Alcohol Ink Art Supplies

Are you someone that has recently joined the ranks of alcohol ink artists around the world? Maybe you’ve been enjoying this mesmerizing pastime for years now. Or have you just heard a lot about it and are wondering where to start? Either way, we’ve got some supplies for beginners and professionals alike to create incredible works of art with alcohol inks! ūüôā

Marker Supply’s webstore carries a variety of alcohol-based inks and markers from different brands and with a beautiful array of individual color options and pre-made multicolor sets, along with blenders and mixatives to help your artwork really stand out.

Have a look at what we have, and some basic info to help you decide which products may be the best for you. Click on any product name to view it in our webstore or see our entire Alcohol Ink Art section HERE.

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Alcohol Ink

A staple ingredient to most alcohol ink art projects- bottled ink! Marker Supply carries the following brands:

BRAND                  BOTTLE SIZE       COLORS       PRICE
Zig Kurecolor                 25ml                      135                $3.49
Ranger/Tim Holtz         14ml                       60                 $3.59
Jacquard Pi√Īata¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 14ml¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†8 *¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† $3.29

(*The select color options that are currently available at Marker Supply. More to be added soon!)

All bottles are squeezable plastic, have a dropper tip and screw-on cap. The Zig Kurecolor tip comes “sealed”, and will need to be punctured with a pin to start the flow of ink.

Important notes about alcohol inks:
Alcohol-Based = Use caution. Since these products contain alcohol, they are flammable. Keep away from heat and flame. Store out of reach of children. Use in a well-ventilated area and consider using gloves and a mask to avoid prolonged exposure to breathing in alcohol ink vapors.

Dye-Based = Not Lightfast. These inks are made with liquid dyes, which allows them to have their brilliant colors and fluid blendability. However, dye-based colors are not the most lightfast. Their colors will fade in UV/direct sunlight, so make sure to protect sensitive artwork by storing it well and/or using a UV-resistant topcoat.
Some colors also have been known to change when mixed with certain sealers, resins, epoxy, etc. so make sure to do a test whenever possible to see how your project’s colors will react.

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Markers

For more controlled application of alcohol inks, some people prefer to use them in marker form. With a variety of tip shapes & sizes, it’s easy to write and draw in all styles.

Alcohol-Ink marker options at Marker Supply:

Kurecolor Twin (large barrel) / Twin S (slim barrel)
*Available in 135 colors
*Interchangable tips (choose from fine, slanted, brush, etc.)

Copic
*Sold in multicolor sets only
Copic Classic: Square barrel, Chisel & Fine nibs
Copic Sketch: Oval barrel, Chisel & Brush nibs
Copic Ciao: Slim, Round barrel, Chisel & Brush nibs

Prismacolor Chisel & Fine and Brush & Fine Markers
*Available in nearly 200 colors, including neons and multiple ranges of grays

Chameleon Color Tone Pens
*Double-ended markers with built-in blending chamber. Sold in sets only.

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Mixatives

Add some metallic sheen to your ink artwork with these special pigment mixatives!

Ranger/Tim Holtz: An assortment of metallic mixatives ranging from light to dark.

Note: Metallic mixatives are not dye-based like your regular colored inks. They are made with pigments and will not react the same way with alcohol. The consistency of your ink may change when mixatives are added.

 

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Zig Painty FX inks: A pair of classic gold & silver bottled paints that can be used with various projects.

 

 

 

The silver tends to remain more fluid, and simply add a shimmering tint to whatever color it’s blended with. Especially neat to add into “galaxy” designs!

 

 

The gold will create more of a solid, “flaked”, gold leaf type of effect when mixed into colored inks- a nice accent to things like fluid-painted picture frames or jewelry!

 

 

 

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Blenders

When mixing or painting with alcohol inks, plain rubbing alcohol can be used to cause reactions with the colors. The higher the % of isopropyl, the stronger the blending power, so use 91% for the greatest effect!

You can also use blending solutions formulated for use with alcohol inks. There are bottled liquids and those in marker-form as well. (Pick up a Zig Blender Pack for a nice variety of blender tools!)

 


Just a few ways to use a blending solution:

-Add some directly to the ink to make the color less intense and aid with blending custom colors (The Ranger/Tim Holtz ink palette is a great tool to use when creating multiple color tones!)
-Wet your surface with blender before adding the colored ink
-Drop or paint some on top of ink marks to move & swirl the colors
-Write or draw on top of ink colors to erase some of the color away. (Try the Kurecolor Blender Marker or the Zig Eraser Pens!)
-Fill into a waterbrush (like these Zig BrusH20) for paintbrush-style erasing effects
-Apply to a sponge, felt, or other material to dab on top of ink art for a textured look
-Splatter on top of ink colors or drop on then blow around with a can of compressed air

*Fun project idea!

Many people often use their alcohol inks on Yupo paper (a waterproof synthetic “paper” with a glossy surface) or a non-porous object. For a different approach, try pairing these inks with regular cardstock and some shaving cream!
To create unique marbled paper designs, make a small tray of foam shaving cream, drop in some inks, then swirl them around. Lay your cardstock face down into the swirls and gently press for a few seconds. Lift it up, scrape off the excess shaving cream, and reveal your amazing design!

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The possibilities of how to create designs with alcohol inks are nearly endless. So grab whatever you have and start playing!

Which alcohol ink supplies do you like to use? Feel free to share your opinions, experiences, and of course- your artwork! ūüôā Tag us on Instagram with #MarkerSupply or post on our wall at Facebook.com/MarkerSupply.

**For an amazing array of alcohol ink art ideas, tutorials, and more- check out our friends at the Alcohol Ink Art Community!**

Back To School Product Highlights

Whether you’re going back to school this fall as a student or a teacher (or are just a parent trying to keep up with it all), Marker Supply has some awesome tools for¬†things like notetaking and planners, poster-making, chalkboards, personalizing your folders/bags/shoes, and more!

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HIGHLIGHTERS

Make sure the important lines of your notes, planners, calendars, and textbooks stand out with these highlighting pens. Following the pastel trends, you’ll now find options of softer tones instead of just the normal neons.

*Zebra Mildliners:
The favorite in our newly added line of Zebra products! Find a variety of fun colors and 2-tips-in-1 for the perfect size line.

