Alcohol based art markers that don’t cost the earth!
Hello everyone once again! Today I was researching diferent ways to colour my projects, although I was familirised with watercolouring with brush or brush tip markers, this technique doesn’t give me the intensity that I need for some projects and then I came across different other ways such alcohol based markers. I have to say that I don’t own a Copic Marker I heard that is such an amazing option but for me it is too expensive at the moment. As I was looking for a Way to colour my projects I had days and even weeks trying to figure out a way that I can afford and also value/money
I have been looking arround and we have so many different options up there from innexpensive to super expensive. Today I am going to introduce you to Ohuhu Art Alcohol Based Markers.
These markers come with two tips a Fine and a Broad that gives you different uses. While the Fine Tip can be used for detailed parts of your drawings the broader Tip can be use for a bigger portions, caligraphy… sky is the limit!
When colouring with alcohol markers something that we aim is a good blending performance. I can say that I am not good at colouring this is something that I have to improve and the only way is practising…
It took me weeks to practise and get the colors to blend with each other but again, I think this comes from my inexperience rather than the marker performance itself. Now, It’s safe to say that I am getting more confident when colouring my stamps.
Ohuhu Alcohol Based Markers come in different quantities and different prices the more quantity the better price point. At the moment I own Ohuhu 100 Color Fine & Chisel Tips Kit which works just fine and has more than enough markers to start with. In a future I plan to extend my Collection 🙂 please see all the available link and quantities available at Amazon.co.uk ( Affiliate links at no extra cost to you*)
- Ohuhu 200 Colors Fine & Chisel Tips (Amazon.co.uk)
- Ohuhu 160 Colors Fine & Chisel Tips (Amazon.co.uk)
- Ohuhu 120 Color Brush & Chisel Tips (Amazon.co.uk)
- Ohuhu 100 Color Fine & Chisel Tips (Amazon.co.uk)
- Ohuhu 80 Color Fine & Chisel Tips (Amazon.co.uk)
- Ohuhu 72 Color Brush & Chisel Tips (Amazon.co.uk)
- Ohuhu 60 Color Chisel & Fine Tips (Amazon.co.uk)
- Ohuhu 48 Color Brush & Chisel Tips (Amazon.co.uk)
- Ohuhu 40 Color Fine & Chisel Tips (Amazon.co.uk)
- Ohuhu Skin Tone Colors Dual Tips Alcohol Art Markers, Brush & Chisel (Amazon.co.uk) £30.99 (£1.29/ per marker)
MY Personal TIP!
If you, like me, are new to the world of Alcohol Based Art Markers and don’t know how to use them I really recommend practising, that might sound like a cliché but in this case this is based in a true story… I began being really bad at colouring with my markers to a point that I was kind of giving up on them but with practise I ended up getting better.
When colouring your stamps I recomment you to heat emboss them with a clear embossing powder before moving to the coloring step this will give your stamps a contour line and your blending won’t get out of control do that at least at the beggining although I keep doing that because I feel more confortable. (I will link to my favourite embossing items for you to buy if you don’t have them yet).
Also, the first thing you want to master is laying down the ink smoothly so you can achieve a seamless transition between colours for this reason when trying to blend colors I recommend to use 3 colors from the same family (light pink, medium pink and dark pink, for instance) The lighter color Will give you a base where to can add your medium and dark colors with confidence to blend them together. Familirise yourself with the best way to color (short strokes, circular strokes, long strokes) there’s not a “correct” way just do whatever feels confortable.
Conclusion: Great Copic alternative for a much lower price. If you’ve wanted to try alcohol markers but we’re out off by the high price, these are a great alternative and option to start with. I even quite like the case they come in. I keep the bag turned on its side so the markers are stored horizontally for better ink distribution. While the colors aren’t as buildable or as sheer as some of the copic, they are still really good.
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- TheWorks: Sizzix Making Essentials Collection Embossing Powders – 3 Pack
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