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28 Jan 2011

The Letrajet - oooh, its fab! **plus GIVEAWAY!**

I've been fortunate to carry out demonstrations on TV and at craft shows with Promarker pens purely out of lust. I also teamed up with Letraset to help promote my CD of images in conjunction with using Promarkers; fab pens for grown ups, I say.

Letraset started way way back in the early years of man and were the first ever company to produce transfers - do you remember them? The little sheets with letters on that your rubbed onto your desired surface with a lolly stick??! As a kid, these were just, like, the best thing EVER! Since then they have become one of the most sought after UK marker companies, producing markers for the artists and illustrator sector in high demand. With 300 alcohol based marker pens in the Tria range (their best seller), 148 in the Promarker range and 48 in the Aquamarker range, these pens needn't be just for artists - NO WAY, MAN!

With Promarkers becoming a staple in the stamping corner of the craft industry, it does have other diverse uses. With Letraset shifting their production to 24 hours a day to meet the ink thirsty crafters of the world, its time to get a little bit adventurous with our fave colouring tool. So lets say a sunny hello to the LETRAJET! Wahoooo! But, you know, Letraset didn't send me this to promote, oh no. I begged them to send me it when I saw it sat in a lonely corner on their website and felt, immediately, that it would be such a great asset to the everyday crafter.

Here is a video just giving you a rough idea of its basic uses (let alone what you can do with it if you used it like a proper airbrush (see image below the video)



Airbrushed image by Graham Kennedy

If you want to win a 12 pack of brights, a 12 pack of soft shades in Promarker plus a 12 pack of Aquamarkers too - that's 36 flipping pens, dudes! (Over £60 worth of product!).......... then simply tell me what you love to colour in or use your markers for. It needn't be for sweet little stamps - you could be a manga artist, a fashion illustrator or cartoonist. Ill pick a winner on the 3rd Feb

FINALLY
Oh yeah - a scrapbook retreat in Leeds, the home of my birth right, god's country, dirty Leeds United....ha ha! Allow the temptations of proper northern culture, in a gorgeous hotel in Bramhall with delectable teachers to whet your appetite for a weekend full of creative magic. Check out the website here and get your booty up/down/across to Leeds where air is as pure as an arctic breeze
**sigh, I love Leeds!**

56 comments:

Kerry said...

Oh bumflaps! The one weekend there is a retreat near enough home and I can't go. My eldest is home from uni for her birthday on the 2nd. I wouldn't be popular mummy if I was away lol

Kate said...

Interesting tool, looks like messy fun. I like using pens to create a wash background on canvases. I had Aquamarkers for Christmas but don't own any Promarkers yet. Thanks for the chance to win some.

** Kate **

Pam said...

Fab can't wait to devour your letralet tutorial as I talked my husband into buying me this for Christmas, I have used it s couple of times but know it can do do much more!! I use my pens on my handmade cards . Hugs Pam x

Paul said...

Brilliant tutorial - such a fun tool! I rarely use promarkers with stamps but I've owned Letraset's pens since the dawn of time through work and design. Nowadays, I use them to scribble in my sketchbooks and add colour to my pencilled outlines. Enjoy demoing the Letrajet! Pxx

Elsina said...

Awesome! I have markers of another brand and they don't blend good at all and I hardly use them because of it. I would use these for coloring cards and for drawings. I usually use aquarel pencils, but would love to try these! Thanks for the chance!

Keilly said...

Wow, I'm loving the Letrajet! Thanks for the tutorial, I might just have to add that to my wishlist.
I've only recently 'found' promarkers and think they are fab. I love using them on manga drawings but as I'm still perfecting my images, I cheat and use them on the Miss Anya stamps most of them time.

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twannywun said...

Ooh lovely, would use for my cardmaking
karen s
twannywun at hotmail dot com

Louise said...

Oooh how lovely, I used to use Letraset transfers when i first started scrapping...(11yrs ago)!!!

I don't have any Promarkers, so it would be great to win some, i can see using the Letrajet on layouts, for backgrounds :)

Fiona said...

Apart from the obvious - colouring in stamped images - I love to use my promarkers to change the colour of adhesive gems, prima flowers, sentiments etc to match my cards.

Fiona K x

Rae said...

Well, I don't love to colour in anything as yet as I don't own any promrkers. I didn't think I needed to, but you are testing my will power with the lettrajet!! ;)
If I had one I think I would colour... anything that stood till long enough!! (Dave and cat inluded!) :) mwahahahahaha

Elaine said...

Great video - looks a very handy tool for colouring backgrounds. Good thing is you use just the one pen so you can colour an image and match it esily for a background. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue said...

