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Now on to this weeks product review! I had a lot of people ask for a review of the Blick Studio Brush markers since they came out. They look a lot like Copics but how do they perform? Let’s see in today’s tutorial!
First let me say that there are so many quality markers on the market right now and the ink in them is very similar and I find them to all work well together. I love many brands of markers and I have many brands in my art room and this review is not to diminish any other brands. I have many Copic markers to and they are superb quality but the price tag is prohibitive to many crafters. I have to say in my honest opinion the Blick studio markers are just as good as Copic markers and I do believe that you can refill with Copic ink and replace the nibs with the Copic nibs but that activity is not endorsed by either brand so do so at your own risk, I figure since the Blick markers are “disposable” if you try to refill the ir replace the nib you are not out much since you would have thrown it out anyway.
Disclaimer: These opinions are my own and are not endorsed by any of the brands I am reviewing. I purchased this set for $139 (Regular $199 but I used a coupon) and I have not been paid to post this review.
Blick studio brush marker PROS:
- Price per marker: $1.50-$3 (buying in sets with a coupon brings them down to $1.50, individually they are $3 with no coupon)
- Quality-as good as Copic IMHO
- Blends well on cardstock or marker paper
- Easy to remove caps
- Available open stock (individually) or in money-saving sets of 6, 12, 24, 48 and 96 (all 95 colors plus the clear blender)
- Only 96 colors (vs Copic with 358 colors)
- Slightly more odor than Copic (I reckon that the Blick marker uses denatured alcohol and Copic uses ethanol with are basically the same except the denatured alcohol is ethanol with additives in it to keep folks from drinking it)
- No refills available (*but you should be able to refill them with Copic ink if you can figure out the matching colors-same goes for nibs)
Tip, look for a coupon before you buy, CDPS will take 25% off your order of $99 or more and free shipping. Sometimes the Blick site has a better coupon (I got 30% off from the Blick site when I ordered and then I saw 35% off a few days later! Watch it like a hawk:)
Here is a link to the markers I bought, I am not affiliated with Blick but if you order you can always tell them Lindsay The Frugal Crafter sent you:)
Bottom line: These are great markers and a much more affordable way to build a brush marker collection similar to Copic. You can always get the basics here and get more unique Copic colors to add to your collection. Actually I recommend using lots of different brands to see what you like.
About the Stamp, unfortunately the set I used appears to be discontinued I did find this set also by Stampendous that is very similar and also has a beautiful bird to color: (Hallmark scrapbook Affiliate link) (Simon Says Stamp Affiliate link)
I hope this was helpful! I know I like to look at reviews before I purchase a product and maybe it can helps someone else too! Have a great night and til next time happy crafting!