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.
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Crafters Companion is the force behind some of our favorite tools and products like the Enveloper and Spray and Sparkle glitter spray. Now, they have come up with another gadget that we think will be a big hit with paper crafters, the Envelobox Creator. This handy dandy tool will allow you to create envelopes in over 120 different sizes that are perfect for three dimensional projects. It works with their Ultimate Tool or alone and retails for only $12.95 for a set of six markers.
Reported By Wendy Jordan
Lately, I’ve been having a love affair with markers. I’ve been so intrigued by the fabulous coloring that has been making the rounds in the stamping industry. Imagine my happiness when I found out I would be reviewing Letraset Pro Markers, a marker that I had never heard of before.
When I opened my package that had made it’s way across the ocean, I was pleasantly surprised to see two packages of Letraset Pro Markers, Fine Line Drawing Pens, Bleed Proof Marker Pad and Letraset’s product catalog.
I wanted to get started right away coloring an image. I stamped the first image with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the Bleed Proof Marker pad.
I started to color this image with Poppy from Pro Markers Rubber Stamping Set 2 , but I didn’t have a shade lighter to achieve the color that I was looking for, so I grabbed a Copic and when I started coloring, the Copic marker was taking the inkjet printer ink and smearing it. I didn’t have that problem with the Letraset Pro Markers on the previous images.
Letrasets Bleedproof Marker sheets are coated on one side. If you are using the sheets to print images from your computer, you will have to pay a bit more attention to which side you are laying in the tray. The correct side of the paper is the smooth, white side and when you write or color on your paper, it will look like this. You can see the ink absorb into the paper and dry.
When you write or color on the back side of the paper, you can see the ink sit on top of the paper and finally absorb, with this muted color.
I couldn’t let an alcohol ink marker review go with out coloring on acetate. I places some of these fabulous Peel-Off stickers on a piece of acetate and got right to coloring. I found right away that some of the colors where a bit transparent, even with the white background. I chose some more bold shades and started coloring.
If you color to many layers on acetate, the markers picks up the previous color as you go over the same area.
Here is my finished project..
I used Letraset Pro Markers on a piece of sticky backed Glitter Sheet.
I colored a few other items I had rolling around. Plastic rhinestones.
I colored some ribbon…
I put my new colored embellishments to use with my new colored images.
- I loved the as the ink dried, it didn’t leave lines where the wet ink and the dry ink met, very consistent coverage
- The round shape fit nicely in my hand and was never too big
- The cap from the fine bullet shaped nib fit nicely onto the cap of the wider chisel shaped nib. Less time searching for the cap when I finished
- Dual end tips, both with very functional purposes.
- The markers aren’t refillable, but are reasonably priced, so a replacement won’t need a small loan
- The Pro Marker sets don’t come in coordinating shades, so getting started coloring where you need shading is challenging, but colors are sold separately to complete your color families.
I am so excited to continue using Letraset Pro Markers and continuing to find new and innovative way to use them.
The great folks over at Letraset are giving one lucky reader a set of markers. To enter this contest, simply answer any of the questions below or on the other Letraset review in the comments section of this article on our website.
Have you tried Letraset Pro Markers yet? What alcohol ink markers do you use? Have you found something fun to do that is outside of the box? Please share!
One entry per person please. Contest will close Monday, May 16th at 6pm CST.