Originally Posted by dottiejdavis
I'm so new to the Copic craze and need lots of pointers. I did order some Copic brand paper but goodness it was sooooo thin. Just wouldn't work for cards in my opinion. I have been using Tombow markers but found that the Neenah paper pilled or rubbed around. Not good. So is there a difference between what Tombows or alcohol markers do to paper? Wish I could use the Distress Markers and the Tombows or the Copics on all the same paper. Is this a pipe dream? Would love to hear some input as I don't have time to scroll through the bazillion other comments....well unless I am under distress!!! LOL.
Clarification: Copic does have some Copic-brand papers, but as far as I know, they are *paper,* not cardstock. AFAIK
, there is no such thing as Copic cardstock. As noted in my previous post, Copic recommends X-Press-It Blending Card.
If I'm not mistaken, Tombow markers are water-based. Copics are alcohol based. All the difference in the world! And yes, there's a huge difference in how they behave.
Can you get to a local store that sells Copics? For example, in this area there is an art supply store that sells them (not a craft/hobby store, although some craft/hobby stores do sell them, too.) You have some Tombow markers. Take them with you and experiment comparing the two. Maybe take some different kinds of cardstock with you.