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*Stabilo BOSS Original Pastel Highlighters:
Easy-to-hold wide marker shape and soft yet vibrant tones.

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*Zig Double-Ended Markers:
Originally marketed as hand lettering and papercraft tools, these dual-tip markers also make great highlighters! Choose from a variety of unique colors with the tip shapes that you prefer between the Journal & Title, Fine & Chisel, or Calligraphy Marker.

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WRITING PENS

During the school year, it’s rare to go a day without writing something. These colorful writing pens won’t bleed though papers- making them great picks for notes, calendars, and to-do lists!

FINE LINE PENS

*Marvy Le Pen:
Sleek, stylish pens that keep it cool but simple. Choose from classic black ink, or take your notes up a notch with any of the other 30 fun colors!

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*Sakura Pigma Microns:
Among our favorite all-time pens due to the range of tip sizes (003 to 08) and the incredible Pigma ink. It’s permanent, archival-quality, and water/fade/chemical-proof for even the most important documents. Also, it won’t bleed though super thin paper pages!

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*Stabilo Point 88:
The #1 fineliner pen in Europe! These colorful Point 88 Pens from STABILO in Germany are loved by kids and adults for all kinds of writing purposes.

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ROLLER BALL PENS

*Sakura Gelly Rolls:
These original gel pens were the first on the scene in the early 1980s, and they still remain favorites today! Spice up your writing with special inks like metallic, glitter, or bright neons. Great choices for dark paper notebooks!

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*Uni-Ball Signo Pens:
Smooth-flowing gel pens filled with black Uni Super Ink¬ģ that is specially formulated to become trapped in paper for ultimate fade-and-water resistance.

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*Zig Cocoiro:
A colorful and customizable pen that lets you mix and match the outer body, as well as choose and change out the ink color and tip style of the refill cartridges for whatever your next project calls for!

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MISC. BACK-TO-SCHOOL TOOLS


*Pentel Presto Correction Pen:
The extra fine metal tip of this squeezable “white out” pen makes correcting even the smallest typos quick and easy!

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*Expo Dry-Erase Markers:
The go-to marker for whiteboards and other smooth, “dry-erase” surfaces. Also available in fine tip packs for smaller writing in reusable, coated-page workbooks.

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*Sakura Sumo Grip Retractable Eraser:
These wide-tip premium erasers grab and trap pencil marks off of paper with minimal effort and without smudging.

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*Marker Supply Canvas Pouch:
Perfect for carrying your bundle of pens & highlighters from class to class, this handy little pouch is ready to be colored & customized with your own marker art!

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*Krylon Chalkboard Paint:
Take that classic classroom look a bit further and turn any wall, table, or other hard surface into a chalkboard!  Available in brush-on or spray-on.

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*ZIG Chalkboard Cleaner: A handy jumbo tip marker for clearing away chalk dust and getting your chalkboard back to black.

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*Scrubs do-it-ALL Cleaner Wipes: Not only do these handy wipes help you keep surfaces like sinks, desks, tables, and countertops clean and disinfected, they also work well for removing acrylic paint markers from windows & chalkboards!

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POSTER/WINDOW/CHALKBOARD DECORATING

Water-based acrylic paint markers, sometimes called “chalk markers” are widely used in schools for decorating school posters, making painted window art, and of course- for use on chalkboards!

These markers will remain permanent on surfaces like paper & wood. For marking on hard surfaces, if you want your marks to wash off with plain water, choose a “Wet-Erase” marker like the Posterman Wet-Wipe, Zig Illumigraph, or Marvy Bistro. Other “Water-proof” markers will need to be cleaned off glass/chalkboards with an ammonia-based surface/window cleaner.

Chalkboard Note: The more “porous” your chalkboard surface is (where it has little holes in the surface that make it more absorbent) the more likely some colors may stick and leave a faint mark after being cleaned off (many homemade chalkboards tend to be more like this). Always test for “ghosting” of the ink in a small space first to see how well it cleans off.

Browse all of our Chalkboard Marker Section HERE, or take a look at some of our favorites:

*Zig Posterman: Featuring the jumbo 30mm and 50mm Biggie tips, Posterman can handle large lettering or coloring big spaces quickly and easily. Other tip shapes & sizes are available too, and a color selection that includes metallics and fluorescents.

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*Sharpie Poster Paint: A favorite of poster-makers for years, this water-based Sharpie paint pen line has recently become limited by the manufacturer. Some tips/colors will remain in stock, but make sure to grab the others while you still can!

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*Uni Posca: With a large range of tip styles and a great variety of colors, these markers keep winning over new fans every day. Make sure to check out the exclusive multicolor setsРavailable only at Marker Supply!

Acrylic markers are super popular for writing on almost any surface. Try using them to personalize your folders, notebooks, pencil boxes and more!

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If shouting your style on custom designed shirts, shoes, or backpacks is your thing- have a look around our Fabric Marker Section!
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Find many more markers, pens, pencils, and paints that fit your unique projects in our webstore www.markersupply.com. Feel free to email us with any questions or if there is a certain type of product you are looking for.

Have an awesome and artful school year, everyone!!

~The Marker Supply Team

Handwriting Day w/ Featured Artist: Gerald Moscato

A new year is here, and filled with fun little holidays to celebrate different hobbies, organizations, or just to make sure no day is ever too ordinary. This month brings us one that we are always excited to utilize- National Handwriting Day!

January 23rd was chosen for this holiday as it’s also John Hancock’s birthday (you may remember him as the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.. and whose name has become somewhat synonymous with a handwritten signature.) We love holidays like these- anything that gets people to write like the good old days, with pen on paper. Last April, for National Letterwriting Month, we had the joy of seeing dozens of handwritten letters you guys took the time to send us. Each one was fantastic, unique, and still displayed in our marker supply warehouse for us to look at as an occasional pick me up!

One of the participants for our Letterwriting Month Pen Pal Contest sent some wonderfully written notes that showed several styles of handwriting and they remained among our favorites.

With the expressive styles of lettering we saw in his pen pal notes, we knew that he was definitely among those who truly enjoy handwriting and the whimsical ways each letter can be written. In an “artist statement” from his website, we love how he describes part of this passion to turn handwriting into something extra special:

“The alphabet is an artform in and of itself‚Ķ26 jewels evolving from pictographic markings. Each letter displaying a unique shape, evoking a somewhat different visual meaning when juxtaposed with its 25 counterparts.”

