Karin BrushmarkerPRO Review. An unsponsored review of one of the hottest brush markers on the market right now!
Karin BrushmarkerPRO Review
Last week, I reviewed the Karin DécorBrush Metallic Markers. This week, I’m talking all about the Karin BrushMarker Pro. While they are similar, there are a few key differences between these two types of Karin Markers. This review is based on the 12 marker set, and I’m going to go over some of the FAQs I’m typically asked about brush markers. Spoiler: I ordered the set of 12 to test them out, and I’m enjoying them so much, I just ordered the full set of all 60 colors. In addition to buying myself a set, I also bought an extra set to giveaway to one of you! Be sure to scroll to the end of the post to enter the giveaway.
Can you describe the brush tip?
The brush tip, made of super durable nylon, is very flexible which makes it ideal for brush calligraphy. I’d call the size of the brush tip medium to medium-large. Here is how it stacks up against other popular brands of brush pens I have in my marker collection.
What is the best way to store them?
The brand’s pamphlet recommends that they are stored vertically, tips upward with the caps firmly in place.
What are they filled with?
2.4 milliliters of intense, “liquid ink” colored paint that Karin Markers describes as twice as efficient as traditional filter markers. The non-toxic paint in most of the markers is dye based, except for the neon colors which are pigment based.
Are they refillable?
Are they permanent?
While I couldn’t find a definitive answer, I don’t think so, no.
Any usage tips I should know?
There are three main methods for mixing colors:
- Touch the tips of two markers together while holding the markers vertically for 5-30 seconds. The bottom markers will temporarily absorb the color of the top marker so you can create blended artwork or lettering.
- Deposit color(s) from the marker(s) onto a blending palette (or another non-absorbent surface) and then pick up that color with another marker.
- Change marker colors for each letter and then blend with water and a paintbrush.
Use the same techniques with the blender marker and a color marker to create brightening and tonal transitions.
How many colors are there?
There are 60 colors + a blending marker.
Which paper do they look best on?
Since their tips are durable nylon, you can use them on all kinds of papers including watercolor paper. They’re not as delicate as the felt-tipped Tombow Dual Brush Pens. As I mentioned in the other Karin review I did: This not to say the Dual Brush Pens aren’t still my faves because they rock as well. The Dual Tips come in 108 colors and excel with blending. When it comes to markers, my thought is the more, the merrier!
Do they bleed?
They didn’t bleed on any of the papers I tested them on. When markers “feather” (bleed), I typically find it’s due to using poor quality paper. If you’re asking if they bleed-through the paper itself, I tested them on a few of my pads and notebooks. I could see them on the backside of the paper on the thinner papers, but they didn’t bleed all the way through to the next page. On thicker papers, there is no bleed-through.
Do they blend well?
Yes! Check out some blending I did with these using the methods I talked about earlier in this review.
The main con is the slow drying time. As with the review I did on the Metallic Karin DécoBrush Markers, the Brush Markers PROs are juicy, so you need to be patient and careful as you work so you don’t smear anything, especially if you’re a lefty like me! If you plan to add any detail work, like using a White Gelly Roll or Uniball Signo pen over the top of you lettering or artwork, be sure to allow ample dry time.
Where can I buy them?
- The U.S. authorized Karin Marker seller is Artistic Isle on Etsy. Her shipping speed and customer service were all around 5-star! You can check out her shop here. Karin Markers does ship internationally, and you can see the pricing and shipping options here.
- You can also find them on Amazon here.
Karin Brush Marker PRO Giveaway
I bought two sets of these. One to review and one to share with one of you!
- The prize: I’ll be sending one lucky winner a set of 12 Karin BrushMarkerPRos. The prize is valued at roughly $50. I paid $31.12 for the markers, $10 international shipping to get them to me, and S+H to get them to you via USPS Priority Mail.
- The legalese: Giveaway ends January, 30 2019, at 11:59 PM EST. Winner(s) will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winner(s) have 72 hours to respond before a new winner(s) is/are selected. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Karin Markers are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner(s). Giveaway open to U.S. Residents only. See the full terms and conditions here.
- Note: Sorry to my international friends! I love you all dearly but I have to comply with giveaway laws.
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I hope you found this Karin BrushmarkerPRO Review helpful. If I missed an FAQ you’d like to know, leave your questions in the comments.