Not sure about investing in Copics? I have been colouring with Copics for years…. but now??
Did you see the ‘new’ kid on the block? Ellen Hutson now sells the Sketchmarker Brush Pro Markers and I just had to try them out, because if she recommends them… What can I say, it made me curious! Did you see my card I made recently for the Fundraiser for Ukraine? I used the Sketchmarkers to colour that card which you can see HERE.
Today I used the same Mondo Tulip image for both of my card designs to make it a little easier to compare.
IDEA #1 No Line Colouring
Nothing to test a new colouring medium than to try ‘no-line’ colouring. Which is basically still ‘line’ colouring but using a special Contour Ink which appears hidden once the colouring is completed.
I am very impressed at how similar these markers are to Copics when I am colouring with them. They also tick a few boxes for me… starting at 400 colours to choose from, yes you heard me right lol. They are refillable and you can also replace the nibs, less landfill!
IDEA #2 Combining the Markers
My second idea is all about mixing the 2 types of alcohol markers together. I don’t have many of the Sketchmarkers in my stash (although there may be some more on the way wink).
I was very impressed at how easily they blended together and again… how similar they are to Copics!
And this time I used a Hot Foiled sentiment I had ‘left-over’ from the Way With Words Set.
You can see my LIVE video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.
My final thoughts: I love my Copics, but I never did have the ‘full set’ syndrome, because basically I just couldn’t afford it and I don’t need ‘all the colours’. If I was new into the alcohol marker scene I would definitely invest in the Sketchmarkers as a preference for affordability. But really what it comes down to is the colours. If there is a colour you like and want, then it doesn’t matter which brand it is because they blend beautifully together!
I hope this has been helpful and if you are inspired to try a little marker colouring, I’d love you to share them with me on Social Media, I always love to see what you are creating. Sending big CRAFTY hugs your way,
Other Supplies: Ellen Hutson – Way With Words Hot Foil Die