Part of developing my card making skills is to learn to colour better. Despite doing a BA in Fine Arts, Fine Art was not my strong point and I moved very off piste in my development!
Also, my biggest problem to date has been making myself spend money. Having been frugal for so long, and now having more money available, I was finding it very difficult to make myself spend it.
I want to colour cards (and other things) without just being able to use stamping ink. I have been looking at alcohol markers, looking at each make in detail, couldn't make a decision. Some are refillable, some aren't. The unfillable ones are cheaper but that means throwing them away once done. Some can be ordered individually to replace empty ones, others in sets, some, would need the whole set replacing just to replace one!
Then, watching a video on colouring cards, I came across wooden pencils with a wax crayon interior. A whole other ballgame. In the end, I settled on Derwent Coloursoft.
Next dilemma - how many to buy. They come in 24, 36, 48 and 72. I looked online at the colours that are in each set and went for the 72. Most sets just didn't have enough of the colour range I knew I would be interested in. This make also sells them individually for when a certain colour runs out. They are not cheap. On the makers site they average £148. On a well known online site £116. However, I carried on searching and found another online site, dedicated to pens and got them for just under £97, quite a saving overall: