Guys, the price of alcohol-based markers is insane !!!!
I have thought to go for a small set, but apparently, it doesn't make much sense to buy alcohol-based markers if you don't have at least 2 or 3 tones of each color... 😠
I'm not a professional card maker, so I decided to look for cheap alternatives to known brands like Copic, Prisma Color, Spectrum Noir etc.
Here is my bargain: 80 Touch Only markers (not to be confused with the Touch Twin) - Animation set + a white gel pen + the bag they come in with + shipping fees = less than 33 Euros!!!
They are comfortable to hold, with a fine point and a broad one. A gray ring helps you locate the fine tip side when the caps are on.
On the other hand, some of the codes/names on the caps were partially erased and the color tone of the cap doesn't always perfectly match the color of the marker.
To overcome this, I made a table on a printing paper sheet with all the colors and the corresponding codes and names: MUCH EASIER to spot the colors in the bag!
Color #9 - Pale Pink - had weird black spots on both nibs and was dry (bye bye number 9 🤣 )
Pros: cheap, nice color palette, cheap, comfortable to hold, did I say cheap? haha haha 😄. They're perfect for a beginner like me :-)
Cons: not refillable, blender marker and spare nibs not available.
And here you have my very first try with alcohol markers 🙋