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Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (41 of 46)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 60,976 - Total Helpful Votes: 41 of 46
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value, 21 Mar 2014
The loose fit is great, and there is a good range of dark colours. The socks are comfortable, but one has had stitching start to open at the toe, but there were more than 12 pairs in my packs, so that is no great loss. A bargain that is good for my feet and legs, no more rings around my legs!
Scola 6 x 25ml Marbling Inks (Pearlescent) by Scola
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for fun., 27 Feb 2014
I preferred the 8 Metallic Marbling Inks by Arts and Crafts World. Maybe I had an old batch, but I couldn't seem to get the inks to spread properly on the water surface, no matter how much I shook the bottles before using. The bottles are not as illustrated, Be Creative assured me that the bottles all looked squashed because Scola heat seal these bottles. But they do still contain the full 25ml - I know, I measured it! So this is one for a bit of fun rather than a serious papercrafter.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Inks, 27 Feb 2014
Easy to use for great results. Do shake the bottles very thoroughly to ensure the colour is well blended into the base liquid. I got advice on marbling from several YouTube feeds. I found it worthwhile treating the paper first with Alum as a mordant, to encourage the clours to bond well, Also thickening the water with, say, Carragheen gum allows you to develop more interesting patterns with swirling and combing. Allow the paper to sit on the surface for a bit and rinse off excess ink for good permanent results.