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CraftWave SKETCHY Twin Marker
CraftWave SKETCHY Twin Marker
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CraftWave SKETCHY Twin Marker
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by Graditude -Read all my Reviews 08/29/2020
Well, I'm back and I don't know how to edit reviews. After using a single black CraftWave Sketchy twin marker everyotherdayish for a month the ink's about depleted. The marker streaks on the chisel's large end refusing to write all together on its tiny side. The brush require decent pressure to mark now, and is noticeably less fine/broken in. I was expecting a bit more life outta this thing, but it's comparable to the amount of ink in a glass magic ink marker.

Now on refilling these... With the lid on, apply pressure to the gray stripe section that holds the brush nib. One can wedge a butter knife to pry out this piece. It came out fairly easy for me, and snapped back in closing up, showing almost no sign of forced entry. As for what to fill these with: it's a gravity feed system a tubey wadding which fits to each tip. You'll need an ink (no paint).

I eye-droppered some Pilot Super Color Ink (despite its "not compatible with other markers" warning) onto the wadding, and that's brought it back to life. Pilot or magic ink might weaken the plastic long term, but might be worth it for stronger writes on outdoor surfaces. There are likely inks out there better suited to refill these (Spectrum Noir?), I just liked what it came with and wished it had more.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]

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by Graditude -Read all my Reviews 07/23/2020
Holy cow the chiseled tip brought me back to third grade; mad Mr. Sketch vibes. Crisp lines, this side is most useful for multiple consistent line widths.

The brush tip is larger than I expected but very versatile: barely scraping the page is just under 1mm, writing more naturally 2-3mm, and holding the marker at a low angle saturated 7mm lines lay breezily. It's also not really a brush in sense of being composed of loose bristles like a paint brush, rather I'd compare the brush side to a oversized felt-tip marker (think Sharpie tip but instead of a IBM ThinkPad clown nose nub for a nib it's a mini model rocket's balsa wood nose cone).

Snagged one of these in black to outline on watercolor paper, reminded me of Copic twins. I haven't much experience these sort of markers, but my first impressions have been great!

I intend to use this marker mostly on paper, but coverage writing quickly on cardboard holds up well and even glossy porous(?) surfaces like photo paper or tape which mark very well. Marks on glass, but is rubbed off easily like suborn dry erase.

Go CraftWave!! I hope this performance keeps up as I use the marker more as I'm not sure Sketchies can be refilled easily. It looks like the brush side section can be pulled out (chisel section is part of the body's mold), but I'm fiddling with mine now and suspect I'll fuss up the plastic trying to remove it. I saw someone ask and want to also express interest in the ink inside them!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]

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