Thank you for your response re: dry markers.
The first marker that I tried that was dry was a black one. I have since returned it to the store where the pack was purchase and was able to exchange it. (Returned all the pens and just did a straight exchange)
I use Neenah Solar White for my alcohol markers. I think I just need to practice in order to get the right touch. I use Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the image.