Almost as soon as they came out, the question started rolling in: are Zig Real Brush Markers the same as Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers? If I have Zigs, to I need the Mermaid ones? Well, let’s answer that question today!
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First, let’s look at the two markers.
Both contained a water-based ink that reacts with water before, during, and after application. This is SO much easier to show you in a video- so here it is!
So… to review:
*Zig are more like traditional markers, and not as vibrant
*Mermaid Markers are more like a waterbrush filled with water based ink with a slight pigmentation.
DO YOU NEED BOTH? Well, maybe! I like the Mermaid Markers as a substitute for pulling out my Koi watercolors and the dilute beautifully so I think they will last a long time- especially if you keep an additional water brush handy!
What about you?
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Jeanette Jones says
Loved the video. Very information. Just a question. Can you write over either of them with a permanent marker? I am always looking to outline and then watercolor or just journal over watercolor. What pen or marker would work best?
Absolutley. Since they are watercolor, you can write over them with anything BUT water-based markers. (And you can actually do that too, but it could cause the underlayment to lift a little.)