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.


  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.

  2. Wonderful helps here, thanks so much!

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

  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!

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


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