We were happy to catch up with him again and find out more of what led to his love of lettering! As you discover & practice your own styles of writing, we hope to inspire you with our latest featured artist- Gerald Moscato!


Artist Gerald Moscato working in studio on an engraving project

(Photo credits in this blog go to Gerald Moscato. Thanks for giving us a view into your catalog of work!)

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A little Q & A with Jerry:

How long have you enjoyed playing around with lettering styles and was there anything specific that first got you interested in it?

‚ÄúMy passion for lettering began at 5 years old with my Grandfather, affectionally known as Grandpa Pete. In later years, as my calligraphy style developed, I learned his true Italian birth name, Pietro Paulo Vincenzo Moscato. Sometimes penning his name, I would articulate it allowing to roll off my tongue. Perhaps this little vocal playfulness added to the penmanship.”

“I digress. Grandpa would spend hours demonstrating his handwriting skills actually when handwriting was taught in grammar school. He would warm up penning a “spring” until the spacing and height were almost perfect. The only recollection of a lettering style was his penning of Moscato. I recall being captivated by his style especially to the majuscule, M. I always referred to it as a candy cane turned sideways with 3 sticks.¬†Hey, not bad insight for a 5 year old kid, eh?”

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Are there any teachers, inspirations, or other letterers that you admire?

“My late wife, Christine. She was a word-smythe writing poetry to prose; the highs & lows of life and many quaint aphorisms. She was well read at times reading several books a week. This, perhaps, was the grist of her written endeavors, interpreting it in her own style. I have penned many of her narratives. One of my favorites is “My Pen is My Paintbrush” in which I have rendered several versions.”

“Mentors include Hermann Zapf, a tenured calligrapher (the BEST!) as well as a typography designer, ie, Palatino, Optima and Zapfino, to name a few.
Herb Lubalin, designer of Avant Garde typeface and founding member of International Typeface Corp. His typographic skills were out of this world.
Scribes: Donald Jackson, Scribe to the Queen of England; Timothy Botts, who creates many works of Bible passages; David Quay, Holly Dickens, Robert Borja, Pam Paulsrud, among others.‚ÄĚ

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Do you remember the first project you would consider the beginning of your professional career as a calligrapher?

“Oddly, I do not recall my first calligraphy commission or professional endeavor. However, I do recall my first calligraphy encounter as a self taught student! I chose a steel nib pen, sumi, on graph paper. I struggled with the ink flow with heavy splotches and messy letters. It was a pivotal time because I began thinking of other less artistic outlets‚ĶLoL! The sample here was rendered in May 1978.”

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Any other notable/interesting jobs or memorable achievements?

“A most notable project was a commission for a young groom, “John.” After asking (“Jane”) for her hand in marriage, they began making all wedding plans. About 10 or 12 weeks prior to the wedding day, Jane was Dx with Stage 3 cancer. Jane was insistent about canceling the wedding. John began writing his thoughts and feelings for Jane. He sought a calligrapher to pen his narrative and commissioned me. It was the most challenging project I had ever encountered since it was such a personal request steeped with emotion. In this calligraphic ¬†letter, he repeated his marriage request which she tearfully accepted. He did report back that she thought it was very special having his narrative lovingly inscribed. About a year later, John contacted me that the wedding was beautiful, however, Jane had gone home. Usually, I keep a picture record of all calligraphy projects but due to the sensitive and highly emotion of this project, I did not.”

“A really fun project was hand-lettering (brush) “Las Vegas” for banners on the Strip. They were mounted up and down the Strip in mid to late 90s! There were about 4 different designs with same lettering on each. This one shows a photo Light montage at the MGM. I tried to get a banner once the promotion ended but could not.”

“My Magnum Opus? In 2012, I published my long overdue eBook/CD, “The First 50 Years, A Compendium of Calligraphy, Lettering & Graphic Design” First and foremost is if this were a traditional printed book, it would tally around 450 pages and priced accordingly. This eBook/CD is jam packed with notable calligraphy, lettering and design projects. At the end of Book 1 & 2, several case studies are presented detailing “behind-the-scenes” accounts. For the beginning student, these case studies demonstrate many aspects of the business side of this profession. Inspiration is provided to the tenured calligrapher as well. The eBook/CD is archived in the Newberry Library, Wing Collection¬†and San Francisco Library as well. The libraries afford those who do not own the eBook, an opportunity to view in a library setting. In other words, a FREE pass to see this volume of work.”

For more details on Gerald Moscato’s eBook/CD, or to order a copy, CLICK HERE! ūüôā (once CDs are sold out, a USB flash drive version will be available.)

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Any tips, ideas, or words of encouragement for folks just starting to experiment with hand lettering?

“PRACTICE is best advice to anyone starting OR with many years experience, like myself. ‘I am a PRACTICING Calligrapher!’ Why Practicing? Because there’s always something to learn, a new tool to try with endless artistic expressions to explore! The sky is the limit!”

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Some Supplies to Try!

When looking through his creative catalog of lettering art, we saw Gerald had made great use of many different tools. As you go about practicing your own writings, we encourage you to play around with various types of pens and markers, as well as multiple tip styles- from brush, to broad edge, to fine liners. These are a few Gerald has used from Marker Supply in his work over the years:
(click each one for a link to its page in our webstore!)

Zig: Posterman, Calligraphy, Brushables, Embossing

Sakura: Gelly Rolls, Pigma Micron Pens (stippling), Pigma Calligrapher, PenTouch Calligrapher

Sharpie: many varieties.

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Gerald has found many ways to bring his artistic versions of writing into the world- everywhere from weddings to wall art. We encourage anyone who enjoys the thought of taking their handwriting to another level, whether a scribbly beginner or already a calligrapher of sorts, to get those pens on some paper and see where they take you. Use Handwriting Day as a great time to start, then continue having fun with it as often as you can! Keep practicing, try new things, and let your surroundings inspire you..


Some beautiful memorial lettering done by Gerald for his late wife, Christine

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Thanks again to Gerald “Jerry” Moscato for sharing his time and talents with us! We admire what he’s already accomplished and know that he’ll continue to create beautiful works in the future. ūüôā

Happy Handwriting Day 2018, everyone!!

