Martha Stewart Crafts Arts and Crafts Marker Set, 36 Pieces
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21 of 21 found the following review helpful:
very disappointing Mar 20, 2011
By Kindle Customer
"I am a grandmother who loves to read, mostly on my Kindle. But now my vision isn't always up to reading so listening works out well."
I was very disappointed with this marker set, but I gave it a three simply because maybe I didn't know what exactly I was getting. I had a 40% off coupon for the local craft store where I had gone to purchase some other items that were on sale. I figured I'd use my coupon for some additonal markers. These are for stamping and therefore are very soft and not good for actual filling in of color on paper. Three weeks earlier I had purchased a children's set and learned then that I needed artist quality markers. Well the Martha Stewart markers had the same type of tips, they make a scratching sound when you use them and because they are so soft you don't have a lot of control with them. (In the past I have used other "stamping"
and "Scrapbooking" markers without a problem.) Perhaps using these for the way they were intended to be used someone would have better results. But even then I don't think they are worth the money. I felt like I was spending the money just to get the "Martha Stewart" name product.
15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
I waisted my money, don't waist yours. Mar 16, 2012
The color on the cap is totally different then what color the marker actually is. I am not talking a small difference in hue, it's a big difference. The flesh toned or peachy colored marker is actually dark brown, almost all of the blues are just about the same 2 colors. The light blue marker is actually a dark almost royal blue, everything else in the blue selection seems to be just about the very same shade of teal or navy. Using these markers is a pain in the rear because you have to keep a piece of scrap paper to mark on to check the actual color of the marker before you use it. It appeared to be a great set of art markers when I bought them. The set looked like it had a lot of good color choices, and it would have been if the markers would have been the colors they were supposed to be. Mine are actually so off I am wondering if my set is defective. I assumed they would be good quality carrying the Martha Stewart name, but they are not. I buy a lot of Martha Stewart products and I have yet to dislike a product, but this was very disappointing. I have actually just gone back to using my crayola fine tip set, and these collect dust.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
These Markers are a Waste of Money Jan 20, 2013
I purchased these markers because they were a Martha Stewart brand and I have several punches from her that I use for card making that I like very well. I could not be more disappointed with a product. The first marker I tried to use was dried up. The second marker I used was a completely different color than what the cap indicated. The third marker was died up. And I quickly learned that of those markers that worked, you could not trust the color of the cap to be any kind of indication of what you would end up with. I ruined several card parts trying to use these marker. I even tried storing then upside down to see if I could rejuvenate the marker tips. Nope. For what I paid for these markers and the fact that they are a Martha Stewart product, I certainly would have expected better. If you can't afford the Copic markers, the Zig Memory System 48 piece ColorTwin Writer marker set would be a better alternative than wasting your money on these. The Zig markers were my replacement to the Martha Stewart markers (that went into the trash) and they do a good job and are of better quality. They will serve me well until I can afford - and my talent warrants - upgrading to the Copic markers.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Not worth the money. Colors are bland, and not very pretty. Aug 06, 2013
I agree with the previous reviewers comments. You are paying for the Martha Stewart name, only. The colors do not match the caps. I made my own cap markers, by gluing white paper hole punch outs on the caps, and coloring them. I still kept scratch paper handy, though, to test the color. I had to go back and enhance what I'd colored, with color pencils. I am glad I had a coupon and didn't pay full price for these markers. You are much better off getting a set of Crayola Supertips, or even RoseArt markers. You get a better selection of colors, and they are prettier. I put these in a box of craft supplies I was giving to a children's group, shortly after I bought them, and actually felt guilty for giving them such an inferior product.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Martha Stewart does it well. Sep 24, 2013
By Maggie's Mom
Love the colors but I do wish the tips were finer. They are the medium tips which can be to fat for journaling. I do like the color palette and you can use them to color small rubber stamps. I use them primarily for outlining. Make a thinner tip Martha!
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