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Old 06-20-2013, 02:56 AM   #1
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i dont know if im posting on the right section. but admin please move if i do so well by the way has anyone of you heard or use sharpie marker?
is it good for coloring ? would it not wear the paper out? and which one is good the fine tip marker or the thin marker? i hope i get a response. cause copic markers are not available here in phil and it is so expensive. hehe

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I have used Sharpies for coloring. They are nice because you don't get the streaks you do with the regular water-based markers. They are also much less expensive than COPICs.

The regular tips are good for most images, except really small/detailed images.
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I use the Sharpie markers to color my images with also. I think the set I have is called "fine tip." They also make a set called "ultra-fine" which is too thin, in my opinion.
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I have used the Sharpie Ultra Fine and just color in small circles. One thing I don't like about these markers is they do not have names of the color on them anywhere. I would even go with a number ID but mine don't have any indicators. I would like this so if I wanted to reproduce the way I colored an image, I would know exactly what colors I used. (I sometimes colored an extra image and keep it with a stamp. I indicate what color is used where.) The names of the colors are on the packaging but not on the pen. I guess I could cut up the list of names and tape them on the barrel of the pen but that is too much work. (Am I just being lazy?)

The colors are nice and bright. So if this is an alcohol ink marker you have access to-go for it.

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Secretzel--I use both Sharpie Markers and BIC markers: both are alcohol-based like Copics and Spectrum Noirs. Play around with different white cardstocks if you can. I hear that alcohol markers don't work well on Stampin' Up Whisper White. I use Georgia Pacific, but that tends to pill up a bit if I use too much marker. The Sharpie and BIC markers don't come in pastel (light or pale) colors, so be aware that you might be a bit limited. But they are a great lower-cost alternative!

Crafter 4 Life: I took an ultra-fine tip black Sharpie and wrote a number on each marker barrel (1-26?). Then I took a piece of white cardstock, wrote out my numbers and colored an example of each color above the number I assigned to it. I keep the card in the container with my markers. You could do the same thing--it doesn't take very long. Quicker than cutting out the name and glueing/taping it to the marker, plus I have a more accurate display of what the color looks like on cardstock, rather than going by the color on the cover of the marker. It also gives you a "shorthand" way of listing the colors you used on any image.

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I like them however their colors are a lot more intense than Copics - so I think you need them all!
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Thank you for your reply . Finally i have a replacement for a copic and doesnt tear up the paper board . Thanks!
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Thank you for the suggestion. I have the Copic Ciaos. I used address labels and wrote the number, punched them out and used a micro glue dot to adhere the 'label' to the cap. This is so i can see the color since i store my Copics horizontally. When I replace the pen, I just transfer the cap. (Don't use many colors enough to feel the need to buy the refill ink.) I will try your method because it sounds like a good one.
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Secretzel--I use both Sharpie Markers and BIC markers: both are alcohol-based like Copics and Spectrum Noirs. Play around with different white cardstocks if you can. I hear that alcohol markers don't work well on Stampin' Up Whisper White. I use Georgia Pacific, but that tends to pill up a bit if I use too much marker. The Sharpie and BIC markers don't come in pastel (light or pale) colors, so be aware that you might be a bit limited. But they are a great lower-cost alternative!

Crafter 4 Life: I took an ultra-fine tip black Sharpie and wrote a number on each marker barrel (1-26?). Then I took a piece of white cardstock, wrote out my numbers and colored an example of each color above the number I assigned to it. I keep the card in the container with my markers. You could do the same thing--it doesn't take very long. Quicker than cutting out the name and glueing/taping it to the marker, plus I have a more accurate display of what the color looks like on cardstock, rather than going by the color on the cover of the marker. It also gives you a "shorthand" way of listing the colors you used on any image.

Hope that helps.
I use this system also. I have a hodge-podge collection of markers, Sharpies, Bics, some Copics, Touch Twin and now Spectrum Noir.

I made color charts for each batch of markers, and a little colored square. And you are right, the color of the cap seems to bear no relation to the actual color of the marker, so the colored square is a big help.

Since Sharpies and Bics don't have numbers, I haven't made a chart for them. I just scribble them to see what the color looks like when I'm using them.
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Bugga--

Make up your OWN numbers for the BICS and Sharpies (I just grabbed one at random and started at "1"). I wrote the number 1 on the barrel of the marker I grabbed, then colored a square with the marker on a white piece of cardstock. I put the number 1 beneath it. Then the next one was 2, etc. When I want to color, I look at my chart to find the numbers of the colors I want, then find the markers.

Hope that helps to clarify it.
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Make up your OWN numbers for the BICS and Sharpies (I just grabbed one at random and started at "1"). I wrote the number 1 on the barrel of the marker I grabbed, then colored a square with the marker on a white piece of cardstock. I put the number 1 beneath it. Then the next one was 2, etc. When I want to color, I look at my chart to find the numbers of the colors I want, then find the markers.

Hope that helps to clarify it.
Thank you. Believe me, I don't think I would have thought to do that. Make up my own numbers for the Sharpies/Bics.

Aren't our brains funny? Sometimes the most obvious thing just doesn't occur to us.

Off to make a Sharpie/Bic chart.
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thanks for the suggestion. im using mixed fine point and ultra fine point and it doesnt ruin my paper!
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