Alcohol markers are an essential for any stamper who loves to color OR any crafter who likes to color-coordinate their accessories. And if you think there is only brand of alcohol markers our there, think again! So today we are talking about Chromatixs Alcohol Markers from American Crafts.
Here’s how they are described on the website:
AMERICAN CRAFTS-Blending Markers. Add color, shading and detail to paper crafting projects with Chromatics alcohol-based blending markers with dual tip. Available in a variety of colors: each sold separately. Imported.
Let’s a take a closer look in this video review!
Here’s another look at those swatch samples:
And just to recap the video, the “bleed” factor on canvas was low- especially when rubbing alcohol was dripped directly onto it. However, on ribbon I did see quite a bit of bleeding through the fibers. It also had a low “blend-out” factor when used with it’s blending marker. I noticed no bleeding with the dye-based ink pads.
Here’s a close-up of the flower I colored using 2 shades of red, 2 shade of yellow, and 2 of green. I love the velvety color, but I was dissatisfied with the intensity of the red- it was more of a pinky shade, even when you saturate the paper. I was very pleased with the other colors in the set that I purchased.
Here’s the card that I created featuring the Chromatix Alcohol Markers- I used the greens on glossy paper with rubbing alcohol to make the mottled background behind the floral image. I also tinted the ribbon from bright white to the red color to match the image. I love how the markers really can pull it all together!
So… the nitty gritty. They retail for $3.49 per marker, or a full set of 30 for $79.99 (That’s 28 colors and two blenders.)
- Great price point
- I like the smaller barrel and twin tip
- I REALLY like the writing tip and brush tip (vs a chisel, which I don’t use as much.)
- Great for stampers and new crafters!
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- Non-replacable nib
- Red is not as RED as I’d like
- Smaller barrel means it holds less ink
- Not as “blendable” as using the colorless blender as some other brands
All in all, Chromatix are a great entry-level marker. They work great for coloring embellishments to match and you can see from the image they are great for novice colorists like me. The full set wit the coloring case is a big enough set to offer lots of options (and keep everything tidy) while not breaking the bank!
Have you use Chromatix Alcohol Markers? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Disclosure: I purchased these with my own funds, and all opinions are my own and based on my first-hand experience with the product. Some links may be affiliate links and I will receive a nominal percentage of your purchase (which, by the way, supports free content on CraftTestDummies. Thank you!)
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