13 November 2013

Water-Based Markers Review

Hello there, a little while ago I purchased some Tim Holtz Distress Markers and some Stampin' Write Markers. During my haul video and on Facebook, I asked if anyone wanted a (very late) review on them and as some of you said yes here it is.
Now I know I am very late to the party here. I have used Copic Markers to colour my images for the last few years. Before that I used coloured pencils, pencils and mineral spirits, watercolour pencils and also some Papermania brush pens. It took me so long to buy the TH Distress Markers as well as the SU ones as I didn't think I needed them as well as my trusty Copic Markers. Water based markers give a completely different effect than Copic Markers though and it is nice to have a variety of colouring mediums as I love colouring. I always did as a child and that has continued into adulthood! I bought a few of both the TH Distress Markers as well as a small set of the SU Stampin' Write Markers to review and do a bit of comparing. Here is what I found out ...
So, like I say in the video, I do like both but I think the TH ones maybe require a little more time to use, to let dry in between layers if you want to have light and dark contrast. I think they are a better price now than from when they first came out and do have a nice colour range. The SU ones seem to suit my colouring style well and also come in a wide range of colours.
Unfortunately since I do not have a large colour palette of either, I only have one sample to share with you ...

The cupcake has been coloured with the SU markers onto to PTI Stampers Select White Cardstock. Some good examples of colouring with these markers can be found with THIS card by the amazing Jen Nelson using the SU markers and THIS card by the amazing Kristina Werner using the Distress Markers.
I hope this may have helped some of you who are new to marker pens for watercolouring and for those that are not I hope the post wasn't too boring for you! Thanks so much for visiting me today.


  1. Thank you for sharing your review Michelle. I have to say your colouring of the cupcake looks wonderful.
    Sue xx

  2. Your card is darling and thanks for the review about the markers. I purchased the TH markers a few months ago but haven't done anything with them yet.

  3. Thank you do much Michelle, I have been trying to decide should I get the stampin up markers or the distress ones and now I know which would suit me better. Oh in case you were wondering I am going to get the stampin up ones. Hugs, Amanda x

  4. That was very interesting and I found it usefull thanks for sharing your findings


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