Username Post: Stamping Pens        (Topic#1566269)
mrsdriver5
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I haven't tried stamping yet, but want to try it. Since I don't even know if I'll like it, I can't justify the expense of Copics. Is there another brand that works as well? I've been looking at the 48-color zigs. Does everyone use copics, or are there a few people around who use other brands?


 
catzscrapper
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In response to mrsdriver5

I have never tried copics and have no desire to. I do not have a large budget to scrap with and I am perfectly happy with more reasonable priced markers. I usually get the dual tipped ones, fine tip and brush tip at the other end. They work great for stamping or coloring. I also like to use permanent black ink or embossing powder in black, then color in with water color pencils and use a brush and some water to finish. It looks nice and I have fun creating it!
Copics?? Way out of my budget comfort zone, but I am happy with simpler and I enjoy water color pencils


 
Rosita
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In response to catzscrapper

what supplies do you have on hand that you could color with? I love using the distress inks or Stampin' Up inks and a water pen to color in stamps.


 
Amarilys
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In response to Rosita

I use distress inks to color in my stamps too. Copic are nice but very expensive. I have tried them and think they are just ok, not good enough for me to pay $6+ a marker


 
Sneezy1956
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In response to Amarilys

Copics in the long run really aren't that expensive after you have refilled your copics with a full bottle of refill you are only spending about $2 a pen and each refill after that is cheaper.

But, distressing ink works well with coloring along with water color pencils and many other inks and pens.


 
dwelch
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In response to Sneezy1956

The main thing is just to try a sample to make sure the ink you use to stamp doesn't run when you apply your color (whichever color you decide to use).


 
mrsdriver5
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In response to dwelch

OK, I've been buying a few stamps and got me a stamp-a-ma-jig this morning, so hopefully I'll have some "play time" sometime today. Thanks for your replies~ (I'm still thinking about getting the zigs, but I'll try working with the distress ink that I have.)


 
jaspernonyx
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In response to mrsdriver5

I love my Zig's! The thin point is thin enough for me to journal with. They seem to last a long time.


 
Tenant
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In response to jaspernonyx

I have about 20 copics and love them, but I found that I don't always want the shaded look so they are not always necessary. I recently watched a Gina K video where she talked about Bic Mark it's and how they can work like copics. I bought a 36 pack for $25 at an office supply store and am quite pleased with them. There is a very nice variety of colors too.


 
jaspernonyx
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I have about 50 Bic Mark It's (differing by thickness), and I agree that they are great to work with! And they are inexpensive. Love 'em!


 
mrsdriver5
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In response to jaspernonyx

Thanks~I'll check out the Bic Marks.


 
law
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  • law on 11-03-11 12:05 PM
In response to mrsdriver5

yup i love my bic mark it's they are bright.


 
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