Featured Artist: Loveleigh Loops

For the rest of July, we are focusing a little more on our brush pens and brush style lettering here at Marker Supply. (For more info on the types of brush markers we carry, see our previous blog post, Overview of Brush Markers.)

We LOVE featuring talented folks here on the Marker Supply Blog, and for this month we are happy to introduce you to some fantastic brush lettering artists- Jordan and Jillian of Loveleigh Loops!

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Creative crafters and calligraphers since childhood, these twin sisters love designing various lettering projects themselves, as well as teaching others how to develop their own talent.

Something that helped get you started was a calligraphy class when you were kids. Was there any advice from that class that stood out so well you can still remember it today now that you are teaching lettering yourselves?

“We took our very first calligraphy class when we were 11 years old and absolutely loved it! The style we learned then is different from what we do today but we still remember the most important thing from the class: to have patience and go slowly. That is one of the biggest things that we stress today when we teach our students. It is tempting to skip ahead to the fancy stuff or to compare your work to the work of someone who has been doing calligraphy for years, but it is even more important to start with the basics. Calligraphy is a beautiful art, but it is incredibly difficult to master.”

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*Photo/Lettering by Loveleigh Loops
Made using the Sakura Micron Pens and the Zig Fudebiyori Brush Markers

What makes you different from other calligraphers and letterers?

“There are so many talented lettering artists out there, but we think that our business is truly unique because there are two of us. We are able to bounce ideas off of each other. The best way to continue learning is by teaching, and we are always showing each other new techniques and skills. We have also each mastered our own style, so we can do anything from playful to formal. We also use a lot of different tools, such as embossing and gold foil, to provide our clients with a greater variety. Our students appreciate that there are two of us during our workshops because it allows for more robust learning experience since they receive individual attention, even while one of us is at the front of the room instructing.”

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What are some places or things you commonly find inspiration from for your lettering quotes and designs?

“Lettering challenges on Instagram have always been close to our hearts, because that is how we really got started on Instagram. It is a great way to gain confidence in sharing your work, and you immediately become part of an amazing community that inspires and supports you. Many challenges have a daily quote or some other theme. We love these challenges because you spend less time deciding what to write, and more time creating! It is also neat to see others‚Äô interpretations of the same quote.”

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*Photos/Lettering by Loveleigh Loops
Made using the Zig Fudebiyori Metallic Markers and Zig Art & Graphic Twin Markers

Are there any memorable jobs or projects you’ve done in the lettering world that were particularly fun? Any extra challenging ones?

“Both of us did all of the calligraphy for our own weddings, which gave our special days an even more special touch. One of the most memorable projects that we did was an obituary. The client was so appreciative of our work and treasured the piece, and her gratitude reminded us why we do what we do.¬†The most challenging projects have been those on non-traditional surfaces, such as wine glasses and t-shirts. We love learning new techniques, so it‚Äôs always fun to try something new!”

¬†To see more of Loveleigh Loops’ work, check out their gallery HERE, or visit them on Instagram¬†and Facebook!

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Out of all the lettering tools out there, which types do you prefer using and why? Have your tastes in tools changed as your skills have grown?

“Our tastes in tools have changed significantly since we first started. The class we originally took was with a chisel tipped pen, and since then we have learned how to use pointed pen, brush pen, and related tools like waterbrushes. These days, Jillian prefers watercolor brush lettering with a paint brush because it forces her to be patient and enjoy the art, and the color blends are exquisite. Jordan is drawn to the mathematics behind copperplate calligraphy and tends to spend her time with the pointed pen and ink, especially gold ink.”

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This color chart was made using the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors paints. Enjoy these beautiful gold pigment ink colors with paintbrushes, waterbrushes, or calligraphy nibs!
Find them HERE in the Marker Supply store!

Any specific tools you would recommend a beginner to start with? What features make them beginner-friendly?

“We recommend that beginners interested in learning calligraphy start with brush pens, and eventually progress to pointed pen.¬† The Zig Art & Graphic Twin pens are great for those starting out (and we still use them!) because they have the perfect amount of flexibility. Our favorite small-tip brush pen for beginners is the Pentel Sign Brush Pen because of the ‚Äújuiciness‚ÄĚ and color selection. Once a beginner understands the basic strokes, shade placement, and other fundamental concepts of the script, they can move on to more advanced supplies. We also advocate starting with brush pens because they are more affordable and much less messy than dip-pens. You can easily throw a brush pen in your bag and practice on the go!”

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Try these recommended tools for yourself!
Find both the Zig Art & Graphic Twin and the Pentel Sign Pen w/Brush Tip here at Marker Supply.

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LEARN WITH LOVELEIGH LOOPS

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Interested in learning more about calligraphy and brush lettering styles?

There are several useful guides available to purchase and instantly download HERE at Loveleigh Loops’ online store¬†so you can get started right away at your own pace!

Prefer some in-person instruction?¬†Loveleigh Loops will be hosting several brush lettering workshops this summer, including one here in Nashville on July 25th at our sister company store, Paper & Ink Arts! Come on by for some ‚Äúloveleigh‚ÄĚ lettering lessons!

Click here for more information about their Brush Lettering Workshop at Paper & Ink Arts!

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Thank you Jordan and Jillian for sharing your time and talents with us! We look forward to seeing what amazing things you do in the future! ūüôā

Overview of Brush Markers

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Markers and pens that feature brush tips are very popular right now in everything from hand lettering styles, to sign painting, coloring books, cardmaking, stamping, sketching, and much more!

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The flexibility of using a brush pen, sometimes called a fude pen, allows you to make super fine hairlines AND wider strokes just by applying more or less pressure to the tip- which can create some beautiful hand lettering . They work great for coloring as you can reach super tiny, detailed spaces as well as larger areas with the same pen. You also get more control over the flow of ink and color, unlike having to remix and reapply paints separately when using a traditional paintbrush.

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This quick overview compares the brush tip tools we have at Marker Supply and hopefully will help give you a better idea of which ones might be the best for you!