Well I don't have of those markers:(, but if I did I'd use them for virtually everthing. A friend of mine has a load of Promarkers and she rarely uses anything else.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, I remember the thrill of being able to afford my first sheet of letraset!! (don't know if that's because they really were as expensive as I remember them or because we were poor - cue Monty Python - but either way - such an unrestrained thrill!!) I would so love to win the pens! I have a manga set - and I mostly use them for writing greetings and sentiments on/in cards!! I write using the thick end of the pens and then go all around the edges using the black fineliner that came in the pack! Sorry - it's not exactly a big skill!! But it is really therapeutic and I think the end result looks fab! Love NinaB xxx

Yvonne Russell said...

Oooh... a new crafty toy. The Letrajet looks amazing.

I love playing with markers for adding colour to images on glossy card - gives an old fashioned tinted photo type look - also for adding colour to ribbon or seam binding, plus they're just perfect for decorative lettering.

I'd love to try Promarkers. Thanks so much for the chance.

Michelle said...

I used my promarkers last week to colour in my alpha's that I cut on my cricut to get the the exact colour I wanted. Love them but they are mine all mine and the kids beg to use them but they never get a chance!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Aside from the usual colouring I like to colour organza ribbons with my (limited) supply of Promarkers. The Duck Egg Blue is gorgeous on a ribbon.
Sue L

rach said...

Ooooh! 3rd of Feb is my birthday. Wonder if you'll pick me?

humel said...

My daughter was born in Leeds :-) So she's a Leeds Utd fan :-(

I *love* Promarkers, mostly for colouring in stamps, but lately I've been experimenting with using them on acetate and getting a stained glass effect to use as a background :-)

Joy said...

The airbrush tool is so cool. We would have lots of fun with that in this household. I like the idea of using it on canvases. DS reckons he could make some "well cool" band posters and DD would use them for her Manga drawings.However knowing my smallest boy he would probably paint himself!!!

Sue said...

Do you know Kirsty, I do not have any pens at all.I use water colours for my stamped images ..would love to make back grounds like you have demoed though.

Anne said...

I have never even seen a promarker in real life, let alone used one - I fear I may become addicted if I do, but I'm willing to risk it!

Yes, I definitely remember the letraset transfers. I used to put my name on the front of my school books with them - I LOVED them, they were such a treat!

Sarah said...

I love promarkers and aquamakers. I use them to colour stamped and printed images for cards. I use the aquamarkers for watercoloured backgrounds too.

The Letrajet looks fabby. Thanks for the tutorial :-)

Life's Creative Moments said...

I have a few Promarkers, my children love them but we only have about 12 so a little limiting but the quality is amazing. I'd love to try the Aquamarkers to create backgrounds.
I too remember the letraset rub-ons.
Thank you for the competition.
Sharon :)

cantstopstampin said...

O M GOODNESS how FAB is THAT ! Love love love promarkers - fabulous for doing a whole manner of 'creative colouring' within my scrapbooking - the endless possibilities with an 'airbrush' wowsee wowsee wowsee - so excited.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Gilly B

Debs said...

Wow what a great new tool. I love my Promarkers, use them for colouring stamped images, gems, ribbons, seam edging. You can even stamp with them, brilliant for stamping sentiments to match your image. Would love to try this new technique. Debs xx

Tracey said...

Great tutorial, I think I need one of these. As a crafer focusing on jewellery (and avid recycler/upcycler) I love using old papers (mags, newspapers etc) to make paper pendants and beads (some on my blog) ,but this set looks an amazing way to stand out these pendants, with my own colour schemes, and effects .. while using up all my scraps and leftover paper strips ... nothing goes to waste x

Carole Bryson said...

Wow - I didn't even know this tool existed ! Great for getting down and dirty with !

Bumblebee said...

Do I remember the little letraset transfer kits with the lollypop sticks? I still have some!!!
I would love these pens to colour in the childrens book I keep planning to write!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I used to have about 100 trio Marker pens as I used them to colour floor plans, elevations and perspectives for interior design clients before computer rendered drawings. I have some aqua pro markers I sketch with. I recently bought some dylusion and stampotique stamps and would like to try colouring them with promarkers.

Amanda said...

Love your Letrajet video, it looks like great fun. I own only two Promarkers at present which I use on my handmade cards. I would like to try Promarkers on my 'colour you own poster' which I started colouring in 18 years ago!! Time to get it finished and framed! Thanks for the chance to win.

Bettyann said...

would use them for making my cards..lovely goodies..

Scrapdolly said...

Looks like a fab tool - as I am so scared of my promarkers mebee one of them would help me get over the fear!

Gemma said...

