Does anyone use these markers?? I love to color my stamped images but can't bite the bullet to buy these markers because of the price. Are they really worth it or can I can a comparable product for cheaper??
I actually looked at them last night -- but 5.99 per marker. That's quite an investment. So far I haven't been satisfied with anything to color in stamps. I'm gonna try my hand at the watercolor pencils --
I have close to 300 of these markers and I definitely recommend them!!! There is nothing like these markers for coloring in your stamped images...I have tried several other markers and nothing compares. I bought each one of mine with a sale or a coupon...don't ever pay full price for one! Also, check out Ebay!
They absolutely are worth it. Nothing else colors like these do. Secondly, they are refillable and the nibs (the ends) are replaceable. So in theory, the marker you buy, should be your marker for life. I don't know how much it is to refill them other places, but the store where I work will refill them for you for $1! Totally worth it!
I have the Ciaos. I figured since I hadn't used them before it wouldn't make since to get the Sketches right away. Bought a set with a 50% off coupon from J's. I LOVE them and eventually I will get the Sketches. If you are interested in trying Ciaos, pm for the site I recommend! You can get a customized set (YOU choose the colors)with free shipping. I use him all the time when I want to add more colors.
I bought most of mine at a site for $4.15 each, free shipping after $50. Oh, and sketches, not ciaos. He has ciao even cheaper! Like Mandy, I have almost all of them. There's less than 10 left that I still want (I don't really want the toners). I love them. If you plan to color many images, they're a good investment. If you only want to do a few or aren't sure it's something you'll be interested in six months from now, maybe just try a basic set or a different type of marker.
They're coming out with 12 new colors at CHA. I must have them! I'm not addicted or anything....
I also have just started with these & I now own approx 40 Sketches which at the CarpeDiem site run about 3.89 to 4.15 ea.
Not only can you color images (watch the paper you use tho since they will bleed on normal stuff)but because they are alcohol ink you can color bling, metals, glass, etc. They can even be used in an airsprayer too. Saw a YouTube video on that. Awesome markers and I'm trying to control my new addiction!
I am another vote for Copic markers. I use both the ciao and the sketch - I get the ciao when I can because they are cheaper (but don't come in every color) and they have the same tips as the sketch ones. They are fantastic...I keep saying this but you should go on Youtube and see what people can do with them!!!
I saw these at Hobby Lobby this weekend and wanted to buy them but didn't want to invest that much when I had no idea what they were like...glad I found this post...now I can't wait to get some .....thank you all for enabling an addict
I am also new to Copic.. I've read about them and wasn't sure if I'll make good use of them.
It just so happens I notice the CK convention in my town has a Copic class. I realize that they have certified teachers... so I've signed up at the CKC to take a beginner's class to learn more about it. I think local stamp stores might have similar, it's worth checking out if you're interested...