Maria Del Pinto
Mepxy markers are manufactured by a family owned business in Seoul, Korea and are now being sold in the United States. These alcohol ink markers give Anime artists, calligraphy artists, and crafters more choices in alcohol ink markers with their growing product line. They even have blog dedicated to artists with a fun gallery and ideas for using the markers. I first learned about these from watching one of Linda Peterson’s “YouTube” video on how to transfer images onto plastic. She is a well known multi media artist who makes some really fun “how to” videos that you can learn various techniques from.
Anyway, the Mepxy 12 colors basic alcohol marker set contained:
- B06 Peacock Blue
- L07 Natural Green
- 006 Cadmium Orange
- V06 Iris Purple
- C05 Cyan
- M09 Magenta
- P04 Lavender
- W07 Light Mahogany
- G07 Vivid Green
- N18 Sepia
- R08 Vermilion
- Y06 Bright Yellow
and separately, I got:
- 00 Colorless Blending Pen
- Marker Blending Palette
- The colors are rich and the markers are refillable.
- The ink goes onto surfaces very smoothly and blend beautifully.
- Love the double tips on these, they are very handy and replaceable.
- The chisel end has sharper tips than some of the other brands that I have tried which makes it easier to use the edges for special effects.
- The color name & number is marked on both tips, so you can always find the color and match the cap back to the marker.
- The basic set does not have a traditional selection of primary colors. That would be nice to have to begin building a collection. I did a search and found them for sale by individual colors which would make it easier to create a personalized collection of colors that meets my personal needs.
- The ink is not compatible with StāzOn ink so plan your project accordingly (it is common knowledge that one should not use alcohol inks with solvent inks but I think it is helpful to remind readers).
- These are rich colors and will seep through cheaper quality paper, so take that into consideration when planning your projects.
We would love to hear from our readers if they use alcohol markers in their crafting projects and if they have any tips for using them? Also, what are your favorite multi-media products?