from the bracelet. *You’ll need a needle but if you have a knife  you can widdle one from a piece of wood*
  • 8.) Protect your belongings : Use your Paracord bracelet rope to string up your personal belongings high up in the trees so that wildlife cannot get to them.
  • 9.) Hang your clothes to dry : Tie your paracord between two trees/branches to create a laundry line to hang your clothes up after washing them in the river or crossing a river or if the weather turns into a down pour.
  • 10.) Climb up high : Depending on the rope strength used in the Paracord bracelet *I use 550* it can hold alot of weight. Use it to help yourself climb up a tree to get a better view of your surroundings or to climb up small cliffs. Might be useful if you are being chased by a wild animal. (¬⌂¬) Except bears as they can climb trees.

So those are the top 10 ways that your Paracord bracelet can save your life. Let us hope that we never have to use them but you feel safe knowing that if you do have one you’ll be okay for the time being. Please, be prepared and safe on all your CR8TiV adventures !!

B3 SAF3, B3 iNSPiR3D, B3 BOLD, B3 CR8TiV ~ MYT CR8TiV.

 

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Happy 4th of July !!

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Well, I’m a few hours early but I wanted to post this now as I may not be able to post this tomorrow. Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy 4th of July !! Remember to use your brains when playing with Fireworks and be courteous to others if you’ll be camping at a park to view a Fireworks show. Don’t ruin other peoples 4th of July celebrations as these are memories that we will all cherish for years to come.

Many of you have been asking what I have planned for 4th of July. I think my husband and I are just going to just spend it on the internet. 😛 I’m not a BIG fan of crowded places especially with my Social Anxiety Disorder that makes being in a very crowded place uncomfortable. We’re currently without a TV so watching a movie at home or fireworks show broadcasts is out. Some of you said what about family gatherings ? Our families are not exactly the gathering type. Everyone pretty much keeps their distance and living their own lives with no interest in really gathering together. We kinda prefer it that way as our families are kinda Drama creators.

We don’t really have a clue where to go that’s special for 4th of July so we’re most likely just going to go down to dinner some place then quietly enjoy our time together at home. I got a large comissioned craft order to fill so I’ll probably busy myself working on that. Other than that just an ordinary day I guess. Hope you all will have a memorable 4th of July with lots of memories made to cherish for years to come. Try and B3 CR8TiV !!

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