This past Saturday I had the privledge of taking a Copic Marker class. I had heard so much about these markers and was excited to get an opportunity here at Sun City to see what they were all about. Here's a copy of one of the cards we made at the class:
I really did like them; but my thrifty side had a tough time paying for them when I had the entire set of Stampin' Up! markers at home. I did like the fact that they do a great job of shading (there are over 300 colors available to purchase). I wasn't sure if I could shade with the 48 colors we have. So, I came home and started playing with Stampin' Up! markers and our Blender Pens (pg. 195, #102845, $9.95/3). The following photos are some finished cards I made with the images I colored using my own Stampin' Up! markers:
Being a watercolor artist, I've been using the ink from the markers with the Aqua Painter (pg. 195 #103954, $16.95) almost exclusively and have been teaching my students to do the same. While this makes for a very nice watercolor look, it was not as "rich" a look as the copic markers. Today I discovered how to use the Stampin' Up! markers on Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White cardstock with Blender Pens to create these richer looks.
If I get enough positive responses, I will hold a class to share my experiences today with our own Stampin' Up! markers and Blender Pens.