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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Lookie, Lookie - Look at What I Bought Today - Prismacolor Art Markers

I went over to JoAnns today and bought a set of 24 Prismacolor Premiere Art Markers!! (See pictures below) Big deal, you say. . .well, that's not the good part.

JoAnn has a lot of clearance stuff so if you haven't been there lately. . .I suggest that you go. You may find a lot of yummy stuff like I did.

I browsed over to the art section, looking to see if there's anything there that I may want to buy. At first, I didn't notice the little tags that said "clearance". There were a lot of them but I just didn't see them for some reason.

I looked down and at the very bottom, I noticed a clearance tag saying . . .(here's the good part). . .Prismacolor Markers Set of 24 regular price $89.99, now $24.99. WHAT! I had to check it several times to make sure it was correct. I've been wanting to buy the markers for such a long time but even with a 40 to 50% discount, they were too expensive. I didn't want them THAT bad.

Anyway. . .I went to the cashier to pay for my stuff and the markers didn't scan as a sale item. Well. . .I wasn't going to let that deter me. . .I ran over to the art section and took the tag off the shelf and showed it to the cashier and she was like "wow, I guess it is on sale". Yeah. . .you bet it is!!

I now know why it is sooooooooooooo expensive! The stuff is AWESOME!! I mean AWESOME. It's like no other marker. I hate coloring with markers. . .it soaks through the cardstock and leave all sort of uneven markings. Well. . .not Prismacolor Markers. I cannot even begin to tell you how VIBRANT the colors are. . .

There is a drawback. . .if you like to shade and add highlights, you have to be a little artistically inclined. Thank God for the art classes I took in college. I bought a blender pen used for markers a while ago and that is how I added a bit of highlight to the bear. It's not really visible in the picture but there's shading and highlights in the coloring. The blender pen by Prismacolor removes some of the markers color. . .well, not remove it. . .sort of dulls it. The colors on the card are layered with adding and removing then again, adding color.

I decided I loved the markers so much, I went on Ebay and bid on the whole set of 156. Hopefully, I'll win it. I'll find out on Saturday. Wish me luck!!

Here's the sketch for the card:



Card Detail:

Stamp: CTMH
Paper: Stampin Up Positively Pink, So Saffron, DCWV Scrapbook Paper
Ink: Prismacolor Art Markers, Positively Pink
Accessories: Dots, Dashes & Checks ribbon, Hemp cord, JoAnn brads, Fiskar KidZors






Until later. . .

2 comments:

Allison said...

Are you trying to make me jealous or what?

Jan Scholl said...

I posted about this on my blog yesterday-but you got a different set than me. I got a case AND a table top holder. plus I had a 5.00 off coupon with $30 purchase, so as I was buying a bunch of dollar stamps-so mine was only 20!! Arent' sales terrific?I am going back tomorrow as I saw a 100+ set of pencils from Prismacolor on clearance too with 2 free sets attached of some color fast and metallic pencils. Plus I need some bristol vellum also on sale. and I have 2-50% off coupons!! what should I buy??