Scrapbooking Markers?

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Posted 10/3/2012 by KVRLVN in General Scrappin'
 

KVRLVN
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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:25:36 PM
OK. I want to finally jump on the Scrapbooking markers bandwagon, but I'm not interested in the expensive copic markers. I want something that I can use to outline and color mainly chipboard pieces. Definetly a white marker will be essential. Something that works well and doesn't dry up too fast and is cost effective. I bought a package of 6 at HL with a 40% off coupon and the were dried up before I ever opened the package. Any recommendations? I don't needs hundreds of them. Just a few of the main primary type colors.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:36:50 PM
I have never had any trouble for the first six months up to (depending on the color) the first 10 years, with Zigs or the Marvy knockoffs of Zigs, except for the Marvy's that are the longer, skinnier cases than most of the scrapbook pens out there. I also recently purchased a newer single-point pen at M's, but can't remember that brand, just that it's in the same case as all their other single, not packaged scrapbooking pens. (As opposed to Sharpies which are up front and the Prisma and Copic pens that are in the art section instead of the scrapbooking section.

M's also has them in packages of various quantities and colors of pens. I would think if HL has the regular Marvy's or any Zigs, if that's what you got, you must have some duds. However, if it was those long skinny Marvy's, I had to return a brand new one of those because it was dry, and so was the one I then tried out at the store, so that's why I have the one whose brand name I can't remember. I don't shop HL too much, simply because they are kind of new in this area and there are quite a few M's, not to mention my favorite LSS, closer than HL.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:16:15 PM
I know your not interested in Copics..which are my favourite markers to colour images with.
But before I took the Copic plunge, I coloured with Sharpie markers.
They have many colours, inexpensive, and come in different tips.
They will work great on your chipboard pieces as well.

Not sure about the white pens you are looking for though.

Tracy



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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:34:25 PM
Zig Memory System and SU markers are my favorites. I don't think I've ever seen a white marker?


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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:58:49 PM
I've tried Sharpies - the colors just don't blend.

I use Faber Castell for mixed media. They are OK but it takes a while for the color to dry.

I've been using Copic Sketch markers for the past three weeks. I am in love with these markers.

If you hit Dick Blick's art supply website by 11:59 CT tonight, you can get 25% off your entire order with free shipping over $50. I just ordered more Copics for 3.94 per pen. They run about 7.00 each at retail stores. Use code CDBY. You want the "Sketch" markers if this sale allows you to go the Copic route.

Blick Art Supply



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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:19:38 PM
I love the SU markers. I have the entire set. I haven't seen a catalog in a long time so I'm not sure they do a white. I know they didn't when I bought my set.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:21:23 AM
Thanks I will check out the suggestions.

The pens I bought at HL were the Marvy Opque markers. It did have a white marker in the set, which I why I bought them. I must have gotten a dud or old set. They would not even color on cardstock much less chipboard. They were in the scrapbook section. Probably should have looked in the art section.



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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:39:54 AM
I have to say that Sharpies and Bic markers do blend...not as easily or as smoothly as the Copics, but I have blended with them.
It just takes a bit more work.

Tracy



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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:01:19 PM
Your white pen must be a gel ink or similar type pen. But a white marker? I don't think so.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:06:14 PM
Must admit that Copic seem the best for blending. I am still a novice! Thanks for the Dick Blick link. Maybe I can come up with some money. I do like Tim Holtz distress markers for coloring stamps.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:13:13 PM
Tim Holtz distress marker, Picket Fence is white. It works fairly well, but when you first use it, you won't see anything, the color 'appears' after a few seconds. Thats the only current white marker I know of.
There have been other white markers in the past but they did the same magic appearing act.

The only other white you'll get is a white sharpie paint pen, or other white paint pens. Or use a white gel pen. Signo is the best for a bright, non fading white. Signo comes in two point types, broad and fine. Thats the only brand of white pen I'll ever use, others don't hold a candle next to that one.



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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:48:53 PM
I have Marvy markers (the brush/writing tip ones - Le Plume). I've had them for at LEAST 10 years. I have some where the writing tip isn't juicy like it used to be but it's not totally dead either. Even in those cases - for over 10 years that's damn good! They're not for blending though if you're looking to do that kind of coloring.

Michaels has Prismacolor markers in the art section.



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Posted: 10/6/2012 3:45:45 PM
What I bought was the Marvy Opaque Stix Pigmented Markers. It had a white one in it, so that is where I'm getting the "marker" from.

I've looked around and I do see that most of the white markers are actually going to be white paint or gel pens, which is fine as long as it works. Also would prefer fine tip for drawing.

I pulled a M's 50% coupon from their site today and will check out if they have what I am looking for.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 8:57:42 AM
Thanks everyone for their replies. I went to M's with a 50% coupon and bought the Marvy LePlum II 12 double sided markers. After coupon they were $11.50. I also bought 2 white paint pens.

I made this layout with them last night. I inked the edges of the paper, the doilys,the layered butterflies and the chippie flourishes. I really like them much better than the other ones I bought.

Sunset Key



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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:57:07 AM
BIC Mark-it has a 36 color pack in fine and ultra fine...very affordable. I've been able to blend them pretty good. You can also use the Copic colorless blender with the BIC markers and it has the same effect as with Copics. I also like Memento markers and Tim Holtz Distress markers.


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