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Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-06-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 153,519
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Jennaz, you can use the airbrush system to create...

Jennaz, you can use the airbrush system to create backgrounds easily. There are lots of ways to tackle it, but the most common is to stamp your image and then mask it off with a paper mask or with...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-06-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Hi there! The regular Sketch markers have...

Hi there!

The regular Sketch markers have the brush tip and the chisel tip like you like... there isn't a prepackaged set of regular Sketch makers in the same colors as the anniversary set, but...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 12-01-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Hi! I'm a little late for the sale info, but...

Hi! I'm a little late for the sale info, but hopefully I can share some info on buying "sets" that work well for you.

If you are new to Copics, we do offer sets of 3 markers that are perfect...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 09-25-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Colleen Schaan
The nibs are made to be replaced, so pulling them...

The nibs are made to be replaced, so pulling them out and pushing them in won't hurt them. (The chisel nib is a bit sturdier and can be pushed and pulled without any issue.) If you are going to...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 09-14-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Karen, we recommend using a dye ink... and one of...

Karen, we recommend using a dye ink... and one of our favorites is Memento by Tsukineko. No heat setting needed. HTH
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 08-31-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Colleen Schaan
I've had LOTS and LOTS of practice... :) the...

I've had LOTS and LOTS of practice... :) the vibrant colors are a bit more difficult to blend, but they are some of my favorite colors!

Enjoy!
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 08-31-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Barbara, I actually like the BG13/BG15/BG18...

Barbara, I actually like the BG13/BG15/BG18 combo, but it does take a lot of back and forth to get it to blend well. Another color that I pull in sometimes for shading with BG11/BG13/BG15 is BG67. ...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 08-14-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Yes, the darker markers have more dye pigment in...

Yes, the darker markers have more dye pigment in them and less fluid, so they are a tiny bit thicker to begin with. Also, since it's normal to use "less" of a darker color, we often use the whole...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 08-13-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Colleen Schaan
I hear you Barbara! LOL I struggle with the...

I hear you Barbara! LOL I struggle with the same thing when I do hair... trying to get those super thin strokes... a lot of time I will use a colored multiliner to add the final layer. (Cheating -...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-13-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,850
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Bound4london, When we teach beginners, we...

Bound4london,

When we teach beginners, we usually use the "small circles" method for applying ink because that really helps to saturate the paper and a wet surface will blend more easily.

As...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 08-11-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Colleen Schaan
You are welcome Barbara, Yes, we do have a...

You are welcome Barbara,

Yes, we do have a special anniversary edition set of Sketch markers that do have the Super Brush on one end and the Fine Nib on the other. The set is 36 of our most...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-11-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Barbara Jay, R59 is more of an orange red than...

Barbara Jay, R59 is more of an orange red than the R89... R89 is definitely burgundy. I do sometimes use R59 with R83/R85 but then I always add R89 since it's a much deeper color. You can also use...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 08-10-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Barbara, The standard "fine nib" that comes...

Barbara,
The standard "fine nib" that comes with the Copic Original is much smaller than the nib found on Shapies. You can also get a "Super Fine" nib to use on the Original which is more like a...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-10-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Colleen Schaan
The R8 family is the most burgundy of the reds......

The R8 family is the most burgundy of the reds... I would use R83/R85/R89 One of my favorite combinations.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-09-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,850
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Bound4london - don't give up! As many people...

Bound4london - don't give up! As many people here have said, the paper makes a big difference. I'm sorry that your LSS gave you bad advice. :( There are a number of papers that work with Copics,...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-18-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Colleen Schaan
There are two common issues people run into when...

There are two common issues people run into when using alcohol based markers. (And easy fixes for them.)

#1 - If your marker ink is bleeding outside of the stamped image, then you have an issue...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 03-19-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 631
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 75,434
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Judy M explained it perfectly. My guess is since...

Judy M explained it perfectly. My guess is since you just purchased them, the pressure inside was wonky due to shipping or a change in weather. The more you use your Copics, the more you will be...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 03-19-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Something else that I've heard works for the...

Something else that I've heard works for the intricate dies... run them through once and then rotate the die/paper 90 degrees and run it through a second time.
Forum: Techniques 03-13-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Ginger, congratulations on getting your...

Ginger, congratulations on getting your compressor and ABS unit! You are going to love it!

When using the compressor with Copic markers, you do not have to worry about fumes or smells. Copic...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 03-13-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Colleen Schaan
The brush nib available or the Original is not as...

The brush nib available or the Original is not as long or flexible as the Super Brush nib on the Sketch, but you can still use it for the flicking motion to apply ink. It's actually a nice option...
Forum: Mix-Ability Challenge 01-30-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,672
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Can't wait to see the creativity here! What a...

Can't wait to see the creativity here! What a great idea!!!
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 01-27-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,269
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Hi Ladies (and gentlemen)... I see this thread is...

Hi Ladies (and gentlemen)... I see this thread is up and running again. It's been a while since the original post and discussion and I just wanted to share a few tidbits and updates with everyone. ...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 12-29-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,362
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Congrats on starting your Copic collection. ...

Congrats on starting your Copic collection. Barbara has great advice... you can't go wrong with a light, medium, and dark shade in the same color, same saturation.

I have some beginner info on...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 11-13-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Another company that I have found has great...

Another company that I have found has great "saying" stamps is Technique Tuesday. I'm not sure if they will sell overseas, but it's worth a look. HERE...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-12-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 153,519
Posted By Colleen Schaan
Copics on glossy will give you a different...

Copics on glossy will give you a different result. Depending on the quality of the coating on the glossy paper, you may or may not be able to blend. Good glossy paper will give you streaks and the...
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