Thursday, April 3, 2014

Paper Comparison - Alcohol Markers

This test was to see how alcohol markers preformed on each of the paper types.  I stamped the image using  Tsukineko's Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then colored it using Spectrum Noir markers.  I also added a few scribbles using Bic Markers (green), Sharpies (blue) and the only Copic I had - Peacock Blue (along the side) just to see what they each looked like on the paper.

Here you go...

Bazzill - Fairly easy to blend.  Some bleeding through the back.


Canson - Markers bled but it was pretty easy to blend.  Bled through the back onto the next piece of cardstock.  


CC Designs - Really nice paper to blend on - took the ink very nice. Some bleeding through to the back.


Copic - Really nice paper to blend - some bleeding through the back.


Crafters Companion - Easy to color and farily easy to blend.  Some line marks show as you can see from the Bic, Sharpie & Copic examples.  Some bleeding through the back.


Georgia Pacific - Took ink well, fairly easy to blend.  Little bleeding through the back.


HP Photo Paper - Glossy Side - Awful blending, shows every pen mark.  No bleeding through the back though.


HP Photo Paper - Matte Side - No good for blending but it did take the ink nicely.  Some bleeding on through to the back.


JudiKins MatteKote - A bit difficult to blend - Line marks very streaky.  Did not bleed through to the back at all.


La Blanche - Somewhat difficult to blend but it did take the ink nicely.  Very streaky as you can see from the extra marker tests.  Each time I lifted the marker there was a little dot left where the marker stopped.  Did not bleed through the back at all.  


Neenah 80lb Cardstock - Great color & blending.  Did soak through the back.


Neenah Index - Again, great color & blending and about the same bleeding as the Neenah 80lb Cardstock.


Ranger Stamping Paper - Fairly difficult to blend - everywhere you stopped the marker left a little dot of color.  Extremely hard to get away from.  (it shows up really well on the green marker examples)  No bleeding through to the back.


Simon Says Stamp - EXCELLENT paper - took color well, blended easily and no bleeding what so ever.  Really nice paper.


Strathmore - Took color well, fairly easy to blend and little to no bleeding through to the back.

I hope these comparisons are helpful...
tomorrow I'll be back with a few final tests to share.

6 comments:

  1. Hello Roni
    I have been so interested in your posts on different papers, I have a few of the papers you are testing but the one that appears to work well on most inks is the Simon Says, Ha the very one I do not have! Thank you so much for making the samples and letting us see the different effects, It is very much appreciated, I now know what paper I will be purchasing in the future. This has been of great value to me. Thank you.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. Wonderful helps here, thanks so much!

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  3. Thank you again for all the time this must have taken you. I really appreciate you sharing it with us.

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  4. I like the results of the Bazzill for both alcohol markers and the watercolors. Thank you for the demos. Once again, very very helpful!

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  5. thank you for doing this. I'm really interested in your results, thanks again for sharing

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