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Forum: Digital Stamping 04-23-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,870
Posted By ilikemarkers
I'd be careful when using alcohol markers like...

I'd be careful when using alcohol markers like Copics over Gesso. The first coat is probably fine, but if you try blending or layering too many coats, the binder in the gesso may start breaking down...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 01-16-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 628
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 70,692
Posted By ilikemarkers
The markers can be stored either way, but to...

The markers can be stored either way, but to prolong the life of the glitter, glitter pens should be kept horizontal and not dropped or shaken, or all the glass flakes will get knocked around and not...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 01-16-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 628
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 70,692
Posted By ilikemarkers
I use the glitter pens all the time, mostly as an...

I use the glitter pens all the time, mostly as an accent over colored areas. Trouble is, they are so subtle they don't photograph very well. It is not an overpowering glitter, nor is it a shimmer. It...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 12-07-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 628
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 70,692
Posted By ilikemarkers
N grays are truly neutral, not warm or cool. So...

N grays are truly neutral, not warm or cool. So they are very versatile. Actually, the N0 or N1 is one of our top 20 bestselling colors. You can layer those over any of the other colors you purchased...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 11-18-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 628
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 70,692
Posted By ilikemarkers
It is easy to overblend images. Hold the card out...

It is easy to overblend images. Hold the card out at arm's length and squint at it. IF you seem to lose the definition, then darken the dark areas again.

People's eys are drawn to high contrast,...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 11-18-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 628
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 70,692
Posted By ilikemarkers
They can be stored any direction, up or down.

They can be stored any direction, up or down.
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-21-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 628
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 70,692
Posted By ilikemarkers
Do the nibs appear dark and gummy? Does the...

Do the nibs appear dark and gummy? Does the chisel end still color fine?

On darker colors, if you only color with the very tip of the brush and never the sides of the brush, then the ink can clog...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-13-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,925
Posted By ilikemarkers
julie, thank you! that was beautifully put...hugs!

julie, thank you! that was beautifully put...hugs!
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-06-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By ilikemarkers
Simple and sweet, the point of a Copic marker is...

Simple and sweet, the point of a Copic marker is to blissfully ignore the world and just color. beautiful, clean, and creative coloring.

In fact, I think I am going to go ignore things for a...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-05-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By ilikemarkers
A lot of people start with Ciao then eventually...

A lot of people start with Ciao then eventually move on to Sketch. I use both, since it is the brush tip that is most important.

If you think that having two different styles sitting on your desk...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 09-05-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,102
Posted By ilikemarkers
There are refills for any color of any Copic...

There are refills for any color of any Copic marker. The Ciao do not come in all the colors the Sketch do, but if it is a Copic marker of any kind, it is refillable.

HTH!

This is a fun thread!...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 07-15-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 628
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 70,692
Posted By ilikemarkers
A good shadow suggestion for R29 would be R39,...

A good shadow suggestion for R29 would be R39, then you can shadow that with R59. HTH!
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 05-17-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 628
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 70,692
Posted By ilikemarkers
The brush nib with the metal clip is meant for...

The brush nib with the metal clip is meant for the Copic Original, or square bodied marker. You need the Super Brush nib, which comes in a little purple package and is intended for Sketch or Ciao....
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 04-08-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,298
Posted By ilikemarkers
the 3 year shelf life is about having a marker...

the 3 year shelf life is about having a marker sit, unused somewhere. It won't go bad for more than 3 years. The ink bottles last much, much longer than that, though, for the sake of prudence, I...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 04-08-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,298
Posted By ilikemarkers
Copic never retires colors, btw :) They've been...

Copic never retires colors, btw :) They've been made for 25 years, same formula, same colors, computer matched, batch by batch, so the color today is the same color as a marker from 25 years ago. I...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 03-24-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4,050
Views: 149,390
Posted By ilikemarkers
The Gina K is so smooth and dense, and has such...

The Gina K is so smooth and dense, and has such small paper-fibers that sometimes many layers of dark marker colors on that paper will turn splotchy because the paper simply can't absorb the dye.
...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 03-24-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By ilikemarkers
There is a great list of Copic Marker skin colors...

There is a great list of Copic Marker skin colors on my blog. Copic markers were created for comic artists in Japan, so they have lots of skin colors available.

Skin Colors part 1...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 03-21-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,050
Views: 149,390
Posted By ilikemarkers
ditto :) we want you to all be happy with your...

ditto :) we want you to all be happy with your marker results, so Colleen and I hope that our book helps you be happy and creative :)
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 03-21-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 628
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 70,692
Posted By ilikemarkers
It's not the paper, it's the marker. ...

It's not the paper, it's the marker.

Somehow the ink is drying out and clogging the brush tips. This is what is causing them to be of a different color and gummy, I found a marker in my stack...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-08-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By ilikemarkers
OK, I heard back from the manufacturer. There is...

OK, I heard back from the manufacturer. There is a physical difference between the drying agents of the Copics and the other marker brands listed. It has nothing to do with the markers left in the...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-08-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By ilikemarkers
We're waiting to hear more from the...

We're waiting to hear more from the manufacturer...but that is good to know about the possibility of freezing. Any details help.
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-07-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By ilikemarkers
The splotchiness you see is because paper is made...

The splotchiness you see is because paper is made out of fibers from trees, which, depending on the milling, absorb ink differently.

Each marker brand reacts differently with the fibers of each...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-12-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 628
Sticky: Copic FAQ
Views: 70,692
Posted By ilikemarkers
It doesn't really work, as the sketch med. round...

It doesn't really work, as the sketch med. round fits into a smaller opening. There is a Round nib option for the Copic original, but it is bigger, more blunt.
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 09-22-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By ilikemarkers
the PSI would probably be fine- it's the...

the PSI would probably be fine- it's the connection that I would love to see you get working- good luck!!
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 08-30-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By ilikemarkers
Note: This is from my blog. ...

Note: This is from my blog. (http://ilikemarkers.blogspot.com/2008/07/marker-blending-on-paper.html)This is only one way of many to blend. This can be a tricky way to blend, so if it doesn't work...
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