A New Love

I have a new love. . . and it’s name is coloring!!!

Shhhhhh, don’t tell my fiance about my marker love, he might get jealous LOL
I received my first set of Copic markers from icopic.com on Friday and let me tell you, these things are amazing!!!!!

My friend Kathy would tell you how I cannot stop talking about these markers.

If you don’t know what I am talking about, let me tell ya a little about Copic markers. They are alcohol based markers, and professional comic book artists and such have been using these markers for a LONG time. Well, when I first heard about them, I thought to myself. . . that is A LOT of money for markers!! BUT THEY ARE SO WORTH EVERY PENNY!! The colors and shading is fantastic. I have seen so many amazing projects done with these markers so I just had to have them.

They give a totally different look than water-based markers (and don’t get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Stampin’ UP markers, use them all the time as you have probably noticed). In my world, I think you need BOTH! :O)

Watercoloring is a much softer look than the vibrant look you get with alcohol markers.

Stampin’ UP markers can also be used for coloring directly on a stamp as well as for watercoloring, but they don’t provide the range of colors as Copics does so I think the Copics are better for blending and shading when coloring in your stamped images. Also, there are tons of warm and cool grays for shadowing with the Copic markers.

I am not a very talented colorer, but I have purchased so many stamps that I have a ton of them that are made for coloring in. Well, I haven’t exactly been using those line image sets as much because I don’t color well, I have never practiced and when coloring, I used to color outside the lines, LOL. Soooooo if you are anything like me, you need some guidance and help when it comes to coloring. Never fear, I am going to be providing tips and tricks as I go along because I am on a mission to learn to color like a pro.

I am going to be learning to do waterbased coloring better AND I am going to be learning to do alcohol based coloring better. I am really excited to be going on a journey of coloring and I hope you will join me and learn a thing or two.

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5 thoughts on “A New Love

  1. I have a lot of great things about these markers and have seen some amazing projects. I am planning on picking some up myself. When I check out their site their are several sets to chose from, which ones did you get?

  2. I’ve been thinking about these as well. I love the look of the colors on the stamped images because the shading is amazing… but I am not sure with the cost. 😀 Can’t wait to see what you do!

  3. Oh no. We have created a monster!! Next think you know, we will have to get you a shirt that says Copic Ho. It is all downhill from here!! LOL (I love mine! They are made here in Jp, so very easy access!) And yes, ITA, there is a place for SU and Copics!

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