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Forum: Tool & Product Talk 06-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,770
Posted By holtzfan
After what Leslie did to her former business...

After what Leslie did to her former business partner, I wouldn't buy anything from her.
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 06-08-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By holtzfan
I don't do cards, but I'm a cat person who's...

I don't do cards, but I'm a cat person who's tempted to get one of these. They're a hoot. My favorite online store has them.

Agreed with QueenOfInkland, Kliban was great. I had mint condition sets...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-05-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By holtzfan
Copics are designed for use by skilled artists....

Copics are designed for use by skilled artists. They're not intended to perform like craft materials.

If you want trouble-free, artist grade alcohol markers, slightly cheaper ShinHan Touch Twins...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 05-29-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By holtzfan
If Jerry's Artarama told you their ShinHan...

If Jerry's Artarama told you their ShinHan markers are not refillable and don't have replaceable nibs, they're selling the old style ones that were going for $1.89 a while ago. There's nothing wrong...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 05-27-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By holtzfan
Kimmie Songer on YouTube made some great looking...

Kimmie Songer on YouTube made some great looking Dylusions-type sprays. She used gel food coloring from the dollar store and got some very bright colors. I want to try her method.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 05-19-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By holtzfan
Trias are known for their inks drying out. I...

Trias are known for their inks drying out. I wouldn't risk buying them.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 05-16-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,061
Posted By holtzfan
The faceless dolls don't bother me. If you want...

The faceless dolls don't bother me. If you want faces, draw them.

Julie Nutting is a professional fashion illustrator. Designers' sketches are usually faceless because what they want to emphasize...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 05-11-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,538
Posted By holtzfan
mobrien207 - YouTube has a lot of videos on hair...

mobrien207 - YouTube has a lot of videos on hair color blends based on the type of media you're
using, so search there for demos. I've seen several on various shades of light hair, but don't...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 05-11-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,963
Posted By holtzfan
I have these: 1) Big Shot 2) Vagabond ...

I have these:

1) Big Shot
2) Vagabond

Love both of them, but the Vagabond cuts heavy materials like butter. The Big Shot is.used as a back up machine.

I really don't. need a digital cutter,...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 05-11-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,538
Posted By holtzfan
Kathy - Glad to be of help. If you do...

Kathy - Glad to be of help.

If you do colored pencil florals, you can't go wrong with Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils made in Germany by Faber-Castell. Their traditional/non-watercolor...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 05-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,538
Posted By holtzfan
Mobrien207 - If you like using colored pencils...

Mobrien207 - If you like using colored pencils and don't want to spend a fortune on them, try the 24-color Portrait set by Blick Studio, Dick Blick's house brand.

Considered artist-grade, the...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 05-11-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,061
Posted By holtzfan
Julie Nutting's 2011 paper doll book, "Collage...

Julie Nutting's 2011 paper doll book, "Collage Couture", is great for instruction and reference purposes. New copies of the $24.99 softcover usually cost anywhere from $10 to $18 at Amazon. If you're...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 05-03-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By holtzfan
Who manufactures the SU Blendabilities? That will...

Who manufactures the SU Blendabilities? That will tell you a lot about them. Basically, the best alcohol art markers are made by Copic (Japan) and ShinHan (So. Korea).
Forum: Mixed Media 05-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By holtzfan
I won't waste time and energy trying to...

I won't waste time and energy trying to rejuvenate cheap paints. Residual colors are never the same as the originals. There's an easier way out and it serves several purposes.

For quick sketches...
Forum: Mixed Media 05-02-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,361
Posted By holtzfan
I never liked traditional journaling or diaries,...

I never liked traditional journaling or diaries, but art journaling is fun. All I'm doing now are mock-ups, but seeing where they could go is fascinating. And expensive. Now I want to treat myself to...
Forum: Mixed Media 05-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By holtzfan
Her online videos are limited, but artist...

Her online videos are limited, but artist Sherrill Kahn has a wonderful website with lots of unique background stamps and other mixed media products. ImpressMe: index (http://www.impressmenow.com).
Forum: Mixed Media 05-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,705
Posted By holtzfan
That brings back memories. In an 8th grade Art...

That brings back memories. In an 8th grade Art class eons ago, we had to design specific types of advertising using a variety of cut-out magazine graphics. Given the deadlines, it wasn't fun....
Forum: Mixed Media 04-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By holtzfan
Cheap Joe's has the excellent Arches 140# hot...

Cheap Joe's has the excellent Arches 140# hot pressed watercolor pads in 9x12 and 10x14. Top-taped. Natural White, $12.99 and $16.99, resp., for 12 sheets. Periodic sales: Art Supplies, Craft...
Forum: Mixed Media 04-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By holtzfan
Cheap Joe's has the excellent Arches 140# hot...

Cheap Joe's has the excellent Arches 140# hot pressed watercolor pads in 9x12 and 10x14. Top-taped. Natural White, $12.99 and $16.99, resp., for 12 sheets. Periodic sales: Art Supplies, Craft...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-30-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By holtzfan
Pencils are cleaner to work with. Fine...

Pencils are cleaner to work with.

Fine details can't be done with blocks, so you'll still need well sharpened pencils and micron-point pens. For backgrounds and washes, I prefer traditional...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-26-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By holtzfan
Tuesday Morning had very few of those $29.99 Big...

Tuesday Morning had very few of those $29.99 Big Shots. They were an extreme rarity. Like bait to get shoppers onto their stores.

MSRP on the new teal blue Big Shot is $119.99, but it's usually...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 04-24-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By holtzfan
You'll love the versatile Big Shot. The Big Kick...

You'll love the versatile Big Shot. The Big Kick and Vintaj are the same machine in different colors. Sometimes they're cheaper.

The best online prices are usually at Amazon, Joann and Overstock....
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By holtzfan
Proprietary chipboard that Silhouette makes for...

Proprietary chipboard that Silhouette makes for their machine is as thin as scrapbook paper. They don't recommend forcing heavier materials through it.

The new Pazzles sounds very good and it...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-19-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By holtzfan
The Silhouette has only 210 gms of cutting...

The Silhouette has only 210 gms of cutting pressure and I don't like the paper-thin cardstock the company makes for it.

For $299.99, the basic Sizzix eclips2 has a bit over 700 gms of cutting...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By holtzfan
I'm not a card maker, but always do stamped...

I'm not a card maker, but always do stamped mock-ups with cheap paints, colored pencils, artists' paper pads and brush sets from Japanese dollar stores like Daiso. They have surprisingly good...
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