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    I'm ready to invest in new markers but just can't decide where to go. I'm a Tim holtz fan so I'm leaning toward his distress markers but was curious about what you guys thought on the topic. What brand do you like and why???

    #216825

    Those are the only markers I really use with any consistency. I have some alcohol-based art markers, I use them for joualing…..when I joual…..which is basically never….so I don't really use those.

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    I'd say it depends on what you'll primarily be using the markers for. I have Tim markers for coloring and Distress techniques, Momento markers to coordinate with the ink pads (again for coloring), Sharpies for joualing, and a few specialty markers (like chalk ones). Aside from that, I prefer watercolors, colored pencils, chalks, etc. to markers, so I spent money on quality products that I know I'll use.

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      My most used markers are Pitt pens, followed by Signo, and then Copics.

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      What's a Pitt pen?

      #216829

      Faber-Castell PITT artist pens 🙂

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        Faber-Castell PITT artist pens 🙂

        Thanks Monica! They come in a few different kinds of tips and many colors!

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        craftysprinkles
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          I am somewhat interested in the PITT pens. What would you say makes them unique, and what exactly do you use them for?

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          Tim's or Faber-Castell depending on what you want (blending or really permanent).

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            I am somewhat interested in the PITT pens. What would you say makes them unique, and what exactly do you use them for?

            Hi Rae! The main reason I use them is because they are waterproof and cover really well so they are good for lettering or doodling or outlining. They are Indian ink and they don't blend with each other like Copics do. The fine tip is great for outlining, the small brush tips are good for doodling, and the big brush tips are great for coloring in doodles or drawings or enhancing areas like edges of flowers or stuff like that. There are also different sizes of tips too. I get mine at Meiningers downtown.

            I use them for stuff like this:

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            craftysprinkles
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              Wow! That's really cool! Okay. It's something to keep in mind. I just looked at that store- I REAL art store. I'd like to go there sometime.

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                Wow! That's really cool! Okay. It's something to keep in mind. I just looked at that store- I REAL art store. I'd like to go there sometime.

                Let me know and I'll meet you there! I go every couple of months.

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                WOW! Nice job!

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                  [quote]
                  Wow! That's really cool! Okay. It's something to keep in mind. I just looked at that store- I REAL art store. I'd like to go there sometime.

                  Let me know and I'll meet you there! I go every couple of months.
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                  Sounds like a plan! I do love art stores.

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                    Portia – I have the Timmy pens and I have to say they dry up REALLY fast. Some gals here got them and store them on their sides and they tend to do better that way.

                    Copic's are great for blending but are sooooooo expensive. They are refillable though…so if you are going to use your marker alot copics may be the way to go for you.

                    let us know what you decide.

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