Another Cheap Marker Review:)

Hi friends! Today I am going to review and show you how to color with Ohuhu alcohol markers.

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I have seen them online and was curious if they would perform well because they were so inexpensive and the company sent me a set for review purposes. Here is a swatch of the colors in the set:

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Here is a link to the set I am reviewing and a coupon code good for 15% off this set: 15Frugal Offer good through 11/15/17 11:59pm PDT. Want tosee how they preform? Watch the video!

Supplies:

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Review: These double ended art markers feature a fine tip bullet nib and a chisel tip and are filled with alcohol ink*. They have an oval barrel much like a Copic marker. *3 markers are fluorescent water-based markers/highlighters.
(Pros)

  • Low Price-Around 50 cents a marker.
  • Great selection of colors (77 alcohol pens)
  • Good blending ability.
  • Gray identification band on the end with bullet tip to make finding the fine tip end easier.
  • Markers provided crisp lines on the paper I used with no feathering.
  • Good layering ability (you can layer up colors to get darker shades.)

(cons)

  • There is no brush nib so blending over a large area or palette blending is limited.
  • One marker arrives with a loose cap but it was easily fixed with a few drops of denatured alcohol-Just make sure you cap them tightly as with ANY alcohol pen.
  • This set could use a medium light violet and medium light brown to round out the colors but you could add those colors in from other brands is you like as long as they are alcohol based.
  • The 3 waterbased highlighters were an odd choice, I’d rather have 3 more alcohol pens (a clear blender, mid violet and light brown) instead of those.

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Bottom line these pens are a steal, I have never tried alcohol pens that were this inexpensive, they are half the price of a Sharpie! I think this is the perfect set for someone starting out or someone who want’s an extra set for travel or for a teen who is getting into markers on a budget. This set is NOT for someone who must have a brush tip marker. I think they are a great buy. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. Til next time happy crafting!

 

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13 Responses

  1. Hi Lindsay, great video (as always). I’d love to try the markers but, unfortunately, they’re not available on Amazon Canada and amazon.com won’t send them:(. I’ll keep checking .ca though b/c they do sell Ohuhu products, so you never know!! I was wondering if denatured alcohol will work to revive all old alcohol markers? I have some old, hardly used Chromatix (American Crafts) markers that seem to be completely dried out. I hate to throw them away if there’s a fix?!?! Also, do you have a frugal option for refilling my colorless blender? Thanks in advance for your reply, much appreciated:).
    -Allison
    P.S. My garden is filled with maple trees and your maple leaves look awesome, very genuine!

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  2. Not sure will have to research that, I know you can use your Ebates on Amazon

    Mrs. Montee

    💎The Scrappin Diva👜

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  3. Really enjoy your videos. You keep me arting!

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  4. It was looking scary for a second there Lindsay. Well she turned out beautiful. I Love that your never hesitant to put down the color. Thanks so much for the time you put in to help the scared crafters I my self.
    Tammy

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  5. I am new to cardmaking and have not yet invested in alcohol markers. I don’t do a lot of cards so longivity is important. Also are they refillable? Also have you ever used Colorit markers? They are on sale for 39.95 for a set of 50 (I think it is).

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    • Hi Bobbi, they are not refillable per-se however you can easily remove the chisel tip and add ink like I did with alcohol to refresh the marker. You would just need to purchase a copic refill (or any alcohol ink) in a similar shade. I have used the colorit markers and they are really nice as well and that is a great company and I believe that Colorit has single markers if you use one up. You can’t go wrong with either brand I think. I do believe the color its are a slightly better quality.

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  6. I ordered the markers. I am a beginner. I don’t even know anything about alcohol markers. Are they better and if so why? I love all of your posts and I look forward to hearing from you every day. I save your videos or emails as “art lessons” in my Favorites column. I am grateful for you! Tricia Kelly Fort Walton Beach, FL age 67

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    • thanks so much, they have an ink similar to a sharpie so if you don’t like coloring with them you can use them like any other permanent marker. Keep inmind that you need to practise to master them but I think they are a lot of fun!

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  7. Could the nibs be changed out in these markers to have the brush ends? Or would that be cost prohibitive?

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    • you might be able too however it would be more costly than to invest in a brush tipped marker like the blick studio marker.

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