In the last blog post, Kathy talked about finding the perfect ink to use with your Copics, well today I'll be looking at the perfect pens! If you would like to experiment with your current pen collection, you can perform all the same Copic compatibility tests with pens, that Kathy talked about with inks. Let me save you some time though - hands down the BEST pens to use with your Copic markers are the Copic Multiliners.
- Copic safe ink - so you can colour over the ink without damaging your Copic Markers
- Wide array of colours and coordinating coloured packs available
- Variety of sizes and styles of nib including: 0.03 mm, 0.05 mm, 0.1 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.8 mm, 1.0 mm and Brush
- Ink is archival, acid free, fade resistant and waterproof on most porous surfaces
- The Multiliner is cheaper and disposable, but for a little extra you can buy the Multiliner SP which is refillable (so will save you money in the long run).
- The Multiliner SP is available in a wider range of colours and you can change the nibs (so if you are a bit heavy handed, no problems, just swap out the nib when it starts to get ratty).
- The Multiliner SP also has a cool metal barrel which is lovely to hold!
- Multiliners are great for embellishing a stamped design or filling in any areas of a stamped image that have mis-stamped.
- Multiliners are not recommended for use over waxy substances (crayon or pencil), the wax may prevent the ink from drying creating smears and can clog your nib
- Copic Multiliners are permanent on many surfaces once dry, heat-set the ink to be certain.
- Multiliners work beautifully over watercolours, producing a consistent even line
Not sure how to use Copic Multiliners in your art? Then here is a little inspiration....
Mixed Media Squares