Ahhh, the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year!
It's nice that it is official now since we've been having 90 degree days here - LOL!!
I don't know if you've been tempted by the Copic marker craze that is EVERYWHERE but I tell you despite the amazing look you can achieve I just CANNOT bring myself to spend $5.00 for a single marker. I don't have mounds of money sitting around so I have to spend what little craft $$$'s I do have where it will do me the most good.....a $5.00 marker just isn't the place to be doing it.
Recently I rec'd a thank you card from one of the Whimsy Stamp winners ~ Dee Dee...She has graciously allowed me to share the card she created with the stamps.
Beautiful isn't it! I LOVED the coloring and the use of glitter on the horses main. I asked her if she had used Copic's to color the horse. NO...she used BIC markers!!!!! Well now just look at how awesome they look....
That looks just as nice if not better than some of the Copic examples I've seen. I understand that it in part has to do with the coloring skills of the artist but I'm telling you it looks wonderful.
Soooo that set me in search of these markers.
I was at Wal-Mart of all places this past weekend and found a set very reasonably...around $12.00 for 24 markers!!! Now how could I pass up that kind of deal ~ $ 0.50 a marker sure beats $5.00!! And just look at wide variety of colors you get...
I haven't had a chance to use them much but I did color a couple images I had on hand....
Stamp Credits: Frog ~ Viva Las Vegas Stamps & Baker Chick ~ Rubber Romance (Thanks S!!!)
Pretty cool don't you think?
I'm not the best at hand coloring (which is why I watercolor so much) so I'm pretty pleased with the results!
What do you think?
How do these compare to Copics?
I'd love to hear your thoughts...