Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pam's Favorite- Copics!

Hi, it’s Pam and I’m just a big kid at heart.  I still love to color.  When Scrapdoodles gets in new stamps, the first thing I wonder is “Can I color this?”  

When our order of Prima Dolls stamps came in I immediately thought of how great these would be to color and how much fun my granddaughter and I would have with them.  The stamps are large, perhaps too big for a card, (which is how I typically use my stamps) but they’d be fun on scrapbook pages and altered art projects and they are perfect for the cover of a journal example I’ve created for my upcoming 2 Cool 4 School composition book class for kids on August 14th.  (There are still spaces left, call the store to register your child.)

Large stamps are great for a variety of media;  Copic markers, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, gelatos, water color pencils, colored pencils and good old crayons.  You can also stamp them onto patterned paper, trim and paper piece the clothes, hair, etc. 

I have a very large collection of Copic Markers.  My husband bought me my first set of Copics for Christmas about 3 ½  years ago and I’ve been building on it ever since.  Copics are markers developed for artists.  The ink is alcohol based and the beauty of alcohol ink is that you can use it on almost anything and the colors blend wonderfully!  You can create texture, depth and shadows easily and with a little practice you can make images really come to life.   

The initial cost of the markers may be a little off-putting at first but when you stop and think about the fact that they are easily and affordably refillable, the nibs are changeable/replaceable, and Scrapdoodles carries a vast collection of markers, refills and supplies, it’s a relatively small cost for a product that will last for many years. 

Scrapdoodles will be featuring Copic classes in the fall; Basics, Hair and Faces, Critters and more!  Watch the blog for more information.

We look forward to seeing you in the store and in our classes! 

1 comment:

DaileyScrapper said...

I love coloring with copics as well. But I do need some more practice. LOL