I was sent some of these Graph’it markers whilst I was poorly and I have only just this past week had a play with them.
I dug out the Whimsy Vintage Christmas stamp set, I just adore it! Gorgeous vintagey images and sentiments. Now then, more on the markers:
I am a Copic fan, I make no secret of that but I really like these Graph’it markers. The colour lays down beautifully with very little blending needed – so no overworking hence no bleeding. When using bold colours that can be a problem so although the bullet nib had plenty of ink to get a fantastic blend I didn’t struggle to achieve this.
I didn’t have to use pencils to “pop” the colour, the image was coloured solely with Graph’it markers and to be honest I don’t think I even needed to use the pencils.
I am not keen on a bullet nib, I prefer the softness of a brush tip so was thrilled to see that the nibs can be interchanged with brush nibs (which I will be doing).
I have not got the full range of colours and usually would have used 4-5 reds to achieve this look if I was using Copics. However, I only used 3 colours which I lay on the Mix’it palette and picked the colour off there when I needed to blend. I did start off by laying the colour on to the paper (dark to light as always) then made use of the palette where needed. Brilliant!
Reds: 5280, 5250, 4135
Greens: 8160, 8240
Gold: 1250, 1110
Grey for shadows: 9203 and the blender