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?
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
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.)
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.