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....