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ScrappinGirl162
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I've heard of Zig Writer being one of the best, but what other pens/markers do you guys use? I really want a lot of colorful pens, but some are expensive.
Ex: Copic Markers


 
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Totally depends on what you want them for, as they have wildly different properties. Copics blend beautifully and are great for coloring, but are not for writing/journalling. Zigs have hard tips so are better for drawing and writing. I love Sakura pens (Glaze, Souffle, and all the various Gelly Rolls) for writing, a little drawing and coloring in accents.


 
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I recently purchased Tombo Brush Pens at M's - a set of six. I picked the called "Grunge" which is funny because as it ends up I'm wanting to so some grungy work. They were on sale. They had two or three different sets, one was primary colors.

I like them a lot.


 
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I would like them for journaling, and doodles thanks


 
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I have a scrappy friend that is pretty much a doodling pro and she uses black Sharpies (usually Ultra Fine Point Sharpies) and for white she uses Fine Point Water-based Sharpie Poster-Paint markers. The poster-paint markers are harder to find because it's the water-based ones and not oil-based like you'll see at M's or HL. I think she usually finds hers at art stores.

The regular Sharpies also work great for journalling--especially on stickers, but the poster-paint is a little too big for small writing. I also like the Zig Millennium pens for my journalling.


 
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I use Marvy Uchida Le Plume markers. I bought them from M's about 6 years ago and have used them on tons of pages. Only recently (within the last year) have I had to replace a few that are dried out.

I like these ones because they have a brush point (good for doodling and colouring in small things) and a fine point (good for journaling).


 
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I have many different markers. I love Bic and Sharpie ultra-fine point, but a few months ago, someone here at scrapbook.com said she had evidence of Sharpies fading some. I also love Prismacolor markers and Zig (though I just purchased thier 48-pack, and some are dry). I used to use pens a lot, but you have to give them plenty of time to dry so that they don't smear. And many times, my pens skipped and globbed, no matter which brand I had or where I got them. So I have pretty much given up on pens.


 
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These are my favorites for doodling.


 
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I mostly use my Zig markers for journalling and my Copics for coloring and blending images. I have also just purchased a few of Tim Holtz's distress markers to go with his inks. I think they work pretty much the same as the Zig's, just different colors. I've had alot of trouble with gel pens drying up, though I still use them on occasion.


 
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The Sakura pens do not generally dry up, but I've had a lot of trouble with all other brands of gel pens. This is one instance where brand name makes a difference!


 
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I like using Sakura pens One of my favorite brands! I'll look into the other pens/markers... I am considering getting Bic bc its acid-free!


 
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  • Luvmyfam Said:
These are my favorites for doodling.


Ive wondered about these Ive seen 'em at Joanns and M's so COUPON .. Im excited to try I use a white pen corrector and black sharpie for highlight..

I have used copic pens not the markers that are nice. Ive also seen the Derwent charcoal pencils do awesome in black and with your finger you can do shadding.


 
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I love my ZIG pens/markers and I use them for journaling, doodling on cards and LO's.

I want to try out copics and distress markers next!


 
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I have to say I am just now starting to lose my CM pens that are 10 years old. I am truly amazed how long they have lasted especially since I journal a lot.

I bought a pack of fine tip bic markers last year and they have held up well but, the tip are a little softer. The black, brown and blue that I use all the time is not as "fine" as when I bought them.

I am still on the look out for more pens as well. I stumbled on to HSN last night when they were talking about the American Crafts gel pens. Anyone have opinions about these pens?



 
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I have a few zig markers, bic markers and just got some TH distress markers.
Zig and the TH are my fav. They have different tips, but the ink seems to be the same quality (what I can tell from writing) I have not tried out all the other ways to use the distress markers yet. I have fallen in love with all the TH distress line, so the markers work color-wise for me and I will continue to buy that line before more zig markers.


 
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I really like the new TH distress markers.

I use the bic markers as well plus I have some gel pens but I don't know who makes them.


 
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For journaling I like Zig and American Craft's Memory Markers.


 
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oooh! I really want some new pens/markers!!!! Can anyone show me a lo with these pens or the TH distress inks? I want to see how they look bc everyone loves them... thnx


 
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