Before I get to my review, I want you all to know what I’ve been up to lately in case you have tried to get ahold of me to no avail.
I have been working two jobs, one at my local scrapbooking store and then nights at another place. So my days don’t end until well past midnight sometimes. This is in addition to teaching and traveling and having my mother move in since my father passed away. So if have emailed, called or contacted me here and haven’t heard back, rest assured I am not ignoring you, and you will hear from me soon.
Now on to what you came here for!
Those who know me know that I am a huge fan of Copic Markers and am even certified to teach them.
While I do still like them, I have to say, I have found a rival. With none other than the trusty maker of ball point pens you all know and love: BIC. Bic makes these markers called Mark It Permanent Markers. There are 36 colors and they are smooth and vibrant and at less than 20 bucks for a set of 36, not a bad price. They come in fine and ultra fine and are perfect for crafting.
If you look at the picture below, you’ll see the difference between a colored pencil on the left, a Copic marker in the center and the Bic on the right. The colored pencil (which I admit might not be the best comparison) is kind of faded and washed out. The Copic is a deep purple and the Bic is bright and vibrant.
I used these in on of my classes and my students absolutely loved them. Especially those who are on a fixed income and would love to have some Copics but can’t afford them, these are a great alternative.
All in all, these are great markers. I wish that they were double tipped so that I had a fine point on one side, but they are really pretty great. If you are in the mark-it (pun intended) for new markers, I highly recommend this set, you won’t be disappointed.
If you can think it, you can Cri-cut!