Prismacolor® Premier Illustration Markers

Hey all, hope you are all having a good Friday and that you guys in the US had a lovely Thanksgiving Holiday and are enjoying Black Friday. I have something here that you might want to pop into those shopping baskets.

I was very lucky last week to have been sent some new pens to try out and review. Now you know how I LOVE Prismacolor® Pencils? Well I was sent a couple of packets of the new Prismacolor® Premier Illustration Markers and I’ve been playing with them ever since.

I’ve used a number of different illustration marker pens in my time, as I’m sure you have too and although they have been sufficient for the job this is the first set of pens that actually made me want to use them for everything I could get my hands on.


First of all let me run through what they are. They are nontoxic, lightfast, acid free, archival quality illustration marker pens. I’ve tried them out on various different weights of paper and card, with Copic pens and Sansodor and they did not bleed or smear and kept their intensity of colour, which is fabulous.

They come in a range of tip shapes and sizes – brush tips; chisel tips; bullet tips extra fine 005, 01, 03, 05, to the more chunky 08. They also come in a range of colours and you can see the red, green, blue and black here but you can also find them in purple, orange, brown and sepia.


I was finding all sorts of things to do with these pens, perfect for my artistic and papercrafting needs, great for illustration, sketching, journaling, calligraphy.

This card was made using the 05 and 08 bullet point pens for the faux stitching, the chisel tip pen for the sentiment and the 08 bullet point pen to draw the holly leaves which I then distressed with inks.


I even tried some calligraphy, not something I do that often as you can see. LOL! But something that these lovely pens have inspired me to do more of! That and drawing – these pens are perfect for sketching, the ink flow is so smooth they are a joy to use.


You can find them in art/stationery stores. They are widely available in the US but as they are new they are just starting to appear in the UK so keep your eyes out for them.

I think you can tell I loved using them? If I was pushed to find a negative about them that would be that the lids are just a touch tight to get on and off at first but really that is not a big deal.

The suggested retail price is $3 (approx £1.90) for a single marker and $20 (£12.20) for a pack of 8. Well worth it in my opinion.



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19 Comments

  1. Lucretia
    November 27, 2009 / 1:31 pm

    Oh, I like this idea for the holly, that's different.

  2. November 27, 2009 / 1:38 pm

    Wow! Amazing card, Kim! Have a feeling there will be quite a few holly leaves like that popping up in Blogland!! lol ;o)

    Thanks for the info about the new markers.

    Hugs,
    Chris xx

  3. November 27, 2009 / 1:56 pm

    Probably going to be another must have lol. Not sure if I should thank you for sharing them with us though!!! Only joking…
    Pinky

  4. November 27, 2009 / 2:13 pm

    These look fantastic!!!!!!!! I love when they have the chisel point.

  5. November 27, 2009 / 2:14 pm

    Hi Kim,

    oh I wish you reviewed everything that I need, I so understood all of that rather than some technical review lol, these pens look great, love the calligraphy option.

    Joey.xxx

  6. November 27, 2009 / 6:26 pm

    such a pretty card sweetie, i adore all of the faux stitching and those holly leaves are amazing, such a clever idea, must try that, i too adore my prismacolour pencils and these pens look fab, thanks for the info on them 🙂

    xx
    Martine

  7. November 27, 2009 / 9:30 pm

    I love your paper peiced looing card, so unusuall, its stunning as always especially the doodling. Ive been doodling alot latley on my cards and cant seem to stop so these pens will definitly going into my basket.
    thanks for the info
    love emma xxx

  8. November 27, 2009 / 10:54 pm

    WOW Kim this is gorgeous, what a fantastic Holiday card!

  9. November 28, 2009 / 12:21 am

    Gorgeous card Kim the calligraphy looks pretty good to me and i love the card. luv gina xx

  10. November 28, 2009 / 10:38 am

    Hi Kim, they certainly do look the business I love pens and pencils they really make you itch to use them, and youve created a really gorgeous and stunning card with them, I will definitely keeping my eyes open for them. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  11. November 29, 2009 / 1:59 am

    Your card is beautiful! And thank you so much for all the info on the Prisma Colors!! I LOVE my pencils, and haven't even seen the markers yet. 🙂

  12. November 29, 2009 / 3:41 pm

    They look so gorgeous, and a must have. You certainly sell them well. I love them already! I have an award for you at my blog

  13. November 29, 2009 / 6:55 pm

    Your card is great! And you have a wonderful handwriting!
    Wish you a good 1. advent!
    Hugs, Alex

  14. November 29, 2009 / 7:40 pm

    thank you for leaving a nice com on my blog, I visited both yours en they just look fantastic!

  15. November 29, 2009 / 7:42 pm

    Hi Kim,
    This is a stunning card. I love the colours. Beuatiful. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Now I have become aware of your blog and I like what I see I am going to follow you. I look forward to more fantastic postings,
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

  16. November 30, 2009 / 5:09 pm

    OMG this is incredible.
    Amazing card and wonderful stitching. Love them.

  17. November 30, 2009 / 5:45 pm

    Hi Kim

    Love the way you have used these, some great examples of how useful they are – thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Ali x

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