Sunday, March 1, 2009

I completed my Copic Certification!

Yah! I'm now a Copic Certified Designer. I traveled to Absolutely Everything this AM and spent 7 hours with the wonderful Sally Lynn MacDonald. There were a total of 25 students in the class. I believe all were either store owners, employees or designers.

This morning I brought 5 Copics with me. That's all I owned. This morning all I owned was a Yellow Ciao, a Brown Ciao, a Red, Yellow and Pink "Square one".

This afternoon, I own a mixture of Originals, Sketches, Ciao's, a wide, a refill, a Spica (OK, I did own all those prior to going), some multiliners and 14 pages of notes on how to use them. Yes, I took 14 pages of handwritten notes on everything Copic. They also gave you tons of handout information as well as a couple of great resources. Oh, and a large bottle of Colorless Blending Solution.

I can now comfortably tell you the dfference between an Original, Ciao, Sketch and Wide and tell you how best to use them. I can tell you how to best choose your colors, explain to you the color family, clarity and intensity of colors. I can use the brush tips, the chisel tips, the pointed tips. I can refill a pen, change a tip and use the airbrush.

Whew! I know that's not all. I brought some metal to try the copics on and I had some mixed results. I'll test some more this week before putting it into a class. Right now I'll start my copic classes with just cardstock. Oh, yah... I know how to choose the best cardstock too! And the best ink, and how to test each one. I know why you should own a Copic Multiliner and so much more!

My first Copic Class at the Scrapbook Cupboard is Tuesday, March 17th. This class is already half full! I believe it will be rerun either the 16th or 17th of April as well.
Oh, and before I leave... I now know that before today I actually owned an E29 and a Y11 Ciao, a R39, YR21 and R11 Original. Now... well, I'm up to 23 colors total. Well on my way! Only 299 more to go....


LynneForsythe said...

You go girl!!! Was great to see you!!! See you again soon!!

Julie Jacobs said...

Hey Kim, Congrats to you too on your certification! We did learn a lot didn't we. Do you think you'll end up buying every color? I was a diehard original fan , now I definitely love the sketch markers. Can't wait to see what you create!!

SDC Texas said...

Once you get started you won't be able to stop getting more pens. I should know just 72 more to go for me.