Best Blending Tool and Cardstock for Blending, 2019

I have made a video using blending tools, but I wanted to use the newest tools on the market in this video.  Some of these products are older, and some have come to my attention this year, so I’m combining both..

Inks Used:

Stampin’ Up Tempting Turquoise replaced with Coastal Cabana:
https://tinyurl.com/y2lgavyx
Wendy Vecchi Blending Inks: Conflower blue: https://tinyurl.com/yyskcryw
Distress Ink: Broken China https://tinyurl.com/y2f3h9ml
Distress Oxide Ink: Wilted Violet link: https://tinyurl.com/ycrso69p

Stencil Revolution Stencil: Lavender https://tinyurl.com/y5l6cr5d

Blending Tools Used:

Ranger Mini Blending Tool: https://tinyurl.com/yyd4pexw

Black Aliexpress Brushes: https://tinyurl.com/y6keovn3

Shaving Brush: https://pegstamps.com/blending-brush.html

1″ chip brushes: Harbor Freight Liquidators: https://www.harborfreight.com/1-in-chip-brush-61496.html

Copper or Gold Colored Aliexpress Brush link: https://tinyurl.com/y5x5z5db

Cardstocks used:
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb. link: https://tinyurl.com/y4qq3py4

Recollections Heavyweight cream cardstock 110 lb: https://tinyurl.com/y4jzxm99

Georgia Pacific 110lb cardstock https://tinyurl.com/y7hchlcp

Results per tool used:

Ranger Mini Blending Tool:
I found it left lines from the edges on all of the card stocks, and only really liked using it on the stencil and it works well with Distress Oxide inks
]Aliexpress Black brush —I had great results with all papers, but my big concern is the handle and how flimsy it is. I was afraid I would break it, so had to hold the brush by the head to ink it.

Shaving Brush–Gives a very scratchy look, and leaves a blurred image on the edges of the stencil.

1″ chip brush–Also gives a scratchy look, but looks like it lays down more ink than the shaving brush. Also blurs the edges of the stencil..

Copper/Gold Brush from Aliexpress—My favorite..the handle is much more sturdy than the black handled brush…I like the blending it does more than the other tools, and the stencil edges are very sharp. I recommend this tool above the others, and found it did the best job of being consistent on all papers, but I found they all blended best on the Georgia Pacific cardstock.

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