Wednesday, December 12, 2007

COPICS OR NOT????

No pictures to post right now just a question that is confounding me. There is a lot of buzz right now about COPIC markers. Now I am intrigued by them. The samples of cards I've seen using them are awesome. BUT they are pricey; around $5 a marker. (That's for the "sketch" style. I can't find anywhere locally that sells the "ciao" style.) My dilemma it are they really that good or are other less pricey markers just as good. Also is there any hope that a non-artist can use them effectively. When I color using markers it always looks like a 5 year old did it, and that may be an insult to five year olds. So my dilemma is I really like they way they can look, but can I really make them look that way and are they worth the investment?????

Got to run...have a teleconference call to be on in 15 minutes. I wonder what Shelli has to say....while listening I will scan a few cards and post later.

3 comments:

Lee said...

Yup! I'm also wondering the same thing Suzanne........I'll be checking back to see what kind of advice you get!!

Diane Noble said...

Suzanne, so glad you posed the question. I want to know too. The copic markers do seem to have a more even look. I've also heard something about prismacolor and gamsol???? Would love to know what that is. Maybe we need to do a Flybaby technique blog run...so we can all be updated on the latest techniques in different areas of stamping...in this instance, color mediums of choice. I'll be checking back to see who explains the copics!!

BTW, I LOVE your new blog look. Very clean and classy. Funny you did that today. I was thinking about doing the same thing. But I didn't even know where to begin to look for a new background. I barely remember how I even set up my blog in the first place!!!!

Christi said...

I have one Copic sketch marker (it's all I could afford and I even used a coupon at Hobby Lobby LOL) and I LOVE it. I love it so much that I entered Gina K's Ciao marker club. I haven't tried the Ciao yet but if they're anything like the sketch it is well worth the price IMO. I also love my Prismacolors/Gamsol but it does give such a polished look.