Choose the right markers
Not sure which markers are best for what? Our guide will help you choose the right ones – so you can turn to it whenever you're in doubt. Markers can work on many different surfaces, including porcelain, textiles and paper, and we have plenty of them in our wide range. So don't worry – we’ve got all the markers you need – whether you’re drawing, painting or writing.
Keep reading to find out more about our markers – and what you can use them for. Learn more about:
- Markers for paper and colouring books
- Markers for stones
- Textile markers
- Glass and porcelain markers
Markers for stones
No beach trip is complete without a little rock collecting! Let the children find their own beautiful stones in nature – and paint them with colours and patterns at home. It’s just as much fun as drawing on paper – and all you need is some full-coverage markers, for example Colortime or Posca pens. They're much easier to work with than liquid paints, which means that even the younger children to join in.
Grab some Posca markers and transform stones into little fruits – or add some Silk Clay® to make the cutest turtles. If you like, you can also gather the family and create fun stone trolls with hair and details made out of Silk Clay®.
If you and your family have plans for other creative projects, check out our guide and find the writing pen, textile marker, glass or porcelain marker you need.
Markers for paper and colouring books
We learned how much fun you can have with markers and felt pens in our own childhood, and you’ve probably drawn plenty of animals, houses and matchstick men over the years. But now it’s the children’s turn. For kids, we can highly recommend our CE-marked markers – they're really good for children and they're super-fun to draw and colour with. You can find our art markers in a huge range of bright and attractive colours, and the thick ones are perfect for larger surfaces. Kids will love using them in all their colouring books. This lets them dive even deeper into the technique – because with colouring books, the motif is already drawn out for you. But if the children would rather draw based on their imagination, they can easily use the markers on white paper, cardboard and card.
Of course, the youngest children can also have a go at colouring in – even when the lines don't always hit the paper or the colouring book. We have markers that are extra easy to wash off skin and clothes – and can be used by children as young as 2 years. In other words, they're the perfect markers for children.
Adults can also enjoy colouring books too. They're great for instilling a sense of calm and mindfulness – and we even have special colouring books for adults, which you can see here.
If you're still unsure about which markers to use for your children’s creative activities, follow our guide to find the right ones.
You probably have a tote bag or an old T-shirt that's taking up space in your drawers – perhaps they've gone out of style over the years. Luckily, you can give the textile a whole new look with our textile markers rather than buying something new.
For example, you can draw some cool patterns that match your personal style. It’s not as difficult as it looks. Just check out the idea here. You can make cute fruit motifs on tea towels – all you need are textile markers and EVA foam stamps. You can do the same with dishcloths and pot holders – and you'll have a smart, custom-designed set for your kitchen.
For the ideas here, our textile markers are perfect. Once you have heat-fixed the decorated textiles with an iron, they are fine to be machine-washed. But remember that the full-coverage markers are best on dark textiles – while the semi-opaque ones are best on light-coloured textiles.
Read more about textile markers and their fantastic properties in our guide – and get the very best markers for textiles.
Writing pens and markers
If you need a really good writing pen, we stock these too. In fact, we offer a lot of different writing utensils – and here our permanent markers and fineliners are among the best. They're designed for writing with – and are indispensable in any office.
If you’re looking for a special pen for your hobby – to do illustrations or calligraphy, for example – you can also find these in our wide range of writing utensils.
Follow our guide and find your new writing tool for the office or your hobby.
Glass and porcelain markers
Do you have old porcelain pieces gathering dust in cabinets and drawers? It's easy to give them a new lease of life with pretty motifs in bright colours. You can decorate plates and mugs – and maybe they can even be hung on display when you're done, either on the plate shelf or on the wall. It's a simple project that does not require many materials. You can go really far, for example, with our glass and porcelain markers. And when you run out of old porcelain, you can always move on to decorating your glassware. Remember that your new upcycled porcelain and glass will need to be cured before it can be washed in the dishwasher.
Read more about glass and porcelain markers in our guide and find the perfect markers for your glass and porcelain.