Sunday 8 October 2017

Product Review Series | Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

I wasn't originally sure if today's review was going to be today's review. I try to mix it up and keep you all on your toes, and last week I reviewed the Daler Rowney Medium Texture Paste, and the week before that was the Mother of Pearl Structure Gel, so I was a little hesitant to toss in another paste - I mean how much paste can we all need?

Apparently I need a whole lot of it - because I have a few others in my craft room as well as this one and the ones that have already been reviewed. But I promise I'll do something different before I pull out any of those.

For the purposes of this review - I'm going to be referring to this as an embossing/texture paste because it can be used as such. However, that is not entirely accurate. This product can be used in more ways and doesn't really deserve to be lumped in with other pastes.

For my examples I will be using a 65lb dark green cardstock as well as 110lb white cardstock.

There are a couple things that make this different than the other embossing/texture pastes that I have seen/used:

  • 24 amazing colours - up until now we've been mixing our own
  • Relatively inexpensive 
  • Thicker than other pastes - which allows for it to be used in other ways
  • Smooth, silky texture

I have a beautiful frosted blue - which is why I'm using it on so many of my Christmas designs, when I start posting them, I'll be sure to link back here so you can see how it turns out.

  • The product is incredibly thick - much like a mousse (imagine that)
  • It is water based and if the product gets too dry a spritz (just one!) water can reactivate the product

This product can be applied in a variety of ways - making it more versatile than other pastes:

  • I use the round blending foams from Tim Holtz to sponge the product on
  • It can be brushed on using a firm brush
  • It can be spread - alone or through a stencil
  • It can be watered down and spritzed or painted on a project
As this product will dry out, I keep my blending sponge in a small sealed craft baggy adhered to the bottom. That way I don't have to throw it out each time or wash it at the end of each project. (I also store my blending sponges for the full sized Distress ink pads this way as well.)

In the example above I have used the blending foam to just add it into place (top) and then I used the edge of a scalloped circle to show how it works over the edge of a stencil. I chose to use this dark green paper to show how opaque this product is. My mousse is an incredibly light blue and it can cover the dark green of this paper with ease.

In this example, I wanted to show just how light of a shade it was when used on a white cardstock. 

Couple of Observations:
  • Incredibly metallic
  • Dries super fast - so if you are using a stencil make sure you can wipe it or wash it very quickly
  • Some warping during application but it dries flat
  • Blends very smooth when applied using a sponge
  • Low odor
  • Retains paper texture (seen in example with green paper) when applied in a thin layer
  • Doesn't seem to be colour names on the packaging 
Overall, this is an incredible product. Again, it is not something that will replace other pastes in my collection but it is an amazing addition. The cost vs. quality is fantastic. I love that it comes in so many colours and sooner or later I'll definitely be getting more. I love the metallic shine; very much a step up from other metallic pastes that I've seen.

So, if you are looking to try something new or are looking for a delightful metallic shine for your projects I'm definitely going to point you in this direction. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for something to add a little flare - because it works in so many ways this is a product that can be right for anyone.

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*disclaimer: I am not sent products to review nor am I paid to review them. I review the products that I use, that I find interesting, and that I have purchased with my own money. I am given no incentive or reward to create reviews, all reviews are based on my personal experience and are my opinions only.

1 comment:

  1. It seems to be a great product. Nuvo products are pretty good in general. Thanks for this review.


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