Experiment III - Blending Out Colors
The purpose of this experiment is to use the Blender marker and find out how much color can be removed. I used the lower right corner of each square where I could work out three colors at once ... peaches, blues and reds.
To help expedite the process I used three droplets of Blender ink refill. Yes, I said three for that little area! After each drop I would work in the excess ink with the Blender marker before adding the next drop. If anything was to be removed, this would do the trick!
The papers are identified in the Introduction and here are the results:
Overall this was a great test and I noticed the effects with the first drop. By time I got to the third drop, I didn't see any additional benefit compared to the second drop but kept the test the same for all samples. In general I found that most of the paper fit into three categories... (1) the colors would only get pushed around, (2) some colors would be blended out, or lastly, (3) nothing really happened.
It is easy to spot which ones are which. For example, in papers where the colors are pushed around you'll notice a nice pinkish circle in the are I worked in. To demonstrate this, I think the worst ones are B, C, K, S and V.
Unfortunately, none of the papers were able to remove ALL of the colors. I wish one of them had, however, the ones I think did average were A, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, O, P, Q, R, T, W and X. Overall, I think J and X performed the best in this test and should receive an extra gold star.
As for the third category, I didn't see much happening on M and especially N and U. I promise I didn't skip those. ;D
Finally, I thought it was interesting to see what was happening on the back side of the paper. These squares are adhered on their top edges with glue onto a sheet of card stock. (If your curious, I used a full sheet of R for the base on which I applied all the test squares onto.)
(Click on the picture for a zoomed look.)
A, B, C, D, U and X which only just began to show up; and N which never even made it to the back of it's own layer.
The colors which were being removed were E000, E11, R43, R46, R59, B21 and V12.
That concludes this test and I'm off to replenish my Blender ink refill. ;D But before I leave, are you developing a preference yet? Which ones do you think is best?