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BRUSH TIP TYPES

“FIBER BRUSH”¬†TIPS

Brush pens that feature a fiber tip, or in some cases a rubber brush, have a tip made of durable but flexible fibers that resembles a tightly woven sponge. Fiber¬†tips will bend as you use them and then quickly return back to their original shape. They are made of one solid tip, instead of individual strands- giving you more control over where your marks are made. Some are larger/longer than others, and some offer more “spring” (Sharpie Brush, Prismacolor Premier) as opposed to being more¬†stiff (Zig Mangaka Flexible Medium), but all share the general quality of being able to use a decent amount of pressure on the tip as you write and draw without damaging it.

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Some examples of fiber brush style markers:
(Click for a link to their page in the Marker Supply store!)
Chameleon Color Tone Pens
Marvy Color In Brush Tip
Marvy Fabric 722
Prismacolor Premier Brush & Fine
Sakura KOI
Sakura Pigma Brush
Sakura Pigma Professional Brush– Medium & Bold
Sharpie Brush
Zig Art & Graphic (Rubber Brush)
-Zig Bimoji (coming soon!)
Zig Blender Marker
Zig Brushables
Zig Eraser Pen Brush
Zig Fabricolor Twin
Zig Fudebiyori
Zig Fudebiyori Metallic
Zig Kurecolor (Optional Replacement Tip)
Zig Mangaka Flexible Medium
Zig Scroll & Brush

“BRISTLE BRUSH” TIPS

Bristle brushes are more like traditional paint brushes and have individual strands of nylon fibers that separate. (You can find natural hair fiber brush markers as well, but those listed below¬†are synthetic.) They can give more of a “dry stroke” appearance depending on how quickly and heavily you color with them.

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Some examples of bristle brush style markers:
(Click for a link to their page in the Marker Supply store!)
Posca 350-F
Zig BrusH20 Water Pens
Zig Brush Writer II
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Cocoiro Brush
Zig Wink of Stella Brush

“EXTRA FINE” TIPS

Markers with the tiniest fiber brush style tips can be known as “fine”, “extra fine” or “super fine”. These are a combination of¬†the firmness of a¬†fine tip and the flexibility of a brush tip. Best used with slower, smaller strokes, these tips are common with traditional Chinese lettering and certain sketching techniques. They are also often recommended for beginners as the stiffer tip gives¬†nice control when learning to write in a new style. Be careful not to use too much pressure on these tips, as the fibers can begin to fray.

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Some examples of extra fine brush style markers:
(Click for a link to their page in the Marker Supply store!)
Pentel Sign Pen w/Brush Tip
Sakura Pigma Professional Brush- Fine
-Zig Bimoji (coming soon!)
Zig Cocoiro Extra Fine
Zig Fudegokochi
Zig Mangaka Flexible Fine

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INK TYPES

DYE-BASED

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When a marker uses “dye ink”, it means that the ink is soluble and can be¬†more easily blended around. Lighter colors can also be used to mix with and blend out darker colors.¬†These qualities are¬†very useful when you want to create special effects like multiple tones and shadows in your artwork. Dye-based colors also tend to be a lot more vibrant. The 2 main types of dye inks¬†are water-based and alcohol-based.

Water-based dye inks can be moved with plain water. They are commonly used to make custom color washes and gradations, as well as watercolor-style art.

Some examples of water-based dye/watercolor markers:
(Click for a link to their page in the Marker Supply store!)
Marvy Color In Brush Tip
Sakura KOI
Zig Art & Graphic
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Fudebiyori
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Alcohol-based dye inks are a little more permanent and typically water-resistant, so they need to be blended with an alcohol-based solution. (Most varieties have a “colorless blender” available within the color range.)

Some examples of alcohol-based dye markers:
(Click for a link to their page in the Marker Supply store!)
Chameleon Color Tone Pens
Prismacolor Premier Brush & Fine
Sharpie Brush
Zig Kurecolor (Optional Replacement Tip)

The type of paper does affect the results of dye-based markers, so make sure to play around with different kinds until you find the look you like! (Watch out for alcohol-based markers bleeding through papers..) Also, keep in mind that dye-based inks are not as permanent as pigment inks. They will be more prone to fading over time.

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PIGMENT-BASED

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Pigment inks are much more stable and resistant to things like water and light. Some terms commonly used along with many pigment-based inks are¬†“archival-quality” and “lightfast”. If you are using markers for¬†anything that has a chance of coming in contact with water/rain/lots of sunlight, or if it’s artwork you want to last a long time, a pigment ink is the safest choice to prevent your marks from washing off or fading/becoming discolored.

Some examples of pigment ink brush markers:
(Click for a link to their page in the Marker Supply store!)
Marvy Fabric 722
Sakura Pigma Brush
Sakura Pigma Professional Brush- Fine
Sakura Pigma Professional Brush– Medium & Bold
Zig Brushables
Zig Fudebiyori Metallic
Zig Fudegokochi
Zig Mangaka Flexible Fine
Zig Mangaka Flexible Medium

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ACRYLIC PAINT

Brush markers that use paint are harder to find as the acrylic is a thicker liquid and is harder to get flowing through a brush tip. There are a few choices however, and they will work great on a variety of surfaces- especially chalkboards and other non-paper objects. Try the Posca 350-F markers, OR you can try using water-based acrylic paint like the Zig Posterman Bottled Ink or the Montana ACRYLIC paint refills inside a Zig BrusH20 water pen! These tools are technically used with plain water for watercolor and other blending effects, but when we tried the paint inside, the results worked pretty well!

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COLORS

Some brush pens are only available with black ink, but many varieties at Marker Supply have a full range of colors to choose from as well!

brushablesline-webTry the Zig Brushables– they each feature 2 tips, with a solid color at one end, and a 50% lighter shade of that color on the other end. Great for creating shadows and other fun effects!

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Among the types of brush pens that have the widest color ranges are the Prismacolor Premier with 195 colors, Zig Kurecolors (can be converted into a brush with the interchangeable tips) have 134, the Zig Art & Graphic and Zig Clean Color Real Brush each with 80, Zig Fudebiyori with 57 (including metallics!), and the Sakura KOI Watercolor Brush Pens with 48.

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Check out the full selection in the BRUSH TIP MARKER SECTION of our webstore!

