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Old 01-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #441
Colleen Schaan
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You aren't doing anything wrong... it is probably a combination of things. The shine happens when you have a lot of ink sitting on the top of the paper. The pigment pools up and sometimes becomes gummy and shiny. This typically happens with darker pigments in red, blue and brown.

It happens more often on a denser paper. Since the ink sits on top more, it doesn't feather or bleed out... but you can get the shine.

You could try a different paper or you could try using less ink... or even let the area dry a bit between each layer of color... this way the paper has time to absorb more ink and it won't sit on top as much.

Hope that helps!

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Originally Posted by mum of 2+2 View Post
Hi,
I hope someone can help me with my copics problem.
I've only had them a couple of weeks and I love them but definitely still learning.
I've watched lots of tutorials and am using cardstock which has been recommended on lots of blogs, BUT...
I am getting very shiny areas on my colouring. Sometimes it's really noticeable, but usually you can only see it when you "tilt" the paper to the light.
It mainly happens when I'm "trying" to do hair and where I kind of outline something.
Is it that I've got too much ink on there?
I have watched hair colouring tutorials where they kind of go over and over it to get a good blend of colours but mine just seems to go shiny and "wet" looking in spots.
Could someone please suggest what I might be doing wrong.
Thanks
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