Argh, My kids got into my GOOD markers. I have had them for about 8 years. They were set I got when I first started scrapbooking with Creative memories a long long time ago. They were in perfect shape and no they are a disaster.
I keep looking at the Copic Ciao Markers but I have really not been stamping much and seems like a huge expense. I have heard that they blend beautifully.
I tend to use my Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Odorless Mineral spirits when coloring . I keep coming bac to the Copics but not sure I if want them just because they are the latest craze or if I eed them.
Stamping burned a HUGE hole in my craft budget and I tend to cringe whenever I look at buying more stamp stuff.
For the amount of times I would use these the price tag seems So high. My LSS is selling them for 6.00 each and art supply store 3.80. I also don’t like the tips the Copic Ciao marker comes with. I want a brush and a fine tip pen- I think Tombow is the one one that has this.. but they are ware based and I prefer the fast dry times of Copic, etc.
The Top Markers for scrapbook and card makers seem to Be Sakura. Tombow, Copic Ciao or Sketch and Prisma Color Markers. I have also seen the Zig markers at my local scrapbook store.
On one of my craft email list someone mentioned BIC Mark-It
which are very cheap and seem like they may be what I am looking for. I think using the Copic Blending pen
with Bic Markit may work as they are also alcohol based.
I have mentioned before but worth mentioning again- EXCELLENT post A Copic Marker / Prismacolor “Premier” Pencil Comparison .
A teeny bit off topic- but such a great and well researched article by Ellen Hutson on what types of inks work well with Copic ( alcohol ink based markers). I found this article to be hugely informative and appreciate the effort it must have took to write it. Her work is also just gorgeous.
splitcoaststampers has a teric thread that answered alot of my questions: What is the Difference between Tombow/Marvy Le Plume and the new Copic Markers?
Bics vs. Copics Colour Chart is a colour chart to compare the Bic Markits with Copic Markers- very handy!
I am going to buy the BIC Mark-It
tomorrow as well as Copic blending pen and 4 Copic Ciao basic colours to compare- and will post results later in the week.
I don’t mind investing money ONCE if I love them :-).