Use this handy chart to help you quickly compare the types of brush pens found at MarkerSupply.com:

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Which brush tip pens are your favorite and why? Let us know and feel free to post photos of your brush marker artwork on our social media pages!
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A Closer Look At.. Montana ACRYLIC

Everybody here at Marker Supply has been excited about adding several new brands to our store this summer. Our most recent addition, Montana Cans, is definitely worth checking out- especially by urban artists, sign painters, muralists, mixed media composers, and designers of all kinds!

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Take a closer look at the Montana ACRYLIC paint line…

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MONTANA ACRYLIC PAINT MARKERS

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The newest line of water-based paint markers in the Marker Supply store- Montana ACRYLICS. Featuring a selection of vibrant colors modeled after the Montana GOLD spray paint line, including bold “Shock” colors, shining metallics, glowing fluorescents, earthy tones, and various grays. Empty markers and refill inks also make it possible to mix your own custom colors too!

Available in 5 tip sizes (with alternate tip styles available separately). Find super tiny tips for the finest of details, wide tips for calligraphic lettering, fine tips for outlines, jumbo tips for quick coverage of surface areas, even split tips that give a multiline effect.

See the different markers and the nibs that fit each one:
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The high-quality paints in Montana ACRYLIC markers are waterproof, lightfast, highly-pigmented, and quick-drying. They are suitable for a variety of projects and surfaces including walls, windows, wood, canvas, metal, shoes, and more! Replaceable valve-action tips give a smooth, well-controlled flow of paint so you can apply like a pro. Marker barrels are transparent so you can easily view the levels of paint left inside. When you run out of paint, just fill them back up!
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MONTANA ACRYLIC PAINT REFILLS

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Another great feature of Montana ACRYLIC that lots of other paint markers lack is that they are refillable! Use the 25ml or 180ml refills to always keep a fresh supply of paint in your markers.

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The 25ml refill bottle can also be turned into a special “dauber” tip marker with the 10mm round cloth applicator tips! See the tip pack, which includes lids, HERE.

These bottled paints don’t have to be destined for just markers either, they work well with paintbrushes and airbrushes too!

The refill paints are also where the fun of color mixing comes in. Grab a few different shades and combine them to create your own custom colors unique to your project! There are empty refill bottles, empty markers, and widemouth jars available to help with the blending process.

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How to refill a Montana ACRYLIC marker:
1- Unscrew, to the left, the top section that holds the nib.
2- Use your fingernail to help remove the next section, with the valve system springs.
3- Add the refill paint to the open marker. Only fill the barrel 3/4 of the way full, to leave room for the valve system part.
4- Press the valve system section back in and make sure it is tight.
5- Screw the nib section back on, to the right, and make sure it is securely tightened.
6- Prime the nib by pressing up and down on a test surface.

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MONTANA ACRYLIC VARNISH GLOSS

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Montana ACRYLIC Varnish Gloss is used to further protect and seal your painted artworks by keeping them extra water-and-abrasion proof.

Varnish Gloss also enhances the visual effect of the Montana ACRYLIC paint colors, and helps to color match them with the Montana GOLD spray paint color line. It can also be used to create depth and intensify how light interacts with your designs.

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MONTANA ACRYLIC EMPTY MARKERS

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An exciting feature of the Montana ACRYLIC line- and an often-requested item that finally made its way to the Marker Supply store- empty barrel markers! Now you can create the exact color you need, diluted to the exact consistency you like, with whichever marker tip size you want.

The transparent plastic of the barrel allows you to easily see inside your markers to check paint levels and colors. They are available in 5 marker sizes, as well as empty 25ml and 180ml bottles.

**To get the best performance out of these markers, we recommend using them only with water-based acrylic paints.
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MONTANA ACRYLIC REPLACEMENT TIPS

replacementtipgroupblogIf ever you run across the issue of a dried out, worn down, or otherwise damaged marker tip- you can simply pull out the old one, and pop a new one right in its place!

The selection of replacement tips also includes some that don’t come on the regular markers,¬†such as the extra fine .5mm, the 6mm slanted chisel, and split “multiline” tips, so you can further customize your marker by changing the tip to suit your writing and drawing style.

You can also convert the 25ml paint bottles into markers by adding the 10mm rounded cloth tip.

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MONTANA BLACKBOOK A5 LANDSCAPE SKETCHBOOK

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A helpful tool for artists of all kinds, this hardcover sketchbook features 144 pages of 120G coated white paper that works with pencils and markers. Measuring only 6 x 8.5 inches, it fits easily in your workspace, and is perfect to take on-the-go for drawing out your designs wherever inspiration hits.

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We hope you enjoy the many possibilities of the Montana ACRYLIC paints and artist tools. If you have any artwork done with these markers, feel free to post your projects on our social media or tag us with #markersupply!

Keep an eye out for more brands and products being adding soon to the Marker Supply store! ūüôā

 

 

$1.00 Marker Clearance Sale!

Did you know that Marker Supply has a nice variety of markers for $1.00 or less?!?

The best place to find these deals is the Marker Supply Clearance Section.¬†Lots of pens and markers find their way here for one reason or another- whether they’ve been discontinued by the manufacturer, they’ve become overstocked, the set they’ve come from has been broken apart, or they are just being taken out of our inventory¬†to make room for new things. Nonetheless, these are still awesome items that you can now score for an awesome price.

Some of our best dollar deals right now:

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ZIG MILLENNIUM PENS

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This colorful part of the Zig Memory System range comes in 6 fine tip sizes. Millennium pens work well for everyday writing, journaling, planners, and more!

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ZIG PAINTY OIL-BASED MARKERS

The Zig Painty markers have been known for their unique colors. Some of them have now been discontinued and we are giving you one last chance to grab these colors for just a buck each! These are oil-based markers that can be used to permanently mark on numerous surfaces.

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PRISMACOLOR ART STIX

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Art Stix are colored pencils, only they are square-shaped and have no outer wood shell! These fun tools are great for artists of all types and all ages. Use them at any angle, or trim them to mark however you like!

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ZIG WRITER

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Certain colors of the Zig Writer can be found on sale for only $0.98 each! The Writer markers have a fine tip on one end, and a medium bullet tip on the other. Nice for writing and coloring! Water-based ink won’t bleed through most papers and is safe for kids!
(Note: These colors MUST be ordered from their special sale page to get this pricing.)

