My son’s elementary school requires all of his supplies to be labeled with his name, so I was thrilled to test out Sharpie’s new metallic markers. They are a great way to add pizazz to plain school supplies, especially if you draw stars or other small doodles next to your kid’s name.
Labeling school supplies is just the beginning of what you can do with Sharpie markers though. The bold metallic ink in this set makes these markers great for making headlines on posters and school presentations. I like to use them to add extra interest to my origami and card making projects.
Sharpie metallic markers work well on both light and dark surfaces, although I prefer the contrast of the metallic ink on a dark background myself. My favorite combination is the bronze ink on a black background.
The ink in the metallic Sharpie markers is fade and water resistant. It drys quickly and you don’t need to shake the pen like you do with most metallic markers. There is some bleed through if you use the markers on extremely thin paper, but it’s comparable to the results you’d get from coloring with any other permanent marker.
My son loves to draw and he is thrilled by these Sharpie markers. However, you do need to keep in mind that these are permanent markers and not the washable markers made for children. If you’re going to allow your young children to use Sharpie markers, provide proper supervision to make sure you don’t end up with silver and gold walls!
Disclaimer: Samples of Sharpie metallic markers were provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.
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