Here is another one for you . . . Tombow or other marker?

So what type of marker do you prefer? Tombow? SU? Impress? Dee
Groenig's? So tell us which do you prefer?
Inquiring minds wanna know. Ha ha.
Inky Huggz,
Missy Olson
Angel #1754
North Branch, MN
Reply to
Roscoe2
I like Marvy Marker for a watercoloer effect but I do wish they would make the ink and pen caps the same corlor. For a permament maker, I like Zig's because they have a real nice fine tip. I also have some Gelly Roll's in gel ink with sparkels in it that are nice But I do find the gel tends to spear so i heat set it. I don't buy cheap ones because they dry out very quickly. I also like open stock option of Marvy's, Zig's, anf Gelly Roll's, That way I don't have to buy a set to get one color.
Reply to
JRTowner
I have some zigs and mostly marvey but i would love to buy some of Dee's markers she works wonders with hers and i like the shape of them..but man are they expensive for me.. cathy
Reply to
chatty cathy
You know, I've never really gotten into markers. I like the concept of using them direct-to-rubber, but never really enjoyed actually using it. I like to color in images, and never liked the streakiness I get from doing so with markers.
I also agree with JR - it bugs the bejeezes out of me when cap and ink colors aren't the same!
Alison
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Alison
Hello :) My first post to this newsgroup :) Marvy Markers are my favorites. I've had my markers for several years and they haven't dried up like some of the other brands tend to do. If one of the markers gets dry, I open the top and drop a few drops of glycerine & water into the pen. I learned recently that if I store them with the tips/caps down, they work much better-the moisture stays in the tip. My favorite techniques...using the markers with blender pens or scribbling on plastic with the markers and using paint brushes to pick up the colors.
Barbara Burdett, NY
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Barbara Bennett
I only have six Marvy Markers and hadn't used them in years so just checked them out...they are still wet but only two make a sound when I shake them. What could that mean? They are Metallics. I bet they would look pretty using them with the aqua painter. That's my favorite way to use markers too. I scribble on a CD and use my aqua painter to pick up the color.
FYI if you have markers with brushes on both ends you should lay them flat. Stamp pads should be laid upside down.
SAD
On 10/13/06 10:03 AM, in article egogtt$5cb$ snipped-for-privacy@ruby.cit.cornell.edu, "Barbara
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Wave Jumper
Hi SAD,
I did not like my Marvy's so I sold all of them I think in a pencil cup $0.25 a piece of 5 for a $1.00. I just didn't like them I prefer the Tobmbow's because I truly like the idea of both tips. Easier for me to use. I prefer eaiser. I didn't know about laying those markers flat. Thank for the heads up on that one.
I did however know about the ink pads, however, if you have a pigement pad for exaple Brilliance Ink pads you don't want to store them upside down as they are naturlly gushy and to much ink means smudgy to me. I store all of my dye inks and kaliedacolor pads upside down, after that everyone else stays upright. Right or wrong not sure, works for me.
Inky Huggz,
Missy Inky Huggz, Missy Olson Angel #1754 North Branch, MN
Reply to
Roscoe2
Thanks for the info on the Brilliance pads. I wondered why some of mine made the stamps such a gunky mess when I inked them. I'll have to turn them right side up now.
SAD
On 10/15/06 11:52 AM, in article
Reply to
Wave Jumper
I have all Tombow. My mom is an SU demonstrator and has their markers plus CTMH markers, so when we were there for Thanksgiving she gave me all of her Tombows. I've got to sort through and I'll give her back any duplicates (I know we had some of the same colors), but my marker collection just trippled :-)
I don't like direct-to-rubber with markers as much as using ink pads with my stamps, but there have been a few times when that technique came in handy.
--Barbara
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stampingmaniac
Hi Barbara,
Now isn't that funny that you say that you don't like to use your markers direct-to-rubber, because that is the only way I like to use them. You see I don't color very well and this is a way for me to make a colored stamp. You know for instance with a flower stamp I color the stem green and the flower a different color.
I love my tombow's and have all of the sets that The Angel Company offers. LOVE my TOMBOWS.
The great thing about the SU markers is that they match their cardstock and inks and to me that is a great feature too.
I was just wondering what others thought and what type of marker is their favorites.
Inky Huggz,
Missy
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Roscoe2

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