I have a different type of post & video to share with you today. This is a review on the NUVO Creative Pens that I recently got. I hope you find this helpful if you’re considering trying out these new markers.
First thing first, these markers are alcohol based, like Copics and the Promarkers are. So you will have to use them with archival inks that don’t make the stamped image to bleed into the colors. The 2 inks that I like most for using with alcohol markers are the Memento & the MFT Hybrid Inks.
These markers have 2 types of tips, one is a bullet fine tip and one is a chisel tip, great for coloring larger areas. **The only exception is for the Metallics set, as the markers have one bullet tip and one brush tip.**
There are 12 sets in the NUVO line and each set includes 3 markers of the same color but in different tones, a light, a medium and a dark. In the video below I show you how easy it is to add shading and get a great belnding with these markers. ***I personally find the Greens and the Purples to be more difficult to blend as the tones don’t match perfectly.
I tested these pens onto the Neenah White Cardstock, the 80 lb & the 100lb as I wanted to see how much they bleed and I got pretty much the same bleeding on both. For me personally it is not an issue as I can always hide the coloring on the back of the paper with another panel if I have to color straight onto my card base.
I have to say that the markers have all beautiful, very intense and bright colors and they cover all ranges of colors: orange, yellow, brown, blue, purple, green, red, gray, pink, naturals. There is also one set that includes the blender pen together with a black & a grey and another gorgeous set that includes metallics: gold, silver & copper. The metallic markers I find to work great on white cardstock, kraft and vellum (my favorite)!
In conclusion, I think these markers are a great addition to my collection, I love all the colors and the price is very affordable. I wouldn’t compare them to high end markers, like the Copics, but they reminded me pretty much of the Letraset Promarkers that I once had.
You can see how the markers ”perform” in the video that I have below. (click HERE for watching it on YouTube)