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WINK OF STELLA GLITTER MARKERS
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These special pens from Zig lay down some shimmery glitter along with their colors. The fine plastic tip gives you great control over where you mark. Try them with cardmaking, or use them to add a fun look to your coloring book pages!

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KOH-I-NOOR MULTICOLORED PENCILS

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A unique pencil with a blend of 3 colors in 1 tip! These mosaic leads give your coloring a whole new look!

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ZIG FINE & CHISEL MARKERS

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These double-ended markers are perfect for colorful lettering, various papercrafting projects, and even as highlighting/underlining tools. Also available in fun season-themed sets! Another great discontinued marker, so get them before they are gone!!

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POSTERMAN CALLIGRAPHY

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A smaller, square-style chisel tip version of the popular Zig Posterman markers. Not only nice for calligraphy style writing, but works for other lettering and coloring in small spaces on chalkboards, windows, posters, and more!

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ZIG DRAWING PENS

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At just $0.75 each, these handy Drawing Pens from Zig are great tools with a range of 6 fine line tip sizes. Black pigment ink works well for sketching and writing! (Also find the Zig Artist Sketching Pens for under a dollar too!!)

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ZIG CALLIGRAPHY PENS

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Whether you are a fan of slanted chisel tips (oblique) or flat chisel tips (square), the Zig Calligraphy pens are great for multiple lettering styles and work well for beginner or advanced calligraphers!

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Find all of the above markers, and more, at markersupply.com for $1.00 or less!

Keep in mind with these discontinued items that availability of certain colors will become limited. And once we¬†run out, they’ll be gone! So hurry and grab your favorites¬†while ya can!

Keep your eye on the super sale section to find more great deals as they come!

Sparkle Sparkle! A closer look at.. Glitter Pens

As we wrap up¬†our Pen Pal contest, (thanks again to everyone who has written to us!!) we’ve noticed a TON of folks that love to use glitter pens and markers on their envelopes, cards, and letters… as well as mentioning to us¬†that these shimmering tools are their favorite¬†to use in journals, coloring books, scrapbooks, and other paper & fabric crafts.

So we decided to do a little highlight blog that gives you a closer look at different types of glitter pens we have here at Marker Supply!

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SAKURA GELLY ROLL STARDUST

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Gelly Roll pens.. Everyone’s favorite, right? These roller ball tip pens use a smooth-flowing pigment gel ink. The Gelly Roll Stardust is a special line of these popular pens that packs an incredible punch in the glitter department. And just like other types of Gelly Rolls, they are able to add fun effects to both light AND dark papers:

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ZIG WINK OF STELLA

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The Wink of Stella markers have become very well known for their ability to add a fun glittery look along with their color. Water-based ink is safe for kids to use too!
They are available in a variety of colors both in a sleek marker with a fine plastic tipРgreat for writing and outlining, and also in a bigger marker with a squeezable body and bristle brush tipРfor brush lettering styles and coloring larger areas and backgrounds quickly.

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POSCA PC-3ML

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The same great Posca paint you love- only these pens have glitter particles mixed in too! Posca markers use an acrylic type water-based paint (different from the other pens that use an INK) that works on a million surfaces- from paper, to chalkboards, to plastic, to glass. Plus, it washes off non-porous surfaces with standard household cleaner- so it’s great for temporarily decorating things like mirrors and windows!

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MARVY DECO JUST GLITTER

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The Marvy Deco Just Glitter pens are exactly that.. just glitter! For when you want to add some sparkle to paper OR fabric crafts! Find these markers with gold, silver, or multicolor glitter- a mix of red, green, and silver.

MARVY DECO JUST GLITTER PREMIUM

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The Marvy Deco Just Glitter Premium markers have the same properties (no color in the paint, just colored glitter) but are available in 6 sparkling colors! The rounded bullet tips give you nice control over the amazing laydown of glittery color. Works great on light and dark surfaces.

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MARVY DECOFABRIC

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The¬†Marvy Decofabric Glitter Markers have a 3mm fine valve-action tip so you can always access fresh paint to add some special shine to your clothes, backpacks and purses, shoes, hats, doilies and placemats- anything fabric, whether it’s light or dark!

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OTHER PENS TO USE FOR ADDING GLITTER..

ZIG EMBOSSING PENS

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If you like to use glittery embossing powders, check out the various embossing markers we carry- all featuring different tips that work great for lettering, adding details and borders, and more!

Embossing markers write with an almost invisible ink that is slightly adhesive. Embossing powder is sprinkled on top, sticking to the ink marks. When heated with a heat tool, the powder melts and fuses to the paper- leaving a slightly raised design that looks amazing!

Read more about these markers and how to emboss in our blog post:
SPECIAL MARKERS TO USE WITH A HEAT TOOL

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SAKURA QUICKIE GLUE

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Sakura Quickie Glue comes in a roller ball style pen. It lets you add glue in the form of letters as you write, designs as you draw, or in teeny tiny spaces. The super fine point makes sure that the glitter sticks only in the places you want it to! These pens also work well for adding other kinds of small papercraft embellishments like jewels or sequins.

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What’s your favorite type of glitter pen?

Let us know, and feel free to share your sparkling projects too, on our social media pages!

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Instagram #MarkerSupply @MarkerSupply

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Black Ink on Glossy Papers

With National Letterwriting Month in full swing, we are seeing a lot of black ink markers and pens being used for cards, envelopes, and postcards.
When picking out which marker you are going to use for your mail, it can seem like the only decision you need to make is the size and shape of the tip. Remember to also consider that the type of ink is important too! If your paper/envelope has a glossy finish to it, you may have issues with the ink smudging and smearing off. And what if it rains on your mail during its travels? Will the ink run when it gets wet?

Use these quick comparison charts for help picking the markers that will work best for you, particularly when using glossy papers!

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Meet the Markers

We gathered a group of black pens and markers we often use for writing here at Marker Supply that features a mix of ink types- pigment, dye, water, oil, acrylic, and alcohol-based pens. Then we did several tests with each to see how they held up on different types of envelopes.

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Plain White Envelopes

A lot of folks stick to plain white paper envelopes- and most black ink markers work great on them!

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Rain Test

See what happens to each ink when the plain white envelope meets water..

