Sharpie Brush Tip Markers – Review by Barb

March 31, 2018
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Once the Art Journaling bug bites you, don’t be surprised if you find yourself tempted to add all kinds of art journals (and supplies) to your creative stash. The temptation phase doesn’t last very long because it almost always gives way to obsession. 😉

When you begin your adventure into Art Journaling, fun and frustration can go hand in hand. Keep creating and experimenting and you'll soon learn how products work together and which ones you really like.

I don’t know about you but I love writing on my pages. I’ve always loved words and the way a few letters can express my mood or feelings. I’ve accumulated a collection of pens, pencils and markers to use in my journals and while some seem like they would be perfect, they won’t write over acrylic paint. Others stay wet too long and smear when I get careless and others, like regular bullet tipped Sharpies, seem to dry out. It can be so frustrating!

I discovered Sharpie Brush Tip Markers and treated myself to a set of 12. I think I may have found a good marker! The brush tip, depending on the pressure, allows me to draw both fine and broad lines; however if you’re heavy handed, this may not be a great choice. These Markers are solvent based (like regular Sharpies), fade-resistant, quick drying and won’t smear easily. I like that they are permanent on most surfaces so no matter what I use in my art journal, the Brush Tips will work. The color range includes Black, Blue, Turquoise, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Lime, Purple, Berry, Magenta, and Brown.

Because the Sharpie Brush Tip Markers are solvent based, they do have a rather strong odor. I find that, just like the regular Sharpies, I need to use them in a well ventilated area as the smell can get a bit overwhelming. That’s a tradeoff I can deal with because I really like the results with the Brush Tips. 

Remember, always test markers to see how your paper reacts, especially if you like to work on both sides of a page. Solvent markers almost always bleed through to the other side which might ruin your art.

Overall, I think Sharpie Brush Tips are a great Art Journaling supply to add to your stash, so treat yourself and have fun!

Until next time ~

Remember to Get Creative today! It's Easy!!


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Barb Owen

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Barb Owen

Barb is the founder of How to Get Creative, author of "Normal Doesn't Live Here Anymore", a specialist at playing in the art studio and has an unhealthy addiction to smiles. ;-)

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