Monday, March 31, 2008

Using Prismacolor Markers and Ink

So I have purchased a couple of Prismacolor markers and have found that they make my stamped images bleed. I did a little comparison using the 3 different ink pads that I already had. Dew Drop Brilliance in Graphite Black (top image), Stampin up Classic in Black (middle image) and Stazon in Jet Black (bottom image).

I did 4 tests, 5, 10, and then 30 minutes after stamping the image and then the last one I left for overnight (about 12 hours). I hate to say this but, Stampin Up's classic pad was the worth for all time tests. Stazon was the same for every test, bleed. And the winner but only in the category of "overnight" was the Dew Drop. I know I don't have the patience to wait over night to be able finish a project. So my Question to all of you is, what are you using with your Prismacolor or Copics Markers?

PS Sorry the picture is not that great.

Enjoy & TFL


Anonymous said...

Hi Shanna -
I had/have the same problem when I purchased my copics just 2 weeks ago. I asked a few of the "experts" on SCS that use copics to color their images and I was told to use Tim Holtz's Distress inks. I have yet to try it, but found a black soot color that I am going to try for stamping my images. Hope that helps. Christine

Anonymous said...

I use Versafine Onyx black for everything, including my prismamarkers but I do let them dry a little while first. I also think paper makes a huge difference as well. I use a lot of papertrey white and watercolor paper. I like SU Whisper White but because of the surface i definitely let dry for several hours.

jamielady said...

You know, I hate to say it, but Im not all that impressed with the copics. I find them to bleed too and Im not super crazy about how some of the colors are oh I dont know muted? I have Prisma and Pantone Tria markers that I got way back when I started stamping and I really like them. I have heard great things about the stamping up markers but never tried them. However, I can give you all a GREAT tid bit that I discovered.. A special kind of paper I absolutley LOVE to use and I guarantee you will too! It is a beautiful super white. I get it at an art supply store in Seattle and depending where you live you may find it at one. However, here is a link so you can at least check it out
its called Borden & Riley Paris bleedproof paper for pens.
Whew! Sorry for the super lengthy reply but I really wanted to share that with you!! Now Im going back to check out the rest of your blog!

stampinjane said...

Prarie Paper and Ink blogspot with Amy (can't spell her last name, but I know that you can find her @ PaperTrey has a copic tutorial I believe, as well as a Q&A on Sundays? I think. She does an terrific job with the copics and would be a good source, not to mention she does AWESOME work! Good Luck! jane

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