|Posted: 8/14/2013 9:32:49 AM|I purchased a bunch of Elizabeth Craft Design packets of the peel off stickers that go over the glitter to make cards. The woman that showed me her beautiful cards made with these used Copic Markers to color in the glitter. I didn't want to spend such a ton of money on markers. I purchased a box of markers from EK Success. They never dried. Days after coloring in the glitter, if you touched it, your finger would be that color. Can anyone recommend any markers that are more affordable but will work OR where I can get a good price on Copic Markers? I checked Ebay and Etsy but with shipping, they just seemed so expensive.
Here's some links so that you know what I'm talking about.
ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS
Loc: Huntsville, AL
|Posted: 8/14/2013 9:43:02 AM|I'm not familiar with this particular brand of sticker, but if what you need is just an inexpensive alternative to Copics, can I suggest Bic Mark-It markers? You can pick up a pack of 36 colors at Target for around $20, and they're alcohol markers and are also acid free.
There's a really good post showing the markers used for coloring here http://loveandsushi.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-markers-for-coloring.html.
Hope that helps!
|Posted: 8/14/2013 10:29:05 AM|
I'm also not familiar with stickers or what the technique requires, but Prismacolor artist markers, which are carried in most craft stores, are similar to copics. You can try using coupons to acquire.
Loc: near Chattanooga TN
|Posted: 8/14/2013 11:35:37 AM|
Again not familiar with the product but Spectrum Noir markers are another option.
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|Posted: 8/14/2013 12:03:55 PM|
thank you for your suggestions. They really are pretty. I will check out the suggested markers. And you're right. I just read on the blog that you would use alcohol inks.
In one of the pictures, they showed some markers. They used Tim Holtz markers. Another thought.
Loc: Northwest Iowa
|Posted: 8/14/2013 10:41:18 PM|We teach this technique at our store all the time
You can use any alcohol marker, and we carry the Copic, American Crafts Chromatix, and Marvy LePlume alcohol markers. Any of those work great. The best thing is, the AC and Marvy markers retail about $2.99 and we have all of their colors
We also teach those stickers with Distress markers, but the best way to use the Distress markers and these stickers is to put them on Watercolor paper. Color in part of your design with the markers, then use a water brush for a watercolor look.
Here's a video on how we teach the alcohol markers coloring on glitter with those stickers
Two totally different techniques using those stickers