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While some of the inks smeared a little bit when rubbed over, they all stayed pretty intact. Dye-based markers (like the Marvy Le Pen and Pentel Sign Pen) have ink that is made to move with water (for blending effects, watercolor, etc.) Watch out using these types of pens if your paper is ever likely to come in contact with water as the color will bleed.

Bleed-Through Test

Keep in mind that oil-based (Marvy Decocolor, Sharpie Paint) and alcohol-based (Prismacolor, Kurecolor, Copic) markers, along with other permanent markers with a lot of ink (Sharpies), commonly bleed through papers- so write on your envelopes before putting the mail inside if using pens like these.

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Also, if they get hit with water, other types of ink can bleed though as well, potentially damaging the contents inside:
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Specialty Paper/Glossy Envelopes

When addressing some snail mail recently, we ran into problems whenever we used fancier and make-them-yourself envelopes. The paper was smoother and shinier.. and our “go-to addressing markers” didn’t work well on that type of surface.

This example shows how inks worked differently on one of the trickier silver paper envelopes:

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Some of the marker ink repelled right off of the surface, and some barely left any color at all!
The good news is that after just a moment of drying, none of the inks smeared around.

Rain Test

“Rain or shine, the mail must go through!” What if it rains on your glossy envelope?

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If you’ve used a dye-based marker (like the Pentel Sign Pen or Clean Color Real Brushes), your ink can totally disappear! We loved the Posca Paint Markers and the Sakura Permapaque Markers for these envelopes- and both of those marker ranges include a nice variety of colors too!
So keep in mind that some inks¬†may look ok when dry, but won’t hold up¬†well on a glossy surface if they meet¬†rain or snow while on their way to their destination.

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Ink Dry-Times / Smudge Tests

Writing with some pens and markers can be frustrating if they are prone to smearing and smudging- which happens a lot more when working with smooth, glossy papers.

Take a look at how these different inks stand up to smudging after different drying times:

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Ink smudging immediately after writing:

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Smudging after 10 seconds of lightly blowing on the ink:

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This definitely made a big difference with some of the pens! A lot of them still lost the dark black color that sits of top of the writing- common with glossy paper as it’s harder for the ink to soak into. Some others smeared in the areas the pen stopped writing¬†each letter- where there was still a small dot of wet ink that needed a little longer to fully dry.

Ultra-Glossy Photo Paper

From photo-like postcards to regular photographs, this type of slippery surface can be tricky to mark on.

This is what the inks looked like on photo paper after being smeared immediately after writing:

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We were¬†pretty impressed with the results! Most of the markers did much better on this type of glossy surface than the smooth shiny paper! Some of the thicker ink markers rubbed away, leaving only a “ghosting” behind.

Trying photo paper marking again, we smudged each ink after lightly blowing on it for 10 seconds:

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Again, just those few extra seconds of drying really seemed to help the ink set. A few pens still had trouble fully absorbing into the shiny surface, as the top black color still rubbed away after drying.

Another test with photo paper- we sprayed on a little water and watched how each ink reacted:

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Some stayed intact but lost their black color on top when rubbed over, while also making a mess of black smear marks.
And others, like the Marvy Le Pen (which was one of the best, super fast-drying fine line pens for photo marking) instantly began to “melt” like the other dye-based inks (which are made to be movable with water), surrounding themselves with blue/purple color. Interesting to see the Zig Photo Signature, another¬†of the best quick-drying pens to use on glossy¬†photos, reacted to the water with an orange color, even though the black markings held up¬†alright.

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So keep in mind as you decorate and address your mail that not all black inks are the same on various surfaces, and not all will hold up to certain conditions. Try some experiments first on a test envelope to see how your markers do!

 

 

Marker Supply’s Pen Pal Contest!

The new Marker Supply contest is here! ¬†This time, EVERYONE who¬†participates will get something in return. ūüôā

With April¬†being “National Letterwriting Month”, we’re¬†all about celebrating handwritten letters and notes- so we couldn’t think of any better way to run this month’s contest but to have you send us some snail mail.

Physically putting a pen to paper and writing as a form of communication has almost become a lost art for most people. Since markers, pens, and pencils are our world here at Marker Supply, we want to see them in action.
Plus, the Marker Supply warehouse has recently expanded into a new space.¬†We now will feature the¬†“marker fan art corner”, a special section for showing off cool things our customers have created. This contest can be the perfect opportunity for you to help us start filling it up!

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HOW TO ENTER:

To be a part of our “Pen Pal Contest”, just send us something in the mail during the month of April.

It can be:
A letter or a note, about anything! Tell us about what kind or art you like to do, which supplies you like to use, what you think about our store, or¬†ask us a question if you have one. It doesn’t even have to be about markers, you can talk about the weather or your summer vacation plans if you want to. ūüėČ

Something written in your favorite form of calligraphy/lettering: If you are one of those folks who love to practice calligraphy or hand-lettering of any style- send us a note, one of your favorite quotes, or anything you like to write in your choice of fancy scripts.

A drawing or cartoon: Sometimes, pictures speak louder than words, and hand-drawn pictures can be just as special as a letter. So if drawing is your thing, just send us a doodle! A page from a coloring book works great too!

Send your snail mail to us here:
Marker Supply Pen Pal Contest
240 Great Circle Road, Suite 334
Nashville, TN 37228

Here’s one of the awesome pieces of “marker fan mail” we received last year:
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THE PRIZES:

EVERYONE that sends us mail will get something in their mailbox back from Marker Supply that includes a special pack of pens and a coupon code!

There will also be a randomly-selected Grand Prize Winner that will win
a 74-piece boxed set of Sakura Gelly Roll pens!

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The Sakura Gelly Roll pens are one of our favorite pens for writing. With different varieties producing different effects, these unique pens let you letter with multiple colors, on light OR dark papers, and add special touches like glitter and metallic sheen. How do you choose which Gelly Roll you like the most? If you are the grand prize winner of this month’s contest, you won’t have to.. because you’ll get them all!

For every individual piece of mail that you send us, you’ll earn¬†one entry into the grand prize drawing. However, only one participation prize¬†pen pack/coupon code will be sent out per person.

Grand prize winner will be selected from a random drawing of all letters received that were postmarked in April. All prizes will be sent out to the addresses used on the mail that was sent to us.  Feel free to contact us HERE with any questions. 

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Happy writing!! ūüôā