I have around 40 Promarkers and I'm currently trying to restrain myself from buying any more! I started just colouring in stamps but now I'm experimmenting with altered art too.

Sally said...

I would love to master colouring images and I believe these are the BEST to work with. They would be great for stamping with. Want to use the tool you demo'd to do titles on my scrapbook pages too. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed these pens!!
(oh, and thanks for the chance to win some!)

pigglet said...

ooohh lovely video. i would use the pens with my daughter and my friend and her two daughters as we regularly have craft days and these would be a great addition.
thanks for the chance.
christine

Susan Pryce said...

What a fabulous tool Kirsty. I make teddy bears and use pens to shade the faces so I might have to invest in this little gadgetry and have some fun...

Trish said...

Hi Kirsty what a fabulous tool I can see whyyou love it so much. I don't own any promarkers as I tend to water colour stamps and backgrounds but now I NEED bothe the pens and the tool.

Jan C. said...

My daughter, an art student, has been wanting Copic markers to use in her art (esp. Manga). The ProMarkers sound as good or better.

Hope you are enjoying your trip and taking lots of pics so we can live vicariously, etc.

donna said...

Wow what a fab prize, I would love to try using them in my card making and scrapbooking. Thank for the chance to win.

donna@allgrove.com

AliH said...

Hi Babe,

I remember getting into big trouble many moons ago for pinching my Dad's Letraset transfers! Loved them! Noe I have your CDs I invested in some Promarkers but need more as all your lovely images are the same colours! Loving the airbrush thingy - would be great for journaling backgrounds

Hope you're having fun in LA

Ali
x

Jenni said...

Enjoyed the video, must invest in one of those Letrajets. I've actually been a big fan of Letraset products for many years - having worked in the design industry before I had my kids. I re-discovered Promarkers (think they used to have a different name) a few years ago and now use them for EVERYTHING!! Only problem is lack of money, I'd love to have the full collection, have to content with plodding along one pen at a time :o)
Jenni x

Anonymous said...

Jan C. said.........

Calligraphy is my first love. I adore spending time with my ink and pen doing copperplate writing. I would like to move onto modern mark making - the kind of thing that Lisa Engelbrecht does so easily.
Having these pens would help me explore this new avenue of Hip Hand-Lettering!Cool!

sue said...

I like to make backgrounds with both pro markers and aqua markers, especially like brayered effect skies with the pro markers, also being a stamper it has to be colouring stamped images as well. thanks for the chance to win x
sue

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Lesley said...

I fell in love with Promarkers at Christmas when my mother in law kindly bought me a couple of sets. I use mine mostly for colouring in the cute stamped images from Lili of the Valley, another font of creativity from Leeds. I am looking forward to seeing you at the Scrapstars Retreat in April, it is going to be great. Shame you can't bring Eddie!!
Lesley

Jane M said...

Thanks for the video. Love the idea of the airbrush, always find getting a soft background with the promarkers a little tricky and usually end up using chalk. Will have to save up for this and then I will have such a wide choice of colours for all my masks and stencils.
I use my promarkers to colour stamped images, ribbon, glass and acetate, make matching background papers.

Lisa Hemmings said...

I really need Promarkers, i've not long been using stamps and i've been watching how to use the markers and would love to have a go myself on my cards and scrapboking
Hope i'm the lucky one!
Lisa xx

isabel scrap said...

I love stamps, so I can use them to color the design

GadgetGirlUK said...

Hi Kirsty
Thanks for the chance to win some markers. I already bought some markers from you in the past and love to colour and cartoon on shrink plastic and make custom dinky buttons for the centres of my crochet flower brooches. Hope you might get the chance to meet Tim Holtz this month at Dyan's.
Love from Tricia in Newcastle upon Tyne

Sharon S said...

I love promarkers too. Love to colour my magnolia stamps expecially for christmas and any cupcake stamps too. Love, Sharon S x x x

isa dona said...

Thanks Kirsty for the great chance, i love to draw and all these pens look fantasti.

Rach said...

Well that's just typical - a lovely giveaway, and when do I spot it - the day after the closing date!!! Doh!

R xx

Sue Bone said...

I don't have any promarkers yet so I can't colour anything in professionally. :(

Deb said...

Ohhhh, I love Promarkers like they were my own children! I use the for colouring in when I want top-quality first-class colouring-in-ability, and for gazing at in awe and wonder, and for stroking in a slightly deranged but very adoring manner. Promarkers make the world go around. Oh, well, those and some other sort of scientific nonsense, I expect.

Anne E said...

Hi Kirsty, I need a latrajet system :-) do you know where I can buy one as I can't find them on-line. Thanks Anne