Mermaid Markers – original 12!

(10 customer reviews)


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Jane Davenport mermaid markers are pre-filled with vivid dye-based inks.

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  • brush nib
  • refillable
  • 12 colors
  • water-reactive
  • Conforms to ASTM D-4236

As with most dye-based inks they will fade in direct sunlight  but are perfect for journals, cards and casual creative fun.



Learn tips and techniques on using them in the Jane D MM workshop
Shake your ‘Beach’ Mermaid Maker gently before use for the full benefit of the ink colour!

Colours change beautifully with water:


In the USA and Canada you will find this at your local Michaels store!

Additional information

Weight .21 kg
Dimensions 19 × 16 × 2 cm

10 reviews for Mermaid Markers – original 12!

  1. Shamin Punja

    They are amazing. I would buy them again. The colour selection is great. I really want to get these in more colours.

  2. rippingale2017

    stunning pigment and so versatile. I purchased too “loose” pens to try them and I just found them a delight to use so I bought another set and now I;m back for more! I think I like them lol. They really are the best pens you could buy. I have items in my cart and I’m trying to think of what can wait so I can finish off my pen collection. Just a note, they are refillable and knowing that two pens are nearly AUD$14 they are such great value. I keep a little list for fun of desert island products and these are currently #2

  3. torreyinestroza (verified owner)

    I didn’t think I would like these, but I fell in LOVE. I want all the colors. They are great for art journaling. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite tools.

  4. Alishadinapop

    These little mermaids swam into my post box today…… What took them so long?! It was love at first sight! They are so rich and pigmented and the colours are to DIE for! Whoever doesn’t have them, They are an absolute necessity!

  5. asheranna.aion

    I purchased these today after watching several videos of people using them. I absolutely LOVE them! I find these easier to use then my expensive water colors. It’s so vibrant and pigmented. Can’t wait to try more products! Would recommend these to anyone!

  6. Heather

    Wow! I just bought these today and I don’t know why I waited so long. These are beautiful, so very vibrant and so easy to use. I love the way they work and I noticed that they don’t bleed through the paper.

    I just need to know…what is the best way to store them?

  7. Kim

    These are so pigmented that it is amazing!! I love working with these pens; they are useful, versatile, and did I say pigmented?!

  8. Emily

    Vibrant colors, wonderfully portable, but discreetly NOT lightfast. These colors are gorgeous and work well when reactivated, even though the areas that are reactivated do slightly change color. It’s an odd effect, by can be used effectively if looking for a more chaotic and detailed look. But, not using water will give you solid colors without detail, so you will probably want to use with waterbrushes. I plan on taking them on vacation because of their portability, but am aware of the fact that the ink does not dry as quickly as I’d like it to; will also be taking a waterbrush. You’ll want to use these on watercolor paper; as they take very long to dry on on gesso or glossy surfaces. The ink WILL bleed up through acrylics, as it did so when I applied gesso over dried marks made with my Mermaid Markers. Be aware of that when layering. I was sad to see that these are not lightfast, as stated on a paper within the marker box. That means you can’t exactly sell artwork made with these, as the inks will not stand the test of time. These are made with dyes, but If you’re using in art journals rather than on images to be framed, that’s a non- issue!

    TL;DR: Good for art journals, not for canvas. Great to take with you, but take a waterbrush too. Will bled through acrylics. Takes a while to dry on acrylic surfaces, best on watercolor paper. Super vibrant colors. Will buy again.

    4/5 stars dues to the ink being dye based rather than a professional pigment base.

  9. Jill

    These markers/brushes are the BOMB!! I love them!! Vibrant colors but you can blot to lighten or dilute with water on your paper for a lighter look. It is so relaxing to just draw with them and the ink just flows and flows…..never needing to re-dip in ink. Wonderful concept! Love!!!

  10. Desiree

    Incredible! Mermaid markers blend like a dream and the pigment is to die for. WOW… I’m so in love with these markers…beyond impressive.

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