EDITED: I fixed the picture of the card, don't know why that wasn't showing up...Hope that helps to actually see it! LOL
Yes, I took the plunge and got some Copic Markers (finally).
I saw them demonstrated at CHA and have seen them everywhere for the past few months.
The samples were amazing.
What you can do with them...stunning.
The price....not for the weak of heart.
So let's start by looking at a card I made with an image I colored with my new markers.
Now let's talk about the facts.
*Got the markers and played with them for about 2 hours before I really started to figure out how I was supposed to use them, and I am still not very good at it.* The brush tips which are the smaller of the two sizes are still not small enough for some of the detailing on this small image, so that's an issue.
* Used the Pallette Noir black ink as recommended and SU white cardstock, let it dry for about 5 days, and it still smudges, looks like I need to invest in new paper or ink.
* Bought a 36 marker set and still felt like I didn't have the colors I needed. There are way too many grays in this set if you ask me.* These markers seriously take some major coloring skills and personally I think I can get just as good results with my Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits and those were waaaayyyy cheaper.
Do I love the markers?
Would I recommend them?
If someone had the spare money and time.
Are they hard to use?
ABSOLUTELY (although I must admit, I am coloring challenged)
Are they a stampers must-have?
Definitely not, I can think many, many other things you could buy with marker money.
Am I returning them?
Nah....I need to figure this out, I'm not ready to give up yet.
Best thing about them?
They are alcohol-based so you can color glass, metal, ribbon without it bleeding! See the ribbon on my card? Colored with a marker to match the bowl and dried in minutes without a heat gun!
Where did I get 'em?
From my buddy Carol because I made her order them at CHA so I could buy a set. They are listed in her ebay store HERE.
Any more questions??
Just let me know, I'll be happy to give ya an honest answer!