Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Michelle Francis
I recently started using all the fun ink sprays that are out there and had been using a cardboard box to protect my surroundings, until I found the Clearsnap Color Catcher. I figured for $4.99 it was worth a try. I remember getting it and the ladies who got their order with me were all looking at this fun little package and wondering if they should’ve ordered one, too. One word – yes.
I can say I was skeptical that this was going to be any improvement over my cardboard box that I keep stored in the corner. The first nice thing about the Color Catcher is that it folds back down and I’m able to store it away when it’s not in use. The cardboard box quickly got thrown away.
One problem with ink sprays was when you cropped somewhere else. Do you haul a box with you or go outside and spray on the grass? When it’s cold outside, do you just go without? I know I would have just done without the spray. The Color Catcher is easy to take to crops and you can pull it out when you need it. The ink dries pretty quickly so it won’t have to be out for long.
The size is also very nice. When fully opened, it is 10”x10”x10”. This is plenty of room for most of what you’ll be spraying. When folded down, it easily fits into your bag.
Some people have been using the Color Catcher with their airbrushes as well. Since it is designed to catch overspray and keep your area clean, I can see how it would be used with airbrushing. You can use it for adhesive spray, too. I would suggest that you use a separate one for adhesives, though, and make sure it is completely dry before folding it down.
Not only is it portable, but it’s also easy to assemble. If you’ve ever put together a banker’s box or a similar kind of box, you’ll find it uses a lot of the same ideas to put it together. Even if you haven’t, you’ll be able to put it together in no time at all. There are also instructions in the packaging to help you.
For the price of $4.99, you can’t go wrong with buying the Clearsnap Color Catcher. I’m looking at mine wondering if it would be cute altered as a little Christmas scene or a Littlest Pet Shop house…just an idea.