Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

18 CRAFTER’S COMPANION Make your crafting dreams come true with the Sara Signature Once Upon a Time Collection from Crafter’s Companion. Romantic patterned papers, enchanting dies, stamps, decorations and a sprinkle of magical fairy dust bring beloved glittering princesses and classic fairy tales to life through papercraft. No need for a magic wand, this collection includes a special shimmering inkpad, jewel-bright gem decorations and stunning, luxury pot of iridescent glitter. So, you can make birthday girls and boys feel like a prince or princess on their special day with spellbinding cards, party invites, gifts bags, decorations, scrapbook pages and more. +44 (0)1388 660 930 PENTEL (STATIONERY) LTD. Pentel has launched an extension to its Brush Sign Pen range, with a twin-tip version of this highly popular product. With a broad brush tip at one end and a fine brush tip at the other, the Brush Sign Pen Twin Tip is the ideal product for beginners to practise hand lettering and modern calligraphy, or decorative illustration techniques. Continuing the brush theme, Pentel’s new Milky Brush uses the same pump-action ink flow technology as the Pentel DualMetallic Brush but is supplied with eight gorgeously soft pastel shades. Pastel mint green, pastel pink, pastel orange, pastel blue, pastel yellow, pastel violet, white and pastel green ink produce beautiful results on dark or light coloured paper. The synthetic fibre tip retains its shape and the pen is ideal for tapering, blending and letter forming. Also new are recent additions to the Pointliner family of pigment liner pens. The original range featured five tip sizes, from extra fine 0.05mm to medium-broad 0.8mm, all with black ink. Now, Pentel has extended the range with a further six tip sizes, including 2.0mm and 3.0mm calligraphy-style tips. It’s useful to have more than one ink colour to hand, and Pentel’s new iZee 4 Colour ballpoint pen offers style, practicality and colour choice at an everyday affordable price. Choose from standard (dark blue) barrel with black, red, blue and green ink, fashion (light blue) barrel with orange, pink, sky blue and violet ink or education (dark violet) barrel with black, blue, green and violet ink. Finally, for the ultimate in sustainability, Pentel’s new EnerGel Eco 96 pen provides an excellent writing experience with strong environmental credentials. Made using more than 96 per cent post-consumer recycled materials, EnerGel Eco 96 is ideal for everyday writing, and is available with black or blue ink quickdrying EnerGel ink and a 0.7mm (medium) tip size.