There is nothing like being in the middle of creating a mixed media project and not being able to find scissors sturdy enough or sharp enough to cut through the material you are working with.
Second worst is managing to cut through the material only to have jagged edges that need cleaning up, because it’s almost impossible to make that edge look clean.
Allow me to introduce you to Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears.
Here is what the website has to say:
Our Amplify™ Mixed Media Shears are premium shears designed for cutting extra-thick mixed-media materials. They sense blade separation and force the blades back together to cut cleanly through thick materials like corkboard, thick cardstock, magnet and much more. Amplify™ Mixed Media Shears are available in three sizes for cutting in tight spaces, all-purpose cutting and large-scale projects requiring long, clean cuts. For crafting and mixed media enthusiasts hoping to make their next project their best, nothing on the market outperforms Amplify™ Mixed Media Shears. All include a sheath to protect the blades and a lifetime warranty.
Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears are designed to cut through thick materials such as:
- faux fur
- fiberglass cloth
So let’s kick the tires and cut a few things, shall we?
I’ve had this leather belt around for a while now with an idea of making something out of it but I wasn’t sure how I would cut it to size. Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears to the rescue!
I had to use a little force but the shears cut through the thick leather with no problems. The cut is nice and smooth, not all jagged like it would be if I had used scissors with a duller edge.
It’s really annoying to me to be cutting wired ribbon with un-sharp shears. Usually I have my left hand full of a bow or part of a wreath and my right hand is trying to hack away at the ribbon. The scissors fray the fabric and usually get hung up on the fine gauge wire at the edges. I often have to go back and clean up the edges once my hands aren’t so full.
This time I got a nice clean cut and the shears didn’t even hesitate over the wire. Snip.
I used the shorter shears to snip the shank off the back of a plastic button with no difficulty. Now it can be added to all sorts of flat surfaces.
Be sure to check out Jenny’s review of the Fiskars Amplify RazorEdge Shears Fabric Shears to see how the two kinds of shears compare or are different.