Thursday, July 11, 2013

I finally took the Plunge!

I can't believe it has taken me this long but I finally bought some Copic Markers! I have SU markers and Prismapencils which I still love and use, but after doing some research I decided to get some Copics too!

These Copic Marker Sets, Fusion Sets, can be found for $15.72 at scrapbookpal.com. And FREE shipping when you spend $25! I got these sets because they are grouped by colors that blend well together. Perfect for the beginner, Me!

I am still waiting for a basic set of 24 that I found at Amazon.com. I also got a jar of Copic White Opaque there. I've been playing around with it a little and I believe it's going to solve my white gel pen never working properly or lasting long enough problem. I will share more later! :)

I haven't used my new markers yet (I just got them literally today) but I've been watching some YouTube videos on blending and stuff and I think I'm ready to start playing! I'll let you know what I think when I've used them some! I'm excited to start trying something new!

Here's some information on Copic Markers I found (at the bottom). You can read more and get chart print outs HERE! After doing all my research and reading I decided to go with the Sketch ones. They cost a little more than the Ciao but I like that they have the color names on the lid for quick access and that the oval shape keeps them from rolling (not that I've ever had a problem with rolling markers before, but still). Also, I found a Copic Collection app for my iPhone which keeps up with all the Copic colors, which ones I have in stock and their refills. Which is good because I forget what I have at home and hate accidentally buying multiples unless it's paper stacks then I don't mind so much! ;)

Here are the different markers:
Click on the image to read more!

Copic

Copic Markers are the original line of high quality illustrating tools used for decades by professionals around the world. Available in 214 colors, the Copic Marker style has nine

replaceable nibs and refillable ink.



Sketch Markers come in all 358 colors. The replaceable Super Brush nib acts like a paintbrush in both feel and application. Sketch Markers feature refillable ink and optional nibs and are compatible with the Copic Airbrush System.



Ciao

Ciao Markers offer all the features of our Sketch Marker, but in an economical size. Now available in 180 colors and featuring the same replaceable Super Brush and Medium Broad nib and refillable ink, the Ciao matches the Sketch in every area of quality for a lower price.



Wide

Wide Markers are the premier choice for coloring large areas with consistent stroke. They are excellent for backgrounds, calligraphy, architectural design, graffiti and product rendering. They feature two replaceable nib options and are easy to refill. Wide Markers are available in 36 colors.

 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new toys!
    I have just started learning how to blend them.
    I think I need to research a new permanent stamp pad choice because mine keeps bleeding even after the ink has dried for 15 minutes.
    I've had better luck coloring printed digital images.
    One of my favorite sites to see coloring/blending tutorials is http://heathershobbiehaven.blogspot.com/
    She even has charts so you can make examples to have for reference.
    She has both written (with pictures) and video tutorials.
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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